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EUROPE AND BRITAIN

2018 THE REAL THING RICHER, DEEPER CONNECTIONS

FREE TO BE EVERYTHING TAKEN CARE OF

YOUR HAPPY PLACE 111 AWARD-WINNING JOURNEYS

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From the iconic to the unexpected, Trafalgar connects you with the local soul of a destination like no other. Get the real thing, without worrying about a thing. Have all the details taken care of, so you’re free to just be – be happy, be in the moment, be inspired. Let your best self shine through. It’s the people and places we’ve known since 1947, with feedback from over five million guests like you that fuel our innovation to craft simply the best vacations and bring you the good life. It might be a minute, an hour, a day: it’s found in a "pinch me" moment you didn’t expect, but will change the way you see the world forever.

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CONTENTS

Tailor-made by Trafalgar...................................... 254 - 255

Stay a Little Longer................................................ 260-261

Booking Conditions.............................................. 256 - 257

Airport transfers, MyTrafalgar and Travel Protection ................................................... 262-263

Your Perfect Stay in London ................................ 258 - 259

ITALY AND COMBINATIONS

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND MOROCCO

CENTRAL, EASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPE INCLUDING RUSSIA AND SCANDINAVIA

Rome Explorer 8 days ..................................... 34-35

Best of the Italian Lakes 9 days ..................................... 44-45

Wonders of Italy NEW 11 days ................................... 54-55

Grand Italian Experience 17 days ................................... 64-65

Piedmont and the Italian Lakes 7 days ..................................... 36-37

Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold 10 days ................................... 46-47

Italy Bellissimo 11 days ................................... 56-57

Southern Italy and Sicily 10 days ................................... 66-67

Italian Holiday 7 days ..................................... 38-39

Italian Discovery 10 days ................................... 48-49

Italian Concerto 11 days ................................... 58-59

Best of Italy and Sicily 15 days ................................... 68-69

Rome and Tuscan Highlights 9 days ..................................... 40-41

Great Italian Cities 10 days ................................... 50-51

Best of Italy 13 days ................................... 60-61

Best of Italy and Greece

Northern Italy including Cinque Terre 9 days ..................................... 42-43

Contrasts of Italy 10 days ................................... 52-53

Italian Glory 13 days ................................... 62-63

London Explorer 8 days ..................................... 72-73

Britain and Ireland Highlights 10 days.................................... 84-85

Enchanting Emerald Isle 8 days...................................... 96-97

Best of Ireland and Scotland 15 days................................ 108-109

Real Britain 9 days...................................... 74-75

Wonders of Britain and Ireland 15 days.................................... 86-87

Castles and Manors 8 days...................................... 98-99

Best of Devon and Cornwall 8 days...................................... 76-77

Britain and Ireland Panorama 19 days.................................... 88-89

Best of Ireland 10 days................................ 100-101

Amazing Britain 10 days.................................... 78-79

Britain and Ireland Grandeur 23 days.................................... 90-91

Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle 10 days................................ 102-103

Castles and Kilts 10 days.................................... 80-81

Treasures of Ireland 6 days...................................... 92-93

Irish Experience 11 days................................ 104-105

Best of Scotland 7 days.................................. 110-111 Scotland’s Highlands, Islands and Cities 13 days................................ 112-113 Highland Trail inspired by Outlander 13 days................................ 114-115

Best of Britain 14 days.................................... 82-83

Irish Highlights 7 days...................................... 94-95

Amazing Ireland 14 days................................ 106-107

Paris Explorer 8 days...................................116-117

Best of France 13 days................................ 126-127

Best of Spain 15 days............................... 136-137

The Treasures of France Including Normandy

8 days.................................. 118-119

Highlights of France and Barcelona with Madrid Option 10 days................................ 128-129

Best of Portugal 11 days............................... 138-139

Wonderful France 9 days.................................. 120-121

Madrid Explorer NEW 6 days.................................. 130-131

Secrets of France 10 days................................ 122-123

Spanish Wonder 9 days.................................. 132-133

Highlights of Spain and Portugal 13 days................................ 142-143

WWI and WWII Battlefields 12 days................................ 124-125

Northern Spain 11 days............................... 134-135

Madrid to Rome 13 days................................ 144-145

Amsterdam Explorer 6 days...................................150-151

Sound of Music 10 days................................ 162-163

Bohemian Highlights 15 days................................ 174-175

Best of Holland 7 days.................................. 152-153

Switzerland and Austria 13 days................................ 164-165

Highlights of Eastern Europe 17 days................................ 176-177

Best of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg 10 days................................ 154-155

Contrasts of Switzerland 8 days.................................. 166-167

Balkan Delight 12 days................................ 178-179

Best of Switzerland 9 days.................................. 168-169

Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia 14 days................................ 180-181

Berlin Explorer NEW 6 days.................................. 156-157 Best of Germany 12 days................................ 158-159

Prague, Vienna and Budapest 10 days................................ 170-171

Best of Germany and Austria 13 days................................ 160-161

Imperial Europe 10 days................................ 172-173

EASTERN Introduction to Trafalgar’s MEDITERRANEAN Greek Island Cruises........196-197

Athens and Aegean 8 days.......................................... 203

Best of Greece 8 days...................................198-199

Ancient Lands 8 days.......................................... 204

Best of Greece

with 3- and 4-day Aegean Cruise Option

Aegean Odyssey 11 days........................................ 205

Best of Greece

Greek Island Hopper 10 days................................ 206-207

12/13 days.......................... 200-201 with 7-day Aegean Cruise option

European Highlights with Eurostar Option

9 days...................................222-223 European Traveller 10 days................................ 224-225

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Spain, Morocco and Portugal 16 days................................ 146-147 Best of Morocco 10 days................................ 148-149

Great Iberian Cities NEW 9 days.................................. 140-141

Best of Finland, Russia and the Baltic States 15 days................................ 184-185 Capitals of the North 13 days................................ 186-187 Best of Norway NEW 9 days.................................. 188-189 Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords 14 days................................ 190-191

Wonders of St. Petersburg and Moscow 7 days ................................. 182-183

Nordic Adventure 19 days................................ 192-193 Ultimate Iceland 10 days................................ 194-195

Secrets of Greece including Corfu with Santorini Option

Best of Egypt 9 days.................................. 214-215

Highlights of Turkey

Wonders of Ancient Egypt 12 days................................ 216-217

11 days................................ 208-209

with Anzac Option

8 days.................................. 210-211 Best of Turkey with Anzac Option

Best of Israel 9 days.................................. 218-219 Jordan Experience

with Dead Sea Option

European Splendour 13 days................................ 230-231

European Spotlight 14 days................................ 238-239

Great European 30 days................................ 246-249

European Wonderland 13 days................................ 232-233

European Interlude with Eurostar Option 17 days................................ 240-241

European Supreme with 3-day Aegean

European Marvel

Traditional Europe including Eurostar

European Dream 10 days................................ 226-227

with Eurostar Option

14 days................................ 234-235

20 days................................ 242-243

Delights of London and Paris 9 days.................................. 228-229

European Whirl with Eurostar Option 14 days................................ 236-237

Grand European with Eurostar Option 23 days................................ 244-245

At Leisure

Country Explorer

Hidden Journey

Regional Explorer

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10/14 days ............................. 70-71

14 days................................ 212-213

16 days........................................ 202

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

with 4-day Aegean Cruise Option

5 days.................................. 220-221

Cruise and Eurostar options

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU The Real Thing

We connect you with locals proud to bring you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales. These are the kinds of “pinch me” moments from Trafalgar that reveal the diversity of the places you visit. Read more, p8

Free to Be

Get the real thing, without having to worry about a thing. We give you the freedom to just be - to be in the moment, to be connected to the world. Our 71 years’ of expertize and knowledge, will take you on simply the best vacation. Read more, p14

Your Happy Place We’ll connect you to the places you go in ways you could never imagine. We’re your champions of happy so you can let your best self shine. But don't take our word for it, take it from our travelers living the good life around the world. Read more, p18

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CREATING INFINITE T R AV E L M E M O R I E S

Choose from

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Carefully-crafted itineraries around the world

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Countries on six continents

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Travel styles to personalize your journey Rely on

70+ awards

Most awarded guided vacation company as voted by agents and guests

97% Real guest satisfaction, from real reviews

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Happy guests and counting

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years leading Guided Travel Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London, where it all began in 1947

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The Real Thing From the iconic to the unexpected, we connect you to the diversity of the world. Get those “pinch me” moments through a series of Trafalgar highlights other travelers may never know about, or have access to.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS A Real Taste of Culture From only-the-locals-know restaurants and hot spots to carefully-crafted Trafalgar Be My Guest experiences, always with local families, you'll savor the region's traditional eats in a first-hand cultural immersion. We connect you with locals who are proud to welcome you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales so you not only taste the region’s delicacies but also experience their way of life. Look out for the BG notation within the itinerary day-by-day for your Be My Guest experience.

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AUTHENTIC | THE REAL THING

Dinner in Château D’Eporcé

Unexpected Flavors One of the best ways to get to know a place is through its food.

It’s not every day that you get to have dinner with descendents of French nobility. In a 17th-century farmhouse. Surrounded by sunflowers. Say bonjour to Villandry, where the de Montferrier family not only invite you into their home, but cook you a meal of Tourangelle cuisine, matched with local wines.

Your bite sized piece of culture awaits in the local treats we share. In each destination, your Travel Director ensures a taste of the favorite regional flavors like these:

Mozartkugel

CHATEAU D’EPORCÉ LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE On Treasures of France including Normandy, p118

Winemaking with the Lenzi family

FATTORIA DI PETROIO SIENA, ITALY

Be welcomed by the Lenzi family at Fattoria di Petroio in the Tuscan countryside and immerse yourself into the processes of Italian winemaking. The family will show you around their grape vines, olive groves and historic buildings, then enjoy home baked bread and their handharvested wine, along with other delicacies from their estate.

A small round treat made from marzipan and nougat and covered in dark chocolate, yours will come from a confectionary store established in 1890 in Salzburg, Austria.

Ricciarelli

On Wonders of Italy, p54

A pillowy almond cookie straight from the streets of Siena in Italy, baked especially for you before the morning rush.

Forage for your lunch on Ireland’s wild west coast The scenery on Ireland’s west coast is wild – in a good way. It’s almost as wild, in fact, as the fresh catch you’ll have for lunch at Barrtra Seafood Restaurant. But first, you’ll join a coastal foraging excursion, along a beach near the Cliffs of Moher, with a horticultural expert to collect the produce. It doesn’t get much fresher than that.

On Irish Experience, p104

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BARRTRA SEAFOOD LAHINCH, IRELAND

The World’s Best Gelato

Skip the lines snaking out of San Gimignano’s gelataria and pick two gelato flavors to try – it’s been voted the best in the world for good reason.

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STAYS WITH STORIES Living the Legacy Stay in accommodations that are more than just a bed for the night, but are an important piece of the local heritage. When immersed in the soul and the stories behind it, you live the legacy yourself.

Ashford Castle

Las Casas de la Juderia

SS Rotterdam

IRELAND

SPAIN

THE NETHERLANDS

Owned by our sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, this renowned Irish country castle has hosted Presidents, Princes... and Trafalgar guests.

Sleep like nobility. A former Duke’s residence, this hotel in Seville is a collection of remarkable historic houses.

Once a cruise ship, SS Rotterdam has been repurposed as a memorable boutique hotel in the Netherlands.

On Best of Spain, p136

On Best of Holland, p152

On Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle, p102

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AUTHENTIC | THE REAL THING

DIVE INTO CULTURE Beyond the Icons Leave your guidebooks at home. Travel with our ultimate local insiders and we’ll connect you to our secret spots, our local friends and not-to-be missed experiences for a deeper view of your destinations.

Bramante Staircase Chef Libero

A Wee Dram

Most other travelers are not given access to the beautiful Bramante Staircase, a double helix hidden behind the Vatican’s walls. But you are. We’ll also have tickets arranged for you so you can skip the entry lines into the papal conclave.

There’s more to Italian cuisine than pasta and pizza. In Florence, team up with Chef Libero to shop like a local for fresh produce at the farmer's market – in a few hours, you’ll know your fettuccini from your fusilli having prepared your own delicious lunch.

Crystal-clear water, fresh air, ample peat – there are many reasons why Scottish whisky is considered the best in the world. You’ll uncover the traditions and techniques behind the production of this liquid gold, and enjoy a wee dram at the end of your day.

On selected trips through Italy

On Rome and Tuscan Highlights, p41

On selected trips through Scotland

HIDDEN TREASURES Local Secrets Revealed Your Travel Director is passionate about the places they share. That’s why on each trip they’ll surprise you with their favorite Hidden Treasures, their secret spots just for you. We can’t tell you exactly what they are - that would ruin the moment. But you won’t be disappointed. Main Image: Ashford Castle.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow We strive to make an impact globally, locally and individually—from connecting guests with ‘JoinTrafalgar’ experiences on trip where you can help us support local communities, to reducing our carbon footprint worldwide. Look for this logo on select itinerary pages.

Giuditta Brozzetti Studio

Schloss Leopoldskron

ITALY

AUSTRIA

Find Marta Cucchia in action at her workshop in Perugia (main image), established in 1921. She's the only person in the world still using jacquered wooden looms to weave Umbrian, Medieval and Renaissance designs from wool and silk. Your visit supports JoinTrafalgar's efforts to keep this ancient craft alive.

The hills are alive at this handsome 18th-century estate outside Salzburg where The Sound of Music's most romantic scenes were filmed. Staying here means you'll help JoinTrafalgar keep this iconic hotel and it's museum alive and preserve scenes from the beloved classic for generations to come.

On selected trips through Italy

On Sound of Music, p162

PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER*

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Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of our brochures.

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AUTHENTIC | THE REAL THING

Our Three Commitments

TreadRight Foundation Invest in Local Communities Enjoy the vacation of a lifetime and support the heritage of the people and communities you meet along the way.

Protect the Environment We enable you to minimize your travel footprint and reduce the environmental impact on the places we visit.

As the non-profit arm of our family of travel brands, TreadRight is dedicated to supporting sustainable tourism initiatives around the world. By offering financial support, TreadRight invests in local community development projects and programs that preserve the environment, with the ultimate goal of partnering for a better future. Environmentalist and filmmaker Celine Cousteau was a natural choice of ambassador for the TreadRight brand. As the granddaughter of explorer Jacques Cousteau, she has grown up with travel in her blood. “If you’re visiting a destination, you want the places to be alive, vibrant and healthy, both economically and environmentally. To do that, you need to be able to take tourists to places that need the additional support, to small artisans that don’t get a lot of exposure, to those hidden gems that are really worthwhile. I think that brings a special, bespoke side to Trafalgar’s trips. At the end of the day, people want meaning and purpose in their travel. People want to experience a place wholly and deeply.”

Partner for a Better Future We’re working with employees, partners and guests to support communities around the world. From volunteering adventures with ME to WE in India and Kenya to life changing development projects like bringing education to underdeveloped areas with WE charity, we make a difference.

Coach transport is a Greener way to Travel ≈ 85% less CO2 per passenger kilometer than car and air travel ≈ 40% less CO2 per passenger kilometer than rail travel

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Free to Be Get the real thing, without having to worry about a thing. We give you the freedom to just be - to be in the moment, to be connected to the world. Our 71 years' of expertise and knowledge, will take you on simply the best vacation.

YOUR DEDICATED TEAM We’ll Show You the Way Our Travel Directors, Local Specialists and Drivers take care of every detail at every step, giving heartfelt service and making your Trafalgar experience as unique as you are.

Travel Directors

Local Specialists

Drivers

Your on-trip concierge and the ultimate local expert, we've trained our Travel Directors to be best in class, understanding your needs to give you a trip like no other.

Connect with the places you go on a deeper level with insights and anecdotes from people on the ground. Ask your Local Specialists anything.

Your driver will get you there in style and comfort. No stress about unfamiliar traic rules-just recline, relax and repeat as you watch the world go by.

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EFFORTLESS | FREE TO BE

ALL THE EXTRAS The Choice is Yours We know the perfect vacation blends the local highlights with free time on your own. Discover, eat, shop, unwind with our recommendations along the way.

Extra Time? Choose to add an extra adventure to your journey with one of our favorite Optional Experiences, like a jaunt around Paris in an iconic Citroen 2CV, or a private Chopin recital in Warsaw. You're free to be flexible with these options available for booking on trip.

Your Travel Director gives you the details on your choices and makes the bookings for you.

Extra Hungry? Trafalgar has partnered with VizEat who provide immersive food experiences and connect you with home cooks. You’ll not only get to share tasty traditional dishes but will dive deeper into the region’s culture and see how locals live.

VizEat optional dining is available on all our City Explorers. Book through your Travel Director.

AMANDA GARDINER

JENNIFER SUMNER

TRAVEL DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES, 22 YEARS WITH TRAFALGAR

TRAFALGAR GUEST ON THE EUROPEAN DREAM ITINERARY

“ The trips I lead are multi-region, which means we’re going to numerous countries, dealing with different currencies and languages and customs. Travelers are always overwhelmed by how effortless the journeys are for them. It would take a lot of time to do it all by themselves. They’re relieved that they don’t have to worry about everything and can just enjoy the vacation.”

“ Travelers only need to relax on their Trafalgar vacation because everything is taken care of in the most organized way. Our Travel Director was more than a guide – she was a wealth of information and a pure delight. She made you feel like you are traveling with family. I loved my experience. It was a dream come true with many magical moments I will never forget. ”

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MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY DAY The Expert Touch All your essentials are covered, from accommodations, meals and sightseeing to those “pinch me” moments of deep local connection. Your time is precious and it's in the best hands.

Enjoy a Smooth Ride

Sip & Savor

Skip the Lines

Plenty of legroom, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and space to recline make our coaches the ultimate way to get around. Put away your map, take in the scenery and relax.

From Swiss fondue to Italy’s best pasta, you'll be hooked at first bite. We include daily breakfasts and the right mix of local meals versus time to find your own flavors.

You'll feel like the ultimate VIP when you save hours skipping to the front of the line at the iconic sites, plus get experiences most travelers will never access.

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EFFORTLESS | FREE TO BE

" These things don't just happen." A traveler in one of my most recent groups to Venice just said this to me, a comment I get all the time. When I hear how suprised guests are by how carefully we've created their itinerary it makes me so proud to work for Trafalgar. They say we've given them everything they want to discover and more and there was no way they could have done this on their own. One of my favorite moments is at the Vatican, when my guests simply walk past hundreds of travelers in line, even past the groups at the front, to go straight in and I always hear, "wow, we are such VIP's!"

HOWARD HAZEKAMP TRAVEL DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES, 18 YEARS WITH TRAFALGAR

Vatican All to Yourself Imagine exploring the Vatican, surrounded by centuries-old Italian art, then having dinner in the same location. Trafalgar guests are personally welcomed to the attraction by the Curator of the Ethnological Museum, Padre Mappelli. After touring the papal conclave, as the last tourists are ushered out the doors, you’ll sit down to a meal in one of the most exclusive dining rooms in the world. Do this on Trafalgar’s Rome Explorer, Contrasts of Italy, Rome and Tuscan Highlights, Grand Italian Experience, Best of Italy and Sicily and Grand European itineraries.

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Your Happy Place

We’ll connect you to the places you go in ways you could never imagine. We’re your champions of happy so you can let your best self shine. But don't take our word for it...

THE REAL STORY Take It From Our Travelers We’ve shown over 5 million happy travelers the good life around the world. See it first-hand from our guests on social media and journalists and bloggers who’ve traveled with us.

Meet Amanda With followers around the world, travel writer and blogger Amanda Woods has been on three Trafalgar trips. Here are her "pinch me" moments.

I love that Trafalgar is committed to SUSTAINABILITY. On my last trip to Italy, we went to Marta Cucchia’s weaving workshop. You learn the story of an art Trafalgar is helping to keep alive. It felt good to be part of that. You always meet interesting people with amazing life stories at BE MY GUEST experiences. From dining at an organic vineyard to lunching with Sisters on produce from their Monastery. You won’t find these by yourself. They’re very special. They stay with you.

The ACCOMMODATIONS are amazing (not cookie-cutter!). A lot are family owned and some quite unusual. I stayed at Schloss Leopoldskron, from The Sound of Music – never thought I’d say that. I slept in a boutique cave hotel in Turkey. I do love that you SAVE TIME. You only have so much time, so you can really make the most of it and explore when you don’t have to wait in lines at major attractions.

The PEOPLE you meet are so interesting and inspiring. You learn about different cultures and are genuinely inspired to improve the way you live. The SIGHTS you go to are very representative of a destination, but they’re not the places where everyone else goes. You feel quite special.

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FUN | YOUR HAPPY PLACE

REAL GUEST FEEDBACK See For Yourself We care and we listen closely to our guests—that’s how we ensure your vacation is simply the best. Because we believe so much in what we do, we publish our live, unedited reviews online for everyone to see. Go to trafalgar.com/reviews to see for yourself

Meet Chye Hew HAPPY GUEST

“Our Travel Director’s passion for his job was unchallenged, and his knowledge of the history of the places we visited was astoundingly comprehensive. Best of all, he looked after our exclusive needs, and he had tried his best to please each person in some way. The sights we saw were incredible and the intimate Be My Guests dinners pulled at the heartstrings. There were OMGs and wows, every day presented a new surprise and something to look forward to. I could go on, but I don’t want to spoil the surprises. Immerse yourself in the experience as I did and you will return home with a big smile on your face and a sense of gratitude for those who helped make the experience so enjoyable.”

Meet MJ De Vries

Smiles All Around Take a photo because you’re smiling, not smiling to take a photo. Guests love sharing their favorite moments: FROM WELLY, ENGLAND

FROM CLAUDIA, ITALY

FROM CALVIN, ITALY

FROM RHODA, ENGLAND

FROM MARK, MONACO

TRAVEL DIRECTOR COVERING 15 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, 5 YEARS WITH TRAFALGAR

“I find that a lot of travelers start off with one attitude, but that it is completely different at the end of the trip. People tell me their attitude to and priorities in life have changed. Travel inspires people, and sometimes their world opens up and they choose to change it when they get home – be happier, healthier and spend more time enjoying life instead of just living it. People learn about culture and customs in each destination we visit. But they also get to meet, talk and share amazing experiences with people from all over the world. It breaks stereotypes, misconceptions and cultural barriers they might have. You see that people aren’t that different after all. Travel really unites us that way.”

FROM COLLEEN, TURKEY

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8 T R AV E L S T Y L E S

DEFINING YOUR TRAVEL ST YLE You know where you want to go, we design the perfect way to discover those places unlike any other. Find the right way to travel based on your preferences from our eight travel styles and you'll be living the good life at every turn.

Country Explorer

Discoveries

Regional Explorer

One country, done in depth

Tick off multiple countries in one amazing adventure

Get to know two or more countries really well

With less distance to cover, you’ll be able to focus on exploring a country or region within on a deeper level. You’ll see the iconics, but then go where other travelers don’t go and then some places many locals don’t even know about.

Make the most of your time in Europe and see what makes this continent so magical. Thanks to multi-lingual Travel Directors and Local Specialists, crossing borders and seeing different cultures has never been so stress free. You’re guaranteed local connections as well through a Be My Guest experience.

You want to get a feel for a region, but don’t want to see the entire continent – Regional Explorer trips connect you to people, places and experiences, with just the right amount of cross-cultural immersion.

40 TRIPS

5 - 17 DAYS

12 TRIPS

9 - 31 DAYS

22 TRIPS

8 - 23 DAYS

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At Leisure

Family Experiences

Hidden Journeys

See Europe and Britain at a slower pace

Bring your kids, your parents, your brothers and sisters...

Smaller travel groups, greater immersion

Vacations don’t have to be fast paced – if you like yours in the slow lane, you’ll love At Leisure trips. These journeys are crafted to give you more time to get lost, enjoy spontaneous moments and sleep in whilst still gaining an appreciation for the regions you visit.

Travel with the people you love most, and create memories that you can all take home. Family-friendly experiences don’t have to be crowded and clichéd – we’ve crafted the right mix of fun, hands on and educational activities for kids of all ages.

With fewer traveling companions (up to 26) you’ll experience some of Europe and Britain’s more intimate experiences. We’ll take you to sights and attractions that many others will not have the chance to experience.

19 TRIPS

6 - 14 DAYS

3 TRIPS

10 - 11 DAYS

4 TRIPS

7 - 11 DAYS

LIESA BISSETT

Special Interest

Cruise, Rail and Combos

Deepen your passions with themed trips

When it’s about the journey as much as the destination

EUROPEAN PRODUCT DIRECTOR

"Travel is my passion, my career. I’m lucky to have this incredible opportunity. My team and I create itineraries we hope delight, excite and inspire our guests to travel — after all, travel is the school of life!

History buff ? Love gardening? Want to follow in the footsteps of your favorite TV series? Special Interest trips are crafted with your passions in mind. Every day you’ll learn a little more about your love – you’ll be a true expert by the time you go home.

2 TRIPS

12 - 13 DAYS

I've been leading the Trafalgar Europe product team for nine of my nearly 25 years of European travel experience with TTC. There’s nothing quite as romantic as a rail journey through the European countryside, or a lazy river cruise between destinations. Sit back, relax and enjoy the diversity of the ride.

7 TRIPS

8 - 15 DAYS

You’ll find my team and I researching, designing and curating new experiences for our guests and making sure they are innovative and special. Our number one objective is to create your best vacation memories ever."

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T T C FA M I LY O F B R A N D S

THE BEGINNING OF A GREAT ADVENTURE This photo of The Travel Corporation (TTC) Chairman Stanley Tollman and his brother, my father Arnold Tollman, was taken in London’s Trafalgar Square in the 1950’s. When I see this, I think about the two young brothers looking forward to a future in travel and I’m reminded just how unbelievable their journey has been. It was here, under the gaze of the towering Nelson’s Column, that Trafalgar took its name thanks to our first offices overlooking the square. From Trafalgar’s humble beginnings, TTC developed into a family of over 30 global travel brands, including those listed below. Each TTC company is fuelled by a shared passion to create human connections around the world. We are bound together by our deep-seated travel legacy and an unwavering commitment to provide unrivaled service and value to each and every guest. With all of this in mind, Brett Tollman, CEO of TTC, and I came to Trafalgar Square to reflect on that very special and significant moment in time shared between our fathers. We proudly looked back on Trafalgar’s 71 years of the journey from this very place to being the leader in guided vacations. Equally, we looked to the future and how our roots, passion and vision will drive us to maintain and grow this prestigious position.

Travel is inextricably in our blood. This love of travel and what we do is felt throughout our family and our exceptional TTC teams. We are proud to continue the responsibility of opening up a broader view of the world. We also take the responsibility and the privilege of building on our heritage very seriously and continue to put our guests at the heart of all that we do. We innovate to deliver unparalleled opportunities for our travelers to experience the world. We consider how we can positively impact the communities we engage with. We exist to inspire people to build bridges worldwide: not only Trafalgar, but all TTC brands that serve as a force for good through efforts with our TreadRight foundation and JoinTrafalgar. It is the enormous sense of pride that inspires us to challenge ourselves to deliver diverse travel opportunities. We do so with the same level of passion and care we’ve shown our guests since 1947. We cannot wait to discover the moments that lie ahead and to share them with you, our guests, who make it all possible.

GAVIN TOLLMAN Trafalgar CEO

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YOUTHFUL ADVENTURES ON THE RIVERS

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BRETT TOLLMAN TTC CEO

GAVIN TOLLMAN Trafalgar CEO

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D E S T I N AT I O N G U I D E

EUROPE & BRITAIN Wherever you want to go, whenever you want to go, we've got you covered. Here are a few highlights that exemplify living the good life in Europe.

2018 EVENTS ITALY Carnival of Venice (Jan 27 – Feb 13)

IRELAND

Guest Favorites 1. European Whirl

6. Spain, Morocco & Portugal

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES, P236 - 237

REGIONAL EXPLORER, P146 - 147

St. Patrick’s Day (Mar 17)

NETHERLANDS

2. Great Italian Cities

7. Imperial Europe

AT LEISURE, P50 - 51

REGIONAL EXPLORER, P172 - 173

L

Keukenhof tulips (Apr & May)

UNITED KINGDOM Chelsea Flower Show (May 23 – 26)

SWITZERLAND Art Basel (Jun 14 – 17)

SCOTLAND Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Aug 3 – 25)

3. Italy Bellissimo

8. Switzerland and Austria

COUNTRY EXPLORER, P56 - 57

REGIONAL EXPLORER, P164 - 165

4. Best of Ireland

9. Capitals of the North

COUNTRY EXPLORER, P100 - 101

REGIONAL EXPLORER, P186 - 187

5. Best of France

10. London Explorer

COUNTRY EXPLORER, P126 - 127

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AT LEISURE, P72 - 73

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111 EXPERTLY-DESIGNED TRIPS TO 45 COUNTRIES WITH 5 NEW ADDITIONS Kirkenes

Reykjavik ICELAND

NEW

Best of Norway

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p188 - 189

FINLAND

NORWAY Helsinki

SWEDEN

Bergen Oslo

St.Petersburg

Tallinn

Stockholm

ESTONIA RUSSIA

Gothenburg Edinburgh 

LATVIA DENMARK

Belfast

4

Copenhagen

U.K. London

Amsterdam HOLLAND Rotterdam

Frankfurt Luxembourg

Prague

1

Strasbourg

Zurich Geneva

NEW

SWITZERLAND

SLOVAKIA

8

5

HUNGARY

7

SLOVENIA

Venice

Zagreb CROATIA

Belgrade

Genoa Monaco Marseille

p130 - 131

Budapest

AUSTRIA

Ljubliana

Milan

Bratislava

Vienna

Lyon

Madrid Explorer

Krakow

CZECH

Munich FRANCE

Warsaw POLAND

GERMANY

Paris

BOSNIA & HERZ.

Sarajevo

Florence ITALY

Madrid

Barcelona

Lisbon SPAIN

NEW

Valencia

Great Iberian Cities Malaga

2

6 MOROCCO Marrakech

SERBIA

MONTENEGRO

Sofia BULGARIA Istanbul

Rome

Ankara Thessaloniki

Naples

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TURKEY

GREECE

p140 - 141

Casablanca

Minsk BELARUS

p156 - 157 Berlin

Brussels BELGIUM

Vilnius

Berlin Gdańsk Explorer

Hamburg

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LITHUANIA

NEW

Dublin

IRELAND

PORTUGAL

Moscow

Riga

Athens

Antalya

Catania RHODES

NEW

Wonders of Italy

CRETE ISRAEL Amman  Jerusalem 

p54 - 55

GAZA WEST BANK

JORDAN

Alexandria Cairo EGYPT

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EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

DISCOVER EUROPE Capturing its remarkable heritage and diversity, there are a million things to see across the continent. Here are a few of our favorites to inspire you.

Visit with a View

Glitz & Glamour

City of Lights

Food for Thought

What the petite Swiss city of Lucerne lacks in size it more than makes up for in staggering views. On the banks of Lake Lucerne – where you’ll find the 14th-century Chapel Bridge – its soft green hills give way to some of Switzerland’s loveliest, and loftiest, mountains.

Glitz, glamour and fast cars… Monaco lives up to its reputation. Embrace the lifestyle as you gaze over the yacht-studded harbor, streets dripping with mansions or the ornate opera house. Make no mistake – Monaco has a way of sparking wanderlust.

Soulful bistros, hidden wine bars and historic patisseries are all part of Paris’ appeal. And then there’s the wide treelined boulevards, cutting-edge fashion and truly incredible galleries and museums. The City of Lights never disappoints on any level.

Belgian waffles, Belgian chocolate, Belgian beers… eating and drinking are undeniable attractions in Brussels. If you do overindulge, it’s easy to get lost in walking around the city’s UNESCO World Heritage heart, home to the Grand Place and city square.

Soak it Up

Peak Performance Capital of Cool

Bohemian Spain

If you never want to leave the beautiful English city of Bath, we totally understand. For centuries, people have been coming here to soak in thermal waters. When you’re done, admire the grand Georgian architecture that won it UNESCO World Heritage status.

High in the Austrian Alps, Innsbruck is the Tyrol’s heart, rich with history and with a fairytale Old Town (don’t miss the 500-year-old Golden Roof). Ski fields melt into alpine meadows as the seasons change – swap your ski poles for walking sticks and enjoy the journey.

There’s never a bad time to visit Barcelona, Spain’s bohemian beachside city that rarely sleeps. The locals love life, and you’ll soon see why. From jaw-dropping architecture to beaches, lively bars and tapas restaurants, it doesn’t get much better than this.

With its 200-year-old canals lined with colorful townhouses, Amsterdam may be full of history, but it’s also home to savvy young design talent. With a number of new (and newly reopened) galleries and museums, this may well be Europe’s capital of cool.

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I TA LY & C O M B I N AT I O N S

ITALY, L A DOLCE VITA From north to south, Italy exemplifies the good life. With it's history, style, food and scenery, you'll travel there enriched for having been part of the experience.

There’s a reason why Italy is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. In fact, there are many. It’s not just the rich store of art, architecture, music and food, although any of these are reason alone to visit. It’s also the country’s staggering diversity of scenery and opportunities for adventure. From Alpine mountains and glacial lakes to the sunny shorelines of the Riviera and Adriatic, northern Italy has stolen many a traveler’s

heart. The country’s center – Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Lazio – is where rolling hills of vines meet the mountains of the Apennines. Then in the south, Italy turns on the charm with long stretches of sand and medieval villages, archaeological sites and islands. When you're looking to experience la dolce vita, count on Trafalgar to deliver a taste sweeter than any other.

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G R E AT B R I TA I N & I R E L A N D

LONDON CALLING History and heritage collide in our favorite cities across Britain and Ireland. Get a personal perspective from our CEO Gavin Tollman from the place it all began for Trafalgar.

Nobody does pomp and pageantry better than the British, given London is one of the most regal cities in the world. Here’s our favorite walk that unites British history with that of our brand. A trip to London would not be complete without connecting with the House of Windsor by visiting Buckingham Palace, the residence of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. At all times, a flag flies indicating whether or not the Queen is in residence: The Royal Standard when she is, the Union Flag when she is not. Of course a journey to The Palace would not be complete without witnessing the daily Changing of the Guard.

Walk away from Buckingham Palace down the long red road known as The Mall and notice how Queen Victoria has her back to The Palace, welcoming those arriving. When you see the large black gates on the left-hand side of the road, you’ve arrived at Clarence House. Today it is the official residence of Charles, the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Towards the end of The Mall, find Admiralty Arch, the ceremonial entrance to Buckingham Palace. Look back and you’ll notice from here the road is red, symbolising a red carpet that has been unrolled all the way down to The Palace.

Past the arches, find our company’s very own namesake, Trafalgar Square. Over 70 years ago, our first offices were watched over by Nelson atop Nelson’s Column, which stands proudly overlooking this world-famous London icon. When here, you are literally in the footsteps of living history, a stroll away from The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, No. 10 Downing Street and Westminster Abbey. You have the opportunity to glimpse at both the past and consider the future.

Do this on your next trip to London

On the last arch (beware of the traffic!), see if you can spot a particularly unusual feature; a human nose. It is said to be the Duke of Wellington's nose, which horsemen touched as they rode by to bring good luck.

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F R A N C E , S PA I N , P O R T U G A L & M O R O C C O

BREATHTAKING BEAUT Y Southern Europe is home to some of the world’s most soul stirring UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are our picks.

Mont Saint-Michel

Batalha Monastery

Alhambra

Ait Ben Haddou

FRANCE

PORTUGAL

SPAIN

MOROCCO

On a clear day, Mont SaintMichel glimmers like a fairytale kingdom from its setting on a tidal island off France’s north-west coast. The first abbey was built here in 709, and today more than 60 UNESCO buildings perch on rocky outcrops. It’s easy to lose yourself wandering around the historic buildings, exploring a place where time seems to stand still.

A 16th-century masterpiece that blends Gothic and Manueline architectural styles, the Batalha is not just a monastery. The building process took close to 200 years, and some parts were never completely finished. But it remains one of Portugal’s most jawdropping examples of Gothic architecture, a union of latticework, stone arches and fountains.

This romantic palace-fortress is one of Europe’s most stunning monuments. Through each of its rooms you’ll discover carved stucco panels inscribed with poetry, colorful mosaics and polished columns. It’s made even more beautiful by its dramatic location in Granada, backdropped by the snowcapped peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

If you recognize this fortified village in the middle of the desert, you’re not alone – the clay buildings, once home to hundreds of merchants and traders, have served as the backdrop for dozens of movies over the years. Today, the dramatic World Heritage Site welcomes tourists to stroll along its ochre avenues lined with palm trees.

On Treasures of France including Normandy, p118 – 119

On Best of Portugal, p138 - 139

On Spain, Morocco and Portugal, p146 – 147

On Best of Morocco, p148 – 149

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E A S T E R N & N O R T H E R N E U R O P E W I T H R U S S I A & S C A N D I N AV I A

CALL OF THE WILD Behold the rugged beauty of Europe in it's most natural state. For the young to the young at heart, the adventure's always made easy with Trafalgar.

Jungfrau Mountain

Keukenhof Tulips

Geirangerfjord

SWITZERLAND

THE NETHERLANDS

NORWAY

Known locally as “the top of Europe”, Jungfrau soars over the Swiss countryside from its perch in the Alps. You don’t need to scale the mountain to feel invigorated – the views from the base are just as good. Don’t forget your camera.

You won’t quite believe the color and aroma that hits you when you visit Keukenhof, a vast field that is home to more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. It has earned the reputation as the world’s most beautiful spring garden for good reason.

Hemmed by snow-capped mountains where waterfalls run through forest, this fjord is one of those places that you have to see to believe. There are opportunities for outdoor pursuits, or you can simply enjoy the crisp air on a road trip up the exhilarating mountain pass.

See this on Switzerland and Austria, p164 – 165

See this on selected departures of the Best of Holland, p152 – 153

Do this on the Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords, p190 – 191

Visit Plitvice National Park (Croatia) on Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, p180 - 181

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EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

FOLLOW THE SUNSHINE Many visit the Mediterranean for sunshine and beaches. Many more stay for the region’s immense history.

You’ll follow in the footsteps of traders and merchants, explorers and crusaders, philosophers and sporting heroes when you visit the Eastern Mediterranean. From Greece and Turkey to Jordan, Israel and Egypt, this part of the world will captivate with its rich history and fabled monuments. Many travelers visit the Greek capital for the Acropolis and Parthenon alone – the latter remains Athens’ greatest symbol. Famed for its architectural symmetry, it houses surviving friezes and marble meopes. For a bird’s-eye view of the ancient citadel of Acropolis, head to the top of Mount Lycabettus, where you’ll enjoy a 360-degree outlook over the city. Few sights hold as much romantic appeal as Jordan’s ancient city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs. Once the prosperous capital of the Nabataean Arabs, the archaeological site is today home to a seemingly limitless number

of trails, caves and temples to explore. While the Dead Sea sits partly in Jordan, it’s over the border in Israel that you’ll find the 11 caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls (ancient religious writings) were discovered in the mid-1900s. A salt lake set more than 400m below sea level, the Dead Sea is also known for its mineral-rich black mud, used for therapeutic purposes today. It’s hard to not fall in love with Turkey’s beautiful Hagia Sophia, a domed monument originally built as a cathedral in Constantinople (now Istanbul). With a name that means “holy wisdom”, the architecture is a dramatic showcase of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires that once reigned here. Equally dramatic are the pyramids of Egypt, built as tombs for ancient pharaohs and their queens. It’s thought that there are between 118 and 138 pyramids remaining today – more than 4,000 years later, they still offer a glimpse into the country’s rich and glorious past.

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Book Early Discount Conditions: *Per person. These Book Early/Early Bird discounts apply to the land portion of selected vacations and departures. See itinerary pages and trafalgar.com. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn without notice. See page 256 for full conditions. General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your vacation and are not applicable with extra nights’ accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight

supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Book again past guest savings are available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips, if you book two at once. Book again with two or more trips applies to vacations booked simultaneously, must be seven days or longer, savings are applied to the shortest trips, not available on our Treasures of Ireland, Israel, Jordan and Egypt trips or Eastern Mediterranean trips with cruises. Groups must be booked on the same booking number and are not available on our Hidden Journey’s, train vacations, vacations with internal flights, Israel or Greek Island Hopper trips, also not available with our special solo single discount. Family

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BOOK AGAIN

SAVE

SAVE

UP TO

5%

2.5% When you book two or more Trafalgar trips. The more you book, the more you save.

When you are a repeat traveler with Trafalgar or our family of brands (ttc.com/loyalty).

BOOK TOGETHER SAVE 5% PER PERSON

EVEN MORE SAVINGS

FAMILY SAVE UP TO 10%

When traveling in a group of 5 – 9 people.

When traveling in a group of 10 or more people.

On most trips for young travelers 5 – 17 years old.

EXTRA DISCOUNTS

BOOK SOLO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

SHARED ROOMING

When you have three travelers sharing a triple room or four in a quad room on family trips.

On some trips and departures, single supplements are discounted. Look for + on itinerary pages.

Traveling solo? We can pair you in a shared room with a fellow traveler of the same gender.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE DEPOSIT PROTECTION

TRAVEL PROTECTION

If you’re forced to cancel your trip, we’ll give you a travel credit to use towards a future trip within the next five years.

Our Travel Protection gives you insurance while you’re away, including trip cancellation up to 30 days prior to travel or interuptions to your trip due to illness. See page 263.

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

discount for Young Traveler is limited to one discount per room (two for Family Experiences) when accompanying an adult. Young Travelers must be aged 5-17 at time of travel and discount is not available on our Israel, Jordan and Egypt trips or Eastern Mediterranean trips with cruises. Triple rooms are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Quad rooms are available on our Family Experience vacations and are suitable for two adults and two children (both aged 17 or younger). Shared rooming will be accommodated in non-smoking double rooms and is not applicable on our Hidden Journey’s,

London, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Berlin and Rome City Explorers, Israel, Jordan, Greece trips and Family Experiences. Vacations have a limited number of single rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on our Family Experience vacations unless traveling as part of a family group. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years. Cancellation fees and deadlines remain unchanged.

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TRAVEL STYLE

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ROME EXPLORER

8 days - 2 countries

$2195 PP*

FROM

Code: ROMK

PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE

Enjoy a taste of la dolce vita and explore the larger-than-life verve of an ancient city that has influenced the world’s heritage, art, culture and religion. Sit on the Spanish Steps, admire Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling at the Sistine Chapel and enjoy dinner amidst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican Museums.

THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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7 nights Hotel accommodations 11 meals 7 hot buffet breakfasts 1 lunch 3 dinners with local wine On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at The Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum. Learn how to make traditional Italian pasta with a professional Italian chef who will take you through a food market to buy local ingredients. Join friendly locals for dinner in their apartment which was once the home of acclaimed Italian film director, Michelangelo Antonioni

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome, the Vatican Museums and Tivoli

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Rome Visit the Roman Catac ombs ▶ the Pantheon ▶ Piazza Navona ▶ St. Peter’s Basilica ▶ The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel ▶ the Colosseum ▶ Tivoli Gardens at Villa d’Este

ITALY Tivoli 7 ROME (Including The Vatican)

POMPEII OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE available on Day 6

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View the Spanish Steps ▶ Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers ▶ the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus

SIMPLY THE BEST Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

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YOUR VACATION

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Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

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Rome Market Visit ▶ Cooking Experience and Ancient Rome Sightseeing d You’ll join your insider host for a Cultural Insight into Rome’s vibrant gourmet culture to select delicious local ingredients amidst the enthusiastic calls of market vendors. Ramble through the Jewish Quarter and sample delicious specialties in the neighborhood bakeries, before arriving at Fooxia for a cooking lesson with a professional chef. Learn the art of making authentic Italian pasta like only Mamma can and sample your successes afterwards. Our appetite 8 appeased, we venture to Ancient Rome with a Local Specialist this afternoon to visit the impressive Colosseum and see Circus Maximus which was once the site for exciting chariot races. (BB, L) Rome City Highlights Walking tour and Catacombs Visit d Set your watch to Italian time, enjoying a leisurely start to your day before joining a walking tour with a Local Specialist through the quaint cobblestone streets of Rome. We venture into Ancient Rome for a visit to the breathtaking Pantheon, the best preserved building in the city, wander through charming piazze and admire the city’s imposing monuments, including Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers. Spend time relaxing with the locals before leaving the city center to visit the ancient catacombs in the company of a Local Specialist who will reveal fascinating insights into the city’s Christian history. (BB) Rome At Leisure e Spend the day at leisure, sauntering past the sights or relaxing with a coffee and cornetti to soak up the authentic atmosphere of Rome. Your Travel Director will be able to suggest activities such as museums, shopping or sightseeing in the city. Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Share delicious traditional flavors with a local family in their home. (BB) Rome ▶ Vatican Experience d The morning is yours to continue your leisurely exploration of the glories of Rome before venturing to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. This afternoon, we gain priority access to The Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take us on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and meet an off icial representative of the Vatican Museums during your private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum, founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, with its remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. You’ll also enjoy an exclusive after-hour’s dinner at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities. (BB, RM)

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Buffet Breakfast Full Breakfast Lunch

Tivoli Villa d’Este Gardens Visit and Roman Farewell Dinner d We travel to the historic hill-town of Tivoli today, joining our Local Specialist for a guided tour of the enchanting and serene UNESCO World Heritage Italian gardens of Villa d’Este. This evening, we meet for a unique Cultural Insight into local living, joining our hosts in their Isola Tiberina apartment, which once belonged to the famous film director Michelangelo Antonioni, amongst other famous inhabitants. Our hosts will prepare a delicious and memorable meal for you to enjoy with your fellow travel companions. (BB, FD) Depart Rome After breakfast, say farewell to Rome and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable At Leisure sojourn in one of the world’s greatest cities. Transfers to Rome Fiumicino Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

VATICAN EXPERIENCE PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

PERFECT COMBINATIONS Why not extend your vacation by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see pages 72-73 for the ‘London Explorer’, pages 116117 for the ‘Paris Explorer’, pages 130-131 for the ‘Madrid Explorer’, pages 150- 151 for the ‘Amsterdam Explorer’ or pages 156-157 for the ‘Berlin Explorer’.

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4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WROM): Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2018. An alternative Vatican Experience will be offered for these departures.

ITALY AND COMBINATIONS

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Arrive Rome (7 Nights) Delve into the fascinating culture and ancient heritage of the Eternal City of Rome – its great squares, meandering alleys and ancient treasures are yours to explore At Leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers 7 this evening for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Pizzeria. (WR) Hotel: Cicerone

YOUR VACATION PLANNER

Rome At Leisure or Optional Experience to Pompeii e Trace the footsteps of ancient philosophers, senators and emperors as you enjoy a free day to explore Rome on your terms. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions on how to spend your day. Alternatively, you may wish to take an Optional experience to visit the tragic remains of Pompeii, the victim of a devastating volcanic eruption in 79 AD. (BB)

1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts and ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $78 per person.

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Milan Sightseeing ▶ Aosta Valley Scenic Drive ▶ Cherasco (Piedmont) (4 Nights) d This morning, we delve into the history of this modern economic powerhouse in the company of a Local Specialist who will share some of its most impressive sights including the Duomo, an incredibly ornate and impressive Gothic cathedral, and La Galleria, one of the world’s oldest shopping galleries. The rest of the morning is free to explore the verve of this hard-working city. Witness the extraordinary talents of da Vinci and Michelangelo first-hand, relax at a sidewalk café in trendy Navigli or climb the steps of the Duomo for panoramic views of the city. We leave Milan this afternoon, traveling through the dramatic frontier-land bordering France and Switzerland before arriving at the 19th century Fort Bard, built by the House of Savoy, and today the home of the Museum of the Alps, which shares fascinating insight into the region and its history. For the next four nights, we stay in an intimate 17th century monastery in the quaint town of Cherasco. (BB) Hotel: Somaschi Authentic Accommodations Cherasco Wine Tasting ▶ La Morra Excursion This morning we explore the picturesque town of Cherasco, once described by Napoleon as the most beautiful spot in Italy and the home of delicious chocolate and hazelnut flavors embodied in its traditional Baci de Cherasco. Ambling through its hidden streets, we view the 17th century Palazzo Salmatoris and the impressive array of medieval and baroque buildings that stand to this day. We’ll visit a local winery and pop the cork on the region’s delicious viticulture heritage, indulging in some of the delicious vintages that have made this region famous, before visiting La Morra, a hilltop village offering spectacular views across the Piedmont region. (BB) Asti Excursion d Renowned globally for its outstanding sparkling wine, the centuries-old town of Asti is ours to

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explore today – from its magnificent Romanesque Gothic Cathedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, to the old market Piazza San Secondo and quaint cobblestone streets set within the old wall of a medieval city that was once one of the most powerful independent cities in western Italy. See the imposing remnants of ‘The City of 100 Towers’ up close, of which only 12 actually still survive, including Torre Troyana. We celebrate the gourmet heritage of the area during an unforgettable Be My Guest lunch with a local family on their wine estate. (BB, BG)

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Group Size: Itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfer: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will operate from Baveno and arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $68 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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The perfect ‘antipasti’ of Italy’s glamorous capitals, from the elegance of Florence to Rome’s open-air museum. Enter The Vatican Museums before the crowds, journey through striking Tuscan landscapes and cruise along the canals of Venice, see its famous Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Square. You’ll also encounter the Renaissance highlights of Florence and Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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BE MY GUEST Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional dinner with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves

CULTURAL INSIGHT Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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narrow streets, we encounter the multi-colored marble Duomo and famous Baptistery. We have an opportunity to view the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages and today lined with jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops, before traveling through Umbria to the valley of the Tiber River and back to Rome. Our journey together comes to an end in the Eternal City. Enjoy a memorable vacation with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Grand Tiberio

3 Rome ▶  Venice This morning, we venture through the picturesque valley of the Tiber north into the green and golden landscapes of Umbria. We pass the picturesque hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto, traveling through Tuscany’s terraced olive groves and the Appenine Mountains before arriving in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana 4 Venice Orientation ▶  Verona d Venice and all its centuries-old charm welcomes us today as we cruise by private launch to the city’s most prominent sights, including views of the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. We gain a Cultural Insight into the intricate craft of glassblowing and soak up the pageantry and elegance of Venice before embarking for Verona, home of Shakespeare’s ill-fated Romeo and Juliet, where we’ll spend the night. (BB) Hotel: Leopardi 5 Verona ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence d Pisa’s Square of Miracles is our first stop today where we will have the opportunity to view the extraordinary Leaning Tower and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Piazza del Duomo before arriving in Florence. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the famous de’ Medici dynasty whose penchant for beautiful art and architecture created one of the cultural centers of the world. Tonight we enjoy an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner in the picturesque Chianti countryside. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

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Trafalgar takes care of everything so you can just enjoy your vacation! The Travel Director and driver were top notch and treated everyone with respect and courtesy! The itinerary was planned well and although we covered alot in only 7 days, I felt I had enough to go on so when I return (definitely!) to Italy, I know which areas I would like to focus on and spend more time in. As a first timer with Trafalgar, they really impressed me!

0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts and ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $68 per person. WiFi: See pages 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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BE MY GUEST Join the Callistri family at their ‘borgo’ in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian meal, olive oil tasting and leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum. Visit the museum dedicated to the life of Leonardo da Vinci in his Tuscan birthplace

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Rome Sightseeing ▶ Montecatini (6 Nights) d Our journey through Rome begins in the center of Christendom, where we join a Local Specialist on an included sightseeing tour to visit the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s much-admired Pietà. This afternoon, we enjoy a leisurely drive through the scenic Tuscan hills to the thermal spa resort of Montecatini, the largest and most famous spa town in Italy and your home for the next six nights. (BB, DW) Hotel: Columbia Siena and San Gimignano Excursion e Saunter through the beautifully preserved medieval city of Siena to the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo that hosts the biannual Palio horse race and is home to the 13th century marble Cathedral which dominates the cityscape. We venture to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano renowned for its ring of towers that can be seen as we meander up the hill on which this hilltop town is perched. Enjoy some free time ambling through its quaint cobblestone lanes, shopping for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery - the alluring aromas of pecorino and cured meats around every turn. (BB) Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre e Relax in the soothing waters of Montecatini Thermal Spa on your day at leisure or join an Optional Experience to the famous Cinque Terre, with its quaint pastel-coloured villages that cling to the rugged cliffs of the scenic Ligurian Coast. (BB) Pisa and Vinci Excursion d Traveling inland, we arrive in Pisa where we join a Local Specialist to view the famous Leaning Tower, finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the ornate Baptistery, said to be the largest in Italy. Meandering through the Tuscan countryside, we arrive in the town of Vinci where we will enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of the talented master whose life and work are celebrated during a visit to the Museo Leonardiano. Admire Leonardo da Vinci’s machines and models, his sketches and handwritten notes, as well as interactive exhibits during your visit. (BB)

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Montecatini ▶ Rome ▶ Vatican Experience d Departing Tuscany, we travel south to Rome enjoying free time to explore the city’s magnificent sites. This afternoon, gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where you will meet an off icial representative during your private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum. Founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, this museum has a remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. Enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities. Join a Local Specialist for a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums including a visit to Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici Depart Rome Today we bid a sad farewell to newfound friends and an epic At Leisure experience, departing Rome today. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

VATICAN EXPERIENCE PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

COOK THE ITALIAN WAY WITH CHEF LIBERO Discover the secrets of la cucina Italiana with Chef Libero who will take you shopping at a local food market for the freshest ingredients and teach you to prepare traditional Italian pasta and a veritable buffet of other local favorites. Buon appetito!

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Tuscan Lifestyle Experience e Feast your eyes on the vibrant colors and bustling stalls heaving with fresh produce at a local Florence food market where you will join a Local Specialist for a memorable introduction to Italian cuisine from a professional chef. Learn how to cook like only an Italian Mamma can, selecting your fresh produce from the market and preparing lunch which you will enjoy with a delicious glass of local wine. The tastes of Tuscany still lingering after an unforgettable Regional Meal, we return to our hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night, enjoying the evening at leisure. (BB, RM)

9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $88 per person. WiFi: See pages 256 for details. * All pric es are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

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Scents of magnolia and lemons linger along the quaint cobblestone roads and promenades of Italy’s northern lake villages on this jaunt from Milan to Genoa, and the foodie city of Parma. See the layers of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that cling to the dramatic sea cliffs of Cinque Terre, enjoying the flavors of prosciutto and parmiagiano along the way.

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BE MY GUEST Join Signor Telli for an exclusive dinner and ‘bei tempi’ at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island on Lake Maggiore

CULTURAL INSIGHT Amble through the beautiful gardens of Villa Taranto with its vertical gardens, water lilies and dahlia maze. Visit a working prosciutto factory and parmigiano reggiano cheese ‘caseificio’ near Parma

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Milan, Genoa, the Cinque Terre and Parma

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View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan ▶ the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa ▶ the colorful coastal towns in the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre

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can only be reached by boat or train from La Spezia. We join a Local Specialist to visit two of the five picturesque fishing villages. (BB, DW)

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Arrive Milan (2 Nights) Embrace the glamour of Milan, your introduction to the fascinating sights and sounds of northern Italy. Spend the day exploring this trendy city before meeting your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn Garibaldi Milan Sightseeing e d We wander through the sophisticated streets of Milan on a walking tour of the city with a Local Specialist to view the city’s most magnificent sites, including the Gothic Cathedral, glassdomed Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Then it’s time to pound the pavements in your free time, exploring Italy’s fashion capital or visiting the medieval fortress of Sforza Castle to admire magnificent artistry by da Vinci and Michelangelo, including the famous statue of the Pietà Rondanini. (BB)

Milan ▶ Baveno (2 Nights) e d The vacation hotspot of Italy’s picturesque Lake District, and beautiful Lake Maggiore, set against the backdrop of the Southern Alps, is the next stop on our northern Italian journey. We enjoy a Cultural Insight into the exquisite flora of the local area during a visit to the magical Villa Taranto botanical gardens – the scents of azalea, 9 camellia and wisteria linger as we explore lush gardens filled with rare lilies and 300 varieties of dahlias in bloom. Then it’s on to our home for the next two nights and the gateway to the three Borromean islands, the picturesque lakeside village of Stresa. Consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the aristocratic Borromeo Palace. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon

Parma ▶ Milan d Delight in the gastronomic and architectural splendor of the Emilia-Romagna region during a guided tour of Parma with a Local Specialist . See the 12th century Piazzo Duomo with its Romanesque Cathedral and Baptistery, and Garibaldi Square, home to the Palazzo del Governatore with its ornate astronomical clock. We leave the flavors of Parma behind and embark on a scenic drive back to Milan where we’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight with our travel companions and Travel Director. (BB, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Tourist Depart Milan Our sumptuous encounter with the landscapes of Northern Italy has sadly come to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Baveno ▶ Genoa ▶ Santa Margherita (2 Nights) e d The maritime city of Genoa and birthplace of Columbus is our first stop today as we join a Local Specialist for an included guided walking tour to view the city’s majestic Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and visit Via Garibaldi, the historic center of Genoa lined by ancient palaces. This afternoon, we arrive in the picturesque seaside town of Santa Margherita, where we will stay overnight, spending the rest of the day free to soak up the vacation atmosphere. (BB) Hotel: Lido Palace

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am.

Baveno e d Lap up gentle lakeside living and la dolce vita during a full day spent at leisure in this pictureperfect setting. Spend the day relaxing or embark on the alpine train to see the magnificent panoramic views of the north. This evening, we cross the tranquil waters of Maggiore to one of the Borromean islands for an unforgettable Be My Guest dining experience. (BB, BG)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $88 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share.

Experience of a lifetime. Excellent service that really made us feel special.

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Chantal, from South Africa, 2016

Santa Margherita ▶ Full-Day Porto Venere and Cinque Terre Excursion d Today we explore the dramatic setting of the five coastal villages of the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre (Five Lands) on an included full-day excursion. The deep blue Ligurian Sea provides a stunning backdrop for the expanse of pastel pinks, yellows and oranges that cling to the rugged seaside cliff s in this beautiful area that

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Santa Margherita ▶ Langhirano ▶ Parma d Today is a feast for the senses. Crossing the scenic Appenine mountains, we venture towards Parma, renowned for its famous Parma ham and cheese. Gain a Cultural Insight into the gourmet delights of this region during a visit to a working prosciutto factory near the town of Langhirano and a brief photo stop at Torrechiara before learning the process of making real parmigiano reggiano cheese at a family-run caseificio. This evening, consider an unforgettable Optional Experience featuring delicious local flavors in a historic setting. (BB) Hotel: CDH Parma & Congressi

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Once the popular vacation retreat of Europe’s nobility, today a stylish sojourn for those who enjoy an idyllic setting of pretty lakeside villages and deep blue waters set against the foothills of the Alps. Enjoy a tasty cappuccino on Como’s lakeside promenade and explore 14th century Marostica, the rich flavors of Modena, and Milan, the world’s fashion and design capital.

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BE MY GUEST Meet Giovanna and her family for a traditional dinner and tales of Lake Garda life in the quaint town of lakeside town of Lazise

CULTURAL INSIGHT A celebration of all things Ferrari – present and future – the Ferrari Museum in Maranello includes a permanent exhibition dedicated to Formula 1 complete with cars and a pit stop wall

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Verona and Modena

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Visit beautiful Lake Maggiore ▶ Lake Como and Lake Garda ▶ the towns of Bassano del Grappa ▶ Marostica ▶ the Ferrari Museum in Maranello View the Piazza del Duomo in Bergamo ▶ Juliet’s Balcony in Verona ▶ the Romanesque Cathedral in Modena ▶ the Duomo and La Scala Opera House in Milan See the Roman Arena in Verona

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and magnificent scenery. This evening we return to the picturesque lakeside setting of Lake Garda. (BB)

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Arrive Milan ▶ Lake Maggiore (Baveno) (2 Nights) The favorite summer retreat for the who’s who of Italy for centuries provides an enchanting backdrop for your first day in Italy. Airport transfers will be provided at set times from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in the picturesque thermal resort of Baveno on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening to meet your fellow travel companions and Travel Director before embarking on your At Leisure jaunt through this picture-perfect region. (WR) Hotel: Simplon Lake Maggiore (Baveno) At Leisure and Como Excursion e 7 Ease into la dolce vita, ambling along the glamorous Baveno Marina – the gentle sounds of this picturesque lakeside a soulful way to start your day before enjoying some free time to explore Baveno with its Romanesque bell tower and octagonal baptistery. Meander through Italy’s exquisite Lake District to scenic Lake Como, for centuries the link between Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Its historic atmosphere is palpable as you walk through the beautiful waterfront of Como town or relax alongside the lake sipping cappuccinos and indulging in a tasty gelato before returning to your hotel this afternoon. (BB) Lake Maggiore (Baveno) ▶ Bergamo ▶ Lake Garda (5 Nights) The enchanting cobblestone lanes of Bergamo, near the foothills of the Alps, yield architectural and artistic treasures which we will have an opportunity to explore this morning. Wander past centuries-old Renaissance façades and into the exquisite Piazza Vecchia built on the site of an ancient Roman Forum to see the ornate Contarini Fountain and 12th century Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. We continue our love affair with the Italian Lakes, traveling to Lake Garda for a relaxing five-night stay. This evening, we enjoy a leisurely dinner at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Villa Maria

Verona Excursion d Romance in the air, we meander to Verona engaging in the tragic tale of Shakespeare’s 9 star-crossed lovers at Juliet’s Balcony during a walking tour of the town with a Local Specialist which will also take us past the Roman Arena, still in use today. We have time to enjoy a gentle exploration of the city on your own terms. See the seven medieval towers of Castelvecchio, relax under the shady trees in Verona’s expansive Piazza Bra or clamber up Lamberti’s Tower for magnificent views of this beguiling city. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Be My Guest dining experience with a local family. (BB, BG)

Modena Excursion d Sparkling Lambrusco, salty prosciutto and the intense aromas of parmigiano await us in the gastronomic paradise of Modena, which we explore today in the company of a Local Specialist . Amble past pastel-hued façades in Modena’s Old Town into the magnificent Piazza Grande which, along with its 12th century cathedral and Torre Civica, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sample the intoxicating flavors of a city that was the birthplace of Ferrari and Pavarotti, home to Michelin Star restaurants, tortellini and delicious balsamic vinegar. Our gourmet interlude at an end, we take a short drive to the Ferrari Museum for a Cultural Insight into the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari. (BB) Lake Garda ▶ Milan e In search of spires that reach the sky, we leave our tranquil lakeside setting behind for the chic northern capital of Milan. Admire the extraordinary Gothic Duomo, ornate La Scala Opera House and 19th century Galleria with its impressive glass and iron domed roof before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure to jostle with the ambitious Milanese for your spot on the runways of Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant’Andrea. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner, joining our fellow travelers to celebrate the end of an exquisite vacation together. (BB, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace

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Depart Milan Our leisurely jaunt through the Italian Lakes has come to an end. We say arrivederci to Italy and your companions. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Leisurely 5 nights at Lake Garda. Lakeside living on the tranquil shores of Italy’s enchanting northern lakes

Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion We embark on a full-day excursion today to the ancient walled town of Marostica, most renowned for its living chess event held every second year, although the gigantic chessboard is visible in the Piazza Castello all year round. We enjoy a leisurely exploration of the city’s fascinating sights, including its old city walls, Lower and Upper Castles and Romanesque bell tower. We venture to the banks of the River Brenta for an unhurried visit to Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy (Grappa)

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Hold on to your helmet for this family expedition marching through the Eternal City of Rome, illustrious Florence and the historic lagoon of Venice. Experience life as a Roman gladiator and learn the basics of sword-fighting, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain and devour the pizza you’ve just learnt to make before creating your own Venetian Carnival mask.

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy local Tuscan cuisine with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills

CULTURAL INSIGHT Experience life as a gladiator with an included visit to a Gladiator School in Rome. Learn how to make authentic pizza in Rome and then savor the taste of your creation. Indulge in an Italian gelato at a local ‘gelateria’ in Florence. Learn about the Venetian tradition of carnival masks and paint your own to take home and visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island

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1 Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Ciao Roma! Feast your eyes and your stomach on the Eternal City – the launch pad for an unforgettable adventure with la famiglia. Tread in the footsteps of the ancients before meeting with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Kick-off Party that will rock Rome. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s

3 Rome ▶  Visit a Gladiator School e d Book your spot on the podium. It’s time to become a gladiator for the day. You’ll learn how to wield a gladiator’s sword and gain insights into Roman history with a Local Specialist. This afternoon, the cobblestone streets of Rome are yours to explore. Board the Bioparco Express through Villa Borghese, count the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Then it’s time for a cheesy family affair as we enjoy a Cultural Insight into authentic Italian pizza making and share a tasty slice or two with our loved ones. (BB, RM) 4 Rome ▶  Florence (3 Nights) Set your watch to Italian time and embark on a scenic drive north through Tuscany’s golden fields to the Renaissance city of Florence, our home for the next three nights. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo 5 Florence Sightseeing e d The exquisite sights of Florence are brought to life on a walking tour in the expert company of a Local Specialist. See the magnificent Gothic Duomo and famous Baptistery before marvelling at Michelangelo’s statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Where better to indulge in a refreshing gelato than in the city where it was invented – a tasty treat before a special Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa that once featured as a famous film location. Join a local family for dinner enjoying delicious specialties against the backdrop of picture-perfect olive groves and vineyards. Saluti! (BB, BG) 6 Florence ▶  Excursion to Pisa e Uno, due, tre... it’s off to Pisa today, and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Piazza del Duomo to snap a selfie in front of the famous Leaning Tower. Before venturing back to beautiful Florence, we’ll see the Baptistery and Camposanto, built on sacred soil brought back by the Crusaders from the Holy Land. (BB)

8 Venice ▶  Canal Cruise and Orientation ed All aboard! We cruise to bustling St. Mark’s Square on a private launch, viewing the famous Bridge of Sighs so named for the sound condemned prisoners made at catching their last glimpse of beautiful Venice. We’ll view the exquisite Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Campanile before experiencing a creative Cultural Insight into Venice’s glassblowing traditions and the art of crafting Carnival masks. Indulge your artistic flair and create your own colorful mask, before enjoying a free evening, perhaps glide through the canals of Venice by gondola or wander through the tiny calle for the cosiest trattoria in town. (BB) 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and Visit to the Rialto Food Market d Navigating the bustling canals to the Rialto Bridge, embrace the sights and sounds of Venice from the water, before enjoying a Cultural Insight into the flavors of Italy at an ancient food market. We delve into the hidden highlights of Venice during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, working up an appetite for our Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) 10 Depart Venice Our unforgettable journey together has come to an end. All that’s left to say is a hearty arrivederci as you prepared to return home with fantastic shared memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless traveling as part of a family group. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $97 per person.

The activities and attractions for the kids were great. The whole concept of the family tour worked! Michael, from USA, 2016

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7 Florence ▶  Bologna ▶  Venice (3 Nights) e d Stop and smell the rich aromas of Bolognese sauce, spending the morning with a Local Specialist exploring the medieval city of Bologna. Then it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the island city of Venice. Enjoy free time to walk along the Grand Canal, feed the greedy pigeons in the piazza and wander through labyrinthine

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2 Rome Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist to delve into centuries of history and culture, including a guided tour of the Vatican Museums. Gaze up at the wonder of Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and explore the Catholic shrine of St. Peter’s Basilica. Venture across the Tiber to the Colosseum imagining a time when brave warriors fought to their death amidst the thunderous roar of thousands. (BB)

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Landmarks of Italy – the Vatican, marble Duomo and Doge’s Palace – are the highlights of this journey through the birthplace of culture. Admire Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling, the idyllic beauty of Lake Como and stop in Verona to see Shakespeare’s Juliet balcony and the 2,000-year-old Roman arena. You’ll also savor the tastes of Bologna and wander through St. Francis’ hometown, Assisi.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan buffet, explore the castle dungeons, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting

CULTURAL INSIGHT Gain early access to the Vatican Museums to marvel at the magnificent work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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and the celebrated La Scala opera house. This evening, join your companions for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace

3 Rome ▶  Florence d Today we drive north through rolling Tuscan landscapes to the Renaissance city of Florence. Beauty and artistry seep through the walls of exquisite palazzi, churches and bridges, the most famous of which is the Ponte Vecchio which we will view during a walking tour with our Local Specialist. Visit the expansive Piazza della Signoria, which once lay at the heart of the flourishing Florentine Republic and view the exquisite marble Duomo and famous Baptistery renowned for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the fine art and architecture of this beautiful city on your own terms. This evening, we gather at a Tuscan castle set within a celebrated wine and olive oil estate for an unforgettable Be My Guest dining experience. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

4 Florence ▶  Pisa ▶  Turin A short journey brings us to Pisa and its Square of Miracles, home to the famous Leaning Tower, ornate Baptistery and the Cathedral del Duomo. We continue northwards, past the marble quarries of Carrara and the charming resort hubs of Portofino, Rapallo and Genoa in Liguria before arriving in sophisticated Turin. This afternoon, we venture through the grand boulevards of this aristocratic city during an orientation drive which will unveil the majestic Piazza Vittorio Veneto and River Po, Italy’s largest river. (BB) Hotel: Concord

sample its delicious cuisine. Buon appetito! (BB) Hotel: Flyon

9 Bologna ▶  Assisi ▶  Rome d Today, we cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Come face-to-face with the legacy of St. Francis, founder of the Franciscan Order in 1208, during a walking tour of his hometown with a Local Specialist. Visit the magnificent Basilica that bears his name and see his tomb, before traveling back to Rome past the scenic hilltop town of Orte. Tonight, we celebrate a journey of discovery through Italy during a Farewell Dinner with our companions and Travel Director. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici 10 Depart Rome Our journey together has come to an end so for now it’s a fond arrivederci to your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian vacation. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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6 Milan ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are Tread in the footsteps of emperors and slaves, remembered during our stop in Verona where through the annuls of history that span millennia we’ll view Juliet’s Balcony and the first-century – your first encounter with intoxicating Italy is ancient Roman arena still in use today. Crossing the Eternal City and its glorious past which you the Veneto Plains, we arrive in what was once the will have an opportunity to explore on your own haunt of Casanova and Marco Polo, the magical terms before joining your Travel Director and city of Venice. (BB, DW) Hotel: Viktoria Palace fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. This evening, we enjoy an enchanting antipasto of 7 Venice Orientation e d our Italian Discovery during an orientation drive We board a private launch to the gateway of past some of the city’s most famous sights. (WR) Venice, St. Mark’s Square – our introduction Hotel: Cicerone to such sights as the Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica. Witness first-hand the fine 2 Rome Sightseeing e d glassblowing tradition that spans centuries Our exploration of Rome begins at the Vatican during a Cultural Insight on Giudecca Island Museums where we have priority access allowing before enjoying free time to explore Venice on entry to view the masterpieces collected your terms. Wander through the labyrinthine by Popes throughout the centuries. During alleys, over ornate bridges and into quiet piazze our included sightseeing tour with a Local as you get lost in this enchanting city. (BB) Specialist, gaze in wonder at Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel 8 Venice ▶  Ferrara ▶  Bologna d and visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Go off the beaten track and into the medieval Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture to Ancient city of Ferrara, revealing its fascinating Rome to see where hundreds of thousands northern Italian culture, before arriving in of spectators would cheer chariot riders to Bologna – perhaps more famous for its gourmet victory at Circus Maximus and visit where achievements than being the site of the oldest brave gladiators met their fate in the imposing university in Europe. Join a Local Specialist Colosseum. Spend the rest of the afternoon to explore the sights, including Neptune’s exploring the magnificent sites of what was once fountain, the Kissing Towers and Piazza the capital of the world, or kick back in a piazza Maggiore. Of course, a visit to the home of soaking up the aromas of fine coffee while you tortellini, mortadella, tagliatelli and ragù, would watch the world go by. (BB) be incomplete without taking the time out to

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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CULTURAL INSIGHT Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo at The Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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10 Depart Venice For now it’s time to say a fond arrivederci to Italy and newfound friends who have shared in the memorable sights, sounds and flavors. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Leisurely 3 nights each in Rome, Florence and Venice. Savor all the flavors of Italy in its enchanting cities

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brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades. This evening, meander along the Arno River in search of the perfect gelato, see the beautifully lit Duomo or visit a cozy enoteca for some wine tasting and live music. (BB)

3 Rome e Spend the day at leisure delving into la dolce vita against the backdrop of glorious fountains, Roman temples and ornate basilica. Consider spending the day in beautiful Tivoli, enjoying an Optional Experience to see the exquisite house and gardens of the 16th century Villa d’Este – a marvelous example of Renaissance landscape architecture. As the sun sets over the seven hills of Rome, sit on the Spanish Steps and watch the beautiful people, or admire the Trevi Fountain, tossing a coin to secure your return to Rome. (BB)

your orientation of the city. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city on your own terms. Find a quiet campi and sidewalk café to enjoy la dolce vita or take a cruise to colorful Burano for a delicious meal. (BB)

9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market e d The sights and sounds of modern Venice come to life today as we join our Local Specialist on a tour of the vibrant Rialto Food Market, which has been feeding Florentines since the 11th century. We wander through the narrow calle - seeing the ornate façades of merchant houses that line the canals, including the home of Marco Polo, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure for one last taste of Venice. Our adventure through Italy’s charming capitals is about to come to an end. We celebrate newfound friendships and an unforgettable experience at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

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1 Arrive Rome (3 Nights) 6 Florence e Benvenuti a Roma where we begin our exciting Today is yours to delve into the beauty and journey through some of Italy’s most beautiful elegance of Florence – a city filled with exquisite cities. Spend time recovering from your travels or galleries, lush gardens and opulent palaces that take a walk down memory lane, tracing centuries are yours to discover at your leisure. Perhaps of art, antiquities and culture before joining visit the most famous Italian gardens worldwide your travel companions and Travel Director at Boboli Gardens with its magnificent collection for a Welcome Reception and orientation of sculptures and explore the 15th century Pitti drive through its intoxicating cityscape. (WR) Palace with its galleries and museums. Venture Hotel: Grand Palatino outside the city to see charming Tuscan villages 2 Rome Sightseeing ▶  Vatican Experience and taste rich panforte and tortas or shop for ed the latest fashions in Florence’s sophisticated We visit the Center of Christianity this morning, boutiques. This evening, why not join an joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour Optional Experience in Chianti for a delicious which includes a visit to the imposing St. Peter’s Tuscan dinner? (BB) Basilica to see the Pietà, Michelangelo’s 7 Florence ▶  High Speed Train ▶  Venice masterpiece carved from the most “perfect” (3 Nights) block of marble. Our next stop is in Ancient All aboard the express train for Venice. We cross Rome to visit such extraordinary treasures as the spectacular Appenines and fertile Veneto the Colosseum, where gladiators and slaves plain before arriving in the island city of Venice. met their end in a blaze of glory, and see Circus Get lost in Venice this afternoon, meandering Maximus. This afternoon, we return to the Holy along quiet lanes in search of a cozy bacaro, See, and gain priority access to the Vatican people-watch in St. Mark’s Square, the gateway Museums where a Local Specialist will take to Venice, or take an unforgettable gondola us on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo’s ride along the city’s enchanting canals. (BB) magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Hotel: Boscolo Bellini Chapel when it is less crowded and join an official representative of the Vatican Museums 8 Venice Orientation e d for a private guided tour of the Missionary This morning, we enjoy a Cultural Insight into Ethnological Museum, founded by Pope Pius XI in the centuries-old craft of glassmaking on the 1926, with its remarkable collection of artworks island of Giudecca. Breathe in the salty sea air as and historical relics from missions all over the you board a private launch cruising to St. Mark’s world. We will also enjoy an exclusive dinner at Square to see the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian the museum in the midst of three centuries of Churches, the Customs House, St. Mark’s Basilica art, history and antiquities. (BB, RM) and Campanile as well as the Doge’s Palace on

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BE MY GUEST The Lenzi family invites you to join them for dinner and a Chianti and olive oil tasting on their Tuscan wine farm which is located on the ancient road between Siena and Florence

CULTURAL INSIGHT Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo at The Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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Arena, still used today to host spectacular operatic performances. We venture to Venice next, our home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Le Boulevard

8 Venice Orientation e d 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Cruise by private launch to visit the city’s most Open your heart to a whirlwind of fiery passion, spectacular attractions. We cruise by private fascinating antiquities and hearty flavors crafted launch to the island of Giudecca to enjoy a by Italian mammas over centuries. Join your unique Cultural Insight into the centuries-old travel companions and Travel Director for a tradition of Venetian glassblowing before seeing Welcome Reception and orientation drive to see St. Mark’s Basilica, the ornate Doge’s Palace and St. Peter’s Basilica and the bustling cityscape by the Bridge of Sighs. (BB) night. (WR) Hotel: Il Cantico 9 Venice ▶  Bologna ▶  Assisi Travel through scenic countryside to the mystical town of Assisi, stopping en route in the city of Bologna to view its Kissing Towers that lean towards each other. We continue to our hotel in Assisi where we will dine this evening. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grand Hotel Assisi

10 Assisi Sightseeing ▶  Tivoli Gardens ▶  Rome d Discover the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi in his home town on the slopes of Mount Subasio. We join a Local Specialist who will take us on a fascinating walking tour to visit the Basilica of St. Francis, renowned for its beautiful frescoes 3 Rome ▶  Pisa ▶  Lucca (2 Nights) depicting the life of this much-loved saint. We travel north to the city of Pisa, visiting its We continue to Tivoli for a guided visit with a Square of Miracles to view the architectural feat Local Specialist of the UNESCO World Heritage of the Leaning Tower and picturesque UNESCO terraced hillside Renaissance gardens of Villa designated Piazza del Duomo with Italy’s largest d’Este. This evening we enjoy an early special Baptistery. Venture past Renaissance walls to Farewell Dinner with our fellow travelers and Lucca, embarking on an orientation tour past the Travel Director before returning to Rome. 14th century San Martino Cathedral, Piazza San (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici Michele and the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Meander along the medieval streets to the dramatic 11 Depart Rome aria sounds of Puccini, or ascend one of the It’s time to say a fond saluto to Italy and our city’s ancient towers for panoramic views. (BB) newfound friends after a memorable journey. Hotel: Best Western Grand Guinigi Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) 4 Cinque Terre Excursion d A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues cling dramatically to the Ligurian cliffs in the charming Cinque Terre (Five Lands) UNESCO World Heritage Site which we will have an opportunity to explore today on our included excursion. Join a Local Specialist and travel by boat and train to experience unforgettable old-world charm in two of the five picturesque fishing villages. (BB, DW) 5 Lucca ▶  San Gimignano ▶  Florence (2 Nights) d The gentle Tuscan landscape gives way to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, famed for its stunning medieval architecture and 72 historic towers. We enjoy a Be My Guest lunch with wine in a beautiful family owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills, before arriving in Florence, our home for the next two nights. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

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2 Rome Sightseeing e d Cross the Tiber to the Vatican for an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist at The Vatican Museums. Admire the works of great masters – the smooth, step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and sorrowful Pietà inside of St. Peter’s Basilica. In Ancient Rome, we remember the brave gladiators who fought for supremacy at the Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus. This afternoon we have time to explore more of the city’s sights. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe.

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6 Florence Sightseeing e d We join a Local Specialist who will bring the legacy of the influential de’Medici family to life. Walk along the cobblestone lanes into expansive piazze, viewing the magnificent marble Duomo and the replica of the David statue in Piazza della Signoria. View the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio and admire spectacular panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Cradle of the Renaissance on your terms. (BB) 7 Florence ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are remembered today during our jaunt to the romantic city of Verona where we will view Juliet’s Balcony and the 1st century Roman

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The beauty and grace of Italy is a kaleidoscope of colors, fragrances and tastes, explored on a trip that ventures from the interior to the coast, and the sultry, sun-soaked island of Capri. Stay in an old Franciscan convent in the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi. The convent was originally built for pilgrims to this peaceful hillside town, but its stone walls now hold slick modern décor.

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BE MY GUEST Join the Callistri family at their ‘borgo’ in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian meal, olive oil tasting and leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli

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1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Take time to embrace the Italian passion for life on this grand adventure through Italy that starts and ends in the Eternal City of Rome. Spend the day exploring its ancient streets before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to see the iconic St. Peter’s Basilica. (WR) Hotel: Grand Tiberio

Please note: On certain departures the Vatican Museums will be visited upon return to Rome. 3 Rome ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento ▶  Isle of Capri (2 Nights) d Venture south towards the ancient city of Pompeii that remains frozen in time following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius centuries ago. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share insights into the city’s tragic history. Our next stop is beautiful Sorrento, where we will enjoy a Cultural Insight into fine local craftsmanship at an inlaid wood demonstration. Cruise to the captivating Isle of Capri, where we’ll spend the next two nights in picture-perfect surrounds. (BB) Hotel: Regina Cristina

7 Venice Orientation e d The Winged Lion of Venice is your constant companion as your cruise by private launch to visit this enchanting island city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the delicate Venetian tradition of glassmaking that harks back to the 13th century before seeing the unforgettable sights of St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the ornate Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs. Get lost in Venice this afternoon, meandering through the narrow alleyways and hidden campi that were the haunt of Casanova and Marco Polo centuries ago. (BB) 8 Venice ▶  Pisa ▶  Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) (2 Nights) This morning we travel to Pisa and to its Field of Miracles to view the famous Leaning Tower before arriving in the spa-resort of Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Minerva Palace 9 Florence Excursion d Explore one of the world’s most cultural cities today – home of great masters, the ambitious legacy of the de’ Medici family and the cradle of the Renaissance. Your Local Specialist shares all the sights, including views of the magnificent marble Duomo and Baptistery. We visit Piazza della Signoria, the heart of this flourishing city with its statues and stunning palazzi. Enjoy some free time to meander across the Arno over Ponte Vecchio and enjoy magnificent views of the city skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo, or perhaps shop for high-quality leather goods in Florence’s boutiques. This evening, we embark on an unforgettable Tuscan Be My Guest dining experience at a farmhouse set amidst beautiful olive groves in the countryside. (BB, BG)

10 Montecatini Terme (Tuscan Hills) 4 Capri Orientation e d ▶  Siena ▶  Rome Explore the glamour and rustic charm of Capri Today, we explore the medieval beauty on a walking orientation with a Local Specialist of Siena, with its shell-shaped Piazza del that will include views of the Marina Piccola, Campo dominated by the rusty red Palazzo where Ulysses was said to have been seduced Publico and Torre del Mangia, the site of the by sirens. Venture to the heart of the island and biannual Palio horse race. Admire the hilltop the legendary Piazzetta, where the locals come town’s extraordinary architecture, shop for to people-watch. Spend free time shopping at beautifully hand-painted ceramics or relax with elegant boutiques or perhaps explore the rugged a gelato at a sidewalk café. This evening, we coast and hidden grottos of this pretty island by celebrate a magnificent Italian adventure with private motor launch. (BB, DW) newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici 5 Isle of Capri ▶  Naples ▶  Cassino ▶  Perugia ▶  Assisi d 11 Depart Rome We sail back across the Mediterranean to the After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Italy fiery southern capital of Naples and stop to and prepare to return home after a memorable celebrate the lives of brave soldiers at their Italian journey of discovery. Airport transfers are final resting place in Cassino’s Commonwealth available to Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. War Cemetery, located in the valley below the (BB) th town’s 6 century Abbey. Venture northwards via Latium to the historic city of Perugia. The fascinating weaving tradition of Italy is explored during a TreadRight Cultural Insight and Join MAKE A DIFFERENCE Trafalgar Heritage Initiative project Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, one of the last remaining traditional wooden frame hand-weaving JoinTrafalgar workshops in the country. Later, we arrive in the Meet the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise ancient hilltop town of Assisi where we will dine in Perugia. Discover the history of in our hotel tonight. (BB, DW) Hotel: Cenacolo Italian hand-weaving during a private Authentic Accommodations demonstration, and see how your visit 6 Assisi Sightseeing ▶  Venice (2 Nights) d helps preserve this traditional art form. Rambling through the cobblestone streets of Assisi with our Local Specialist, we visit the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for Giotto’s exquisite frescoes and 13th century stained glass windows, before traveling north past hilltop medieval villages and through picturesque TRAVEL TODAY, farming plains towards Venice, Queen of the SUSTAIN TOMORROW Adriatic. Enjoy your evening at leisure watching

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2 Rome Sightseeing e d Our captivating journey through Rome begins at the Vatican Museums where we join a Local Specialist for an unforgettable sightseeing tour to gaze at Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and his sorrowful Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica. We visit the enduring symbols of Ancient Rome, celebrating the lives of gladiators and soldiers who entertained thousands in the mighty Colosseum and see Circus Maximus before spending an afternoon exploring the city on our own terms. (BB)

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The tragic story of Pompeii takes center stage on this journey from Rome, south to the trendy Amalfi Coast and north to Venice via Florence. Take a walking tour past the ruins of the Amphitheater, Temple of Apollo and Basilica, and hear how the 79AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the city, fatally claiming its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan buffet, explore the castle dungeons, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting

CULTURAL INSIGHT Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING A guided walking tour of Pompeii with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure e d Journey to the Vatican City this morning in the company of a Local Specialist who will help you uncover the extraordinary masterpieces created by artists inspired by the Divine. We venture into Ancient Rome, to the site of exhilarating chariot races and visit inside the imposing Colosseum after which we have time to explore this glorious city on our own terms. Walk up the Palatine Hill to the ruins of Flavian Palace, see the House of Nero and the ruins of Trajan’s baths, or visit the Castel Sant’Angelo, built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian centuries ago. (BB) Rome At Leisure e Discover why the Italians say “it is sweet doing nothing” spending your day watching Rome’s beautiful people embrace life lived to its fullest in the exquisite Piazza Navona. Delve into the treasures spanning millennia – the fascinating museums, churches, gardens and architecture that remain as the enduring symbols of a powerful city. Or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d’Este. (BB)

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Amalfi Coast (Maiori) ▶ Florence (2 Nights) From Amalfi, we travel north through the rolling green and golden landscape of Umbria into scenic Tuscany before arriving in the Renaissance city of Florence. Spend this evening at leisure, ambling along the picturesque Arno River, enjoying the famous city skyline at night from Piazzale Michelangelo, or indulging in the finest antipasti in town. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure e d Experience a city renowned for its art, architecture and cultural treasures, which you will have an opportunity to explore with your Local Specialist who will show you the city highlights including views of the exquisite marble Duomo and Baptistery. Wander through the Piazza della Signoria, the center of Florentine political life since the 14th century with its amazing sculptures and prominent Palazzo Vecchio overlooking the square. Later join your companions for an authentic Be My Guest dinner at an unforgettable castle venue set within a celebrated wine and olive oil estate. (BB, BG) Florence ▶ Ferrara ▶ Venice (2 Nights) The breathtaking scenery follows our journey north, across the Appenines via Bologna to the family home of the notorious d’Este family in Ferrara, a charming Renaissance city set within medieval walls. We continue meandering north to our stop for the next two nights, the exquisite Queen of the Adriatic. (BB) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus

10 Venice Orientation and At Leisure e Rome ▶ Cassino ▶ Pompeii ▶ Amalfi d Coast (Maiori) (3 Nights) d Glide through the bustling canals of Venice Today we pay homage at the Commonwealth on board a private launch to experience the War Cemetery to the thousands of brave souls extraordinary sights and sounds of this island whose final resting place was the battlefield of city. Experience first-hand the centuries-old craft Monte Cassino and view the 6th century Abbey of glassmaking during an unforgettable Cultural that was destroyed during World War II. We Insight on the island of Giudecca, before arriving venture south, to a city frozen in time, joining at the gateway to the city, St. Mark’s Square. a Small Group Sightseeing tour through the Our love affair with Venice continues as we view excavations of Pompeii that yield the tragic story St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Bridge of of a once vibrant city engulfed by the eruption of Sighs, before enjoying a Farewell Dinner with our Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Wander down the stone Travel Director and newfound friends to toast to avenues past such sights as the Amphitheater, the delicious flavors of Italy. (BB, FD) Forum and Temple of Apollo. We arrive later at our hotel on the iconic Mediterranean Amalfi 11 Depart Venice Coast where we’ll dine tonight. (BB, DW) For now our leisurely encounter with an Hotel: San Pietro extraordinary destination has come to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Amalfi Coast At Leisure e Today is yours to explore, perhaps join an Optional Experience to the beautiful cliff top seaside villages of the Amalfi Coast – clamber up the stairs of Positano, soak up the extraordinary beauty of Ravello that has long inspired musicians, writers and artists, and smell the fresh scents of lemons as you meander alongside cliff side terraces and indulge in the pictureperfect setting. After a day of sightseeing, spend a relaxing evening sipping limoncello and watching the sky light up in glorious pinks, yellows and blues over the Bay of Salerno. (BB) 3 nights on the Amalfi

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a Local Specialist who will share magnificent views of the charming Marina Piccola and famous Piazzetta, the heart and soul of this beautiful town. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $100 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli

CULTURAL INSIGHT Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and stepless spiral staircase designed by architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island

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Delve into the extravagant legacy of the de’ Medici 3 Rome ▶  Cassino ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento in the company of a Local Specialist. The elegant (2 Nights) d Duomo dominates the skyline as we visit Piazza Today we pay tribute to the brave souls of the World della Signoria with its exquisite statues and palazzi. War II Italian Campaign whose last resting place is the Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the beautiful Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino. We view skyline of Florence and the 400-year-old Ponte the Benedictine Abbey, which featured as the site of Vecchio from Piazzale Michelangelo. (BB) the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, before heading south to the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Here we 12 Florence ▶  San Gimignano ▶  Rome join a Local Specialist who will share details of the This morning we visit the charming Tuscan hill devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD town of San Gimignano, within whose colorful 79. (BB, DW) Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park city walls are extraordinary examples of medieval architecture and history. We head back to Rome this 4 Isle of Capri Excursion d evening for a Farewell Dinner spent in the company We cross the Bay of Naples today by ferry to the of newfound friends and our Travel Director. glamorous Isle of Capri where we will visit some of (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici its landmark sights. Wander past the chic boutiques and sidewalk cafés in Capri Town in the company of 13 Depart Rome a Local Specialist. Later, we return to the mainland Our discovery of the best of Italy has sadly come to and enjoy a Cultural Insight into the intricate art of an end. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino inlaid woodwork for which Sorrento is famous. (BB) Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) 5 Sorrento ▶  Assisi d We join our Local Specialist in Assisi for a walking tour to visit the Basilica of St. Francis. See the f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP remnants of Roman heritage at the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and the Lion Fountain in the central piazza before dining at your hotel this 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to evening. (BB, DW) Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic quote you the lowest possible airfare available Accommodations on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. 6 Assisi ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) d See page 32. Fall in love with the Renaissance architecture and delicious flavors of Emiglia Romagna. The story of Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome star-crossed lovers is celebrated later during our Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at stop in the exquisite city of Verona, where we will 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving admire Juliet’s Balcony, and the Roman arena, later should make their own way to the hotel. before arriving in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. Return transfers on the last travel day will (BB, DW) Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia & arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and Hungaria Authentic Accommodations 9.30am. Please note: On certain departures Verona will be Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in visited on Day 8 instead of Day 6. a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation 7 Venice Orientation e d in Europe. We venture to the island of Giudecca where talented tradesmen share their centuries-old glassmaking Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for traditions in a Cultural Insight, before meandering Travel Director and Driver, $127 per person. through the domain of St. Mark to view the * All prices are per person, double share. impressive square and Basilica that still bear his Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. name. Our journey through Venice takes us past the opulent Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, Extra night hotels see page 261. before an afternoon at leisure. (BB) Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date

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8 Venice ▶  Milan ▶  Lake Maggiore (2 Nights) † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Today we cross the lush green plains of Lombardy to sophisticated Milan, the global capital of design Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. and fashion. An orientation tour takes us past the 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) intricate Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera house and Ciao Roma! Explore this imperial city of emperors and the famous Galleria, before dinner is served tonight senators, gods and goddesses, before joining your at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome 9 Lake Como Excursion d Reception. Our introduction to the Eternal City is an The glistening blue waters of Lake Como welcome evening orientation drive to view some of the sights us today, with free time to enjoy the lakeside which await you. (WR) Hotel: Una/Victoria lifestyle and beautiful scenery that has enchanted 2 Rome Sightseeing e d visitors for millennia. This evening we venture by The Holy See takes center stage today as we join a private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for an Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour in unforgettable Be My Guest dinner experience. the fascinating Vatican Museums. Witness first-hand (BB, BG) the masterpieces of Bramante and Michelangelo 10 Lake Maggiore ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence in a Cultural Insight, admiring the smooth, step(2 Nights) less staircase, the magnificent frescoed ceiling The charm of Tuscany lures us across the forested in the Sistine Chapel Experience and the marble Apennine Mountains, past Genoa to the famous masterpiece of Pietà, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica. city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we will We venture across the Tiber and into Ancient Rome enjoy an opportunity to view the Leaning Tower. Our to see the famous Colosseum and Circus Maximus, next stop is Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. once the site of celebrated chariot races. This (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city streets of Rome on your terms. (BB) 11 Florence Sightseeing e d

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BE MY GUEST Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional dinner with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves

CULTURAL INSIGHT Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING A guided visit with a Local Specialist to the excavations in Pompeii in a group size of no more than 25 guests

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10 Venice (Murano) ▶  Trento This morning, we traverse the pastoral Veneto plains to the sophisticated town of Trento which exudes both classical Italian elegance and cultural influences from the north. Wander around the magnificent Piazza Duomo before checking in to your hotel for the night. (BB) Hotel: Grand Trento 11 Trento ▶  Milan ▶  Italian Lakes Traveling north, we arrive in the sophisticated powerhouse of Milan and enjoy some free time after an orientation of the city’s key sights. See the exquisite Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria. We spend this afternoon on the quiet shores of Lake Maggiore. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon

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2 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time d e This morning we embark on an included sightseeing tour in the company of a Local Specialist, where we will see Michelangelo’s magnificent Pietà. We venture into Ancient Rome 12 Italian Lakes ▶  Santa Margherita to see Circus Maximus and visit the imposing (2 Nights) Colosseum. (BB) Today travel to the Ligurian Riviera. We cruise to 3 Rome ▶  Alberobello (2 Nights) the quaint fishing village of Portofino (weather We meander east through the spectacular permitting) before returning to our seaside Campania Mountains and the orange and olive retreat in Santa Margherita. Dine tonight at your groves of the charming Puglia region near the hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Lido Palace Adriatic coast, our home for the next two nights. This evening, we enjoy a delicious local dinner at 13 Santa Margherita e Spend the day on your terms, walking along the our hotel.  (BB, DW) Hotel: Sierra Silvana picturesque promenade, wandering through 4 Alberobello Sightseeing e d the Old Town shopping for souvenirs or consider Fairy-tale conical limestone houses take center joining an Optional Experience to beautiful Porto stage during our guided tour with a Local Venere and the Bay of Poets where we’ll admire Specialist in the town of Alberobello, with its the seductive UNESCO-protected Cinque Terre.  unique collection of almost 1,500 trulli dating (BB) th back to the 14  century. This afternoon is 14 Santa Margherita ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence yours to explore magical Puglia. This evening, (2 Nights) we enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner in a Traveling south through the unforgettable scenery traditional masseria (farmhouse). (BB, BG) of Tuscany, we arrive in Pisa to view its famous 5 Alberobello ▶  Sorrento (2 Nights) Leaning Tower before traveling onwards to the The fresh aroma of lemons is your constant Renaissance city of Florence. This afternoon is companion in the stunning coastal town of yours at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo Sorrento. View the bustling Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia before spending the rest of the day exploring 15 Florence Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist this morning to view this magical town. (BB) Hotel: La Residenza the city’s finest masterpieces – the magnificent 6 Isle of Capri Excursion d Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the 13th century The exquisite craft of inlaid wood is explored Santa Croce Basilica. We spend the rest of our this morning during a Cultural Insight at a local afternoon at leisure.  (BB) Sorrento workshop before cruising the deep blue ▶  Rome ▶  Vatican Experience 16 Florence waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the beautiful d Isle of Capri. We enjoy a guided tour of Capri We meander through the sprawling vineyards Town. Tonight we dine at our hotel in Sorrento. of Chianti, past the hill-top towns of Umbria (BB, DW) before arriving in Rome. This afternoon, we 7 Sorrento ▶  Pompeii ▶  Assisi d gain priority access to the Vatican Museums Explore the tragic history of the ancient city where we will meet an official representative of Pompeii. We wander through the lost city in during our private guided tour of the Missionary the company of a Local Specialist. Continue Ethnological Museum. Founded by Pope Pius your journey through the beautiful rolling green XI in 1926, this museum has a remarkable and golden fields of Umbria, arriving at the collection of artworks and historical relics from mystical hilltop town of Assisi. Meet your Local missions all over the world. Enjoy an exclusive Specialist for a captivating walking tour of Farewell Dinner at the museum amidst three Assisi. Tonight, we dine in our hotel. (BB, DW) centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities. Hotel: Grand Hotel Assisi Our fascinating encounter with the center of Christianity continues with a guided evening tour 8 Assisi ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (Murano) of the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist, (2 Nights) including a visit to view Michelangelo’s Celebrate the epic tale of Romeo and Juliet during magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine this morning’s visit to the fair city of Verona where Chapel when it is less crowded. (BB, FD) you will view Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici Arena. We venture north to the Adriatic coast this afternoon to the intoxicating city of Venice. (BB) 17 Depart Rome Hotel: LaGare Venezia MGallery We say arrivederci to Rome and our newfound friends at the end of our Grand Italian 9 Venice Orientation e d Experience. Transfers are available. Conditions The delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing apply. (BB) is celebrated during a Cultural Insight this morning. Glide by private launch to view the Bridge of Sighs, ornate Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica before spending free time. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $165 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

VATICAN EXPERIENCE PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

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Slow down to the languid pace of the south – hot winds, and even hotter locals both signs that you’ve arrived in a part of Italy that marches to its own tune. See the fiery splendors of Sicily revealed beneath the shadow of Italy’s largest volcano, Mount Etna, where you will enjoy local wine tasting under the warm Sicilian sun.

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BE MY GUEST Visit Maria Marano’s wine farm at the foot of Mount Etna for a walking tour through the estate, and enjoy home-made appetizers accompanied by local wine

CULTURAL INSIGHT Witness the exquisite craft of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento

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1 Arrive Rome Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore on your own. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an orientation drive through the city – a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the center of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains. (WR) Hotel: Villafranca

8 Agrigento ▶  Erice ▶  Mondello ▶  Palermo (2 Nights) Travel to Erice and explore this famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, Norman Castles and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of the famed Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens. Before arriving in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, visit the chic seaside resort of Mondello, with its beautiful beach, popular with the elite Palermitans. (BB) Hotel: Garibaldi 9 Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Monreale d Meet your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See The Opera House of Palermo and the Cathedral. Travel to the town of Monreale for views of La Conca d’Oro and explore the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral. Later join your companions and celebrate with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) 10 Depart Palermo Say arrivederci to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable vacation. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

5 Taormina Sightseeing e d Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theater and the sub-tropical terraced gardens. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto with a gelsi gelato and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. (BB)

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3 Sorrento ▶  Isle Of Capri Excursion d Gain a Cultural Insight during a demonstration of the art of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento. Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, the isle of Sirens according to Greek mythology, and continue to Capri town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist and spend some time people-watching at one of the local cafés. (BB) 4 Sorrento ▶  Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (3 Nights) Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria. Travel across the straits of Messina to the rugged and historic island of Sicily and to the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos below Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden

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2 Rome ▶  Cassino ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento (2 Nights) d From Rome, visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the huge battle here during WWII, and view the Benedictine Abbey at Cassino, which was originally founded by Saint Benedict in the 6th century, making it one of Europe’s oldest monasteries and a recognised center of arts and culture. Next stop at the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. See such sites as the Ampthitheatre, dating back to 80BC, and the Gymnasium which used to have a pool in the middle. You’ll also see the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica. Arrive later at your hotel in Sorrento. (BB, DW) Hotel: Johanna Park

sanctuary in Sicily. See the splendid Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea. (BB) Hotel: Dioscuri Bay Palace

Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Palermo Airport at 8am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe.

Sicily is a stunner. Excellent trip... relaxing, beautiful destinations, excellent rooms. All around amazing time. Marianne, from USA, 2017

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6 Taormina e d Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax or see the sights of your choice. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Tonight savor a delicious Be My Guest dinner at a beautiful Sicilian winery and restaurant overlooking Mount Etna. (BB, BG) 7 Taormina ▶  Agrigento d Enjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your Local Specialist takes you to visit the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek

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BE MY GUEST Visit Maria Marano’s wine farm at the foot of Mount Etna for a walking tour through the estate and cellars, and enjoy home-made appetizers accompanied by the local wine

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum. Witness the exquisite craft s of inlaid wood in Sorrento and glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Journey to the capital of the world – a city with an irresistible verve that you’ll find intoxicating. Later you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to admire the city’s enchanting c itysc ape. (WR) Hotel: Villafranca

10 Agrigento ▶ Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (2 Nights) We travel through the vineyards of the southern Rome Sightseeing e d hills towards the charming seaside resort of We visit The Vatican this morning, joining Taormina, your home for the next two nights. an included sightseeing tour with a Local Enjoy spectacular vistas and a taste of la dolce Specialist to see Michelangelo’s magnificent vita in this quaint hillside town, enjoying free Pietà inside of St. Peter’s Basilica. Ancient Rome time on arrival. (BB) Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden is our next stop. See the Circus Maximus and visit Colosseum where gladiators and slaves fought to 11 Taormina e d their deaths. (BB) Spend the day relaxing in this chic Sicilian Rome ▶ Pisa ▶ Florence We venture north to the town of Pisa and visit the Square of Miracles and the incredible Leaning Tower that bears this city’s name. A short drive takes us to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, where we’ll spend the evening at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo 12 Florence Sightseeing ▶ Venice (2 Nights) ed The magnificent marble Duomo, Santa Croce Basilica, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria feature on our walking tour with a Local Specialist through Florence’s grand boulevards and quaint cobblestone lanes. Spend some time 13 shopping before leaving Florence for the island city of Venice. (BB) Hotel: Le Boulevard

resort. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Savoca, the village made famous by ‘The Godfather’, and Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna. This evening, join your companions for a special Be My Guest dinner in a vineyard on the slopes of Mount Etna. (BB, BG) Taormina (Giardini Naxos) ▶ Sorrento (2 Nights) Today we cross the Straits of Messina to mainland Italy by ferry, driving north through rustic Calabria via Salerno to our hotel in the charming town of Sorrento. (BB, DW) Hotel: La Residenza Isle of Capri Excursion d The exquisite craft of inlaid wood is explored today during a Cultural Insight in Sorrento before we cruise to the charming Isle of Capri where we will enjoy a guided walking tour of Capri Town with a Local Specialist . (BB)

Venice Orientation e d Embark on an orientation cruise by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark’s Square. See the ornate Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Cathedral and 14 Sorrento ▶ Rome ▶ Vatican Experience the Bridge of Sighs, before venturing to Giudecca d Island for a fascinating Cultural Insight into the Admire the dramatic coastline, driving north centuries-old craft of glassblowing. The rest of the from Sorrento to the Eternal City of Rome. afternoon is yours to explore more of the sights. This afternoon, we gain priority access to the (BB) Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take us on a fascinating guided tour. Admire Venice ▶ Assisi d the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine We drive south through the golden fields of Chapel, pained by Michelangelo in 16th century Umbria to the green heart of Italy, stopping at and join an off icial representative of the the mystical medieval hilltop town of Assisi. Vatican Museums for a private guided tour of Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the the Missionary Ethnological Museum, founded town, which includes a visit to St. Francis Basilica by Pope Pius XI in 1926, with its remarkable to view its magnificent frescoes. (BB, DW) collection of artworks and historical relics from Hotel: Grand Hotel Assisi missions all over the world. You’ll also enjoy Assisi ▶ Cassino ▶ Pompeii ▶ Naples an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the museum in ▶ At Sea d the midst of three centuries of art, history and We pay homage to the thousands of brave souls antiquities. (BB, FD) who lost their lives during the Battle of Monte Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici Cassino, stopping at the Commonwealth War 15 Depart Rome Cemetery en route to the tragic city of Pompeii. For now it’s a fond Ciao Roma as we prepare Join a Local Specialist to delve into the to depart for our journey home. Transfers are fascinating account of the excavations before available. Conditions apply. (BB) traveling to Naples for your overnight cruise to Palermo, Sicily’s fiery capital. (BB) At Sea ▶ Palermo ▶ Excursion to Monreale and Mondella d We arrive this morning in the Sicilian capital, Palermo where we will join our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour, which includes the Teatro Massimo and Piazza Bellini. Traveling to the town of Monreale on the slopes of Monte Caputo overlooking the orange, olive and almond groves of La Conca d’Oro, we visit the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral.

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The cradles of Western Civilization are explored on this epic voyage through Italy and Greece. Admire the art and architecture of Rome and the rich cultural heritage of Florence which sparked a revival in Europe and the end of the Dark Ages. Visit the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora and see the sight of the most important oracle in the classical world.

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BE MY GUEST Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional dinner with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves

CULTURAL INSIGHT Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Meteora, Delphi and Athens

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4 Florence Sightseeing ▶  Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights) d Your Local Specialist reveals Florence’s rich cultural heritage during your walking tour. Visit Piazza della Signoria and view the marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery, and the Ponte Vecchio. Travel through the Apennines and cross the Veneto plains to Venice. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana 5 Venice Orientation e d Cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of Venice. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. This afternoon consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the islands in the lagoon. (BB)

or entry to the spectacular Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian’s Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your trip. (BB, FD) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

10 Depart Athens Say goodbye to your fellow travelers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey or join a 4-day Aegean Cruise, for more information see below. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

6 Venice (Mestre) ▶  Overnight Ferry Travel south to the ancient port city of Ancona to board your overnight ferry to mainland Greece. (BB, D)

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7 Igoumenitsa ▶  Meteora ▶  Kalambaka d † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Arrive early into the port of Igoumenitsa and travel along the foothills of the Athamanika Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. mountains before arriving at the breathtaking 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Join your Meteora. Visit two of the six monasteries built on Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Reception and evening orientation drive which Specialist. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) will take you to view the magnificent St. Peter’s Hotel: Amalia/Grand Meteora/Meteora Hotel Basilica. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s 8 Kalambaka ▶  Delphi d 2 Rome Sightseeing e d Drive south towards Mount Parnassos and With a Local Specialist visit St. Peter’s Basilica Delphi, where we will stay overnight. Join a and view Michelangelo’s Pietà. See the Circus Local Specialist and see the site of the most Maximus where chariot races were held. Visit the important oracle in the classical world and impressive Colosseum. (BB) walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo where every four years athletes competed in the 3 Rome Sightseeing ▶  Florence d e Pythian Games. (BB) Hotel: Amalia This morning visit the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist. Experience a Cultural Insight 9 Delphi ▶  Athens Sightseeing e d when you ascend Bramante’s smooth and We depart the ‘navel of the earth’ this morning step-less spiral staircase. Admire Michelangelo’s and travel to Athens where we’ll discover frescoed ceiling when you visit the Sistine the city’s rich heritage during our morning Chapel. Later, drive north to the Renaissance sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Marvel city of Florence in Tuscany. Tonight enjoy a Be at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple My Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside. of Zeus. Your choice of sightseeing includes a (BB, BG) Hotel: Cosmopolitan Concept visit to the Acropolis to view the Parthenon

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Complimentary departure transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $97 per person.

4-DAY AEGEAN CRUISE OPTION CODE: ICLAM/S/L/P A 4-day Aegean cruise is available to join at the end of the ‘Best of Italy and Greece’ itinerary. On the morning of Day 10, guests will be transferred from their hotel to the port of Athens to embark the cruise. 10 Embark ▶  Mykonos Board your ship in Athens. Cruise to the island of Mykonos and spend time discovering the town and sparkling beaches. (BB, L, D) 11 Kusadasi ▶  Patmos Arrive early at the port of Kusadasi in Turkey – there is time to take an Optional Experience to Ephesus. Continue on to Patmos, with an optional experience to the cave where the Book of Revelation was written. (BB, L, D) 12 Rhodes Arrive in Rhodes. Explore the fascinating medieval Old Town or join an optional experience to visit Lindos, featuring the Acropolis with stunning coastal views. (BB, L, D)

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13 Heraklion ▶  Santorini Disembark in Heraklion on the island of Crete, and perhaps visit the Palace of Knossos. Then cruise to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini and enjoy a complimentary shore experience to the stunning village of Oia. (BB, L, D)

WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

14 Disembark ▶  Athens This morning, disembark from your ship for your transfer to the airport. (BB) Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 11am. From $1230 per person double share (outside cabin). See pages 196-197 for cruise details.

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The Union Jack waves its greeting as you amble through London’s avenues and lush green spaces, tracing centuries of heritage and historical landmarks from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace on this At Leisure vacation. Marvel at castles, cathedrals and palaces, see the picturesque Cotswolds and indulge in a traditional English cream tea.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

CULTURAL INSIGHT Forage for the freshest food buys at Britain’s most renowned food market – Borough Market and rub shoulders with royalty enjoying an English cream tea at Kensington Palace

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in London and a guided tour of Westminster Abbey

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in London Orientation of Borough Market ▶ Greenwich Visit Windsor Castle ▶ Stonehenge ▶ Westminster Abbey ▶ Kensington Palace ▶ You will also have a choice of fantastic free museums to visit including the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum View Big Ben ▶ the Houses of Parliament ▶ Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace Scenic cruise on the Thames from the London Eye down to Greenwich 3-day London Oyster card pass

ENGLAND SIMPLY THE BEST Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Stratford upon Avon, Oxford and the Cotswolds

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London Sightseeing and At Leisure or Tower of London Optional Experience e Ease into London’s energetic pace this morning before embarking on an included half-day sightseeing tour with your Travel Director featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. See the stately Changing of the Guard before your sightseeing tour finishes in central London. Spend the rest of the day enjoying a slice of London culture or join an Optional Experience to the Tower of London to see the magnificent Crown Jewels and meet the Yeoman Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress. This evening, we enjoy a delicious meal at Heddon Street Kitchen in the heart of the West End – one of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s most-celebrated London eateries. (FB, RM) Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge Regal traditions and ancient monuments take center stage today as we embark on a full-day excursion from London. Visit Windsor Castle, one of the Queen’s elegant homes including the superb Georgian State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel before free time for lunch in this historic market town. Our next stop sees us delve into the fascinating history of the bestknown prehistoric monument in Europe – the ancient circle at Stonehenge before returning to London. (FB) London At Leisure or full-day Optional Experience to Oxford and the Cotswolds e Armed with your 3-day travel pass, London truly is your oyster. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions on how to make the most out of your full day at leisure. Walk through ‘The City’ exploring the oldest part of London. Pay tribute to Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square and wander down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Alternatively, consider a full-day Optional Experience to the enchanting Cotswolds visiting Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon with a stop in the university town of Oxford. Get a real taste of the city this evening with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Consider sharing delicious traditional flavors with a local family in their home. (FB) Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea d Imagine the kings and queens who have glided gracefully up the 13th century mosaic floor of Westminster Abbey which we will have an opportunity to explore this morning on a guided visit with a Local Specialist . Later, visit Kensington Palace for a Cultural Insight into the lives of the Royal Family. Tour the Royal Palace that was once home to Diana, Princess of Wales, and indulge in a delicious English cream tea in The Orangery surrounded by beautiful formal gardens before returning to your hotel. (FB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 262 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $70 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Leisurely 7 nights in vibrant London. Meander through Borough Market to see where locals have shopped for centuries

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Arrive London (7 Nights) Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that marches to its very own vibrant cosmopolitan tune – yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick off your grand At Leisure exploration. (WR) Hotel: The Cumberland

London Borough Food Market and Iconic Museums d Saunter past the buzzing stalls of Borough Market. Your Travel Director will take you on a leisurely walk for a Cultural Insight into the daily lives of Londoners. Embrace your inner foodie and indulge in the flavors of the best of British, before spending the rest of the day at leisure visiting London’s extraordinary museums, many of which are free to visit. Use your London Oyster card to traverse the length and breadth of London. (FB)

1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Britain to celebrate the Festive Season.

PERFECT COMBINATIONS Why not extend your vacation by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see pages 34-35 for the ‘Rome Explorer’, pages 116-117 for the ‘Paris Explorer’, pages 130-131 for the ‘Madrid Explorer’, pages 150- 151 for the ‘Amsterdam Explorer’ or pages 156-157 for the ‘Berlin Explorer’.

VIZEAT OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Visit Christabel at her North London home and enjoy a slice of her legendary salted caramel tart.

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Pure poetry awaits as you journey north to the land of the bonny and brave. Meandering through the lush green landscapes of Britain, you’ll see the mythical Stonehenge and journey to Wales and its capital, Cardiff. Admire the beautiful Lake District and consider eloping at Gretna Green, before rambling up the Royal Mile en route back to London via Shakespeare’s birthplace.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST This evening join a local family for hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked dinner in their country home in Yorkshire

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in London and Edinburgh

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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THE ICONS City tour in London ▶ Edinburgh Orientation of Bath ▶ Cardiff ▶ Liverpool ▶ York

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5 Liverpool ▶  Lake District ▶  Gretna Green ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. The enchanting views of Britain’s Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. north to Scotland – views that inspired the 1 Arrive London (2 Nights) centuries-old writings of such literary greats as Brightly colored Union Jacks pave your way William Wordsworth, who declared the village to an unforgettable journey through Britain, of Grasmere “the loveliest spot that man hath which kicks off in London. Visit ‘The City’ and ever found”. We stop at the runaway wedding admire the imposing dome of Christopher Wren’s capital that is Gretna Green where “Blacksmith St. Pauls and the Tower of London, or admire Priests” would marry couples over the Marriage the pageantry of royal palaces, cathedrals and Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh parks exploring the city on your own terms. – our home for the next two nights. If your Hotel: Hilton Kensington visit coincides with the Edinburgh Festival, enjoy rousing performances at the spectacular 2 London Sightseeing e d Edinburgh Tattoo in the city’s striking castle Join a Local Specialist today for a grand grounds. (FB) Hotel: Leonardo Royal exploration of the vibrant British capital including such sights as Big Ben, the imposing 6 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Houses of Parliament on the banks of the Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising Thames and Buckingham Palace, the official medieval city of Edinburgh where you’ll join a UK residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837. Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring tour. Meander through the Old Town and view the exploring old-world charm and modern Arthur’s Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, sophistication that live effortlessly side-by-side for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of in London. (FB) the Scots. Your choice of sightseeing could see

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 3 – 25 AUGUST 2018 One of the most spectacular annual events is the Edinburgh Tattoo. It is simply not to be missed. Military bands from all over the world take to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to play rousing tunes culminating in the haunting bugle call of the Last Post. The Tattoo is run for charitable causes and has donated over £5 million to military and civilian charities and organisations. Trafalgar includes tickets and arrangements for our guests for every trip in this brochure that stays in Edinburgh during the Tattoo dates above.

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you visit either Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura 3 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Bath ▶  Cardiff or Edinburgh Castle. Spend the rest of the day This morning, meet your Travel Director before exploring Auld Reekie’s charming cobblestone embarking on a journey to discover what’s streets, medieval relics and elegant Georgian “great” about Great Britain. We kickstart our and Gothic façades on your own or join your adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit London, heading west to the stone monoliths the Royal Yacht Britannia. Soak up the irresistible at Stonehenge whose centuries-old myths have charm of the city and consider attending a lively yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and architecture of Bath takes center stage during bagpipes this evening. (FB) our visit to this famous spa town where we’ll see the Abbey and visit the Roman baths before 7 Edinburgh ▶  Hadrian’s Wall ▶  York d crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire Wales. Delve into the proud culture and heritage at Hadrian’s Wall before crossing the River Tyne of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation and venturing south to the ancient cathedral of the city to see the Millennium Stadium and city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman the medieval Cardiff Castle in the heart of the times. Saunter along the famous Shambles and city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals epic adventure through Britain at a Welcome in the world. This evening join a local family for Reception with top pub nosh. (FB, WR) hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked Be Hotel: Clayton My Guest Farewell Dinner in their country home. (FB, BG) Hotel: Novotel Centre 4 Cardiff ▶  Ludlow ▶  Liverpool The charming half-timbered Tudor houses of 8 York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  London Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare’s market town with its medieval walls and historic life at his Birthplace and Visitor Center in castle. We meander north through the Shropshire Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway’s Hills and lush green Cheshire landscapes to the thatched cottage. We return to London this bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the afternoon. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Kensington ‘Fab Four’. Saunter through its edgy Scouse 9 Depart London streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club where Say farewell to London today as you return home The Beatles once played on your evening at with magical memories. (FB) leisure. (FB) Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower

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4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WIBT): Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2018. 1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Britain to celebrate the Festive Season. 7 Hogmanay: Marked departure will celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Unused London Accommodations: Prices are per person per night $90 London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 262 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $57 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

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Discover smugglers’ coves and quaint coastline villages as you trawl westwards towards the river valleys of romantic Devon and Cornwall, with its rich Celtic heritage. Visit the Georgian town of Bath, drive through the unique landscapes of Exmoor and rural Wiltshire, and see the ruined Tintagel Castle where, legend has it, King Arthur was born.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Join the Kempthorne family for lunch and tales of farming heritage at their homely Cornish farmstead which has been in their family since the early 18th century

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a guided tour in Longleat House, the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and one of the finest stately homes open to the public

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS Orientation of Bristol ▶ Bath ▶ Dunster ▶ Lynmouth ▶ Plymouth ▶ Exeter ▶ Salisbury Visit Royal Windsor ▶ the Roman Baths in Bath ▶ stately Longleat House in Warminster ▶ picturesque Lacock village ▶ the ancient seaport of Bideford ▶ the gorgeous artists’ colony of St. Ives ▶ the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge ▶ John Constables Salisbury

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1 Arrive London Welcome to London, a vibrant mix of old and new that marches to its very own unforgettable multicultural tune. Spend your day exploring the city’s iconic sights – its royal heritage, exquisite architecture and fascinating museums. Then take to the city’s streets this evening, enjoying the buzz of Soho or perhaps attend a West End show. Hotel: Hilton Kensington

of farming heritage at their homely Cornish farmstead which has been in their family since the early 18th century. As the day draws to its close, we sit in quiet contemplation with the sounds of Gregorian chants and choral music filling the historic St. Martin’s Church as part of a Join Trafalgar initiative to support The Churches Conservation Trust. Spend the rest of the evening exploring the medieval center of Exeter on your terms. (FB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Southgate

4 Bristol ▶  Dunster ▶  Exmoor National Park ▶  Lynmouth ▶  Bideford Take a step back in time to the medieval village of Dunster with its picturesque thatched cottages, 17th century yarn market and Working Watermill, built on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey of c1086. Driving through the dramatic landscapes of Exmoor National Park, we stop in Lynmouth perched along the breathtakingly rugged Devon coast for some time at leisure and perhaps a ride on the famous funicular cliff elevator to nearby Lynton. Our home for this evening is the historic port town of Bideford with its imposing 15th century bridge that spans the Torridge River. (FB) Hotel: Durrant House

Great itinerary - loved Best of Devon and Cornwall. Very good optional extras. Thank you Trafalgar for all our unexpected treats and gifts. Trevor, New Zealand, 2016

5 Bideford ▶  Tintagel ▶  Exeter (2 Nights) d Tales of knights and medieval myths and legends take center stage today as we enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle, reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur. We join the Kempthorne family for a light Be My Guest Cornish lunch and tales

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6 Cornish Excursion including Plymouth, St. Ives and Dartmoor National Park Meandering along the dramatic coastline of 2 London ▶  Windsor ▶  Bath ▶  Bristol Cornwall today, past smugglers’ coves and (2 Nights) quaint coastal villages, we stop in the maritime This morning meet your Travel Director. Leave city of Plymouth and view the Mayflower Steps the bright lights of the British capital behind and from which brave pilgrims are said to have journey through lush landscapes to the historic left English shores for an unknown new world. market town of Windsor, enjoying free time to Discover lovely St. Ives, a popular retreat for ramble through its quaint streets and visit the artists, before enjoying views of St. Michael’s elegant 11th century castle. Journeying west, we Mount with its 17th century castle which sits arrive in the stately Georgian town of Bath whose dramatically atop the tidal island near the beautiful Pulteney Bridge and 15th century Gothic seaside town of Penzance. We travel through the Abbey, provide a picturesque backdrop for the brooding landscape of Dartmoor National Park, Roman Baths from which the city takes its name. stopping at a traditional pub for a memorable See the steamy thermal pool of the ‘Great Bath’ Farewell Dinner with our travel companions. before traveling to easy-going Bristol where we’ll (FB, FD) enjoy an orientation of the city including views of 7 Exeter ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Salisbury the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel’s ▶  London SS Great Britain, the world’s first ocean-going See the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge rise up luxury liner. (FB, WR) imposingly on Salisbury Plain this morning and Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn City Centre imagine a time when pagans and druids would 3 Longleat Stately Home and Lacock gather in their mysterious midst. We’ll visit the Excursion d town of Salisbury, home to Britain’s tallest spire, Leaving trendy Bristol behind, we embark on before returning to London. (FB) a scenic drive through the English countryside Hotel: Hilton Kensington arriving at Longleat Stately Home near 8 Depart London Warminster for a fascinating Cultural Insight Say a fond farewell to your traveling companions into English heritage. Delve into centuries of at the end of a wonderful vacation, as you British tradition during a included guided tour prepare to return home with treasured of one of the country’s finest stately homes, memories. (FB) currently home to the 7th Marquess of Bath. Wander through its grand rooms featuring priceless collections of art, antiques and tapestries collected by 15 generations and admire the exquisite surrounding ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland. Later, we stop in the picturesque village of Lacock – its honeycolored stone cottages and 15th century inns have served as a picturesque backdrop for such famous films as ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and ‘Harry Potter’, among others. (FB)

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0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Unused London Accommodations: Prices are per person per night $90 London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 262 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $57 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Rugged landscapes and ancient kingdoms – the heritage of Scotland and England revealed on this jaunt past medieval cities, shimmering lochs and rugged Highland cliffs. Travel north from London to Edinburgh, a city with medieval charm and modern verve. Rub shoulders with the golfing greats at St. Andrews and enjoy a wee dram toasting to the warmth of the Scots.

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BE MY GUEST Meet Farmer John and his wife Christine and enjoy a few hours of Cumbria farm-life with a traditional cream tea and some Highland cow company thrown in for good measure

CULTURAL INSIGHT Warm your heart with a little Scottish whisky at a traditional distillery in the Scottish Highlands

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1 Arrive London Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a global capital with multicultural verve. Today is yours to explore the vibrant mix of old and new around every turn. Spend the day exploring the royal heritage of London, stroll along the tree-lined Thames or admire treasures from across the globe before enjoying the night-time buzz of this fascinating city. Hotel: Hilton Kensington

6 Scottish Highlands ▶  Spean Bridge ▶  Glencoe ▶  Loch Lomond ▶  Glasgow The pristine natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands provides a stunning backdrop for today’s leisurely drive to Glasgow. View the World War II Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and admire views of Britain’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis. See Glencoe, the site of a bloody massacre in 1692 following the Jacobite Uprising and travel to the bonnie banks of Scotland’s prettiest loch, Loch Lomond. We arrive in Glasgow this evening where our orientation will take us past St. Mungo’s Cathedral and George Square lined with statues and monuments dedicated to famous British subjects, including Robert Burns and Sir Robert Peel. (FB) Hotel: MacDonald Crutherland House 7 Glasgow ▶  Gretna Green ▶  Lake District ▶  Liverpool d Today’s first stop is in the runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green where eloping couples would make their vows over the Marriage Anvil. Returning to England, we meet Farmer John and his wife Christine for a Be My Guest Cumbrian lunch in the company of Highland cows. See the beautiful Lake District landscapes that have inspired poets and painters for centuries. Skirting the romantic shores of Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, we arrive in edgy Liverpool of ‘Fab Four’ fame for an evening at leisure. (FB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower

3 York ▶  Durham ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) We venture north to the medieval riverside town of Durham, whose exquisite 11th century Durham 8 Liverpool ▶  Wye Valley ▶  Bristol Cathedral sits imposingly alongside Durham Traverse the pretty Welsh countryside this Castle watching over the charming medieval morning and stop in an area of outstanding streets below. We cross what was once the natural beauty – the Wye Valley, with its northern frontier of the Roman Empire, Hadrian’s characteristic limestone gorge scenery and Wall, before enjoying a scenic drive through the dense woodlands. View the spectacular ruins of breathtaking landscapes of Northumberland the world-famous Cistercian abbey in Tintern National Park. Admire spectacular views of the before arriving in Bristol to see the Clifton windswept Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain, the border, stopping to admire the 12th century world’s first ocean-going luxury liner. As the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey en route to alluring curtain comes down on a memorable journey Edinburgh. (FB) Hotel: Leonardo Royal through England and Scotland, we enjoy a 4 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d memorable Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant Fall in love with the enchanting city of Edinburgh with our Travel Director and newfound friends. today as we join a Local Specialist for a (FB, FD) Hotel: Mercure Holland House fascinating discovery of its medieval streets. 9 Bristol ▶  Bath ▶  Stonehenge ▶  London Ramble up the Royal Mile and enjoy astounding Journeying back to London, we visit the views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the UNESCO-listed city of Bath to admire its elegant Scottish Parliament. Your choice of sightseeing Georgian façades and the Roman baths from will see you visit Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura which the city takes its name. Emerging from or Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock the Salisbury Plain, the imposing monoliths of overlooking the city. Spend some time at leisure Stonehenge are our final stop before continuing this afternoon ambling through Edinburgh’s through the lush Wiltshire and Hampshire charming cobblestone streets and admiring landscapes to London for a final night at leisure. medieval relics, or join your Travel Director on an (FB) Hotel: Hilton Kensington Optional Experience to Rosslyn Chapel and delve into legends of the Knights Templar and Holy 10 Depart London Grail. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit We bid ‘Old Blighty’ a fond farewell as we includes tickets to see the rousing performances prepare to return home after a memorable at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo on the vacation. (FB) castle grounds. (FB)

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2 London ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  York Join your Travel Director this morning and indulge your love of theater and poetry as we travel to romantic Stratford-upon-Avon, made famous by its favorite son, William Shakespeare, whose extraordinary works have been admired by audiences for over 500 years. View Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Center for insights into the life of the ‘Bard of Avon’, before exploring the charming cobblestone streets of his hometown. Our next stop is the ancient cathedral city of York where we will enjoy an orientation walk to view its ancient city walls, picturesque Shambles and magnificent 800-year-old Minster. Join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions this evening for a memorable Welcome Reception and delicious local pub fare. (FB, WR) Hotel: Hotel 53 

Vrackie and Cairngorms National Park, before continuing through the picturesque landscapes to your hotel where you’ll dine tonight. (FB, D) Hotel: Highlander

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Unused London Accommodations: Prices are per person per night $90 London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 262 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $76 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

5 Edinburgh ▶  St. Andrews ▶  Pitlochry ▶  Scottish Highlands d Cross the Firth of Forth to the ancient Kingdom of Fife and the famous golf course at St. Andrews – its 18th hole renowned in the golfing world for the 800-year-old Swilcan Bridge. We meander into the dramatic Scottish Highlands, enjoying an included Cultural Insight at a whisky distillery to sample a wee dram. Visit pictureperfect Pitlochry, on the edge of the Ben-Y-

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Uncover the mystery and magic of a land of kings and queens, musicians, magicians and muggles. See Harry Potter’s London, stay in a castle and learn about life as a Roman soldier at Hadrian’s Wall. You’ll tour the university city of Oxford, see the birthplace of the Beatles and hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue in Edinburgh.

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1 Arrive London (3 Nights) Delight in the magic and mystery of an ancient land of kings and queens, knights and magical creatures. Your springboard to an unforgettable Family Experience through Britain is the lively capital of London, which you will have an opportunity to explore with your clan before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a memorable Kick-off bash. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Kings Cross 2

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7 Ruthin Castle ▶  Tatton Park ▶  Lancaster d Discover centuries of history at Tatton Park London Sightseeing d set within a picturesque 1,000-acre deer park. March down the grand boulevards and secret We’ll join the butler and housekeeper of this lanes of London, exploring the city’s iconic sights elegant medieval manor house for a Cultural with a Local Specialist. Practice your royal wave Insight guided tour for insights into the dayat Buckingham Palace, snap a selfie in front of to-day of English aristocrats once upon a time. Big Ben and see where Britain’s royalty has been We continue north to the Lake District, whose crowned since the 11th century. Shrug off your enchanting landscapes have inspired poets Muggle mantle and see the red telephone box and writers for centuries. Consider boarding where Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley descend a steam train and cruise across the tranquil into the secret Ministry of Magic in ‘Order of the waters of Lake Windermere before arriving at Phoenix’. Then head to platform 9¾ to see if you your hotel, where you’ll dine tonight. (FB, D) can catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express. Hotel: Lancaster House Admire the pomp and ceremony of the Changing 8 Lancaster ▶  Hadrian’s Wall of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (subject to ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) event taking place) before enjoying free time Experience life as a brave Roman soldier on for a leisurely lunch at St. Katherine’s Dock near Emperor Hadrian’s northern frontier, exploring Tower Bridge. Our last stop today is the brooding the treasures of the Roman Army Museum and Tower of London where we’ll rub shoulders with Hadrian’s Wall, built in 122 AD. We cross into the Beefeaters and see the Crown Jewels. (FB) bonnie Scotland and arrive in the charismatic London e capital of Edinburgh which we have an Soak up the buzzing multicultural atmosphere opportunity to explore tonight at leisure. During of London on this full day at leisure. Explore the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh the wonders of science and centuries of natural Tattoo in the spectacular castle grounds are history at the city’s fascinating museums, delve included. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn into the dark depths of the London Dungeon or 9 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d take a spin on the London Eye. Wander through Delve into the magic of Edinburgh’s iconic the colorful array of toys at Hamleys on Regent sights and stunning landscapes as you join a Street or take a day trip to 11th century Windsor sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Ramble Castle – the choice is yours. (FB) up the Royal Mile and see the tall spires of the London ▶  Oxford ▶  Lacock ▶  Bath Scott Monument before embarking on your Imagine yourself as an Oxford scholar as you choice of sightseeing to Edinburgh’s Camera enjoy a quick visit (as long as students are not Obscura or the Edinburgh Castle, where you sitting exams!) to the imposing historic hall of will hear tales of bravery, treason and intrigue. Oxford’s Divinity School at the Bodleian Library. Get lost in Auld Leekie, rambling through its This was used as the film location for Hogwarts secret lanes and past medieval façades or join magic school Infirmary. Later we continue to your Travel Director for an Optional Experience. the pretty Wiltshire village of Lacock to see Our epic family adventure is almost at its end. th Harry Potter’s house. Perhaps visit the 13 Celebrate a memorable vacation with new century Lacock Abbey or alternatively devour a friends and your Travel Director at a special traditional afternoon tea and cake in one of the Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) local tea rooms before arriving in Bath for our 10 Depart Edinburgh overnight stay. (FB) Hotel: Hilton City It’s time to say bye for now, but not goodbye Bath ▶  Llangollen ▶  Ruthin Castle forever, as the curtain falls on an unforgettable (2 Nights) d Family Experience through Britain. Transfers Gain insights into the elegant city of Bath during are available to Edinburgh Airport. Conditions Roman times, enjoying an orientation that will apply. (FB) include beautiful Pulteney bridge and a visit to the Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. Visit the Pump Room and view the 15th century Bath Abbey before crossing the border into Wales. We stop in the historic town of Llangollen, famous for its annual Eisteddfod, and then meander over the picturesque Horseshoe Pass to a charming medieval castle where we’ll spend the next two nights. Dine like lords and ladies this evening enjoying a delicious Welsh dinner with your new travel friends. (FB, RM) Hotel: Ruthin Castle Authentic Accommodations

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6 Excursion to Liverpool Twist and shout your way through Liverpool, home of the ‘Fab Four’, enjoying a full day to explore this funfilled city. Discover treasures from across the world at the World Museum and consider joining an Optional Experience past Liverpool’s iconic sites, including the Cathedral and Mathew Street, birthplace of the Beatles. We return to our regal home-away-from-home this afternoon for free time to relax or ramble along its ancient walls and through the beautiful castle grounds. (FB)

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British icons – new and old – will shape your journey, from Liverpool’s Fab Four to Shakespeare. Travel to the Scottish Highlands, exploring rugged Dartmoor, the idyllic Lake District and Tudor town of Chester. Take a ferry to the Isle of Skye and contemplate battles fought on Culloden and the golfing grounds of St. Andrews before traveling to Edinburgh and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy lunch with the Dyer family on their 15th century dairy farm in Somerset complete with home-made ice-cream

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit Buckfast Abbey, a Benedictine monastery built on the site where monks have lived and prayed for over 1,000 years Culloden

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1 Arrive London (2 Nights) London’s vibrant city streets are your launchpad to an epic journey through the iconic sights of Britain. Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank 2 London Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist today for a tour of the city’s iconic sights. See Big Ben, the imposing Houses of Parliament on the banks of the Thames and Buckingham Palace, the official UK residence of the UK’s sovereigns since the mid-19th century. (FB) 3 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Bath ▶  Exeter (2 Nights) Meet your Travel Director and commence your journey through the rolling green and golden landscapes of rural Wiltshire to the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge before traveling to UNESCO-listed Bath. Our home for the next two nights is the historic cathedral city of Exeter where we will enjoy a memorable Welcome Reception. (FB, WR) Hotel: Mercure Southgate

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8 Glasgow ▶  Glencoe ▶  Fort William ▶  Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) Journey along Loch Lomond whose bonnie banks were immortalized in the well-known Scottish song. We arrive in the Glencoe and remember the 1692 massacre that led this place to be dubbed the ‘Glen of Weeping’. At the World War II Commando Memorial near Fort William, see breathtaking views of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis. (FB, D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore Authentic Accommodations/Highlander 9 Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion We travel to the coast this morning, boarding a ferry over the sea to the Isle of Skye. Against the backdrop of violet-hued, heather-clad mountains, we enjoy lunch on the Sleat Peninsula, crossing the road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle on the mainland. Meandering through the Scottish Highlands past its picturesque lochs and glens, we view Culloden Battlefield, the site of the final Jacobite Rising clash in 1746. Later, we return to our hotel in Newtonmore, said to be at the geographical heart of Scotland. (FB, D)

12 Edinburgh ▶  Alnwick ▶  York We travel to the medieval market town of Alnwick this morning where we’ll see the impressive castle home to the Duke of Northumberland and the Tenantry Column. Meander through Northumberland to the cathedral city of York, where we will enjoy an orientation walk along its cobblestone Shambles, and see the inspiring Minster with its ‘heart of Yorkshire’. We enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together to bring our memorable journey to a close. (FB, FD) Hotel: Hotel 53 

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4 Exeter ▶  Excursion to Plymouth, Polperro, Dartmoor and Buckfast Abbey d 10 Scottish Highlands ▶  Pitlochry Our first stop today is in the ancient port city of ▶  St. Andrews ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) Plymouth where you’ll delve into the history of the Heading back to the lowlands of Scotland, we brave Pilgrim Fathers who set sail for an unknown stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before New World from its shores. See the Royal Citadel heading to St. Andrews. See its famous 18th hole overlooking Plymouth Sound and consider before crossing the Firth of Forth to Scotland’s taking an optional cruise around the dramatic enchanting capital, Edinburgh. During the coastline. We take a step back in time at our Edinburgh Festival, enjoy rousing performances next stop, the quaint fishing village and artists’ with included tickets for the Edinburgh Tattoo. retreat of Polperro, set within a picturesque (FB) Hotel: Leonardo Royal harbor. Journeying along the brooding moorland 11 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d of Dartmoor, we arrive at Buckfast Abbey for a Ramble up the Royal Mile today and see the Cultural Insight into how Benedictine monks iconic sights of one of Britain’s most beguiling have lived and prayed for nearly 1,000 years. (FB) cities. The elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in 5 Exeter ▶  Glastonbury ▶  Cardiff d the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the Scottish Enjoy a picturesque drive through the pretty Parliament feature on your sightseeing tour with a Devon and Somerset countryside to mystical Local Specialist. Your choice of sightseeing could Glastonbury where we’ll see the ruined Abbey. see you visit the Edinburgh Camera Obscura or Later, we enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch Edinburgh Castle perched dramatically on Castle with the Dyer family on their 15th century Rock above the city. Admire the elegant Georgian dairy farm in Somerset before continuing to architecture in the New Town and amble through Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Explore the proud the hidden passages of the Old Town before heritage of the Welsh during your orientation enjoying an evening at leisure soaking up the cozy tour before checking in at your hotel. (FB, BG) atmosphere. Consider an Optional Experience Hotel: Holiday Inn City Centre including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare. (FB) 6 Cardiff ▶  Ludlow ▶  Chester ▶  Liverpool d Tudor history is explored this morning as we visit the historic towns of Ludlow and Chester. Join your Travel Director for an orientation walk past these famous Tudor Rows and enjoy views of Chester’s medieval city walls and red sandstone Cathedral. The haunt of the ‘Fab Four’ is our final stop today. Join a Local Specialist to gain insight into Liverpool’s Beatles’ history. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn

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7 Liverpool ▶  Lake District ▶  Glasgow Rolling Lancashire pastures give way to the breathtaking Lake District, whose beautiful 13 York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  London scenery has inspired poets and writers for Shakespeare’s legacy and life are celebrated in his centuries. We travel along the shores of Lake hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon which we will Windermere, the largest lake in England to have an opportunity to visit today on our return to Grasmere, where William Wordsworth was laid London. (FB) Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank to rest at St. Oswald’s Church. Standing at the threshold of the ‘Marriage Anvil’ in Gretna Green, 14 Depart London Say a fond farewell to London and your newfound we see where many an eloping couple has tied the friends at the end of an unforgettable journey. knot. We arrive in Glasgow later for an orientation (FB) tour including views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, the former

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner with a farming family and their animals in the beautiful awardwinning vineyards of Wales

CULTURAL INSIGHT Admire Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm and learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour

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1 Arrive London Old Blighty bids you a warm welcome to its regal traditions and fascinating heritage. Ramble through its picturesque Royal Parks relaxing after your journey, or take to its streets to admire centuries-old façades merged with the modern verve of a global capital that marches to its own multicultural tune Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank

6 Dublin Sightseeing e d Drive through the charming streets of pretty Dublin with a Local Specialist. We’ll see the stately Georgian Squares, Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the tallest church in Ireland. Gain insight into the centuries-old tradition of Guinness brewing and enjoy a Storehouse tour and tasting technique demonstration, before spending the rest of the day exploring Dublin’s quaint city streets. Ramble through Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its colorful street performers or consider visiting the Old Jameson Distillery. This evening join an Optional Experience to a rousing Irish cabaret performance. (FB)

5 Glasgow ▶  Belfast ▶  Dublin (2 Nights) d Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island of Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland, to board the ferry to Northern Ireland. Join a Local Specialist and explore the crossroads of British and Irish culture in its capital, Belfast, where we’ll view City Hall, Queen’s University and the dock where the Titanic was built. This evening we arrive in the vibrant capital of Ireland where we’ll spend the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Ballsbridge/Mespil

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2 London ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  York ▶  Harrogate Join your Travel Director today and delve into 7 Dublin ▶  Kildare ▶  Kilkenny centuries of history – tales of star-crossed lovers, ▶  Waterford d tragic kings and Roman emperors are brought to Fascinating Irish heritage and tradition are life as we visit Stratford-upon-Avon and follow in explored this morning as we gain a Cultural the footsteps of Shakespeare. Visit his Birthplace Insight into rearing world-class thoroughbreds and Visitor Center before embarking on a scenic at the Irish National Stud Farm established in drive north to the Viking city of York where we’ll 1946. Enjoy a guided walk through the farm and enjoy an orientation walk around its historic take some time to stroll through its tranquil streets. View the quaint cobbled Shambles, see Japanese Gardens, regarded as the best in the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Europe. Admire the imposing medieval castle at Minster. This evening we indulge in traditional Kilkenny before some free time in this charming pub grub at a memorable Welcome Reception in city for lunch. Our next stop sees us enjoying the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, our home a Cultural Insight into the delicate craft of for tonight. (FB, WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Waterford Crystal. We’ll watch master craftsmen at work during a tour of the workshop and see 3 Harrogate ▶  Lake District ▶  Gretna the exquisitely crafted pieces in the showroom. Green ▶  Glasgow (2 Nights) (FB) Hotel: Marina Stunning landscapes dotted with quaint stone villages offer a picturesque backdrop for our 8 Waterford ▶  Cardiff d drive around the Yorkshire Dales National Park Cross the Irish Sea to Wales by ferry and continue to the beautiful Lake District, which has inspired your journey to the Welsh capital of Cardiff to poets and writers for centuries. We meander view the Millennium Center, National Assembly past England’s pretty Lake Windermere to and historic Cardiff Castle at the heart of the Grasmere, described by William Wordsworth as city. This evening join a local Welsh family in the “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. idyllic Welsh countryside for a memorable Be My View the grave of this famous Romantic poet at Guest Farewell Dinner. (FB, BG) St. Oswald’s Church before crossing the border Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre to the runaway wedding capital of Greta Green, 9 Cardiff ▶  Bath ▶  Stonehenge ▶  London where eloping couples would tie the knot over Traversing the Severn Estuary into England, we the Marriage Anvil. We arrive in Glasgow this arrive in the glorious UNESCO-listed Bath with evening where we will enjoy an orientation tour its elegant Georgian façades and world-famous with views of the Cathedral and magnificent Roman Baths from which the city derives its George Square lined with statues of some of name. Journeying across the picture-perfect Great Britain’s most celebrated sons. (FB) landscapes of Wiltshire, we visit the mysterious Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre monolithic stone circle at Stonehenge, whose 4 Edinburgh Excursion d myths and mysteries have yet to be fully From the cultural capital of Glasgow to beguiling revealed, returning to London later. (FB) Edinburgh with its exquisite medieval façades, Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank our encounter with Scotland will see us join a 10 Depart London Local Specialist for a memorable sightseeing Say farewell to your traveling companions at the tour, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, end of your vacation, as you prepare to fly home perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. with wonderful memories. (FB) We’ll see the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town and amble through the secret lanes of Auld Reekie before we return to Glasgow this evening for a delicious meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM)

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0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Unused London Accommodations: Prices are per person per night $140 London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 262 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $76 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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BE MY GUEST Tales of potent poitin and rural Ireland are shared over a delicious dinner of Irish Stew at Molly Gallivan’s 200-year old cottage with the O’Sullivan family and their Kerry cows

CULTURAL INSIGHT Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal on a workshop tour

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in London, Dublin and Edinburgh

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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1 Arrive London (2 Nights) The cosmopolitan capital of London rolls out the red carpet with the pomp and pageantry you’re unlikely to encounter anywhere else in the world. Hotel: Park Plaza County Hall

8 Dublin e Your choice of sightseeing this morning could see you beat the crowds and explore the Guinness Brewery for a tour of the Storehouse including a tasting technique demonstration. Or visit the Little Museum of Dublin, which captures the fascinating history of modern Dublin. The rest of

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13 York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon We visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Center in Stratford-upon-Avon today to see where the ‘Avon Bard’ was born and raised. View Anne Hathaway’s picturesque thatched cottage before we tread in the footsteps of this legendary writer, enjoying some free time in this quaint town. This evening we join our fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Crowne Plaza 14 Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  Bladon ▶  Oxford ▶  London Journey to the picturesque Cotswolds this morning to the charming little churchyard at Bladon where Sir Winston Churchill’s grave. Arriving in Oxford, the oldest university city in the British Isles, we’ll enjoy an orientation tour of the city to view the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library and walk around one of the famous colleges (when open). Spend one last evening enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of London. (FB) Hotel: Park Plaza County Hall 15 Depart London For now, it’s time to say farewell to our travel companions at the end of a memorable vacation as we prepare to return home with treasured memories. (FB)

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9 Dublin ▶  Chester ▶  Liverpool Admire the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park as you travel to the ancient city of Chester with its characteristic Tudor Rows and medieval walls, which you will have an opportunity to see during an orientation walk. We arrive later in Liverpool, the haunt of the ‘Fab Four’, joining our companions for a tasty Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM) Hotel: Jurys Inn

2 London Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist today to explore the city’s favorite landmarks. See Big Ben, the Houses 10 Liverpool ▶  Lake District ▶  Gretna of Parliament and Buckingham Palace before Green ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) spending the time at leisure to delve into the city’s The beautiful landscape that inspired Romantic history, culture, art and architecture. (FB) poets provides a mesmerising backdrop for our 3 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Bath ▶  Cardiff scenic drive from the lush green hills of Lancashire Meet your Travel Director this morning and stop to the Lake District. Meandering along the shores to ponder the unsolved mysteries of the ancient of Windermere, England’s largest lake, we arrive monoliths of Stonehenge, as we drive west to in Grasmere, where William Wordsworth was said Bath with its elegant Georgian façades and the to have been inspired to write his famous poem Roman Baths. Crossing the Severn Estuary to the ‘Daffodils’. View the grave of this celebrated poet Welsh capital of Cardiff, we view the Millennium at St. Oswald’s Church, then cross the Scottish Center and the National Assembly in Cardiff border and visit the runaway wedding capital Bay, before seeing the Millennium Stadium and that is Gretna Green. This evening, we arrive in historic Cardiff Castle during our orientation of beguiling Edinburgh, where we’ll spend the next the city. Enjoy warm hospitality and traditional two nights. (FB) Hotel: Apex Welsh pub fare and drinks this evening at a 11 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d rousing Welcome Reception with your travel Join a Local Specialist this morning for a companions and Travel Director. (FB, WR) memorable sightseeing tour of this captivating Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre capital, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, 4 Cardiff ▶  Waterford perched high above the city on Castle Rock. See Enjoy a full day at leisure in this modern capital. Auld Reekie’s quaint Royal Mile, the elegant Palace We cross the Irish Sea by ferry to the Emerald Isle of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, and travel to historic Waterford where we’ll dine in and admire the Georgian façades in Edinburgh’s our hotel tonight. (FB, D) Hotel: Marina New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the performance at the Edinburgh Tattoo are 5 Waterford ▶  Blarney ▶  Kenmare included. (FB) (2 Nights) d Watch the master craftsmen of the renowned 12 Edinburgh ▶  Alnwick ▶  York House of Waterford Crystal during a Cultural We venture south to the medieval market Insight. Then kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire town of Alnwick with its impressive castle and the ‘gift of the gab’ before crossing the Kerry Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion Mountains to the colorful town of Kenmare. This sits imposingly overlooking the town’s beautiful evening, we enjoy an unforgettable Be My Guest gardens. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as dinner with the O’Sullivan family and their Kerry you travel to York where you’ll walk through the cows at Molly Gallivan’s 200-year-old cottage. charming Shambles, see the medieval walls and (FB, BG) Hotel: Kenmare Bay York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. (FB) Hotel: Hotel 53  6 Ring of Kerry Excursion Today we experience the enduring beauty of Ireland’s most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula. See Daniel O’Connell’s Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll’s Gap with its panoramic views. (FB)

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the day is yours to soak up the cozy atmosphere of the Irish capital. (FB)

0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Unused London Accommodations: Prices are per person per night $145 London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 262 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $115 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

ALTERNATIVE TRIP Check out our similar ‘Britain and Ireland Experience’ trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

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From the spires of London, Edinburgh and York to wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Ireland – their historic cities, cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside on display as you explore such highlights as Dublin and Cardiff, and enjoy Highland cow company with Farmer John in Cumbria.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Meet Farmer John and his wife Christine and enjoy a few hours of Cumbria farm-life with a traditional lunch and some Highland cow company thrown in for good measure

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the 37-acre Necropolis in Glasgow, one of Europe’s most significant burial grounds and learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal

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THE ICONS City tour in London ▶ Edinburgh ▶ Dublin Orientation of York ▶ Glasgow ▶ Chester ▶ Galway ▶ Cork ▶ Cobh ▶ Cardiff ▶ Bath ▶ Plymouth Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratfordupon-Avon ▶ Edinburgh Castle ▶ Isle of Skye ▶ Culloden ▶ the Guinness Storehouse ▶ EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ▶ Blarney Castle to kiss the stone ▶ the Waterford Crystal Showroom ▶ the Roman Baths in Bath ▶ Glastonbury Abbey ▶ the fishing village of Polperro ▶ ruins and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge View Eilean Donan Castle ▶ the battlefield of Culloden ▶ Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage ▶ York Minster ▶ Galway Cathedral ▶ the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail See the Isle of Skye Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

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10 Liverpool ▶  Chester ▶  Dublin (2 Nights) The charming half-timbered Tudor ‘Rows’ in Chester are our first stop today as we travel to Holyhead to catch our ferry across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Soak up Irish hospitality and delicious local flavors during a Regional Meal at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. (FB, RM) Hotel: Ballsbridge

8 Scottish Highlands ▶  Glencoe ▶  Loch 17 Polperro and Dartmoor Excursion View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, where Lomond ▶  Glasgow d brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to Our first stop today is at the World War II Commando America. Visit the quaint fishing village of Polperro Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views before enjoying a scenic drive through the brooding of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continuing landscapes of Dartmoor. This evening, we join south through the ‘Glen of the Weeping’. Arriving our travel companions and Travel Director for a in Glasgow, we enjoy an orientation tour including memorable Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square. We’ll also visit the Necropolis for a Cultural 18 Plymouth ▶  Stonehenge ▶  London th Insight into one of Europe’s most important 19 Visit the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge century burial grounds. (FB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza before journeying back to London this afternoon. (FB) Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank 9 Glasgow ▶  Lake District ▶  Liverpool d 19 Depart London Enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch with Farmer Say a fond farewell to Britain and Ireland as you John and his wife Christine on their Cumbrian prepare to return home with treasured memories of working farm. We continue our journey through your trip. (FB) the beautiful Lake District landscapes that have

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1 Arrive London (2 Nights) Welcome to the multicultural melting pot that is London. Spend your day easing into the energy of this 11 Dublin Sightseeing e d cosmopolitan city. Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank Larger than life, the tiny capital of Dublin is ours 2 London Sightseeing e d to explore this morning as we delve into the city’s Join your Local Specialist today to see the iconic sights with a Local Specialist. See Trinity iconic sights, including Big Ben and the Houses of College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the stately Parliament. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (FB) Georgian Squares, before visiting the Guinness Storehouse to find out about Ireland’s famous 3 London ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  York brew and the man whose flowery red signature Meet your Travel Director this morning and travel still appears on every bottle. The rest of the day is to Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare’s yours to soak up the charming atmosphere on your Birthplace and Visitor Center and see Anne terms. Consider an Optional Experience at an Irish Hathaway’s cottage before arriving in York to see Cabaret for an unforgettable evening spent in good the magnificent York Minster. This evening, we join company. (FB) our Travel Director and travel companions for a delicious Yorkshire dinner in our hotel. (FB, WR) 12 Dublin ▶  Galway ▶  Limerick Hotel: Novotel Centre Journey to the West Coast and the vibrant cultural city of Galway where you will have an opportunity 4 York ▶  Jedburgh ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) to view Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square before Journey through the Northumberland National continuing to Limerick. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills Park, via Jedburgh Abbey to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh. During the Edinburgh 13 Limerick ▶  Ring of Kerry ▶  Cork Festival, tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Admire Ireland’s enduring scenic beauty on one Tattoo are included. (FB) Hotel: Leonardo Royal of the most beautiful drives in the world. Circling the spectacular Ring of Kerry, we see mountains, 5 Edinburgh Sightseeing d e valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that Join your Local Specialist this morning for a has inspired writers and poets for centuries. (FB, D) sightseeing tour through Auld Leekie’s elegant New Hotel: Maldron Town, Princes Street and the Royal Mile, enjoying views of the exquisite Palace of Holyroodhouse and 14 Cork ▶  Blarney ▶  Cobh ▶  Waterford Arthur’s Seat. Embark on a guided visit of Edinburgh ▶  Wexford d Castle and consider a traditional Scottish night out In the pursuit of acquiring the ‘gift of the gab’, we this evening soaking up the aromas of haggis and visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney the exhilarating sounds of bagpipes that fill the air. Stone before stopping in picturesque Cobh for a (FB) walking tour with a Local Specialist. This charming seaside city was the final port of call for the tragic 6 Edinburgh ▶  St. Andrews ▶  Pitlochry Titanic on its fateful voyage. This afternoon we visit ▶  Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) d the House of Waterford Crystal and watch talented Today we travel across the Firth of Forth to master craftsmen at work during a Cultural Insight St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient tour of their workshop and admire the delicately university and explore centuries of golf heritage. crafted pieces on display. (FB) Hotel: Maldron Our next stop is the charming Scottish village of Pitlochry on the banks of the River Tummel. 15 Wexford ▶  Cardiff Consider an Optional Experience to visit Blair We cross the Irish Sea to Wales and its capital, Castle, the ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. Cardiff, where we will see the Millennium Stadium (FB, D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore Authentic and view the Millennium Center, National Assembly Accommodations and Victorian fantasy Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city. (FB) Hotel: Clayton 7 Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic 16 Cardiff ▶  Bath ▶  Glastonbury Highland Excursion We pass the Glenfinnan Monument erected to ▶  Plymouth (2 Nights) commemorate the site where the 1745 Jacobite Traverse the Severn Estuary to Bath and visit its Rising began. We cross the sea by ferry to the Isle of Roman Baths before spending some time at leisure Skye, driving up the Sleat Peninsula before crossing to explore the city. We wind our way to mystical over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Glastonbury to visit the 7th century Abbey. (FB) Castle and Culloden battlefield. (FB, D) Hotel: Copthorne

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Unused London Accommodations: Prices are per person per night $140 London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 262 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $153 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

inspired poets and painters for centuries. See Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, before traveling to Liverpool. (FB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower

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Go behind the scenes on a grand exploration of Britain and Ireland – one that will see you circle islands, scale highlands and cross the seas. No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast with a visit to Giant’s Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the ever-elusive ‘Nessie’ all in between.

THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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22 nights Hotel accommodations 32 meals 22 full breakfasts 10 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown (including ferries)

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Enjoy a traditional British supper hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York

CULTURAL INSIGHT Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. Visit the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour into what makes the perfect pint and enjoy one. Meet the off icial Town Crier of Chester and hear about his traditional role dating back to medieval times. And visit Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire to learn how communities lived during the Industrial Revolution

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THE ICONS City tour in London ▶ Londonderry/Derry ▶ Belfast ▶ Dublin ▶ Edinburgh Orientation of Salisbury ▶ Plymouth ▶ Bath ▶ Cardiff ▶ Limerick ▶ Galway ▶ Chester ▶ Glasgow ▶ York Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge ▶ the Roman Baths in Bath ▶ Waterford Crystal Showroom ▶ Blarney Castle to kiss the stone ▶ Giants Causeway ▶ Quarry Bank Mill ▶ Isle of Skye ▶ Edinburgh Castle ▶ medieval Alnwick ▶ Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth ▶ the magnificent Cliff s of Moher ▶ the 18th hole at St. Andrews ▶ Eilean Donan Castle ▶ Culloden Battlefield ▶ York Minster Scenic drives on a Cornish Excursion ▶ experience the Ring of Kerry

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St. Michael’s Mount

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1 Arrive London (2 Nights) The multicultural melting pot that is London is yours to explore today. Hotel: Cumberland/Park Plaza Riverbank 2 London Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist today for a memorable encounter with London’s most iconic sights. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Spend the rest of the day exploring London on your terms. (FB) 3 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Salisbury ▶  Plymouth (2 Nights) Meet your Travel Director today before journeying to the Salisbury Plain. Stonehenge is our first stop before traveling to the historic naval port of Plymouth in Devon. (FB, WR) Hotel: Copthorne 4 Cornish Excursion Enjoy an orientation tour and see the Royal Citadel and Mayflower Steps. Follow the Cornish peninsula to St. Ives and view St. Michael’s Mount with its 17th hilltop century castle. (FB) 5 Plymouth ▶  Bath ▶  Cardiff Arriving in Bath, we admire the city’s elegant Georgian façades and ancient Roman Baths before meandering to Cardiff. (FB) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

Optional Experience at a traditional Irish Cabaret performance. (FB) Hotel: Mespil/Ballsbridge

13 Dublin Sightseeing e d Beat the crowds and gain entry to the Guinness Storehouse before general admission. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Irish capital. (FB) 14 Dublin ▶  Chester ▶  Liverpool d Cross the Irish Sea and continue to the ancient town of Chester and its famous Tudor ‘Rows’. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of the local Town Crier before heading to the haunt of the ‘Fab Four’. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn 15 Liverpool ▶  Quarry Bank Mill ▶  Lake District d This morning we visit Quarry Bank Mill, a National Trust property that will give us a Cultural Insight into life during the Industrial Revolution. Heading north to the idyllic Lake District, we see Lake Windermere and the spectacular scenery. (FB, D) Hotel: North Lakes/Castle Green 16 Lake District ▶  Gretna Green ▶  Glasgow The runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green is our first stop today before arriving in Glasgow for an orientation tour. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

9 Co. Kerry ▶  Limerick ▶  Cliffs of Moher ▶  Galway En route to Galway, we stop in Limerick and view St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John’s Castle. We’ll visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, before arriving in Galway. (FB, D) Hotel: Connacht/Maldron 10 Galway ▶  Co. Donegal This morning see the great stone Galway Cathedral and stroll through Eyre Square. Travel to Donegal to see its 15th century castle. (FB, D) Hotel: Central/Ballina 11 Co. Donegal ▶  Londonderry ▶  Giant’s Causeway ▶  Belfast Orientation d We cross into Northern Ireland, stopping in Londonderry to meander along its 17th century city walls with a Local Specialist. The mythical stepping stones of Giant’s Causeway are our next stop en route to Belfast where we’ll enjoy an orientation tour. (FB) Hotel: Stormont 12 Belfast ▶  Dublin (2 Nights) d We spend the morning with a Local Specialist ‘Cabbie’ who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their Black Cab. Heading south to Dublin later, we see St. Patrick’s Cathedral and other iconic sights in the company of a Local Specialist. Tonight consider an

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20 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the town from Castle Rock. See the quaint Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and new Scottish Parliament building. (FB) 21 Edinburgh ▶  Alnwick ▶  York d Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick before stopping in York where we’ll embark on an orientation walk along the picturesque Shambles and to the York Minster. This evening we enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a grand private home of a Yorkshire family. (FB, BG) Hotel: Novotel Centre/Hotel 53  22 York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  London The ‘Bard of Avon’ and his legacy take center stage as we travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway’s picturesque thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Center before heading back to London this afternoon for our last evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel: Cumberland/Park Plaza Riverbank 23 Depart London We leave the bright lights of Old Blighty behind after an epic encounter with Britain and Ireland. (FB)

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17 Glasgow ▶  Glencoe ▶  Isle of Skye Journey past the site of the tragic 1692 massacre at Glencoe and see Britain’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis. We’ll view the 13th century Eilean Donan 6 Cardiff ▶  Waterford Castle before traveling to the Isle of Skye. (FB, D) Explore Cardiff’s iconic sights this morning. We cross Hotel: Dunollie/Kings Arms the Irish Sea to Waterford, dining in our hotel this 18 Isle of Skye ▶  Loch Ness ▶  Culloden evening. (FB, D) Hotel: Fitzwilton/Marina ▶  Scottish Highlands 7 Waterford ▶  Blarney ▶  Co. Kerry Meander through the scenic Scottish Highlands via (2 Nights) d Glen Shiel and along the banks of Loch Ness. View Our first stop today is at the House of Waterford the site of the bloody Battle of Culloden. (FB, D) Crystal where we will enjoy a fascinating Cultural Hotel: Highlander/Carrbridge Insight demonstration with master craftsmen. 19 Scottish Highlands ▶  Pitlochry We kiss the Blarney Stone, before crossing the ▶  St. Andrews ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) Kerry Mountains to colorful Kenmare. (FB) We stop in Pitlochry before traveling to Hotel: Kenmare Bay/The Ashe St. Andrews. Then cross the Firth of Forth to the 8 Ring of Kerry Excursion enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh. During Ireland’s enduring natural beauty is our welcome the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh companion today as we circle the enchanting Ring Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle are included. (FB) of Kerry. (FB, D) Hotel: Leonardo Royal/Holiday Inn

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7 Reversed Itinerary: Departures marked will also operate in reverse and may stay in alternative hotels to those listed opposite. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Unused London Accommodations: Prices are per person per night $149 Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $191 per person. Treadright: See page 13 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE JoinTrafalgar At Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire you’ll gain an in-depth insight into the history of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, and discover how your visit helps support the National Trust’s work. In Northern Ireland you’ll discover the legend of the Giant’s Causeway and find out how your visit helps conserve this iconic natural landmark.

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Céad míle fáilte – A hundred thousand welcomes await you in Ireland. Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you explore soulful Dublin and secure your gift of the gab with a Blarney kiss. Admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of Kerry and striking Cliffs of Moher, and learn about Cobh’s tragic Titanic history.

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5 nights Hotel accommodations 7 meals 5 full breakfasts 2 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST It’s 1930s Ireland revisited. Visit the working farms of Muckross taking you back to a time of traditional farming. Learn how to churn butter and dine in the Quilles Farmhouse against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney

CULTURAL INSIGHT Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour and visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the only dedicated flying boat museum in the world, to gain insight into the rich history of aviation

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin, Cobh and Killarney

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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1 Arrive Dublin ▶  Afternoon Sightseeing d Put a little Irish spring in your step and stroll through the lyrical capital of Dublin – your springboard to an unforgettable jaunt through the treasures of Ireland. Join a Local Specialist this afternoon to explore the city’s iconic sights. Walk the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to stroll through its library and see the ornate Book of Kells. Enjoy an exclusive Welcome Reception at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum where we’ll hear the tale of millions of brave Irish emigrants who left their Irish roots behind for foreign lands. (WR) Hotel: Maldron Parnell Square

6 Limerick ▶  Depart Shannon Our epic journey through the highlights of Ireland has sadly come to an end. For now it’s time to wish your fellow travelers slán abhaile as our memorable vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Please Note: Your coach returns to Dublin from Shannon on Day 6. You are welcome to utilize this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Dublin will be at the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport at approximately 4pm depending on traffic.

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Loved that the best places to visit had all been selected... No guess work for the inexperienced traveler. And it was a great mix of sightseeing and history and human interest. Well done! Vivian, from Canada, 2016

Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Shannon Airport at 7am and 9am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $58 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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5 Killarney ▶  Foynes ▶  Cliffs of Moher ▶  Limerick d Delve into the era of the first transatlantic flights at the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, which at one time was the refuelling point for Pan Am’s Flying Boat, the Yankee Clipper. Gain a fascinating Cultural Insight as you board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger and learn how Irish Coffee was invented to treat weary passengers whose New York flights were cut short due to bad weather. This afternoon we travel to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher which rise up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves before continuing to our hotel in Limerick. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills

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4 Ring of Kerry Excursion d Stop at Torc Waterfall for a leisurely guided walk with a Local Specialist over wooden paths and lakeshore trails. The rest of our day is spent admiring the enduring beauty of Ireland’s most scenic coastal drive around the Ring of Kerry before joining your companions for a memorable Be My Guest dinner at Muckross Farms, stepping back in time to learn about traditional Irish farm life against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney. (FB, BG)

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2 Dublin ▶  Glendalough ▶  Waterford ▶  Cork d Departing Dublin this morning, we journey to the peaceful 6th century monastic ruins at Glendalough that have survived repeated Norman attacks over the centuries. We’ll watch the master craftsmen of the renowned House of Waterford Crystal as they create delicate works of art which we will have an opportunity to admire first hand in their workshop during a Cultural Insight. Our final stop is the ‘rebel’ city of Cork, where we’ll have a free evening to enjoy a little Irish craic and soak up the lively atmosphere of this university city. (FB) Hotel: Maldron 3 Cork ▶  Cobh ▶  Blarney ▶  Killarney (2 Nights) d Stop in picturesque Cobh, the charming seaside town which was the final port of call for the tragic Titanic on its fateful voyage. Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour to re-live the timeline of the Titanic. We enjoy a scenic drive to Blarney Castle, kissing its famous stone to acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ before meandering to the picturesque town of Killarney where we’ll spend the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Killarney Avenue

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Share a pint and some Irish ‘craic’ with new friends and you’ll wish you’d stayed longer – your journey from Dublin through Ireland’s lush counties and charming towns gives a taste of what you will enjoy on the Emerald Isle. From cathedrals and castles to exquisite Waterford crystal, stately city squares and scenic coastal drives, there’s a lot to say sláinte about.

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BE MY GUEST Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Glenealy Farmhouse near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story

CULTURAL INSIGHT Explore the tragic history of Ireland’s famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original famine ships used in the 1800s, and learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin

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1 Arrive Dublin ▶  Afternoon Sightseeing d Tread in the footsteps of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, through the lyrical streets of Dublin – your launch pad to a memorable encounter with Ireland’s iconic highlights. This morning is yours to soak up the charming atmosphere of the quirky capital, before meeting a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Indulge in a little Irish craic this evening, joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a traditional Irish pub experience that will kickstart your vacation in style. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge

3 Limerick ▶  Cliffs of Moher ▶  Killarney (2 Nights) The spectacular sheer Cliffs of Moher are our first stop where we will learn about their history during a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. After a picturesque coastal drive through the villages of Lahinch and Kilrush, we take the ferry across the Shannon estuary. Our home for the next two nights is the colorful little town of Killarney. (FB) Hotel: International/Manor West 4 Ring of Kerry Excursion Circle the spectacular Ring of Kerry – its emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide a breathtaking backdrop for our leisurely drive around this beautiful coastline that has inspired writers and poets for centuries. We’ll see Daniel O’Connell’s Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, Molls Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Ireland without electricity and telephone networks. (FB)

7 Depart Dublin For now, it’s time to say a fond slán abhaile to your fellow travelers as you close the curtain on an unforgettable journey through the Emerald Isle. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

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5 Killarney ▶  Blarney ▶  Youghal ▶  Waterford Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to the colorful market town of Macroom this morning – its origins as a meeting place for the Druids of Munster hark back to the 6th century. Travel on to Blarney Castle and kiss the stone that bears its name in pursuit of acquiring the ‘gift of the gab’. En route to Waterford, we stop in the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. This evening we dine in our hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Fitzwilton/Marina

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2 Dublin ▶  Galway ▶  Bunratty ▶  Limerick We journey to Galway, the City of Tribes, where we’ll see its stone cathedral on the banks of the Corrib and spend some free time exploring its colorful façades. Irish traditions and heritage are explored during a fascinating visit to Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park, a living museum that reveals insights into life in Ireland during the 18th and 19 th centuries. Be sure to drop into Mac’s for a pint, meet the Bean an Tí and see if you can spot a fairy. Then travel to Limerick, our home for the night. View the 13th century King John’s Castle overlooking the Shannon, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation, spending the rest of the evening at leisure enjoying the world-renowned hospitality of the Irish. (FB) Hotel: Castle Oak/Greenhills

master craftsmen in their workshop creating exquisite pieces. Our next stop is in the town of New Ross where we’ll see the monument to John F. Kennedy who traveled to his ancestral family hometown in 1963. We’ll visit the threemasted famine ship Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who fled the potato famine during the 1800s. Continuing through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County Wicklow, we journey to Dublin stopping en route at Glenealy Farmhouse for a Farewell Be My Guest dinner with the charming Fulvio family. (FB, BG) Hotel: Clayton

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Centuries of Irish heritage and culture are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland from Dublin’s Crypt at Christ Church Cathedral to the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle on the River Nore. See the ‘lost’ town of Newtown Jerpoint founded in the 12th century.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Travel to 12th century Ireland and explore the remains of the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint followed by a hearty Irish dinner with the O’Connells and a spot of Eton Mess

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit Strokestown Park House, a stately 18th century mansion with walled gardens and woodlands, home to the Irish National Famine Museum

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin, Westport and Killarney

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6 Killarney ▶  Blarney ▶  Kilkenny d Kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and receive the ‘gift of the gab’ before browsing through Blarney Woollen Mills for Irish gifts, warm Aran sweaters and Celtic jewelry. Traveling to County Kilkenny, we’ll discover the ‘lost’ town of Newtown Jerpoint, founded in the 12th century and hear about the saint buried there who inspired the legend of Santa Claus centuries ago. Later, we meet local farmers Joe and Maeve O’Connell at their home, Belmore House, and hear the tale of the ‘lost’ town before indulging in a delicious Be My Guest dinner. (FB, BG) Hotel: Kilkenny

4 Galway ▶  Cliffs of Moher ▶  Killarney (2 Nights) The sheer Cliffs of Moher plunge dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean providing endless ocean views which we will have an opportunity to admire during a morning visit. Later, we cross the Shannon estuary by ferry to Killarney, our home for the next two nights. Spend the evening at leisure soaking up some unforgettable Irish craic or delve into the town’s fascinating history and culture. (FB, D) Hotel: Killarney Towers 5 Ring of Kerry Excursion d Dramatic vistas are ours to enjoy today as we circle the achingly beautiful Ring of Kerry – one of the most scenic drives on the Emerald Isle. See a breathtaking landscape that has inspired poets, artists and writers for centuries before returning to Killarney where you have the rest of the afternoon to explore this quaint town on your terms. Or stop at Torc Waterfall for a leisurely guided walk with a Local Specialist taking you along the lakeshore and past the farmlands of the 19th century Muckross Estate. (FB)

Best Trip Ever.The hotels were wonderful, 4 to 5 star, the guide Francis was awesome, the driver of the coach was great. What more can I say! Sandra, from USA, 2017

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1 Arrive Dublin ▶  Afternoon Sightseeing d Embrace the whimsy and charm of Dublin, a multicultural modern city that celebrates its fascinating past and exudes an enduring sense of fun. Meet your Local Specialist this afternoon for a guided city tour that will see us ramble past the elegant Georgian Squares and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A special Welcome Reception this evening sees us enjoying a fun 7 Kilkenny ▶  Dublin night out at a classic public house in the city. Visit Kilkenny Castle, an Anglo-Norman mansion Admire the authentic Victorian bar and walk up that sits majestically over the River Nore. In the the original staircase from Trinity College, which castle basement, you’ll find the Butler Gallery, was featured in the Michael Caine film ‘Educating one of Ireland’s most important art galleries Rita’. (WR) Hotel: Roganstown outside of Dublin. Returning to the Irish capital, 2 Dublin ▶  Strokestown ▶  Enniscrone d we’ll visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Journeying through the lush green countryside, said to be the world’s most famous medieval we stop at Strokestown Park House, a manuscript. All that’s left to say is a rousing th magnificent 18 century mansion preserved sláinte or two while we enjoy a memorable with its original furnishings and fabrics. In its Farewell Dinner at EPIC The Irish Emigration old stables, we experience a Cultural Insight Museum, marking the end of a magnificent at the Irish Famine Museum where we will delve journey through the Emerald Isle. (FB, FD) into the stories of the 1840s famine and see the Hotel: Ballsbridge haunting pleas of starving tenants on the estate 8 Depart Dublin and the response they received. We leave the It’s time to close the chapter on an unforgettable fascinating historical evidence of the potato Irish vacation. We bid our newfound friends and famine behind and continue onto the town of Travel Director a fond farewell. Transfers are Enniscrone. (FB, D) Hotel: Diamond Coast available. Conditions apply. (FB) 3 Enniscrone ▶  Westport ▶  Galway Travel to the picture-perfect town of Westport and meet your Local Specialist for a walking tour. Learn about the town’s heritage, from when it was first settled approximately 5,000 years ago, through to modern day times. Visit the Benedictine monastery of Kylemore Abbey, set against the striking backdrop of Lake Kylemore, and meander through its walled Victorian gardens. We continue to Galway, the ‘City of Tribes’, where we’ll view Galway Cathedral and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel: Connacht

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Arrive Dublin ▶ Afternoon Sightseeing d Set your watch to the lively pace of Ireland’s capital city – the springboard for our in-depth Hidden Journey through the lush landscapes and enduring charm of Ireland. Our exploration of Dublin with a Local Specialist will see us view 7 St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the colorful Georgian Squares. Spend some time at leisure meandering through Dublin’s pretty cobblestone streets before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception celebrating traditional Irish flavors. (WR) Hotel: Clayton Ballsbridge Dublin ▶ Kildare ▶ Cashel ▶ Killarney (2 Nights) d We traverse picturesque landscapes to Kildare, delving into Ireland’s thoroughbred industry at the Irish National Stud during a Cultural Insight 8 where we’ll have a rare opportunity to see the foaling unit, museum and of course the magnificent stallions that continue to make racing history. Our journey south brings us to the haunt of St. Patrick and the spectacular Rock of Cashel where we will view its majestic ecclesiastical ruins with a Local Specialist. We continue to Killarney, with its beautiful lakeside setting and enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the lively atmosphere of one of Ireland’s friendliest towns. (FB) Hotel: The Malton Authentic Accommodations Ring of Kerry Excursion d Enjoy a slow start to your morning by joining a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall, meandering over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. We embark on an epic drive, exploring the enduring beauty of the Ring of Kerry whose enchanting coastal landscapes have inspired writers and poets for centuries. (FB) Please Note: This leisurely paced walk meanders over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. Walkers should wear good walking shoes for a stroll through picturesque surrounds.

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Killarney ▶ Cliffs of Moher ▶ Galway ▶ Connemara (2 Nights) d The beautiful views continue as we visit the Cliffs of Moher that rise imposingly up from the Atlantic, 700 feet above the waters below. Continue to County Galway and visit the Connemara Marble artisan workshop for a fascinating Cultural Insight where you will learn first-hand about the famous green jade-like marble for which the area is so famous. Your home for the next two nights is Ballynahinch, one of the finest luxury castles in the world. Admire the beautiful Twelve Bens Mountain range in the background as you relax in sumptuous surrounds. (FB, D) Hotel: Ballynahinch Castle Authentic Accommodations Connemara Excursion Drive through the “savage beauty” of Connemara, as described by Oscar Wilde who was inspired by the region’s craggy mountains, shimmering lakes and endless shades of green. We stop in the picturesque town of Clifden before visiting Kylemore Abbey, a magnificent castellated structure built as a family home and now inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns. Venture into the secret nooks and crannies of its extensive walled Victorian garden before returning to your castle accommodations for a delicious dinner. (FB, D) Connemara ▶ Sligo ▶ Roscommon d Our Hidden Journey continues north to Sligo. Here, amid the hills and loughs that inspired the lyrical lines penned by William Butler Yeats, we join Damien and Paula Brennan for a hearty and heart-warming Be My Guest lunch, some Irish craic and the beautiful poetry of W.B. Yeats against the enchanting backdrop of Lough Gill. We journey to Roscommon, where

Roscommon ▶ Strokestown ▶ Dublin d Our first stop is a visit to Strokestown Park House, a magnificent 18th century mansion with original furnishings and fabric. We delve into Ireland’s tragic potato famine history, gaining a Cultural Insight into the plight of starving Irish tenants, many of whom died or emigrated to the New World in the 1840s. This evening we return to Dublin for a Farewell Dinner celebrating an intimate encounter with the natural beauty and fascinating heritage of Ireland. (FB, FD) Hotel: Roganstown Depart Dublin We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and Dublin today. You will be transferred to the airport, where your Hidden Journey through the Emerald Isle comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS The Malton, Town Center, Killarney Unlimited, free rail travel for Lord Kenmore was the clincher to acquire the land needed for this Authentic Accommodations built over 160 years ago. Its prime central position next to the train station, and marvelous Victorian features have ensured enduring popularity. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Co. Galway This Authentic Accommodations, set in 450 acres of woodland, was built in the 18th century by the powerful Martyn family. The original castle dates back to the 1560s, when owner Donal O’Flaherty was married to Ireland’s fearsome pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa, Co. Roscommon Set in forty acres of green meadows and ancient forest, the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison is an Authentic Accommodations that prides itself on its royal roots.

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Ravishingly beautiful and enchanting to explore, you’ll soon learn why the Irish say if you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough… Visit the Connemara region, an unspoilt region of Western Ireland featured in John Wayne’s ‘The Quiet Man’. See the stronghold of the O’Donnell Clan and beautiful Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest villages.

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy a traditional High Tea hosted in the Drawing Room of a stately 16th century home near the charming town of Westport

CULTURAL INSIGHT Explore the tragic history of Ireland’s famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original famine ships used in the 1800s, and learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour

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1 Arrive Dublin ▶  Afternoon Sightseeing d Write your own lively tale of legends and iconic landscapes during this epic encounter with Ireland’s treasures. We begin our journey in the whimsical capital of Dublin joining a Local Specialist to see the sights. Irish history takes center stage this evening as we visit Glasnevin Trust for an informative and poignant tour with a Local Specialist where we’ll hear stories about some of the country’s bravest characters and enjoy a Welcome Reception of drinks and canapés with our fellow travelers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge

8 Galway ▶  Knock ▶  Donegal ▶  Sligo Heading north, we stop in the pilgrimage town of Knock to view the Marian Shrine where villagers witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady in 1878. We continue to Drumcliff to see the final resting place of the beloved Irish poet W.B Yeats set against the backdrop of the Benbulben Mountains – his simple headstone inscribed with a self-penned epitaph. Our next stop is in Donegal to view the castle which was once the stronghold of the O’Donnell Clan. We arrive in Sligo this evening, our home for the night. (FB) Hotel: Clayton

9 Sligo ▶  Dublin Meandering south to Dublin, we enjoy some free time to enjoy the village atmosphere of this lively multicultural city. Walk down Grafton street and admire the colorful street performers, 3 Waterford ▶  Youghal ▶  Blarney stroll along the Liffey and cross the Ha’penny ▶  Co. Kerry (2 Nights) Bridge. This evening, we close the chapter on an Journey via the historic seaport town of Youghal, epic journey through Ireland, joining our fellow once home to Sir Walter Raleigh, and pursue travelers for a memorable Farewell Dinner. the ‘gift of the gab’ at Blarney Castle where (FB, FD) Hotel: Clayton you’ll have a chance to kiss the famous stone. 10 Depart Dublin Arrive in Co. Kerry for a two night stay. (FB, D) After a hearty Irish breakfast, we bid our Travel Hotel: Killarney Towers/Manor West Tralee Director and fellow travelers a fond farewell as 4 Ring of Kerry Excursion our Irish vacation comes to an end. Transfers are Ireland’s breathtaking Ring of Kerry takes available. Conditions apply. (FB) center stage today as we embark on a scenic drive past its mountains, lakes and lush green countryside – unquestionably one of the most magical and varied places in Ireland. We’ll see MAKE A DIFFERENCE Daniel O’Connell’s Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, Moll’s Gap and Black Valley, whose remoteness saw it become the last area in JoinTrafalgar Ireland to receive electricity. (FB) Visit to the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum 5 Co. Kerry ▶  Adare ▶  Bunratty in Dublin, where an expert historian will ▶  Limerick reveal the cemetery’s importance to Irish Meandering through the windswept countryside history and explain how your visit helps with rugged landscapes, we arrive in Adare, one fund its preservation. of the prettiest villages in Ireland. Enjoy views of St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and the 13th century King John’s Castle at the heart of Limerick during your orientation tour. Delve into Ireland’s fascinating day-to-day of life in TRAVEL TODAY, the 18th and 19th centuries during an included SUSTAIN TOMORROW visit this afternoon to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, before continuing to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Radisson/Greenhills

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2 Dublin ▶  Co. Wicklow ▶  New Ross ▶  Waterford d Meander through the scenic countryside of County Wicklow, The Garden of Ireland, and on to New Ross – the ancestral home town of John F. Kennedy. Gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of the starving Irish emigrants who boarded the Dunbrody Famine Ship to flee the potato famine before arriving in Waterford, where we’ll stay overnight. This afternoon, we celebrate the centuries-old craft of flint glass creations during a Cultural Insight tour at the House of Waterford Crystal where we’ll see talented master craftsmen at work. (FB, D) Hotel: Dooley’s/Fitzwilton

7 Connemara Excursion and High Tea at Westport House d Connemara’s ‘savage beauty’ is yours to explore today as we tread in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde who described its “wild mountainous splendor” as magnificent. Admire the views on this scenic drive to Kylemore Abbey, now a Benedictine monastery, where we will embark on an included visit to the country’s most romantic castle and walk through its exquisite Victorian Walled Garden. Our journey takes us to Westport House where we’ll indulge in a memorable Be My Guest afternoon tea with tales of the Pirate Queen, and enjoy Banoffee and Baileys flavors in the Old Kitchens of this stately 16th century home. (FB, BG, D)

0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7am, 9am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

6 Limerick ▶  Cliffs of Moher ▶  Galway (2 Nights) We journey to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and see the history of these imposing sheer cliffs that plunge into the Atlantic waters below, brought to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Later, we arrive in Galway enjoying some time at leisure to see its beautiful stone Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. (FB) Hotel: Connacht

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Board ‘The Isle of Innisfree’ across the shimmering Lough Corrib to 13th century Ashford Castle, once home to the famous Guinness family and the highlight of your iconic journey which also includes visits to a deserted 12th century town in County Kilkenny, the rugged realm of Connemara and forty shades of green in the Ring of Kerry.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Travel to 12th century Ireland and explore the remains of the Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint followed by a hearty Irish dinner with the O’Connells and a spot of Eton Mess

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Built by the de Burgo family in the early 13th century, Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a Connemara Marble factory to see how this vivid green-colored stone has been crafted into jewelry and figurines for generations

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin, Killarney and Ashford Castle

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Dublin Orientation of Killarney ▶ Galway

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midst. We continue to Galway, where we enjoy an orientation tour including views of the stone Cathedral. (FB, D) Hotel: Maldron Sandy Road

7 Connemara Excursion d A rugged realm of mountains, lakes, rivers 1 Arrive Dublin (2 Nights) and villages provides a stunning backdrop for The Emerald Isle puts its best foot forward our leisurely drive through Connemara – an in this iconic exploration of its breathtaking unspoilt region of Western Ireland that was landscapes and whimsical charm. We kick off immortalized in John Wayne’s ‘The Quiet Man’. our epic journey along the walled gardens and We’ll visit Kylemore Abbey, and ramble through rambling walks of Powerscourt Gardens – its its exquisite Victorian walled garden, then gain sweeping terraces, ornamental lakes and over a Cultural Insight at the Connemara Marble 200 variations of trees and shrubs ensure it befits Factory, to see the craft of Connemara marble its status as one of the most beautiful gardens in first-hand. (FB, D) Ireland. Enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening to get to know your fellow travelers. (WR) 8 Galway ▶  Ashford Castle (Cong) d Hotel: Clayton Ballsbridge Enjoy a regal encounter with Ireland today. 2 Dublin Sightseeing e d Lyrics and legends await this morning as we join a Local Specialist on a fascinating city tour to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift was once installed as Dean. We admire the colorful doorways in the stately Georgian Squares and stroll along the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to see the ornate Book of Kells. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to soak up the charisma of this city. Wander along Grafton Street and see its lively performers, stop for a pint of the ‘Black Stuff’ in Temple Bar or relax in the ‘Playground of Dublin’, Phoenix Park. (FB)

4 Cork ▶  Blarney ▶  Killarney (2 Nights) Head to Blarney in pursuit of the ‘gift of the gab’. Kiss the fabled Stone then head west to the lakeside setting of Killarney, our springboard to the enduring beauty of the Ring of Kerry. (FB, D) Hotel: Killarney Towers 5 Ring of Kerry Excursion d Spend a leisurely morning exploring charming Killarney or join a Local Specialist for a scenic guided walk at Torc Waterfall, meandering over wooden paths and lakeshore trails. Circle the scenic Ring of Kerry admiring its famous “forty shades of green” and seeing first-hand the breathtaking landscapes that have inspired writers and poets for centuries. (FB)

9 Cong ▶  Dublin Indulge in the sumptuous surrounds of Ashford Castle. Stroll around its exquisite estate and admire its lavish interiors before you return to Dublin. Spend the rest of the afternoon delving into the centuries-old history of the Irish capital and its old-world charm. This evening, it’s time to reminisce over shared memories at a delicious Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, FD) Hotel: Ballsbridge 10 Depart Dublin As the curtain falls on a memorable journey with new friends, we say a fond slán go fóill to Dublin and the Emerald Isle. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

ASHFORD CASTLE Dating back to 1228, iconic Ashford Castle has housed earls, princes and the dynastic Guinness family. Recently reopened after refurbishment, this award-winning Authentic Accommodations is owned and operated by our sister company, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

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3 Dublin ▶  Co. Kilkenny ▶  Cork d We leave the bright lights and warm hospitality of Dublin behind for County Kilkenny where we delve into the history of a ‘lost’ medieval town – Newtown Jerpoint. Take a step back in time to the 12th century and wander through its remains that are said to be the final resting place of St. Nicholas, before joining the O’Connells at their home, Belmore House. Embrace the peaceful rural setting – the perfect backdrop to a traditional Irish Be My Guest lunch. Inspired by Irish food and the warmth of the locals, we continue south to the lively city of Cork, enjoying an evening at leisure to discover its sights, sounds and flavors. (FB, BG) Hotel: The Kingsley

Board ‘The Isle of Innisfree’ for an exclusive cruise on shimmering Lough Corrib. Captain Patrick, Ashford Castle’s Local Specialist, will share his local knowledge as you glide through its peaceful waters. Disembarking, a lone piper will escort you over the drawbridge to Ashford Castle where tonight you will dine as lords and ladies at an elegant royal dining experience (gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket). (FB, D) Hotel: Ashford Castle Authentic Accommodations

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Please Note: This leisurely paced walk meanders over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. Walkers should wear good walking shoes for a stroll through picturesque surrounds. 6 Killarney ▶  Cliffs of Moher ▶  Galway (2 Nights) Our up-close encounter with Ireland’s ravishing beauty not yet at its end, we journey north stopping for a walk along the iconic Cliffs of Moher, an iconic feature of the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Admire the dramatic cliffs that rise some 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic and the endless ocean views you will see from its

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With a spring in your step and a little Irish zest for life, this journey traversing north and south will introduce you to such natural wonders as Giant’s Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher. Learn all about Belfast’s tumultuous history from a local Cabbie, visit Ireland’s most romantic castle, Kylemore Abbey, and travel through the lush Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Go scavenging with Oonagh and enjoy the fruits of of what you’ve found for lunch at the O’Brien’s homely Barrtra Seafood restaurant overlooking beautiful Liscannor Bay

CULTURAL INSIGHT Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. See traditional craft smen at work at the Belleek Pottery Visitor Center, one of the oldest working potteries in the world, and the House of Waterford Crystal. Explore the tragic history of Ireland’s famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original ships used in the 1800s

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7 Galway ▶  Cliffs of Moher ▶  Shannon Estuary Ferry ▶  Co. Kerry (2 Nights) d † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. See the imposing sheer Cliffs of Moher rise up 700 feet from the pounding sea below and learn Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. about the history of these natural phenomena 1 Arrive Dublin and Afternoon with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. We Sightseeing d join Oonagh and scavenge for ingredients that Embrace your playful side and indulge in the will be used to create our unique Be My Guest allure of the lively Irish capital – a small city lunch at the O’Brien’s homely Barrtra Seafood with a lot of heart and yours to explore before restaurant along the world famous Wild Atlantic meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers Way. Enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic this afternoon for a sightseeing tour with your coastline before boarding a ferry across the Local Specialist. View St. Patrick’s Cathedral, tranquil River Shannon estuary. Then continue the stately Georgian Squares and Trinity College. through beautiful County Kerry to our hotel in We spend this evening at the Glasnevin Trust for Killarney, where we’ll have an evening at leisure a Welcome Reception with a Local Specialist. to soak up the craic at a traditional Irish ceilidh. Over drinks and canapés, we’ll hear about the (FB, BG) Hotel: Killarney Towers/Ashe brave characters from Ireland’s recent history 8 Ring of Kerry Excursion and toast to our upcoming journey through the The breathtaking landscapes of Iveragh Emerald Isle. (WR) Hotel: Mespil Peninsula provide a mesmerising backdrop 2 Dublin ▶  Belfast d for our scenic coastal drive around the ‘Ring Leaving the cosmopolitan streets of Dublin behind, of Kerry’ – an unimaginably beautiful natural we travel to Northern Ireland and the bustling city setting that is among Ireland’s most magical and of Belfast, where you will have some free time to memorable. En route we will see Killorglin, which enjoy a spud for lunch or perhaps some fish and was immortalized in the film, Ryan’s Daughter, chips. Later, we meet our Local Specialist ‘Cabbie’ as well as Daniel O’Connell’s Cahirciveen, the for an insider view of the city’s living history during fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and a journey through its vibrant streets in a real Black Moll’s Gap. (FB, D) Cab. We spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, 9 Co. Kerry ▶  Blarney ▶  Waterford or perhaps join an Optional Experience. (FB) ▶  Kilkenny d Hotel: Park Inn By Radisson Today we acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ bending 3 Belfast ▶  Giant’s Causeway over backwards to kiss the Blarney Stone before ▶  Londonderry/Derry (2 Nights) d we travel to Waterford via Youghal. Admire the The tragic story of the Titanic and the thousands delicate creations of fine crystal during a visit of passengers that lost their lives takes center to the House of Waterford Crystal where we stage on this morning’s Cultural Insight visit will enjoy a Cultural Insight demonstration to the award-winning Titanic Belfast Visitor by master craftsmen and see their talents Center. We leave the city behind us, journeying transformed into the exquisite pieces that have through the beautiful Antrim coast road, past enticed buyers for centuries. This evening we scenic glens and rugged beaches, arriving at arrive in Kilkenny, the picturesque lakeside Giant’s Causeway to walk in the footsteps of Finn city with its imposing 12th century castle, MacCool. Take some time to admire the natural once the seat of the Butlers of Ormonde. (FB) spectacle of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns Hotel: Hotel Kilkenny before journeying to Londonderry, our home for 10 Kilkenny ▶  New Ross ▶  Co. Wicklow the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Everglades ▶  Dublin d 4 Londonderry/Derry Sightseeing e d Our first stop today is in New Ross, where we’ll Join your Local Specialist for a walk along the see the monument to John F. Kennedy, who 17th century city walls and see the turbulent visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Bogside neighborhood with its street murals The tragic plight of Irish emigrants during the depicting the history of the ‘Troubles’. Spend the potato famine of the 1800s is explored during rest of the afternoon at leisure. Walk along the a Cultural Insight at the nearby three-masted pretty River Foyle and across the Peace Bridge, Famine Ship Dunbrody. Journey through the lush or consider joining an Optional Experience to Irish countryside of County Wicklow, the Garden the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula with its rich of Ireland, and back to Dublin where we’ll spend history. This evening we dine at our hotel. (FB, D) our final evening with our travel companions sharing stories of our memorable journey 5 Londonderry/Derry ▶  Belleek through Ireland at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) ▶  Galway (2 Nights) d Hotel: Ballsbridge We meander through the lush countryside to Belleek Pottery where we’ll enjoy a Cultural 11 Depart Dublin Insight demonstration and watch talented It’s time to say a fond farewell to Ireland and craftsmen create exquisite collectables that have newfound friends as you prepare to end your graced homes since the mid-19th century. Arrive wonderful Irish experience. Transfers are in Galway later enjoying free time to explore its available. Conditions apply. (FB) imposing stone Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square, which John F. Kennedy visited in 1963. (FB) Hotel: Maldron/Connacht

0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival to Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7am, 9am and 11am. Treadright: See page 13 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $107 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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BE MY GUEST Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Glenealy Farmhouse near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story

CULTURAL INSIGHT Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. See traditional craft smen at work at the Belleek Pottery Visitor Center, one of the oldest working potteries in the world, and the House of Waterford Crystal. And visit Smithwick’s, Kilkenny’s medieval brewery, to learn about the origins and brewing of Ireland’s oldest beer brand

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THE ICONS City tour in Belfast ▶ Londonderry ▶ Dublin Orientation of Donegal ▶ Galway ▶ Cork ▶ Waterford Visit the Titanic Belfast ▶ Giant’s Causeway ▶ Belleek pottery ▶ Kylemore Abbey ▶ Connemara ▶ Cliff s of Moher ▶ Blarney Castle ▶ the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross ▶ Waterford Crystal View the Antrim Coast ▶ W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff ▶ the Marian Shrine in Knock ▶ Trinity College ▶ the Georgian Squares in Dublin See City Hall in Belfast ▶ the Cathedral of Galway Enjoy a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

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BE MY GUEST It’s 1930s Ireland revisited. Visit the working farms of Muckross taking you back to a time of traditional farming where you’ll meet the families, learn how to churn butter and dine in the Quilles Farmhouse against the backdrop of the lakes of Killarney

CULTURAL INSIGHT Admire Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm. Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. Learn how Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. And visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland’s most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and a tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky

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1 Arrive Dublin (2 Nights) 10 Glasgow Orientation e d Explore Celtic heritage and hospitality delving Embrace fascinating Scottish culture in its into the charm and whimsy of the Irish capital, cultural capital, Glasgow, meandering through before joining your fellow travelers and Travel the Toon to admire views of George Square and Director for a Welcome Reception at a traditional the River Clyde. We head to whisky country next, Irish pub. (WR) Hotel: Mespil visiting the beautiful Glengoyne whisky distillery 2 Dublin Sightseeing e d for a Cultural Insight into making whisky and a Drive through the quaint streets of Dublin, chance to sample a wee dram. (FB) joining your Local Specialist on a sightseeing 11 Glasgow ▶  Glencoe ▶  Isle of Skye tour past the stately Georgian Square and Journey along the famous bonnie banks of Loch St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Enjoy the rest of the day Lomond to the tragic site of the 1692 massacre at leisure soaking up the charm of this vibrant of the MacDonalds at the ‘Glen of Weeping’ city. Consider joining an Optional Experience this before continuing to Fort William, at the foot evening to tap your feet to the lively sounds of of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. At Irish music at an Irish cabaret. (FB) Glenfinnan, we see the viaduct and monument 3 Dublin ▶  Kildare ▶  Waterford d to the final Jacobite Rising. Cross by ferry Ireland’s strong tradition of breeding worldto the breathtaking Isle of Skye where we’ll class thoroughbreds is explored this morning spend this evening dining in our hotel. (FB, D) during a Cultural Insight at the Irish National Hotel: Dunollie Stud Farm. 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(FB) Hotel: Novotel 6 Killarney ▶  Galway ▶  Enniscrone Drive through quaint Adare, one of Ireland’s 14 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d prettiest villages, known for its picturesque Spend the morning exploring this charming thatched cottages. The imposing stone cityscape. Join your Local Specialist for a Cathedral built on the site of an old prison guided sightseeing tour including a visit to and Eyre Square take center stage on our next Edinburgh Castle. See the Royal Mile and the stop in Galway before arriving in Enniscrone. elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow This evening we dine in our hotel. (FB, D) of Arthur’s Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament Hotel: Ocean Sands/Ballina building. As our memorable vacation comes to an end, we meet our Travel Director and fellow 7 Enniscrone ▶  Donegal ▶  Londonderry/ travelers for a Farewell Dinner to reminisce over Derry d shared experiences. (FB, FD) Head north to the quaint town of Donegal with its ‘Diamond’ center before traveling to 15 Depart Edinburgh Londonderry to stroll along its 17th century For now it’s time to say a fond farewell to walls with a Local Specialist and explore the Scotland and our newfound friends, at the end “Troubles” neighborhood of Bogside. (FB) of an unforgettable Celtic sojourn. Transfers are Hotel: Everglades available. Conditions apply. (FB) 8 Londonderry/Derry ▶  Giant’s Causeway ▶  Belfast d Tread in the footsteps of Finn Mac Cool and along the other-worldly Giant’s Causeway ‘steps’ that descend into the sea. We arrive in Belfast later and visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Center for a Cultural Insight into the tragic story of the famous ship that met its end in the Atlantic. (FB) Hotel: Stormont

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University and City Hall. We board our ferry at Larne and cross to Cairnryan in Scotland, driving through the picturesque Ayrshire countryside en route to Glasgow. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn City Centre

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BE MY GUEST Join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands

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rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle will leave you speechless before you continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Highlands to the tragic battlefield of Culloden. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the fierce final battle of the Jacobite Uprising before returning to your hotel this evening. (FB, D) 5 Scottish Highlands ▶  Glencoe ▶  Glasgow (2 Nights) Our first stop today sees us commemorate World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, where we admire spectacular views of Britain’s highest peak – Ben Nevis. We journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond the quaint village of Glencoe to see the “Glen of the Weeping” and remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Continuing towards the River Clyde, we arrive in our final stop for the day – Glasgow. (FB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

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2 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, watching imposingly over the surrounding cityscape. Meander through the picturesque Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace 6 Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion d of Holyroodhouse before enjoying time at leisure Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little to soak up the city’s charming atmosphere. If rusty, your fascinating orientation tour around your travel dates coincide with the Edinburgh this edgy city will be anything but. Begin your Festival, your visit will include tickets to the day seeing Glasgow’s iconic sights. Enjoy views magnificent Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. of the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, the (FB) regal George Square and River Clyde, for over 3 Edinburgh ▶  St. Andrews ▶  Pitlochry 200 years the epicenter of shipbuilding. Spend ▶  Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) d some time at leisure before we travel to visit Tread in the footsteps of the world’s golfing the hilltop fortress of Stirling Castle. Today a greats and head to St. Andrews, the home of symbol of national pride, the royal residence golf en route to the glorious Scottish Highlands. was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, A scenic drive brings us north and across the including Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Wallace Dundee Firth to the picturesque village of Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute Pitlochry. Spend your afternoon rambling to the Scottish hero who fought for Scotland’s through the village’s charming river-side setting, independence. Later, we indulge in a Cultural browse its woollen crafts or join an Optional Insight at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and enjoy Experience to visit Blair Castle, the ancestral a wee dram before we join the Wood family at home of the Clan Murray. Our day in beautiful their 15th century historical farms on the shores surrounds comes to an end over a cozy dinner at of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Be My Guest our hotel sharing tales of the day with our fellow Farewell Dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foottravelers. (FB, D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore taping Ceilidh tunes. (FB, BG) Authentic Accommodations/Highlander 7 Depart Glasgow 4 Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland’s Highlands Excursion people forever in your memories, we enjoy one Meandering to the coast, we arrive in Mallaig last hearty breakfast with our travel companions where we’ll board our ferry and cross to before wishing them and your Travel Director a Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Heather-clad peaks fond farewell. Transfers are available. Conditions provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive apply. (FB) around the breathtaking Sleat Peninsula where we will have some free time to enjoy lunch before crossing a road bridge back to the mainland. The

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Airport transfers: On arrival to Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7am and 9am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $67 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share.

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 3 – 25 AUGUST 2018 One of the most spectacular annual events is the Edinburgh Tattoo. It is simply not to be missed. Military bands from all over the world take to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to play rousing tunes culminating in the haunting bugle call of the Last Post. The Tattoo is run for charitable causes and has donated over £5 million to military and civilian charities and organisations.

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BE MY GUEST Join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a whisky tour and tasting at a local distillery

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Isle of Skye ▶ Ballachulish (2 Nights) The breathtaking scenery of the Isle of Skye behind us, we travel back to the mainland following a beautiful route that takes us past the Glenfinnan Viaduct along which Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express would journey to his beloved school of magic. We pass Fort William, renowned as the gateway to Ben Nevis, before continuing to Ballachulish, our Highland home for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Ballachulish/Isle of Glencoe

Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Let your Local Specialist take you on an informative sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, stopping to view the regal Palace of 10 Mull and Iona Excursion Holyroodhouse and nearby new Scottish Set sail from the resort town of Oban to the Parliament Building. We ramble down the Royal vacation retreat that is the Isle of Mull, where Mile, before visiting Edinburgh Castle, from we disembark at Craignure. We cross the pretty whose Castle Rock vantage point we can admire countryside of this small island to catch a ferry beautiful cityscapes. Spend the rest of the day at from Fionnphort to the island of Iona. Before our leisure. If your visit coincides with the Edinburgh journey back to Ballachulish, we’ll visit Rèilig Festival, tickets for the rousing Edinburgh Tattoo Odhrain, the final resting place for many of will be included. (FB) Scottish kings. (FB, D) Excursion to The Borders A scenic day’s excursion brings us to the ruins of 11 Ballachulish ▶ Glasgow (2 Nights) A solemn reminder of the MacDonald clansmen the 12th century Augustinian Jedburgh Abbey, who were massacred at the Glen of the which we will have an opportunity to view before Weeping in 1692 marks our morning meander admiring the ornate decorations that don the south to Glasgow. We follow the banks of façades of nearby Melrose Abbey. (FB) picturesque Loch Lomond, before arriving in Edinburgh ▶ St. Andrews ▶ Glamis the edgy city of Glasgow. Enjoy an orientation Castle ▶ Dundee tour that will see us view George Square This morning we cross the Firth of Forth to the with its statues of Britain’s famous sons, and celebrated home of golf, St. Andrews, where we St. Mungo’s Cathedral. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn will view its ancient university and the course Theatreland/Novotel Centre that golfing greats have clamoured to play for 12 Stirling Castle and Bannockburn centuries. Shakespeare’s Macbeth takes center Excursion d stage as we visit Glamis Castle next. Enjoy a Enjoy a guided tour of Stirling Castle’s grounds. guided tour of the castle and explore its beautiful Then visit the splendidly decorated Royal Palace gardens before we travel to the waterfront city of of King James V and view the renowned Stirling Dundee. (FB) Hotel: Apex City Quay Heads, before venturing to Bannockburn. We join Dundee ▶ Pitlochry ▶ Culloden the Wood family this afternoon for a memorable ▶ Inverness d Be My Guest lunch at their 15th century historical Indulge in a Cultural Insight into local whisky farm on the shores of Loch Ard where we’ll enjoy production at a famous distillery, which includes tales of Rob Roy. (FB, BG) a tasting of Scotland’s much-loved golden 13 Depart Glasgow nectar. Hearts and hands warmed, we wind our It’s time to say a fond farewell to our travel way to visit the tragic battlefield and Visitor companions and Travel Director as our Center at Culloden past rugged landscapes and memorable vacation comes to an end. Airport the imposing Cairngorm Mountains. Our final transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) stop for the night is Inverness. (FB) Hotel: The Columba Please Note: Hotels in the Scottish Highlands Inverness ▶ Loch Ness ▶ Thurso and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler (2 Nights) establishments typical of the region. In July and The mystical haunt of Nessie is our first stop August, accommodations on the Isle of Skye may today en route to Dunrobin Castle. Spend your be substituted with accommodations on the afternoon exploring its château-like façades and mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as picturesque setting that was once home to the per the itinerary. Clan Sutherland. Arriving in Thurso, our home for the next two nights, we enjoy dinner at our hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Royal Orkney Islands Excursion We board a ferry across the Pentland Firth to South Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands, viewing the 1.5 mile stretch of WWII causeways known as the Churchill Barriers. Delve into the stories of the Neolothic Skara Brae village, which was ‘lost’ for millennia, before seeing the prehistoric free-standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar. En route to our hotel for dinner, we stop at beautiful Kirkwall Cathedral for a photo opportunity. (FB, D) Thurso ▶ Ullapool ▶ Isle of Skye Visit the remote village of Ullapool on the shores of Loch Broom, then journey to the magical setting that is the 13th century Eilean Donan

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Castle, before continuing to the Isle of Skye where we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner in our hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Kings Arms

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival to Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7am and 9am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $124 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

ALTERNATIVE SPECIAL INTEREST TRIP Calling all Outlander fans! Similar to our ‘Scottish Highlands, Islands and Cities’ trip but with a ‘Jamie Fraser’ twist, Trafalgar presents the ‘Highlander Trail inspired by Outlander’. Please see page 114-115 for full itinerary details.

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BE MY GUEST Join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the Highland Folk Museum which brings Highland history to life showcasing how the 18th century Highlander lived and worked

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7am and 9am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $124 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler establishments typical of the region. In July and August, accommodations on the Isle of Skye may be substituted with accommodations on the mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as per the itinerary.

Thurso ▶ Ullapool ▶ Isle of Skye Soak up the seafaring charm of Ullapool, a quaint fishing town on Loch Broom. We traverse the rugged countryside and see the island fortress of Eilean Donan Castle. Continuing to the

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picturesque Isle of Skye, we hear about Bonnie Prince Charlie’s daring escape “over the sea to Skye”. This evening we enjoy dinner at our hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Kings Arms

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CULTURAL INSIGHT Discover Paris on Parisian terms as your Local Specialist reveals some of the city’s hidden gems, including a behind the scenes tour of Montmartre to discover the secrets of the artists quarter. The secrets of la cuisine are yours to discover and enjoy as you learn how to cook the Parisian way with a local chef

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy an in-depth, intimate guided tour at the fascinating Louvre Museum in a group size of no more than 25 guests

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Paris, Montmartre, the Louvre and Versailles

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

CLAUDE MONET'S GARDENS AT GIVERNY OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE available on Day 7

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THE ICONS Insider walking tour in Paris with a Local Specialist Orientation tour in Paris Visit the Eiffel Tower and ascend to the second floor ▶ the Royal Estate of Versailles including the Royal Palace ▶ Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet “Le Petit Hameau” ▶ the “village” of Montmartre View the Champs Élysées ▶ Paris Opera House ▶ Arc de Triomphe ▶ Place de la Concorde ▶ Notre Dame Cathedral

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home to the picturesque Sacré-Coeur. Join your Local Specialist and tread in the footsteps of Picasso, Dali and Van Gogh as you meander through hidden squares, artists’ haunts and romantic hideaways. Spend the rest of the day at leisure embracing your inner bon vivant before embarking on a special evening experience at the renowned Louvre museum. Enjoy the quiet atmopshere of the museum during this Small Group Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist . (BB)

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Leisurely 7 nights in beautiful Paris. Delve into the fantasy world of King Louis XIV at Versailles

DINE OUT AT A TOP PARISIAN BRASSERIE Included Parisian Brasserie voucher which gives you a choice of centrally located Parisian brasseries to visit for either lunch or dinner.

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: On arrival to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8am and 11.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $78 per person.

VIZEAT OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Meet Joelle and her family for a memorable coq au vin dinner and embrace your inner Parisian.

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Why not extend your vacation by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see pages 34-35 for the ‘Rome Explorer’, pages 72-73 for the ‘London Explorer’, pages 130-131 for the ‘Madrid Explorer’, pages 150- 151 for the ‘Amsterdam Explorer’ or pages 156-157 for the ‘Berlin Explorer’. 117

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BE MY GUEST Walk among the wild hyacinths in the beautiful gardens of the 17th century Château d’Éporcé, enjoying delicious home-cooked dishes created by the resident culinary expert, Lydia

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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including Renaissance furniture, tapestries and masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto. (BB)

7 Loire Valley ▶  Chambord ▶  Paris Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. (2 Nights) e Our first stop today is the royal Château de 1 Arrive Paris Chambord of King François I, regarded as one of Bienvenue! The City of Light welcomes you as you the world’s most remarkable châteaux with its prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey exquisite Italian Renaissance architecture and experiencing the treasures of France. Join your decorative moat. We journey back to Paris this fellow travelers and Travel Director this evening afternoon and spend the rest of our day in the for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive City of Light with free time to take in some of to admire the glittering cityscape of Paris – past the sights. Celebrate with your Travel Director grand boulevards, charming lanes and iconic and newfound friends this evening at a Farewell sites like the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Dinner with local wines at a Parisian bistro. Triomphe. (WR) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel (BB, FD) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense 2 Paris ▶  Rouen ▶  Honfleur ▶  Bayeux 8 Depart Paris (2 nights) For now it’s time to say a sad au revoir to This morning, we depart Paris and venture to France and your fellow travelers at the end the city of Rouen, the tragic site where Joan of a memorable trip. Transfers are available. of Arc was burnt at the stake. We travel to Conditions apply. (BB) the enchanting harbor town of Honfleur – its cobblestone lanes and colorful shopfronts have long attracted artists who have immortalized its charm on canvas. Arriving in Bayeux, we visit the fascinating Tapestry Museum and see the Bayeux Tapestry depicting events before and during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This evening we dine at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel

3 Full day Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches including Omaha Beach Pay tribute to the brave souls who lost their lives on the D-Day Landing Beach of Omaha and imagine the sense of terror and triumph that was felt the fateful day the Allied forces set foot on mainland Europe to win back its freedom. We stop for lunch in the seaside setting of Arromanches, once at the heart of the Normandy landings, before visiting the poignant D-Day Museum and the bunkers and Rangers Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. (BB)

5 Mont St. Michel ▶  Loire Valley d Meander through the scenic countryside, stopping for a memorable Be My Guest experience including wine tasting and a light meal, at a picturesque 17th century château set within beautiful gardens. We journey to the Loire Valley where we will spend the next two nights. (BB, BG) Hotel: Novotel Amboise/Holiday Inn Blois

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $78 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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6 Châteaux Excursion d We spend our day admiring the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley and join a Local Specialist for a visit to the exquisite Amboise Royal Château, where King François I hosted Leonard da Vinci, whose tomb now lies in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert adjoining the château. We continue with a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairy-tale château built on the River Cher. Its beautiful Gothic and Renaissance architecture – reflected in the waters of the river – is complemented by magnificent landscaped gardens. The Château is often referred to as the Ladies Castle, as a number of women influenced its construction and development. Today it contains priceless collections d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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4 Bayeux ▶  Mont St. Michel d This morning travel to the fortified island town of Mont St. Michel. Join a Local Specialist for a fascinating tour of Mont St. Michel’s medieval Benedictine Abbey which legend has it was built after the Archangel Michael appeared to the Bishop of Avranches inspiring him to build a church atop the island that juts into the English Channel. Consider an Optional Experience to the historic walled port city of Saint Malo, once the home of famous French explorer, Jacques Cartier. (BB, DW) Hotel: La Relais Du Roy

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Delicious Provençal home cooking is the perfect accompaniment to a fascinating dinner enjoyed on the banks of the Sorgue with Poppy Salinger, who will regale you with stories of her famous former husband

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Paris and Arles. Enjoy a guided walk with a Local Specialist across the top of the Pont du Gard aqueduct dating back to Roman times

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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your Local Specialist exploring the fascinating heritage of a city that was once an important Phoenician trading port. We arrive in the ancient city of Avignon, once the Seat of the Papacy and today a popular pilgrimage site, where we will spend the next two nights. Our orientation of this extraordinary historic city includes views of the imposing Palace of the Popes and the famous ruined bridge straddling the River Rhône, which inspired the famous French song, sur le pont d’Avignon. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Pont D’Avignon

1 Arrive Paris (2 Nights) Discover romance, sophistication and French joie de vivre in Paris – the launchpad to a memorable journey through the picturesque countryside of France. Explore the grand boulevards and labyrinthine lanes of the City of Light before meeting your Travel Director and companions 7 Pont du Gard Excursion e d for a Welcome Reception. We take to the streets We ramble atop the impressive Pont du Gard this evening to see some of the city’s most iconic aqueduct in the company of a Local Specialist sights, including the Champs Élysées and Arc de and learn about the history of this elevated Triomphe, lit up in all its glorious splendor for you architectural wonder that has spanned the to admire. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense Gardon River since Roman times. We return 2 Paris Sightseeing e d to Avignon for lunch and some time at leisure. Join a Local Specialist to delve into the hidden Tonight, we enjoy delicious Provençal flavors squares and secret lanes of a Paris not normally with the widow of Pierre Salinger at a memorable frequented on the beaten track. Your short Be My Guest meal in a converted historic mill on insider walk concludes in one of Paris’s loveliest the banks of the River Sorgue. (BB, BG) squares. Soak up the authentic atmosphere 8 Avignon ▶  TGV Train ▶  Paris e and local day-to-day life of the Parisians as you The picture-perfect French countryside is our meander through quaint historic neighborhoods, constant companion as we take the high-speed before ascending to the second level of the iconic TGV train through the heart of France, past Eiffel Tower for spectacular panoramic views Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy of the city – the grand boulevards, manicured back to Paris where you have the rest of the gardens and iconic Seine stretch as far as the afternoon to explore the city on your own terms. eye can see. Spend your evening embracing the This evening we celebrate an unforgettable pageantry of Paris and perhaps experience a sojourn through France at a Farewell Dinner traditional Parisian Cabaret. (BB) with our Travel Director and newfound friends. 3 Paris ▶  Beaune ▶  Lyon (BB, FD) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel Journey through the picture-perfect Burgundy 9 Depart Paris wine region and stop in its walled regional This morning after breakfast, it’s time to bid capital, Beaune – perhaps most famous for the Paris a sad au revoir as our fascinating journey colorful geometric-tiled Hôtel-Dieu. We continue through France comes to an end. Transfers are to the great gastronomic capital of Lyon, where available. Conditions apply. (BB) we spend tonight. Discover the historic treasures of its well preserved Old Town or perhaps indulge in delicious Beaujolais flavors in a local Bouchon – the choice is yours. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Gerland Musee Des Confluences

5 French Riviera e Walk in the footsteps of the world’s big stars strolling along the sophisticated streets of Cannes on this day at leisure in the French Riviera. See the famous Palais des Festivals at the end of La Croisette, relax on the beach with the beautiful people, or visit the delightful hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, a favorite haunt of the rich and famous. (BB)

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4 Lyon ▶  Aix-en-Provence ▶  Monaco ▶  French Riviera (2 Nights) Meandering through the French countryside, we enjoy free time in Aix-en-Provence for a delicious lunch and the sweet flavors of Calissons, stopping in the glamorous Principality of Monaco en route to the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera. View the Palace which has been the home of the Grimaldis since the 13th century and the cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal together in Monaco before arriving at our hotel where we’ll spend the next two nights. (BB, RM) Hotel: Montaigne and Spa

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $88 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Wonderful France was all that and MORE!! The service was 1st class....everything was taken care of by our guide. Ann, from USA, 2016

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BE MY GUEST The Guffroy family shares tales of Garonne farm-life and the beautiful French countryside over a traditional lunch from the south west of France using ingredients straight from the farm

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Located on the banks of the Tarn in an 18th century-listed water mill, the Mercure Albi Bastides promises perfect riverside views across the World Heritage town of Albi

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Excursion to Pilat and Arcachon The sandy shores of Dune du Pilat, which span some 2.7km, provide a dramatic vista for our morning before we drive to the colorful fishing village and oyster capital of Arcachon, where you’ll have time to watch fresh oysters being shucked and perhaps enjoy them with picturesque 9 views over the bay from one of the beachside cafés. We return to Bordeaux for an evening at leisure. Watch the glittering Palais de la Bourse shimmering in the Garonne as the sun sets, indulge in delectable wine tastings or join an Optional Experience to the nearby town of St. Emilion, a charming historical vineyard. (BB)

Brive-la-Gaillarde ▶ Oradour-sur-Glane ▶ Chateau D’Augerville d This morning, we visit the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane where in 1944 a Nazi attack left hundreds of its inhabitants dead and razed the town to the ground. Learn about the attack and why French President Charles de Gaulle left the town intact, as a stark reminder of the horrors of war. This evening we stay in a national heritage site of France, at a historic chateau in Loiret, which has had a colorful history dating back to the early 13th century and once hosted Catherine de’ Medici and King Charles IX. (BB, DW) Hotel: Chateau D’Augerville Authentic Accommodations Chateau D’Augerville ▶ Versailles ▶ Paris (2 Nights) The opulence of Versailles is explored today as we visit the small town on the outskirts of Paris where King Louis XIV and his descendants once made their home. Delve into five centuries of history and join an Optional Experience for an in-depth visit of the Royal Palace with its gleaming Hall of Mirrors and The Battles Gallery. Meander through the exquisite gardens and admire the art of symmetry reflected around every turn. We arrive in Paris for an evening at leisure exploring the romance of a city that has as much verve at night as it does during the day. Perhaps consider embracing the pageantry of Paris at a colorful Parisian cabaret tonight. (BB) Hotel: Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg Paris Sightseeing e d Spectacular views from the second level of the Eiffel Tower are ours to enjoy this morning. See the Seine snaking its way through the city center and the gleaming Louvre pyramid in the distance. Join your Local Specialist who will share a rare insight into the hidden squares and secret passages of Paris’s oldest historical neighborhoods. Your short insider walk concludes in one of the city’s loveliest squares that remains off the beaten tourist track. This afternoon is yours to soak up the sophistication and flair of Paris. Amble along the cobblestone lanes of Montmartre admiring the works of street artists, visit Notre Dame or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the exquisite Gardens of Monet in Giverny. Tonight we join our Travel Director and fellow companions for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate an enchanting journey through France. (BB, FD)

Bordeaux ▶ Moissac ▶ Albi d Meandering from the Garonne to the banks of the Tarn River, we visit the artistic town of Moissac, a stop on the way of St. James, the pilgrim walk to Galicia. Visit the medieval Saint-Pierre Abbey, with its tympanum that depicts the Apocalypse of the Book of Revelation. Enjoy an unforgettable Be My Guest lunch with the Guffroy family and learn about Garonne farm-life in a beautiful French setting. Later arrive in Albi, built around a fortified UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral dating back to the 13th century. Enjoy the rest of the evening 10 Depart Paris at leisure exploring the quaint cobblestone lanes After breakfast we bid au revoir to Paris as our of this Episcopal City. (BB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Hidden Journey through France comes to an end. Bastides Authentic Accommodations Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Albi ▶ Villefranche de Rouergue ▶ Rocamadour ▶ Brive-la-Gaillarde (2 Nights) d Set against the foothills of Mont-Leuze with the natural harbor stretching as far as the eye can see, Villefranche de Rouergue is our first stop today where we will have time to meander through its narrow streets and quiet squares before traveling to the pilgrimage center of Rocamadour, dramatically carved out of a cliff face. Join a Local Specialist to view the Shrine of the Black Madonna, celebrated for its healing powers. Then spend the rest of your afternoon and evening allowing the bold and buttery aromas and flavors of the Occitania region to infuse your every sense. (BB) Hotel: Le Quercy Sarlat-la-Canéda ▶ Lascaux Caves Excursion Our stop this morning is in beautiful Sarlat-laCanéda where we wander through the medieval squares lined with honey-coloured façades and rub shoulders with the locals as they shop for their daily produce at the town’s charming markets.

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We visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lascaux, famous for its cave paintings of animals that date back over 17,000 years. The caves are now protected, but an included visit to the replica cave will give you rare insights into the prehistoric cave art that reflects great hunting endeavours. (BB)

Group Size: Itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Airport transfers: On arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8am and 11.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Chateau D’Augerville Stay in a national heritage site of France, at a historic chateau in Loiret, which has had a colorful history dating back to the early 13th century and once hosted Catherine de’ Medici and King Charles IX.

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BE MY GUEST Go Dutch and share a gezellig dinner, savouring delicious local cheeses, with the Pauw family on their dairy farm near Amsterdam

CULTURAL INSIGHT The charming town of Volendam in North Holland reveals its secrets behind perfecting Dutch cheese and crafting the traditional clog

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enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris’s oldest historical neighborhoods. Our short insider walk concludes in one of the city’s loveliest squares off the beaten tourist track, but a real favorite among the locals. We ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower to see the city in all its splendor, spending the rest of the day at our leisure to see the sights. Consider an Optional Experience to the opulent Palace of Versailles. This evening you may wish to soak up the pageantry of a traditional Parisian Cabaret. (BB) 8 Paris ▶  Vimy Ridge ▶  Fromelles ▶  Lille (2 Nights) d We travel north to the memorial at Vimy Ridge dedicated to the Canadian soldiers who fought a battle here in 1917 during the First World War. This horrific battle and the bravery of the men who fought in it came to symbolize Canada’s coming of age as a nation. Later, we visit Fromelles where there was a combined operation between British troops and the Australian Imperial Force, described as the “worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history”. (BB, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

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3 London ▶  Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ▶  Overnight Ferry to Caen 9 Lille ▶  Excursion to Ypres Battlefields We journey south to Portsmouth, stopping at the ▶  Passchendaele ▶  Menin Gate fascinating Historic Dockyard for an insider view Some of the biggest battles of World War I are into the past, present and future of the Royal Navy. explored at Ypres Salient in Belgium, where We’ll also visit the HMS Monitor M33, the Royal we will see such sites as Tyne Cot, Langemark Navy’s sole surviving warship from the 1915 Gallipoli and Vancouver Corner. Stop in Passchendaele Campaign and the only warship from World War I for an included visit to The Memorial Museum open to the public of the three that remain intact Passchendaele 1917 where you can see a replica today. Learn about the heroism of the sailors whose trench. See Essex Farm Cemetery where over lives were intertwined in the service of this ship, 1,200 brave servicemen are buried and where Lt. including the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-16, Col. John McCrea wrote his immortal poem - ‘In the Russian Civil War and its work as a mine-laying Flanders Fields’. Spend the rest of the evening training ship in Portsmouth. Tonight dine at a at leisure before making your way to Menin Gate local restaurant and then board an overnight ferry to witness the moving Last Post Ceremony at crossing the English Channel to France.  (FB, RM) 8.00pm to pay tribute to over 100,000 Australian soldiers who laid down their lives in war over more 4 Overnight Ferry ▶  D-Day Normandy than a century. (BB) Beaches ▶  Bayeux Disembark from the ferry this morning after an 10 Lille ▶  Dunkirk ▶  Bruges ▶  Amsterdam early breakfast. We journey to the historic D-Day (2 Nights) Normandy landing beaches and learn about Travel to Dunkirk where we will visit the ‘Musée British, Commonwealth and American involvement Dunkerque 1940’ located in Bastion 32, the in this unbelievable battle for supremacy. Later, headquarters for the French and Allied forces we stop in Bayeux and see the famous Bayeux during the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Tapestry depicting the Norman conquest of Dynamo. Gain an insight into the largest England. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel evacuation effort in military history and see where

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many scenes of ‘Dunkirk’ where filmed in the city 5 Bayeux ▶  Visit Memorial de Caen where the events actually happened. Travel to the ▶  Amiens picturesque town of Bruges for free time for lunch Take yourself back to June 6, 1944. Imagine the and perhaps try the delicious local chocolate and terror and bravery of thousands of soldiers who Belgium’s famous friets – the perfect fried chip! landed on the beaches of Normandy to free Explore the cobblestone streets with charming Europe from the Nazis. This morning we visit the medieval step-roofed houses and imposing Memorial de Caen to learn about the significance churches reflected in the still waters of the canals. of Normandy and the day that changed World War Continue to Amsterdam where we spend the next II. You’ll also receive a souvenir D-Day Landing two nights. (BB) Hotel: Mercure City beach booklet, before traveling to Amiens to see its 13th century Gothic Cathedral, the largest of its kind 11 Amsterdam Orientation e d in France. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Cathedrale Gabled façades dating back centuries and leafy canals provide a beautiful backdrop for our 6 Amiens ▶  Somme Battlefields ▶  Paris orientation tour to see such sights as the Mint (2 Nights) Tower, Dam Square and Museum Square. Enjoy An early start sees us visit the bloody free time afterwards to explore the city. Later, we battlefields of the Somme. Stop at Thiepval to visit the quaint town of Volendam for a Cultural see the poignant memorial which honours the Insight into the art of making Galcheeses and 72,191 missing British and South African men who wooden clogs, before joining the Pauw family for a died with no graves. Visit the thick tangle of oaks gezellig  Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. (BB, BG) and birch and remains of trenches that are all that is left in Delville Wood (Devils Wood). We journey to 12 Depart Amsterdam Paris, our home for the next two nights and enjoy Say farewell to this magical country and your an evening at leisure exploring the City of Light. newfound friends at the end of a remarkable (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Neuilly Battlefields trip. Airport transfers are available. 7 Paris Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist for an insider view into the lives of Parisians, wandering through the

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BE MY GUEST Return to 17th century France and join the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Château de Villandry for a traditional three-course Tourangelle dinner accompanied by local wines

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Carcassonne and Paris

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Dordogne Excursion The lush green valleys and hills of the Dordogne take center stage today during a scenic halfday included excursion passing enchanting medieval Bastide villages, fairy-tale castles and dark oak forests. We drive to St. Emilion, whose wine heritage dates back to Roman times and return to Bordeaux this evening for some free time to explore the city at leisure. See the glittering reflection of the Place de la Bourse in the Garonne River, tease your taste-buds with delicious Bordelais cuisine or meander through the city’s historical center admiring its beautiful architecture by night. (BB) Bordeaux ▶ Loire Valley d We meander through the Garden of France, stopping at the beautiful fairy-tale Château Chenonceau, which spans the River Cher. Join your fellow travelers and the Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Château de Villandry for a special Be My Guest Tourangelle dining experience where you enjoy traditional French hospitality. (BB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Tours Nord

Lyon ▶ Avignon ▶ Monaco ▶ French Riviera (2 Nights) We stop in the heart of Provence and the city of Avignon. See the Papal Palace and the bridge made famous in the song - sur le pont d’Avignon. Journeying through the wheat and lavender 10 Loire Valley ▶ Mont St. Michel ▶ Omaha fields of Provence, we arrive in the sophisticated Beach Principality of Monaco, where we will view the We travel through the patchwork landscapes of cathedral where Prince Ranier and Princess Grace Brittany to the extraordinary island-town of Mont were married. This evening we enjoy a Regional St. Michel on the Normandy coast, featuring its Meal in Monaco before arriving at our hotel. impressive Norman Benedictine Abbey. Follow (BB, RM) Hotel: Best Western Plus Massena the Liberty Highway to St. Lô and on to Omaha French Riviera e Beach where your Travel Director will provide an The sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera are excellent account of the poignant events that took yours to explore today. Meander along Nice’s place here and changed the course of history in elegant Promenade des Anglais treading in the Europe. Reflect on the bravery of the young men footsteps of the aristocrats of yesteryear, relax who sacrificed their lives for freedom and visit on the beach with your fellow sun-worshippers the D-Day Landing Zone to learn in detail about or perhaps visit the charming hilltop town of how the operation was planned and executed. St. Paul de Vence, a popular haunt for actors (BB, DW) Hotel: Mercure Omaha Beach seeking a relaxing retreat. This evening you have 11 Omaha Beach ▶ Giverny ▶ Paris the opportunity to soak up the fresh sea air and (2 Nights) e indulge in delicious Salad Niçoise overlooking the This morning we travel south towards Paris, beautiful Bay of Angels. (BB) stopping at Giverny to see the house and French Riviera ▶ Arles ▶ Carcassonne gardens that once inspired Claude Monet’s d exquisite Impressionist works of art. The City of Visit Arles with its honey-coloured façades, Light shines brightly as we have an evening at Roman ruins and Camargue culture enjoying leisure to explore Paris by night. This evening some time at leisure to explore this beautiful city in the glittering capital, consider a trip to one before winding your way through the Corbières of the city’s renowned cabaret venues. (BB) Hills and ‘Cathar’ landscapes en route to the Hotel: Millenium Opera fortified city of Carcassonne. Join a Local Specialist to explore this exquisite ancient town, 12 Paris Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist on a journey through view the Cité, which is said to have inspired Walt the historic neighborhoods of Paris to see where Disney for his Castle of Sleeping Beauty, and see the locals live and shop. Our short insider walk the double ring of ramparts spanning some 3km concludes in one of Paris’s loveliest squares, still with 52 towers. (BB, DW) Hotel: Mercure La Cite off the beaten tourist track, but a real favorite Carcassonne ▶ Lourdes ▶ Biarritz among Parisians. Ascend to the second level We drive toward the Pyrénées this morning and of the Eiffel Tower for panoramic views across arrive in Lourdes, the global center of the Marian the city. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the pilgrimage. You will have an opportunity to see sights on your terms. This evening we celebrate the Basilica perched atop St. Bernadette’s Grotto an epic adventure with your Travel Director and where the young girl is said to have seen visions newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) of the Virgin Mary. We travel north to the graceful 13 Depart Paris Basque town of Biarritz on France’s Atlantic For now it’s time to bid a fond au revoir to the Best coast where we spend the night. (BB, DW) of France and your fellow travelers at the end Hotel: Radisson Blu of a magical and memorable vacation. Airport Biarritz ▶ Bordeaux (2 Nights) transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Journeying through Les Landes, we arrive in the wine capital of Bordeaux whose stunning Garonne riverfront and age of Enlightenment history and

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LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Paris, Lyon, Carcassonne and Barcelona

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1 Arrive Paris (2 Nights) Bienvenue à Paris, your launchpad for an epic adventure through the highlights of France and magnificent Barcelona. Spend your first day in the City of Light exploring the art, architecture and culture of this romantic city. This evening, join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city’s most impressive sights, including the grand Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe. (WR) Hotel: Pullman La Defense 2 Paris Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist this morning to amble through the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris, revealing how real Parisians live and shop. Later we ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, consider soaking up the pageantry of Paris with an Optional Experience to a popular Parisian cabaret. (BB)

seaside retreat of Nice where an orientation tour will introduce us to this coastal city which has been a favorite among aristocrats for centuries. (BB) Hotel: Ellington 6 Nice ▶  Excursion To Monaco e This morning enjoy an excursion through splendid seaside scenery, before visiting Monaco and Monte Carlo to see the exquisite casino built by Charles Garnier in the 19 th century. This afternoon relax on the sun-kissed shores of the Côte d’Azur. (BB) 7 Nice ▶  Arles ▶  Carcassonne d We travel north to Arles with its honey-coloured façades and Roman ruins before continuing through the beautiful Provence landscapes, immortalized in the works of Cezanne and Van Gogh. Arriving in the exquisite fortified city of Carcassonne, we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour. (BB, DW) Hotel: Best Western Le Donjon

8 Carcassonne ▶  Figueres ▶  Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights) d Driving past the foothills of the Pyrénées, we stop in Figueres to visit the Dali Theater and Museum where we will gain a Cultural Insight into the fascinating world of Salvador Dali. We arrive in beguiling 3 Paris ▶  Chartres ▶  Chenonceau ▶  Loire Barcelona this afternoon and enjoy an included Valley d sightseeing tour where we will see the Columbus Visit Chartres, an important place of pilgrimage on Monument and Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished Sagrada The Way of Saint James and journey through the Familia with a Local Specialist. This evening, picturesque rolling landscape of the Loire Valley, consider an Optional Experience to enjoy traditional past beautiful villages and fairy-tale castles. Spanish cuisine and entertainment. (BB) View the impressive Château de Chambord Hotel: NH Collection Tower and visit picturesque Château de Chenonceau, which straddles the River Cher. Later join the 9 Barcelona e de Montferrier family on their farm near the Spend the day soaking up the vibrant spirit of famous Château de Villandry for a Be My Guest Barcelona. Consider an Optional Experience to Tourangelle dinner accompanied by local wines. Montserrat to visit its Benedictine monastery (BB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Tours Nord and see the mysterious Black Madonna. This

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evening, join your Travel Director and travel 4 Loire Valley ▶  Lyon d companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner Traveling through the heart of France, we arrive in with wine at a traditional Spanish restaurant. the gastronomic capital of Lyon where we’ll join a (BB, FD) Local Specialist for a tour of the old city revealing its rich cultural heritage. Wander through the quaint 10 Depart Barcelona traboules of France’s largest Renaissance city and Say adios to the bustling streets of Barcelona and marvel at the inspiring cityscape from Fourvière your travel companions. Return airport transfers hill. We dine at our hotel this evening. (BB, DW) are available. Conditions apply. Enhance your Hotel: Mercure Centre Saxe Lafayette whole experience by taking the optional Madrid extension featured on this page. (BB) 5 Lyon ▶  Avignon ▶  Nice (2 Nights) d From Lyon, we drive to Avignon, a Papal Seat in the 14th century and today a place of pilgrimage. See the Papal Palace and the famous bridge immortalized in the French song – sur le pont d’Avignon. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into local wine production and indulge in a glass of the local vintage. This afternoon we arrive in the

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OPTIONAL MADRID EXTENSION CODE: FRSPM On Day 10 you will be transferred to Barcelona Airport for a short flight to Madrid. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your First Class hotel accommodations in Madrid. Enjoy a two-night stay with included hot buffet breakfast enabling you to have a whole free day to explore Madrid on your own. 10 Flight Barcelona ▶  Madrid Transfer to Barcelona Airport. Flight included from Barcelona to Madrid. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon 11 Madrid e After breakfast, enjoy a full free day at leisure to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Spanish capital. (BB)

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CULTURAL INSIGHT Indulge in the traditional flavors of churros served with delicious chocolate, a timehonoured Spanish tradition

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Madrid and Toledo

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Madrid ▶ Toledo Orientation in Segovia Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid ▶ the Church of Santo Tomé and Toledo Synagogue in Toledo View Plaza España in Madrid ▶ the Roman Aqueduct and Alcázar in Segovia See trendy Gran Vía ▶ the Royal Palace ▶ the Cibeles Fountain

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delivering drinking water across its impressive 160 arches to the people of Segovia in ancient times. We’ll view the fairy-tale Alcázar of Segovia and the medieval and Moorish architecture that has shaped this city. We return to Madrid this evening, joining our Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a memorable Spanish paella Farewell Dinner and celebration of a mesmerising encounter with Madrid and the iconic cities that surround it. (BB, FD)

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Madrid Sightseeing and Prado Museum ed Enjoy a mesmerising encounter with centuries of history and fascinating cultural highlights as you embark on a sightseeing tour of Madrid with your Local Specialist . View Plaza España, see the trendy Gran Vía, the Royal Palace and the Cibeles Fountain of Don Quixote fame. We’ll visit the renowned Prado Museum, with one of the finest collections of European art dating back to the 12th century where you can view the likes of ‘Las Meninas’, Francisco Goya’s haunting collection of ‘Black Paintings’ and the whimsical art of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. The rest of the day is yours to embrace la buena vida and soak up the passionate atmosphere of Madrid’s vibrant streets. (BB) Toledo Excursion with Chocolate and Churros Tasting d Travel to the cliff top city of Toledo today, where you’ll join your Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of the city’s quaint streets. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings - the Burial of Count Orgaz, and the synagogue, the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe. Spend some time ambling through the city’s streets and shopping for ceramics and leather before returning to Madrid. This afternoon we take you for a delicious Cultural Insight into a renowned and historic chocolateria where you’ll indulge in the spicy, sugary flavors of churros. Enjoy some free time to explore before returning to your hotel. This evening, we enjoy a Regional Meal at a well-known eatery that has been a meeting place in Madrid for intellectuals, writers and artists since 1888. (BB, RM) At Leisure or Optional Experience to Avila e Today is yours to soak up the spirit of Madrid. Indulge in local flavors and aromas at the Mercado de San Miguel or to take a stroll through Buen Retiro Park. Once a royal garden, today this retreat is the green heart of the city, lined with beautiful sculptures and monuments and almost impervious to the bustle of Madrid’s streets all around. Alternatively consider a full day Optional Experience to Avila, the ‘Town of Stones and Saints’ so named for its exquisite churches that lie within this UNESCO-listed fortified city’s walls. Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Share delicious traditional flavors with a local family in their home. (BB) Segovia Excursion Journey to the walled town of Segovia today to explore its victorious origins. Admire the extraordinary Roman Aqueduct, by far the most impressive Roman structure in Spain –

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0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $58 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Arrive Madrid Live it up in the soulful Spanish capital of Madrid – a city that truly never sleeps and whose creativity, rich traditions and vibrant lifestyle are yours to explore today. Later, meet with your fellow travelers and Travel Director for an evening orientation drive to the city’s iconic sights, followed by a memorable Welcome Reception of traditional Spanish tapas to kick start our in-depth exploration of this effervescent city and its surrounds. (WR) Hotel: Leonardo Nyx

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Enjoy a traditional Andalusian dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family whose olive oil you’ll learn how to produce and get to sample after a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard

CULTURAL INSIGHT The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craft smen forging the highest-quality steel

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6 Granada ▶  Guadix ▶  Valencia This morning we journey via the Mora Pass to † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you will see the Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into the 1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area. We Bienvenidos a Madrid. The lively capital of Spain travel to Valencia, where we will stay overnight to is our launchpad to a memorable encounter with view the Bullring and admire the architecture of one of Europe’s most soulful destinations. Relax its medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Quart in the lush surrounds of Buen Retiro Park, shop up Towers. Embrace the city’s spirit of innovation a storm on Gran Vía or people-watch over coffee and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences, a and napolitana con chocolate in Puerta del Sol. large-scale urban recreation center for culture This evening join your fellow travelers and Travel and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Director for a fiery Welcome Reception, followed This evening dine at your hotel and take to the by an orientation drive to see some of the city’s vibrant streets of the Old Quarter. (BB, DW) most iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon Hotel: Silken Puerta 2 Toledo Excursion and Madrid 7 Valencia ▶  Peñiscola ▶  Barcelona Sightseeing d Sightseeing (2 Nights) d We head to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, Head north along the coast through the Levant where we join a Local Specialist for a walking region and stop at Peñiscola, the City in the Sea, tour of this city that dates back to Roman times. to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, We’ll visit a traditional factory to gain a Cultural built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, Insight into the age-old steel craft before seeing ‘El Cid’. We meander along the Costa Dorada to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – ‘The beguiling Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudi Burial of Count Orgaz’ – in the Church of Santo architecture which we will have an opportunity Tomé. We’ll also visit the synagogue during to view in the unfinished La Sagrada Família our guided walk through Toledo’s winding Cathedral, which has been under construction cobblestone lanes. We return to Madrid to admire since 1882. Stroll up Las Ramblas, see the the monument to Cervantes and Don Quixote Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to the great at the Plaza de España and see Puerta del Sol, discoverer, Christopher Columbus with your Local the city’s hub with our Local Specialist. Spend Specialist. Take a trip up Montjuïc for panoramic your evening at leisure delving into the delicious views of this enchanting city. The evening is yours flavors of Spain’s tapas capital, or perhaps join to embrace the charm of Barcelona. Ramble your newfound friends for a traditional Spanish through El Born for delicious tapas, attend a dinner. (BB) flamenco show at Barri Gotic or consider visiting a

5 Seville ▶  Granada d Multicultural Granada takes center stage today as we visit the magnificent pink-hued Alhambra Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain as a palace, citadel and the home of the Nasrid sultans. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine, and admire the intricate design and detail around every turn. (BB) Hotel: Occidental

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $88 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of 3 Madrid ▶  Córdoba ▶  Seville (2 Nights) d local specialties. (BB) Hotel: U232  Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive in Córdoba, once a significant Moor settlement. 8 Barcelona e Join a Local Specialist to visit the Mosque of the Explore centuries of history, contemporary Caliphs and learn about centuries of Moorish rule culture and exquisite art and architecture on your and its influence on the culture and architecture day at leisure. Visit Gaudi’s fairy-tale Park Guell, of the region. We travel to flamboyant Seville, ramble through the enchanting Gothic Quarter our home for the next two nights. Consider an or join an Optional Experience to the monastery Optional Experience to see the colorful twirling perched atop Montserrat to see the mystical skirts of a fiery flamenco or rub shoulders with the Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia. Sevillanos in search of delicious tapeo and wine. This evening, we celebrate a memorable journey (BB) Hotel: Zenit through Spain with our newfound friends and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner with 4 Seville Sightseeing e d wine. (BB, FD) This morning we meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the symbolic Bell 9 Depart Barcelona Tower of the Giralda, see the Moorish-inspired For now it’s a sad adios to Spain at the end of Maria Luisa Park with its tiled fountains, pavilions a memorable vacation. Airport transfers are and ponds, and walk through the imposing Plaza available. Conditions apply. (BB) de España. Marvel at Christopher Columbus’ Please Note: Your coach returns to Madrid from ornate tomb in the cathedral, then take a walk Barcelona on Day 9. You are welcome to use this through the former Jewish Quarter. This evening, complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will we join the Morillo family for a unique Be My be at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the Guest dinner at their olive oil mill where you learn airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, how oil is produced from the 6,000 trees and get depending on traffic conditions. to sample some of their produce. (BB, BG)

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Your pilgrimage through northern Spain begins in the colorful Catalan city of Barcelona, weaving through bull fighting territory, the culinary capital of San Sebastian and Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Museum. Marvel at the lush northern peaks of Picos de Europa, visit the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela and bask in the golden glow of ancient Salamanca.

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BE MY GUEST Say salut to traditional Asturian cider and enjoy a local meal and cider tasting with the Castañón family at their Cider Mill near Oviedo

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1 Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights) Trace the treasures of the north on this grand expedition from Barcelona to Madrid, easing yourself into la buena vida as only the Spaniards can. Delve into centuries of history and the cosmopolitan culture of Barcelona, rambling up Las Ramblas, people-watching in Plaza Catalunya and admiring the whimsical architecture of Gaudi before meeting up with your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening drive to see the city’s iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: AC Som

7 Oviedo ▶  Luarca ▶  Santiago de Compostela (2 Nights) The Asturian fishing village of Luarca is our first stop today. Soak up its seafaring charm en route to the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, renowned as the end of the ‘camino’ pilgrimage route that has its origins dating as far back as the 9th century. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Santiago 8 Santiago de Compostela Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist who will share insights into the ‘Way of St James’ and why thousands of people attempt the life-changing pilgrimage annually. Visit the vast Cathedral, reputed to be the final resting place of Saint James the Great, and the Praza do Obradoiro, a square dominated by four architectural styles. Consider an Optional Experience to the Rias Biaxas for breathtaking views of the Galicia coast. The region has long waterways stretching inland that are said to be the mark left by God’s hand when he cleansed himself after creating the world. (BB)

6 Santander ▶  Picos de Europa ▶  Covadonga ▶  Oviedo d Spectacular scenery awaits today as you travel through the dramatic Picos de Europa which sits between two main pilgrim routes along which you will encounter several quaint historic market towns. Visit the grotto of ‘Our Lady of Covadonga’, a famous Marian pilgrimage site, and the pinkhued basilica made from the marble of the surrounding hills. Arriving in Oviedo, we enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner and cider tasting with the Castañón family at their Cider Mill. (BB, BG) Hotel: Silken Monumental Naranco

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2 Barcelona Sightseeing e d The unfinished La Sagrada Família is our first stop this morning. We join a Local Specialist to explore the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to Christopher Columbus at the monument that bears his name. Later, consider joining 9 Santiago de Compostela ▶  Zamora an Optional Experience to the mountaintop ▶  Salamanca d monastery of Montserrat to see the shrine of Meander through the lush Galicia landscape and the Black Madonna - affectionately known in Castile-Leon to Zamora, a veritable open-air Catalonia as ‘La Moreneta’ or spend the rest of the museum of Romanesque art. See the 12th century day exploring the city’s enchanting barrios. (BB) Cathedral with its richly sculptured Bishop’s 3 Barcelona ▶  Pamplona Door and the scaled Dome before departing for The feisty former capital of Navarre takes Salamanca – its golden-hued façades providing center stage today. We follow in the footsteps an air of mystery and majesty. We join a Local of thousands of exhilarated runners and hotSpecialist for a sightseeing tour including views blooded bulls, exploring Pamplona’s ancient of Spain’s oldest University and the Cathedral as city walls and Plaza del Castillo, the heart well as a walk through the imposing Plaza Mayor, of the city where markets, tournaments and built in the Spanish Baroque style. (BB, DW) even bullfighting have taken place. (BB, DW) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol Hotel: Tres Reyes 10 Salamanca ▶  Madrid Sightseeing d 4 Pamplona ▶  San Sebastian ▶  Bilbao Traveling east, we arrive in the fiery Spanish ▶  Santander (2 Nights) capital, Madrid, for an afternoon of sightseeing Today we journey to the sophisticated culinary with a Local Specialist. We’ll visit the Prado capital of San Sebastian where we spend time Museum, which houses the largest collection of exploring its splendor. See the beautiful Bahia de European art in the world, see the Plaza España, la Concha beach or meander along la calle 31 de Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol and the neoclassical Agosto in the Old Town. Our next stop is Bilbao to Cibeles Fountain that has become an iconic view the modern Guggenheim Museum designed symbol for the city of Madrid. Tonight join your by talented architect Frank Gehry. We arrive in Travel Director and fellow companions for a Santander later this evening for a two-night stay. memorable Farewell Dinner with wine, toasting (BB) Hotel: Santemar to a magnificent journey through northern Spain. (BB, FD) Hotel: AC Cuzco 5 Santander e Spend the day at leisure in elegant Santander. 11 Depart Madrid Relax on the sun-kissed shores of one of the For now it’s a sad hasta luego to your newfound nearby playas, amble through the charming Old friends as our Spanish adventure comes to an Town or perhaps join an Optional Experience to end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. the coastal town of Comillas, with its charming (BB) cobbled streets and castle. Consider a visit to Gaudi’s El Capricho, built in the late 19th century as a summer villa, and the museum dedicated to the Altamira Caves. (BB)

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $107 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

It was an unforgettable and very memorable trip. The food was great and oh those churros with chocolate dip were soooooo good, delicious. Cynthia, from USA, 2017

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy a traditional Andalusian dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family whose olive oil you’ll learn how to produce and get to sample after a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia comprises a collection of elegant 15th century Andalusian townhouses and flower-filled courtyards in the heart of Seville

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Barcelona Sightseeing e d The whimsical fantasy world of Gaudi is on display this morning as we embark on sightseeing tour and see the inspiring, but as yet unfinished, La Sagrada Família in the company of a Local Specialist . We’ll see Las Ramblas and visit Plaça de Catalunya, before paying tribute to Christopher Columbus. (BB)

13 Córdoba ▶ Toledo ▶ Madrid (2 Nights) d Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Arrive later in Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Rafael Atocha

Barcelona ▶ Peñiscola ▶ Valencia The sweet scent of oranges accompanies us on our journey along the Costa Dorada south to fortified Peñiscola where we’ll see the ancient castle used in the film ‘El Cid’. We arrive in sunny Valencia where we will stay the night. Our 14 Madrid Sightseeing e d orientation of this cultural city includes views We join our Local Specialist to see Plaza of the town hall, the Bull Ring, the Towers of España, Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol and the Cibeles Serrano and Quart, and the cathedral. Witness Fountain before visiting the world-famous the modern verve of Valencia and view the City of Prado Museum. This evening, join your Travel Arts and Sciences. (BB) Hotel: Silken Puerta Director and fellow travelers for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner to celebrate an epic adventure Valencia ▶ Granada d through Spain. (BB, FD) Journey via the dramatic Mora Pass to the city of Granada where we meet our Local Specialist 15 Depart Madrid for a sightseeing tour of the spectacular UNESCO Our journey together has come to an end. For World Heritage Alhambra Palace. Admire now it’s a fond adios to Spain and newfound extraordinary Moorish architecture and the friends. Transfers are available. Conditions exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal apply. (BB) residence. Check into your hotel later, where you dine tonight. (BB, DW) Hotel: Occidental

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Granada ▶ Costa del Sol (2 Nights) e Enjoy a leisurely morning on your terms, or consider taking an Optional Experience to explore the medieval Moorish Quarter of Granada. We leave Granada behind for the sunkissed shores of the Costa del Sol where we’ll spend the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Melia

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BE MY GUEST Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional homecooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal’s beautiful Alentejo

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Meandering north, we travel across the Serra de Caldeirão to the ancient Alentejo city of Évora. Join your Local Specialist and visit the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. Spend the rest of our day delving into the medieval history of this enchanting city. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the village of Monsaraz set against the stunning backdrop of golden olive groves. This evening we dine at our hotel in Évora. (BB, DW) Hotel: M’ar De Ar Muralhas

11 Depart Lisbon Say a fond adeus to your fellow travelers at the end of an unforgettable Portuguese vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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7 Viseu ▶  Mateus ▶  Guimarães ▶  Vila do Condo (2 Nights) † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Vineyard-clad hills provide an enchanting backdrop for our journey today through the Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. Douro Valley where port wine is produced. We 1 Arrive Lisbon (2 Nights) explore the magnificent gardens at the beautiful Bem vindo a Lisboa. A sea of pastel pinks, yellows baroque Palacio de Mateus, depicted on the label and blues dot the seven hills of the romantic of the distinctive Mateus wine bottles. We then Portuguese capital, which you will have an continue via Guimarães for views of its impressive opportunity to explore today before meeting 10 th century castle before arriving in the seaside your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a town where we will spend the next two nights. Welcome Reception and orientation drive past This evening we enjoy a memorable Regional the city’s most iconic sights. (WR) Meal together. (BB, RM) Hotel: Vila C Boutique Hotel: Turim Av Liberdade 8 Oporto Excursion e d 2 Lisbon Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing Delve into Lisbon’s centuries-old seafaring tour in Oporto which takes you past baroque heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men churches and along the winding cobblestone who set off from these shores to discover a new lanes that tumble down towards the Douro. world. We’ll see the shimmering white Monument See the remarkable bridges that span the river to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge and the Gothic Church of St. Francis. Visit the spanning the River Tagus, Belém Tower, built Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s expedition. Hall inspired by Granada’s Alhambra, before We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing experiencing a fascinating Cultural Insight tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the into the centuries-old tradition of local port Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend to 15th century Manueline architecture and art. the rest of the afternoon strolling through the Join an Optional Experience to the historic towns historic center of Oporto. (BB) of Cascais and Queluz or enjoy a traditional Vila do Condo ▶  Coimbra ▶  Tomar 9 Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, ▶  Fátima melancholic sounds of the fado. (BB) Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe’s 3 Lisbon ▶  Algarve Region (2 Nights) d greatest and oldest universities and meander We journey across the Tagus this morning and through the ancient streets and squares of drive south towards the Serra de Arrábida Coimbra this morning, before journeying to the Mountains and to the golden pastures of the Templar city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Alentejo. The hearty aroma of Portuguese Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold chicken fills the air as we share a traditional in the 12th century. We arrive in the pilgrimage Be My Guest lunch with the owners of a stud center of Fátima where we’ll dine in our hotel. ranch where Lusitano horses were reared at (BB, DW) Hotel: Fátima the pleasure of King João VI in the 18th century. 10 Fátima ▶  Batalha ▶  Nazaré ▶  Obidos Meandering further south, we arrive on the ▶  Lisbon sun-kissed shores of the Algarve – our home This morning we rub shoulders with millions for the next two nights. (BB, BG) Hotel: Agua of Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the Riverside shrine where three young shepherds famously 4 Algarve Excursion e saw the apparition of the Virgin at the pilgrimage The dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches of the site of Fátima. En route to Lisbon, we stop at Sagres Peninsula, at the very edge of Portugal, the imposing monastery at Batalha – a UNESCO provides a stunning backdrop for our morning World Heritage site, it is the best example of late coastal drive. Admire spectacular views across Gothic architecture in Portugal. Our next stop is Baleeira Beach before continuing along the coast at the quaint fishing village of Nazaré before we to Cape St. Vincent, the site of many sea battles visit the medieval walled city of Obidos with its centuries ago. We end our excursion with a visit quaint white-washed houses and cobblestone to the resort town of Lagos – once the home of roads. Our last night in Portugal together sees us Henry the Navigator. (BB) toast to an incredible journey at a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB, FD) Hotel: Turim Marques 5 Algarve Region ▶  Évora d

Airport transfers: On arrival at Lisbon Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Lisbon Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $107 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

6 Évora ▶  Castelo de Vide ▶  Viseu Our first stop today is in the quaint hilltop town of Castelo de Vide with its charming white façades, narrow alleys and fascinating Jewish Quarter. Travel north towards the Serra de Estrela mountains and arrive later in Viseu. (BB) Hotel: Grao Vasco

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy a traditional Andalusian dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family whose olive oil you’ll learn how to produce and get to sample after a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Barcelona ▶ Madrid ▶ Toledo ▶ Seville ▶ Lisbon Visit Plaça Catalunya ▶ Prado Museum ▶ Church of Santo Tome ▶ Toledo Synagogue ▶ Maria Luisa Park ▶ Plaza de España ▶ Hieronymite Monastery View Giralda Bell Tower

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1 Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights) Ramble up Las Ramblas and to an unforgettable discovery of the Iberian Peninsula. The fiery coastal city of Barcelona kicks off your mesmerising encounter with Spain, and Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Set your watch to the leisurely Mediterranean way of life, spending the day relaxing or delving into the charm of a city that once inspired Gaudi’s imagination. Later, meet your fellow compañeros and Travel Director for an orientation drive through some of the city’s iconic sights, followed by a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: AC Som

Giralda Bell Tower, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Later, we’ll visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where Christopher Columbus is entombed before taking a walk through the historic Jewish Quarter. The fine art of olive oil production is explored this evening during a memorable Be My Guest dinner at an olive oil mill where you learn how oil is produced from the 6,000 trees. (BB, BG) 7 Seville ▶  Lisbon (2 Nights) We travel west to Portugal, meandering through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham. Passing the 13th century Castle at Aracena, we cross into Portugal’s picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo – the country’s cork capital. We arrive in colorful Lisbon this evening – our home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: VIP Grand

4 Madrid Sightseeing e d This morning we join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid where we will see Plaza Espana, trendy Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol and the Cibeles Fountain before visiting the world-famous Prado Museum. Admire the masterpieces of Velasquez and other Spanish greats at this extraordinary museum that is said to house the largest collection of European art in the world. Spend the rest of your day exploring the city on your terms. Visit the Royal Palace or stroll through Buen Retiro Park at the heart of the city – the choice is yours. (BB) 5 Madrid ▶  Toledo ▶  Seville (2 Nights) d We meander southwards to the clifftop city of Toledo, where we’ll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour through the narrow streets of this fascinating city. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz, and visit the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe, during your guided walk through the narrow streets. We arrive in Seville this evening and indulge in the effervescent spirit of Andalusia on our own terms. (BB) Hotel: Vertice

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2 Barcelona Sightseeing e d We spend the morning exploring a city whose great passions include football, fashion and 8 Lisbon Sightseeing e d fairy-tale façades by famed architect Antonio The melancholic sounds of the fado follow you Gaudi, whose Sagrada Familia we have an through the winding cobblestone streets of opportunity to see during our guided sightseeing Lisbon where we’ll meet our Local Specialist tour of the city with a Local Specialist. We’ll for a sightseeing tour celebrating the grand see Las Ramblas and visit Plaça Catalunya at the triumphs of the Portuguese in centuries past. heart of Barcelona, stopping to pay tribute to the See the Monument to the Discoveries, the great discoverer, Christopher Columbus at his suspension bridge that spans the Tagus, and monument overlooking the harbor. The rest of Belem Tower. Meander through the quaint the day is yours to delight in Spanish culture and hillside bairro of Alfama and visit the UNESCOcuisine. Consider joining an Optional Experience listed Hieronymite Monastery. Enjoy the rest to Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black of the day to saunter through Lisbon’s grand Madonna – affectionately known in Catalonia shopping boulevards and the cobblestone lanes as ‘La Moreneta’ or enjoy the flavors of tapas of Bairro Alto or consider joining an Optional against the passionate backdrop of a flamenco Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and guitar. (BB) Queluz. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner 3 Barcelona ▶  Madrid (2 Nights) with newfound friends and our Travel Director, We leave the rugged Costa Brava behind and toasting to an epic Iberian vacation. (BB, FD) drive through the valleys and pastures of Aragon 9 Depart Lisbon towards Spain’s historical capital. We arrive Our journey through Spain and Portugal has come this evening in Madrid, renowned for its vibrant to an end. All’s that left is to say a fond adeus at nightlife which we will have an opportunity to the end of an unforgettable vacation. Airport enjoy on our own terms. This evening embrace transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) la buena vida and soak up the passionate atmosphere of Madrid’s vibrant streets. (BB, DW) Hotel: Meliá Castilla/Meliá Galgos

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A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (20th-century American legal scholar and judge from 1902 to 1932)

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional homecooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal’s beautiful Alentejo

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Sample the famous sherry tradition in the southern Spanish city of Jerez, that has been making wine since the 7th century. The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craft smen forging the highest quality steel

For included sightseeing in Granada, Córdoba, Seville, Lisbon, Toledo and Madrid

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Córdoba ▶ Seville ▶ Lisbon ▶ Toledo ▶ Madrid Orientation of Valenc ia ▶ Cadiz ▶ the Algarve Region ▶ Salamanca Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada ▶ Cathedral Mosque in Córdoba ▶ Seville Cathedral ▶ the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon ▶ the Shrine at Fátima ▶ Plaza Mayor in Salamanca ▶ Santo Tomé ▶ Synagogue in Toledo View the Hanging Houses of Cuenca ▶ the Towers of Serrano and Quart and the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia ▶ The Cave Houses of Guadix

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We arrive in the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon this afternoon where we’ll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the spectacular 16th century Hieronymite Monastery, and Belém Tower, built as a tribute to Vasco da Gama’s journey of discovery. (BB, BG) Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa

6 Seville ▶  Jerez and Cadiz Excursion d We indulge in the aromatic flavors of Jerez today as we gain a Cultural Insight into the centuriesold tradition of Spanish sherry production. The leafy boulevards and quiet plazas of romantic Cádiz are our next stop. (BB)

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8 Algarve ▶  Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights) d Travel north to the Serra de Arrábida mountains and the golden landscapes of the Alentejo where you’ll enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where Lusitano horses have been reared since the 18th century. BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch

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7 Seville ▶  Algarve Region We journey from Spain to the sun-kissed shores of southern Portugal’s Algarve, a retreat for sun-worshippers with its spectacular natural landscapes and fascinating heritage. (BB, DW) Hotel: Agua Riverside

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1 Arrive Madrid Embrace la buena vida and soak up the passionate atmosphere of Madrid’s vibrant streets before joining your fellow travelers and Travel Director for 9 Lisbon e Meander through the cobblestone lanes of a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city’s Lisbon’s Bairro Alto and the grand shopping glorious sights as the sun sets on the capital. (WR) boulevards that stretch from the shores of the Hotel: NH Collection Eurobuilding Tagus and Lisbon Baixa to Rossio. Today is yours 2 Madrid ▶  Cuenca ▶  Valencia to embrace the charm of the Portuguese capital. Witness the dramatic honey-coloured clifftop Consider joining an Optional Experience to the hanging houses of Cuenca during our first historic towns of Cascais and Queluz. (BB) stop today before we journey to Valencia. An th ▶  Fátima ▶  Salamanca 10 Lisbon orientation drive will include views of the 15 Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the century Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the City last 100 years to the Shrine at Fátima, site of Arts and Sciences. (BB) Hotel: Silken Puerta of celebrated religious miracles. We leave 3 Valencia ▶  Guadix ▶  Granada Portugal, traveling to the historic Spanish city Meandering through the sierra of Spain, we of Salamanca where we will view its 18th century arrive in Guadix. Witness how generations of Plaza Mayor during our orientation tour. (BB) Guadix locals have carved cozy abodes into their Hotel: Gran Corona Sol rocky surrounds, then travel through the jagged 11 Salamanca ▶  Toledo ▶  Madrid (2 Nights) Mora Pass to Granada. This evening, sample d the hearty flavors of Andalusia during a special See the walled city of Ávila, the town of stones Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) and saints, so named for its vast collection of Hotel: Occidental Romanesque and Gothic churches. We arrive in 4 Granada ▶  Córdoba ▶  Seville (3 Nights) the clifftop city of Toledo where we’ll visit the d Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s Tread in the footsteps of Spain’s last emirs, most famous paintings – The Burial of Count joining your Local Specialist for a visit to the Orgaz. Join a Local Specialist for a guided walk th incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14 through the quaint streets and see the oldest century. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere in synagogue building still standing in Europe. Later quiet courtyards, follow its colossal ancient enjoy a Cultural Insight into the historical steel walls and admire the ornate stone carvings. We industry while watching local craftsmen at work. leave Granada behind for Córdoba where we’ll We arrive in Madrid this evening, our home for the join a Local Specialist to visit the mesmerising next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon Cathedral Mosque of Córdoba, the former 12 Madrid Sightseeing e d mosque of the caliphs and a jewel of HispanoThis morning we join a Local Specialist for a Islamic art featuring striking arches and sightseeing tour of Madrid where you will see the Byzantine mosaics. Our final stop for the day is Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes beguiling Seville, our home for the next three Monument with its stone representations of nights. (BB, DW) Hotel: Meliá Lebreros Don Quixote’s “true love”. Spend the rest of the 5 Seville Sightseeing e d afternoon exploring the city on your terms. This Seville takes center stage today as we spend the evening marks the end of our memorable journey day exploring this charismatic city. We’ll see the through the Iberian Peninsula. Join your fellow symbolic Giralda Bell Tower in the company of companions and Travel Director for a Farewell a Local Specialist, then visit the Maria Luisa Dinner. (BB, FD) Park. We’ll walk through the imposing Plaza de 13 Depart Madrid España and visit the largest Gothic Cathedral For now it’s time to say a fond adios to Spain and in the world, where the explorer Christopher Portugal at the end of a memorable vacation. Columbus is entombed. Perhaps witness the Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. twirling of colorful skirts and rhythmic clapping (BB) of castanets this evening at a fiery flamenco performance. (BB)

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Learn about the tradition of Spanish sparkling wine and enjoy a typical Spanish lunch at the Giro-Ribot winery on the slopes of Montserrat

CULTURAL INSIGHT Explore the Provençal Friday market in the town of Lourmarin which contains produce and treasures from local regions

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Madrid, Barcelona, Florence and Rome

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Madrid ▶ Barcelona ▶ Florence ▶ Rome Orientation of Zaragoza ▶ Avignon ▶ Monaco ▶ Pisa Visit the Pont du Gard ▶ the French Riviera ▶ Piazza della Signoria in Florence ▶ St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome

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1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Settle into the passionate embrace of fiery Madrid, your launchpad to an epic journey through Spain, France and Italy with its unforgettable flavors and soulful experiences. Join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of Madrid’s most iconic sites. (WR) Hotel: AC Cuzco 2 Madrid Sightseeing e d We join a Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of the Spanish capital during which we will see the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish royal family, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring the world’s best collection of Spanish art at the Prado Museum, shopping on the bustling Gran Vía or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to the imperial city of Toledo. (BB)

the Principality of Monaco, where you will have an opportunity to view the cathedral where Prince Ranier and Grace Kelly were married. This evening arrive on the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera in the scenic city of Nice. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Centre Vieux 8 French Riviera e Kick back and enjoy a well-deserved day at leisure on the glorious French Riviera. Soak up the vacation atmosphere or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the nearby hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, one of the oldest medieval towns in the French Riviera. The experience includes a delicious dinner at a traditional restaurant that serves authentic Provençal cuisine. (BB) 9 French Riviera ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence (2 Nights) We cross the border into Italy and bypass the port city of Genoa, journeying through Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we’ll see the Leaning Tower that bears its name. This evening we arrive in the Renaissance capital of Florence where we will stay for the next two nights. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

5 Barcelona e Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the indelible sights, sounds and flavors of Barcelona. Indulge in the fantasy world of Gaudí around every turn, meander through the hidden lanes and peaceful squares of the city’s Gothic Quarter or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the hilltop monastery of Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia. (BB)

sorrowful Pietà has been admired by millions. We venture into ancient Rome with a Local Specialist and explore the remnants of Roman rule enjoying views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. On your final afternoon, enjoy some free time at leisure to indulge in la dolce vita. Sit on the Spanish Steps, enjoy a tasty gelato, visit the impressive Vatican Museum to admire the exquisite frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. This evening marks the end of a magnificent journey through southern Europe. Join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

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3 Madrid ▶  Zaragoza We venture to the picturesque banks of the River 10 Florence Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist this morning for Ebro and to mystical Zaragoza, whose centuries a sightseeing tour of magical Florence. View of heritage have been shaped by the Romans, the multi-colored Duomo and 400-year-old Moors and Christians. Spend the day delving into Ponte Vecchio, walk through what was once the this welcoming city’s fascinating history and art. political hub of the city, the Piazza della Signoria, View the Basilica del Pilar, dedicated to the Virgin a veritable open-air treasure trove featuring Mary, wander along the ancient Las Murallas and wonderful sculptures and palazzi. Spend the rest explore the city’s ancient Roman ruins. (BB, DW) of the day at leisure, admiring the masterpieces Hotel: Meliá Zaragoza of da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo at the 4 Zaragoza ▶  Barcelona Sightseeing Uffizi Gallery or wander up the stone steps to the (2 Nights) d Piazzale Michelangelo for spectacular views of Journey through the lush green and golden the Florence’s iconic cityscape. (BB) landscapes of Catalonia to the slopes of 11 Florence ▶  Rome (2 Nights) Montserrat where we’ll enjoy a memorable Be We ramble through the rolling hills of Tuscany My Guest lunch at the family run Giro-Ribot and Umbria, past the charming hilltop villages winery and learn about the tradition of Spanish of Orvieto and Orte before arriving in Rome, the sparkling wine. We arrive in Barcelona this Eternal City – our home for the next two nights. afternoon, venturing up Montjuïc in the company (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s of a Local Specialist. See the monument to Christopher Columbus and vibrant Las Ramblas, 12 Rome Sightseeing e d before stopping at Antonio Gaudí’s unfinished Crossing Pont Sant’Angelo, we arrive in the masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. (BB, BG) center of Christianity and see the imposing Hotel: Tryp Condal Mar St. Peter’s Basilica where Michelangelo’s

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6 Barcelona ▶  Pont du Gard ▶  Avignon We journey via the foothills of the Pyrenees into France, visiting the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard. We arrive in the Provençal city of Avignon later this afternoon where we’ll view the Gothic Papal Palace and bridge made famous in the song – sur 13 Depart Rome le pont d’Avignon. This evening we dine at our For now it’s a fond farewell to Rome and your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Centre newfound friends as your vacation through 7 Avignon ▶  Lourmarin Provençal Market Spain, France and Italy comes to an end. Airport ▶  Monaco ▶  French Riviera (2 Nights) d transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Meandering through the picture-perfect wheat and lavender fields of Provence, immortalized in the works of van Gogh and Cézanne, we stop for a Cultural Insight in the Provençal town of Lourmarin. Visit the popular bustling Friday market selling local produce such as wine, olive oil, herbes de Provence and saffron. Later visit

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BE MY GUEST Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional homecooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal’s beautiful Alentejo

CULTURAL INSIGHT The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craft smen forging the highest quality steel. Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics made from regional ingredients

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1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Kick off your unforgettable journey in the fiery Spanish capital of Madrid. March to the trill of the flamenco guitar, exploring the city’s vibrant streets before joining your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city’s most iconic sites. (WR) Hotel: Meliá Castilla 2

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10 Tangier ▶  Seville (2 Nights) Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry, we arrive in Spain and journey through Jerez to Seville – our Madrid Sightseeing e d home for the next two nights. Perhaps embrace Join a Local Specialist on this day of discovery, the intoxicating sights of colorful twirling skirts including views of the iconic Cibeles fountain, and the clapping sounds of castanets as you the bustling Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana and watch a traditional flamenco performance this Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s most famous square. At evening. (BB) Hotel: Meliá Lebreros Plaza de España, we admire the monument to Cervantes before spending the rest of the day at 11 Seville Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour leisure indulging in la buena vida. Consider an that will take you past the iconic Giralda Tower. Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the World Heritage city of Segovia. (BB) Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de Madrid ▶  Toledo ▶  Granada d España. See Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb Join your Local Specialist for a walking in the Cathedral, the largest Gothic Cathedral in tour of Toledo that will take you to visit the the world, and enjoy a walk through the historic Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Jewish Quarter. (BB) Greco’s most famous paintings - The Burial 12 Seville ▶  Lisbon (2 Nights) d of the Count of Orgaz. Celebrate the tradition Your panoramic journey continues through the of steel manufacturing and moulding during province of Huelva. We cross into the golden a Cultural Insight at a local steel factory fields of the Alentejo region, where we will enjoy before meandering through the breathtaking a memorable Be My Guest lunch at a local stud Andalucian landscape to Granada. (BB, DW) farm before arriving in Lisbon this afternoon. Hotel: Allegro (BB, BG) Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa Granada ▶  Costa del Sol d 13 Lisbon Sightseeing e d Admire the incredible Alhambra Palace, a See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, 14th century fortress that is said to have been the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, inspired by poetry and reflects the description Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district, home of paradise found in Islamic verse. Join a Local to the melancholic fado. Join a Local Specialist Specialist for a guided visit then continue to for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed the famous Costa del Sol where we will spend Hieronymite Monastery before spending free tonight. (BB) Hotel: NH Marbella time exploring the city’s quaint bairros or perhaps Costa del Sol ▶  Fez (2 Nights) consider an Optional Experience to discover We travel along the sun-kissed shores of the Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Mediterranean and cross to North Africa by Estoril. (BB) ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains 14 Lisbon ▶  Fátima ▶  Salamanca brings us to the Imperial city of Fez. (BB, D) We trace the path of pilgrims who for decades Hotel: Marriott have ventured north to the celebrated shrine Fez Sightseeing e d at Fátima to pray to the Virgin Mary and see the Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour site of celebrated religious miracles. Departing through the cultural and spiritual center of Portugal, we arrive in the historic university city Morocco. Meander through the fascinating Medina of Salamanca. (BB) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol of Fez, view its fortifications and Royal Palace, 15 Salamanca ▶  Madrid and admire traditional Moroccan handiwork Traversing the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Spend the we arrive in Madrid, Europe’s highest capital rest of your afternoon at leisure or consider a visit city. Spend this afternoon exploring the sights. to the Imperial city of Meknes. (BB) This evening we join our travel companions and Fez ▶  Marrakesh (2 Nights) Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner Departing Fez, we journey west to the vibrant with wine. (BB, FD) city of Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivaled energy Hotel: NH Collection Eurobuilding of a city that is said to have been the favorite 16 Depart Madrid vacation haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. (BB) Our epic journey through Spain, Morocco and Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis Portugal comes to an end this morning. Transfers Marrakesh Sightseeing e d are available. Conditions apply. (BB) We join a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour through the charming streets of Marrakesh. Visit the exquisitely detailed Bahia ALTERNATIVE TRIPS Palace and soak up the spirited atmosphere in the Old Quarter’s Djemaa el Fna Square. We’ll visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a Check out our similar ‘Highlights of Spain, fascinating Cultural Insight into the blending of Morocco and Portugal’ trip. With fewer creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients, inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you spending the rest of the day at leisure. (BB, D) decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

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9 Marrakesh ▶  Casablanca ▶  Rabat ▶  Tangier We journey north to enchanting Casablanca to experience first-hand the intrigue and romance of this city immortalized by Hollywood. We continue to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here we will view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and 19th century Royal Palace. We arrive in Tangier later this evening where we will dine in our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: El Minzah

Note: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. Ramadan: During daylight hours from dawn to sunset fasting takes place for Ramadan. It is observed from Tuesday 15 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 in Morocco. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $156 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details.

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BE MY GUEST Specialty dinner of delicious Moroccan cuisine served with wine at a traditional Riad in Fez

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Promising paradise in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, the African-styled Xaluca Dades is surrounded by a spectacular mountainscape with panoramic views of the Dades Valley and its Berber villages

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listed fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains and continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh - the ‘Red City’. Like many other former imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city - the medina - and an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Morocco’s largest traditional market (‘souk’) where you may wish to spend some time learning the art of haggling. (BB) Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis

5 Erfoud ▶  Tinghir ▶  Dades Valley d Journeying west, we arrive in Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco and home to the ruins of the ancient Glaoui palace. We continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country. Enjoy a memorable Regional Meal before following the route of a thousand kasbahs to the flourishing Dades Valley. We spend this evening surrounding by panoramic views of the dramatic Atlas Mountains. (BB, RM, D) Hotel: Xaluca Dades Authentic Accommodations 6 Dades Valley ▶  Ouarzazate ▶  Aït Ben Haddou ▶  Marrakesh (2 Nights) Blending effortlessly into the arid landscape, the mystical town of Ouarzazate has provided a fitting backdrop over the years for such famous movies as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Cleopatra’ and ‘Gladiator’. Spend some time exploring the sights during your orientation tour. Visit the UNESCOd Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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1 Arrive Casablanca The intoxicating sights and sounds of Morocco are revealed on this epic adventure through an ancient land. Delve into the intrigue and romance of Casablanca immortalized by Hollywood before meeting your travel companions and 7 Marrakesh Sightseeing e d Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Visit the ornate Bahia Palace during city Hotel: Grand Mogador City Centre orientation with your Local Specialist and 2 Casablanca ▶  Rabat ▶  Meknes ▶  Fez spend some time soaking up the energy of (2 Nights) Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter with We meander along the coast to the capital, its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snakeRabat, where we will enjoy a fascinating charmers. Spend the rest of the afternoon orientation of the city which includes views of lingering in one of the city’s beautiful gardens, th the grand 17 century palace and Mausoleum discover the vibrant arts and culture scene or of Mohammed V. Traveling to the imperial consider experiencing an authentic Moroccan city of Meknès, we’ll see the grand gate of show. (BB) Bab el-Mansour, one of the most impressive 8 Marrakesh ▶  Essaouira monumental gateways in North Africa adorned We travel to the laid-back shores of Essaouira by green and white zeillij tiles. We arrive in Fez this morning stopping en route to visit a later today and spend the rest of the day at cooperative involved in creating cosmetics from leisure, embracing the symbolic heart of Morocco traditional ingredients. Consider a delicious and the unique character of the country’s oldest seafood lunch in this port town and enjoy some imperial city. (BB) Hotel: Marriott free time before joining a city tour of UNESCO3 Fez Sightseeing d listed medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and Join a Local Specialist today to explore the Skala fortress. Spend the rest of the evening medina, one of the largest thriving medieval meandering through the city’s vibrant souks and centers in the world. See the royal palace and labyrinthine lanes in search of hidden treasures. visit the fascinating round dye-pits and tanneries (BB) Hotel: Des Îles for a Cultural Insight into Morocco’s ancient leather craft. Spend the rest of the day shopping 9 Essaouira ▶  Casablanca This morning we journey north to Casablanca for beautiful carpets in the bazaar, admiring where we will enjoy views of the magnificent beautiful palaces or relaxing in a lantern-lit Hassan II Mosque, built for the late king’s courtyard away from the medina crowds with 60 th birthday celebrations, and admire the some refreshing Moroccan tea. Join your characteristic French and Moroccan architecture. companions this evening for a special Be My Later, we join our Travel Director and companions Guest experience of Moroccan specialties served for a memorable Farewell Dinner to celebrate with wine in a traditional Riad located in the an unforgettable voyage of discovery. (BB, FD) heart of the Medina. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Mogador City Centre 4 Fez ▶  Midelt ▶  Erfoud 10 Depart Casablanca We follow the old caravan trail south, stopping Say goodbye to your new-found friends at the for a delicious Regional Meal in Midelt, a quaint end of your fascinating Moroccan vacation. market town set within the high plains between Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Continuing along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley and past the Tafilalt oasis, we arrive in the oasis town of Erfoud, regarded as the Gateway to the Sahara. Its magical golden façades and towering dunes have made it a popular location for filmmakers for decades. This evening we dine at our hotel. (BB, RM, D) Hotel: Xaluca Kasbah

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Hotel Xaluca Dades, Dades Valley, Morocco Exposed stone walls and modern, Moroccan décor give you a real feel for life in the soaring peaks of the Atlas Mountains at this Authentic Accommodations, which also offers dizzying panoramas over deep ravines and craggy ranges.

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With the buzz of a big city and charm of a little village, let Amsterdam’s tree-lined canals captivate you. Wander through the city’s labyrinthine streets, the smell of pancakes and spicy speculaas coffee linger as you dodge the swarm of bicycles that pound the city’s cobblestone roads. You’ll also delve into Dutch WWII history and visit Gouda’s traditional cheese market.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a working Dutch Windmill and see the inner workings of the machinery responsible for helping to reclaim the Netherlands from the sea. Visit the Delft Pottery factory for a look at the creation of this renowned, hand painted, porcelain. A Dutch dining experience at a cheese farm where you will also gain an insight into the making of traditional wooden clogs

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING In Amsterdam, enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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For included visit to the Corrie ten Boom House and Museum

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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Scenic canal cruise in Amsterdam Visit the Rijksmuseum ▶ Corrie ten Boom House and Museum in Haarlem ▶ Volendam ▶ Zaanse Schans ▶ The Hague ▶ Delft ▶ Kinderdijk ▶ Gouda

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Amsterdam Sightseeing including the Rijksmuseum e d This morning, we enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum, home to masterpieces of Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer. Delve into the gezelligheid of Amsterdam during a city orientation – see its beautifully preserved medieval buildings line the cobbled streets and tree-lined canals. Pass the imposing Mint Tower and mesmerising floating flower market and drive across the historic Dam Square. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring and experiencing the picturesque Dutch capital on your terms. End your day with delicious local flavors at one of the city’s many cozy restaurants. (BB) Amsterdam ▶ Excursion to Haarlem, Volendam and Zaanse Schans d Take a trip back in time to discover the old-world charm and traditions of Holland stopping in the pretty town of Haarlem. We join a Local Specialist this morning for a visit to the Corrie ten Boom House and Museum. Learn how this watchmaker helped countless Jews escape Nazi prosecution during World War II, which would ultimately lead to her arrest. We travel to the quaint fishing village of Volendam on the shores of the Ijsselmeer, our gateway into a Holland of yesteryear. Visit Zaanse Schans, sample delicious Dutch cheeses and investigate the innerworkings of one of the country’s many windmills. Along the way, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of the Zuiderzee and its incredible story of land reclamation and battle against the encroaching sea. This evening, we join some of our local friends on a farm and indulge in a meal of authentic Dutch delicacies. (BB, RM) Amsterdam ▶ Excursion to The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam and Kinderdijk d This morning we travel to the stately capital of The Hague and the heart of Dutch politics where we will learn about the International Court of Justice, housed within the beautifully designed Peace Palace. The pretty blue and white pottery of Delft takes center stage next as we visit the medieval old town in which it is crafted, enjoying an exclusive tour of the factory that produces these delicate pieces with a Local Specialist . Our next stop is edgy Rotterdam, which was almost completely rebuilt after World War II. Ascend the iconic Euromast Tower for spectacular panoramic views of the world’s largest port city before meandering back to Amsterdam via Kinderdijk to see the stunning views of a series of 18th century windmills. Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Share delicious traditional flavors with a local family in their home. (BB)

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Depart Amsterdam The time has come to bid farewell to the magnificent city and your fellow travelers after an enjoyable At Leisure encounter with Amsterdam and the surrounding Dutch countryside. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

VIZEAT OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Enjoy a local herring the way it should be served at Petra’s apartment with beautiful harbor views.

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Amsterdam Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Amsterdam Airport at 8am and 10am.

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Arrive Amsterdam (5 Nights) Welcome to the picture-perfect city of Amsterdam, a charming city buzzing with bicycles and boats – every alley leads to another cozy bruin café and the canals are more plentiful than in Venice. Ease into your trip with a Welcome Reception and laidback city cruise along its winding canals, soaking up the beguiling setting as you enjoy a light meal. (WR) Hotel: Ramada Apollo Centre

Amsterdam ▶ Excursion to Gouda (Keukenhof excursion included during Tulip Season as an alternative to Gouda) e The powerful aroma of delicious Dutch cheese will infuse our senses today. Seemingly frozen in time with its beautiful 15th century town hall and medieval cheese weighing station, Gouda’s status as a cheese trading town dates back to the Middle Ages. Witness this proud tradition first-hand in the town’s beautiful Market Square before spending the rest of the day at leisure (Please note, during the opening of Keukenhof, an excursion to see the tulip fields will be included instead of the visit to Gouda). Returning to Amsterdam this evening, you’ll be treated to a superb Farewell Dinner in the heart of the city. (BB, FD)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $58 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share.

One of the best trips ever!! Our tour guide (Jelle) and driver were excellent and provided a full itinerary. They both have great personalities and attended to everyone’s needs.

Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Leisurely 5 nights in enchanting Amsterdam. Delve into the Holland of yesteryear and its fascinating culture

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You’re in for a gezellig time in the land of all things orange. But there’s far more to this little country with a lot of heart for you to enjoy. Trace the steps of the Dutch Masters, ramble through rainbow fields and explore centuries-old maritime heritage, ending your Dutch discovery with Dignie and Gina in their Groningen farmhouse.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Join Dignie and Gina on their farm in Groningen for a hearty Dutch dinner and meet-and-greet with their neighbor’s cows just in time to see them being milked

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Spend the night on the restored SS Rotterdam, the former flagship of the Holland America line, which now rests on the Maas river

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Explore Holland’s long diamond heritage at a historic diamond polishing factory in Amsterdam. Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate, porcelain is created. See Rotterdam from the water on a Spido boat cruise and enjoy city views from the top of the Euromast Tower. Take a guided bicycle tour of Groningen and discover how wooden clogs and Dutch cheese are made

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING In Amsterdam, enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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THE ICONS Orientation of Amsterdam ▶ Rotterdam ▶ guided bicycle tour in Groningen Tickets for Keukenhof Bulb fields are included during the flowering season (April until midMay) View the John Frost Bridge in Arnhem Enjoy a harbor cruise in Rotterdam Visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam ▶ Aalsmeer or Keukenhof (when open) ▶ Royal Delft Pottery ▶ a trip up Euromast Tower in Rotterdam ▶ National Liberation Museum at Groesbeek ▶ Hoge Veluwe Park ▶ KröllerMüller Museum in Zutphen ▶ Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorm ▶ Staphorst ▶ Volendam

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Amsterdam Sightseeing e d Delve into the Golden Age and its extraordinary art, architecture and history traversing the city’s inner labyrinth of canals and narrow streets along which hundreds of sturdy Dutch bicycles rattle day and night. Enjoy an orientation drive of the city’s historic center, including a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum – the works of great Dutch masters, including 7 Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ you will have an opportunity to view before visiting a historic diamond polishing factory for a fascinating Cultural Insight into Amsterdam’s centuries-old diamond cutting traditions. (BB) Amsterdam ▶ Aalsmeer/Keukenhof ▶ The Hague ▶ Delft ▶ Rotterdam d We rise with the birds this morning, taking a trip to Aalsmeer to visit the vibrant flower auction and see the vividly hued blooms for which Holland is so famous. Alternatively, during the flowering season (April until mid-May), we’ll enjoy an included visit to the tulip fields of Keukenhof – the mesmerising sight of several million flowering bulbs planted across a 70-acre will leave you in absolute awe. This afternoon, we travel through The Hague to the historic town of Delft and visit the Royal Delft Pottery workshop for a Cultural Insight into the manufacturing of this delicate hand-painted blue and white porcelain. We continue to edgy Rotterdam, where we’ll enjoy two Cultural Insight experiences. Board a Spido boat cruise along the most important river port in Europe and ascend the iconic Euromast Tower for panoramic views of the city. This evening we stay on board the SS Rotterdam. (BB) Hotel: SS Rotterdam Authentic Accommodations Rotterdam ▶ Groesbeek ▶ Arnhem ▶ Oosterbeek Explore the tragic history of Operation Market Garden in Groesbeek, whose residents were forced to flee intense battles which obliterated the city during World War II. Here we will visit the National Liberation Museum, built on one of the landing sites of this airborne operation and learn about the occupation and liberation of Holland. We travel north to Arnhem to see John Frost Bridge, so named to pay tribute to the commander of the British forces that held the bridge for four days with a mere 750 soldiers during the World War II Battle of Arnhem. This afternoon we’ll also visit the Hoge Veluwe Park and the Kröller–Müller Museum, featuring the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world. (BB) Hotel: De Bilderberg

Depart Amsterdam For now we say a fond tot ziens to Amsterdam and our newfound friends, closing the door on a memorable Dutch experience. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Like having invisible helpers everywhere. From the tour leader, the port carriers, coach driver and hotel staff the service was excellent. Frances, from Australia, 2016

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Amsterdam Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Amsterdam Airport at 8am and 10am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $68 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS SS Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland The SS Rotterdam is the largest passenger ship ever built in the Netherlands. Welcomed by its crew, you’ll gain a rich insight into Rotterdam’s ship-building history during a stay on board this Authentic Accommodations.

Oosterbeek ▶ Apeldoorn ▶ Staphorst ▶ Groningen d We head north to scenic Apeldoorn and Het Loo Palace, the former royal residence built in 1685 with its immaculate Baroque Dutch

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Groningen ▶ Volendam ▶ Amsterdam d Enjoy a Cultural Insight and get on your bike exploring the university city of Groningen during a guided bicycle tour of its medieval center. Ramble along the city’s picturesque ring of canals like a local, before enjoying a stunning drive through the mesmerising Frisian Lake District en route to Volendam, a former fishing port on the edge of Ijselmeer. Learn about the craft of wooden clog making and Dutch cheese during a fascinating Cultural Insight , before returning to Amsterdam this evening for a celebratory Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Mercure City

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Arrive Amsterdam (2 Nights) What better place to start your jaunt through Holland than in its picture-perfect capital, Amsterdam? Spend your day meandering through the quaint cobblestone streets and treelined canals, stopping for a coffee and speculaas 6 along the way. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening on a scenic canal cruise, including a light meal and welcome drinks, admiring the centuries-old façades along the way. (WR) Hotel: Bilderberg Garden

gardens. Our next stop is the traditional village of Staphorst, where you will have an opportunity to experience first-hand the traditions of Holland and see the locals walk by in their traditional dress. Ending our day in Gronginen, we’ll join Dignie and Gina on their farm for a hearty Be My Guest dinner and meet-and-greet with their neighbor’s cows just in time to see them being milked. (BB, BG) Hotel: Apollo Groningen

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Take a At Leisure jaunt through Benelux – from fairy-tale castles to flowering fields, Rembrandt to Royal Delft. See the historic fortified city of Maastricht, where four nations converge, the breathtaking gorge of Luxembourg’s Alzette and Petrusse rivers, and one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities, where traditional Belgian chocolate, beer and lace are in plentiful supply – where else but in Bruges?

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Join Marc and Judig Nyssen at their 18th century Bruges farmstead to learn about Flanders farm life and enjoy hearty Belgian fare

CULTURAL INSIGHT Explore Holland’s long diamond heritage at a historic diamond polishing factory in Amsterdam, visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate, porcelain is created and see first-hand the famous tradition of Belgian lace at a workshop in Bruges

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a guided visit to Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Luxembourg and Bruges

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Amsterdam Sightseeing and At Leisure ed Explore Amsterdam’s historic city center this morning and enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum with a Local Specialist . Come face-to-face with such masterpieces as Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’, Van Gogh’s self-portrait, and ‘The Milkmaid’ by Vermeer. We leave great art behind and visit a historic diamond polishing factory where we’ll gain an 8 Cultural Insight into the tradition of diamond cutting. Celebrate spring and enjoy an included visit to Keukenhof. Meander through an enchanting wonderland of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths with millions of blooms planted across the 70-acre site (subject to season). (BB) The Hague ▶ Delft and Rotterdam Excursion d Soak up the gezellig Dutch atmosphere this morning before heading to Delft via The Hague. We admire the delicate blue and white porcelain that has made this historic town famous during a Cultural Insight at the Royal Delft Pottery workshop. Meandering south, we arrive in the edgy port city of Rotterdam where we will enjoy an informative orientation and ascend the iconic Euromast Tower for stunning panoramic views of 9 this city. Heading back to Amsterdam, consider an evening relaxing in one of the charming pleins lined with cozy cafés. (BB)

Bruges Sightseeing and At Leisure e d Wake up in beautiful Bruges and join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of this picturesque town. Take to the water and enjoy a whimsical sightseeing cruise along the city’s wonderful canals lined with Gothic façades. Admire the delicate art of Belgian lace during a Cultural Insight at the Lace Center in the old lace school of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Spend the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the old-world charm of this beguiling town. (BB) Bruges ▶ Ghent ▶ Brussels (2 Nights) Delve into centuries of trade heritage in the port city of Ghent, with its picturesque riverine backdrop. See the medieval city’s three famous towers – Saint Nicholas’ Church, the Belfry and Saint Bavo’s Cathedral – before continuing to Brussels, a multi-cultural melting pot which you will have an opportunity to explore after your Travel Director shows you the city’s highlights. See the Atomium – designed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, Mannekin Pis and the exquisite Grand Place with its opulent and ornate guildhalls. This evening consider sampling mouth-watering Belgian cuisine washed down with the city’s best beers. (BB) Hotel: Sofitel Europe Brussels At Leisure e Embrace a full day at leisure in the Belgian capital to explore the city on your terms. Meander past the Royal Palace and through the leafy lanes of Brussels Park or indulge in delicious chocolate tasting. Your Travel Director will assist you to make the most out of your full day at leisure. This evening we celebrate a memorable sojourn through three fascinating countries during a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

Amsterdam ▶ Maastricht ▶ Bastogne ▶ Luxembourg (2 Nights) The fortified city of Maastricht takes center stage this morning. We spend some time ambling through its cobblestone town center before continuing to Bastogne, the site of bloody skirmishes in the World War II Battle of the Bulge. 10 Depart Brussels We bid Belgium a fond adieu this morning as we See the Mardasson Memorial commemorating prepare to close the curtain on a memorable the almost 80,000 American soldiers who At Leisure vacation. Airport transfers are were injured or killed during the siege before available. Conditions apply. (BB) journeying to the Duchy of Luxembourg, where tonight we’ll dine in our hotel. (BB, D) Please Note: Your coach returns to Amsterdam Hotel: Novotel Kirchberg from Brussels on Day 10. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Luxembourg Sightseeing and At Leisure Amsterdam will be at the Trafalgar Amsterdam ed hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be This morning we pay tribute to Allied Forces at approximately 3pm, depending on traff ic hero, General George S. Patton, whose final conditions. resting place is the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Later, we take to the streets of a fairy-tale capital on a leisurely walking tour of Luxembourg with a Local Specialist . Our route takes us past the Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Palace, with its Flemish Renaissance façades, and includes spectacular views of the gorge of the Rivers Alzette and Petrusse. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (BB)

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Arrive Amsterdam (3 Nights) Fall in love with the Lowlands, launching your At Leisure vacation in the magical city of Amsterdam, whose labyrinthine canals and quaint cobbled squares you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception cruise including a light meal and welcome drink. Cruise the city’s famous waterways admiring the pictureperfect surrounds and gabled façades. (WR) Hotel: Wyndham Apollo

Luxembourg ▶ Orval ▶ Dinant ▶ Bruges (2 Nights) d We begin our day with a visit to the 12th century Cistercian Orval Abbey renowned for its distinct cheese and for being one of the few breweries that produces Trappiste beer. En route to the enchanting medieval village of Bruges, we stop in Dinant whose famous son, Adolphe Sax, is credited with having invented the saxophone. This evening we enjoy a memorable Be My Guest experience with Marc and Judig Nyssen at their 18th century Bruges farmstead to learn about Flanders farm life and enjoy hearty Belgian fare. (BB, BG) Hotel: Golden Tulip De Medici

0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Airport transfers: On arrival at Amsterdam Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Brussels Airport at 8am and 12noon. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Leisurely 2 nights in fairy-tale Luxembourg. Explore one of Europe’s smallest countries

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The verve of a modern metropolis rising from a turbulent and divided past is yours to explore on this At Leisure jaunt through cosmopolitan Berlin. From its Cold War trappings to its cultural rebirth, the colorful murals of the East Side celebrating freedom, and flavors of delicious Currywurst – this leisurely exploration will see you linger at monuments and museums as you meander through this spacious capital.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a microbrewery and taste some of the fine brews available in the city

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Berlin and a walking tour in Hackescher Markt

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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Berlin Sightseeing and At Leisure e d 6 Delve into a city reunited only decades ago, exploring the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist . See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden and the Reichstag Building - all major points of focus in 1989 during the reunification of East and West Germany. Cross through the Cold War gateway of Checkpoint Charlie and visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Holocaust Memorial) before spending the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city’s creative pulse. This evening we gain a Cultural Insight into hearty German hospitality at a local brewery where we’ll indulge in some of the city’s finest brews and encounter first-hand its strong brewing traditions. Later, ask your Travel Director for suggestions on where to dine this evening. (BB) East Side Gallery, Hackescher Markt and Iconic Museums d This morning, we trace vivid splashes of color along the wall murals of East Side Gallery – an ironic celebration of freedom on a tyrannical wall that once divided this vibrant city. We continue to Hackescher Markt where we join our Local Specialist for a fascinating walking tour of this cultural area, visiting the Courtyard of Haus Schwarzenberg which today retains its artistic flair from yesteryear. After free time for lunch, we return to central Berlin with a drop off at Museum Island where we have an opportunity to visit its museums. Amble through the Pergamon Museum housing monumental buildings such as the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, and the Market Gate of Miletus reconstructed from the ruins found in ancient Middle East and Turkey. This evening, we ascend the iconic Berlin TV Tower where we’ll enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on the observation deck before visiting a local restaurant and indulging in traditional German flavors for dinner with newfound friends. (BB, RM) Berlin At Leisure or Optional Excursion to Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum Spend a full day at leisure exploring this spacious city – its buildings old and new set amidst verdant parks and along the River Spree. Perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Sachsenhausen Memorial Museum built on the site of a concentration camp that fell under the command of Heinrich Himmler and was the model for other camps during World War II. Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour through its tragic corridors which once housed hundreds of thousands of prisoners and gain a deep understanding of the atrocities that occurred here. Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Share delicious traditional flavors with a local family in their home. (BB)

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Arrive Berlin (5 Nights) Embrace the effervescent energy of Berlin – a city that epitomises a spirit of freedom and unity having shrugged off the shackles of a dark past. Spend time meandering through its abundant green spaces before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a memorable Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Grand Esplanade

Excursion to Potsdam An air of royalty awaits as we travel to the seat of Prussian kings over centuries. Enjoy a full-day excursion to Potsdam, stopping en route on the shores of Greater Wannsee, the incongruously beautiful setting for the infamous 1942 conference to plan the ‘Final Solution’. Next we’ll cross Glienicke Bridge, the socalled “Bridge of Spies” of Cold War spy swaps fame. Reaching Potsdam, we continue to King Frederick’s beautiful Park Sanssouci, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dotted with castles and temples, before returning to Berlin for a Farewell Dinner to mark our memorable visit. (BB, FD)

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security features. This afternoon we arrive in the Bavarian city of Nuremburg. See the mighty castle ramparts and St. Sebald’s Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city, then spend the rest of your evening at leisure indulging in grilled Nürnberger and sauerkraut. (BB) Hotel: Maritim

6 Berlin ▶  Dresden A short drive south brings us to Dresden, the ‘Florence on the Elbe’. See the Semper Opera, Zinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. Consider delving into the treasures of Dresden joining an Optional Experience to explore this elegant city. (BB) Hotel: Pullman Newa

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1 Arrive Frankfurt Welcome to Frankfurt – a city renowned for its 8 Nuremberg ▶  Rothenburg ▶  Munich old-world charm and modern sophistication (2 Nights) which you will have a brief opportunity to enjoy Amble through the charming cobblestone before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon streets of Rothenburg, its beautiful medieval for an orientation of the medieval Römerplatz and center seemingly frozen in time and encircled dynamic financial district. This evening we enjoy by a fortified town wall that remains intact after a Welcome Reception with our fellow travelers, centuries. See the beautiful Market Square lined including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) by quaint half-timbered houses and the Old Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach Town Hall before following parts of the Romantic 2 Frankfurt ▶  Rhine Cruise ▶  Cologne Road through picturesque villages and pristine ▶  Düsseldorf d countryside to the sophisticated city of Munich. Board your leisurely cruise along the mighty See the Olympic Stadium, built as the main venue River Rhine past romantic vineyard-clad hills. for the 1972 Olympic Games, before arriving at Stop to experience an unforgettable Be My your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Sheraton Westpark Guest banquet in a fairy-tale 13th century castle 9 Munich Orientation e perched high above the river valley. After lunch, Today is yours to embrace the Bavarian we continue north before arriving in Cologne, heritage of Munich. Enjoy an orientation tour where we will view the Gothic spires of its of the city’s landmarks including Odeonsplatz magnificent cathedral during our orientation and Marienplatz, famous for its Glockenspiel, of the city. We continue to Düsseldorf where enacting stories from the 16th century. Explore we will dine tonight at our hotel. (BB, BG, D) Baroque palaces and vibrant markets, and Hotel: Leonardo City Center embrace the Bavarian region’s rich beer brewing 3 Düsseldorf ▶  Hamelin ▶  Hamburg heritage at Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, built in the Journey through the lush green landscape of 16th century by Maximilian I. (BB) Lower Saxony, stopping in the legendary town of Hamelin, immortalized in the medieval tale of the 10 Munich ▶  Neuschwanstein ▶  Black Forest Pied Piper. We continue to the international trade Snap your fingers and be transported to a land center of Hamburg, where we’ll join our Travel of fables and folklore. This morning we tread in Director for an orientation tour of the city’s iconic the footsteps of shy King Ludwig II visiting his sights. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza City Alster fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle. We continue 4 Hamburg ▶  Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights) through the magical countryside to the Black d Forest, whose mystical landscape inspired Follow the picturesque Elbe Valley from fantasy and fiction from the famous Brothers Hamburg, crossing the former ‘Iron Curtain’ to Grimm. This evening, we dine at our hotel. the historic city of Berlin, whose once-turbulent (BB, D) Hotel: Best Western Hofgut Sternen history has shaped its rebirth as a charismatic 11 Black Forest ▶  Heidelberg ▶  Frankfurt capital city. Join your Local Specialist to d explore the iconic landmarks of a unified Berlin. Admire the centuries-old craft of cuckoo clock See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, making during a Cultural Insight before driving Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard to the famous university town of Heidelberg, and Kurfürstendamm, renowned for its shopping straddling the Neckar River. View the ruins of and entertainment. Enjoy some time at leisure Heidelberg Castle, as well as the Baroque-style this afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Old Town with its bustling market squares (BB) Hotel: Hilton and colorful façades. Our exploration of the 5 Berlin Sightseeing e d fascinating sights and sounds of Germany is at its Ascend the iconic Berlin TV Tower for inspiring end. Tonight we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our Cultural Insight providing 360° views of the travel companions reminiscing over the highlights city and meandering River Spree. Enjoy some of our trip. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach time at leisure this afternoon to explore the city 12 Depart Frankfurt on your terms. See the remnants of the Berlin After breakfast we say a fond farewell to Wall, consider visiting the infamous Checkpoint our newfound friends and Frankfurt after a Charlie or enjoy an Optional Experience to the memorable vacation. Transfers to Frankfurt District of Potsdam, the former Prussian royal Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB) seat, for sightseeing and an unforgettable meal. (BB)

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy a banquet and stories of knights and feuding lords in a fairy-tale 13th century castle perched high above the Rhine Valley

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Located within the town walls of well-preserved medieval Rothenburg, the Prinzhotel is a traditional timbered German building

CULTURAL INSIGHT Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city and see Mozart’s birthplace and family house in Salzburg’s picturesque Getreidegasse

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8 Munich ▶  Neuschwanstein ▶  Oberammergau Indulge in a world of fantasy and fables, journeying to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Traveling through the dark forests of Bavaria, we arrive in Oberammergau and see where the Passion Play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by plague. This evening we dine at our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Alte Post

2 Frankfurt (Offenbach) ▶  Rhine Cruise ▶  Cologne d The legend of Lorelei kickstarts our morning as we board a leisurely cruise along the mighty Rhine past fairy-tale castles and vineyard-clad hills. We stop at lunch to enjoy an unforgettable 9 Oberammergau ▶  Innsbruck Be My Guest banquet and hear tales of nights Orientation e and feuding lords and ladies in a 13th century We drive across the Austrian border and to Tyrol, castle perched high above the Rhine valley. arriving in its capital where we will embark on Continuing to the cultural capital of Rhineland, a short orientation that includes views of the we view the spectacular Gothic spires of the Wilten Basilica, Hofburg Palace and the ornate Cologne Cathedral. Spend the rest of the evening Golden Roof built to commemorate the wedding exploring the city’s great artistic treasures, of Emperor Maximilian I. Consider joining a historic town squares and the city’s history as traditional dinner and Tyrolean folklore show the site where Eau de Cologne was first created. this evening. (BB) Hotel: Innsbruck (BB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Severinshof City 3 Cologne ▶  High Speed Train ▶  Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights) d This morning we board a high-speed train to historic Berlin and join a Local Specialist to see the imposing Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag Building with its famous glass dome. We’ll see the Tiergarten and trendy Kurfürstendamm, before spending the rest of the day at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Hampton by Hilton City Centre Alexanderplatz 4 Berlin Sightseeing e d Venture up one of the icons of a united Berlin and Germany for a Cultural Insight experience up the Berlin TV Tower offering spectacular 360° views of the city. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city on your terms. See the remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit the infamous Checkpoint Charlie or enjoy an Optional Experience to the District of Potsdam, the former Prussian royal seat, for sightseeing and an unforgettable dinner. (BB) 5 Berlin ▶  Würzburg ▶  Rothenburg d Admire art and architecture in beautiful Würzburg where you will see the Prince-Bishops’ residence and Marienburg Fortress, before arriving in the charming cobblestone streets of Rothenburg where we will dine tonight in our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Prinzhotel Authentic Accommodations 6 Rothenburg ▶  Munich (2 Nights) This morning we enjoy an orientation walk through the beautiful medieval center of Rothenburg, seemingly frozen in time and encircled by a fortified town wall that remains intact after centuries. Continuing south through picture-perfect landscapes of Bavaria, we arrive in Munich just a few hours later and see the Olympic Stadium which hosted the Summer Olympics in 1972, before arriving at our hotel. (BB) Hotel: Sheraton Arabellapark

10 Innsbruck ▶  Salzburg Sightseeing d Join a Local Specialist in Salzburg for a fascinating walking tour of a city that featured in ‘The Sound of Music’ during which you will have an opportunity to view Mozart’s birthplace and family house in the picturesque Getreidegasse, and the Domplatz dominated by Salzburg Cathedral. This evening we dine at our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Austria Trend Europa 11 Salzburg ▶  Dürnstein ▶  Vienna (2 Nights) Breathtaking landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop for our scenic drive past Lake Mondsee to the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley. Sloping vineyards line the Danube from Melk Abbey to Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner and subsequently found by Blondel, his faithful minstrel. This afternoon we arrive in the Imperial capital of Vienna where we have the evening at leisure to enjoy the sounds of the City of Music or perhaps consider an evening of Viennese classical music. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube 12 Vienna Sightseeing e d Explore the imperial splendor of Vienna at the exquisite Hofburg Palace - one of the highlights of your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist, which will also include views of the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse. Admire the ornate colorful roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the city’s most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) 13 Depart Vienna We bid farewell to your companions at the end of a wonderful vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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1 Arrive Frankfurt (Offenbach) Embrace old-world charm and modern glitz and glamour in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. Meet your Travel Director for an orientation of the medieval Römerplatz and dynamic financial district. Later, we join our fellow travelers for a memorable Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

that delights visitors throughout the day with the enactment of 16th century tales. Spend the rest of the day on your terms exploring the city’s Baroque palaces and vibrant markets, or embrace the Bavarian region’s rich beer brewing heritage at Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, built in the 16th century. (BB)

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Prinzhotel, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany This traditional timbered German hotel lies within the walls of the well-preserved medieval city of Rothenburg. But the Authentic Accommodations also provides the comfort of modern living, having been lovingly refurbished inside.

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Join the von Trapps on an Austrian adventure that will make your heart sing, from Munich’s medieval charm to the 19th century fortress once home to a shy fairy-tale king. Explore the heritage of the Habsburg Empire and stay at the 18th century family estate of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, the romantic setting for several ‘Sound of Music’ scenes.

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BE MY GUEST The Klaushofer family and their resident bees are your hosts on their charming Salzburg farm where you will enjoy a traditional family dinner, not to mention the delicious home-made cheese strudel

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Dubbed the Sound of Music palace, Schloss Leopoldskron is the location of several outdoor scenes from the 1965 film and emulates the wealth and history of this era

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Salzburg and Vienna

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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Munich ▶ Neuschwanstein Castle ▶ Oberammergau (2 Nights) Journey to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein 9 Castle, built as a retreat for shy King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Meandering through Bavaria, we arrive in Oberammergau, where locals have performed the Passion Play every decade since 1634 to fulfil their vow after the village was spared from the grip of the Black Plague. We dine in our hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Wittelsbach Innsbruck Excursion The Tyrol mountains beckon today as you take a scenic drive to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol. Against a magnificent Alpine backdrop, we spend a leisurely day exploring the city’s iconic sights. Admire Emperor Maximilian I’s ornate Golden Roof and the Wilten Basilica, take a trip up the funicular for spectacular views, or see the Hofburg Palace. We return to Oberammergau this evening to indulge in true Bavarian hospitality. (BB) Oberammergau ▶ Berchtesgaden ▶ Salzburg (2 Nights) d The astounding beauty of Berchtesgaden provides an enchanting backdrop for a leisurely day spent in pristine natural surrounds. After a soulful day spent connecting with nature, we venture to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, where we’ll spend the next two nights at an exquisite Schloss intimately connected to the beloved ‘The Sound of Music’ movie. (BB) Hotel: Schloss Leopoldskron Authentic Accommodations Salzburg Sightseeing and At Leisure e d Tread in the footsteps of musical greats today and join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including views of Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, and several of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. The rest of the day is at leisure delving into the city’s Mozart history or see the Domplatz dominated by the Salzburg Cathedral. This evening we join the Klaushofer family and their resident bees

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Munich Orientation and At Leisure e Delve into the fascinating mix of old and new as you embark on a morning orientation tour taking you to some of the city’s most renowned sites, including the majestic Opera House, Ludwigstrasse, Hofbräuhaus and Marienplatz - its magical Glockenspiel delights visitors throughout the day with its enactment of 16th century tales. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city’s Old Town or consider an Optional Experience to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first of the Nazi camps established in Germany. This evening, embrace the city’s rich beer heritage and consider a memorable night out at a local beer hall. (BB)

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Salzburg ▶ Mondsee ▶ Vienna (3 Nights) Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee where you’ll visit Mondsee Abbey, the one-time Benedictine monastery that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria got married in ‘The Sound of Music’. Meander along the mountains and lakes of Salzkammergut and pass the centuries-old salt mines that brought great wealth to the area. (BB) Hotel: Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure e d We enjoy an in-depth and exclusive Cultural Insight this morning during a guided tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, delving into the fascinating heritage of the House of Habsburg, one of the most influential royal houses in Europe. Explore their exquisite collection of art in the spectacular Kunstkammer before the public gains access, then embark on a sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist to admire its iconic landmarks and palaces. See the beautiful Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its colorful geometrically tiled roof, and amble through its quaint cobblestone lanes of ‘Am Hof’. Spend the rest of the day at leisure indulging in the local Kaffee und Kuchen culture or consider an encounter with the city’s rich musical heritage. (BB) Vienna At Leisure e Soak up the elegance of the City of Music today with a full day to embrace the sights and sounds of a place that inspired the great talents of Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. Visit the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace, see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School or consider an Optional Experience to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. As the curtain closes on a magnificent Sound of Music performance, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

10 Depart Vienna We say a fond farewell to newfound friends and the beauty of Vienna at the end of an unforgettable At Leisure experience. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Arrive Munich (2 Nights) Willkommen in Munich – a city of sophistication, old-world charm and of course all the flavors of Bavaria, which you will have an opportunity to explore before embarking on your lyrical At Leisure sojourn through the Sound of Music. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kickstart your leisurely meander through Germany and Austria. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn Westpark

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Leisurely 2 nights at the Schloss made famous in the Sound of Music. Tread in the footsteps of the Von Trapps

Spend two nights at the 18th century former family estate of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, turned Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, a member of the Historic Hotels of Europe and known as the ‘Sound of Music Palace’ for the role it played as the spectacular backdrop for some of the film’s most famous romantic outdoor scenes. Enjoy the unique heritage experience offered by this property and its surrounding Schloss Park and learn how your visit helps fund its continuous care, periodic restoration and the training of its staff in effective conservation methods so that it can be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

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BE MY GUEST You are taken on a tour of the Monastery of Kloster Wernberg, originally a castle, today home to 60 Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood with whom you’ll enjoy a traditional Carinthian dinner

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the Lipizzaner Stud Farm at Piber which has bred horses since 1920 and today provides all the stallions for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna

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9 Zermatt e Spend a full day at leisure soaking up Zermatt’s crisp mountain air and panoramic Alpine vistas. Relax in beautiful surrounds or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views. (BB)

2 Zurich ▶  Liechtenstein ▶  Salzburg Sightseeing d We meander along magical Lake Walensee to the 10 Zermatt ▶  Chillon ▶  Montreux e fairy-tale principality of Liechtenstein where we Meandering through the Rhône Valley, we arrive will stop in its capital Vaduz before continuing on the tranquil shores of Lake Geneva, where we along the scenic Alberg route into the Tyrol. will view Chillon Castle. We follow the lakeshore Arriving in the Baroque city of Salzburg, we to Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop embark on a fascinating walking tour with a Local of snow-covered peaks and vineyards. (BB) Specialist to see such iconic sights as the house Hotel: Eurotel Riviera where Mozart once lived and the magnificent Domplatz with its imposing Salzburger Dom 11 Montreux ▶  Berne ▶  Interlaken Cathedral, Residenz Castle and St. Peter’s Abbey. ▶  Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights) d (BB) Hotel: Austria Trend Europa Travel via the charming city of Berne to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in 3 Salzburg ▶  Vienna (2 Nights) the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau (subject to Waltzing through the scenic Austrian weather conditions). We then cross the Brünig countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling Pass to the charming lakeside town of Lucerne hills, fortresses and valleys of the picturesque where we will view the ancient wooden Chapel Wachau Valley, we stop at the impressive Melk Bridge and visit the poignant Lion Monument. Abbey perched atop a rocky outcrop above the (BB) Hotel: Grand Europe Authentic beautiful Danube. Our home for the next two Accommodations nights is the glorious Imperial city of Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Renaissance Wien 12 Lucerne e 4 Vienna Sightseeing e d Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Gothic and Baroque façades on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist who will take you to see the iconic State Opera, the Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Parliament. Stroll through the charming cobblestone lanes of ‘Am Hof’ before spending time at leisure. (BB)

Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander through the quaint medieval streets of Lucerne lined with colorful muralled façades. Spend a full day exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic views. This evening, we toast to a magnificent adventure through Switzerland and Austria at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

5 Vienna ▶  Piber Stud Farm ▶  Villach d 13 Lucerne ▶  Depart Zurich We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our We journey south to visit the Lipizzaner Stud newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable farm at Piber for an unforgettable Cultural journey. An airport transfer is available to Zurich Insight into the breeding of the athletic white Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) stallions for the Spanish Riding School. This evening, join Sister Monika and the nuns of Kloster Wernberg for a traditional Carinthian Be My Guest dinner at a monastery housed in a beautiful old castle. This evening we stay in the quaint town of Villach. (BB, BG) Hotel: Romantik Post 6 Villach ▶  Cortina d’Ampezzo ▶  Innsbruck Admire spectacular Alpine scenery, meandering into Italy via Carbonin and Lake Misurina, renowned for its crisp, clear air. Explore the winter sports resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, then journey back into Austria and the capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck, where you will have an opportunity to admire Emperor Maximilian’s Golden Roof, St. Jackob’s Cathedral and see the Olympic ski-jump during an orientation tour. (BB) Hotel: Grauer Bär

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1 Arrive Zurich Your epic journey to the heart of Europe launches in the sophisticated cultural hotspot of Zurich, whose historic center and picturesque lakeside setting you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city’s iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu

8 St. Moritz ▶  Stresa ▶  Zermatt (2 Nights) Traverse snow-capped Alpine landscapes as you drive via the Maloja Pass past Lake Como to the sun-kissed shores of Lake Maggiore and explore the sophisticated lakeside town of Stresa. See the Borromean Islands, with their beautiful palaces and gardens, as you head towards the Simplon Pass en route to Zermatt where you will dine in your hotel tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Monte Rosa/Ambassador

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THE ICONS Orientation of Zurich ▶ St. Moritz ▶ Zermatt ▶ Geneva ▶ Lucerne Visit Interlaken View the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting) ▶ the Jet d’Eau in Geneva ▶ the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

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3 St. Moritz ▶  Glacier Express ▶  Zermatt (2 Nights) Embrace the glamour and romance of a bygone era. Watch the epic Alpine landscapes drift past as you chug your way along one of the world’s most unforgettable rail journeys from the comfort of the Glacier Express, crossing hundreds of bridges and the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 meters above sea level. Enjoy an included lunch on board, against the backdrop of magnificent alpine lakes and pristine glaciers en route to the resort town of Zermatt, which sits at the foothills of the imposing Matterhorn. This evening take to the resort’s streets and embrace its vibrant nightlife. (BB, L) Hotel: Monte Rosa/Ambassador 4 Zermatt Orientation e Join your Travel Director for an orientation walk around this charming car-free resort before spending the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the tranquil mountain atmosphere. Consider an Optional Experience to the Matterhorn, ascending by cable car to 3779m and the snowcapped top of the world. (BB) 5 Zermatt ▶  Geneva Orientation e We board a high-speed train to sophisticated Geneva where your orientation will include views of the Old Town, Jet d’Eau and the Flower Clock, paying tribute to the city’s centuries-old watchmaking traditions. This evening explore the sights of this lakeside city on your terms. Meander through the ancient maze of charming streets and quiet squares or consider a dinner cruise – enjoying views of the charming villages along the shoreline. (BB) Hotel: Warwick

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Well planned and organized excellent tour. The services were well organised and well presented great Travel Director fun and knowledgeable. Bernardus, from Australia, 2017

Airport transfers: At the start of the trip, the Radisson Blu hotel is located at Zurich Airport for convenience, so guests can make their own way to the hotel from the Airport terminal. Return transfers to Zurich Airport are provided with tickets for a train journey into Zurich Airport terminal. There is a direct train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport every hour from approximately 5am onwards. The earliest train will get guests in to Zurich Airport check-in by 6.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $49 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

6 Geneva ▶  Interlaken ▶  Lucerne (2 Nights) Picture-perfect landscapes are our constant companion as we journey from Geneva along the Golden Pass route. We stop at Interlaken in the heart of the Swiss Alps between the glassy lakes of Thun and Brienz, at the foot of a trio of famous peaks the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Spend some time at leisure and enjoy superb views of the peaks of the Bernese Oberland, so beloved of Queen Victoria who often stayed at Interlaken. We follow the Brünig Pass to the lakeside town of Lucerne in central Switzerland, where we will stay for the next two nights. The evening is yours to enjoy the charming atmosphere of Lucerne. Consider learning how to yodel at an optional fun-packed Swiss folklore show with fondue dinner. (BB) Hotel: Astoria

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7 Lucerne Orientation e Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. through the quaint medieval streets of Lucerne Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. on an orientation walk. Visit the poignant Lion Monument built in memory of the Swiss Guard 1 Arrive Zurich who bravely defended Louis XVI during the The trendy city of Zurich is our springboard to a French Revolution and view the covered wooden spectacular journey through Switzerland. Explore its Chapel Bridge spanning the River Reuss with its mix of ancient heritage and modern verve during your decorated wooden panels, which chronicle the orientation tour before joining your Travel Director history of Lucerne. Later consider an Optional and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Experience to a nearby mountain peak, or Reception to launch your epic Swiss experience. (WR) explore the old city and shop for delicious Swiss Hotel: Radisson Blu chocolate. Tonight we join our Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Farewell 2 Zurich ▶  St. Moritz Dinner with wine in a local restaurant. (BB, FD) Our love affair with the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland begins on a scenic train journey via 8 Lucerne ▶  Depart Zurich Chur to the chic resort of St. Moritz, set against We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and the beautiful backdrop of Lake St. Moritz. newfound friends at the end of a remarkable Admire the inspiring natural setting and perhaps Swiss vacation. Your Travel Director will give you take a mountain pass train ride this afternoon, tickets for the short train journey from Lucerne before dining at your hotel tonight. (BB, D) to Zurich Airport, which can be used at your Hotel: Reine Victoria convenience for the onward journey. (BB)

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BE MY GUEST Explore centuries of wine tradition at the 15th century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos during an unforgettable Be My Guest lunch in charming Chexbres

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century

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who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI at the Lion Monument and cross the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before meandering through the city’s cobblestone streets lined with colorful façades. Consider joining a cruise on the tranquil lake waters and then ride the world’s first Cabrio cable car to the top of Mount Stanserhorn. (BB) Hotel: Grand Europe Authentic Accommodations

3 Lake Geneva (Montreux) ▶  Zermatt (2 Nights) d Enjoy a full morning to explore Montreux at your leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to cruise Lake Geneva, including a visit to the Charlie Chaplin museum in his former estate, Manoir de Ban. Our next stop is the 15th century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos for an unforgettable Be My Guest lunch in charming Chexbres. Continue your journey to the resort town of Zermatt, set against the backdrop of the imposing snow-capped Matterhorn, where we’ll stay the next two nights. (BB, BG) Hotel: Mirabeau Alpine Residence/ Ambassador 4 Zermatt e Spend the day soaking up the crisp mountain air and panoramic alpine vistas. You have a full day at leisure to explore the town on your terms, or simply relax in beautiful surrounds. Consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views or explore the heritage of what was once a remote mountain village. (BB) 5 Zermatt ▶  Baveno e Departing Switzerland, we travel to the lakeside town of Baveno on Italy’s picturesque Lake Maggiore. Spend the rest of the day soaking up the laidback lakeside atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to Isola Bella, one of the lake’s Borromean islands, with its palazzo and exquisite gardens. (BB) Hotel: Simplon

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1 Arrive Zurich Welcome to the sophisticated Swiss city of Zurich - a flawless blend of fascinating heritage and modern spirit which you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director 8 Brienz and Interlaken Excursion d and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception We travel to Interlaken at the heart of and orientation in this beautiful lakeside setting. Switzerland, which lies in the shadows of the (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu Jungfrau Mountain, stopping in the village of 2 Zurich ▶  Berne ▶  Chillon ▶  Lake Brienz for a Cultural Insight into the centuriesGeneva (Montreux) old tradition of wood carving for which this We leave the bright lights of Zurich behind village is so famous. Spend some time at and stop in Berne with its charming Old Town, leisure and enjoy superb views of the peaks of admiring its cobblestone streets, ornate the Bernese Oberland. This evening we enjoy fountains and arcaded walkways. Journeying a Farewell Dinner with our fellow travelers to Lake Geneva, we arrive in the resort town and Travel Director toasting the highlights of Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of Switzerland we’ve enjoyed along the way. of snow-covered peaks and vineyards. After (BB, FD) lunch, we visit the island castle of Chillon 9 Lucerne ▶  Depart Zurich Castle, immortalized by Lord Byron’s ‘Prisoner As our journey through the Best of Switzerland of Chillon’. For nearly four centuries, this water comes to an end, we bid our newfound friends a fortress was the residence of the Counts of fond farewell. Transfers are available to Zurich Savoy and an important stop for traders. (BB) airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Hotel: Eurotel Riviera

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $88 per person. Important Visa Information: This trip will visit Italy for a short period. Some passport holders may require double entry visas. Please speak with your travel agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

6 Baveno ▶  St. Moritz We travel through the scenic Italian countryside, crossing the Swiss border into the scenic Upper Engadine Valley. We stop in the fortified town of Tirano where we will board our train and wind our way through spectacular alpine landscapes en route to the chic resort town of St. Moritz. This evening we dine at our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Reine Victoria 7 St. Moritz ▶  Lucerne Orientation and Free Time (2 Nights) d Meandering through lush green landscapes, past Lake Zurich, we arrive in the fairy-tale lakeside city of Lucerne, surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards

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CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy an expert guided walking tour in Prague with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure e d 8 Delve into centuries of heritage joining your Local Specialist for a Small Group Sightseeing guided walk past the city’s iconic sights. Visit the final resting place of Bohemian kings, St. Vitus’ Cathedral, set within the precincts of Prague Castle, and admire the Astronomical Clock in the charming Old Town Square with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. See the 14th century Charles Bridge, lined with the Baroque statues of saints before spending the afternoon admiring the spectacular cityscape on your terms. (BB) Prague At Leisure e Today is yours to explore the fairy-tale legends, and the castles and palaces of Prague. Follow the Royal Route and discover historic treasures, admire picturesque views of the city from Petrin Hill, or join an Optional Experience to the 9 fascinating village of the Kutná Hora with its bone-bedecked chapel and five-nave St. Barbara Church. Spend your evening at leisure, attending a performance at the exquisite Czech National Theater or enjoying some of the local beer for which the country is famous. (BB)

Vienna ▶ Esztergom ▶ Budapest (3 Nights) Meander along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin, stopping in Esztergom to view its Castle Hill, domed Cathedral, and St. Tamás Hill. We follow the scenic riverine landscape to the romantic city of Budapest where we will spend the next three nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure sipping Hungarian wines or consider gliding along the Danube on a scenic river cruise. (BB) Hotel: Hilton City

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Budapest Sightseeing and At Leisure e d Join a Local Specialist this morning for a fascinating walking tour through the winding cobblestone lanes of Buda’s Castle District in Buda. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, view the Matthias Church and drive to Pest to see the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. We pay tribute to the seven chieftains of the Magyars in Heroes’ Square before enjoying time at leisure to indulge in coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the Schieszl family and hear the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. (BB, BG)

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Prague ▶ Bratislava ▶ Vienna (3 Nights) Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its Presidential 10 Depart Budapest Palace and quaint Old Town before continuing We say a fond farewell to our companions and your journey to Austria and the Imperial Travel Director today after an unforgettable city of Vienna – our home for the next three At Leisure trip. Transfers are provided to nights. Admire the city’s musical talents and Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB) consider attending a Viennese Concert. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Grand Biedermeier Wien Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure e d The heritage of one of Europe’s most influential royal families is explored this morning during an exclusive Cultural Insight and guided visit to the Habsburgs royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. Visit the spectacular Kunstkammer in this private insider visit and see a treasure trove of valuable objects collected by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg over the centuries. Later, we join an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist to view the Hofburg Palace, the off icial residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Habsburg Dynasty. We’ll see such sights such as the Parliament Building, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its geometrically tiled roof. Spend the afternoon at leisure soaking up the city’s kaffee culture with a slice or two of Sachertorte. (BB)

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Leisurely 3 nights to enjoy the enchanting City of Music. Amble through the grand boulevards of imperial Vienna

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Prague Airport transfers will operate at 11am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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the centuries. Consider a visit to the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace or see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School – the choice is yours. (BB)

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BE MY GUEST Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

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Munich ▶ Regensburg ▶ Prague (2 Nights) Medieval façades and Bavarian hospitality are yours to explore this morning in the unspoilt Danube town of Regensburg, which you will have an opportunity to visit en route to the Czech Republic. Meandering through the charming Bohemian landscape to the fairy-tale city of Prague, we spend the evening at a local restaurant indulging in traditional flavors and the hearty aromas of Czech cuisine during a Regional Meal. (BB, RM) Hotel: Andels by Vienna House

Prague Sightseeing e d Delve into centuries of history as you join a Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of Prague. View the impressive Gothic architecture of St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle, then cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the magical Astronomical Clock, with its 9 hourly Walk of the Apostles. The afternoon is yours to experience the city on your terms. Savor the delicious chocolate flavors of Trdelník in the old Town Square, pay tribute to the saints that line the Charles Bridge or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava. (BB)

Vienna ▶ Wachau Valley ▶ Salzburg Sightseeing d The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCOdesignated Wachau Valley provides a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive today past vineyards and fortresses en route to Salzburg. We see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube and learn about its royal connections. Arriving in the fairy-tale Baroque city of Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its magical Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Hubertushof Anif Salzburg ▶ Munich e After exploring the surrounds of Salzburg, depart Austria for the sophisticated city of Munich in Germany. Celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe’s most magical cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director this evening. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Westpark

Prague ▶ Bratislava ▶ Budapest (2 Nights) 10 Depart Munich We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the For now it’s time to say a fond Auf Wiedersehen lush landscapes of Bratislava, the capital of to Germany, your fellow travelers and Travel Slovakia, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Director at the end of your exhilarating European Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border experience. Transfers to Munich airport are into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, our home available, conditions apply. (BB) for the next two nights. Why not spend the evening meandering along the Danube on an unforgettable river cruise, enjoying a selection of ADD AN EXTRA NIGHT IN Hungarian specialties and awe inspiring views. MUNICH TO YOUR VACATION (BB) Hotel: Novotel Danube Budapest Sightseeing e d Take in the iconic sights of Budapest on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist . See the famous Chain Bridge which connects the two ancient settlements that straddle the Danube and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district. Visit Fisherman’s Bastion paying tribute to the seven Magyar chieftains who founded the Hungary nation, and enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and the Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Be My Guest Hungarian dinner and the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. (BB, BG)

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Transdanubia, arriving in Győr for a visit to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval charm before arriving in Vienna later for an evening at leisure to indulge in the intoxicating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers – Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube

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BE MY GUEST Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution

CULTURAL INSIGHT Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Prague

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THE ICONS City tour in Berlin ▶ Warsaw ▶ Krakow ▶ Budapest ▶ Vienna ▶ Prague Orientation of Frankfurt ▶ Leipzig

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Hotel: Hilton Danube 4 Berlin ▶  Poznań ▶  Warsaw (2 Nights) We travel through patchwork farm landscapes 11 Vienna Sightseeing e d stopping in Poznań, before arriving in the elegant Tread in the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn and Polish capital, Warsaw, where we’ll spend the Strauss, admiring Vienna’s imperial elegance next two nights. Embrace the youthful verve of a on an included sightseeing tour with a Local city that has triumphed over repeated conquests Specialist. See the Parliament Building with and the shackles of communism. (BB, D) its marble statues, the 13th century Hofburg Hotel: Leonardo Royal Palace, State Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Spend the rest of the day enjoying 5 Warsaw Sightseeing e d the city on your terms. Consider joining an Join a Local Specialist this morning to explore Optional Experience to a famous local hostelry Warsaw’s colorful historic center, including for traditional Austrian cuisine and a musical the Old Town, which the Nazis destroyed performance. (BB) in retailiation against the brave Warsaw Uprising. We’ll also see the Warsaw Ghetto 12 Vienna ▶  Tabor ▶  Prague (2 Nights) where hundreds of thousands of Polish Jews Travel north to the Czech Republic and visit Tabor, were imprisoned during German occupation, once a Hussite stronghold. This afternoon, arrive in the tragically immortalized in the poignant Roman fairy-tale capital of Prague on the banks of the Vltava. Polanski film – ‘The Pianist’. Spend the rest of the (BB, D) Hotel: Andels by Vienna House day exploring the city’s sights. Consider a visit 13 Prague Sightseeing e d to the Wilanow Palace, a priceless testimony to Join a Local Specialist this morning for an the splendor of Poland’s past, and treat yourself exploration of the city’s labyrinthine lanes, and to a Chopin recital before joining your travel beautiful squares. Visit the impressive St. Vitus’ companions this evening for a delicious Regional Cathedral, cross the Vltava to the cobblestoned Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Old Town Square and view the 14th century 6 Warsaw ▶  Czestochowa ▶  Auschwitz Astronomical Clock. Spend the rest of the day ▶  Kraków (2 Nights) wandering the charming streets of the Old Town Pay homage to Czestochowa’s Black Madonna at or take a relaxing lunch cruise on the River the Jasna Góra Monastery. Continue to Auschwitz Vltava. (BB) Memorial Site for a poignant reminder of the ▶  Frankfurt 14 Prague greatest tragedies of World War II. We continue to the We journey west across the German border enchanting city of Kraków, dining in our hotel tonight. today before arriving in Frankfurt. Spend the (BB, D) Hotel: Golden Tulip Kazimierz last evening with your travel companions and 7 Kraków Sightseeing e d Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) We take to the beautiful streets of Kraków, joining a Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach Local Specialist for a walking tour of the medieval 15 Depart Frankfurt Old Town. Visit the Renaissance Cloth Hall and We say farewell to our newfound friends. Mariacki Church with its hourly trumpet call. See Transfers are available to Frankfurt Airport. Wawel Castle, for centuries the residence of Polish Conditions apply. (BB) royalty, and enjoy panoramic views of the city from Wawel Hill. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland. (BB)

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BE MY GUEST Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution

CULTURAL INSIGHT Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city

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12 Warsaw ▶ Poznań ▶ Berlin (2 Nights) Cross Poland’s patchwork countryside to the charming city of Poznań – its Old Town Lake Bled e Square a riot of colorful façades rebuilt after Spend the day at leisure soaking up the romantic the devastation of World War II. View the atmosphere of this alpine lake setting. Consider Renaissance town hall and see the city’s joining an Optional Experience to the extensive impressive Gothic churches. Continue west maze of underground caves at Postojna. (BB) into Germany and arrive in the capital Berlin, Lake Bled ▶ Ljubljana ▶ Zagreb a capital city with enviable youthful verve and (2 Nights) d charisma. (BB) Hotel: Hampton by Hilton City We arrive in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, Centre Alexanderplatz where we will join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour to see its Opera House, Cathedral, 13 Berlin Sightseeing e d Ascend an icon of reunification this morning as National Museum, Three Bridges Square and you enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with Castle. We cross into Croatia and arrive in its spectacular panoramic views of the city from capital, Zagreb. (BB, D) Hotel: The Westin the Berlin TV Tower. Join a Local Specialist Zagreb Sightseeing e d for a sightseeing tour through the city’s great Explore a tale of two hilltop settlements and landmarks, including the Brandenburg Gate, Zagreb’s charming cobblestone lanes and Unter den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag squares, to this day lit by gas lamps. Join a Local Building. Spend the afternoon at leisure or join Specialist who will share the landmarks of the an Optional Experience to discover the turbulent city’s lower and upper town, including the Gothic past of this magnificent city. (BB) Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Opera 14 Berlin ▶ Dresden ▶ Prague (2 Nights) House and St. Mark’s Church. (BB) Travel through the picturesque Spreewald Zagreb ▶ Lake Balaton ▶ Budapest Forest to Dresden where you’ll hear about the (2 Nights) city’s restoration during your orientation tour Crossing the border into Hungary, we enjoy a as you amble through its charming streets to photo stop on the shores of Lake Balaton, the see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully largest lake in Central Europe. We continue to reconstructed Frauenkirche. We arrive later in the romantic capital of Budapest – our home for the glorious fairy-tale city of Prague. Spend your the next two nights. (BB) first evening savouring hearty Czech flavors Hotel: Danubius Margitsziget during a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Hotel: Andels by Vienna House Budapest Sightseeing e d Today we join a Local Specialist for a 15 Prague Sightseeing e d fascinating walking tour of the Castle district, Walk through the cobblestone streets of Prague admiring picture-perfect views of the Danube with your Local Specialist who will share and Fisherman’s Bastion. See the imposing insights into the city’s fascinating history. Marvel Parliament and the Great Synagogue. Later, we at Prague Castle, the 14th century Charles Bridge join the Schieszl family for a traditional Be My and Old Town Square. Visit the Cathedral of Guest dinner and hear the story of their winery St. Vitus, then enjoy the rest of the day free to which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was explore or relax. (BB) fleeing Nazi persecution. (BB, BG) 16 Prague ▶ Tábor ▶ Vienna Budapest ▶ Slovakia ▶ Kraków Journey through the lush green and golden (2 Nights) e landscapes of Southern Bohemia, stopping The pristine natural landscape of Slovakia in Tábor, once a Hussite stronghold. Later we provides a picturesque backdrop for our journey travel to the Imperial city of Vienna, where we’ll to Poland. We arrive in the enchanting city of enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together. (BB, FD) Kraków where we enjoy time at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube Hotel: Qubus 17 Depart Vienna Kraków Sightseeing e d Say a fond farewell to your newfound friends We amble through the beautiful streets of and an epic adventure together through Kraków this morning with our Local Specialist Eastern Europe. Airport transfers are available. for views of the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Conditions apply. (BB) Wawel Hill. Our walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and the Mariacki Church. Spend the afternoon exploring the city or perhaps join an Optional Experience

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10 Kraków ▶ Auschwitz ▶ Czestochowa Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. ▶ Warsaw (2 Nights) Our journey this morning takes us to the 1 Arrive Vienna d concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant Tune into the enchanting musical heritage of reminder of the horrors perpetrated during Vienna. Admire the Hofburg Palace, Imperial the Holocaust. Traveling to Jasna Gora Boulevards, Am Hof Square and the beloved Monastery, we see the iconic Black Madonna St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the company of a of Czestochowa. This evening, we arrive in Local Specialist . This evening we join our Travel the elegant Polish capital of Warsaw where Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome we will dine tonight at our hotel. (BB, D) Reception to kick off our exciting vacation. (WR) Hotel: Leonardo Royal Hotel: Hilton Danube

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BE MY GUEST Experience life in rural Osojnik with the Muhoberac family who will show you how to prepare your meal on an open fire using only local ingredients and fresh aromatic Mediterranean herbs

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Dubrovnik ▶ Excursion to Montenegro d Dazzling natural surrounds are ours to enjoy today as we travel to the Republic of Montenegro where we will meet a Local Specialist and head towards the mouth of the Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Celebrate centuries of history in Kotor, with its Venetian palaces and medieval churches. We return to Dubrovnik this evening and dine tonight at our hotel. (BB, D) Dubrovnik ▶ Split (2 Nights) d We pass old fishing villages and modern resorts, arriving in the vibrant city of Split. Enjoy a city tour with a Local Specialist featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s 4th century Palace. See Split’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Spend the evening on your own terms, or join an Optional Experience to indulge in traditional Dalmatian flavors. (BB) Hotel: Corner Split Free Day or Optional Excursion to the island of Hvar e Delve into centuries of fascinating heritage on this day at leisure in Split. Consider a full-day Optional Experience to the beautiful island of Hvar, ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs that edge onto the Adriatic, or savor the city’s delicious gastronomy at hidden cafés. (BB)

Zagreb ▶ Sarajevo Sightseeing (2 Nights) d We journey to Sarajevo whose rich religious and multicultural heritage that spans centuries has earned it the nickname, the Jerusalem of Europe, reflected in its beautiful synagogues, mosques, and Orthodox and Catholic Churches. Join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of 10 Split ▶ Trogir ▶ Plitvice d the city’s old town, past the largest mosque in This morning we visit the picturesque walled the Balkans, the Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo island of Trogir with a Local Specialist . The Roses that are dotted across the city as a stark charming stone town is a veritable treasure reminder of the turmoil Sarajevo endured trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque decades ago. This evening, we dine at our hotel. buildings, and Romanesque churches. We leave (BB, D) Hotel: Radon Plaza the coast and journey to the forested National Park of Plitvice where we will dine tonight at our Sarajevo Sightseeing e d hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Jezero Burrowing into the depths below Sarajevo, we join a Local Specialist for an insider tour of 11 Plitvice National Park Sightseeing a Bosnian war tunnel that allowed food, war ▶ Zagreb d supplies and humanitarian aid to come into the The tranquil turquoise, emerald and grey waters city, and people to get out. Hear war-time tales of of Plitvice’s multitude of lakes and waterfalls are bravery and tragedy before spending the rest of explored today on a walking tour with a Local the day exploring the city on your terms. Ramble Specialist . Amble past the pristine natural along Copper Street seeking treasures or drink landscapes, admiring the lush green vegetation from the fountain of Sebilj to secure your return and the abundant birdlife that find sanctuary to Sarajevo. (BB) in this UNESCO World Heritage. We return to

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BE MY GUEST Explore the peace of a village where time has stood still and enjoy a family lunch cooked in a traditional style under a clay bell using ingredients from the family’s farm, which also breeds horses

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a guided walking tour in Dubrovnik with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure e d Soak up the elegance and style of this Imperial capital with a Local Specialist who will share such iconic sights as the Opera House, Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the 13th century Hofburg Palace. Spend some time at leisure or join an Optional Experience to nearby Bratislava. This evening perhaps indulge in a concert of classical music. (BB) Vienna ▶ Graz ▶ Lake Bled (2 Nights) We journey south towards the Semmering Pass, stopping in Graz to view its charming Old Town and symbolic clock tower on top of the Schloßberg. We continue via the picturesque Austrian Riviera, across the Slovenian border, to the rustic natural retreat of Lake Bled. (BB, D) Hotel: Park Lake Bled At Leisure e Spend the day at leisure, admiring Lake Bled’s crystal clear waters from the comfort of a boat and gaze in wonder at the fairy-tale castle clinging dramatically to a cliff that rises up from the lake’s edge. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Slovenia’s largest glacier lake, ascending Mt. Vogel by cable car for inspiring views. (BB)

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10 Dubrovnik Sightseeing e d Saunter along the solid city walls, marble streets and labyrinthine lanes of this stunning medieval city, joining your Local Specialist for a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights. Admire the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, before spending time at leisure. This evening we enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) 11 Dubrovnik At Leisure or Montenegro Optional Experience e Tread in the footsteps of Lord Byron and George Bernard Shaw who were intoxicated by the charm of this fascinating city. Climb the medieval ramparts imagining a time when Dubrovnik fought for its freedom against Ottoman attacks or consider joining an Optional Experience to Montenegro to see the only fjord in southern Europe. (BB) 12 Dubrovnik ▶ Zagreb (2 Nights) We leave the splendor of Dubrovnik behind as we head north to the Croatian capital of Zagreb, our home for the next two nights. This evening we dine at our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: The Westin

13 Zagreb Sightseeing and At Leisure Lake Bled ▶ Ljubljana ▶ Plitvice Lakes ed d Join a Local Specialist this morning for an A short journey brings us to Ljubljana, where exploration of the upper and lower towns of a Local Specialist will share some of the this traditional medieval city where you’ll see Slovenian capital’s most iconic sights including the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, the Opera House and St. Mark’s Church, with its Three Bridges Square and Castle, from where colorfully tiled roof. The afternoon is yours to you can enjoy spectacular views of the city. meander through the Old Town, twirling your Travel south across the Croatian border to the Šestine umbrella as you ramble along its hidden exquisite National Park of Plitvice where you will cobblestone lanes or consider an Optional join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour. Experience into the surrounding countryside. Admire the cascade of spectacular waterfalls This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner and crystal clear waters reflecting green, grey celebration with our newfound friends and and blue against the lush landscapes. (BB, D) Travel Director. (BB, FD) Hotel: Jezero Plitvice Lakes ▶ Split ▶ Hvar Island (3 Nights) d Today, we travel to Croatia’s sun-kissed Dalmatian coast to the city of Split where we will meet our Local Specialist for a fascinating tour of the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace. View the Cathedral and Baptistery of Split, once the Temple of Jupiter, before traveling to the glamorous island of Hvar for a relaxing threenight stay. (BB, D) Hotel: Amfora Hvar Sightseeing d Set your watch to island time and enjoy a leisurely guided walking tour with a Local Specialist to Hvar’s Old Town. See the 16th century Cathedral and loggia built by famed Venetian architect Sanmicheli. Explore the peace of a village where time has stood still and enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch cooked in a traditional style under a clay bell. (BB, BG)

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Arrive Vienna (2 Nights) Waltz your way through Vienna, the City of Music. 9 This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive past some of the city’s dazzling sights. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Danube

Hvar At Leisure e Restore your spirit, relaxing in beautiful surrounds. Explore the gorgeous rocky coastline on foot or join an Optional Experience to admire the vivid purple fields of lavender and indulge in delicious locally produced vintages. (BB)

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14 Depart Zagreb Bid your travel companions a fond farewell at the end of a memorable At Leisure vacation together. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Please Note: Your coach returns to Vienna from Zagreb on the final day. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Vienna will be the Trafalgar Vienna hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 6.00pm, depending on traff ic conditions.

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BE MY GUEST This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the locals over drinks and canapés at the Theater of Youth in the center of St. Petersburg. Enjoy a local tour and stage performances by the students in one of the beautiful theater halls

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a guided tour of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in St. Petersburg and Moscow

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St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Hermitage Museum visit d Explore opulent royal history and the might of Imperial Russia on a sightseeing tour with 7 Depart Moscow a Local Specialist during which you will view We close the door on our epic At Leisure vacation the magnificent Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky in two iconic Russian cities and say farewell Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue to newfound friends. Airport transfers are of Peter the Great, whose inspired vision for available. Conditions apply. (BB) this Baltic settlement saw it rival even the most sophisticated of European capitals. Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit before joining a Small Group Sightseeing FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018 visit with a Local Specialist to the incredible Hermitage Museum. Occupying five buildings on the banks of the Neva, the Hermitage features We strive to deliver nothing but the best when some 3 million artifacts, representing the it comes to traveling with Trafalgar. To avoid development of world culture and art from the disruption to your vacation, we have taken the stone age to the 20 th century. Spend the rest of decision to cease operation of trips in Russian the day at leisure admiring grand palaces and the cities during the FIFA World Cup period 14 June picturesque canal setting. This evening consider – 15 July 2018. a theater visit to enjoy a fascinating Russian Folklore performance. (BB) St. Petersburg At Leisure e d The cobblestone lanes and grand boulevards of St. Petersburg are ours to explore today at leisure. Admire the ornate domes and colorful mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral with spectacular panoramic views of the city. Perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the gardens and cascading miracle of engineering that are the spectacular fountains of Peter the Great’s summer residence at Peterhof, designed to rival the opulence of Versailles. Later, during our Be My Guest experience we’ll meet some of the students of St. Petersburg’s Theater for canapés and an unforgettable stage performance. (BB, BG) St. Petersburg ▶ High-Speed Train ▶ Moscow (3 Nights) After a hearty breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before boarding a train to the Russian capital, a fascinating mix of imperial history and modern sophistication. En route, contemplate the tumultuous and captivating history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur, and the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation which saw it send the first man to outer space. Straddling the Moskva River, this city is the country’s political, economic, religious and financial hub – and your home for the next three nights. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Leningradskaya Moscow Sightseeing and At Leisure e d The imposing Red Square - the site of grand celebrations, fierce fighting and beautiful architecture - takes center stage this morning during a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist . See the fairy-tale spires of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin Walls and towers before spending some time at leisure exploring the sights. Perhaps stroll along the flower-lined

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boulevards of Gorky Park or join an Optional Experience to admire the exquisite underground art and history showcase that is the Moscow Metro. (BB)

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Leisurely 3 nights each in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Tread in the imperial footsteps of the Tsars

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Hero City Memorial built to commemorate the city’s status as one of the Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union. Consider a visit to the Saint Elizabeth Convent during your free afternoon to see its beautiful stained glass and religious icon workshop. This evening join Anatolij and his family in their Belarus farmstead for a traditional Be My Guest dinner and enjoy rousing accordion choruses and, of course, a few shots. (BB, BG)

7 Moscow e Soak up the kofe culture of Moscow, before taking to its streets to learn about its triumphs and defeats. Consider an Optional Experience to the Tsar’s Treasury Chamber or St. Sergius Monastery and its fascinating handicraft market. (BB) 8 Moscow ▶  Minsk (2 Nights) Pass near the bloody battlefields of Borodino and stop for a Regional Meal lunch in the Smolensk region. We cross the border and journey to Minsk, where tonight we dine on traditional cuisine at our hotel. (BB, RM, D) Hotel: Hilton Double Tree

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1 Arrive Helsinki Welcome to Helsinki, the ever-cool capital of Finland, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to see the city’s iconic sights. (WR) 10 Minsk ▶  Vilnius Sightseeing e d Hotel: Holiday Inn City Centre We journey west to Vilnius. Join a Local 2 Helsinki ▶  St. Petersburg (3 Nights) Specialist on a leisurely tour past the city’s Follow the beautiful shoreline along the Gulf iconic sights. See the 16th century Bishop’s of Finland, crossing the border into Russia. We Palace and the University, the oldest university journey through the lush forests of Karela to the in the Baltics. Explore the Baroque Church of Imperial city of St. Petersburg – our home for the St. Peter and St. Paul. Then, walk to the Gates of next three nights. You will have the opportunity to Dawn, the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa and admire the ‘Venice of the North’ by night, taking former Jewish Ghetto, passing the Cathedral, to its waters and meandering through the city’s new Royal Palace excavations and the site of the canals by boat, or perhaps indulge in the delicious synagogue destroyed during World War II. (BB) flavors of traditional stolle pie while you wander Hotel: Crowne Plaza through the city’s quaint cobblestone lanes. (SB) 11 Vilnius ▶  Siauliai ▶  Riga (2 Nights) Hotel: Holiday Inn Moskovskye Vorota Enjoy a leisurely morning in Vilnius, departing 3 St. Petersburg Sightseeing d the city after lunch. Our first stop is the Join a Local Specialist this morning to explore extraordinary Hill of Crosses at Siauliai, the the city’s iconic sights including the Tsar’s Winter site of thousands of crosses, each mysteriously Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral claiming its place since the mid-19 th century. We and the Statue of Peter the Great, whose inspired arrive in the ancient city of Riga later where we vision for this city, saw it evolve into an elegant will spend the next two nights. This evening, we metropolis to rival even the most sophisticated dine in our hotel before taking to the streets to of European capitals. Visit the Peter and Paul explore the Latvian capital’s inspiring Gothic Fortress, built to protect the city against invading spires. (BB, D) Hotel: Mercure Centre th forces in the 18 century, and the spectacular 12 Riga Sightseeing e d Hermitage Museum to see one of the world’s Meander through the winding medieval streets largest and most valuable art collections – the of Riga’s UNESCO-listed Old Town – with one exquisite works of da Vinci, Rembrandt and of the world’s finest collections of art nouveau Vermeer hang proudly on its magnificent Baroque buildings and a fascinating Hanseatic trade and Rococo walls. (BB) history which we will have an opportunity to 4 St. Petersburg e explore during a sightseeing and walking tour Spend the day exploring the grand boulevards of with a Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the St. Petersburg, admiring the ornate golden domes day exploring the sights on your terms. (BB) and colorful mosaics of cathedrals and churches. 13 Riga ▶  Tallinn Sightseeing e d Consider joining an Optional Experience to visit We follow the Gulf of Riga north into Estonia, and Peter the Great’s summer residence at Peterhof, travel via Parnu, a popular beach resort to the then spend your evening at leisure. (BB) fairy-tale capital of Tallinn. Explore the beautifully 5 St. Petersburg ▶  High Speed Train preserved streets of Tallinn’s old Hanseatic Quarter ▶  Moscow (3 Nights) with a Local Specialist. See its 15th century Luhike Board a high speed Sapsan train this morning Jalg Gate and visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a across the vast Russian landscape to the capital symbol of Soviet power with its magnificent goldcity. Delve into the tumultuous and captivating plated dome. This evening join your companions history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur. for a Regional Meal celebrating delicious This evening we dine at our hotel. (BB, D) Estonian flavors at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Hotel: Azimut Olympic Hotel: Original Sokos Viru 6 Moscow Sightseeing d 14 Tallinn ▶  Helsinki Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of We board a ferry this morning, crossing the sea the imposing Red Square. See the fairy-tale spires to Helsinki where we’ll meet a Local Specialist of St. Basil’s Cathedral before venturing within the for a sightseeing tour past Finlandia Hall, the red walls of the Kremlin for a memorable visit to Senate and Market Squares, and café-lined the seat of Russian power. (BB) Esplanade. This evening we join our travel

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BE MY GUEST Visit Irina and her family in the wooden town of Vitoslavitskly – reminiscent of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ – where you will see how traditional pancakes are made and learn about the art of traditional Russian liqueurs

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Inspired by the era of Louis XVI, Copenhagen’s Hotel Phoenix has its origins in the late 17th century as the former home of a colonel of the Royal Life Guards

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow

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2 Copenhagen Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of the iconic sights of fairy-tale Copenhagen. See the beloved Little Mermaid, immortalized in Hans Christian Andersen’s woeful tale, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, and the exquisite palaces of Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg. Spend your afternoon meandering through the city’s quaint cobblestone streets or embrace your inner child in Europe’s oldest amusement park, the Tivoli Gardens. An afternoon at leisure could see you stroll down Strøget and soak up the trendy atmosphere, enjoy coffee and people-watch along the Langelinie promenade or consider an Optional Experience visiting the stunning Danish Riviera. (SB)

8 St. Petersburg e Admire the ornate domes and colorful mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral with spectacular panoramic views of the city, or join an Optional Experience to visit Peter the Great’s summer residence at Petrodvorets. (BB) 9 St. Petersburg ▶  Novgorod e d A leisurely morning sees us soaking up the elegant atmosphere of St. Petersburg. We head south to the ancient city of Novgorod across the vast Russian plains. View the Kremlin Fort and grounds, the Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral before joining Irina and her family for a traditional Be My Guest dining experience of pancakes and local Russian liqueurs. (BB, BG) Hotel: Park Inn Veliky 10 Novgorod ▶  Tver ▶  Klin ▶  Moscow (3 Nights) A scenic drive past picturesque villages brings us to the Tver region for an included Regional Meal lunch, before we continue via Klin – former home of Tchaikovsky – to the Russian capital, Moscow. (BB, RM) Hotel: Azimut Olympic

3 Copenhagen ▶  Stockholm We journey north-east across the Øresund to the lush forests and meadows of Småland. Traveling past Lake Vättern, we enjoy spectacular 11 Moscow Sightseeing e d views of Brahehus Castle ruins en route to the Savor the fascinating mix of imperial history and sophisticated Swedish capital, Stockholm, where modern sophistication as you join your Local we will dine in at local restaurant. (SB, RM) Specialist for an unforgettable sightseeing Hotel: Best Western Plus Time tour past Red Square and the fairy-tale spires of St. Basil’s Cathedral. We’ll venture inside the 4 Stockholm Sightseeing ▶  At Sea e d UNESCO-listed Kremlin, a walled-in complex of We meet our Local Specialist this morning for palaces, cathedrals and government offices – a sightseeing tour of the formidable City Hall home to the president of the Russian Federation. and view the Baroque-style Royal Palace at the Perhaps spend the rest of your day exploring the heart of Stockholm’s quaint Old Town. Spend the tumultuous and captivating history of an ancient rest of the day exploring the city on your terms. city that oozes grandeur, viewing monuments to Delve into the city’s rich heritage, admire its fallen heroes and victorious battles. Celebrate the elegant architecture and tranquil green spaces, indomitable spirit of the Russian nation which saw or perhaps join an excursion to the Vasa Museum it send the first man to outer space, and admire the showcasing the 17th century warship reclaimed works of Russian and European masters. (BB) from the seabed, its resting place for hundreds of years. This evening we board an overnight 12 Moscow e ferry to cruise the waters of the Baltic en route to Enjoy a full day in the city to see the sights. Finland. (SB) Kickstart your morning soaking up the kofe

culture of Moscow or consider an Optional 5 At Sea ▶  Helsinki e d Experience to St. Sergius Monastery and After an early arrival in Helsinki, our Local handicraft market in Zagorsk, the center of Specialist shares the city’s iconic sights and its Russian art and architecture. This evening we fascinating Swedish and Russian heritage. See join our Travel Director and fellow travelers for a the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the special Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Senate and the colorful stalls in Market Square. Enjoy free time this evening. (SB) 13 Depart Moscow Hotel: Scandic Grand Marina Say a fond farewell to Russia and newfound friends after your memorable vacation comes 6 Helsinki ▶  St. Petersburg (3 Nights) to an end after breakfast. Airport transfers are We depart Finland to begin our exploration of available. Conditions apply. (BB) Russia and the romantic city of St. Petersburg, our home for the next three nights. Tread in the footsteps of tsars and tsarinas, marvelling at the city’s picturesque cityscape, colorful buildings and elegant boulevards. Tonight we dine in our hotel. (SB, D) Hotel: Park Inn Nevsky 7 St. Petersburg Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist to delve into the opulent royal history and might of Imperial Russia as you explore the city’s iconic sights including the

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1 Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights) d Write your own epic tale of enchanting capitals on this unforgettable journey through Northern Europe, which launches in charming Copenhagen. Spend a leisurely afternoon soaking up its hygge atmosphere along the colorful façades of Nyhavn before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Phoenix Authentic Accommodations

Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great, whose inspired vision for this city saw it evolve into an elegant metropolis to rival even the most sophisticated of European capitals. We’ll visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, with its steep Bell Tower spire, and visit The Hermitage Museum to see one of the world’s largest and most valuable art collections, featuring some 3 million artifacts representing the development of world culture and art, from the stone age to the 20th century. (BB)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $127 per person. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy dinner with the Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway that has been a working farm since the Viking Ages

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8 Oslo Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of this cultural capital. Enjoy views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, that overlooks Oslo’s beautiful harbor, the Opera and 19th century Royal Palace. We finish our tour with a visit to the peculiar Vigeland Sculpture Park, proudly displaying the life’s work of Gustav Vigeland. Spend the rest of the day at leisure 9 people-watching over coffee in the charming Aker Bryge District or exploring the nation’s seafaring heritage. Consider a visit to the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum to see the world’s best-preserved Viking ships. (SB) Oslo ▶ Geilo ▶ Hardangerfjord We meander along the picturesque shores of the Tyrifjord to the ski resort of Geilo with its scenic location at the foot of Hallingskarvet, before continuing across the Hardanger Plateau to Voringfoss, a breathtaking cascade of water that plunges impressively into the Måbødalen Canyon below. We continue to Hardangerfjord – its title as the ‘Queen of the Fjords’ is well deserved and you’ll have an opportunity to admire its deep blue waters as you travel along part of its shoreline to your hotel in Øystese, where you’ll dine tonight. (SB, D) Hotel: Hardangerfjord Hardangerfjord ▶ Bergen e d Continue through the ethereal landscape of Norway, and walk behind the falling curtain of water at Steinsdalfoss en route to the Capital of Fjords, Bergen. We learn about the city’s fascinating Hanseatic heritage, enjoying an orientation tour past the 13th century Haakon’s Hall and bustling fish market. Enjoy some free time to explore this colorful city before embarking on a Be My Guest dinner with the Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway that has been a working farm since the Viking Ages. (SB, BG) Hotel: Quality Edvard Grieg

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Arrive Oslo (2 nights) Prepare for a spellbinding encounter with pristine nature – an untamed landscape of fjords, lakes and dense forests that begins in the understated capital of Oslo, set within beautiful natural surrounds. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel. Spend the day exploring its unique architecture and exquisite open spaces before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception to kick start your journey. (WR) Hotel: Clarion Collection Bastion

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy dinner with the Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway that has been a working farm since the Viking Ages

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Enjoy three splendid accommodations at Hotel Randers, Sognefjord Hotel and Hotel Geiranger

CULTURAL INSIGHT Take a ride on one of the most exciting train journeys in the world, past mountains and waterfalls through the scenic Norwegian countryside to Flåm

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3,000 feet above sea level. Enjoy a Cultural Insight on one of the world’s most exciting train journeys in the world, meandering through the Flåm Valley past the Kjosfossen. Later, arrive in Songnefjord, the King of the Fjords, where we will stay overnight. (SB, D) Hotel: Sognefjord Authentic Accommodations

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Sognefjord (Leikanger) ▶ Geiranger (2 Nights) d Norway’s incredible glacier countryside surrounds us as we follow the spectacular Sognefjord to Geirangerfjord. (SB, D) Hotel: Geiranger Authentic Accommodations Geiranger e Spend a full day admiring this spectacular feat of nature. Cascading waterfalls tumble down sheer cliff s into the glacial waters below which you can explore by kayak or boat soaking up the crisp, clean mountain air. Consider an Optional Experience along Trollstigen and see Norway’s most famous mountain road, meandering past steep mountain slopes, tumbling cascades and fertile valleys. After a day in intoxicating natural surrounds, we dine in our hotel this evening. (SB, D) Geiranger ▶ Lom ▶ Lillehammer A scenic drive from Geiranger through high peaks brings us to Lom, where we will visit a 12th century wooden Stave church, adorned with Runic inscriptions. We continue through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, the inspiration for Ibsen’s ‘Peer Gynt’ before arriving in Lillehammer, the proud host of the 1994 Winter Olympics. (SB, D) Hotel: Scandic

Copenhagen ▶ Odense ▶ Randers d We leave the fairy-tales behind for the Danish island of Funen, and Odense, the city where Hans Christian Andersen was born. Continuing across the picturesque pastoral landscapes of the Jutland Peninsula, we arrive in Randers, with 11 Lillehammer ▶ Hamar ▶ Oslo e d its cozy half-timbered merchant houses. (SB) The unusual Olympic ice rink beside the lake at Hotel: Randers Authentic Accommodations Hamar is our first stop today as we travel to the cultural capital, Oslo. Join a Local Specialist Randers ▶ Stavanger who will share the city’s iconic sights, including Set sail from Hirsthals across the Skagerrak views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the to the port of Kristiansand in Norway, driving Opera and 19th century Royal Palace. We have north past fjords, lakes and forests to the an opportunity to visit the peculiar Vigeland port city of Stavangar, one of the Norway’s Sculpture Park before spending the rest of the oldest settlements – its heritage still evident day at leisure. Consider a visit to the Fram Polar in the beautifully preserved wooden buildings Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum to see the that date back to the 18th century. (SB, D) world’s best-preserved Viking ships and finds Hotel: Scandic Forum from Viking tombs found around the fjord. (SB) Stavanger ▶ Bergen (2 Nights) d Hotel: Scandic Solli Norway’s spellbinding natural landscapes 12 Oslo ▶ Stockholm (2 Nights) provide an inspiring backdrop for our islandWe cross the border into Sweden today and hop from Stavanger. Arriving in Bergen this continue via Karlstad past Lake Vänern, the afternoon, we delve into the city’s Hanseatic largest lake in the European Union. Passing heritage enjoying an orientation tour past the Örebro, we arrive in the island-ringed capital 13th century Haakon’s Hall and bustling fish of Stockholm for a two-night stay. (SB) market. Leaving the colorful Bryggen Quarter Hotel: Clarion behind, we enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in 13 Stockholm Sightseeing e d Norway that has been a working farm since the We meet our Local Specialist this morning for Viking Ages. (SB, BG) Hotel: Scandic Neptun a sightseeing tour of the waterside City Hall Bergen e Nestled at the heart of the Seven Mountains, Bergen is one of the country’s cultural centers which you will have an opportunity to explore on this full day at leisure. Stroll through its charming cobblestone streets or ascend its funicular for spectacular views of the fjords and islands. Consider an Optional Experience to the tiny village of Telavåg, which played a significant role in the secret North Sea boat traff ic between Norway and Great Britain during World War II. (SB)

and view the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddasholm Church and the Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm’s quaint Old Town. The rest of the day is yours. Join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner this evening. (SB, FD)

14 Depart Stockholm Our epic journey has come to an end. Bid Stockholm and your newfound friends a fond farewell. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (SB)

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Hotel Randers, Randers, Denmark One of the oldest hotels in Randers, history hits as you walk through the swing doors of this Authentic Accommodations where we stay. From original artwork to a VIP-rich guestbook, Hotel Randers has a unique charm. Sognefjord Hotel, Leikanger, Norway Right on Sognefjord, the Authentic Accommodations we use in Leikanger was built by an old retired seafarer. Now run by his children, he built the hotel so visitors could enjoy Norway’s most beautiful scenery too. Hotel Geiranger, Geiranger, Norway Typical of Scandinavia’s contemporary design, the hotel we stay in on the Geiranger fjord has an incredible waterfront spot, making Hotel Geiranger Authentic Accommodations in both style and setting. 191

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Your very-own Arctic Scandinavian adventure at the top of the world, complete with tales of ancient Viking kings and Lapland stories of Sami culture. Travel through dramatic fjord and glacier landscapes, view the world’s northern-most university and meet Santa in Rovaniemi. You’ll see the Scandinavian capitals and visit the North Cape Visitor Center where you can witness the land of the midnight sun.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Visit a traditional Rovaniemi reindeer farm where you will enjoy a typical Lappish dinner and gain an understanding of the lives of the indigenous Sami people

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Arrive Stockholm (2 Nights) Set against the backdrop of Lake Mälaren, 10 Mosjøen ▶ Narvik Stockholm’s intimate relationship with the sea Crossing the Arctic Circle this morning, we head and beautiful natural setting are yours to explore north across a wild and untouched land, past today before meeting your Travel Director and pretty villages with their colorful wooden homes fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this to Narvik. (SB, D) Hotel: Quality Grand Royal evening. (WR) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Hammarby Sjostad 11 Narvik ▶ Alta (2 Nights) Arriving in Alta we have an opportunity to learn Stockholm Sightseeing e d how the town was destroyed by fire at the end of We meet our Local Specialist this morning for a World War II, and view the impressive Cathedral sightseeing tour of the waterside City Hall, which of the Northern Lights. (SB) Hotel: Thon hosts prestigious Nobel Prize banquets, and view the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddasholm Church 12 Alta e and the Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm’s Spend a day at leisure relaxing in Alta. Consider quaint Old Town. (SB) joining an Optional Experience visiting a Stockholm ▶ Copenhagen d We leave Stockholm this morning, journeying south and skirting the shoreline of Lake Vättern. We cross the Øresund Bridge suspended above the blue waters of the strait for miles, before arriving in charming Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. (SB) Hotel: Phoenix

13 Alta ▶ Honningsvåg We arrive in Honningsvåg, the gateway to North Cape, the ‘End of the World’. At the end of an endless summer day, witness the breath-taking views of the land of the midnight sun at the North Cape Visitor Center. (SB, D) Hotel: Scandic Nordkapp

Copenhagen ▶ At Sea e d This morning we join our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour against the backdrop of the beautiful Amalienborg Palace. Wandering through the city’s historic center, we’ll view the 14 Honningsvåg ▶ Saariselkä 17th century Stock Exchange, the Christiansborg Travel through expansive landscapes across the Palace and the beloved Little Mermaid, border of Finland and to the popular winterimmortalized in Hans Christian Andersen’s sports resort of Saariselkä. (SB, D) woeful tale. This evening, we board our overnight Hotel: Santa Claus Tunturi ferry to Norway. (SB) 15 Saariselkä ▶ Rovaniemi d At Sea ▶ Oslo e d Tell Santa how good you’ve been this year when Join a Local Specialist this morning for a you visit him at his Santa Claus Village in his sightseeing tour of this cultural capital. Enjoy home town of Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, and see his off ice and post off ice where every th the Opera and the 19 century Royal Palace. year Christmas magic happens. This evening We finish our tour with a visit to the peculiar we indulge in traditional Lappish cuisine Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the accompanied by tales of reindeer farming on day at leisure. Consider a visit to the Fram Polar a Be My Guest visit to a family run Rovaniemi Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum to see reindeer farm that has been in operation for over the world’s best-preserved Viking ships. (SB) 30 years. (SB, BG) Hotel: Cumulus Pohjanhovi Hotel: Radisson Blu Nydalen 16 Rovaniemi ▶ Jyväskylä Oslo ▶ Lillehammer ▶ Lom ▶ Geiranger We arrive in Jyväskylä, the “Athens of Finland”. (2 Nights) d This evening, enjoy delicious local flavors at your We depart Oslo traveling north to Lillehammer, hotel. (SB, D) Hotel: Original Sokos Alexandra where we’ll learn about the hugely successful 17 Jyväskylä ▶ Helsinki Sightseeing Winter Olympics games that took place in the city (2 Nights) d in 1994. High peaks surround us as we journey We continue to the ever-cool capital of Helsinki to Lom, the gateway to Jotunheimen Mountains, and meet our Local Specialist who will take where we will visit a 12th century wooden Stave us past the city’s iconic sights. See the Sibelius church. This evening, we arrive at the spectacular Monument, Olympic Stadium, Opera House UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord. (SB, D) and modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall. Hotel: Geiranger Authentic Accommodations Spend the evening at leisure ambling down the Geiranger e Esplanadi. (SB) Hotel: Clarion Soak up the wonder of this spectacular feat 18 Helsinki e of nature. Consider an Optional Experience Enjoy a full day on your own terms before joining along Trollstigen and see Norway’s most your Travel Director and travel companions for famous mountain road, meandering past steep a Farewell Dinner to celebrate an epic Nordic mountain slopes. After a day in intoxicating Adventure. (SB, FD) natural surrounds, we dine in our hotel this evening. (SB, D) 19 Depart Helsinki We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends Geiranger ▶ Trondheim at the end of a memorable trip. Airport transfers We travel through spectacular scenery en route are available. Conditions apply. (SB) to Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim. A short orientation walk shows you the Nidaros cathedral and the Old Town Bridge. (SB) Hotel: Scandic Lerkendal

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $185 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Hotel Geiranger, Geiranger, Norway Typical of Scandinavia’s contemporary design, the hotel we stay in on the Geiranger fjord has an incredible waterfront spot, making Hotel Geiranger Authentic Accommodations in both style and setting.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Visit a local horse farm where you’ll learn about the pure Icelandic breed, visit the stables and enjoy a traditional homemade lunch

CULTURAL INSIGHT Learn about the legacy of the famous Icelandic writer Thorbergur Thordarson over coffee and cake and bathe in the warm waters of the geothermal Blue Lagoon

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Reykjavik Visit the Snæfellsnes Peninsula ▶ the Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavik ▶ the world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa View the Gullfoss ▶ Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls ▶ Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon ▶ the Möðrudalsöræfi plateau ▶ Dettifoss waterfall ▶ boiling mud pools at the Námaskarð pass ▶ lava formations at Dimmuborgir ▶ the Godafoss waterfall

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7 Akureyri ▶  Stykkishólmur d 2 Reykjavik ▶  Thingvellir ▶  Gullfoss Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to ▶  Geyser area ▶  Vík area Skagafjördur, renowned for its horse breeding We leave the capital, journeying through Iceland’s traditions, which we will have an opportunity to volcanic landscapes to Thingvellir National Park experience first-hand at a Be My Guest lunch where we will see first-hand how the movements on a local horse farm. Learn about the unique of the North American and Eurasian tectonic Icelandic horse breed and watch a short riding plates have carved into the earth’s crust. Visit demonstration before journeying to picturesque the world-famous hot spring area of Geyser and Stykkishólmur, our home for the night. (BB, BG) see Strokkur shoot a spectacular plume of water Hotel: Stykkishólmur and steam high into the air. Our next stop is the 8 Stykkishólmur ▶  Snæfellsnes Peninsula ‘Golden Waterfall’ of Gullfoss, saved at the turn ▶  Reykjavik (2 Nights) of the last century by the tenacity of a farmer’s Snæfellsnes is a unique area with a variety of daughter who threatened to throw herself into geological interest such as lava fields, volcanoes, its depths if it was developed for hydroelectric glacier, springs, beautiful formed rock, yellow power. Continue along the south shore and and black sand beaches and caves as well as stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss interesting bird life. The main attraction is without and Skógafoss before arriving in the Vík area for a doubt Snæfellsjökull glacier, a beautifully shaped dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Katla strato volcano at the very end of the peninsula. 3 Vík area ▶  Skaftafell ▶  Jökulsárlón The glacier is also known as the location for ▶  Höfn d Jules Verne’s novel ‘Journey to the Center of the This morning, we cross the vast expanse of Earth’, captured in the unspoilt natural wonder Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on surrounding it. This afternoon complete your circuit the face of the earth, before reaching Skaftafell around Iceland as you arrive back in Reykjavik. National Park. See the largest glacier in Iceland, (BB) Hotel: Grand Reykjavik the Vatnajökull, before continuing to Jökulsárlón 9 Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Glacial Lagoon, for magnificent views of the ice Visit and Bathe d cap and drifting icebergs that melt into obscurity Explore the small capital city of Reykjavik in the lake’s waters. This afternoon enjoy a on a sightseeing tour this morning. See all Cultural Insight at the Thorbergur Center where the city’s major attractions including the you’ll learn about one of Iceland’s most famous Parliament, the harbor, the National Museum, 20th century writers over cake, and coffee or tea. Laugadalur swimming pool and see the city’s Later, we travel to Höfn, the lobster capital of main landmark, the Hallgrímskirkja Church Iceland. (BB) Hotel: Edda perched at the top of a hill in the heart of the city. 4 Höfn ▶  Eastern fjords ▶  Lake Lagarfljot Experience a Cultural Insight at the worldThe mystical landscapes of Almannaskard Pass famous Blue Lagoon (please remember to pack provide a spectacular backdrop for our leisurely your swimwear) - its steaming turquoise waters meander along the majestic southern coast of are said to have healing powers. This evening Iceland. We continue to the East Fjords – towering we reminisce over the quaint myths and legends mountains that plunge dramatically into the we’ve encountered along the way, during a Norwegian Sea. Consider a visit to Petra’s Mineral Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your Collection in Stödvarfjördur, where you will Travel Director. (BB, FD) learn about this much-loved local woman who collected stones in her house and garden for over 10 Depart Reykjavik For now it’s time to say a fond farewell to 80 years. Tonight we stay on the shores of Lake Iceland after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are Lagarfljot, in Iceland’s biggest forest. (BB, D) provided to Keflavik airport. Conditions apply. Hotel: Hallormsstadur (BB) 5 Lake Lagarfljot ▶  Dettifoss ▶  Lake Myvatn ▶  Akureyri (2 Nights) Explore the vast moonscape of Mödrudalsöræfi, a highland desert plateau astronauts once used as a practice ground for their voyage to the moon. Then journey to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful watefall, before continuing towards Námaskard Pass with its colorful bubbling mud pools. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn and see the twisted Dimmuborgir rock pillars, chimneys and towers that rise up from the surrounding lava landscape. We journey north to the bustling port of Akureyri with its fine timber buildings beautifully restored to their original glory, stopping en route at the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall. (BB, D) Hotel: Kea

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1 Arrive Reykjavik Delve into a mythical land forged by fire and ice. Our epic journey through lush lava fields and the windswept landscapes of Iceland begins in the quirky capital of Reykjavik. Spend time exploring Iceland’s Viking heritage and admire the beautiful natural backdrop before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Grand Reykjavik

6 Akureyri ▶  Siglufjördur Excursion Spend the day in the quaint fishing town of Siglufjördur, nestled within a dramatic fjord on the very edge of Iceland’s steep northern mountains. Explore the town at your leisure or consider a visit to the award-winning Herring Era Museum, celebrating the role this industry played in the country’s development over the centuries. Amble along the harbor lined with colorful façades or visit one of the local art galleries before returning to Akureyri in the afternoon for some time at leisure. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel. (BB, D)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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CRUISE COLLECTION

CRUISE THE GREEK ISLANDS Our Greek Cruise collection brings together ancient history and hospitality across the warm azure waters of the Aegean. Settle into laid-back island life switching the antiquities of Athens for the cobbled lanes and whitewashed villages of the Greek Islands…

Your Trip On sailing nights, you’ll stay in air-conditioned two-berth cabins with private facilities (upgrades and three-berth cabins available) and enjoy on-board a la carte dining, as well as evening entertainment. You’ll travel on the Celestyal Crystal or Celestyal Olympia (or similar). The cruise includes complimentary transfers between the port and our hotels in Athens, in addition the 'Silver' unlimited drinks package of selected alcoholic, nonalcoholic and hot beverages. Plus enjoy two complimentary shore experiences especially chosen for your specific cruise.

Your sightseeing In Athens, your Local Specialist will uncover the mysteries of the Acropolis and Parthenon, Temple of Zeus, Royal Palace and Hadrian’s Arch, introducing you to each. And at ports, your Travel Director can suggest from the selection of optional shore experiences described below.

Optional Shore Experiences Our 2018 cruises include two predesignated complimentary shore experiences from the list below. All guests who travel to Turkey will receive Ephesus and Santorini trips as complimentary. All remaining guests will receive Palace of Knossos and Santorini as complimentary shore excursions. Patmos - See the 11th century Monastery of St. John, which was built to protect the people of Patmos from pirates and other invaders. Rhodes - Ramble through the medieval Old Town of Rhodes and visit the picturesque town of Lindos. Santorini – Meander past quaint villages and take in views of Santorini’s magnificent caldera as you travel to the spectacular clifftop village of Oia, where you will have ample free time to take the perfect picture. Knossos – Explore the Palace of Knossos, a tribute to some of Greece’s most magnificent myths and legends, once home to the mythical King Minos. Kusadasi – Visit the ancient Greek city of Ephesus and its magnificent Library of Celsus, one of the three most important libraries in the Ancient world.

It’s Your Choice All cruises will have the flexibility for guests to either disembark on the island of Samos and sample another beautiful Greek island or continue on to Turkey, to dock in Kusadasi and visit ancient Ephesus. Travel Directors will provide full information on these two options and obtain guests’ choices at the start of each trip. Due to disembarkation by tender, calls at the ports of Mykonos and Santorini are weather permitting. Celestyal Cruises reserve the right to change the sequence of stops, ports visited and the cruise ship used to operate a cruise itinerary.

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Cast your mind back over millennia, your footprints following those of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Plato. Explore the mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Parthenon and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect.

BE MY GUEST Say ‘opa!’ to an Olympic olive oil and wine tasting experience with the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional meal and dancing

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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1 Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Put the ‘oh’ in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding vacation is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

6 Delphi ▶  Thermopylae ▶  Kalambaka d Tread in the footsteps of ancient Greeks who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and view the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games held in honor of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the ‘bread basket of Greece’, and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. (BB, D) Hotel: Amalia/Dellas Boutique

7 Kalambaka ▶  Meteora ▶  Athens d 2 Athens Sightseeing e d The breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. sightseeing tour to the ancient hilltop complex Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the that was once the Cradle of Western Civilization six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling and today overlooks a sprawling cityscape below. impressively to immense, rounded rock towers Along our journey into antiquity we’ll have an overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its Athens where we’ll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner treasures. We’ll admire the Parthenon, dedicated with our travel companions and reminisce over to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple an incredible journey through Greece. (BB, FD) of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza and Plato. We’ll see remarkable displays of an 8 Depart Athens ancient world during an included visit to the We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian’s Arch and the and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable stadium where the first modern Olympics took journey or join one of the 3, 4 or 7 day Aegean place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Cruises on pages 200-202. Airport transfers are on your own terms. Meander through the cobbled available, conditions apply. (BB) lanes of Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city’s tastiest souvlaki – the choice is yours. (BB) 3 Athens ▶  Corinth ▶  Mycenae ▶  Epidaurus ▶  Nafplion d We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in the ancient city of Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece, where we’ll see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we’ll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theater and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the charming Venetian town of Nafplion later, we’ll dine in our hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Amalia/Agamemmon/Ippoliti 4 Nafplion ▶  Olympia d We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, past quaint mountain villages into a land of myths and legends, and the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner, some traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia. (BB, BG) Hotel: Amalia/Europa/Olympia Palace

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0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WGBOA): Please note, departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices will be confirmed in May 2018. 1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the festive season. 3 Itinerary (WGBOA): Departure marked will operate as per the Fall, Winter & Spring 2017/18 brochure and operate in reverse. Hotels and inclusions may vary slightly. Please enquire at time of booking. 9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing. 7 Reversed Itinerary: The departure marked will operate in reverse and may stay in alternative hotels to those listed opposite. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

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5 Olympia ▶  Patras ▶  Delphi d We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We’ll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for tonight. (BB) Hotel: Nafsika Palace/Aegli/Amalia

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SIMPLY THE BEST? Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

YOUR VACATION PLANNER Departures start on Fridays and end on Tuesdays in Athens Departures on or between

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YOUR VACATION † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight.

Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

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Embark ▶ Mykonos e We leave the bustling city streets of Athens and cruise to Mykonos where we have the evening free to explore its labyrinthine cobblestone lanes lined by white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. (BB, L, D) Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) ▶ Patmos Today’s choice of sightseeing could see you visit the Turkish shores of Kusadasi for a Complimentary Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus, or visit the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its wine tradition. We continue to Patmos, the site where the Book of Revelation was written by St. John whose Cave of the Apocalypse and Monastery you could choose to see as an Optional Experience. (BB, L, D)

10 Heraklion ▶ Santorini We arrive in Heraklion this morning and have the opportunity to explore Crete’s Minoan culture and heritage at the Palace of Knossos. Continuing to the Cycladic island of Santorini with its enchanting cliff top towns we enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience passing quaint villages and vineyards en route to spellbinding Oia. (BB, L, D) 11 Disembark ▶ Athens This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and board a transfer to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza 12 Depart Athens Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB) 200

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet. For more information on this cruise, it’s sailing route map, inclusions and optional shore experiences please refer to pages 196-197 for details. Note: The 3-Day Cruise option may only be purchased with the Friday departure of the Best of Greece (AGBOA).

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Moderate: Ref AGAM Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

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Premier: Ref AGAL Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Premium: Ref AGAP Cat. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances. Port Taxes: The Port Taxes listed above include Tips and are accurate as of July 2017. For up-todate pricing, please visit our website. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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BEST OF GREECE WITH 4-DAY AEGEAN CRUISE

13 days - 2 countries

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THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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12 nights Hotel and cruise accommodations 25 meals 12 buffet breakfasts 4 cruise lunches 9 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown (including 4-night cruise) All transfers shown

SIMPLY THE BEST? Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

YOUR VACATION PLANNER Departures start on Mondays and end on Saturdays in Athens Departures on or between

Double Share

Port Taxes

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Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

1-7 As Per Best Of Greece All overnights, meals and inclusions as per page 199.

13 Depart Athens Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Embark ▶ Mykonos e We depart Athens, boarding our ship to cruise the azure waters of the Aegean en route to the charming island of Mykonos. Spend the evening getting lost in its labyrinthine lanes lined by white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. (BB, L, D) Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) ▶ Patmos Your choice of sightseeing today could see you touch the Turkish coastline and visit the port of Kusadasi for a complimentary Shore Experience to the ancient city of Ephesus. Or alternatively consider a visit to the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its viticulture. We continue to Patmos later where the Book of Revelations was written by St. John, whose Cave of the Apocalypse you could visit on an Optional Experience. (BB, L, D)

11 Heraklion ▶ Santorini We sail to Heraklion on the island of Crete, where we delve into the fascinating culture and heritage of the Minoans at the Palace of Knossos. Our final stop today is the beautiful volcanic island of Santorini with its picturesque cliff top villages. Enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience to the exquisite sun-kissed village of Oia, meandering past quaint villages and vineyards while enjoying the sight of Santorini’s magnificent caldera. (BB, L, D)

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Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet. For more information on this cruise, its sailing route map, inclusions and optional shore experiences please refer to pages 196-197 for details.

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9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 09 July, 20 August and 08 October 2018 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing. Moderate: Ref AGLM

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Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

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10 Rhodes e The enchanting Old Town of Rhodes takes center stage today as we walk in the footsteps of medieval knights who conquered this land. Consider joining an Optional Experience to visit Lindos, with its hilltop Acropolis overlooking the beautiful bay. (BB, L, D)

0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32.

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Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances. Port Taxes: The Port Taxes listed above include Tips and are accurate as of July 2017. For up-todate pricing, please visit our website. * All prices are per person, double share.

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BEST OF GREECE WITH 7-DAY AEGEAN CRUISE

16 days - 2 countries

$3823 PP*

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PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE

THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

a b c

15 nights Hotel and cruise accommodations 33 meals 15 buffet breakfasts 6 cruise lunches 12 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown (including 7-night cruise) All transfers shown

SIMPLY THE BEST? Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

YOUR VACATION PLANNER Departures start on Mondays and end on Tuesdays in Athens Departures on or between

Double Share

Port Taxes

Total Double Share

Single Supp

Moderate Standard Inside - Code AGOM 23 Apr

Greek National Flag

YOUR VACATION † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight.

9 30 Apr - 08 Oct

Shore Experience to the ancient city of Ephesus. Or consider a visit to Samos, a Greek island renowned for its wine heritage. (BB, L, D)

Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

15 Disembark ▶ Athens This morning, disembark from your cruise 1-7 As Per Best Of Greece ship and board a transfer to your hotel. (BB) All overnights, meals and inclusions as per page 199. Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza 8 Athens ▶ Embark 16 Depart Athens Spend the day at leisure exploring what was Transfers are provided to the airport for your once the Cradle of Western Civilization, before return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB) boarding your cruise ship this evening bound for the Cyclades. (BB, D) 9

Mykonos e Wake up to the intoxicating charm of Mykonos – the labyrinthine lanes lined with white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea are yours to explore as you soak up the sunshine and laid-back island atmosphere. (BB, L, D)

10 Mykonos ▶ Milos ▶ At Sea e Enjoy some free time in the former home of the famous Venus de Milo to indulge in the mouthwatering watermelon pies of Milos island and soak up the glorious sunshine in the turquoise waters of one of its many beaches. (BB, L, D) 11 Santorini e Indulge in the laid-back island life of Santorini for the next two days. Begin your exploration of the island when you ascend to the quaint cliff top village of Oia on your Complimentary Shore Experience. We return to our ship this evening where we’ll spend the night. (BB, L, D) 12 Santorini e Enjoy another full day on the sun-kissed shores of Santorini to explore its charming villages, vineyards and beaches. Sit back and enjoy the allure of the Aegean on your terms. (BB, L, D) 13 Santorini ▶ Heraklion ▶ At Sea e We set sail for the island of Crete and spend the afternoon exploring its biggest city, Heraklion. Consider joining a shore experience to the Palace of Knossos to delve into the island’s late Bronze Age heritage. (BB, L, D)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar.

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9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 09 July, 20 August and 08 October include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing. Moderate: Ref AGOM Cat. ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

Superior: Ref AGOS Cat. XA Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

Premier: Ref AGOL Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Premium: Ref AGOP Cat. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Crystal. For more information on this cruise, its sailing route map, inclusions and optional shore experiences please refer to pages 196-197 for details. Note: The 7-Day Cruise option may only be purchased with the Monday departure of the Best of Greece (AGBOA). Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances. Port Taxes: The Port Taxes listed above include Tips and are accurate as of July 2017. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. * All prices are per person, double share.

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ATHENS AND AEGEAN

8 days - 2 countries

$1993 PP*

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THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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7 nights Hotel and cruise accommodations 13 meals 7 buffet breakfasts 3 cruise lunches 3 cruise dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including 3-night cruise) All transfers shown

SIMPLY THE BEST? Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

YOUR VACATION PLANNER Departures start and end in Athens on Tuesdays Departures on or between

Double Share

Port Taxes

Total Double Share

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Mykonos

YOUR VACATION Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

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Arrive Athens (3 Nights) Delve into a land of gods and goddesses, legends and great philosophers. On arriving in 8 Athens, you will be transferred to your hotel before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza Athens Sightseeing e d Step back in time as you explore the wonders of ancient Athens with a Local Specialist on a guided sightseeing tour of the Acropolis. (BB)

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Athens e Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant city streets and ancient sites. Ramble through the ruins of the Agora and imagine a thriving marketplace, or perhaps join an Optional Experience to Delphi. (BB)

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Embark ▶ Mykonos We cruise to the pretty island of Mykonos where we will have an evening to meander through its beguiling cobblestone lanes. (BB, L, D) Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) ▶ Patmos Visit Kusadasi to join a Complimentary Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus or visit the Greek island of Samos renowned for its viticulture. We continue our cruise to Patmos. Consider an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John. (BB, L, D)

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Heraklion ▶ Santorini We arrive in Crete this morning where you have the option to join a shore experience to the Palace of Knossos in Heraklion. Later, on the island of Santorini we enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience to the sun-kissed cliff top village of Oia. (BB, L, D)

Disembark ▶ Athens We return to the hum and buzz of Athens and transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is yours to embrace the fascinating mix of ancient and modern. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza Depart Athens For now it’s time to say a fond farewell to Athens and your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Airport transfers are provided. Conditions apply. (BB)

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32.

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Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

Share Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet. For more information on this cruise, its sailing route map, inclusions and optional shore experiences please refer to pages 196-197 for details. Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2017. For up-todate pricing, please visit our website. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions in the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

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ANCIENT LANDS

8 days - 2 countries

$2091 PP*

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Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Your fascinating exploration of an ancient land begins in the vibrant city of Athens. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

7 Athens Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist today to uncover the treasures of ancient Athens. Our morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Royal Palace, 8 the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Agora. We’ll enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the Acropolis with views of the Parthenon and marvel at the stadium built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Spend the rest of the day embracing the energy of Athens. (BB)

Embark ▶ Mykonos We leave Athens this morning, sailing through the azure waters of the Aegean en route to Mykonos with its iconic windmills that greet visitors as they arrive in its beautiful bay. (BB, L, D) Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) ▶ Patmos This morning, choose between visiting the bustling port of Kusadasi in Turkey for a Complimentary Shore Experience to explore ancient Ephesus or visit the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its viticulture. Later, we cruise to Patmos where the Book of Revelation was written by St. John, whose Cave of the Apocalypse you may choose to visit on a Shore Experienc e. (BB, L, D) Rhodes ▶ At Sea e Explore the fascinating medieval Old Town of Rhodes with its thick stone walls, gates and cobblestone lanes. Later, consider joining an Optional Experience to Lindos and its centuries-old acropolis that overlooks the picturesque bay beyond. (BB, L, D)

Heraklion ▶ Santorini Sailing overnight, we arrive in Heraklion on the island of Crete where you could enjoy a fascinating encounter with centuries-old Minoan culture at the Palace of Knossos. We continue to Santorini where we will enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience to the stunning cliff top village of Oia, passing quaint villages and vineyards along the way. (BB, L, D) Disembark ▶ Athens e We return to Athens this morning to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza Depart Athens Our epic adventure through ancient lands has come to an end. We say a fond farewell to newfound friends before catching a transfer to the airport for your return flight. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet. For more information on this cruise, its sailing route map, inclusions and optional shore experiences please refer to pages 196-197 for details. Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2017. For up-todate pricing, please visit our website. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions in the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances. * All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

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villages and vineyards set against the backdrop of Santorini’s magnificent caldera. We return to our ship this evening where we will stay overnight. (BB, L, D) Santorini e Enjoy another full day at leisure on Santorini to explore further or sit back and watch the spellbinding allure of the Aegean unfold. (BB, L, D) Santorini ▶ Heraklion ▶ At Sea e We sail to the island of Crete this morning and spend the afternoon exploring Heraklion – its fascinating late Bronze Age heritage is on full display at the Palace of Knossos which you may choose to explore on an Optional Experience. (BB, L, D) Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) ▶ At Sea e Your choice of sightseeing could see you stop in the Turkish port city of Kusadasi for a Complimentary Shore Experience to Ephesus or visit the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its viticulture. (BB, L, D)

Mykonos e The characteristic windmills of idyllic Mykonos 10 Disembark ▶ Athens This morning, disembark in Athens and greet us this morning as we look forward to a transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the cobbled maze of lanes on this day as you please. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace charming island. Stroll past the white-washed Acropolis/Crowne Plaza cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea in search of hidden treasures, or simply relax on a 11 Depart Athens sparkling beach. (BB, L, D) Say goodbye to your traveling companions at the end of a memorable vacation. Transfer to Mykonos ▶ Milos ▶ At Sea e the airport for your flight home. Spend time in the former home of the famous Venus de Milo to indulge in the mouth-watering watermelon pies of Milos island and soak up the glorious sunshine in the turquoise waters one of its many beaches. (BB, L, D) Santorini e Indulge in the laid-back island life of Santorini for the next two days. Enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience to the sun-kissed cliff top village of Oia meandering past charming

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425 475

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Cat. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 2pm. Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Crystal. For more information on this cruise, its sailing route map, inclusions and optional shore experiences please refer to pages 196-197 for details.

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Arrive Athens (2 Nights) 7 Welcome to a land of myths and legends. Your springboard to an intoxicating vacation in the Aegean is vibrant Athens. Spend the day exploring after being transferred to your hotel. Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza 8 Athens Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist today for a journey into antiquity. Visit the Acropolis to see Athena’s Parthenon and admire the march of the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the labyrinthine lanes of Plaka. (BB) 9 Athens ▶ Embark e A full day to delve into what was once the Cradle of Western Civilization. See the city’s ancient sites before boarding your cruise ship this evening to the Cyclades. (BB, D)

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Circled by the deep blue Aegean sea, life is sweet on the Cyclades islands of Mykonos and Santorini where you will have days for an At Leisure encounter with their secret coves, tiny cobbled streets and weather-beaten characters in cafés over a glass or two of ouzo. Explore the ancient sites of Athens, the dramatic volcanic landscape of Santorini and Mykonos’ party paradise.

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LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Athens

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Athens Orientation of Mykonos ▶ Santorini Visit the Acropolis in Athens View the Parthenon ▶ Hadrian’s Arch ▶ the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens

SIMPLY THE BEST Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

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Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Ease into a simpler way of life – the intoxicatingly slow pace of the charming Cycladic islands the ultimate departure from reality, but not before your enjoy a passionate encounter with 8 Athens after being transferred to your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and light meal to kick off your At Leisure discovery of the capital and the enchanting islands of Mykonos and Santorini. (WR) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza Athens Sightseeing e d Embark on a journey to antiquity with your Local Specialist who will take you to the Acropolis, a sacred site since Mycenaen times. Imagine Athenians ascending the hilltop shrine to worship Athena at the Parthenon, see the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Admire the pom-pom march of the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then spend the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the verve of this vibrant city. (BB) Athens ▶ Mykonos (3 Nights) We depart Athens and cruise to Mykonos - its characteristic hillside windmills overlook the beautiful bay and stand as an enduring greeting to all who arrive. Enjoy an orientation before spending the rest of your day getting lost amidst the island’s beguiling cobblestone lanes lined with white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Regional Meal to indulge in a feast of local flavors. Take to the playground of the rich and famous this evening and perhaps experience the island’s vibrant nightlife. (BB, RM) Hotel: Pelican Bay/Kamari/San Marco Mykonos At Leisure e Set your watch to island time and enjoy two glorious days soaking up the laid-back vibe of Mykonos. Spend your day relaxing on its beautiful beaches, sip champagne in the picturesque Little Venice waterside or visit some of its historical treasures, including the 17th century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum. (BB) Mykonos At Leisure e Kick back and enjoy another idyllic day in beautiful surrounds. Indulge in local seafood flavors, enjoy a leisurely swim in the calm waters of the Aegean or consider a trip to see the mythical sanctuary of Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. (BB)

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Santorini At Leisure e Toast to the spellbinding beauty of Santorini at a local winery and learn about the art of wine making in the region, or consider a ride in a kaiki (sailing boat) to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni to swim in its glorious hot springs - another full day at leisure to relax and soak up the island atmosphere. (BB) Santorini ▶ Athens e We return to Athens this morning, taking a short flight to the capital. After being transferred to your hotel, you have a day at leisure for some lastminute souvenir shopping or sightseeing. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

10 Depart Athens Say a fond farewell to Greece and your newfound friends as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home. (BB)

ALTERNATIVE TRIPS Check out our similar ‘Greek Island Explorer’ trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

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

0International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 32. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Internal flight: The above prices include internal air fare from Santorini to Athens and are accurate as of July 2017. For up to date pricing please visit our website. One piece of hold luggage restricted to 23kg/50lbs. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances.

Leisurely 6 nights on Mykonos and Santorini. Enjoy island-style living and spellbinding Aegean sunsets

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* All prices are per person, double share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Mykonos ▶ Santorini (3 Nights) We take a short ferry transfer to Santorini where we’ll spend the next three days exploring the island’s dramatic beauty. Stroll through the volcanic island’s quaint cliff top towns – bluedomed white-washed façades cling dramatically to the multi-colored cliff s providing a spectacular backdrop for exquisite sunsets. Join your companions this evening for a memorable Regional Meal of delicious Greek cuisine. (BB, RM) Hotel: El Greco/Santorini Palace/Orizontes

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Santorini At Leisure e View the magnificent caldera, see the island’s ancient ruins or ramble through the winding cobbled streets of Fira and Oia - today is yours to enjoy a leisurely exploration of this beautiful island on your terms. Indulge in a day of sunbathing and relaxation on one of its many beaches or shop up a storm at its quaint boutique stores. (BB)

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THE ICO NS City tour in Nafplion ▶ Olympia ▶ Meteora ▶ Delphi ▶ Athens Orientation of Amphilochia ▶ Preveza ▶ Corfu ▶ Metsovo ▶ Meteora ▶ Galaxidi Visit the Amphitheater and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus ▶ the Olympic Stadium in Olympia ▶ the island of Corfu ▶ monastery of Palaiokastritsa and Achilleon Palace ▶ the towns of Ioannina and Metsovo ▶ the rock monasteries in Meteora ▶ Mount Pelion region ▶ the home of the Oracle at Delphi ▶ the port town of Galaxidi ▶ the Acropolis in Athens View the Parthenon ▶ the Agora ▶ Royal Palace ▶ Temple of Zeus in Athens See the Corinth Canal ▶ the Lion Gate ▶ Agamemnon’s Palace at Mycenae

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Arrive Athens Your Hidden Journey delving into the treasures of Greece begins in its vibrant capital, Athens, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. Kick off your in-depth discovery of what was once the Cradle of Western Civilization this evening, when you’ll meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu Park/Crowne Plaza Athens ▶ Epidaurus ▶ Nafplion (2 Nights) e We journey to a land of legends this morning. Our leisurely drive takes us to the scenic northeast Peloponnese and past the impressive Corinth Canal that straddles two gulfs. Our first stop is the ancient Theater of Epidaurus and the Sanctuary of Asclepius, God of Medicine. Spend the rest of the day exploring the Venetian-inspired seaport of Nafplion. (BB) Hotel: Amphytrion/Ippoliti/Grande Bretagne Nafplion ▶ Excursion to Mycenae d Meandering inland, we visit Mycenae. Stroll through the Lion Gate and Agamemnon’s Royal Palace, before seeing the tomb of this fearless Greek leader who commanded the Greeks in their battles against Trojan forces. This afternoon we sample delicious local vintages during a Cultural Insight into wine production in the Nemea region. (BB) Nafplion ▶ Olympia d Crossing the Peloponnese, we head towards the famous village of Olympia where athletes competed for supremacy in the ancient Olympic Games. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for traditional Be My Guest experience including dinner and dancing. (BB, BG) Hotel: Amalia/Europa/Olympic Village Olympia ▶ Amphilochia ▶ Preveza ▶ Nikopolis ▶ Igoumenitsa ▶ Corfu (2 Nights) We leave the Peninsula and return to mainland Greece, meandering north past the picturesque village of Amphilochia and Preveza before arriving in Nikopolis to see where the Battle of Actium took place. Boarding a ferry, we cross to t