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EUROPE AND BRITAIN

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 holidays 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, Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver and Group Travel .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 8 days...................................... 84-85

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

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

Real Britain 6 days...................................... 74-75

Wonders of Britain and Ireland 12 days.................................... 86-87

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

Best of Devon and Cornwall 6 days...................................... 76-77

Britain and Ireland Panorama 16 days.................................... 88-89

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

Amazing Britain 8 days...................................... 78-79

Britain and Ireland Grandeur 20 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 11 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

Including Normandy

The Treasures of France

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

11/12 days.......................... 200-201

with 7-day Aegean Cruise option

European Highlights with Eurostar Option

7 days...................................222-223 European Traveller 8 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 11 days................................ 230-231

European Spotlight 12 days................................ 238-239

Great European 27 days................................ 246-249

European Wonderland 11 days................................ 232-233

European Interlude with Eurostar Option 15 days................................ 240-241

European Supreme with 3-day Aegean

European Marvel

Traditional Europe including Eurostar

European Dream 8 days.................................. 226-227

with Eurostar Option

12 days................................ 234-235

18 days................................ 242-243

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

European Whirl with Eurostar Option 12 days................................ 236-237

Grand European with Eurostar Option 21 days................................ 244-245

At Leisure

Country Explorer

Hidden Journey

Regional Explorer

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

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

15 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 expertise and knowledge, will take you on simply the best holiday. 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 travellers 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 personalise your journey Rely on

70+ awards

Most awarded guided holiday company as voted by agents and guests

97% Real guest satisfaction, from real reviews

5 million+

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 travellers 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 savour 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 Flavours 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 favourite regional flavours 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 queues snaking out of San Gimignano’s gelateria and pick two gelato flavours 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 accommodation 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 travellers 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, p40

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 favourite 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 holiday of a lifetime and support the heritage of the people and communities you meet along the way.

Protect the Environment We enable you to minimise 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 programmes 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 kilometre than car and air travel ≈ 40% less CO2 per passenger kilometre 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 holiday.

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 holiday 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 favourite 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. Travellers 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 holiday.”

“ Travellers only need to relax on their Trafalgar holiday because everything is taken care of in the most organised 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 travelling 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 accommodation, 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 & Savour

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 flavours.

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 travellers will never access.

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EFFORTLESS | FREE TO BE

" These things don't just happen." A traveller 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 favourite moments is at the Vatican, when my guests simply walk past hundreds of travellers 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 Travellers We’ve shown over 5 million happy travellers the good life around the world. See it first-hand from our guests on social media and journalists and bloggers who’ve travelled 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 ACCOMMODATION is 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 holiday 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 favourite 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 travellers 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 travellers 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

7 - 29 DAYS

22 TRIPS

8 - 20 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

Holidays 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 while 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 travelling 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 favourite 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 holiday 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 unrivalled 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 holidays. 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 travellers 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 (27 Jan – 13 Feb)

IRELAND

Guest Favourites 1. European Whirl

6. Spain, Morocco & Portugal

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES, P236 - 237

REGIONAL EXPLORER, P146 - 147

St. Patrick’s Day (17 Mar)

NETHERLANDS

2. Great Italian Cities

7. Imperial Europe

AT LEISURE, P50 - 51

REGIONAL EXPLORER, P172 - 173

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Keukenhof tulips (Apr & May)

UNITED KINGDOM Chelsea Flower Show (23 – 26 May)

SWITZERLAND Art Basel (14 – 17 Jun)

SCOTLAND Edinburgh Military Tattoo (3 – 25 Aug)

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

5. Best of France

10. London Explorer

COUNTRY EXPLORER, P126 - 127

REGIONAL EXPLORER, P186 - 187

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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

6 Casablanca

MOROCCO Marrakech

Minsk BELARUS

p156 - 157 Berlin

Brussels BELGIUM

Vilnius

Berlin Gdańsk Explorer

Hamburg

10

LITHUANIA

NEW

Dublin

IRELAND

PORTUGAL

Moscow

Riga

2

SERBIA

MONTENEGRO

Sofia BULGARIA Istanbul

Rome

Ankara Thessaloniki

Naples

3

TURKEY

GREECE

p140 - 141

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 favourites 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 harbour, 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 colourful 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 traveller’s

heart. The country’s centre – 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 favourite 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 favourite 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, colourful 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 recognise 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 colour 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 travellers 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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10% (up to US$740*) when you pay in full by 28 February 2018.

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(up to US$370*) when you pay in full by 10 May 2018.

Book Early Discount Conditions: *Per person. These Book Early/Early Bird discounts apply to the land portion of selected holidays and departures. See itinerary pages. 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 holiday and are not applicable with extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight

supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. 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 holidays 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 holidays, holidays with internal flights, Israel or Greek Island Hopper trips, also not available with our special solo single discount. Family

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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 traveller 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 travelling in a group of 5 – 8 people.

When travelling in a group of more than 9 people.

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

EXTRA DISCOUNTS

BOOK SOLO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

SHARED ROOMING

When you have three travellers 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.

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

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE DEPOSIT PROTECTION

VISA CANCELLATION FEE WAIVER

If you’re forced to cancel your trip, you won’t lose your deposit – we’ll keep it for five years as a credit towards a future trip.

Our Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver 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 tick when browsing prices and dates on trafalgar.com

discount for Young Travellers limited to one discount per room (two for Family Experiences) when accompanying an adult. Young Travellers 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 holidays and are suitable for two adults and two children (both aged 17 or younger). Shared rooming will be accommodated in non-smoking twin 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. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on our Family Experience holidays unless travelling 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

US$2095 PP*

FROM

Code: ROMK

PER PERSON TWIN 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 accommodation 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

ITALY

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 Tivoli 7 ROME (Including The Vatican)

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

SIMPLY THE BEST POMPEII OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE available on Day 6

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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 flavours 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)

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)

PERFECT COMBINATIONS Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see pages 72-73 for the ‘London 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’.

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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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. 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 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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$78 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share.

Leisurely

7 nights in Rome. Enjoy a feast of local flavours and learn how to cook the Italian way

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

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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 specialities in the neighbourhood bakeries, before arriving at Fooxia for a cooking lesson with a professional chef. Learn the art of making 8 authentic Italian pasta like only Mamma can and sample your successes afterwards. Our appetite 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 centre to visit the ancient catacombs in the company of a Local Specialist who will reveal fascinating insights into the city’s Christian history. (BB)

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

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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)

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VIZEAT OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Savour delicious lasagna flavours in Debora’s Rome apartment overlooking a bustling piazza.

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The distinctive flavours of white truffle and fruity red wine will infuse your gastronomic adventure through Piedmont’s dramatic Alpine landscape, historical walled cities and pristinely beautiful northern lakes. This one’s a feast for all senses – indulge in Baci de Cherasco, nougat from La Morra and a bite or two of Biscotti washed down with Turin’s decadent Bicerin hot chocolate.

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Arrive Milan Settle into the sophistication and elegance of Italy’s fashion capital, our launch pad for a Hidden Journey through Northern Italy. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to see the refined cityscape of Milan. (WR) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace

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 MO RE ABO UT YO UR TRIP 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, US$68 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 ACCOM MO DATI O N Monastero Cherasco Somaschi Hotel Housed within a beautifully restored 17th century monastery, the Monastero Cherasco Somaschi Hotel offers beautiful mountain views and delicious Piedmontese cuisine

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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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome and Florence

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dating from the Middle Ages and today lined with jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops, before travelling 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 holiday 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, travelling 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 centres of the world. Tonight we enjoy an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner in the picturesque Chianti countryside. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo 6 Florence ▶  Rome d We join a Local Specialist today to delve into the rich medieval and Renaissance history of Florence, visiting the imposing Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. Wandering through the narrow streets, we encounter the multi-coloured marble Duomo and famous Baptistery. We have an opportunity to view the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering

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1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Indulge all your senses in the imperial city of Rome, your introduction to a memorable encounter with Italy which will have you returning for more. Spend your afternoon relaxing after your journey, or explore the ancient city streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception. 7 Depart Rome After breakfast, it’s time to say a fond arrivederci This evening, we whet our appetites with an to Rome, Italy and your travel companions as you orientation drive past Rome’s most magnificent return home with wonderful memories of this sights which we will have an opportunity to magnificent destination. Transfers are available. explore tomorrow. (WR) Hotel: Cicerone Conditions apply. (BB) 2 Rome Sightseeing Our encounter with Rome begins in the Holy See as we visit the Vatican Museums in the company of a Local Specialist to admire the masterpieces that have been collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Gaining priority early access, we admire the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest cathedral in Christendom, to see Michelangelo’s sorrowful Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture into Ancient Rome to visit the imposing Colosseum and see Circus Maximus, once the site of tremendous chariot races which entertained hundreds and thousands of exhilarated spectators. Spend the afternoon exploring Rome on your terms, sitting on the Spanish Steps, or tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. (BB)

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Trafalgar takes care of everything so you can just enjoy your holiday! 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!

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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$68 per person. WiFi: See pages 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome, Pisa and Florence

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Arrive Rome Ciao Roma! The Eternal City opens its doors for an unforgettable At Leisure jaunt through Tuscany and two millennia of culture, history and fiery Italian verve. Spend the afternoon meandering through the city’s fascinating streets before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and an orientation drive past Rome’s enchanting cityscapes, including views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races that attracted thousands of enthusiastic spectators. (WR) 8 Hotel: Villafranca Rome Sightseeing ▶ Montecatini (6 Nights) d Our journey through Rome begins in the centre 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 cliff s of the scenic Ligurian Coast. (BB) Pisa and Vinci Excursion d Travelling 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) Florence Excursion e d Your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating account on the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. View the magnificent Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria. Perhaps in your free time visit the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks and lined with goldsmiths and jewellers, a legacy of the 16th century decree which mandated that only jewellers and goldsmiths be allowed to ply their trade on the bridge. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner experience with beautiful views over the Tuscan hills. (BB, BG)

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Tuscan Lifestyle Experience e Feast your eyes on the vibrant colours 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) 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 favourites. ‘Buon appetito’!

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$88 per person. WiFi: See pages 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 6 nights at an Italian spa town. Relax in the healing thermal waters of Montecatini

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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 flavours of prosciutto and parmiagiano along the way.

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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 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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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 travellers 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 holiday 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 9 the local area during a visit to the magical Villa Taranto botanical gardens – the scents of azalea, 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 splendour 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 flavours 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 centre 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 holiday atmosphere. (BB) Hotel: Lido Palace

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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, US$88 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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.

Experience of a lifetime. Excellent service that really made us feel special. 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 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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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 flavours in a historic setting. (BB) Hotel: CDH Parma & Congressi

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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

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Arrive Milan ▶ Lake Maggiore (Baveno) (2 Nights) The favourite 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, travelling 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 flavours 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 travellers to celebrate the end of an exquisite holiday together. (BB, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace 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)

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

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Lake Garda At Leisure e Indulge in a full day at leisure to soak up the picture-perfect setting of Italy’s largest lake. Meander along its tranquil shores, stopping at quaint lakeside villages and breathing in the intoxicating aroma of lemons around every turn. Enjoy the flavours of delicious local olive oils and cheese at bustling markets, amble along flowerlined lakeside paths or visit the lake’s extraordinary sights, including the 13th century Scaliger Castle, Grottoes of Catullus or the 5th century wooden statue of St. Peter near Bogliaco. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range, a World Heritage Site comprising 18 peaks at an altitude of over 3,000 metres. (BB)

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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 savour 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

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING A guided walking tour of ‘Secret Venice’ to the Rialto food market with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 travellers 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 specialities 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)

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 flavours 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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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling 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, US$97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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.

7 Florence ▶  Bologna ▶  Venice (3 Nights) ed 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 streets in search of hidden treasures and the city’s tastiest gelato. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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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 colourful 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)

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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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evening, join your companions for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace

Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture to Ancient Rome to see where hundreds of thousands of spectators would cheer chariot riders to victory at Circus Maximus and visit where brave gladiators met their fate in the imposing Colosseum. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the magnificent sites of what was once the capital of the world, or kick back in a piazza soaking up the aromas of fine coffee while you watch the world go by. (BB)

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

8 Venice ▶  Ferrara ▶  Bologna d Go off the beaten track and into the medieval city of Ferrara, revealing its fascinating northern Italian culture, before arriving in Bologna – perhaps more famous for its gourmet achievements than being the site of the oldest university in Europe. Join a Local Specialist to explore the sights, including Neptune’s fountain, the Kissing Towers and Piazza Maggiore. Of course, a visit to the home of tortellini, mortadella, tagliatelli and ragù, would be incomplete without taking the time out to 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 travelling 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 holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Tread in the footsteps of emperors and slaves, through the annuls of history that span millennia 6 Milan ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are – your first encounter with intoxicating Italy is remembered during our stop in Verona where the Eternal City and its glorious past which you we’ll view Juliet’s Balcony and the first-century will have an opportunity to explore on your own ancient Roman arena still in use today. Crossing terms before joining your Travel Director and the Veneto Plains, we arrive in what was once the fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. This haunt of Casanova and Marco Polo, the magical evening, we enjoy an enchanting antipasto of city of Venice. (BB, DW) Hotel: Viktoria Palace our Italian Discovery during an orientation drive past some of the city’s most famous sights. (WR) 7 Venice Orientation e d Hotel: Cicerone We board a private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark’s Square – our introduction 2 Rome Sightseeing e d to such sights as the Doge’s Palace and the Our exploration of Rome begins at the Vatican Byzantine Basilica. Witness first-hand the fine Museums where we have priority access allowing glassblowing tradition that spans centuries entry to view the masterpieces collected during a Cultural Insight on Giudecca Island by Popes throughout the centuries. During before enjoying free time to explore Venice on our included sightseeing tour with a Local your terms. Wander through the labyrinthine Specialist, gaze in wonder at Michelangelo’s alleys, over ornate bridges and into quiet piazze magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel as you get lost in this enchanting city. (BB) and visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 local Tuscan cuisine with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like ‘Room with a View’ and ‘Tea with Mussolini’

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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Florence ▶ Bologna ▶ Venice (3 Nights) d Travelling north, through the Apennines, we arrive in the medieval city of Bologna, perhaps best known for the delicious spaghetti sauce that bears its name. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Then it’s off to the romantic island city of Venice with its rich cultural and artistic heritage which you will have an opportunity to explore on your own terms this evening. Glide along its enchanting canals in a gondola or wander through the city’s labyrinthine lanes, over bridges and into quiet campi before dining tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus Venice ▶ Canal Cruise and Orientation ed Savour the unforgettable sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square to admire the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Encounter the delicate Venetian art of glassblowing during a Cultural Insight on Giudecca Island before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Visit the Fine Arts Academy, relax at a café on St. Mark’s Square or consider a boat trip to the colourful fishing island of Burano for a delicious meal. (BB) Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market d Sites made famous in poetry, song and prose are explored today during a leisurely stroll from our hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge where we will join a guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will bring all the flavours of Italy to life at a centuries-old food market. Ambling through the narrow calle of Venice, we admire the beautiful architecture, including walking over the Rialto Bridge before spending the rest of the day to visit the sights of your choice. Our love affair with Italy’s capitals comes to an end this evening as we enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, FD)

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 flavours. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$86 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 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. 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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River in search of the perfect gelato, see the beautifully lit Duomo or visit a cosy enoteca for some wine tasting and live music. (BB)

for a private guided tour of the Missionary 8 Venice Orientation e d Ethnological Museum, founded by Pope Pius XI in This morning, we enjoy a Cultural Insight into 1926, with its remarkable collection of artworks the centuries-old craft of glassmaking on the and historical relics from missions all over the island of Giudecca. Breathe in the salty sea air as world. We will also enjoy an exclusive dinner at you board a private launch cruising to St. Mark’s the museum in the midst of three centuries of Square to see the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian art, history and antiquities. (BB, RM) Churches, the Customs House, St. Mark’s Basilica and Campanile as well as the Doge’s Palace on 3 Rome e your orientation of the city. This afternoon, enjoy Spend the day at leisure delving into la dolce free time to explore the city on your own terms. vita against the backdrop of glorious fountains, Find a quiet campi and pavement café to enjoy la Roman temples and ornate basilica. Consider dolce vita or take a cruise to colourful Burano for spending the day in beautiful Tivoli, enjoying an a delicious meal. (BB) Optional Experience to see the exquisite house

and gardens of the 16th century Villa d’Este – a 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to marvellous example of Renaissance landscape the Rialto Food Market e d architecture. As the sun sets over the seven hills The sights and sounds of modern Venice come of Rome, sit on the Spanish Steps and watch the to life today as we join our Local Specialist on a beautiful people, or admire the Trevi Fountain, tour of the vibrant Rialto Food Market, which has tossing a coin to secure your return to Rome. (BB) been feeding Florentines since the 11th century. We wander through the narrow calle - seeing 4 Rome ▶  High Speed Train ▶  Florence the ornate façades of merchant houses that Sightseeing (3 Nights) d line the canals, including the home of Marco Sit back on the high-speed train and watch the Polo, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure for picturesque Tuscan landscape go by en route to one last taste of Venice. Our adventure through Florence, where you’ll join a Local Specialist Italy’s charming capitals is about to come to an on a walking tour to gain insights into the city’s end. We celebrate newfound friendships and an Renaissance treasures. View the 400-yearunforgettable experience at a Farewell Dinner. old Ponte Vecchio, lined with goldsmiths and (BB, FD) souvenir shops, and visit the Fine Arts Academy to see one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the 10 Depart Venice statue of David. Our love affair with Florence Say arrivederci to Italy and your fellow travellers continues as we wander through the charming as your fascinating holiday comes to an end. cobblestone lanes to the Piazza della Signoria, Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) featuring Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori

5 Florence ▶  Excursion to Pisa d Cross the Arno River and see the enchanting skyline of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo before driving to Pisa through the picturesque Arno Valley. Meet your Local Specialist for an exploration of the Square of Miracles and see the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, Baptistery, and Camposanto, built on soil brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades. This evening, meander along the Arno

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

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. 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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$83 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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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 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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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Open your heart to a whirlwind of fiery passion, fascinating antiquities and hearty flavours crafted by Italian mammas over centuries. Join your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and the bustling cityscape by 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 depicting the life of this much-loved saint. 3 Rome ▶  Pisa ▶  Lucca (2 Nights) We continue to Tivoli for a guided visit with a We travel north to the city of Pisa, visiting its Local Specialist of the UNESCO World Heritage Square of Miracles to view the architectural feat terraced hillside Renaissance gardens of Villa of the Leaning Tower and picturesque UNESCO d’Este. This evening we enjoy an early special designated Piazza del Duomo with Italy’s largest Farewell Dinner with our fellow travellers and Baptistery. Venture past Renaissance walls to Travel Director before returning to Rome. Lucca, embarking on an orientation tour past the (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici th 14 century San Martino Cathedral, Piazza San 11 Depart Rome Michele and the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Meander It’s time to say a fond saluto to Italy and our along the medieval streets to the dramatic newfound friends after a memorable journey. aria sounds of Puccini, or ascend one of the Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) city’s ancient towers for panoramic views. (BB) Hotel: Best Western Grand Guinigi

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 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)

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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)

8 Venice Orientation e d Cruise by private launch to visit the city’s most spectacular attractions. We cruise by private launch to the island of Giudecca to enjoy a unique Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassblowing before seeing St. Mark’s Basilica, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$107 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share.

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(Roman philosopher, dramatist and humourist, born 4 BC)

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 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 d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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The beauty and grace of Italy is a kaleidoscope of colours, 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 ACCOMMODATION Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli

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

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City tour in Rome ▶ Pompeii ▶ Capri ▶ Assisi ▶ Florence Orientation of Venice ▶ Siena Visit St. Peter’s Basilica ▶ the amazing Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel ▶ the Roman Colosseum in Rome ▶ the excavations at Pompeii ▶ the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino ▶ St. Francis Basilica in Assisi

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Pompeii Sorrento

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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 7 Venice Orientation e d The Winged Lion of Venice is your constant Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening companion as your cruise by private launch to for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation visit this enchanting island city. Enjoy a Cultural drive to see the iconic St. Peter’s Basilica. (WR) Insight into the delicate Venetian tradition of Hotel: Grand Tiberio glassmaking that harks back to the 13th century before seeing the unforgettable sights of 2 Rome Sightseeing e d St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the ornate Doge’s Our captivating journey through Rome begins Palace and Bridge of Sighs. Get lost in Venice at the Vatican Museums where we join a Local this afternoon, meandering through the narrow Specialist for an unforgettable sightseeing tour alleyways and hidden campi that were the haunt to gaze at Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed of Casanova and Marco Polo centuries ago. (BB) ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and his sorrowful Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica. We visit the enduring 8 Venice ▶  Pisa ▶  Montecatini Terme symbols of Ancient Rome, celebrating the lives (Tuscan Hills) (2 Nights) of gladiators and soldiers who entertained This morning we travel to Pisa and to its Field of thousands in the mighty Colosseum and see Miracles to view the famous Leaning Tower before Circus Maximus before spending an afternoon arriving in the spa-resort of Montecatini Terme in exploring the city on our own terms. Wander Tuscany, your home for the next two nights. (BB) up Via Veneto on a shopping spree, soak up the Hotel: Minerva Palace coffee culture in one of Rome’s generous piazze or discover the masterpieces of Rome in one of the 9 Florence Excursion d city’s many museums – the choice is yours. (BB) Explore one of the world’s most cultural cities today – home of great masters, the ambitious Please note: On certain departures the Vatican legacy of the de’ Medici family and the cradle of Museums will be visited upon return to Rome. the Renaissance. Your Local Specialist shares 3 Rome ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento ▶  Isle of all the sights, including views of the magnificent marble Duomo and Baptistery. We visit Piazza Capri (2 Nights) d della Signoria, the heart of this flourishing city Venture south towards the ancient city of with its statues and stunning palazzi. Enjoy Pompeii that remains frozen in time following some free time to meander across the Arno over the eruption of Mount Vesuvius centuries ago. Ponte Vecchio and enjoy magnificent views of Here we join a Local Specialist who will share the city skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo, or insights into the city’s tragic history. Our next perhaps shop for high-quality leather goods in stop is beautiful Sorrento, where we will enjoy Florence’s boutiques. This evening, we embark a Cultural Insight into fine local craftsmanship on an unforgettable Tuscan Be My Guest dining at an inlaid wood demonstration. Cruise to the experience at a farmhouse set amidst beautiful captivating Isle of Capri, where we’ll spend the olive groves in the countryside. (BB, BG) next two nights in picture-perfect surrounds. (BB) Hotel: Regina Cristina 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 pavement 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 11 Depart Rome ▶  Perugia ▶  Assisi d After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Italy and We sail back across the Mediterranean to the prepare to return home after a memorable Italian fiery southern capital of Naples and stop to journey of discovery. Airport transfers are available celebrate the lives of brave soldiers at their final to Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB) resting place in Cassino’s Commonwealth War Cemetery, located in the valley below the town’s th 6 century Abbey. Venture northwards via Latium to the historic city of Perugia. The fascinating MAKE A DIFFERENCE weaving tradition of Italy is explored during a TreadRight Cultural Insight and Join Trafalgar Heritage Initiative project Laboratorio Giuditta JoinTrafalgar Brozzetti, one of the last remaining traditional Meet the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise wooden frame hand-weaving workshops in the in Perugia. Discover the history of country. Later, we arrive in the ancient hilltop Italian hand-weaving during a private town of Assisi where we will dine in our hotel demonstration, and see how your visit tonight. (BB, DW) Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic helps preserve this traditional art form. Accommodation

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$107 per person. Treadright: See page 13 for details. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 tragic story of Pompeii takes centre 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 Amphitheatre, 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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome, Pompeii, Capri and Florence

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View the ancient sites in Rome ▶ the Benedictine Abbey in Cassino ▶ the Duomo in Florence ▶ the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica See the home of the d’Este family in Ferrara

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Rome ▶ Cassino ▶ Pompeii ▶ Amalfi Coast (Maiori) (3 Nights) d Today we pay homage at the Commonwealth War Cemetery to the thousands of brave souls whose final resting place was the battlefield of 10 Venice Orientation and At Leisure e d Monte Cassino and view the 6th century Abbey Glide through the bustling canals of Venice that was destroyed during World War II. We on board a private launch to experience the venture south, to a city frozen in time, joining extraordinary sights and sounds of this island a Small Group Sightseeing tour through the city. Experience first-hand the centuries-old craft excavations of Pompeii that yield the tragic story of glassmaking during an unforgettable Cultural of a once vibrant city engulfed by the eruption of Insight on the island of Giudecca, before arriving Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Wander down the stone at the gateway to the city, St. Mark’s Square. avenues past such sights as the Amphitheatre, Our love affair with Venice continues as we view Forum and Temple of Apollo. We arrive later at St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Bridge of our hotel on the iconic Mediterranean Amalfi Sighs, before enjoying a Farewell Dinner with our Coast where we’ll dine tonight. (BB, DW) Travel Director and newfound friends to toast to Hotel: San Pietro the delicious flavours of Italy. (BB, FD) Amalfi Coast At Leisure e 11 Depart Venice Today is yours to explore, perhaps join an For now our leisurely encounter with an Optional Experience to the beautiful cliff top extraordinary destination has come to an end. seaside villages of the Amalfi Coast – clamber up Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) 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) Amalfi Town and Isle of Capri Excursion e d This morning, we have free time to wander around the medieval town of Amalfi and its spectacular 11th century Romanesque Cathedral of Sant’Andrea, the campanile and convent of the Cappuccini. Later, we set sail to the

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glamorous Island of Capri, ascending to Capri Town by funiculare for a guided walking tour with 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 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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$100 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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Add a dash of ‘issimo’ to your love affair with Italy as you explore its captivating landscapes, culture, and the mouth-watering flavours that have inspired its residents to coin the phrase: “First we eat, then we do everything else...” Your Italian discovery made ever more delectable amidst the lemon scents of Sorrento, Renaissance romance in Florence and imposing Rome.

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

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION 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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Visit St. Peter’s Basilic a ▶ the Sistine Chapel ▶ Vatican Museum ▶ the Colosseum in Rome ▶ the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino ▶ the excavations at Pompeii ▶ St. Francis Basilica in Assisi ▶ picturesque Lake Como ▶ the medieval city of San Gimignano

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Isle of Capri

Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri ▶ private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice View the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino ▶ Juliet’s Balcony in Verona ▶ the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice ▶ the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan ▶ the Leaning Tower of Pisa ▶ the Duomo in Florence See the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Ciao Roma! Explore this imperial city of emperors and senators, gods and goddesses, before joining your companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Our introduction to the Eternal City is an evening orientation drive to view some of the sights which await you. (WR) Hotel: Una/Victoria

9 Lake Como Excursion d The glistening blue waters of Lake Como welcome us today, with free time to enjoy the lakeside lifestyle and beautiful scenery that has enchanted visitors for millennia. This evening we venture by private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner experience. (BB, BG) 10 Lake Maggiore ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence (2 Nights) The charm of Tuscany lures us across the forested Apennine Mountains, past Genoa to the famous city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we will enjoy an opportunity to view the Leaning Tower. Our next stop is Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri

3 Rome ▶  Cassino ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento 11 Florence Sightseeing e d (2 Nights) d Delve into the extravagant legacy of the de’ Today we pay tribute to the brave souls of the Medici in the company of a Local Specialist. The World War II Italian Campaign whose last resting elegant Duomo dominates the skyline as we visit place is the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite statues and Cassino. We view the Benedictine Abbey, which palazzi. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the featured as the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino beautiful skyline of Florence and the 400-year-old in 1944, before heading south to the wellPonte Vecchio from Piazzale Michelangelo. (BB) preserved ruins of Pompeii. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share details of the devastation 12 Florence ▶  San Gimignano ▶  Rome caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. This morning we visit the charming Tuscan (BB, DW) Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park hill town of San Gimignano, within whose colourful city walls are extraordinary examples 4 Isle of Capri Excursion d of medieval architecture and history. We head We cross the Bay of Naples today by ferry to the back to Rome this evening for a Farewell Dinner glamorous Isle of Capri where we will visit some spent in the company of newfound friends and of its landmark sights. Wander past the chic our Travel Director. (BB, FD) boutiques and pavement cafés in Capri Town Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we return to the mainland and enjoy a Cultural Insight into the intricate art of inlaid woodwork for which Sorrento is famous. (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 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 evening. (BB, DW) Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation 6 Assisi ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) d Fall in love with the Renaissance architecture and delicious flavours of Emiglia Romagna. The story of star-crossed lovers is celebrated later during our stop in the exquisite city of Verona, where we will admire Juliet’s Balcony, and the Roman arena, before arriving in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria Authentic Accommodation Please note: On certain departures Verona will be visited on Day 8 instead of Day 6. 7 Venice Orientation e d We venture to the island of Giudecca where talented tradesmen share their centuries-old glassmaking traditions in a Cultural Insight, before meandering through the domain of St. Mark to view the impressive square and Basilica that still bear his name. Our journey through Venice takes us past the opulent Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, before an afternoon at leisure. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$127 per person. * All prices are per person, twin 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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2 Rome Sightseeing e d The Holy See takes centre stage today as we join a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour in the fascinating Vatican Museums. Witness first-hand the masterpieces of Bramante and Michelangelo in a Cultural Insight, admiring the smooth, step-less staircase, the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel Experience and the marble masterpiece of Pietà, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica. We venture across the Tiber and into Ancient Rome to see the famous Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of celebrated chariot races. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city streets of Rome on your terms. (BB)

8 Venice ▶  Milan ▶  Lake Maggiore (2 Nights) Today we cross the lush green plains of Lombardy to sophisticated Milan, the global capital of design and fashion. An orientation tour takes us past the intricate Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria, before dinner is served tonight at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon

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From north to south, trace the Renaissance cities, lush countryside and ancient heritage of Italy’s historic centres of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. Enjoy a leisurely break on the Amalfi Coast, exploring its medieval cliff-side fishing villages, café culture on the seaside promenade of Amalfi and the flavours of the local limoncello while watching the world go by.

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12 nights Hotel accommodation 17 meals 12 hot buffet breakfasts 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) 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

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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THE ICONS City tour in Milan ▶ Venice ▶ Florence ▶ Pompeii ▶ Rome Visit the excavations at Pompeii ▶ St. Peter’s Basilica ▶ the Roman Colosseum

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CAPRI OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE available on Day 9

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Isle of Capri

Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan ▶ scenic Lake Como ▶ the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice ▶ Juliet’s Balcony in Verona ▶ the Duomo in Florence ▶ the ancient sites of Rome See the Roman Arena in Verona ▶ the Abbey at Cassino

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Arrive Milan ▶ Como (2 Nights) Chic Milan is our launch pad to the Lake District where we spend the first night of our At Leisure jaunt through Italy. After arriving in Como, unwind 10 Amalfi Coast (Maiori) ▶ Pompeii and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy a ▶ Rome (3 Nights) d leisurely stroll admiring the exquisite lakeside Discover the lost city of Pompeii buried under villas and gardens before meeting your travel volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD on a companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Small Group Sightseeing walking tour. En route Reception. (WR) Hotel: Barchetta Excelsior to the Eternal City of Rome, we enjoy views of the Milan Excursion d 6th century Benedictine Abbey in Cassino. (BB) The runways of Milan take centre stage today Hotel: Grand Tiberio as we head to the fashion capital of Italy. Join 11 Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure e d a Local Specialist to see the iconic sights We spend the morning in the Vatican City of this stylish city. View the exquisite Gothic with a Local Specialist , visiting the imposing architecture of the Duomo with its massive St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo’s stained glass windows, the ornate La Scala and sorrowful Pietà. Perhaps join an Optional neo-classical Galleria with its imposing iron- and Experience to the Vatican Museums and Sistine glass-domed roof. (BB) Chapel with its exquisite frescoed ceilings crafted Como ▶ Verona ▶ Venice (2 Nights) by Michelangelo. We cross the Tiber into Ancient Visit Verona to view Juliet’s Balcony and the Rome to see Circus Maximus, and visit the ancient Roman Arena, still in use today. Indulge impressive Colosseum. This afternoon we have in a leisurely cappuccino stop before meandering time to explore the city on our own terms. (BB) to Venice, where we will spend the next two 12 Rome At Leisure d nights. (BB, DW) Hotel: Quattro Fontane A full day at leisure to enjoy the passionate Venice Orientation and At Leisure d embrace of the city and its zesty locals. Spend Glide through the canals of Venice by private the day enjoying la dolce vita, or consider an launch visiting some of the jewels in the crown of Optional Experience to Tivoli, where you can the Queen of the Adriatic. We travel to Giudecca visit Villa d’Este and its magnificent Renaissance Island to enjoy a Cultural Insight into the gardens and exquisite fountains. This evening, centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassmaking we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound before admiring the profound beauty of the friends and your Travel Director before bidding Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica on bustling arrivederci to Rome. (BB, FD) St. Mark’s Square. (BB) 13 Depart Rome Venice ▶ Florence (2 Nights) Our unforgettable encounter with Italy comes From Venice, we cross the picturesque Apennine to an end today. Airport transfers are available. Mountains to Florence. Don’t forget to rub the Conditions apply. (BB) bronze snout of Il Porcellino to secure your return to Florence or perhaps join your Travel Director for a typical Florentine dinner in the heart of Chianti Hills. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure d This morning we join a Local Specialist on a leisurely walking tour to delve into the fascinating culture and history of Florence, venturing to the imposing Piazza del Duomo to view the multi-coloured marble Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite art and palazzi, and the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge. Follow in the footsteps of Dante up the Scalinata del Monte alle Croci to Piazzale Michelangelo for spectacular views of the city. Join your fellow travellers for an authentic Be My Guest dinner at a family owned property with stunning views over the Tuscan vineyards. (BB, BG)

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I was so relaxed...All my basic needs were met with a flair! Meals were delicious and regional. Spectacular! Connie, from USA, 2016

Amalfi Town and Isle of Capri Optional Experience Our first stop today is the charming town of Amalfi, perched perfectly within the dramatic coastal landscape. We see the 11th century Sant’Andrea cathedral at the heart of the town

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with its beautifully striped Byzantine façade and soak up the laidback atmosphere. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Isle of Capri and wander through the famous Piazzetta in Capri Town. (BB)

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BE MY GUEST Meet Signor Luciano on his Alberobello farm where you can taste seasonal produce, including fresh almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil, as well as enjoy a local stone masonry demonstration

CULTURAL INSIGHT

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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. Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and da Vinci at the Vatican Museums. Witness the exquisite craft s of inlaid wood in Sorrento and glassblowing on Murano Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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Visit St. Peter’s Basilica ▶ the Vatican Museums ▶ Sistine Chapel ▶ the Roman Colosseum ▶ the excavations at Pompeii ▶ St. Francis Basilica in Assisi Cruise to the Isle of Capri ▶ private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice ▶ cruise to the exclusive resort of Portofino View the ancient sites of Rome ▶ the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice ▶ the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan ▶ the Leaning Tower of Pisa ▶ Santa Croce Basilica ▶ the Duomo in Florence

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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

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1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Blaze a trail through la bella Italia – your epic journey begins in Rome, once the powerful capital of the world that is yours to explore before 11 Trento ▶  Milan ▶  Italian Lakes meeting your travel companions and Travel Travelling north, we arrive in the sophisticated Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation powerhouse of Milan and enjoy some free time drive. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s after an orientation of the city’s key sights. See 2 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time d e the exquisite Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera This morning we embark on an included House and the Galleria. We spend this afternoon sightseeing tour in the company of a Local on the quiet shores of Lake Maggiore. (BB, DW) Specialist, where we will see Michelangelo’s Hotel: Simplon 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. Margherita e 13 Santa This evening, we enjoy a delicious local dinner at 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 centre joining an Optional Experience to beautiful stage during our guided tour with a Local Porto Venere and the Bay of Poets where we’ll Specialist in the town of Alberobello, with its admire the seductive UNESCO-protected Cinque unique collection of almost 1,500 trulli dating Terre. (BB) back to the 14th 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 Travelling south through the unforgettable traditional masseria (farmhouse). (BB, BG) scenery of Tuscany, we arrive in Pisa to view 5 Alberobello ▶  Sorrento (2 Nights) its famous Leaning Tower before travelling The fresh aroma of lemons is your constant onwards to the Renaissance city of Florence. companion in the stunning coastal town of This afternoon is yours at leisure. (BB) Sorrento. View the bustling Piazza Tasso and Corso Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo Italia before spending the rest of the day exploring 15 Florence Sightseeing e d this magical town. (BB) Hotel: La Residenza Join a Local Specialist this morning to view 6 Isle of Capri Excursion d the city’s finest masterpieces – the magnificent The exquisite craft of inlaid wood is explored Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the 13th century this morning during a Cultural Insight at a local Santa Croce Basilica. We spend the rest of our Sorrento workshop before cruising the deep blue afternoon at leisure. (BB) waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the beautiful 16 Florence ▶  Rome ▶  Vatican Experience Isle of Capri. We enjoy a guided tour of Capri d Town. Tonight we dine at our hotel in Sorrento. We meander through the sprawling vineyards (BB, DW) of Chianti, past the hill-top towns of Umbria 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 centre of 8 Assisi ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (Murano) Christianity continues with a guided evening tour (2 Nights) of the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist, Celebrate the epic tale of Romeo and Juliet during including a visit to view Michelangelo’s this morning’s visit to the fair city of Verona where magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine you will view Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman Chapel when it is less crowded. (BB, FD) Arena. We venture north to the Adriatic coast this Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici afternoon to the intoxicating city of Venice. (BB) Hotel: LaGare Venezia MGallery 17 Depart Rome We say arrivederci to Rome and our newfound 9 Venice Orientation e d friends at the end of our Grand Italian The delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing Experience. Transfers are available. Conditions is celebrated during a Cultural Insight this apply. (BB) 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 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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$165 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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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 splendours 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 appetisers accompanied by local wine

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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo

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

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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 holiday. 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 theatre 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 centre 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

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

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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share.

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

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A full odyssey of Italy and Sicily, from the meandering calle of Venice to the Grecian remains of Agrigento. See the imperial monuments of Rome, the Romanesque architecture of Pisa and Venetian glassblowing on Giudecca Island. Travel through the heart of Italy to Pompeii, Naples and Sorrento before your Sicilian hop to Palermo, Taormina and the Valley of the Temples.

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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 Maria Marano’s wine farm at the foot of Mount Etna for a walking tour through the estate and cellars, and enjoy home-made appetisers 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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10 Agrigento ▶ Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (2 Nights) We travel through the vineyards of the southern hills towards the charming seaside resort of Taormina, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy spectacular vistas and a taste of la dolce vita in this quaint hillside town, enjoying free time on arrival. (BB) Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden

Rome Sightseeing e d We visit The Vatican this morning, joining an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist to see Michelangelo’s magnificent Pietà inside of St. Peter’s Basilica. Ancient Rome is our next stop. See the Circus Maximus and visit 11 Taormina e d Spend the day relaxing in this chic Sicilian Colosseum where gladiators and slaves fought to resort. Consider joining an Optional Experience their deaths. (BB) to Savoca, the village made famous by ‘The Rome ▶ Pisa ▶ Florence Godfather’, and Europe’s most active volcano, We venture north to the town of Pisa and visit Mount Etna. This evening, join your companions the Square of Miracles and the incredible for a special Be My Guest dinner in a vineyard on Leaning Tower that bears this city’s name. A the slopes of Mount Etna. (BB, BG) short drive takes us to Florence, the Cradle of the 12 Taormina (Giardini Naxos) ▶ Sorrento Renaissance, where we’ll spend the evening at (2 Nights) leisure. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo Today we cross the Straits of Messina to mainland Florence Sightseeing ▶ Venice (2 Nights) Italy by ferry, driving north through rustic Calabria ed via Salerno to our hotel in the charming town of The magnificent marble Duomo, Santa Croce Sorrento. (BB, DW) Hotel: La Residenza Basilica, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria 13 Isle of Capri Excursion d feature on our walking tour with a Local The exquisite craft of inlaid wood is explored Specialist through Florence’s grand boulevards today during a Cultural Insight in Sorrento and quaint cobblestone lanes. Spend some time before we cruise to the charming Isle of Capri shopping before leaving Florence for the island where we will enjoy a guided walking tour of city of Venice. (BB) Hotel: Le Boulevard Capri Town with a Local Specialist . (BB) Venice Orientation e d 14 Sorrento ▶ Rome ▶ Vatican Experience Embark on an orientation cruise by private d launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark’s Admire the dramatic coastline, driving north Square. See the ornate Doge’s Palace, from Sorrento to the Eternal City of Rome. St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Bridge of This afternoon, we gain priority access to the Sighs, before venturing to Giudecca Island Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will for a fascinating Cultural Insight into the take us on a fascinating guided tour. Admire centuries-old craft of glassblowing. The rest of the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine the afternoon is yours to explore more of the Chapel, pained by Michelangelo in 16th century sights. (BB) and join an off icial representative of the Venice ▶ Assisi d Vatican Museums for a private guided tour of We drive south through the golden fields of the Missionary Ethnological Museum, founded Umbria to the green heart of Italy, stopping at by Pope Pius XI in 1926, with its remarkable the mystical medieval hilltop town of Assisi. collection of artworks and historical relics Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the from missions all over the world. You’ll also town, which includes a visit to St. Francis Basilica enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the to view its magnificent frescoes. (BB, DW) museum in the midst of three centuries Hotel: Grand Hotel Assisi of art, history and antiquities. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici Assisi ▶ Cassino ▶ Pompeii ▶ Naples ▶ At Sea d 15 Depart Rome We pay homage to the thousands of brave souls For now it’s a fond Ciao Roma as we prepare who lost their lives during the Battle of Monte to depart for our journey home. Transfers are Cassino, stopping at the Commonwealth War available. Conditions apply. (BB) Cemetery en route to the tragic city of Pompeii. Join a Local Specialist to delve into the fascinating account of the excavations before travelling to Naples for your overnight cruise to Palermo, Sicily’s fiery capital. (BB)

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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.

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. Travelling 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. Continue your journey to Mondello fishing village before returning to Palermo this afternoon. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Palermo Centro

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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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10 Depart Athens Say goodbye to your fellow travellers 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)

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7 Igoumenitsa ▶  Meteora ▶  Kalambaka d Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Arrive early into the port of Igoumenitsa and Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Join your travel along the foothills of the Athamanika Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome mountains before arriving at the breathtaking Reception and evening orientation drive which UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of will take you to view the magnificent St. Peter’s Meteora. Visit two of the six monasteries built on Basilica. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Rome Sightseeing e d Hotel: Amalia/Grand Meteora/Meteora Hotel With a Local Specialist visit St. Peter’s Basilica and view Michelangelo’s Pietà. See the Circus 8 Kalambaka ▶  Delphi d Maximus where chariot races were held. Visit the Drive south towards Mount Parnassos and impressive Colosseum. (BB) Delphi, where we will stay overnight. Join a Local Specialist and see the site of the most Rome Sightseeing ▶  Florence d e important oracle in the classical world and This morning visit the Vatican Museums with a walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo Local Specialist. Experience a Cultural Insight where every four years athletes competed in the when you ascend Bramante’s smooth and Pythian Games. (BB) Hotel: Amalia step-less spiral staircase. Admire Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling when you visit the Sistine 9 Delphi ▶  Athens Sightseeing e d Chapel. Later, drive north to the Renaissance We depart the ‘navel of the earth’ this morning city of Florence in Tuscany. Tonight enjoy a Be and travel to Athens where we’ll discover My Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside. the city’s rich heritage during our morning (BB, BG) Hotel: Cosmopolitan Concept sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple Florence Sightseeing ▶  Venice (Mestre) of Zeus. Your choice of sightseeing includes a (2 Nights) d visit to the Acropolis to view the Parthenon Your Local Specialist reveals Florence’s rich or entry to the spectacular Acropolis Museum cultural heritage during your walking tour. containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian’s Visit Piazza della Signoria and view the marble Arch and the stadium where the first modern Duomo and the famous Baptistery, and the Olympics took place in 1896. Enjoy a Farewell Ponte Vecchio. Travel through the Apennines Dinner to celebrate the end of your trip. (BB, FD) and cross the Veneto plains to Venice. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

f MORE ABOUT YOUR 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. 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 holiday in Europe.

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

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share.

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) 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 US$1230 per person twin 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 holiday. 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

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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 travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick off your grand At Leisure exploration. (WR) Hotel: The Cumberland 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 centre 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 flavours 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 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, US$70 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All pric es are per person, twin 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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Leisurely 7 nights in vibrant London. Meander through Borough Market to see where locals have shopped for centuries

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Why not extend your holiday 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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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 Edinburgh

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Edinburgh

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Orientation of Bath ▶ Cardiff ▶ Liverpool ▶ York Visit Stonehenge ▶ the Roman Baths in Bath ▶ the Tudor town of Ludlow ▶ Gretna Green ▶ Edinburgh Castle ▶ Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

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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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4 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising 1 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Bath ▶  Cardiff medieval city of Edinburgh where you’ll join a Experience first-hand what’s “great” about Great Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing Britain on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks tour. Meander through the Old Town and view of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands Arthur’s Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, of England to bonnie Scotland. We kickstart for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of the Scots. Your choice of sightseeing could see London, heading west to the stone monoliths you visit either Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura at Stonehenge whose centuries-old myths have or Edinburgh Castle. Spend the rest of the day yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian exploring Auld Reekie’s charming cobblestone architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our streets, medieval relics and elegant Georgian visit to this famous spa town where we’ll see the and Gothic façades on your own or join your Abbey and visit the Roman baths before crossing Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales. the Royal Yacht Britannia. Soak up the irresistible Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the charm of the city and consider attending a lively Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and to see the Millennium Stadium and the medieval bagpipes this evening. (FB) Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city. Tonight, 5 Edinburgh ▶  Hadrian’s Wall ▶  York d we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire through Britain at a Welcome Reception with top at Hadrian’s Wall before crossing the River Tyne pub nosh. (WR) Hotel: Clayton and venturing south to the ancient cathedral 2 Cardiff ▶  Ludlow ▶  Liverpool city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman The charming half-timbered Tudor houses of times. Saunter along the famous Shambles and Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals market town with its medieval walls and historic in the world. This evening join a local family for castle. We meander north through the Shropshire hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked Be Hills and lush green Cheshire landscapes to the My Guest Farewell Dinner in their country home. bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the (FB, BG) Hotel: Novotel Centre ‘Fab Four’. Saunter through its edgy Scouse York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  London 6 streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club where Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare’s The Beatles once played on your evening at life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in leisure. (FB) Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway’s 3 Liverpool ▶  Lake District ▶  Gretna thatched cottage. We return to London this Green ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) evening where our memorable encounter with The enchanting views of Britain’s Lake District Britain’s icons comes to an end. (FB) provide a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive north to Scotland – views that inspired the centuries-old writings of such literary greats as William Wordsworth, who declared the village of Grasmere “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where “Blacksmith Priests” would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh – our home for the next two nights. If your visit coincides with the Edinburgh Festival, enjoy rousing performances at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo in the city’s striking castle grounds. (FB) Hotel: Leonardo Royal

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 Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 259. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. 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, US$57 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

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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

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city of Plymouth and view the Mayflower Steps from which brave pilgrims are said to have left English shores for an unknown new world. Discover lovely St. Ives, a popular retreat for artists, before enjoying views of St. Michael’s Mount with its 17th century castle which sits dramatically atop the tidal island near the seaside town of Penzance. We travel through the brooding landscape of Dartmoor National Park, stopping at a traditional pub for a memorable Farewell Dinner with our travel companions. (FB, FD)

3 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 lift 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

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1 London ▶  Windsor ▶  Bath ▶  Bristol (2 Nights) Leave the bright lights of the British capital behind and journey through lush landscapes to the historic market town of Windsor, enjoying free time to ramble through its quaint streets and visit the elegant 11th century castle. Journeying west, we arrive in the stately Georgian town of Bath whose beautiful Pulteney Bridge and 15th century Gothic Abbey, provide a picturesque backdrop for the Roman Baths 6 Exeter ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Salisbury from which the city takes its name. See the ▶  London steamy thermal pool of the ‘Great Bath’ before Visit the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge rise travelling to easy-going Bristol where we’ll enjoy up imposingly on Salisbury Plain this morning an orientation of the city including views of the and see them. Imagine a time when pagans and Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel’s SS Great druids would gather in their mysterious midst. Britain, the world’s first ocean-going luxury liner. We’ll visit the town of Salisbury, home to Britain’s (WR) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn City Centre tallest spire, before returning to London where 2 Longleat Stately Home and Lacock our memorable journey through Devon and Excursion d Cornwall comes to an end. (FB) Leaving trendy Bristol behind, we embark on a scenic drive through the English countryside arriving at Longleat Stately Home near Warminster for a fascinating Cultural Insight into English heritage. Delve into centuries of British tradition during a included guided tour of one of the country’s finest stately homes, 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 honeycoloured 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)

Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 259. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 262 for details.

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

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$57 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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.

Trevor, New Zealand, 2016

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4 Bideford ▶  Tintagel ▶  Exeter (2 Nights) d Tales of knights and medieval myths and legends take centre 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 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 centre of Exeter on your terms. (FB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Southgate

JoinTrafalgar The Churches Conservation Trust welcome you to enjoy a moving evening performance of Gregorian chants and choral music at St. Martin’s Church in Exeter. Discover how your visit supports church conservation.

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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

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 London ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  York Indulge your love of theatre and poetry this morning as we travel to romantic Stratford-uponAvon, made famous by its favourite 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 Centre 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-yearold Minster. Join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions this evening for a memorable Welcome Reception and delicious local pub fare. (WR) Hotel: Hotel 53 

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 6 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

on an Optional Experience to Rosslyn Chapel and delve into legends of the Knights Templar and Holy Grail. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit includes tickets to see the rousing performances at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle grounds. (FB)

4 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-YVrackie and Cairngorms National Park, before continuing through the picturesque landscapes to your hotel where you’ll dine tonight. (FB, D) Hotel: Highlander 5 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,

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2 York ▶  Durham ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) We venture north to the medieval riverside town 7 Liverpool ▶  Wye Valley ▶  Bristol Traverse the pretty Welsh countryside this of Durham, whose exquisite 11th century Durham morning and stop in an area of outstanding Cathedral sits imposingly alongside Durham natural beauty – the Wye Valley, with its Castle watching over the charming medieval characteristic limestone gorge scenery and streets below. We cross what was once the dense woodlands. View the spectacular ruins of northern frontier of the Roman Empire, Hadrian’s the world-famous Cistercian abbey in Tintern Wall, before enjoying a scenic drive through the before arriving in Bristol to see the Clifton breathtaking landscapes of Northumberland Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain, the National Park. Admire spectacular views of the world’s first ocean-going luxury liner. As the windswept Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish curtain comes down on a memorable journey border, stopping to admire the 12th century through England and Scotland, we enjoy a ruins of Jedburgh Abbey en route to alluring memorable Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant Edinburgh. (FB) Hotel: Leonardo Royal with our Travel Director and newfound friends. 3 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d (FB, FD) Hotel: Mercure Holland House Fall in love with the enchanting city of Edinburgh Bristol ▶  Bath ▶  Stonehenge ▶  London 8 today as we join a Local Specialist for a fascinating Journeying back to London, we visit the discovery of its medieval streets. Ramble up the UNESCO-listed city of Bath to admire its elegant Royal Mile and enjoy astounding views of the Palace Georgian façades and the Roman baths from of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. Your which the city takes its name. Emerging from choice of sightseeing will see you visit Edinburgh’s the Salisbury Plain, the imposing monoliths of Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle, perched Stonehenge are our final stop before continuing atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend some through the lush Wiltshire and Hampshire time at leisure this afternoon ambling through landscapes to London, where our amazing Edinburgh’s charming cobblestone streets and holiday comes to an end. (FB) admiring medieval relics, or join your Travel Director

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 259. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. 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, US$76 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share.

We loved our tour of Great Britain and it was made so great because of the quality of the Travel Director, Coach Driver, coach, accommodations and all the wonderful sites that we enjoyed visiting. We would never have done such an extensive tour on our own.

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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 travellers for a memorable Kick-off bash. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Kings Cross 2

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US$400 p.p. f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 262 for details. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 7am and 9am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$92 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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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 travelling 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 ACCOMMODATION Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Bath ▶  Exeter (2 Nights) The rolling green and golden landscapes of rural Wiltshire provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive to the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge before travelling 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. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Southgate 2 Exeter ▶  Excursion to Plymouth, Polperro, Dartmoor and Buckfast Abbey d Our first stop today is in the ancient port city of Plymouth where you’ll delve into the history of the brave Pilgrim Fathers who set sail for an unknown New World from its shores. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound and consider taking an optional cruise around the dramatic coastline. We take a step back in time at our next stop, the quaint fishing village and artists’ retreat of Polperro, set within a picturesque harbour. Journeying along the brooding moorland of Dartmoor, we arrive at Buckfast Abbey for a Cultural Insight into how Benedictine monks have lived and prayed for nearly 1,000 years. (FB)

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9 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Ramble up the Royal Mile today and see the iconic sights of one of Britain’s most beguiling cities. The elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the Scottish Parliament feature on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Your choice of sightseeing could see you visit the Edinburgh Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle perched dramatically on Castle Rock above the city. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in 4 Cardiff ▶  Ludlow ▶  Chester ▶  Liverpool the New Town and amble through the hidden d passages of the Old Town before enjoying Tudor history is explored this morning as we visit an evening at leisure soaking up the cosy the historic towns of Ludlow and Chester. Join atmosphere. Consider an Optional Experience your Travel Director for an orientation walk past including traditional song, dance and Scottish these famous Tudor Rows and enjoy views of fare. (FB) Chester’s medieval city walls and red sandstone 10 Edinburgh ▶  Alnwick ▶  York Cathedral. The haunt of the ‘Fab Four’ is our We travel to the medieval market town of Alnwick final stop today. Join a Local Specialist to gain this morning where we’ll see the impressive insight into Liverpool’s Beatles’ history. (FB) castle home to the Duke of Northumberland Hotel: Jurys Inn and the Tenantry Column. Meander through 5 Liverpool ▶  Lake District ▶  Glasgow Northumberland to the cathedral city of Rolling Lancashire pastures give way to the York, where we will enjoy an orientation walk breathtaking Lake District, whose beautiful along its cobblestone Shambles, and see the scenery has inspired poets and writers for inspiring Minster with its ‘heart of Yorkshire’. We centuries. We travel along the shores of Lake enjoy a final Farewell Dinner together to bring Windermere, the largest lake in England to our memorable journey to a close. (FB, FD) Grasmere, where William Wordsworth was Hotel: Hotel 53  laid to rest at St. Oswald’s Church. Standing at 11 York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  London the threshold of the ‘Marriage Anvil’ in Gretna Shakespeare’s legacy and life are celebrated in Green, we see where many an eloping couple his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon which has tied the knot. We arrive in Glasgow later we will have an opportunity to visit today on for an orientation tour including views of the our return to London. Later, we travel back to Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the London where our amazing holiday comes to an River Clyde, the former heart of the shipbuilding end. (FB) industry. Warm Scottish hospitality and hearty

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3 Exeter ▶  Glastonbury ▶  Cardiff d Enjoy a picturesque drive through the pretty Devon and Somerset countryside to mystical Glastonbury where we’ll see the ruined Abbey. Later, we enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch with the Dyer family on their 15th century dairy farm in Somerset before continuing to Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Explore the proud heritage of the Welsh during your orientation tour before checking in at your hotel. (FB, BG) Hotel: Holiday Inn City Centre

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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 Accommodation/Highlander

Your London Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank For rates and full details please see page 259. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. 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, US$105 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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.

flavours are ours to enjoy this evening during a Regional Meal in a local restaurant. (FB, RM) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

6 Glasgow ▶  Glencoe ▶  Fort William ▶  Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) Journey along Loch Lomond whose bonnie banks were immortalised in the well-known Scottish song. We arrive in the Glencoe and remember the 1692 massacre that led this place to be

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Go beyond the ‘great’ and see the best of Britain and Ireland on one trip, starting your tale of two islands in London and exploring such city gems as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff. Explore the countryside travelling through the Yorkshire Dales and the rugged Ayrshire Coast, before saddling up for a visit to the Irish National Stud Farm.

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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 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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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City tour in Edinburgh ▶ Belfast ▶ Dublin Orientation of York ▶ Glasgow ▶ Cardiff ▶ Bath

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 London ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶   York ▶  Harrogate Delve into centuries of history today – tales of star-crossed lovers, tragic kings and Roman emperors are brought to life as we visit Stratford-upon-Avon and follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare. Visit his Birthplace and Visitor Centre before embarking on a scenic drive north to the Viking city of York where we’ll enjoy an orientation walk around its historic streets. View the quaint cobbled Shambles, see the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. This evening we indulge in traditional pub grub at a memorable Welcome Reception in the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, our home for tonight. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

6 Dublin ▶  Kildare ▶  Kilkenny ▶  Waterford d Fascinating Irish heritage and tradition are explored this morning as we gain a Cultural Insight into rearing world-class thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm established in 1946. Enjoy a guided walk through the farm and take some time to stroll through its tranquil Japanese Gardens, regarded as the best in Europe. Admire the imposing medieval castle at Kilkenny before some free time in this charming city for lunch. Our next stop sees us enjoying a Cultural Insight into the delicate craft of Waterford Crystal. We’ll watch master craftsmen at work during a tour of the workshop and see the exquisitely crafted pieces in the showroom. (FB) Hotel: Marina 7 Waterford ▶  Cardiff d Cross the Irish Sea to Wales by ferry and continue your journey to the Welsh capital of Cardiff to view the Millennium Centre, National Assembly and historic Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city. This evening join a local Welsh family in the idyllic Welsh countryside for a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. (FB, BG) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

8 Cardiff ▶  Bath ▶  Stonehenge ▶  London Traversing the Severn Estuary into England, we arrive in the glorious UNESCO-listed Bath with its elegant Georgian façades and world-famous Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. Journeying across the picture-perfect landscapes of Wiltshire, we visit the mysterious monolithic stone circle at Stonehenge, whose myths and mysteries have yet to be fully 3 Edinburgh Excursion d revealed, returning to London later where our From the cultural capital of Glasgow to beguiling memorable holiday in Britain and Ireland comes Edinburgh with its exquisite medieval façades, our to an end. (FB) encounter with Scotland will see us join a Local Specialist for a memorable sightseeing tour, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. 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) 4 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 5 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 colourful street performers or

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Loved it!! The trip was very well put together, covered a lot of the country and covered it well.

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2 Harrogate ▶  Lake District ▶  Gretna Green ▶  Glasgow (2 Nights) Stunning landscapes dotted with quaint stone villages offer a picturesque backdrop for our drive around the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the beautiful Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries. We meander past England’s pretty Lake Windermere to Grasmere, described by William Wordsworth as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. View the grave of this famous Romantic poet at St. Oswald’s Church before crossing the border to the runaway wedding capital of Greta Green, where eloping couples would tie the knot over the Marriage Anvil. We arrive in Glasgow this evening where we will enjoy an orientation tour with views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square lined with statues of some of Great Britain’s most celebrated sons. (FB) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

consider visiting the Old Jameson Distillery. This evening join an Optional Experience to a rousing Irish cabaret performance. (FB)

Your London Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank For rates and full details please see page 259. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. 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, US$76 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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.

Roger, from USA, 2016

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Inspiring tales of ancient history, monuments and magical landscapes, world-famous poets and writers. Travel through England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to write your own story that will surely feature a Blarney Stone kiss, swig or two of Guinness and romance rediscovered in the Lake District followed by a fitting Shakespearean ending in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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11 nights Hotel accommodation 16 meals 11 full breakfasts 5 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 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 Dublin and Edinburgh

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Dublin ▶ Edinburgh Orientation of Bath ▶ Cardiff ▶ Chester ▶ York ▶ Oxford

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Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge ▶ the Roman Baths in Bath ▶ the Waterford Crystal Showroom ▶ Blarney Castle to kiss the stone ▶ the Rock of Cashel ▶ the town of Gretna Green ▶ Edinburgh Castle ▶ medieval Alnwick ▶ Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

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View the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts’ Alnwick Castle ▶ York Minster ▶ Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage ▶ Sir Winston Churchill’s grave at Bladon

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Bath ▶  Cardiff Ponder the unsolved mysteries of the ancient monoliths of Stonehenge this morning, as we drive west to Bath with its elegant Georgian façades and the Roman Baths. Crossing the Severn Estuary to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, we view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay, before seeing the Millennium Stadium and historic Cardiff Castle during our orientation of the city. Enjoy warm hospitality and traditional Welsh pub fare and drinks this evening at a rousing Welcome Reception with your travel companions and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll’s Gap with its panoramic views. (FB)

11 York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon We visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon today to see where the ‘Avon Bard’ was born and raised. View 5 Kenmare ▶  Cashel ▶  Dublin Sightseeing Anne Hathaway’s picturesque thatched cottage (2 Nights) d before we tread in the footsteps of this legendary Celtic art and history take centre stage this writer, enjoying some free time in this quaint morning as we visit the Rock of Cashel in County town. This evening we join our fellow travellers Tipperary, the seat of Irish kings for centuries. and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. Perched atop a limestone outcrop in the Golden (FB, FD) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Vale, the historic ruins house one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval 12 Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  Bladon architecture in Europe. We arrive this afternoon ▶  Oxford ▶  London in Dublin, where we will join our Local Specialist Journey to the picturesque Cotswolds this for a sightseeing tour to see Trinity College, morning to the charming little churchyard at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the stately Georgian Bladon where Sir Winston Churchill’s grave. Squares. This evening, consider joining an Arriving in Oxford, we’ll enjoy an orientation tour Optional Experience to enjoy the rousing sounds of the city to view the Radcliffe Camera and the of an Irish cabaret. (FB) Hotel: Ballsbridge Bodleian Library and see the famous colleges that make up the university. We return to London 6 Dublin e this afternoon and bid a fond farewell to our Your choice of sightseeing this morning could see Travel Director and newfound friends at the end you beat the crowds and explore the Guinness of a wonderful holiday. (FB) 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 the day is yours to soak up the cosy atmosphere of the Irish capital. (FB)

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3 Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. See page 75 for further details. 5 Marked departures may stay in Leeds instead of York. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Your London Hotel: Park Plaza County Hall For rates and full details please see page 259. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. 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, US$115 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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7 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

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9 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d 2 Cardiff ▶  Waterford Join a Local Specialist this morning for a Enjoy a full day at leisure in this modern capital. memorable sightseeing tour of this captivating We cross the Irish Sea by ferry to the Emerald Isle capital, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, and travel to historic Waterford where we’ll dine perched high above the city on Castle Rock. in our hotel tonight. (FB, D) Hotel: Marina See Auld Reekie’s quaint Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of 3 Waterford ▶  Blarney ▶  Kenmare Arthur’s Seat, and admire the Georgian façades (2 Nights) d in Edinburgh’s New Town. During the Edinburgh Watch the master craftsmen of the renowned Festival, tickets to the performance at the House of Waterford Crystal during a Cultural Edinburgh Tattoo are included. (FB) Insight. Then kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ before crossing the Kerry 10 Edinburgh ▶  Alnwick ▶  York Mountains to the colourful town of Kenmare. We venture south to the medieval market This evening, we enjoy an unforgettable Be My town of Alnwick with its impressive castle and Guest dinner with the O’Sullivan family and Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion their Kerry cows at Molly Gallivan’s 200-year-old sits imposingly overlooking the town’s beautiful cottage. (FB, BG) Hotel: Kenmare Bay gardens. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you travel to York where you’ll walk through the 4 Ring of Kerry Excursion charming Shambles, see the medieval walls and Today we experience the enduring beauty of York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in Ireland’s most scenic coastal drive around the world. (FB) Hotel: Hotel 53  the Iveragh Peninsula. See Daniel O’Connell’s

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8 Liverpool ▶  Lake District ▶  Gretna Green ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) The beautiful landscape that inspired Romantic poets provides a mesmerising backdrop for our scenic drive from the lush green hills of Lancashire to the Lake District. Meandering along the shores of Windermere, England’s largest lake, we arrive in Grasmere, where William Wordsworth was said to have been inspired to write his famous poem ‘Daffodils’. View the grave of this celebrated poet at St. Oswald’s Church, then cross the Scottish border and visit the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green. This evening, we arrive in beguiling Edinburgh, where we’ll spend the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Apex

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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.

THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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15 nights Hotel accommodation 22 meals 15 full breakfasts 1 lunch (Be My Guest) 6 dinners 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 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 ACCOMMODATION 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 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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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 London ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  York Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratfordupon-Avon, before arriving in York to see the magnificent York Minster. This evening, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a delicious Yorkshire dinner in our hotel. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Centre 2 York ▶  Jedburgh ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) Journey through the Northumberland National Park, via Jedburgh Abbey to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle are included. (FB) Hotel: Leonardo Royal

9 Dublin Sightseeing e d Larger than life, the tiny capital of Dublin is ours to explore this morning as we delve into the city’s iconic sights with a Local Specialist. See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares, before visiting the Guinness Storehouse to find out about Ireland’s famous brew and the man whose flowery red signature still appears on every bottle. The rest of the day is yours to soak up the charming atmosphere on your terms. Consider an Optional Experience at an Irish Cabaret for an unforgettable evening spent in good company. (FB) 10 Dublin ▶  Galway ▶  Limerick Journey to the West Coast and the vibrant cultural city of Galway where you will have an opportunity to view Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square before continuing to Limerick. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills

Highland Excursion 13 Wexford ▶  Cardiff We pass the Glenfinnan Monument erected to We cross the Irish Sea to Wales and its capital, commemorate the site where the 1745 Jacobite Cardiff, where we will see the Millennium Rising began. We cross the sea by ferry to the Isle Stadium and view the Millennium Centre, of Skye, driving up the Sleat Peninsula before National Assembly and Victorian fantasy crossing over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city. (FB) Donan Castle and Culloden battlefield. (FB, D) Hotel: Clayton

6 Scottish Highlands ▶  Glencoe ▶  Loch 14 Cardiff ▶  Bath ▶  Glastonbury Lomond ▶  Glasgow d ▶  Plymouth (2 Nights) Our first stop today is at the World War II Traverse the Severn Estuary to Bath and visit Commando Memorial near Fort William for its Roman Baths before spending some time breathtaking views of Britain’s highest mountain, at leisure to explore the city. We wind our way Ben Nevis. Continuing south through the ‘Glen to mystical Glastonbury to visit the 7th century of the Weeping’. Arriving in Glasgow, we enjoy an Abbey. (FB) Hotel: Copthorne orientation tour including views of the Cathedral 15 Polperro and Dartmoor Excursion and magnificent George Square. We’ll also visit View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, where the Necropolis for a Cultural Insight into one brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage of Europe’s most important 19th century burial to America. Visit the quaint fishing village of grounds. (FB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Polperro before enjoying a scenic drive through 7 Glasgow ▶  Lake District ▶  Liverpool d the brooding landscapes of Dartmoor. This Enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch with Farmer evening, we join our travel companions and John and his wife Christine on their Cumbrian Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner. working farm. We continue our journey through (FB, FD) the beautiful Lake District landscapes that have ▶  Stonehenge ▶  London 16 Plymouth inspired poets and painters for centuries. See Visit the mystical ancient monoliths of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, before Stonehenge before journeying back to London travelling to Liverpool. (FB, BG) this afternoon where our unforgettable journey Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower comes to an end. (FB) 8 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 flavours during a Regional Meal at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. (FB, RM) Hotel: Ballsbridge d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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3 Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. See page 75 for further details.

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

3 Edinburgh Sightseeing d e Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour through Auld Leekie’s elegant 11 Limerick ▶  Ring of Kerry ▶  Cork New Town, Princes Street and the Royal Mile, Admire Ireland’s enduring scenic beauty on one enjoying views of the exquisite Palace of of the most beautiful drives in the world. Circling Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat. Embark on a the spectacular Ring of Kerry, we see mountains, guided visit of Edinburgh Castle and consider a valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape traditional Scottish night out this evening soaking that has inspired writers and poets for centuries. up the aromas of haggis and the exhilarating (FB, D) Hotel: Maldron sounds of bagpipes that fill the air. (FB) 12 Cork ▶  Blarney ▶  Cobh ▶  Waterford 4 Edinburgh ▶  St. Andrews ▶  Pitlochry ▶  Wexford d ▶  Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) d In the pursuit of acquiring the ‘gift of the gab’, we Today we travel across the Firth of Forth to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient Stone before stopping in picturesque Cobh for university and explore centuries of golf heritage. a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This Our next stop is the charming Scottish village charming seaside city was the final port of call of Pitlochry on the banks of the River Tummel. for the tragic Titanic on its fateful voyage. This Consider an Optional Experience to visit Blair afternoon we visit the House of Waterford Crystal Castle, the ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. and watch talented master craftsmen at work (FB, D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore Authentic during a Cultural Insight tour of their workshop Accommodation and admire the delicately crafted pieces on display. (FB) Hotel: Maldron 5 Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Your London Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank For rates and full details please see page 259. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. 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, US$153 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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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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19 nights Hotel accommodation 29 meals 19 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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City tour in 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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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Salisbury ▶  Plymouth (2 Nights) The mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge are our first stop before travelling to the historic naval port of Plymouth in Devon. (WR) Hotel: Copthorne 2 Cornish Excursion Enjoy an orientation tour and see the Royal Citadel and Mayflower Steps. Follow the Cornish peninsula to the artists’ retreat of St. Ives and view St. Michael’s Mount with its 17th hilltop century castle. (FB)

12 Dublin ▶  Chester ▶  Liverpool d Cross the Irish Sea and continue to the ancient town of Chester where your orientation tour will take you past 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 13 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

11 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)

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3 Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh during these dates. See page 75 for further details. 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.

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3 Plymouth ▶  Bath ▶  Cardiff Arriving in Bath, we admire the city’s elegant 14 Lake District ▶  Gretna Green Georgian façades and ancient Roman Baths before ▶ Glasgow meandering to the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff. The runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green is (FB) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre our first stop today before arriving in Glasgow for an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral 4 Cardiff ▶  Waterford and magnificent George Square. This evening, Explore Cardiff’s iconic sights – the Millennium we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal at a local Stadium, Millennium Centre and Victorian restaurant. (FB, RM) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn fantasy Cardiff Castle at its heart. We cross the Irish Sea to Waterford, dining in our hotel this 15 Glasgow ▶  Glencoe ▶  Isle of Skye evening. (FB, D) Hotel: Fitzwilton/Marina Journey past the site of the tragic 1692 massacre at Glencoe and see Britain’s highest mountain 5 Waterford ▶  Blarney ▶  Co. Kerry – Ben Nevis. We’ll view the 13th century Eilean (2 Nights) d Donan Castle before travelling to the Isle of Skye. Our first stop today is at the House of Waterford (FB, D) Hotel: Dunollie/Kings Arms Crystal where we will enjoy a fascinating Cultural Insight demonstration with master 16 Isle of Skye ▶  Loch Ness ▶  Culloden craftsmen. We kiss the Blarney Stone, before ▶ Scottish Highlands crossing the Kerry Mountains to colourful Meander through the scenic Scottish Highlands Kenmare. (FB) Hotel: Kenmare Bay/The Ashe via Glen Shiel and along the banks of Loch Ness. View the site of the bloody Battle of Culloden. 6 Ring of Kerry Excursion (FB, D) Hotel: Highlander/Carrbridge Ireland’s enduring natural beauty is our welcome companion today as we circle the enchanting 17 Scottish Highlands ▶  Pitlochry Ring of Kerry. (FB, D) ▶ St. Andrews ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) We stop in Pitlochry before travelling to 7 Co. Kerry ▶  Limerick ▶  Cliffs of Moher St. Andrews. Then cross the Firth of Forth to the ▶  Galway enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh. During En route to Galway, we stop in Limerick and the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh view St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle are included. (FB) King John’s Castle. We’ll visit the magnificent Hotel: Leonardo Royal/Holiday Inn Cliffs of Moher, before arriving in Galway. (FB, D) Hotel: Connacht/Maldron 18 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour 8 Galway ▶  Co. Donegal including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking This morning see the great stone Galway the town from Castle Rock. See the quaint Royal Cathedral and stroll through Eyre Square. Travel Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and new Scottish to Donegal to see its 15th century castle. (FB, D) Parliament building. (FB) Hotel: Central/Ballina 19 Edinburgh ▶  Alnwick ▶  York d 9 Co. Donegal ▶  Londonderry ▶  Giant’s Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick Causeway ▶  Belfast Orientation d before stopping in York where we’ll embark We cross into Northern Ireland, stopping in on an orientation walk along the picturesque Londonderry to meander along its 17th century Shambles and to the York Minster. This evening city walls with a Local Specialist. The mythical we enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at stepping stones of Giant’s Causeway are our next a grand private home of a Yorkshire family. stop en route to Belfast where we’ll enjoy an (FB, BG) Hotel: Novotel Centre/Hotel 53  orientation tour. (FB) Hotel: Stormont 20 York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  London 10 Belfast ▶  Dublin (2 Nights) d The ‘Bard of Avon’ and his legacy take centre We spend the morning with a Local Specialist stage as we travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view ‘Cabbie’ who will take us on a journey through Anne Hathaway’s picturesque thatched cottage the recent history of Belfast in their Black Cab. and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Heading south to Dublin later, we see St. Patrick’s Centre before heading back to London. (FB) Cathedral and other iconic sights in the company of a Local Specialist. Tonight consider an Optional Experience at a traditional Irish Cabaret performance. (FB) Hotel: Mespil/Ballsbridge

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

Your London Hotel: Cumberland/Park Plaza Riverbank For rates and full details please see page 259. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Treadright: See page 13 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$191 per person. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

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.

THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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5 nights Hotel accommodation 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

THE ICONS City tour in Dublin and Titanic Tour in Cobh Orientation of Waterford ▶ Cork ▶ Killarney

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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 travellers slán abhaile as our memorable holiday 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 utilise this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Dublin will be at the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport at approximately 4pm depending on traffic.

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

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) 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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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP This trip will be operated in conjunction with our sister company and Celtic Specialists – Brendan Vacations. 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.

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

ADD AN EXTRA NIGHT IN DUBLIN Arrive in Dublin a day or two prior to the start of your Guided Holiday and begin exploring this exciting city on your own. Ask your Trafalgar Specialist for details and prices.

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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.

THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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6 nights Hotel accommodation 9 meals 6 full breakfasts 3 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown (including ferry) 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 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

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Dublin Orientation of Galway ▶ Limerick ▶ Waterford

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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 travellers for a traditional Irish pub experience that will kickstart your holiday in style. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge

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

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7am, 9am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$68 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share.

6 Waterford ▶  New Ross ▶  Co. Wicklow ▶  Dublin d Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of crafting fine glass at the House of Waterford Crystal where we’ll watch the talented 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

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5 Killarney ▶  Blarney ▶  Youghal ▶  Waterford Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to the colourful 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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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 colourful 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)

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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 colourful 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 19th 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

John F. Kennedy who travelled 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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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

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THE ICONS City tour in Dublin ▶ walking tour in Westport

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Travelling 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

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 7 Kilkenny ▶  Dublin and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A special Welcome Visit Kilkenny Castle, an Anglo-Norman mansion Reception this evening sees us enjoying a fun that sits majestically over the River Nore. In the night out at a classic public house in the city. castle basement, you’ll find the Butler Gallery, Admire the authentic Victorian bar and walk up one of Ireland’s most important art galleries the original staircase from Trinity College, which outside of Dublin. Returning to the Irish capital, was featured in the Michael Caine film ‘Educating we’ll visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Rita’. (WR) Hotel: Roganstown said to be the world’s most famous medieval 2 Dublin ▶  Strokestown ▶  Enniscrone d manuscript. All that’s left to say is a rousing Journeying through the lush green countryside, sláinte or two while we enjoy a memorable we stop at Strokestown Park House, a Farewell Dinner at EPIC The Irish Emigration th magnificent 18 century mansion preserved Museum, marking the end of a magnificent with its original furnishings and fabrics. In its journey through the Emerald Isle. (FB, FD) old stables, we experience a Cultural Insight Hotel: Ballsbridge at the Irish Famine Museum where we will delve 8 Depart Dublin into the stories of the 1840s famine and see the It’s time to close the chapter on an unforgettable haunting pleas of starving tenants on the estate Irish holiday. We bid our newfound friends and and the response they received. We leave the Travel Director a fond farewell. Transfers are fascinating historical evidence of the potato available. Conditions apply. (FB) famine behind and continue onto the town of Enniscrone. (FB, D) Hotel: Diamond Coast

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

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)

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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

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP This trip will be operated in conjunction with our sister company and Celtic Specialists – Brendan Vacations. Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7am, 9am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$78 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details.

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

* All prices are per person, twin 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.

ADD AN EXTRA NIGHT IN DUBLIN Arrive to Dublin a day or two prior to the start of your Guided Holiday and begin exploring this exciting city on your own. Ask your Trafalgar Specialist for accommodation and private transfer prices.

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 ▶  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 jewellery. d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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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 where we’ll have a rare opportunity to see the foaling unit, museum and of course the magnificent 8 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 Accommodation 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 Accommodation 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 accommodation 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 our hotel this evening is the ancestral home of the Tenison family and legendary Colonel

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 ACCOMMODATION The Malton, Town Centre, Killarney Unlimited, free rail travel for Lord Kenmore was the clincher to acquire the land needed for this Authentic Accommodation built over 160 years ago. Its prime central position next to the train station, and marvellous Victorian features have ensured enduring popularity. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Co. Galway This Authentic Accommodation, 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 Accommodation that prides itself on its royal roots.

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King Tenison. Wander through the grand halls and admire the luxurious furnishings of Kilronan Castle Hotel – an up-close encounter with royal heritage. A leisurely afternoon could see you take a luxurious relaxing cruise on the River Shannon. (FB, BG) Hotel: Kilronan Castle Authentic Accommodation

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP This trip will be operated in conjunction with our sister company and Celtic Specialists – Brendan Vacations. Group Size: Itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7am, 9am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$78 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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Loved the Yeats “Be My Guest” experience! Also loved the castle accommodations.Very special places!

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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 part 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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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 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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin

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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 centre 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 travellers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge 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 splendour” 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 flavours in the Old Kitchens of this stately 16th century home. (FB, BG, D) 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

4 Ring of Kerry Excursion 10 Depart Dublin Ireland’s breathtaking Ring of Kerry takes After a hearty Irish breakfast, we bid our Travel centre stage today as we embark on a scenic Director and fellow travellers a fond farewell as drive past its mountains, lakes and lush green our Irish holiday comes to an end. Transfers are countryside – unquestionably one of the most available. Conditions apply. (FB) magical and varied places in Ireland. We’ll see 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 MAKE A DIFFERENCE Ireland to receive electricity. (FB) 5 Co.Kerry ▶  Adare ▶  Bunratty ▶  Limerick Meandering through the windswept countryside with rugged landscapes, we arrive in Adare, one 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 the 18th and 19th centuries during an included visit this afternoon to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, before continuing to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Radisson/Greenhills

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9 Sligo ▶  Dublin Meandering south to Dublin, we enjoy some free 3 Waterford ▶  Youghal ▶  Blarney time to enjoy the village atmosphere of this lively ▶  Co. Kerry (2 Nights) multicultural city. Walk down Grafton street Journey via the historic seaport town of Youghal, and admire the colourful street performers, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh, and pursue stroll along the Liffey and cross the Ha’penny the ‘gift of the gab’ at Blarney Castle where Bridge. This evening, we close the chapter on an you’ll have a chance to kiss the famous stone. epic journey through Ireland, joining our fellow Arrive in Co. Kerry for a two night stay. (FB, D) travellers for a memorable Farewell Dinner. Hotel: Killarney Towers/Manor West Tralee (FB, FD) Hotel: Clayton

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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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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 ACCOMMODATION 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-coloured stone has been crafted into jewellery and figurines for generations

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an evening at leisure to discover its sights, sounds and flavours. (FB, BG) Hotel: The Kingsley

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)

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 Accommodation is owned and operated by our sister company, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

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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 immortalised 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 Galway ▶  Ashford Castle (Cong) d 8 to get to know your fellow travellers. (WR) Enjoy a regal encounter with Ireland today. Hotel: Clayton Ballsbridge Board ‘The Isle of Innisfree’ for an exclusive 2 Dublin Sightseeing e d cruise on shimmering Lough Corrib. Captain Lyrics and legends await this morning as we join Patrick, Ashford Castle’s Local Specialist, will a Local Specialist on a fascinating city tour to share his local knowledge as you glide through visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Jonathan its peaceful waters. Disembarking, a lone piper Swift was once installed as Dean. We admire will escort you over the drawbridge to Ashford the colourful doorways in the stately Georgian Castle where tonight you will dine as lords and Squares and stroll along the cobbled courtyard ladies at an elegant royal dining experience of Trinity College to see the ornate Book of Kells. (gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to soak up (FB, D) Hotel: Ashford Castle Authentic the charisma of this city. Wander along Grafton Accommodation Street and see its lively performers, stop for a 9 Cong ▶  Dublin pint of the ‘Black Stuff’ in Temple Bar or relax in Indulge in the sumptuous surrounds of Ashford the ‘Playground of Dublin’, Phoenix Park. (FB) Castle. Stroll around its exquisite estate and 3 Dublin ▶  Co. Kilkenny ▶  Cork d admire its lavish interiors before you return to We leave the bright lights and warm hospitality Dublin. Spend the rest of the afternoon delving of Dublin behind for County Kilkenny where into the centuries-old history of the Irish capital we delve into the history of a ‘lost’ medieval and its old-world charm. This evening, it’s time town – Newtown Jerpoint. Take a step back in to reminisce over shared memories at a delicious time to the 12th century and wander through its Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, FD) remains that are said to be the final resting place Hotel: Ballsbridge of St. Nicholas, before joining the O’Connells 10 Depart Dublin at their home, Belmore House. Embrace the As the curtain falls on a memorable journey with peaceful rural setting – the perfect backdrop to new friends, we say a fond slán go fóill to Dublin a traditional Irish Be My Guest lunch. Inspired and the Emerald Isle. Transfers are available. by Irish food and the warmth of the locals, we Conditions apply. (FB) continue south to the lively city of Cork, enjoying

This trip will be operated in conjunction with our sister company and Celtic Specialists – Brendan Vacations. 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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.

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

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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 Centre, 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 1 Arrive Dublin and Afternoon See the imposing sheer Cliffs of Moher rise up Sightseeing d 700 feet from the pounding sea below and learn Embrace your playful side and indulge in about the history of these natural phenomena the allure of the lively Irish capital – a small with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. We city with a lot of heart and yours to explore join Oonagh and scavenge for ingredients that before meeting your Travel Director and fellow will be used to create our unique Be My Guest travellers this afternoon for a sightseeing tour lunch at the O’Brien’s homely Barrtra Seafood with your Local Specialist. View St. Patrick’s restaurant along the world famous Wild Atlantic Cathedral, the stately Georgian Squares and Way. Enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic Trinity College. We spend this evening at the coastline before boarding a ferry across the Glasnevin Trust for a Welcome Reception with a tranquil River Shannon estuary. Then continue Local Specialist. Over drinks and canapés, we’ll through beautiful County Kerry to our hotel in hear about the brave characters from Ireland’s Killarney, where we’ll have an evening at leisure recent history and toast to our upcoming journey to soak up the craic at a traditional Irish ceilidh. through the Emerald Isle. (WR) Hotel: Mespil (FB, BG) Hotel: Killarney Towers/Ashe 2 Dublin ▶  Belfast d 8 Ring of Kerry Excursion Leaving the cosmopolitan streets of Dublin The breathtaking landscapes of Iveragh behind, we travel to Northern Ireland and the Peninsula provide a mesmerising backdrop bustling city of Belfast, where you will have some for our scenic coastal drive around the ‘Ring free time to enjoy a spud for lunch or perhaps of Kerry’ – an unimaginably beautiful natural some fish and chips. Later, we meet our Local setting that is among Ireland’s most magical and Specialist ‘Cabbie’ for an insider view of the city’s memorable. En route we will see Killorglin, which living history during a journey through its vibrant was immortalised in the film, Ryan’s Daughter, streets in a real Black Cab. We spend the rest of the as well as Daniel O’Connell’s Cahirciveen, the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps join an Optional fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Experience. (FB) Hotel: Park Inn By Radisson Moll’s Gap. (FB, D)

6 Connemara Excursion The rugged beauty of Connemara was captured in the film ‘The Quiet Man’ with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara and its loughs and mountains are yours to explore today during a scenic drive. We arrive at Kylemore Abbey later to visit the country’s most romantic castle and ramble through the hidden nooks of its Victorian walled garden before returning to Galway for dinner at our hotel tonight. (FB, D)

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3 Belfast ▶  Giant’s Causeway 9 Co. Kerry ▶  Blarney ▶  Waterford ▶  Londonderry/Derry (2 Nights) d ▶  Kilkenny d The tragic story of the Titanic and the thousands Today we acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ bending of passengers that lost their lives takes centre over backwards to kiss the Blarney Stone before stage on this morning’s Cultural Insight visit we travel to Waterford via Youghal. Admire the to the award-winning Titanic Belfast Visitor delicate creations of fine crystal during a visit Centre. We leave the city behind us, journeying to the House of Waterford Crystal where we through the beautiful Antrim coast road, past will enjoy a Cultural Insight demonstration scenic glens and rugged beaches, arriving at by master craftsmen and see their talents Giant’s Causeway to walk in the footsteps of Finn transformed into the exquisite pieces that have MacCool. Take some time to admire the natural enticed buyers for centuries. This evening we spectacle of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns arrive in Kilkenny, the picturesque lakeside before journeying to Londonderry, our home for city with its imposing 12th century castle, the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Everglades once the seat of the Butlers of Ormonde. (FB) Hotel: Hotel Kilkenny 4 Londonderry/Derry Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist for a walk along the 10 Kilkenny ▶  New Ross ▶  Co. Wicklow ▶  Dublin d 17th century city walls and see the turbulent Bogside neighbourhood with its street murals Our first stop today is in New Ross, where we’ll depicting the history of the ‘Troubles’. Spend the see the monument to John F. Kennedy, who rest of the afternoon at leisure. Walk along the visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. pretty River Foyle and across the Peace Bridge, The tragic plight of Irish emigrants during the or consider joining an Optional Experience to potato famine of the 1800s is explored during the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula with its rich a Cultural Insight at the nearby three-masted history. This evening we dine at our hotel. (FB, D) Famine Ship Dunbrody. Journey through the lush Irish countryside of County Wicklow, the Garden 5 Londonderry/Derry ▶  Belleek of Ireland, and back to Dublin where we’ll spend ▶  Galway (2 Nights) d our final evening with our travel companions We meander through the lush countryside to sharing stories of our memorable journey Belleek Pottery where we’ll enjoy a Cultural through Ireland at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Insight demonstration and watch talented Hotel: Ballsbridge craftsmen create exquisite collectables that have th Dublin 11 Depart graced homes since the mid-19 century. Arrive It’s time to say a fond farewell to Ireland and in Galway later enjoying free time to explore its newfound friends as you prepare to end your imposing stone Cathedral or stroll through Eyre wonderful Irish experience. Transfers are Square, which John F. Kennedy visited in 1963. available. Conditions apply. (FB) (FB) Hotel: Maldron/Connacht

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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, US$107 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 Visit the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum in Dublin where an expert historian will reveal the cemetery’s importance to Irish history and explain how your visit helps fund its preservation. In Northern Ireland you’ll discover the legend of the Giant’s Causeway exploring with an expert, who’ll explain how your visit helps conserve this iconic natural landmark.

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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 Centre, 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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which we’ll have an opportunity to view the island’s ancient history. Travel through Moll’s Gap and take a moment to view the marvellous natural scenery at Ladies View. This evening is at leisure. (FB)

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Leisurely 2 nights each in Dublin and Belfast. Circle the Ring of Kerry to discover Ireland’s most enchanting landscape

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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 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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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Dublin (2 Nights) Explore Celtic heritage and hospitality delving into the charm and whimsy of the Irish capital, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Irish pub. (WR) Hotel: Mespil

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14 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Spend the morning exploring this charming 6 Killarney ▶  Galway ▶  Enniscrone cityscape. Join your Local Specialist for a guided Drive through quaint Adare, one of Ireland’s sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh prettiest villages, known for its picturesque Castle. See the Royal Mile and the elegant Palace thatched cottages. The imposing stone Cathedral of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, built on the site of an old prison and Eyre Square and the new Scottish Parliament building. As our take centre stage on our next stop in Galway memorable holiday comes to an end, we meet our before arriving in Enniscrone. This evening we dine Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell in our hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Ocean Sands/Ballina Dinner to reminisce over shared experiences. (FB, FD) 7 Enniscrone ▶  Donegal ▶  Londonderry/ Derry d 15 Depart Edinburgh Head north to the quaint town of Donegal For now it’s time to say a fond farewell to with its ‘Diamond’ centre before travelling to Scotland and our newfound friends, at the end Londonderry to stroll along its 17th century of an unforgettable Celtic sojourn. Transfers are walls with a Local Specialist and explore the available. Conditions apply. (FB) “Troubles” neighbourhood of Bogside. (FB) Hotel: Everglades Please Note: Hotels in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler 8 Londonderry/Derry ▶  Giant’s establishments typical of the region. In July Causeway ▶  Belfast d and August, accommodation on the Isle of Skye Tread in the footsteps of Finn Mac Cool and along may be substituted with accommodation on the the other-worldly Giant’s Causeway ‘steps’ that mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as descend into the sea. We arrive in Belfast later per the itinerary. and visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre for a Cultural Insight into the tragic story of the famous ship that met its end in the Atlantic. (FB) Hotel: Stormont

9 Belfast ▶  Glasgow (2 Nights) d Join your Local Specialist this morning for an included city tour which will take us to Queen’s 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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2 Dublin Sightseeing e d 11 Glasgow ▶  Glencoe ▶  Isle of Skye Drive through the quaint streets of Dublin, joining Journey along the famous bonnie banks of Loch your Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour past Lomond to the tragic site of the 1692 massacre of the stately Georgian Square and St. Patrick’s the MacDonalds at the ‘Glen of Weeping’ before Cathedral. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure continuing to Fort William, at the foot of Britain’s soaking up the charm of this vibrant city. Consider highest mountain, Ben Nevis. At Glenfinnan, joining an Optional Experience this evening to tap we see the viaduct and monument to the final your feet to the lively sounds of Irish music at an Jacobite Rising. Cross by ferry to the breathtaking Irish cabaret. (FB) Isle of Skye where we’ll spend this evening dining in our hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Dunollie 3 Dublin ▶  Kildare ▶  Waterford d Ireland’s strong tradition of breeding world-class 12 Isle of Skye ▶  Loch Ness ▶  Culloden thoroughbreds is explored this morning during a ▶  Scottish Highlands Cultural Insight at the Irish National Stud Farm. We leave the rugged beauty of Skye behind and We travel to the House of Waterford Crystal this venture past Eilean Donan Castle before travelling afternoon for a Cultural Insight into this delicate along the banks of Loch Ness. The bloody craft where we’ll see talented master craftsmen at battlefield of Culloden is our next stop where work in their workshop. (FB) Hotel: Dooley’s we witness the site of the brief but brutal battle between the Redcoats and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s 4 Waterford ▶  Blarney ▶  Killarney Jacobites. This evening we dine at our hotel in the (2 Nights) d Scottish Highlands. (FB, D) Hotel: Highlander Bend over backwards and kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ before crossing the 13 Scottish Highlands ▶  Pitlochry Kerry Mountains to the lakeside town of Killarney. ▶  St. Andrews ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) We journey to 1930s Ireland this evening, visiting Meandering through the dramatic landscapes of the working farms of Muckross where we’ll enjoy the Scottish Highlands, we pass the picturesque a traditional Be My Guest dinner in the Quilles village of Pitlochry before arriving in the historic Farmhouse. (FB, BG) Hotel: Killarney Towers town of St. Andrews and its famous golf course. We cross the scenic Firth of Forth to enchanting 5 Ring of Kerry Excursion Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. The astounding beauty of Iveragh Peninsula During the month of August, certain departures accompanies us on this breathtaking coastal drive include tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh around the ‘Ring of Kerry’. See Daniel O’Connell’s Tattoo. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the

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10 Glasgow Orientation e d Embrace fascinating Scottish culture in its cultural capital, Glasgow, meandering through the Toon to admire views of George Square and the River Clyde. We head to whisky country next, visiting the beautiful Glengoyne whisky distillery for a Cultural Insight into making whisky and a chance to sample a wee dram. (FB)

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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 Edinburgh Airport at 7am and 9am. Treadright: See page 13 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$146 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 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 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 ACCOMMODATION Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands

CULTURAL INSIGHT 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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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

4 Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic 7 Depart Glasgow Highlands Excursion The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland’s Meandering to the coast, we arrive in Mallaig people forever in your memories, we enjoy one where we’ll board our ferry and cross to last hearty breakfast with our travel companions Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Heather-clad peaks before wishing them and your Travel Director a provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive fond farewell. Transfers are available. Conditions around the breathtaking Sleat Peninsula where apply. (FB) we will have some free time to enjoy lunch before crossing a road bridge back to the mainland. The 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

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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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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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Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Let your Local Specialist take you on an informative sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, 10 Mull and Iona Excursion stopping to view the regal Palace of Set sail from the resort town of Oban to the Holyroodhouse and nearby new Scottish holiday retreat that is the Isle of Mull, where we Parliament Building. We ramble down the Royal disembark at Craignure. We cross the pretty Mile, before visiting Edinburgh Castle, from countryside of this small island to catch a ferry whose Castle Rock vantage point we can admire from Fionnphort to the island of Iona. Before our beautiful cityscapes. Spend the rest of the day at journey back to Ballachulish, we’ll visit Rèilig leisure. If your visit coincides with the Edinburgh Odhrain, the final resting place for many of Festival, tickets for the rousing Edinburgh Tattoo Scottish kings. (FB, D) will be included. (FB) 11 Ballachulish ▶ Glasgow (2 Nights) Excursion to The Borders A solemn reminder of the MacDonald clansmen A scenic day’s excursion brings us to the ruins of who were massacred at the Glen of the the 12th century Augustinian Jedburgh Abbey, Weeping in 1692 marks our morning meander which we will have an opportunity to view before south to Glasgow. We follow the banks of admiring the ornate decorations that don the picturesque Loch Lomond, before arriving in façades of nearby Melrose Abbey. (FB) the edgy city of Glasgow. Enjoy an orientation tour that will see us view George Square Edinburgh ▶ St. Andrews ▶ Glamis with its statues of Britain’s famous sons, and Castle ▶ Dundee St. Mungo’s Cathedral. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn This morning we cross the Firth of Forth to the Theatreland/Novotel Centre celebrated home of golf, St. Andrews, where we

will view its ancient university and the course 12 Stirling Castle and Bannockburn that golfing greats have clamoured to play for Excursion d centuries. Shakespeare’s Macbeth takes centre Enjoy a guided tour of Stirling Castle’s grounds. stage as we visit Glamis Castle next. Enjoy a Then visit the splendidly decorated Royal Palace guided tour of the castle and explore its beautiful of King James V and view the renowned Stirling gardens before we travel to the waterfront city of Heads, before venturing to Bannockburn. We join Dundee. (FB) Hotel: Apex City Quay the Wood family this afternoon for a memorable Be My Guest lunch at their 15th century historical Dundee ▶ Pitlochry ▶ Culloden farm on the shores of Loch Ard where we’ll enjoy ▶ Inverness d tales of Rob Roy. (FB, BG) Indulge in a Cultural Insight into local whisky production at a famous distillery, which includes a tasting of Scotland’s much-loved golden nectar. Hearts and hands warmed, we wind our way to visit the tragic battlefield and Visitor Centre at Culloden past rugged landscapes and the imposing Cairngorm Mountains. Our final stop for the night is Inverness. (FB) Hotel: The Columba

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Please Note: Hotels in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler establishments typical of the region. In July and August, accommodation on the Isle of Skye may be substituted with accommodation on the mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as per the itinerary.

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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 US$124 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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No need to touch the stones of Craigh na Dun to go back in time on this Outlander-inspired trail through the Scottish Highlands. Trace the footsteps of Claire and Jamie to the ancestral home of Clan Fraser and visit Doune Castle, the setting for Clan Mackenzie’s Castle Leoch, and the charming village of Fife that featured in several Outlander scenes.

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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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Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights) A captivating tale of Redcoats and rugged Highlanders is revealed on this Outlanderinspired jaunt through the dramatic landscapes of Scotland. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a hearty Scottish Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Centre

Isle of Skye ▶ Ballachulish (2 Nights) Board a ferry back to the mainland to Maillag and later, travel to Fort William via the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct. Admire exquisite views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before travelling to Ballachulish. (FB) Hotel: Ballachulish Hotel

10 Highland Folk Museum Excursion d Celebrate rural Scottish heritage at the Highland Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Folk Museum with its recreated 18th-century Soak up the mystical atmosphere of Auld Reekie township that was used as a location in the this morning as you join a Local Specialist for an filming of Outlander season 1. Gain a unique intriguing sightseeing tour of the city including Cultural Insight into rural life in Scotland from a visit to Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle the 18th century to the mid 20 th century and Rock. Tread in the footsteps of Jamie and his admire the extensive collection of artefacts beloved sassenach, embarking on an Outlander spanning centuries. This evening we dine at our walking tour through Old Town’s winding hotel. (FB, D) cobblestone lanes. Then, spend the rest of the 11 Ballachulish ▶ Glencoe ▶ Doune day at leisure. (FB) Castle ▶ Stirling Castle ▶ Bannockburn Outlander Film Location Excursion ▶ Glasgow (2 Nights) th We visit the 15 century walls of Blackness Castle The site of the massacre of the MacDonald clan on the shores of the scenic Firth of Forth – the over 500 years’ ago is our first stop en route to backdrop for the infamous Fort William prison in Doune Castle which served as the film location Outlander season 1. Then cross the Forth to the for Castle Leoch in Outlander. We see the site fictional village of Cranesmuir, real-life Culross. where Clan Mackenzie welcomed and hosted Here we’ll see Claire’s herb garden and Geillis Claire upon her arrival in 18th century Scotland, Duncan’s home. (FB) then head to Stirling and its magnificent castle. View the site of the Battle of Bannockburn before Edinburgh ▶ Falkland Village arriving in Glasgow for an evening at leisure. (FB) ▶ St. Andrews ▶ Dundee Hotel: Holiday Inn Theatreland/Novotel Centre We arrive in Falkland the Outlander film location for 1940s Inverness. Stop in at Covenanter 12 Glasgow Orientation ▶ Linlithgow Hotel which doubled as Mrs Baird’s B&B in Palace Excursion d the series, before heading to the St. Andrews. This morning we enjoy an orientation tour of Our final stop for today is Dundee where we’ll the city, including a visit to the masterfully view the RRS Discovery, the last traditional crafted St. Mungo’s Cathedral, the Outlander wooden three-masted ship built in Britain. (FB) film location for “L’Hopital des Anges” in Paris. Hotel: Apex City Quay We visit Linlithgow Palace, which doubled as the prison entrance and corridors of Wentworth Dundee ▶ Castle Fraser ▶ Inverness Prison. Later join the Wood family at their 15th th We journey north to 15 century Castle Fraser, century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard the ancestral home of the Fraser family. This for a homecooked Be My Guest Farewell Lunch afternoon, we meander through the rugged amidst intriguing tales of Rob Roy. (FB, BG) landscapes of the Scottish Highlands to the town of Inverness and the gateway to Loch Ness with 13 Depart Glasgow its legendary monster. (FB) Hotel: The Columba As the chapter closes on our Outlander-inspired journey through the wilds of Scotland and Inverness ▶ Culloden ▶ Thurso (2 Nights) centuries of fascinating heritage, we say farewell Our first stop today is the bloody battlefield of to our newfound friends and prepare to return Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite to reality. Transfers are available. Conditions army was defeated in 1746. We relive the brief, apply. (FB) but brutal battle at the contemporary Visitor Centre before continuing to Thurso, the most Please Note: Hotels in the Scottish Highlands northerly town in mainland Scotland. (FB, D) and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler Hotel: Royal establishments typical of the region. In July and August, accommodation on the Isle of Skye Orkney Islands Excursion may be substituted with accommodation on the From the coastal village of John O’Groats, we mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as catch the ferry that crosses the Pentland Firth per the itinerary. and arrive at South Ronaldsay. The legend of

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Orkney’s mythical Selkies that shift their aquatic form on land to walk as humans is explored today as we roam these mystical islands en route to the remains of the Neothilic Skara Brae village. Wander freely amongst the standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar, before a final photo stop at Kirkwall cathedral and the ferry back to the mainland. (FB, D)

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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 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

NORMANDY AND THE D-DAY BEACHES OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE available on Day 3

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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)

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, US$78 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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.

PERFECT COMBINATIONS Why not extend your holiday 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’.

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

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

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WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share.

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6 French Riviera ▶  St. Tropez ▶  Arles ▶  Avignon (2 Nights) d We arrive by boat on the sun-kissed shores of glitzy St. Tropez for a leisurely morning sojourn to soak up our glamorous surrounds. Continuing to Arles, we admire the Romanesque Cathedral and Roman amphitheatre, once the site of bloody battles and exhilarating chariot races. Tread in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh with your Local Specialist exploring the fascinating heritage of a city that was once an important

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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 flavours 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 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 favourite haunt of the rich and famous. (BB)

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SECRETS OF FRANCE A foodie frenzy awaits you in the south-west corner of France – the gastronomic centres of Bordeaux, Sarlat-la-Canéda and Dordogne promising a culinary feast of ruby red wines, fresh oysters and foie gras. Explore the region’s bustling village markets, medieval cities and the prehistoric paintings at Lascaux Caves before returning to Paris and the historic town of Versailles.

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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 ACCOMMODATION 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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rocamadour and Paris

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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Paris ▶ TGV Train ▶ Bordeaux (2 Nights) We board the TGV high-speed train to Bordeaux a region famed for its centuries-old tradition of fine wines and gourmet culture. See the sights of this splendid historic city during an orientation tour, including views of the expansive Esplanade des Quinconces. Spend some time at leisure meandering through the Port of the Moon and admiring its age of Enlightenment charm. This evening, join your travel companions for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Hotel: Best Western Etche Ona

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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 colourful fishing village and oyster capital of Arcachon, where you’ll have time to watch fresh oysters being shucked and perhaps enjoy them with picturesque views over the bay from one of the beachside cafés. We return to Bordeaux for an evening 9 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 colourful 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 Accommodation

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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 colourful Parisian cabaret tonight. (BB) Hotel: Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg

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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 at leisure exploring the quaint cobblestone lanes of this Episcopal City. (BB, BG) Hotel: Mercure 10 Depart Paris Bastides Authentic Accommodation After breakfast we bid au revoir to Paris as our Albi ▶ Villefranche de Rouergue ▶ Rocamadour Hidden Journey through France comes to an end. ▶ Brive-la-Gaillarde (2 Nights) d Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Set against the foothills of Mont-Leuze with the natural harbour 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 travelling to the pilgrimage centre 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 flavours 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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Arrive Paris The bustling boulevards of Paris roll out the red carpet, welcoming you to an unforgettable Hidden Journey across the City of Light, your launchpad to an in-depth exploration of one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. From delectable French cuisine to Roman and Medieval 7 architecture, your trip delves into a host of secret regional delights and specialities. Amble through the city’s leafy avenues and labyrinthine lanes to hidden squares and tiny bistros for a tasty café au lait or two before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city’s greatest sights including the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. (WR) Hotel: Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg

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)

Airport transfers: On arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8am and 11.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$97 per person. * All prices are per person, twin 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 ACCOMMODATION Chateau D’Augerville Stay in a national heritage site of France, at a historic chateau in Loiret, which has had a colourful history dating back to the early 13th century and once hosted Catherine de’ Medici and King Charles IX.

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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 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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in London and Paris

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive London (2 Nights) From tragic battles to tales of triumph, this specialinterest exploration of two World Wars kicks off in the vibrant British capital of London. Meet your Travel Director and fellow companions this evening for a traditional English pub Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank

a real favourite among the locals. We ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower to see the city in all its splendour, 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 2 London ▶  Sightseeing and included We travel north to the memorial at Vimy Ridge Imperial War Museum Visit d dedicated to the Canadian soldiers who fought a Towering Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament battle here in 1917 during the First World War. This and Westminster Abbey feature on this halfhorrific battle and the bravery of the men who day introductory sightseeing tour with a Local fought in it came to symbolize Canada’s coming Specialist, which also includes views of the English of age as a nation. Later, we visit Fromelles where Royals’ Buckingham Palace. This afternoon, we visit there was a combined operation between British the Imperial War Museum, which tells the story of troops and the Australian Imperial Force, described those whose lives were shaped by war since World as the “worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history”. War I to today. (FB) (BB, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza 3 London ▶  Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ▶  Overnight Ferry to Caen We journey south to Portsmouth, stopping at the fascinating Historic Dockyard for an insider view into the past, present and future of the Royal Navy. We’ll also visit the HMS Monitor M33, the Royal Navy’s sole surviving warship from the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign and the only warship from World War I open to the public of the three that remain intact today. Learn about the heroism of the sailors whose lives were intertwined in the service of this ship, including the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-16, the Russian Civil War and its work as a mine-laying training ship in Portsmouth. Tonight dine at a local restaurant and then board an overnight ferry crossing the English Channel to France.  (FB, RM)

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Dordogne Excursion The lush green valleys and hills of the Dordogne take centre 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 centre admiring its beautiful architecture by night. (BB)

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

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8 Carcassonne ▶  Figueres ▶  Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights) d Driving past the foothills of the Pyrénées, we stop in Figueres to visit the Dali Theatre and Museum where we will gain a Cultural Insight into the fascinating world of Salvador Dali. We 3 Paris ▶  Chartres ▶  Chenonceau ▶  Loire arrive in beguiling Barcelona this afternoon and Valley d enjoy an included sightseeing tour where we Visit Chartres, an important place of pilgrimage on will see the Columbus Monument and Antoni The Way of Saint James and journey through the Gaudi’s unfinished Sagrada Familia with a Local picturesque rolling landscape of the Loire Valley, Specialist. This evening, consider an Optional past beautiful villages and fairy-tale castles. Experience to enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine and View the impressive Château de Chambord entertainment. (BB) Hotel: NH Collection Tower and visit picturesque Château de Chenonceau, 9 Barcelona e which straddles the River Cher. Later join the Spend the day soaking up the vibrant spirit of de Montferrier family on their farm near the Barcelona. Consider an Optional Experience to famous Château de Villandry for a Be My Guest Montserrat to visit its Benedictine monastery Tourangelle dinner accompanied by local wines. and see the mysterious Black Madonna. This (BB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Tours Nord evening, join your Travel Director and travel 4 Loire Valley ▶  Lyon d companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner Travelling through the heart of France, we with wine at a traditional Spanish restaurant. arrive in the gastronomic capital of Lyon where (BB, FD) we’ll join a Local Specialist for a tour of the 10 Depart Barcelona old city revealing its rich cultural heritage. Say adios to the bustling streets of Barcelona and Wander through the quaint traboules of your travel companions. Return airport transfers France’s largest Renaissance city and marvel are available. Conditions apply. Enhance your at the inspiring cityscape from Fourvière hill. whole experience by taking the optional Madrid We dine at our hotel this evening. (BB, DW) extension featured on this page. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Centre Saxe Lafayette

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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 flavours 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 flavours 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 flavours 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 – 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

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VIZEAT OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Enjoy delicious seafood flavours of traditional paella and the gracious hospitality of Maria Pilar.

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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 travellers 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

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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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

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

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6 Granada ▶  Guadix ▶  Valencia This morning we journey via the Mora Pass to 1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Bienvenidos a Madrid. The lively capital of Spain Nevada mountains where you will see the is our launchpad to a memorable encounter with whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into one of Europe’s most soulful destinations. Relax the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding in the lush surrounds of Buen Retiro Park, shop up area. We travel to Valencia, where we will stay a storm on Gran Vía or people-watch over coffee overnight to view the Bullring and admire the and napolitana con chocolate in Puerta del Sol. architecture of its medieval cathedral and the This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Serrano and Quart Towers. Embrace the city’s Director for a fiery Welcome Reception, followed spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of by an orientation drive to see some of the city’s Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation most iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon centre for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. This evening dine at your 2 Toledo Excursion and Madrid hotel and take to the vibrant streets of the Old Sightseeing d Quarter. (BB, DW) Hotel: Silken Puerta We head to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, where we join a Local Specialist for a walking 7 Valencia ▶  Peñiscola ▶  Barcelona tour of this city that dates back to Roman times. Sightseeing (2 Nights) d We’ll visit a traditional factory to gain a Cultural Head north along the coast through the Levant Insight into the age-old steel craft before seeing region and stop at Peñiscola, the City in the Sea, one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – ‘The to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, Burial of Count Orgaz’ – in the Church of Santo built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, Tomé. We’ll also visit the synagogue during ‘El Cid’. We meander along the Costa Dorada to our guided walk through Toledo’s winding beguiling Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudi cobblestone lanes. We return to Madrid to architecture which we will have an opportunity admire the monument to Cervantes and Don to view in the unfinished La Sagrada Família Quixote at the Plaza de España and see Puerta Cathedral, which has been under construction del Sol, the city’s hub with our Local Specialist. since 1882. Stroll up Las Ramblas, see the Spend your evening at leisure delving into the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to the delicious flavours of Spain’s tapas capital, great discoverer, Christopher Columbus with or perhaps join your newfound friends for a your Local Specialist. Take a trip up Montjuïc traditional Spanish dinner. (BB) for panoramic views of this enchanting city. The evening is yours to embrace the charm of 3 Madrid ▶  Córdoba ▶  Seville Barcelona. Ramble through El Born for delicious (2 Nights) d tapas, attend a flamenco show at Barri Gotic Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive or consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant in Córdoba, once a significant Moor settlement. for a delicious dinner of local specialities. (BB) Join a Local Specialist to visit the Mosque of the Hotel: U232  Caliphs and learn about centuries of Moorish rule

8 Barcelona e Explore centuries of history, contemporary culture and exquisite art and architecture on your day at leisure. Visit Gaudi’s fairy-tale Park Guell, ramble through the enchanting Gothic Quarter or join an Optional Experience to the monastery perched atop Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna, the patron 4 Seville Sightseeing e d saint of Catalonia. This evening, we celebrate This morning we meet our Local Specialist for a memorable journey through Spain with our a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the symbolic newfound friends and Travel Director at a special Bell Tower of the Giralda, see the MoorishFarewell Dinner with wine. (BB, FD) inspired Maria Luisa Park with its tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds, and walk through the 9 Depart Barcelona imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at Christopher For now it’s a sad adios to Spain at the end of Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral, then a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. available. Conditions apply. (BB) This evening, we join the Morillo family for a Please Note: Your coach returns to Madrid from unique Be My Guest dinner at their olive oil Barcelona on Day 9. You are welcome to use this mill where you learn how oil is produced from complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will the 6,000 trees and get to sample some of their be at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the produce. (BB, BG) airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, 5 Seville ▶  Granada d depending on traffic conditions. Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today as we visit the magnificent pink-hued Alhambra Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. ALTERNATIVE TRIP A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain as a Check out our similar ‘Spanish Experience’ palace, citadel and the home of the Nasrid trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver sultans. Wander through the exotic water itineraries, you decide what you want to gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer experience. Visit costsavertour.com 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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and its influence on the culture and architecture of the region. We travel to flamboyant Seville, our home for the next two nights. Consider an Optional Experience to see the colourful twirling skirts of a fiery flamenco or rub shoulders with the Sevillanos in search of delicious tapeo and wine. (BB) Hotel: Zenit

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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 holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$88 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 Say salut to traditional Asturian cider and enjoy a local meal and cider tasting with the Castañón family at their Cider Mill near Oviedo

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca and Madrid

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour of Barcelona ▶ Santiago de Compostela ▶ Salamanca ▶ Madrid Orientation of Pamplona ▶ San Sebastian ▶ Bilbao ▶ Santander ▶ Oviedo Visit the Holy Cave of Covadonga ▶ the fishing village of Luarca ▶ St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela ▶ the Prado Museum in Madrid

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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening drive to see the city’s iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: AC Som

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)

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

11 Seville Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist this morning for a tour of Seville’s leafy avenues. See the iconic Giralda Tower, a former minaret that was converted to a bell tower and visit the Seville Cathedral, the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. Meander through Maria Luisa Park with its tiled fountains, pavilions, palms and orange trees and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Tonight, consider soaking up the fiery flamenco atmosphere in the city that made this passionate dance famous. (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 14 Madrid Sightseeing e d our journey along the Costa Dorada south to We join our Local Specialist to see Plaza fortified Peñiscola where we’ll see the ancient España, Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol and the Cibeles castle used in the film ‘El Cid’. We arrive in Fountain before visiting the world-famous Prado sunny Valencia where we will stay the night. Our Museum. This evening, join your Travel Director orientation of this cultural city includes views and fellow travellers for an unforgettable of the town hall, the Bull Ring, the Towers of Farewell Dinner to celebrate an epic adventure Serrano and Quart, and the cathedral. Witness through Spain. (BB, FD) the modern verve of Valencia and view the City of 15 Depart Madrid Arts and Sciences. (BB) Hotel: Silken Puerta Our journey together has come to an end. For Valencia ▶ Granada d now it’s a fond adios to Spain and newfound Journey via the dramatic Mora Pass to the city friends. Transfers are available. Conditions of Granada where we meet our Local Specialist apply. (BB) for a sightseeing tour of the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Alhambra Palace. Admire extraordinary Moorish architecture and the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal residence. Check into your hotel later, where you dine tonight. (BB, DW) Hotel: Occidental

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10 Costa del Sol ▶ †Gibraltar ▶ Seville (2 Nights) e d A scenic drive takes us past the millionaire’s playground of Marbella and on to La Linea, before crossing the Rock of Gibraltar, for free time to explore. Consider joining an Optional Experience to St. Michael’s Cave to see the Barbary Macaques (Rock Apes). Tonight we join the Morillo family for a traditional Be My Guest dinner at their olive oil mill. (BB, BG) Hotel: Las Casas De La Juderia Authentic Accommodation

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Arrive Madrid Welcome to the fiery Iberian capital that is Madrid. Delve deep into the soul of a city that marches to the tune of the tapas tango before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a memorable Welcome Reception and orientation drive to see some of the city’s most iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Rafael Atocha

an Optional Experience to the effervescent Andalusian capital of Málaga to explore centuries of fascinating history. (BB)

†Important Visa Information: The visit to Gibraltar is subject to Gibraltarian and Spanish visa requirements. Please speak with your travel agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$146 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 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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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Lisbon (2 Nights) Bem vindo a Lisboa. A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues dot the seven hills of the romantic Portuguese capital, which you will have an opportunity to explore today before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past the city’s most iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Turim Av Liberdade 2

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8 Oporto Excursion e d Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour in Oporto which takes you past baroque churches and along the winding cobblestone lanes that tumble down towards the Douro. Lisbon Sightseeing e d See the remarkable bridges that span the river Delve into Lisbon’s centuries-old seafaring and the Gothic Church of St. Francis. Visit the heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian who set off from these shores to discover a new Hall inspired by Granada’s Alhambra, before world. We’ll see the shimmering white Monument experiencing a fascinating Cultural Insight to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge into the centuries-old tradition of local port spanning the River Tagus, Belém Tower, built production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s expedition. the rest of the afternoon strolling through the We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing historic centre of Oporto. (BB) tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 9 Vila do Condo ▶  Coimbra ▶  Tomar Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament ▶  Fátima to 15th century Manueline architecture and art. Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe’s Join an Optional Experience to the historic towns greatest and oldest universities and meander of Cascais and Queluz or enjoy a traditional through the ancient streets and squares of Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, Coimbra this morning, before journeying to the melancholic sounds of the fado. (BB) Templar city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Lisbon ▶  Algarve Region (2 Nights) d Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold We journey across the Tagus this morning and in the 12th century. We arrive in the pilgrimage drive south towards the Serra de Arrábida centre of Fátima where we’ll dine in our hotel. Mountains and to the golden pastures of the (BB, DW) Hotel: Fátima Alentejo. The hearty aroma of Portuguese chicken 10 Fátima ▶  Batalha ▶  Nazaré ▶  Obidos fills the air as we share a traditional Be My Guest ▶  Lisbon lunch with the owners of a stud ranch where This morning we rub shoulders with millions Lusitano horses were reared at the pleasure of Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the of King João VI in the 18th century. Meandering shrine where three young shepherds famously further south, we arrive on the sun-kissed shores saw the apparition of the Virgin at the pilgrimage of the Algarve – our home for the next two nights. site of Fátima. En route to Lisbon, we stop at the (BB, BG) Hotel: Agua Riverside imposing monastery at Batalha – a UNESCO World Algarve Excursion e Heritage site, it is the best example of late Gothic The dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches of the architecture in Portugal. Our next stop is at the Sagres Peninsula, at the very edge of Portugal, quaint fishing village of Nazaré before we visit provides a stunning backdrop for our morning the medieval walled city of Obidos with its quaint coastal drive. Admire spectacular views across white-washed houses and cobblestone roads. Our Baleeira Beach before continuing along the coast last night in Portugal together sees us toast to an to Cape St. Vincent, the site of many sea battles incredible journey at a Farewell Dinner with wine. centuries ago. We end our excursion with a visit (BB, FD) Hotel: Turim Marques to the resort town of Lagos – once the home of 11 Depart Lisbon Henry the Navigator. (BB) Say a fond adeus to your fellow travellers at the Algarve Region ▶  Évora d end of an unforgettable Portuguese holiday. Meandering north, we travel across the Serra Airport transfers are available. Conditions de Caldeirão to the ancient Alentejo city of apply. (BB) 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

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distinctive Mateus wine bottles. We then continue via Guimarães for views of its impressive 10th century castle before arriving in the seaside town where we will spend the next two nights. This evening we enjoy a memorable Regional Meal together. (BB, RM) Hotel: Vila C Boutique

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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 7 Viseu ▶  Mateus ▶  Guimarães ▶  Vila do Condo (2 Nights) Vineyard-clad hills provide an enchanting backdrop for our journey today through the Douro Valley where port wine is produced. We explore the magnificent gardens at the beautiful baroque Palacio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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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

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

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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

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YOUR HOLIDAY 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

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 colourful Lisbon this evening – our home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: VIP Grand

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 harbour. 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 flavours 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 holiday. (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 nightlife which we will have an opportunity to at the end of an unforgettable holiday. 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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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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6 Seville Sightseeing d The charisma of Seville is unmistakable. Meander through its charming streets during a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park and walk through the imposing Plaza de España.

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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.

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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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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. We arrive in the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon this afternoon where we’ll join a

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

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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 flavours and soulful experiences. Join your fellow travellers 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)

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 holiday 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

3 Madrid ▶  Zaragoza We venture to the picturesque banks of the River Ebro and to mystical Zaragoza, whose centuries 10 Florence Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist this morning for of heritage have been shaped by the Romans, a sightseeing tour of magical Florence. View Moors and Christians. Spend the day delving into the multi-coloured Duomo and 400-year-old this welcoming city’s fascinating history and art. Ponte Vecchio, walk through what was once the View the Basilica del Pilar, dedicated to the Virgin political hub of the city, the Piazza della Signoria, Mary, wander along the ancient Las Murallas and a veritable open-air treasure trove featuring explore the city’s ancient Roman ruins. (BB, DW) wonderful sculptures and palazzi. Spend the rest Hotel: Meliá Zaragoza of the day at leisure, admiring the masterpieces 4 Zaragoza ▶  Barcelona Sightseeing of da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo at the (2 Nights) d Uffizi Gallery or wander up the stone steps to the Journey through the lush green and golden Piazzale Michelangelo for spectacular views of landscapes of Catalonia to the slopes of the Florence’s iconic cityscape. (BB) Montserrat where we’ll enjoy a memorable Be ▶  Rome (2 Nights) 11 Florence My Guest lunch at the family run Giro-Ribot We ramble through the rolling hills of Tuscany winery and learn about the tradition of Spanish and Umbria, past the charming hilltop villages sparkling wine. We arrive in Barcelona this of Orvieto and Orte before arriving in Rome, the afternoon, venturing up Montjuïc in the company Eternal City – our home for the next two nights. of a Local Specialist. See the monument to (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s Christopher Columbus and vibrant Las Ramblas, 12 Rome Sightseeing e d Crossing Pont Sant’Angelo, we arrive in the centre of Christianity and see the imposing St. Peter’s Basilica where Michelangelo’s 5 Barcelona e sorrowful Pietà has been admired by millions. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the indelible We venture into ancient Rome with a Local sights, sounds and flavours of Barcelona. Indulge Specialist and explore the remnants of Roman in the fantasy world of Gaudí around every turn, rule enjoying views of the Colosseum and Circus meander through the hidden lanes and peaceful Maximus. On your final afternoon, enjoy some squares of the city’s Gothic Quarter or consider free time at leisure to indulge in la dolce vita. Sit joining an Optional Experience to visit the hilltop on the Spanish Steps, enjoy a tasty gelato, visit monastery of Montserrat to see the mystical Black the impressive Vatican Museum to admire the Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia. (BB) exquisite frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel 6 Barcelona ▶  Pont du Gard ▶  Avignon or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your We journey via the foothills of the Pyrenees into speedy return to Rome. This evening marks the France, visiting the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard. end of a magnificent journey through southern We arrive in the Provençal city of Avignon later Europe. Join your fellow travellers and Travel this afternoon where we’ll view the Gothic Papal Director for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner. Palace and bridge made famous in the song – sur (BB, FD) le pont d’Avignon. This evening we dine at our 13 Depart Rome hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Centre For now it’s a fond farewell to Rome and your 7 Avignon ▶  Lourmarin Provençal Market newfound friends as your holiday through ▶  Monaco ▶  French Riviera (2 Nights) d Spain, France and Italy comes to an end. Airport Meandering through the picture-perfect wheat transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) and lavender fields of Provence, immortalised 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 the Principality of Monaco, where you will have an opportunity to view the cathedral where

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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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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city’s most iconic sites. (WR) Hotel: Meliá Castilla

we will view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and 19 th century Royal Palace. We arrive in Tangier later this evening where we will dine in our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: El Minzah 10 Tangier ▶  Seville (2 Nights) Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry, we arrive in Spain and journey through Jerez to Seville – our home for the next two nights. Perhaps embrace the intoxicating sights of colourful twirling skirts and the clapping sounds of castanets as you watch a traditional flamenco performance this evening. (BB) Hotel: Meliá Lebreros

2 Madrid Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist on this day of discovery, including views of the iconic Cibeles fountain, the bustling Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana and 11 Seville Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s most famous square. At that will take you past the iconic Giralda Tower. Plaza de España, we admire the monument to Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Cervantes before spending the rest of the day at Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de leisure indulging in la buena vida. Consider an España. See Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO in the Cathedral, the largest Gothic Cathedral in World Heritage city of Segovia. (BB) the world, and enjoy a walk through the historic 3 Madrid ▶  Toledo ▶  Granada d Jewish Quarter. (BB) Join your Local Specialist for a walking ▶  Lisbon (2 Nights) d 12 Seville tour of Toledo that will take you to visit the Your panoramic journey continues through the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El province of Huelva. We cross into the golden Greco’s most famous paintings - The Burial fields of the Alentejo region, where we will enjoy of the Count of Orgaz. Celebrate the tradition a memorable Be My Guest lunch at a local stud of steel manufacturing and moulding during farm before arriving in Lisbon this afternoon. a Cultural Insight at a local steel factory (BB, BG) Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa before meandering through the breathtaking Andalucian landscape to Granada. (BB, DW) Hotel: Allegro

4 Granada ▶  Costa del Sol d Admire the incredible Alhambra Palace, a 14th century fortress that is said to have been inspired by poetry and reflects the description of paradise found in Islamic verse. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit then continue to the famous Costa del Sol where we will spend tonight. (BB) Hotel: NH Marbella

14 Lisbon ▶  Fátima ▶  Salamanca We trace the path of pilgrims who for decades have ventured north to the celebrated shrine at Fátima to pray to the Virgin Mary and see the site of celebrated religious miracles. Departing Portugal, we arrive in the historic university city of Salamanca. (BB) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol

6 Fez Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour 15 Salamanca ▶  Madrid through the cultural and spiritual centre of Traversing the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains Morocco. Meander through the fascinating Medina we arrive in Madrid, Europe’s highest capital of Fez, view its fortifications and Royal Palace, city. Spend this afternoon exploring the sights. and admire traditional Moroccan handiwork This evening we join our travel companions during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Spend the and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell rest of your afternoon at leisure or consider a visit Dinner with wine. (BB, FD) Hotel: NH Collection to the Imperial city of Meknes. (BB) Eurobuilding 7 Fez ▶  Marrakesh (2 Nights) 16 Depart Madrid Departing Fez, we journey west to the vibrant Our epic journey through Spain, Morocco and city of Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivalled energy Portugal comes to an end this morning. Transfers of a city that is said to have been the favourite are available. Conditions apply. (BB) holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. (BB) Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis

8 Marrakesh Sightseeing e d We join a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour through the charming streets of Marrakesh. Visit the exquisitely detailed Bahia 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 fascinating Cultural Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients, spending the rest of the day at leisure. (BB, D)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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. 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, US$156 per person.

9 Marrakesh ▶  Casablanca ▶  Rabat ▶  Tangier We journey north to enchanting Casablanca to experience first-hand the intrigue and romance of this city immortalised by Hollywood. We continue to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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5 Costa del Sol ▶  Fez (2 Nights) We travel along the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings us to the Imperial city of Fez. (BB, D) Hotel: Marriott

13 Lisbon Sightseeing e d See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district, home to the melancholic fado. Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCOlisted Hieronymite Monastery before spending free time exploring the city’s quaint bairros or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril. (BB)

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A land ablaze with vivid hues of maroon, tangerine and gold. Behold the cacophony of buzzing bazaars and the shimmering Sahara when you journey to Morocco’s charming cities of Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh. Travel to the life-giving oasis of Tinghir, brave the Todra gorge yielding dramatic vistas and visit Ouarzazate, the setting for numerous famous movies, including Lawrence of Arabia and Cleopatra.

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

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION 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

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a traditional tannery and dye pit for a fascinating glimpse into an ancient practice

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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 immortalised by Hollywood before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Grand Mogador City Centre

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 7 Marrakesh Sightseeing e d Visit the ornate Bahia Palace during city orientation with your Local Specialist and spend some time soaking up the energy of Djemaa el Fna Square in the Old Quarter with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snakecharmers. Spend the rest of the afternoon lingering in one of the city’s beautiful gardens, discover the vibrant arts and culture scene or consider experiencing an authentic Moroccan show. (BB)

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

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 Accommodation 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 UNESCOlisted fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains and continue through

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Casablanca Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Casablanca Airport at 7am, 10am and 12pm. 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. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 ACCOMMODATION Hotel Xaluca Dades, Dades Valley, MoroccoExposed stone walls and modern, Moroccan décor give you a real feel for life in the soaring peaks of the Atlas Mountains at this Authentic Accommodation, which also offers dizzying panoramas over deep ravines and craggy ranges.

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2 Casablanca ▶  Rabat ▶  Meknes ▶  Fez (2 Nights) We meander along the coast to the capital, Rabat, where we will enjoy a fascinating orientation of the city which includes views of the grand 17th century palace and Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Travelling to the imperial city of Meknès, we’ll see the grand gate of Bab el-Mansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa adorned 8 Marrakesh ▶  Essaouira by green and white zeillij tiles. We arrive in Fez We travel to the laid-back shores of Essaouira later today and spend the rest of the day at this morning stopping en route to visit a leisure, embracing the symbolic heart of Morocco cooperative involved in creating cosmetics from and the unique character of the country’s oldest traditional ingredients. Consider a delicious imperial city. (BB) Hotel: Marriott seafood lunch in this port town and enjoy some 3 Fez Sightseeing d free time before joining a city tour of UNESCOJoin a Local Specialist today to explore the listed medina, the walled Jewish Quarter and medina, one of the largest thriving medieval Skala fortress. Spend the rest of the evening centres in the world. See the royal palace meandering through the city’s vibrant souks and and visit the fascinating round dye-pits and labyrinthine lanes in search of hidden treasures. tanneries for a Cultural Insight into Morocco’s (BB) Hotel: Des Îles ancient leather craft. Spend the rest of the day Essaouira ▶  Casablanca 9 shopping for beautiful carpets in the bazaar, This morning we journey north to Casablanca admiring beautiful palaces or relaxing in a where we will enjoy views of the magnificent lantern-lit courtyard away from the medina Hassan II Mosque, built for the late king’s crowds with some refreshing Moroccan tea. Join 60th birthday celebrations, and admire the your companions this evening for a special Be characteristic French and Moroccan architecture. My Guest experience of Moroccan specialities Later, we join our Travel Director and companions served with wine in a traditional Riad located in for a memorable Farewell Dinner to celebrate the heart of the Medina. (BB, BG) an unforgettable voyage of discovery. (BB, FD) 4 Fez ▶  Midelt ▶  Erfoud Hotel: Grand Mogador City Centre We follow the old caravan trail south, stopping Casablanca 10 Depart for a delicious Regional Meal in Midelt, a quaint Say goodbye to your new-found friends at market town set within the high plains between the end of your fascinating Moroccan holiday. the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Continuing along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley

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Great hotels. Very well organised tour. Excellent Travel Directors. Lots of interesting sights and experiences. Good value for money. Andre, from Canada, 2017

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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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included visit to the Corrie ten Boom House and Museum

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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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 flavours at one of the city’s many cosy 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 centre 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 flavours with a local family in their home. (BB) 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

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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. Steven, from USA, 2017

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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$58 per person.

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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 cosy 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

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)

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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 harbour views.

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 neighbour’s cows just in time to see them being milked

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION 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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View the John Frost Bridge in Arnhem Enjoy a harbour 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 centre, 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 Accommodation 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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f MORE ABOUT YOUR 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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$68 per person.

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

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Frances, from Australia, 2016

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 Accommodation.

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 gardens. Our next stop is the traditional village of Staphorst, where you will have an opportunity to experience first-hand the traditions of Holland

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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 centre. 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 travellers 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

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 neighbour’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

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Amsterdam Sightseeing and At Leisure ed Explore Amsterdam’s historic city centre 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 8 self-portrait, and ‘The Milkmaid’ by Vermeer. We leave great art behind and visit a historic diamond polishing factory where we’ll gain an 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 9 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 this city. Heading back to Amsterdam, consider an evening relaxing in one of the charming pleins lined with cosy cafés. (BB)

Bruges Sightseeing and At Leisure ed 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 Centre 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 centre stage 10 Depart Brussels We bid Belgium a fond adieu this morning as we this morning. We spend some time ambling prepare to close the curtain on a memorable through its cobblestone town centre before At Leisure holiday. Airport transfers are continuing to Bastogne, the site of bloody available. Conditions apply. (BB) skirmishes in the World War II Battle of the Bulge. See the Mardasson Memorial commemorating Please Note: Your coach returns to Amsterdam the almost 80,000 American soldiers who from Brussels on Day 10. You are welcome to were injured or killed during the siege before use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in journeying to the Duchy of Luxembourg, Amsterdam will be at the Trafalgar Amsterdam where tonight we’ll dine in our hotel. (BB, D) hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be Hotel: Novotel Kirchberg at approximately 3pm, depending on traff ic conditions. Luxembourg Sightseeing and At Leisure ed This morning we pay tribute to Allied Forces hero, General George S. Patton, whose final 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) 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

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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

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, US$97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 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 colourful murals of the East Side celebrating freedom, and flavours 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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CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a microbrewery and taste some of the fine brews available in the city

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Berlin Sightseeing and At Leisure e d 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 colour 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 flavours 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 flavours with a local family in their home. (BB)

Depart Berlin This morning we say a fond Auf Wiedersehen to our Travel Director and travel companions as our journey comes to an end. Transfers to Berlin Tegel Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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VIZEAT OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. You’ll be invited into the home of Karoline, a Berlin native, and sample her family’s famous Black Forest Cake recipe.

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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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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 centre 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 travellers, 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, immortalised 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 centre 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 through the magical countryside to the Black (2 Nights) 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 colourful 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 city travel companions reminiscing over the highlights and meandering River Spree. Enjoy some time of our trip. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach at leisure this afternoon to explore the city on 12 Depart Frankfurt your terms. See the remnants of the Berlin Wall, After breakfast we say a fond farewell to consider visiting the infamous Checkpoint Charlie our newfound friends and Frankfurt after a or enjoy an Optional Experience to the District memorable holiday. Transfers to Frankfurt of Potsdam, the former Prussian royal seat, for Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB) sightseeing and an unforgettable meal. (BB)

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An epic journey through Germany and Austria – the sounds of Bach and Mozart accompany as you explore the imposing spires of Cologne and Salzburg, cruise along the Rhine and criss-cross ‘East’ and ‘West’ in Berlin. You’ll also sample traditional Tyrolean hospitality, visit the city that inspired ‘The Sound of Music’ and tuck into Vienna’s Kaffee und Kuchen culture.

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

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION 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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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

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)

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 ▶  Salzburg Sightseeing d 10 Innsbruck 3 Cologne ▶  High Speed Train ▶  Berlin Join a Local Specialist in Salzburg for a Sightseeing (2 Nights) d fascinating walking tour of a city that featured in This morning we board a high-speed train to ‘The Sound of Music’ during which you will have historic Berlin and join a Local Specialist to an opportunity to view Mozart’s birthplace and see the imposing Brandenburg Gate, Unter family house in the picturesque Getreidegasse, den Linden Boulevard and the Reichstag and the Domplatz dominated by Salzburg Building with its famous glass dome. We’ll see Cathedral. This evening we dine at our hotel. the Tiergarten and trendy Kurfürstendamm, (BB, D) Hotel: Austria Trend Europa 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 Accommodation 6 Rothenburg ▶  Munich (2 Nights) This morning we enjoy an orientation walk through the beautiful medieval centre 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

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 splendour 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 colourful 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 travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) 13 Depart Vienna We bid farewell to your companions at the end of a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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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. Travelling 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

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION 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 Accommodation also provides the comfort of modern living, having been lovingly refurbished inside.

7 Munich Orientation e Meander through the heart of Munich this morning, visiting its charming Marienplatz with both its new and old City Halls built on its periphery. See the magical Glockenspiel that delights visitors throughout the day with the enactment of 16th century tales. Spend the rest of the day on your terms exploring the d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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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 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 ACCOMMODATION 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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Arrive Munich (2 Nights) Willkommen in Munich – a city of sophistication, old-world charm and of course all the flavours 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 travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kickstart your leisurely meander through Germany and 8 Austria. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn Westpark 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) 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 Berc htesgaden 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 Accommodation Salzburg Sightseeing and At Leisure ed 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 on their charming Salzburg farm for a Be My Guest family dinner, not to mention the delicious home-made cheese strudel. (BB, BG)

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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

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Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure ed 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 colourful 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)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Vienna Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver US$97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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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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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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Explore the Alpine landscapes of Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the northern fringes of Italy, following the Arlberg route into the Tyrol and the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley. Cross the Tre Croci Pass to the heart of Italy’s Dolomites and spectacular Rhône Valley, enjoying beautiful Vienna, St. Moritz and Lake Geneva as you traverse the heart of Europe.

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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 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 ACCOMMODATION 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 VIENNA Wachau Valley

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THE ICONS City tour in Salzburg ▶ Vienna Orientation of Zurich ▶ Innsbruck ▶ Lucerne Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein ▶ the Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo ▶ the mountain resort of St. Moritz ▶ lakeside Stresa ▶ Zermatt View the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace in Innsbruck ▶ the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting) ▶ the castle of Chillon ▶ the city of Berne ▶ Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne See Melk Abbey ▶ the Wachau Valley

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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 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 10 Zermatt ▶  Chillon ▶  Montreux e We meander along magical Lake Walensee to the Meandering through the Rhône Valley, we arrive fairy-tale principality of Liechtenstein where we on the tranquil shores of Lake Geneva, where we will stop in its capital Vaduz before continuing will view Chillon Castle. We follow the lakeshore along the scenic Alberg route into the Tyrol. to Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop Arriving in the Baroque city of Salzburg, we of snow-covered peaks and vineyards. (BB) embark on a fascinating walking tour with a Local Hotel: Eurotel Riviera Specialist to see such iconic sights as the house where Mozart once lived and the magnificent 11 Montreux ▶  Berne ▶  Interlaken Domplatz with its imposing Salzburger Dom ▶  Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights) d Cathedral, Residenz Castle and St. Peter’s Abbey. Travel via the charming city of Berne to Interlaken, (BB) Hotel: Austria Trend Europa set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau (subject to weather 3 Salzburg ▶  Vienna (2 Nights) conditions). We then cross the Brünig Pass to the Waltzing through the scenic Austrian charming lakeside town of Lucerne where we will countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling view the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge and visit hills, fortresses and valleys of the picturesque the poignant Lion Monument. (BB) Hotel: Grand Wachau Valley, we stop at the impressive Melk Europe Authentic Accommodation Abbey perched atop a rocky outcrop above the beautiful Danube. Our home for the next two 12 Lucerne e nights is the glorious Imperial city of Vienna. Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander (BB) Hotel: Renaissance Wien through the quaint medieval streets of Lucerne lined with colourful muralled façades. Spend a 4 Vienna Sightseeing e d full day exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience Gothic and Baroque façades on a guided ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist who views. This evening, we toast to a magnificent will take you to see the iconic State Opera, adventure through Switzerland and Austria at a the Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) the Parliament. Stroll through the charming cobblestone lanes of ‘Am Hof’ before spending 13 Lucerne ▶  Depart Zurich time at leisure. (BB) We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable 5 Vienna ▶  Piber Stud Farm ▶  Villach d journey. An airport transfer is available to Zurich We journey south to visit the Lipizzaner Stud Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) farm at Piber for an unforgettable Cultural Insight into the breeding of the athletic white 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

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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. The return transfer will arrive at Zurich Airport on the last day of the trip at 8am from Lucerne. 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.

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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 centre and picturesque lakeside setting you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city’s iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$127 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 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 7 Innsbruck ▶  St. Moritz e d Arriving in the chic winter sports resort of St. Moritz, we have the afternoon at leisure to explore the pristine landscape or perhaps take a mountain pass train ride. This evening we enjoy dinner at our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Reine Victoria 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 d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Zurich The trendy city of Zurich is our springboard to a spectacular journey through Switzerland. Explore its mix of ancient heritage and modern verve during your orientation tour before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception to launch your epic Swiss experience. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu

8 Lucerne ▶  Depart Zurich We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and newfound friends at the end of a remarkable Swiss holiday. Your Travel Director will give you tickets for the short train journey from Lucerne to Zurich Airport, which can be used at your convenience for the onward journey. (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 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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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 metres 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)

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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.

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2 Zurich ▶  St. Moritz Our love affair with the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland begins on a scenic train journey via Chur to the chic resort of St. Moritz, set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake St. Moritz. Admire the inspiring natural setting and perhaps take a mountain pass train ride this afternoon, before dining at your hotel tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Reine Victoria

who bravely defended Louis XVI during the French Revolution and view the covered wooden Chapel Bridge spanning the River Reuss with its decorated wooden panels, which chronicle the history of Lucerne. Later consider an Optional Experience to a nearby mountain peak, or explore the old city and shop for delicious Swiss chocolate. Tonight we join our Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant. (BB, FD)

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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 ACCOMMODATION 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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city’s cobblestone streets lined with colourful 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 Accommodation

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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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No worries, just relax with Trafalgar! Knowledgeable & systematic Travel Director. Responsible & careful bus driver. Siew Hong Tan, from Singapore, 2016

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.

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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 travellers for a Welcome Reception We travel to Interlaken at the heart of Switzerland, and orientation in this beautiful lakeside setting. which lies in the shadows of the Jungfrau (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu Mountain, stopping in the village of Brienz for a 2 Zurich ▶  Berne ▶  Chillon ▶  Lake Geneva Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition (Montreux) of wood carving for which this village is so famous. We leave the bright lights of Zurich behind Spend some time at leisure and enjoy superb and stop in Berne with its charming Old Town, views of the peaks of the Bernese Oberland. admiring its cobblestone streets, ornate This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our fountains and arcaded walkways. Journeying fellow travellers and Travel Director toasting the to Lake Geneva, we arrive in the resort town highlights of Switzerland we’ve enjoyed along the of Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop way. (BB, FD) of snow-covered peaks and vineyards. After 9 Lucerne ▶  Depart Zurich lunch, we visit the island castle of Chillon As our journey through the Best of Switzerland Castle, immortalised by Lord Byron’s ‘Prisoner comes to an end, we bid our newfound friends a of Chillon’. For nearly four centuries, this water fond farewell. Transfers are available to Zurich fortress was the residence of the Counts of airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Savoy and an important stop for traders. (BB)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$88 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI at the Lion Monument and cross the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before meandering through the

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

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Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure ed Delve into centuries of heritage joining your Local Specialist for a Small Group Sightseeing guided walk past the city’s iconic sights. Visit the 8 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 fascinating village of the Kutná Hora with its bone-bedecked chapel and five-nave St. Barbara Church. Spend your evening at leisure, attending 9 a performance at the exquisite Czech National Theatre 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 Budapest Sightseeing and At Leisure ed 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) Budapest At Leisure e Venture up Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Budapest skyline, relax in the Szechenyi Baths or consider an Optional Experience to Szentendre, a charming riverside village popular with artists and craft workers. On our last evening together, we toast to a magnificent journey to the Imperial capitals and enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, FD)

Prague ▶ Bratislava ▶ Vienna (3 Nights) Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its Presidential Palace and quaint Old Town before continuing your journey to Austria and the Imperial 10 Depart Budapest city of Vienna – our home for the next three We say a fond farewell to our companions and nights. Admire the city’s musical talents and Travel Director today after an unforgettable consider attending a Viennese Concert. (BB) At Leisure trip. Transfers are provided to Hotel: Mercure Grand Biedermeier Wien Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure ed 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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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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, US$97 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Vienna At Leisure e Today is yours to explore the City of Music on your terms. Tread in the footsteps of the great sons of Vienna – Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, as you delve into the city’s rich musical heritage nurtured by aristocrats throughout the centuries. Consider a visit to the beautiful

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LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Prague ▶ Budapest ▶ Vienna ▶ Salzburg Orientation of Munich ▶ Regensburg Visit Bratislava the capital of Slovakia ▶ the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest ▶ the Baroque town centre of Győr View the Marienplatz in Munich ▶ St. Vitus’ Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague ▶ the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna ▶ Melk Abbey

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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 travellers 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 Hungarian specialities and awe inspiring views. (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) Budapest ▶ Gy˝ or ▶ Vienna (2 Nights) e A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Szecheyni Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. We cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Győr for a visit to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval charm before arriving in Vienna later for an

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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

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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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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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Arrive Zagreb (2 Nights) Embark on an off-the-beaten track discovery of the Balkans, a once troubled region and today a land of diverse cultures and traditions. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive, including a stroll around the 17th century Ban Jelačić Square. (WR) Hotel: The Westin Zagreb Sightseeing e d The paved squares and steep alleyways of 8 Zagreb are ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist to delve into the city’s rich medieval and religious history. See the majestic Cathedral on Kaptol, the Archbishop’s Palace, St. Mark’s Church, with its vividly coloured tiled roof, and the Opera House. Spend the afternoon at leisure – enjoy panoramic city views from Strossmatre, pay tribute to Zagreb’s patron saint at the Stone Gate or meander through the Old Town, twirling your Šestine umbrella as you ramble along its labyrinthine lanes. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the 9 lush surrounding countryside. (BB)

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 flavours. (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 savour 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 Sarajevo Sightseeing e d Park of Plitvice where we will dine tonight at our Burrowing into the depths below Sarajevo, we hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Jezero 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 Sarajevo ▶ Mostar ▶ Dubrovnik Zagreb for a final Farewell Dinner together where (3 Nights) we will reminisce over an enchanting Balkan We journey to the secluded coves and dramatic exploration. (BB, FD) Hotel: The Westin cliff s of the Dalmatian coast, that for centuries 12 Depart Zagreb have attracted famous artists, actors and Our time together comes to and end this morning aristocrats. En route to Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl after breakfast. Transfers are available to Zagreb of the Adriatic’, we stop to see the magnificent Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) bridge at Mostar, named after the bridge keepers who in medieval times guarded the ‘Stari Most’ over the Neretva River. The 16th century bridge, was destroyed during the war and has been rebuilt using the same centuries-old traditions. Enjoy some free time to explore the town before continuing to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. (BB) Hotel: Ariston

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Dubrovnik Sightseeing e d Meander through the marble streets of this stunning medieval city, joining an unforgettable Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights of Dubrovnik with a Local Specialist . Admire the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries before travelling to Osojnik to meet the Muhoberac family for a special Be My Guest traditional meal in the village their ancestors have lived in for over 500 years. (BB, BG)

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Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure ed 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 the extensive maze of underground caves at Postojna and Predjama Castle, said to be the largest cave castle in the world. (BB)

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Leisurely 6 nights in sun-kissed Hvar and Dubrovnik. Sit back and watch spellbinding Dalmatian sunsets

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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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Hvar Island ▶ Dubrovnik (3 Nights) Meander south along the picture-perfect Dalmatian coast past charming villages to the ancient city of Dubrovnik – its terracotta rooftops appear to tumble into the waters of the cerulean Adriatic. (BB) Hotel: Ariston

13 Zagreb Sightseeing and At Leisure ed Join a Local Specialist this morning for an Lake Bled ▶ Ljubljana ▶ Plitvice Lakes exploration of the upper and lower towns of d this traditional medieval city where you’ll see A short journey brings us to Ljubljana, where the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, a Local Specialist will share some of the the Opera House and St. Mark’s Church, with its Slovenian capital’s most iconic sights including colourfully tiled roof. The afternoon is yours to the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum, meander through the Old Town, twirling your Three Bridges Square and Castle, from where Šestine umbrella as you ramble along its hidden you can enjoy spectacular views of the city. cobblestone lanes or consider an Optional Travel south across the Croatian border to the Experience into the surrounding countryside. exquisite National Park of Plitvice where you will This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour. celebration with our newfound friends and Admire the cascade of spectacular waterfalls Travel Director. (BB, FD) and crystal clear waters reflecting green, grey and blue against the lush landscapes. (BB, D) 14 Depart Zagreb Hotel: Jezero Bid your travel companions a fond farewell at the end of a memorable At Leisure holiday together. Plitvice Lakes ▶ Split ▶ Hvar Island Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. (3 Nights) d Conditions apply. (BB) 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 travelling to the glamorous island of Hvar for a relaxing threenight stay. (BB, D) Hotel: Amfora

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The Imperial twin cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg come together on this At Leisure rail adventure, combining art and antiquities and such attractions as the Hermitage Museum, Tsar’s Winter Palace, Red Square and the Kremlin. Gain insight into Russia’s transformation into a creative and opulent modern metropolis.

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This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the locals over drinks and canapés at the Theatre of Youth in the centre of St. Petersburg. Enjoy a local tour and stage performances by the students in one of the beautiful theatre halls

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a guided tour of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Hermitage Museum visit d Explore opulent royal history and the might 7 Depart Moscow of Imperial Russia on a sightseeing tour with We close the door on our epic At Leisure holiday a Local Specialist during which you will view in two iconic Russian cities and say farewell the magnificent Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky to newfound friends. Airport transfers are Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue available. Conditions apply. (BB) of Peter the Great, whose inspired vision for this Baltic settlement saw it rival even the most sophisticated of European capitals. Explore FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018 the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit before joining a Small Group Sightseeing visit with a Local Specialist to the incredible We strive to deliver nothing but the best when Hermitage Museum. Occupying five buildings on it comes to travelling with Trafalgar. To avoid the banks of the Neva, the Hermitage features disruption to your holiday, we have taken some 3 million artefacts, representing the the decision to cease operation of trips in development of world culture and art from the Russian cities during the FIFA World Cup period stone age to the 20 th century. Spend the rest of 14 June – 15 July 2018. the day at leisure admiring grand palaces and the picturesque canal setting. This evening consider a theatre 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 colourful 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 Theatre 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 ed The imposing Red Square - the site of grand celebrations, fierce fighting and beautiful architecture - takes centre 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 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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YOUR HOLIDAY 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) Hotel: Holiday Inn City Centre

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)

3 St. Petersburg Sightseeing d 11 Vilnius ▶  Siauliai ▶  Riga (2 Nights) Join a Local Specialist this morning to explore Enjoy a leisurely morning in Vilnius, departing the city’s iconic sights including the Tsar’s Winter the city after lunch. Our first stop is the Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral extraordinary Hill of Crosses at Siauliai, the and the Statue of Peter the Great, whose inspired site of thousands of crosses, each mysteriously vision for this city, saw it evolve into an elegant claiming its place since the mid-19th century. We metropolis to rival even the most sophisticated arrive in the ancient city of Riga later where we of European capitals. Visit the Peter and Paul will spend the next two nights. This evening, we Fortress, built to protect the city against dine in our hotel before taking to the streets to th invading forces in the 18 century, and the explore the Latvian capital’s inspiring Gothic spectacular Hermitage Museum to see one of the spires. (BB, D) Hotel: Mercure Centre world’s largest and most valuable art collections 12 Riga Sightseeing e d – the exquisite works of da Vinci, Rembrandt Meander through the winding medieval streets and Vermeer hang proudly on its magnificent of Riga’s UNESCO-listed Old Town – with one Baroque and Rococo walls. (BB) of the world’s finest collections of art nouveau 4 St. Petersburg e buildings and a fascinating Hanseatic trade Spend the day exploring the grand boulevards history which we will have an opportunity to of St. Petersburg, admiring the ornate golden explore during a sightseeing and walking tour domes and colourful mosaics of cathedrals with a Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the and churches. Consider joining an Optional day exploring the sights on your terms. (BB) Experience to visit Peter the Great’s summer ▶  Tallinn Sightseeing e d 13 Riga residence at Peterhof, then spend your evening We follow the Gulf of Riga north into Estonia, at leisure. (BB) and travel via Parnu, a popular beach resort 5 St. Petersburg ▶  High Speed Train to the fairy-tale capital of Tallinn. Explore the ▶  Moscow (3 Nights) beautifully preserved streets of Tallinn’s old Board a high speed Sapsan train this morning Hanseatic Quarter with a Local Specialist. across the vast Russian landscape to the capital See its 15th century Luhike Jalg Gate and visit city. Delve into the tumultuous and captivating Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a symbol of Soviet history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur. power with its magnificent gold-plated dome. This evening we dine at our hotel. (BB, D) This evening join your companions for a Regional Hotel: Azimut Olympic Meal celebrating delicious Estonian flavours at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Hotel: Original 6 Moscow Sightseeing d Sokos Viru Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the imposing Red Square. See the fairy-tale spires 14 Tallinn ▶  Helsinki Sightseeing e d of St. Basil’s Cathedral before venturing within the We board a ferry this morning, crossing the sea red walls of the Kremlin for a memorable visit to to Helsinki where we’ll meet a Local Specialist the seat of Russian power. (BB) for a sightseeing tour past Finlandia Hall, the Senate and Market Squares, and café-lined 7 Moscow e Esplanade. This evening we join our travel Soak up the kofe culture of Moscow, before taking companions for a special Farewell Dinner. to its streets to learn about its triumphs and (BB, FD) Hotel: Scandic Grand Marina defeats. Consider an Optional Experience to the Tsar’s Treasury Chamber or St. Sergius Monastery 15 Depart Helsinki and its fascinating handicraft market. (BB) We say a fond farewell to newfound friends at the end of a memorable trip. Airport transfers are 8 Moscow ▶  Minsk (2 Nights) available. Conditions apply. (SB) 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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2 Helsinki ▶  St. Petersburg (3 Nights) 10 Minsk ▶  Vilnius Sightseeing e d Follow the beautiful shoreline along the Gulf We journey west to Vilnius. Join a Local of Finland, crossing the border into Russia. We Specialist on a leisurely tour past the city’s journey through the lush forests of Karela to the iconic sights. See the 16th century Bishop’s Imperial city of St. Petersburg – our home for the Palace and the University, the oldest university next three nights. You will have the opportunity to in the Baltics. Explore the Baroque Church of admire the ‘Venice of the North’ by night, taking St. Peter and St. Paul. Then, walk to the Gates of to its waters and meandering through the city’s Dawn, the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa and canals by boat, or perhaps indulge in the delicious former Jewish Ghetto, passing the Cathedral, flavours of traditional stolle pie while you wander new Royal Palace excavations and the site of the through the city’s quaint cobblestone lanes. (SB) synagogue destroyed during World War II. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Moskovskye Vorota Hotel: Crowne Plaza

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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 ACCOMMODATION 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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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 artefacts representing the development of world culture and art, from the stone age to the 20th century. (BB)

atmosphere, enjoy coffee and people-watch along the Langelinie promenade or consider an Optional Experience visiting the stunning Danish Riviera. (SB)

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. Travelling past Lake Vättern, we enjoy spectacular 11 Moscow Sightseeing e d views of Brahehus Castle ruins en route to the Savour the fascinating mix of imperial history sophisticated Swedish capital, Stockholm, where and modern sophistication as you join we will dine in at local restaurant. (SB, RM) your Local Specialist for an unforgettable Hotel: Best Western Plus Time sightseeing tour past Red Square and the fairytale spires of St. Basil’s Cathedral. We’ll venture 4 Stockholm Sightseeing ▶  At Sea e d inside the UNESCO-listed Kremlin, a walled-in We meet our Local Specialist this morning for complex of palaces, cathedrals and government a sightseeing tour of the formidable City Hall offices – home to the president of the Russian and view the Baroque-style Royal Palace at the Federation. Perhaps spend the rest of your day heart of Stockholm’s quaint Old Town. Spend the exploring the tumultuous and captivating history rest of the day exploring the city on your terms. of an ancient city that oozes grandeur, viewing Delve into the city’s rich heritage, admire its monuments to fallen heroes and victorious elegant architecture and tranquil green spaces, battles. Celebrate the indomitable spirit of the or perhaps join an excursion to the Vasa Museum Russian nation which saw it send the first man showcasing the 17th century warship reclaimed to outer space, and admire the works of Russian from the seabed, its resting place for hundreds and European masters. (BB) of years. This evening we board an overnight ferry to cruise the waters of the Baltic en route to 12 Moscow e Finland. (SB) Enjoy a full day in the city to see the sights. Kickstart your morning soaking up the kofe 5 At Sea ▶  Helsinki e d culture of Moscow or consider an Optional After an early arrival in Helsinki, our Local Experience to St. Sergius Monastery and Specialist shares the city’s iconic sights and its handicraft market in Zagorsk, the centre of fascinating Swedish and Russian heritage. See Russian art and architecture. This evening we the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market special Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Square. Enjoy free time this evening. (SB) Hotel: Scandic Grand Marina 13 Depart Moscow Say a fond farewell to Russia and newfound 6 Helsinki ▶  St. Petersburg (3 Nights) friends after your memorable holiday comes We depart Finland to begin our exploration of to an end after breakfast. Airport transfers are Russia and the romantic city of St. Petersburg, available. Conditions apply. (BB) our home for the next three nights. Tread in the footsteps of tsars and tsarinas, marvelling at the city’s picturesque cityscape, colourful 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 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 d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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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 colourful façades of 8 St. Petersburg e Nyhavn before meeting your Travel Director and Admire the ornate domes and colourful mosaics fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Phoenix the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral Authentic Accommodation with spectacular panoramic views of the city, 2 Copenhagen Sightseeing e d or join an Optional Experience to visit Peter the Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing Great’s summer residence at Petrodvorets. (BB) tour of the iconic sights of fairy-tale 9 St. Petersburg ▶  Novgorod e d Copenhagen. See the beloved Little Mermaid, A leisurely morning sees us soaking up the immortalised in Hans Christian Andersen’s elegant atmosphere of St. Petersburg. We head woeful tale, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, south to the ancient city of Novgorod across and the exquisite palaces of Royal Amalienborg the vast Russian plains. View the Kremlin Fort Palace and Christiansborg. Spend your and grounds, the Millennium Monument and afternoon meandering through the city’s quaint St. Sophia Cathedral before joining Irina and cobblestone streets or embrace your inner child her family for a traditional Be My Guest dining in Europe’s oldest amusement park, the Tivoli experience of pancakes and local Russian Gardens. An afternoon at leisure could see you liqueurs. (BB, BG) Hotel: Park Inn Veliky stroll down Strøget and soak up the trendy

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Hotel Phoenix, Copenhagen, Denmark The history of this luxurious 17th century Authentic Accommodation is enhanced by its Louis XVI inspired décor, marble floors and period paintings. Located in the centre, it’s also the perfect base for exploring this eclectic city.

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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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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 travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick start your journey. (WR) Hotel: Clarion Collection Bastion 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 harbour, 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 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)

Lillehammer ▶ Oslo We return to Oslo where we have the rest of the day to explore the cityscape. Explore the open-air museum displaying Norwegian life from the 1500s to today, or take a guided tour of the Royal Palace. We spend our last evening together at a Farewell Dinner toasting to a memorable trip exploring the beauty of Norway. (SB, FD) Hotel: Best Western Kampen Depart Oslo Our epic journey through the fjords, falls and forests of Norway has come to an end. We bid our newfound friends a fond farewell and prepare to return home. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (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 colourful 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 Bergen ▶ Voss ▶ Sognefjord ▶ Geiranger (2 nights) d Delving straight back into Norway’s inspiring natural landscapes, we stop in the resort town of Voss, before continuing to the ‘King of Fjords’. We brush the shoreline of Sognefjord, climbing into the surrounding mountains to see the impressive ice wall of the Boeya Glacier. Later, we arrive at Geiranger Fjord whose deep blue waters, surrounding snow-capped peaks and lush green landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop for the next two nights. (SB, D) Hotel: Union Authentic Accommodation

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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 ACCOMMODATION Enjoy three splendid accommodations at Hotel Randers, Sognefjord Hotel and Hotel Geiranger

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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 cosy half-timbered merchant houses. (SB) The unusual Olympic ice rink beside the lake at Hotel: Randers Authentic Accommodation 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 colourful 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 and view the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddasholm Bergen e Church and the Royal Palace at the heart of Nestled at the heart of the Seven Mountains, Stockholm’s quaint Old Town. The rest of Bergen is one of the country’s cultural centres the day is yours. Join your fellow travellers which you will have an opportunity to explore on and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner this this full day at leisure. Stroll through its charming evening. (SB, FD) cobblestone streets or ascend its funicular for spectacular views of the fjords and islands. 14 Depart Stockholm Consider an Optional Experience to the tiny village Our epic journey has come to an end. Bid of Telavåg, which played a significant role in the Stockholm and your newfound friends a secret North Sea boat traff ic between Norway and fond farewell. Airport transfers are available. Great Britain during World War II. (SB) Conditions apply. (SB)

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Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights) Welcome to Copenhagen – the enchanting Danish capital that inspired Hans Christian Andersen to share tales of mermaids, queens and ugly ducklings with the world. Enjoy a late afternoon orientation drive and Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and travel companions. (WR) Hotel: Marriott

Flåm Valley past the Kjosfossen. Later, arrive in Songnefjord, the King of the Fjords, where we will stay overnight. (SB, D) Hotel: Sognefjord Authentic Accommodation

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$136 per person. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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 ACCOMMODATION Hotel Randers, Randers, Denmark One of the oldest hotels in Randers, history hits as you walk through the swing doors of this Authentic Accommodation 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 Accommodation 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 Accommodation 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 traditional Rovaniemi reindeer farm where you will enjoy a typical Lappish dinner and gain an understanding of the lives of the indigenous Sami people

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Located on the magnificent Geiranger Fjord, Hotel Geiranger offers spectacular views and authentic Norwegian hospitality

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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 colourful wooden homes fellow travellers 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 and the Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm’s quaint Old Town. (SB)

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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 Centre. (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 centre, we’ll view the 14 Honningsvåg ▶ Saariselkä 17th century Stock Exchange, the Christiansborg Travel through expansive landscapes across Palace and the beloved Little Mermaid, the border of Finland and to the popular immortalised in Hans Christian Andersen’s winter-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 flavours at your We depart Oslo travelling 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 Accommodation 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)

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Circle and the town of Mosjøen. On arrival, dinner will be served at our hotel. (SB, D) Hotel: Fru Haugans

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 ACCOMMODATION 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 Accommodation in both style and setting.

19 Depart Helsinki We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends at the end of a memorable trip. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (SB)

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Roam through desolate landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders following in the footsteps of mighty Viking explorers. Iceland is a wonderland of fjords and waterfalls, geysers and glaciers. Explore the quirky capital, Reykjavik, cross the largest mass of lava to have ever flowed on the face of the earth and bathe in the healing waters of the geothermal Blue Lagoon.

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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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2 Reykjavik ▶  Thingvellir ▶  Gullfoss ▶  Geyser area ▶  Vík area We leave the capital, journeying through Iceland’s 7 Akureyri ▶  Stykkishólmur d volcanic landscapes to Thingvellir National Park Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to where we will see first-hand how the movements Skagafjördur, renowned for its horse breeding of the North American and Eurasian tectonic traditions, which we will have an opportunity to plates have carved into the earth’s crust. Visit experience first-hand at a Be My Guest lunch the world-famous hot spring area of Geyser and on a local horse farm. Learn about the unique see Strokkur shoot a spectacular plume of water Icelandic horse breed and watch a short riding and steam high into the air. Our next stop is the demonstration before journeying to picturesque ‘Golden Waterfall’ of Gullfoss, saved at the turn Stykkishólmur, our home for the night. (BB, BG) of the last century by the tenacity of a farmer’s Hotel: Stykkishólmur daughter who threatened to throw herself into 8 Stykkishólmur ▶  Snæfellsnes Peninsula its depths if it was developed for hydroelectric ▶  Reykjavik (2 Nights) power. Continue along the south shore and Snæfellsnes is a unique area with a variety of stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss geological interest such as lava fields, volcanoes, and Skógafoss before arriving in the Vík area for glacier, springs, beautiful formed rock, yellow dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Katla and black sand beaches and caves as well as 3 Vík area ▶  Skaftafell ▶  Jökulsárlón interesting bird life. The main attraction is without ▶  Höfn d a doubt Snæfellsjökull glacier, a beautifully This morning, we cross the vast expanse of shaped strato volcano at the very end of the Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on peninsula. The glacier is also known as the the face of the earth, before reaching Skaftafell location for Jules Verne’s novel ‘Journey to the National Park. See the largest glacier in Iceland, Centre of the Earth’, captured in the unspoilt the Vatnajökull, before continuing to Jökulsárlón natural wonder surrounding it. This afternoon Glacial Lagoon, for magnificent views of the ice complete your circuit around Iceland as you arrive cap and drifting icebergs that melt into obscurity back in Reykjavik. (BB) Hotel: Grand Reykjavik in the lake’s waters. This afternoon enjoy a Cultural Insight at the Thorbergur Centre where 9 Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Visit and Bathe d you’ll learn about one of Iceland’s most famous Explore the small capital city of Reykjavik 20th century writers over cake, and coffee or tea. on a sightseeing tour this morning. See all Later, we travel to Höfn, the lobster capital of the city’s major attractions including the Iceland. (BB) Hotel: Edda Parliament, the harbour, the National Museum, 4 Höfn ▶  Eastern fjords ▶  Lake Lagarfljot Laugadalur swimming pool and see the city’s The mystical landscapes of Almannaskard main landmark, the Hallgrímskirkja Church Pass provide a spectacular backdrop for our perched at the top of a hill in the heart of the city. leisurely meander along the majestic southern Experience a Cultural Insight at the worldcoast of Iceland. We continue to the East Fjords famous Blue Lagoon (please remember to pack – towering mountains that plunge dramatically your swimwear) - its steaming turquoise waters into the Norwegian Sea. Consider a visit to are said to have healing powers. This evening Petra’s Mineral Collection in Stödvarfjördur, we reminisce over the quaint myths and legends where you will learn about this much-loved local we’ve encountered along the way, during a woman who collected stones in her house and Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your garden for over 80 years. Tonight we stay on the Travel Director. (BB, FD) shores of Lake Lagarfljot, in Iceland’s biggest Reykjavik 10 Depart forest. (BB, D) Hotel: Hallormsstadur For now it’s time to say a fond farewell to Iceland 5 Lake Lagarfljot ▶  Dettifoss ▶  Lake after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided Myvatn ▶  Akureyri (2 Nights) to Keflavik airport. Conditions apply. (BB) 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 colourful 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 travellers 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 harbour lined with colourful 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)

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CRUISE COLLECTION

CRUISE THE GREEK ISL ANDS 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 optional 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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7 nights Hotel accommodation 12 meals 7 buffet breakfasts 5 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 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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YOUR HOLIDAY 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 holiday 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 honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence 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

2 Athens Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning 7 Kalambaka ▶  Meteora ▶  Athens d sightseeing tour to the ancient hilltop complex The breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage that was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. and today overlooks a sprawling cityscape Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the below. Along our journey into antiquity we’ll six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis impressively to immense, rounded rock towers with its treasures. We’ll admire the Parthenon, overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal to Athens where we’ll enjoy a rousing Farewell Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce the haunt of Socrates and Plato. We’ll see over an incredible journey through Greece. remarkable displays of an ancient world during (BB, FD) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/ an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and Crowne Plaza see Hadrian’s Arch and the stadium where the 8 Depart Athens first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The We say a fond farewell to our newfound rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own friends and the treasures of Greece after an terms. Meander through the cobbled lanes of unforgettable journey or join one of the 3, 4 or Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in 7 day Aegean Cruises on pages 200-202. Airport search of the city’s tastiest souvlaki – the choice transfers are available, conditions apply. (BB) 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 theatre 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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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 holiday in Europe. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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.

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3 Itinerary (WGBOA): Departure marked will operate as per the Autumn, Winter & Spring 2017/18 brochure and operate in reverse. Hotels and inclusions may vary slightly. Please enquire at time of booking.

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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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11 days - 2 countries

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10 nights Hotel and cruise accommodation 21 meals 10 buffet breakfasts 3 cruise lunches 8 dinners (including Be My Guest) 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 HOLIDAY PLANNER Departures start on Fridays and end on Mondays in Athens Departures on or between

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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 ▶ Depart Athens This morning, disembark from your cruise ship for your transfer to the airport. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Your Athens Hotels: Divani Palace Acropolis/ Crowne Plaza 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. Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 11am.

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Moderate: Ref AGAM Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

Superior: Ref AGAS Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

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 holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Note: The 3-Day Cruise option may only be purchased with the Friday departure of the Best of Greece (AGBOA). 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 pric es are per person, twin 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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11 nights Hotel and cruise accommodation 24 meals 11 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 HOLIDAY PLANNER Departures start on Mondays and end on Fridays in Athens Departures on or between

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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)

10 Rhodes e The enchanting Old Town of Rhodes takes centre 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)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Your Athens Hotels: Divani Palace Acropolis/ Crowne Plaza 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. Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 11am. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances.

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9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 09 Jul, 20 Aug, 08 Oct include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing. Moderate: Ref AGLM

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Note: The 4-Day Cruise option may only be purchased with the Monday departure of the Best of Greece (AGBOA). 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.

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

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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* All pric es are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

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THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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14 nights Hotel and cruise accommodation 32 meals 14 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 HOLIDAY PLANNER Departures start and end in Athens on Mondays Departures on or between

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Athens ▶ Embark Spend the day at leisure exploring what was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation, before boarding your cruise ship this evening bound for the Cyclades. (BB, D) 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 Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Your Athens Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/ Crowne Plaza 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 Jul, 20 Aug, 08 Oct 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. Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 2pm. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Note: The 7-Day Cruise option may only be purchased with the Monday departure of the Best of Greece (AGBOA). 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, twin share.

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ATHENS AND AEGEAN

8 days - 2 countries

US$1993 PP*

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THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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7 nights Hotel and cruise accommodation 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 HOLIDAY PLANNER Departures start and end in Athens on Tuesdays Departures on or between

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Moderate Standard Inside - Code ATAM 27 Mar - 24 Apr 01 May - 23 Oct

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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) 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) 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) 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

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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 holiday. Airport transfers are provided. Conditions apply. (BB)

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Share Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

27 Mar - 24 Apr 01 May - 23 Oct

1950 2075

168 168

2118 2243

475 495

Premier Superior Outside - Code ATAL 27 Mar - 24 Apr 01 May - 23 Oct

2050 2195

168 168

2218 2363

475 495

Premium Superior Outside - Code ATAP 27 Mar - 24 Apr 01 May - 23 Oct

2125 2275

168 168

2293 2443

450 475

Moderate: Ref ATAM

Superior: Ref ATAS

Premier: Ref ATAL

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includes Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

includes Cat. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

includes Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

includes Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

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

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Arrive Athens (3 Nights) Delve into a land of gods and goddesses, 8 legends and great philosophers. On arriving in Athens, you will be transferred to your hotel before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

168 168

Superior Standard Outside - Code ATAS

Mykonos

YOUR HOLIDAY

1825 1925

Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2017. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 3233. Extra night hotels see page 261. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-todate itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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8 days - 2 countries

US$2655 PP*

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THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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7 nights Hotel and cruise accommodation 15 meals 7 buffet breakfasts 4 cruise lunches 4 cruise dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including 4-night cruise) All transfers shown

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER Departures start and end in Athens on Saturdays Departures on or between

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Moderate Standard Inside - Code ATLM 31 Mar - 28 Apr 05 May - 20 Oct

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2025 2195

216 216

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375 425

Premier Superior Outside - Code ATLL 31 Mar - 28 Apr 05 May - 20 Oct

2150 2350

216 216

2366 2566

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Premium Superior Outside - Code ATLP Samos island

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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 Athens Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist today to uncover the treasures of ancient Athens. Our morning 7 sightseeing tour takes us to the Royal Palace, 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 8 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)

31 Mar - 28 Apr 05 May - 20 Oct

2225 2450

Moderate: Ref ATLM Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

Premier: Ref ATLL

Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

216 216

2441 2666

375 395

Superior: Ref ATLS Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

Premium: Ref ATLP

Cat. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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. Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions in the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2017. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. * All pric es are per person, twin 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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US$2698 PP*

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THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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10 nights Hotel and cruise accommodation 23 meals 10 buffet breakfasts 6 cruise lunches 7 cruise dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including 7-night cruise) All transfers shown

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER Departures start in Athens on Saturdays and end in Athens on Tuesdays Departures on or between

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Moderate Standard Inside - Code ATOM 28 Apr 01 May - 23 Oct

2325 2550

373 373

2698 2923

375 450

Superior Standard Outside - Code ATOS 28 Apr 01 May - 23 Oct

2595 2875

373 373

2968 3248

450 495

Premier Superior Outside - Code ATOL 28 Apr 01 May - 23 Oct

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5

450 525

Athens Sightseeing e d 8 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

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 greet us this morning as we look forward to a 10 Disembark ▶ Athens day exploring the cobbled maze of lanes on this This morning, disembark in Athens and charming island. Stroll past the white-washed transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea in day as you please. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace search of hidden treasures, or simply relax on a Acropolis/Crowne Plaza sparkling beach. (BB, L, D) 11 Depart Athens Mykonos ▶ Milos ▶ At Sea e Say goodbye to your travelling companions at Spend time in the former home of the famous the end of a memorable holiday. Transfer to the Venus de Milo to indulge in the mouth-watering airport for your flight home. watermelon pies of Milos island and soak up the glorious sunshine in the turquoise waters one of its many beaches. (BB, L, D)

28 Apr 01 May - 23 Oct

2950 3325

373 373

3323 3698

425 475

Moderate: Ref ATOM

Superior: Ref ATOS

Cat. ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

Cat. XA Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

Permier: Ref ATOL

Premium: Ref ATOP

Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Cat. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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. Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2017. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website.

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3198 3548

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

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Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to a land of myths and legends. 7 Your springboard to an intoxicating holiday in the Aegean is vibrant Athens. Spend the day exploring after being transferred to your hotel. Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

Athens ▶ Embark e A full day to delve into what was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation. See the city’s ancient sites before boarding your cruise ship this evening to the Cyclades. (BB, D)

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Premium Superior Outside - Code ATOP

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2825 3175

* All pric es are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

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 villages and vineyards set against the backdrop

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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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9 nights Hotel accommodation 12 meals 9 buffet breakfasts 3 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including internal flight) All transfers shown

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

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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Piraeus

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HIGH SPEED FERRY

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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 travellers for a Regional Meal to indulge in a feast of local flavours. 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

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

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 BB FB L

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TH 03 MAY SU 06 MAY WE 09 MAY SA 12 MAY TU 15 MAY FR 18 MAY MO 21 MAY TH 24 MAY SU 27 MAY WE 30 MAY

SA 12 MAY TU 15 MAY FR 18 MAY MO 21 MAY TH 24 MAY SU 27 MAY WE 30 MAY SA 02 JUN TU 05 JUN FR 08 JUN

2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850 2850

WE 11 JUL SA 14 JUL TU 17 JUL FR 20 JUL MO 23 JUL TH 26 JUL SU 29 JUL

FR 20 JUL MO 23 JUL TH 26 JUL SU 29 JUL WE 01 AUG SA 04 AUG TU 07 AUG

3550 3550 3550 3550 3550 3550 3550

SA 02 JUN TU 05 JUN FR 08 JUN MO 11 JUN TH 14 JUN SU 17 JUN WE 20 JUN SA 23 JUN TU 26 JUN FR 29 JUN

MO 11 JUN TH 14 JUN SU 17 JUN WE 20 JUN SA 23 JUN TU 26 JUN FR 29 JUN MO 02 JUL TH 05 JUL SU 08 JUL

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FR 10 AUG MO 13 AUG TH 16 AUG SU 19 AUG WE 22 AUG SA 25 AUG TU 28 AUG FR 31 AUG MO 03 SEP TH 06 SEP SU 09 SEP

3550 3550 3550 3550 3550 3550 3550 3550 3550 3550 3550

MO 02 JUL WE 11 JUL TH 05 JUL SA 14 JUL SU 08 JUL TU 17 JUL

3550 3550 3550

MO 03 SEP TH 06 SEP SU 09 SEP WE 12 SEP SA 15 SEP TU 18 SEP FR 21 SEP MO 24 SEP TH 27 SEP SU 30 SEP

WE 12 SEP SA 15 SEP TU 18 SEP FR 21 SEP MO 24 SEP TH 27 SEP SU 30 SEP WE 03 OCT SA 06 OCT TU 09 OCT

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP 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.

Mykonos At Leisure e Kick back and enjoy another idyllic day in beautiful surrounds. Indulge in local seafood flavours, 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) 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-coloured cliffs 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

PRICE PP Start Athens

Past guest discount: up to US$165

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)

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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)

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances. * All pric es are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

Leisurely 6 nights on Mykonos and Santorini. Enjoy island-style living and spellbinding Aegean sunsets

RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner

Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

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Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Ease into a simpler way of life – the intoxicatingly 8 slow pace of the charming Cycladic islands the ultimate departure from reality, but not before your enjoy a passionate encounter with Athens after being transferred to your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers 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) 9 Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

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 sound of cicadas and warmth of the Greek countryside are your companions along this Hidden Journey as you travel through rolling hills of olive groves to the vineyards of Nemea, and cross country to the island of Corfu with its cobbled alleys, arcades and the elegant Esplanade. Visit the bougainvillea-clad Achilleion Palace, the dramatic cliff-top byzantine monasteries of Meteora and Delphi’s Sacred Way.

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13 meals 10 buffet breakfasts 3 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown

THE RE AL THIN G Traf alg ar highlight s Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

SMALLER GROUPS OF UP TO 26

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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

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Nikopolis Preveza

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Learn about the red wine making tradition of the Nemea region and enjoy a local wine tasting

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Thermopylae

LOCAL SPECIALIST For all included sightseeing

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Delphi

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Mycenae

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City tour in Nafplion ▶ Olympia ▶ Meteora ▶ Delphi ▶ Athens Orientation of Amphilochia ▶ Preveza ▶ Corfu ▶ Metsovo ▶ Meteora ▶ Galaxidi Visit the Amphitheatre 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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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 Theatre 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 the beautiful island of Corfu. (BB) Hotel: Cavalieri/Bella Venezia/Corfu Holiday Palace Corfu Sightseeing e Begin your day with an orientation tour of the island, followed by a visit to the Venetian Castle and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa. Later, we stop at the Phaeacian-styled Achilleion Palace, built by Elizabeth “Sissi” Empress of Austria and Hungary. Stroll through its Imperial Gardens and enjoy magnificent views of the lush valley and glistening Ionian Sea beyond. (BB)

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Corfu ▶ Ioannina We bid farewell to island living on Corfu and sail back to the mainland, continuing to the lively lakeside city of Ioannina where we spend the rest of the day at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Du Lac/Grand Serai/Frontzou Politia Ioannina ▶ Metsovo ▶ Meteora ▶ Portaria (Mount Pelion) The delicious flavours of Metsovone cheese and wine provide a fitting start to our day as we arrive in the picturesque mountain town of Metsovo. We continue to Kalambaka and admire the famous byzantine Monasteries of Meteora that stand almost impossibly perched atop colossal boulders. Our final stop before arriving in Portaria, situated on the magnificent Mount Pelion range, is the seaside town of Volos. (BB) Hotel: Despotiko/ Xenia/Pelion Resort Portaria ▶ Thermopylae ▶ Delphi ▶ Galaxidi d Traversing the peaks of Parnassos and Giona, we stop in Thermopylae, the site where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans fought bravely against the invading Persians. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit to Delphi. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and ramble through what remains of this ancient sanctuary which was once the site of the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. The picturesque seaside village of Galaxidi, our home for the night, emerges as our reward for crossing the craggy hinterland to the coast. (BB) Hotel: Nostos/Epavlis/Ganimede

10 Galaxidi ▶ Athens d We return to cosmopolitan Athens for a day of delving into antiquity, coming face-to-face with the treasures of Ancient Greece. We ascend to the Acropolis and join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with magnificent views of Athena’s Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian’s Arch and view the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. On our final evening together, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the millennia and miles explored together on this epic voyage of discovery. (BB, FD) Hotel: Radisson Blu Park/Crowne Plaza 11 Depart Athens We bid farewell to Athens and newfound friends as we prepare to depart Greece, or join the 3-Day Santorini Extension. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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f MO RE ABO UT YO UR TRIP Group Size: Itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Accommodation: Guests may be accommodated in alternative hotels in certain locations. The hotels in Galaxidi and Portaria are small capacity hotels. All hotels will be of the same or higher standard. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe. WiFi: See page 256 for details. * All prices are per person, twin 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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14 Santorini ▶ Athens Take a short flight back to Athens this morning. Say goodbye to Greece as you continue your journey home. (BB) Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 2pm. From US$1375 per person sharing a twin room. This package ends at Athens Airport – should you wish to return to the city of Athens additional transfer charges will apply. d WR e BB FB L

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Step back to a time when sultans ruled this land and were surrounded by all the world’s treasures. Explore a mezze of East and West in mystical Turkey, from the Byzantine and Ottoman past of its capital, Istanbul, to the legendary city of Troy, ancient ruins of Ephesus, and the famous limestone cotton castles of Pamukkale.

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BE MY GUEST Meet the most liberated women in Turkey in the village of Demircidere, where you’ll learn how to bake traditional bread and taste the local wine

CULTURAL INSIGHT Haggle for souvenirs at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and over 5,000 shops

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Istanbul

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of Demircidere for a unique Be My Guest luncheon. We travel to the broad boulevards of seaside Izmir and dine in our hotel this evening. (BB, BG, D) Hotel: Mövenpick

1 Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights) Meet at the crossroads of East and West – the effervescent capital of Istanbul launches your journey of discovery through centuries of turmoil 5 Izmir ▶  Ephesus ▶  Virgin Mary’s House ▶  Pamukkale and triumph. Spend the day exploring after Journey into antiquity and explore the ruins being transferred to your hotel. Later, you’ll of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus admiring meet your Travel Director and travel companions the well-preserved façade of the Library of for a memorable Welcome Reception. (WR) Celsus and its famous Temple of Artemis. We Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the Temple 2 Istanbul Sightseeing e of Hadrian guarded by Medusa’s head, and the Delve into treasures of the Ottoman Empire, Great Theatre, built by the Romans between strolling through the exquisite Topkapi Palace 41 and 117 AD and still in use today. Relax and with its spellbinding views of the Bosphorus. enjoy the blissful thermal pools at your hotel in We explore the Basilica of Hagia Sophia, Pamukkale. Later, consider joining an Optional once one of the greatest churches in all of Experience to watch the dizzying twirling of the Christendom, before following in the footsteps mystical Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevi sect. of the faithful for a visit to the Blue Mosque – its (BB, D) Hotel: Colossae Thermal six minarets and beautiful blue Iznik tiles are 6 Pamukkale ▶  Hierapolis ▶  Bursa a sight to behold. Later, we visit the Byzantine This morning we enjoy a leisurely visit to the Hippodrome to see where thundering chariots ancient ruins of the Holy City of Hierapolis, once raced to victory. The rest of the day is yours imagining ancient patrons seeking revival to explore the city. Consider an optional cruise and rest within their limestone-laden thermal along the Bosphorus to see how its meandering springs. Our last stop today is in the lush silk waters separate the European and Asian sides of centre of Bursa where tonight we dine in our the city. (BB) hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Sheraton 3 Istanbul ▶  Gallipoli ▶  Çanakkale 7 Bursa ▶  Istanbul We remember the heroism of the many Caress soft silky textures and admire the riot thousands of men who fought bravely at Gallipoli of colours as you amble through the old silk and see Lone Pine Cemetery and the battlefields market of Bursa. We visit its exquisite Grand that today still hold special significance for the Mosque before returning to Istanbul for an Turkish, Australian and New Zealand nations. afternoon spent haggling for the best deals at Spend a quiet moment commemorating the the extraordinary Grand Bazaar – a veritable lives lost at Anzac Cove and Chunuk Bair, where sprawl of enchanting shops and bold merchants some of the fiercest fighting took place during plying pottery, leather, lamps and spice. Our final World War I. This evening we stay in Çanakkale evening together sees us enjoy a Farewell dinner where tonight we’ll dine in our hotel. (BB, D) with our fellow travellers to reminisce over shared Hotel: Kolin memories. (BB, FD) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli 4 Çanakkale ▶  Troy ▶  Pergamon Depart Istanbul 8 ▶  Izmir d We say a fond farewell to Turkey and newfound Visit a land of Trojan legends, an ancient city friends as we prepare to depart to the airport for immortalised by Homer in the stories of King our flight home. (BB) Priamus, Hector, Paris and the beautiful Helen. We admire the archaeological excavations at Troy revealing nine separate periods of settlement and the symbolic replica wooden Trojan horse commemorating the epic war machine constructed by the Greeks to end a lengthy siege. We continue to the ancient kingdom of Pergamon to visit the Asclepion Medical Centre whose staff of entwined snakes remains a symbol of modern medicine today. This afternoon, we travel to the village

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra night hotels see page 261.

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The Anzac Day departure will operate as per Highlights of Turkey excluding days 3 and 4 which operate as per below. siege. We continue to the ancient kingdom of Pergamon to visit the Asclepion Medical Centre. Our last stop before travelling to Izmir in the village of Demircidere where we’ll enjoy a memorable Be My Guest luncheon with Turkey’s most liberated women. (BB, BG, D) Hotel: Mövenpick

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3 Istanbul ▶  Gallipoli ▶  Çanakkale Today we spend a quiet moment commemorating the brave lives lost at Gallipoli and see the Lone Pine Cemetery and battlefields, including Anzac Cove and Chunuk Bair. We dine at our hotel in Çanakkale before participating in the poignant Dawn Service. (BB, D) Hotel: Iris

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A fabled land of fairy chimneys, Whirling Dervishes and cotton castles is yours to explore on this leisurely journey through Turkey. Visit the extraordinary excavations at Ephesus, one of the best preserved Roman theatres in the world, and the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road. Marvel at volcanic landscapes, the ruins of ancient civilisations and Istanbul’s bustling city markets.

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy lunch with and gain insight into the traditions of the Yazir community in the Taurus Mountains near Antalya

CULTURAL INSIGHT Haggle for souvenirs at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and over 5,000 shops

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Located alongside the ancient Ortahisar rock castle, the rooms at Dilek Kaya Hotel are hewn out of the surrounding rock

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights) Stand at the ancient crossroads between Europe and Asia. Arriving in vibrant Istanbul, you will be transferred to your hotel before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kick off your epic adventure. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli

8 Perge Excursion Enjoy a morning on your terms to soak up the beguiling seaside atmosphere of the Turkish Riviera, embarking on an optional yacht cruise or relaxing at the hotel pool. This afternoon, we travel to Roman city of Perge to visit the impressive Antalya Archaeological Museum to see treasures spanning the centuries. Your evening is free to find an inviting meyhane for some local chit chat and delicious flavours of kebab and baklava. (BB)

2 Istanbul Sightseeing e Gain insights into the Ottoman Empire’s power 9 Antalya ▶  Aspendos ▶  Konya during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace Witness the world’s best-preserved theatre of and see the 4th century Egyptian obelisk. Visit antiquity during our first stop in Aspendos this Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome and the exquisite morning, before continuing to Konya, where Blue Mosque. Explore the famous Grand Bazaar we will gain unique insights into the mystical market, then spend the rest of your afternoon at Whirling Dervish sect. We continue to the Karatay leisure. This evening, consider an optional dinner Tile Museum before returning to our hotel where with Turkish folk and belly dancing. (BB) we’ll dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Novotel 3 Istanbul ▶  Gallipoli ▶  Çanakkale Pay tribute to the brave souls who lost their lives 10 Konya ▶  Cappadocia (2 Nights) d See where weary travellers once rested at a at Gallipoli. See Anzac Cove and Dardanelles, well-preserved 13th century caravansary. We visit the cemeteries of Lone Pine and Chunuk then journey to the fairy-tale land of Cappadocia Bair. We continue to Çanakkale where we dine at with its honey-coloured rocky spires providing our hotel tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Kolin an enchanting backdrop for our visit to the 4 Çanakkale ▶  Troy ▶  Pergamon ▶  Izmir underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk (2 Nights) Road and sights of the cone of Uchisar. This Explore the legends of Troy and see the symbolic evening, indulge in the flavours of traditional replica of the famous Wooden Horse that the pottery kebabs during a Regional Meal.  (BB, RM) Greeks used to break their siege of this ancient Hotel: Dilek Kaya Authentic Accommodation city. Visit the ancient Asclepion Medical Centre in the city of Pergamon before retiring in seaside 11 Göreme Excursion The other-worldly landscapes of Cappadocia Izmir this evening where we’ll dine at our hotel. take centre stage today as we explore its volcanic (BB, D) Hotel: Mövenpick landscape dotted with caves and troglodyte 5 Excursion to Ephesus and the House of dwellings. We visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum the Virgin Mary e to admire the rock-hewn churches and learn Meander through the ruins of the ancient Greek about the art of pottery making in Avanos before city of Ephesus. See the House of Virgin Mary at dining in our hotel this evening.  (BB, D) Mt. Koressos then spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening you may consider joining an 12 Cappadocia ▶  Ankara Arriving in the youthful capital of Turkey today, optional dinner at a local restaurant in Izmir and we visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations perhaps a spot of raki. (BB) and the final resting place of the country’s 6 Izmir ▶  Pamukkale e beloved Atatürk. This evening we dine at our Leave the coastal city of Izmir behind as we hotel in Ankara. (BB, D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza journey inland to Pamukkale. Relax and enjoy 13 Ankara ▶  Istanbul e the blissful thermal pools at your hotel before Returning to Istanbul, we enjoy the rest of the dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Richmond Thermal day at leisure. Consider an optional cruise 7 Pamukkale ▶  Hieropolis ▶  Antalya meandering along the waters of the Bosphorus (2 Nights) d before meeting your Travel Director and fellow Tread in the footsteps of the ancients who companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner. sought relief and relaxation at the Roman health (BB, FD) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli spa at Hieropolis, and admire the bubbling 14 Depart Istanbul pools and delicate white cascades of water of Our epic journey into antiquity has come to an Pamukkale’s Cotton Castle Springs. Later, we end as we bid Istanbul a fond farewell. Transfers travel through scenic countryside and join the are available. Conditions apply.  (BB) Yazir community in the Taurus Mountains for an unforgettable Be My Guest lunch and insights into their traditions. Our stop for the next two nights is the Mediterranean retreat of Antalya. This evening, join your companions for a rousing Regional Meal at a local restaurant.  (BB, BG, RM) Hotel: Crowne Plaza/Rixos Downtown

BEST OF TURKEY WITH ANZAC DAY CODE: GTBOT The Anzac Day departure will operate as per Best of Turkey excluding day 4 and 5 which operate as per below.

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visit the Asclepion Medical Centre. Our last stop today is the seaside city of Izmir. (BB, D) Hotel: Mövenpick See price panel above for prices for the 21 April 2018 Anzac departure.

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe. Itinerary: Some departures may operate in reverse. Included sightseeing will not be affected. If Sarhatli is unavailable, an alternative underground city may be visited instead. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

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4 Çanakkale ▶  Troy ▶  Çanakkale We encounter the legends of Troy and see the famous Wooden Horse. This evening we dine at our hotel before joining a rousing Dawn Service at Gallipoli. (BB, D) Hotel: Iris

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Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Luxor ▶ Cairo Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo ▶ the temples of Karnak ▶ the Valley of the Kings ▶ Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor ▶ the Temples at Edfu and Kom-Ombo ▶ the temple of Isis on the island of Philae Sail in a felucca across the Nile View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan ▶ the Citadel ▶ Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids ▶ Sphinx at Giza 4

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Cairo. We’ll see the ancient hilltop Citadel, built to protect the city from the Crusaders in the 12th century. The Alabaster Mosque is our next stop where we’ll admire its ornate interior before witnessing the Mamluk masterpiece that is the Sultan Hassan Mosque. We’ll visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum. This evening, the enchanting cityscape is yours to explore. Enjoy a shisha and people watch, admire the ancient façades along Moez street, or shop up a storm in Khan el Khalili. (BB)

1 Arrive Cairo Find your groove in the cacophony of Cairo’s bustling streets – the hum of busy traffic, calls of haggling merchants and the call to prayer your constant companion as you amble through its narrow alleyways and souks in search of treasures around every turn. Enjoy your first ay in Egypt at your leisure after being transferred to your hotel. Soak up Cairo’s beguiling attitude or relax in preparation for your discovery of Egypt, fully guided with a professional 8 Cairo ▶  Pyramid Excursion English-speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director. Our encounter with Egypt’s antiquities continues Hotel: Fairmont Heliopolis today as we travel to Memphis, stopping to see 2 Cairo ▶  Luxor ▶  Nile Cruise (4 Nights) the limestone Colossus o