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EUROPE AND BRITAIN 2017

EXPERIENCE AWARD-WINNING CRAFTED ITINERARIES

BE INSPIRED BY RICHER, DEEPER EXPLORATION

ENJOY SEAMLESS, SPLENDID TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

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THE EARLY DAYS OF TRAFALGAR, IN THE EPONYMOUS LONDON SQUARE

Trafalgar Square, London, 1955: Trafalgar legends – Chairman Stanley Tollman and his brother Arnold Tollman.

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“ AFTER 70 YEARS OF US REFINING HOW YOU LOVE TO TRAVEL, IT’S NEVER BEEN SO EFFORTLESS, AUTHENTIC AND FUN.”

Over 5 million HAPPY GUESTS

GAVIN TOLLMAN, TRAFALGAR CEO

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COUNTRIES

230

ITINERARIES

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Trafalgar’s journey began almost by chance in 1947, with just a handful of people traveling with us to discover Britain. No one could have imagined that such a humble beginning would lead to today’s Trafalgar, the world leader in guided vacations. From our offices overlooking Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, we laid the foundations and developed our brand’s name. Our promise was simple: to make travel easier, enriching, inspiring and rewarding. With hard work, commitment and vision, our business flourished. Over the next seven decades, Trafalgar evolved into the industry leader; our motivation to achieve excellence, with our guests as the very heartbeat of our brand. A FAMILY COMPANY For the Tollman family, my family, travel is in our blood. It is our great love and our passion. We cherish adventure, discovery, learning and wonder. Creating happy, horizonstretching memories is an integral part of the Tollman DNA. Today, with four generations working in our 25 leading global travel brands across the extended company, service excellence and delivering unforgettable moments remain the foundations of our family’s vision.

97%

SATISFACTION

TRAVEL IS OUR PASSION Travel is, always has been, and always will be, our great passion. We are unwavering in our commitment to bringing our zest for travel alive for our guests, delivering unique experiences all over the globe. Having surrounded ourselves with a like-minded and dedicated team of intrepid travelers, we create itineraries that enrich our guests’ experiences. Every trip is carefully crafted to reveal the mosaic of cultures, stories and flavors, while keeping travel easy, accessible and of exceptional value.

“OVER FOUR GENERATIONS, MY FAMILY HAVE LIVED AND BREATHED TRAVEL. THAT’S WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: OUR PASSION.” We go out of our way to step beyond the ordinary, beyond the expected, and into each destination as ‘insiders’. It is this depth, knowledge and commitment to real experiences that touch the hearts of our travelers most deeply. BECOME AN ‘INSIDER’

Infinite MEMORIES

We ensure that their trip is easy, so they can enjoy every moment and create lifelong memories, without any concern for the details. Their journey of discovery is effortless, with destinations revealed and brought to life before their eyes. Having woven 70 years of experience, guest feedback, local knowledge and passionate people we have created the best way to travel when it comes to uncovering the true essence, rhythm and personality of a destination. A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE More than five million guests from around the world have unforgettable cherished memories from their travels with Trafalgar. Our drive for perfection, our love of travel and spirit of learning make us simply the best. We have been awarded more accolades than any other vacation company globally, as voted by our valued guests and agent partners. Yet our great success is not what drives us; we never rest on our laurels. Our core values remain the same: to deliver the very best in travel experiences, with our guests, as ever, at the very heart of our brand. On this, our platinum anniversary, I extend an invitation to you. Join us wherever your travel dreams would like to take you and discover the world like an ‘insider’.

The best way to experience the world like a local is to become an ‘insider’. We make this a reality for our guests. With our local knowledge, we become their friend in a destination, guiding them, fulfilling their travel dreams and creating little moments of magic they wouldn’t experience if traveling on their own.

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CONTENTS

Your Savings...............................................................32 - 33 Tailored Vacations................................................ 246 - 247 Family of Brands ................................................... 248-249

Travel essentials: Airport transfers, MyTrafalgar, Travel Protection, Group Travel, ......................... 252-253 Booking Conditions .............................................. 254-255

Extend your stay in Europe and London and London Reception Centre ............................ 250-251

ITALY AND COMBINATIONS

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

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

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

Contrasts of Italy 10 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

Flavors of Italy 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

Italian Discovery 10 days ...................................... 50-51

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

with 4-day Greek Cruise Option

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

Great Italian Cities 10 days ...................................... 52-53

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

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

Best of Britain 14 days ....................................... 84-85

Irish Highlights 7 days ......................................... 96-97

Amazing Ireland 14 days ................................... 108-109

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

Britain and Ireland Highlights 10 days ....................................... 86-87

Enchanting Emerald Isle 8 days ......................................... 98-99

Best of Ireland and Scotland 15 days................................... 110-111

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

Wonders of Britain and Ireland 15 days....................................... 88-89

Castles and Manors 8 days ..................................... 100-101

Best of Scotland 7 days ..................................... 112-113

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

Britain and Ireland Panorama 19 days....................................... 90-91

Best of Ireland 10 days ................................... 102-103

England’s Castles, Manors and Gardens 9 days ......................................... 80-81

Britain and Ireland Grandeur 23 days........................................92-93

Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle 10 days ................................... 104-105

Scotland’s Highlands, Islands and Cities 13 days................................... 114-115

Treasures of Ireland 6 days ......................................... 94-95

Irish Experience 11 days ................................... 106-107

Paris Explorer 8 days ..................................... 118-119

i and ii attle elds 12 days................................... 126-127

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

Highlights of Spain and Portugal 13 days................................... 140-141

The Treasures of France 8 days ..................................... 120-121

Best of France 13 days................................... 128-129

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

Madrid to Rome 13 days................................... 142-143

Wonderful France 9 days ..................................... 122-123

Highlights of France and Barcelona with Madrid Option 10 days ................................... 130-131

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

Spain, Morocco and Portugal 16 days ...................................144-145

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

Best of Morocco 9 days ..................................... 146-147

Amsterdam Explorer NEW 6 days ..................................... 148-149

Sound of Music 10 days ................................... 158-159

Bohemian Highlights 15 days................................... 170-171

Best of Holland 7 days ..................................... 150-151

Switzerland and Austria 13 days................................... 160-161

Highlights of Eastern Europe 17 days ................................... 172-173

Best of Finland, Russia and the Baltic States 15 days................................... 180-181

Best of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg 10 days ................................... 152-153

Contrasts of Switzerland 8 days ..................................... 162-163

Balkan Delight 12 days....................................174-175

Best of Switzerland 9 days ..................................... 164-165

Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia 14 days ................................... 176-177

Castles and Kilts 10 days ....................................... 82-83

FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND MOROCCO

Secrets of France 10 days ...................................124-125

CENTRAL, EASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPE INCLUDING RUSSIA AND SCANDINAVIA

Best of Germany 12 days...................................154-155 Best of Germany and Austria 13 days................................... 156-157

Introduction to Trafalgar’s EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Greek Island Cruises .................. 190

TRAVEL STYLE KEY

Imperial Europe 10 days ................................... 168-169

Best of Greece 8 days ..................................... 194-195

Highland Trail inspired by Outlander 13 days................................... 116-117

Capitals of the North 13 days................................... 182-183 Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords 14 days ...................................184-185 Nordic Adventure NEW 20 days................................... 186-187

Wonders of St. Petersburg and Moscow 8 days .....................................178-179

Ultimate Iceland 10 days ................................... 188-189

Greek Island Hopper 10 days ................................... 200-201

Egyptian Itineraries 9/12 days ............................... 206-207

Secrets of Greece including Corfu

Athens and Aegean 8 days ............................................. 191

with 3- and 4-day Greek Cruise Option

with Santorini Option

Best of Israel 9 days ..................................... 208-209

Ancient Lands 8 days ............................................. 192

Best of Greece

Jordan Experience

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

16 days ................................... 198-199

5 days .....................................204-205

Best of Turkey with Anzac Option 14 days ................................... 212-213

Aegean Odyssey 11 days ........................................... 193

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

Prague, Vienna and Budapest 10 days ................................... 166-167

Best of Italy and Greece

10 days .......................................70-71

Best of Greece

12/13 days ............................. 196-197 with 7-day Greek Cruise Options

11 days ................................... 202-203 with Dead Sea Option

European Highlights with Eurostar Option 9 days ..................................... 214-215

European Splendor 13 days................................... 222-223

European Spotlight 14 days ...................................230-231

Grand European with Eurostar Option 23 days...................................238-239

European Traveler 10 days ................................... 216-217

European Wonderland 13 days...................................224-225

European Interlude with Eurostar Option 17 days ................................... 232-233

Great European 30 days...................................240-241

European Dream 10 days ................................... 218-219

European Marvel with Eurostar Option 14 days ................................... 226-227

European Horizons with Eurostar Option 18 days...................................234-235

European Supreme with Greek cruise

Delights of London and Paris 9 days ..................................... 220-221

European Whirl with Eurostar Option 14 days ................................... 228-229

Traditional Europe including Eurostar

At Leisure

Country Explorer

Cruise, Rail and Combos

Family Experience

Hidden Journey

Regional Explorer

Special Interest

Discoveries

and Eurostar Options

31 days ................................... 242-245

and Return Eurostar Option

20 days...................................236-237

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TRAVEL COMBINATIONS

ITALY AND COMBINATIONS The hearty soul of Italy – from ancient empires to Renaissance romance – is yours to discover on these 19 vacations revealing its beauty, elegance, conviviality and warmth.

BRITAIN AND IRELAND Rugged landscapes and ancient kingdoms. These 23 vacations explore the wild, windswept Scottish Highlands, lush counties of Ireland and Britain’s centuries of tradition and culture.

FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND MOROCCO Vibrant sun-kissed cities meet exotic flavors. Ease into the languid pace and charming allure of France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco on these 15 vacations.

CENTRAL, EASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPE INCLUDING RUSSIA AND SCANDINAVIA Imperial cities, remarkable natural beauty and a treasure trove of arts, culture and antiquities. A choice of 21 vacations delving into the rich heritage of the heart of Europe.

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN A tale of epic myths and legends, ancient history and laid-back island life is revealed in these 16 vacations that combine the fascinating heritage and culture of this region.

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES Trace centuries of tradition, innovation and imagination. These 15 vacations explore Europe’s captivating heritage and culture, mesmerising landscapes and distinctive flavors.

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LET’S WANDER THE WORLD. WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD. Welcome to our Europe and Britain selection.

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ENJOY CAREFREE TRAVEL, CONFIDENT THAT EVERY DETAIL IS TAKEN CARE OF

NEW PEOPLE, MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDS AND SHARE STORIES

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NEW FLAVORS AND SAVOR THE LOCAL ZEST FOR LIFE

THE MOSAIC OF CULTURES, STORIES AND FRESH HORIZONS

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FROM THE SMÖRGÅSBORD TO THE BITE-SIZED

Europe is a sheer smörgåsbord for the senses, brimming with spices, sounds and aromas, which Trafalgar brings to life. We transform the essence of any destination into bite-sized experiences. Travel just a few miles and as you cross borders, you’ll discover entirely new worlds of sensations – every corner with its own unique personality, from the haunting fado of Portugal to the whirling of Turkey’s dervishes, the craic of the Irish to a life lived in pure passion in la bella Italia. Explore this diversity in depth with Trafalgar. Let’s sample the secret contrasts and quirks of each destination together.

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TRAVEL TAILORED

 TO EUROPE

GETTING YOU TO THE HEART

 OF THE DESTINATION

PICK YOUR

 JOURNEY

8 WAYS TO TRAVEL

COUNTRY EXPLORER Single country Become a connoisseur of one rich and colorful European country or an area within it. Explore its peoples, stories and culture in depth.

AT LEISURE Slower pace Taking it easier, you generally stay for 2 - 6 nights per destination. The days rarely begin before 9am and you spend free time as you wish.

DISCOVERIES Multiple countries Cover more ground, by maximising your travel time. Meticulously orchestrated, these itineraries move seamlessly from one European destination to the next. These stress-free trips last 9 - 31 days.

CRUISE, RAIL AND COMBOS Multi-transport travel Over land, over water, by coach, by train... Explore Europe on the move, by the transport most suited to the destination.

REGIONAL EXPLORER Two or more countries Explore Europe, by visiting two or more countries within it. Across the region, discover its peoples, stories and culture in depth.

FAMILY EXPERIENCE Fun for all Designed so the entire family can explore together at ease, these trips serve up adventure and child-friendly fun.

HIDDEN JOURNEYS Smaller groups In groups of up to 26 guests, go off the beaten track and away from the crowds to discover hidden treasures.

SPECIAL INTEREST Themed trips It’s all about you and your passions! Indulge your tastes on one of these trips based on a particular topic or region.

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SHOWCASING ONE OF EACH TRAVEL STYLE, FROM 109 TRIPS ON OFFER Kirkenes NORDIC ADVENTURE

Reykjavik

On pages 186 - 187

ICELAND

FINLAND

NORWAY

Bergen ICONIC IRELAND & ASHFORD CASTLE

WWI & WWII BATTLEFIELDS

St.Petersburg

Tallinn

Stockholm

ESTONIA RUSSIA

On pages 126 - 127

Gothenburg

Edinburgh

On pages 104 - 105

Helsinki

SWEDEN

Oslo

Moscow

Riga LATVIA

Belfast

DENMARK

 Copenhagen

LITHUANIA

Vilnius

Dublin

Minsk

Gdańsk

IRELAND

BELARUS

Hamburg

U.K.

Amsterdam

London

Berlin

HOLLAND

Rotterdam Brussels

Warsaw POLAND

GERMANY

BELGIUM

Frankfurt Luxembourg

SECRETS OF FRANCE On pages 124 - 125

Krakow HIGHLIGHTS OF AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA & SLOVAKIA CROATIA Vienna Bratislava On pages 176 - 177 Budapest AUSTRIA

Prague

CZECH

Paris Strasbourg Munich Zurich 

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

Monaco Marseille

SLOVENIA

Milan

Ljubliana

Venice

Zagreb CROATIA

Belgrade

Genoa

BOSNIA & HERZ.

Sarajevo

Florence ITALY

PORTUGAL

Madrid

Barcelona

Lisbon

SPAIN

Malaga

Valencia

MOROCCO

Marrakech

SERBIA

MONTENEGRO

Sofia BULGARIA Istanbul

Rome Naples GLADIATORS, GONDOLAS AND GOLD

Catania On pages 46 - 47 Casablanca

On pages 218 - 219

HUNGARY

Geneva 

Lyon

EUROPEAN DREAM

Ankara Thessaloniki TURKEY

GREECE

Athens BEST OF GREECE WITH CRUISE OPTIONS

Antalya RHODES CRETE ISRAEL

On pages 196 - 199

Jerusalem 

Amman

WEST BANK

GAZA

Alexandria

JORDAN

Cairo EGYPT

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU

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 STRESS-FREE TRAVEL EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AND SERVICE It’s so easy. We are with you all the way, taking care of every detail so you can enjoy the journey fully. Thanks to our local knowledge, you savor every nuance of the destination. Every trip is tailored to offer the best possible service, experience and value for our guests.

VIP ACCESS AND TREATMENT

THE RIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

TRAVEL IN COMFORT

Skip the lines and get straight to the essence of your journey. Forget language barriers, travel plans and logistical details. Most trips include free airport transfers (except those starting and ending in London). It’s all designed for you.

All of our selected hotels are hand-picked to fit seamlessly with your itinerary and to showcase the destination.

Enjoy luxury air-conditioned coaches, ample legroom, reclining seats, an on-board restroom, electrical sockets and WiFi. Some itineraries include travel by train or boat. Forget about map-reading, tolls and navigation.

 UNRIVALLED VALUE VALUE FOR MONEY The savings we make get passed on to you.

VALUE FOR TIME

NEW FRIENDSHIPS

Maximizing the discovery and experiences you will get on a smooth and seamless vacation.

Make new, like-minded Englishspeaking friends, meet warmhearted locals and join our family of travelers.

 LOCAL KNOWLEDGE UNMATCHED ITINERARIES Every itinerary is designed to showcase the must-see sights and going beyond taking you deeper into the destination with Insider Experiences, Hidden Treasures and Be My Guest experiences.

LOCAL CULINARY DISCOVERIES

EXPERTS IN ALL LOCATIONS

Food is core to exploring and appreciating different cultures, breaking bread with locals and eating together, discovering new and exciting flavors and recipes.

Your Travel Director is the key to your trip and, without a doubt, we have the best in the business. They hone their skills through bespoke training. With an unwavering passion for travel and discovery, they make your journey unforgettable.

WAYS TO TRAVEL

INSIDER EXPERIENCES

We create trip styles designed as the ultimate way to discover a given destination. Choose from eight of them in Europe and Britain. So whether you like to see it all and hop borders, focus on one destination, or take your time exploring at leisure, select a trip style to suit you.

We’ll give you a more tactile, enriching journey, a mosaic of exceptional experiences. Let us unveil sights and discoveries you’d never access alone, so you can feel the very heartbeat of the destination.

 TRAVEL TODAY,

SUSTAIN TOMORROW At Trafalgar, we want to lead the way in sustainable tourism. That’s why on each trip, we’re working to ensure that every place you visit – its peoples, natural beauty, cultures and traditions – is protected for future generations to enjoy. Find out more about Join Trafalgar on pages 30 - 31.

“Outstanding! Extraordinary, meticulous and caring service. A top-rated trip. We’re already telling our friends how much we enjoyed ourselves.” KOK SWEE, FROM SINGAPORE, 2016

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INTO YOUR JOURNEY AND ENJOY EFFORTLESS TRAVEL Once you’ve packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you’ll need along your journey – meals, accommodations and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar. While you won’t lift a finger throughout, you will raise a glass: to seamless travel!

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FREE AIRPORT

 TRANSFERS*

AIR-CONDITIONED

 LUXURY COACHES

ON-BOARD

 WIFI

HAND-PICKED

 HOTELS

Festivals and Fun Make the most of your trip, choosing an itinerary that gives you access to special cultural events and festivals: For the spectacular Chelsea Flower Show see England’s Castles, Manors and Gardens, pages 80 - 81.

To experience the dramatic Edinburgh Tattoo

see Scotland’s Highlands, Islands and Cities, pages 114 -115, plus eight other itineraries.

View the millions of dazzling tulips at Keukenhof

see our new Amsterdam Explorer, on pages 148 -149, plus two other itineraries.

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HERITAGE

 WITH CHARM

UNIQUE

 SETTINGS

AMBIANCE

 AND HISTORY

EASE INTO AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS All our hotels are carefully selected to complement your vacation itinerary. What’s more, at Trafalgar, we go out of our way to find properties that reflect the local destination. Every one of them has a story to tell. These independent properties give visitors a true sense of the local lore, culture and heritage. Authentic Accommodations offer travelers insight into a destination and a place they can enjoy, in sublime surroundings. The award-winning Ashford Castle in Ireland – owned by our sister company, Red Carnation Hotels – is the most splendid of such accommodations.

VOTED HOTEL OF THE YEAR VIRTUOSO AWARDS 2015

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“Ashford Castle was the experience of a lifetime. We were treated like royalty. The service, food and decor were impeccable.” MARY, FROM USA, 2016

Irish Country Pleasures at Ashford Castle Throw open your windows at 13th-century Ashford Castle... Take in the rolling hills dotted with sheep, the wide open green and ancient forests kissing the shores of Ireland’s second-largest lake, Lough Corrib. The castle, once home to the Guinness family, was built to win the hearts of the nobility. And after a complete renovation, it’s utterly captivating. Its spectacular stone architecture, lavish bedrooms and awardwinning hospitality ensure that guests feel like royalty.

Enjoy the simple pleasures of an Irish country estate. Cast a fishing line in the shimmering lake, guided by a local ‘ghillie’. Saddle up to take a magical horseback ride through verdant forests. With every luxury imaginable, including an ancient oak-panelled library complete with hundreds of well-loved volumes, and a sumptuous spa set in a bronze-clad conservatory, Ashford Castle remains fit for kings and queens.

Enjoy a royal treat on Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle, see pages 104 - 105

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 BEST

TRAVEL DIRECTORS

FINEST

 LOCAL EXPERTS

NEW

 FRIENDSHIPS

NEW PEOPLE, MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDS AND SHARE STORIES Travel lets you encounter warm-hearted locals and like-minded travelers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavors with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.

“Had a wonderful time and met a lot of new and interesting people.” JUDITH, FROM USA, 2016

Let us introduce you to our delightful collection of friends and family, scattered around the world.

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SISTERS ACT AT THE KLOSTER WERNBERG MONASTERY An ancient castle nestles on the Austrian–Italian border, amid forests and soaring mountains – the majestic Kloster Wernberg Monastery. Dating back to 1575, it was lovingly restored in 1935 by the Sisters of the Precious Blood. Now home to the world’s largest community of missionary Sisters, 60 of them, its hallowed doors have been flung open. Visitors experience a simple, meditative charm, enjoying fresh produce from the Sisters’ garden and farm, not to mention the home-baked bread.

“People who come to stay say they like the atmosphere because the lifestyle is much simpler. It’s a unique experience to be in such a place of strength, with footprints throughout history.” The Sisters rise early, make time for prayer before breakfast and the day’s work begins. Running a garden, farm shop, guesthouse and an education centre, plus pastoral and social services including a kindergarten for 25 children, these remarkable women are an absolute inspiration.

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MEET OUR PASSIONATE PEOPLE As you embark on your journey, a team of dedicated professionals makes it happen. Their passion for travel drives them to deliver outstanding service and the wellbeing of our guests remains paramount throughout the trip. Your Travel Director is among the most skilled and knowledgeable in the business. Their skills are polished to a shine through our bespoke training. Your Coach Driver is a maestro behind the wheel, handling the highways and byways of your journey with aplomb. The Local Specialists love their domain and know it inside out. And our Trafalgar team works behind the scenes to create the best travel experience available today. We all eat, sleep and dream travel. Let’s make your dream to travel become an effortless reality. Together.

“ We were blown away with the service provided by Trafalgar, from the Travel Director and Coach Driver to all the special evening arrangements.” FRANK, FROM CANADA, 2016

ANNA FORBES

PEDRO PINTO

LIESA BISSETT

Travel Director, UK, Ireland and Iberia

Travel Director, Portugal, Spain and Morocco

Director, European Product Development

Speaks: EN, ES, FR, IT, GR

Speaks: EN, FR, PT, ES

Speaks: EN, FR, DE

Speaks: EN, IT

4 years with Trafalgar

20 magical years

22 enriching years

4 great years

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB I love the diversity of every day. Breathtaking nature to culturally important sites, to a good old drink in a pub with the locals, every minute has something special to offer. Watching guests’ relationships develop and bonds and friendships grow. Seeing our guests’ faces light up, knowing you just created a moment that will last a lifetime.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB Making guests really feel for a moment part of another country, through food and wine, architecture, music. Unique travel experiences can change our lives a little for the better.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB I have the best job in the world finding hidden gems and creating itineraries that showcase the beauty of Europe and the wonderful characters our guests will meet. My team and I go the extra mile, to ensure that we never compromise on quality.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB Meeting new people and seeing that our guests are safe and happy.

TOP TIP Travel light and always wear a smile.

MY SECRET SPOT The Douro Valley, Portugal. The perfect blend of the work of man and nature.

WHY TRAVEL MAKES ME TICK That exhilarating feeling you get when you watch a sunrise over a new horizon.

TOP TIPS Forget about what you like all the time and open your heart and mouth to a new environment.

IF YOU ONLY DO ONE THING IN PORTUGAL Visit the outstanding library of the University of Coimbra.

TOP TIPS Learn a few key phrases of the local language. Take a deck of cards. It’s fun to learn new card games from fellow travelers! WHY TRAVEL MAKES ME TICK It’s in my DNA. When you travel, you’re reminded that the planet is a very precious and beautiful place.

ANTONIO (TONINO) PELUSO Driver, Europe and Italy

FAVORITE ITALIAN DISH Prosciutto and melon – a classic summer dish. FAVORITE FESTIVAL IN ITALY Festa Farina e Forca (flour and pitchfork festival), celebrating summer food and wine in my hometown, in the region of Campania. I WOULDN’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT Hugging my son.

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WHAT’S YOUR TRAVEL PERSONALITY?

NATURAL WANDERER

CULINARY CONNOISSEUR

Mother Nature is undoubtedly your hero, with Attenborough a close second. You’ll travel the world to marvel at the Matterhorn, gaze at a steaming geyser or listen to a glacier as it creaks and crumbles into the ocean. You love spotting wildlife and you’ll happily avoid a queue.

Like a fine wine, you take your time. You’re a closet sommelier and a true foodie, with a love for new discoveries triggering your tastebuds. You like to meet new people, hear their stories and savor regional cuisine. A culinary connoisseur will enjoy our At Leisure itineraries, perhaps the Flavors of Italy on pages 48-49 or Prague, Vienna and Budapest on pages 166 - 167.

Consider the Contrasts of Switzerland on pages 162 - 163 and Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords on pages 184 - 185. You carry: A backpack, camera, tripod, binoculars and your trusty walking shoes.

You carry: Just a recipe scrapbook, a wallet or a small, chic clutch, darling.

CULTURAL EXPLORER

TRAVEL-HUNGRY ADVENTURER

From pomp and pageantry to humble, rustic traditions, you immerse yourself wholeheartedly in local history and cultures. You deploy all of your senses when traveling, meeting the people, listening to their stories and embracing their customs. Likely to be found cheerfully bartering in the depths of a Moroccan souk, you’ll enjoy getting off the beaten track to discover history and feel the heartbeat of your destination.

You like to see it all, snap the picture and continue your voyage. You’ll hop borders and take every excursion to cover the most ground. You have an inquisitive nature and your energy and enthusiasm for sightseeing is boundless. Always toting your favorite travel gadgets, you won’t leave home without your digital camera, e-reader and universal power adaptor.

Take a look at Best of Morocco on pages 146 - 147 or the Enchanting Emerald Isle on pages 98 - 99.

Take a look at our European Spotlight on pages 230 - 231 or the European Supreme on pages 242 - 245.

You carry: Local currency,

You carry: A tablet, camera, e-reader, GoPro, selfie-stick and a truck load of souvenirs.

a phrasebook, a battered rucksack and a smile.

MEET FELLOW TRAVELERS AND JOIN US ONLINE:

@trafalgartravel

Trafalgar Travel

@TrafalgarTalk

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ALL BREAKFASTS &

 UP TO 50% DINNERS

LOCAL CULINARY

 DISCOVERIES

UNRIVALLED BE MY

 GUEST EXPERIENCES

YOUR WAY AROUND EUROPE AND BRITAIN Travel with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavors, spices and textures along the way. From the very fi rst breakfast to the last nightcap, traveling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savor each new flavor, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you. With every buon appetito, bon appétit and guten Appetit, you’ll be relishing the local zest for life.

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ROAST BEEF AND YORKSHIRE PUDDING Flavors of: BRITAIN Share a traditional family roast, served up with Yorkshire pudding, crispy roast potatoes and thick gravy.

STROOPWAFEL (‘SYRUP WAFFLE’)

FONDUE AU FROMAGE

Flavors of: HOLLAND

Flavors of: SWITZERLAND

Holland’s most famous, sweet street food is made up of two thin waffles stuck together with a caramel-like syrup. Most delicious when served warm, straight from a street waffle-maker.

Hunks of crusty local bread dipped in creamy melted cheese; an essential sharing experience after a day in the mountains.

THE GOURMET TRAVELER GOES WHERE THE FOOD AND WINE ARE APLENTY. Look out for all this on the ‘Great European’ itinerary. See pages 240 - 241.

PASTA AL POMODORO

MACARONS (MACAROONS)

PAELLA

Flavors of: ITALY

Flavors of: FRANCE

Flavors of: SPAIN

This all-time Italian comfort food is found in every trattoria: the pasta of your choice topped with a classic tomato sauce, garnished with basil and a drizzle of local olive oil.

France’s famously crunchy yet soft and chewy dessert satisfies the sweet tooth. Work your way through a rainbow of flavors and colors.

This traditional, spicy chicken, seafood and rice platter is best enjoyed with a sea view, delicious wine and in good company.

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LOCAL DELICACIES

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BE MY GUEST EXPERIENCE: CASTELLO DEL TREBBIO In the hills of Tuscany, outside Florence, lies the Castle of Trebbio. The 12th-century fortress now castle is steeped in cloakand-dagger history, olives and vineyards. On this Be My Guest, a member of the Baj-Macario family takes you on a tour of their castle and cellars (once dungeons). You sample their own olive oils and get treated to a sumptuous Tuscan dinner with a wine tasting of the estate’s own Chiantis. Raise a glass and make your toast in Italian: Salute!

CASTELLO DEL TREBBIO Flavors of: ITALY Book this delicious experience for yourself. See Italian Discovery on pages 50 - 51 and Italian Concerto on pages 58 - 59.

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“The experience of being hosted by a family in a living castle, like Castello del Trebbio, made the trip a most memorable part of everyday life in Italy.” JOSE, FROM USA, 2015

Our first Be My Guest story It all started with Mamma Esposito in 2008, who had a lemon grove overlooking the bay of Naples. She entertained guests in her farmhouse, serving them her legendary pasta al pomodoro, lemony dessert and homebrewed limoncello. She was immensely proud of hosting Trafalgar’s first Be My Guest experience. ‘It was,’ she said (in Italian), ‘the finest achievement of my life’. And it has become a tradition, enjoying recipes passed down, from generation to generation. Today, many of our itineraries have a Be My Guest experience included. It is at the very heart of what we do.

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THE WONDER OF TRAVEL AS YOU CRISSCROSS EUROPE WITH TRAFALGAR Make lifelong new friends and memories along effortless adventures in breathtaking new places. Travel beyond the destination with our lovingly crafted itineraries that reveal a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavors, festivals and local stories for you to savor. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing, as an ‘insider’ and hassle-free. It’s time to make your travel dream happen. Set out exploring! You’ll love the journey.

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PERSONALLY CRAFTED

 ITINERARIES

LOCAL

 DISCOVERIES

MUST-DO

 SIGHTSEEING

FREE

 TIME

“You worked your magic, making it pleasurable and very easy. We were treated to cultural experiences, which added a little sparkle. Simply relaxed and stress-free.” CHRISTOPHER, FROM AUSTRALIA, 2016

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A TRUE 97% GUEST SATISFACTION Uncensored, unedited and completely transparent – our guests review and rate Trafalgar through an independent global feedback engine, Feefo. Read what guests say about us at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

50 GLOBAL TRAVEL AWARDS We’re proud to be the most award-winning travel company. Our most recent awards include: 2016 TRAVVY AWARDS, USA Best Escorted Tour Operator - Overall, Australia, Europe, Family, Pacifi c Asia, Mexico & Latin America, U.S & Canada

AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS 2016 NTIA AWARDS Best Tour Operator (International), AUS

FEEFO GOLD TRUSTED MERCHANT Accreditation award

2016 TRAVEL AGENTS CHOICE AWARD/BAXTER TRAVEL MEDIA Best Tour Operator, Canada

2015/2016 TELEGRAPH TRAVEL AWARDS Best Escorted Tour Operator, UK

TRAVEL WEEKLY GLOBE AWARDS Best Mainstream Touring Company 2015, UK

TRAFALGAR IS THE KEYSTONE OF THE TRAVEL CORPORATION.

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“BEYOND ANYTHING I’D EVER IMAGINED…” WE HEAR THAT SO OFTEN FROM OUR GUESTS.

They’re astounded at the complete ease and care with which Trafalgar has guided their vacation of a lifetime; bringing to life the rich flavors, characters and new friendships that go beyond their expectations. Relishing an effortless, enriching journey of discovery and insider moments of magic only revealed by Trafalgar.

GUEST PHOTO CREDITS

Thank you Angela, Anne, Candice, Chihhan, Dana, Danielle, Douglas, Emil, Esther, Gregory, Katherine, Lesleyanne, Mady, Marty, Rosa Laura, Suisui and Vivian for sharing your happy Trafalgar moments with us. 29

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FOCUS ON THE JOURNEY AHEAD

INVESTING IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Go on a trip of a lifetime and help celebrate the heritage of the people you meet along the way. Learn about their lives, support their skills and help conserve precious craft traditions, such as the art of handweaving on antique wooden looms on selected trips in Italy.

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

We all have our part to play in safeguarding our environment. Not only will we take you on an unforgettable adventure, but you will be helping to protect the places of natural beauty and wildlife we visit, such as the iconic White Cliffs of Dover (pictured). By using 100% recycled paper, we proudly save 41,000 trees per year.

PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER*

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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TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW At Trafalgar, we want to lead the way together with our partners on sustainable tourism. That’s why on every trip, we’re working to ensure that every place you visit and the people, natural beauty, cultures and traditions you discover are safeguarded for future generations to enjoy. Sustainability is in our DNA. That’s why we’re making travel more sustainable together with our partner foundation, TreadRight. TreadRight is a not-for-profit foundation established by our parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC), which sees our brands give financial support to sustainable tourism projects around the world. Together we are:

PARTNERING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Sustainability is a journey we all share. We’re working with employees, partners and you, our guests, to support communities in Ecuador, India and Kenya. We’re doing this in our new ME to WE volunteering adventures and through life-changing development projects with Free The Children.

INVESTING IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

PARTNERING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

#JOINTRAFALGAR Discover more about what Trafalgar and TreadRight are doing together to support communities, protect the environment and partner for the future.

www.trafalgar.com

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YOUR SAVINGS EXPERIENCE THE BEST VACATIONS, SPECTACULAR SAVINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL PROTECTION WITH TRAFALGAR.

BOOK EARLY AND SAVE

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

SAVE UP TO $408*

TRAVEL PROTECTION

PAY IN FULL BY JANUARY 12, 2017 AND SAVE 10%

Trafalgar’s Travel Protection provides benefits for trip cancellation (prior to travel) for any reason, plus benefits while traveling for interruptions, trip and baggage delays and more. For more infomation, see our Protection plan on page 253.

SAVE UP TO $306* PAY IN FULL BY FEBRUARY 28, 2017 AND SAVE 7.5%

SAVE UP TO $204* PAY IN FULL BY APRIL 27, 2017 AND SAVE 5%

DEPOSIT PROTECTION Life happens. If you are forced to cancel your booking, instead of losing your deposit, we will keep it as a $200 credit. We’ll honor this amount on any future trip, for up to five years.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES

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

Pay-in-Full Conditions: *Per person. These Early Payment Discounts apply to the land portion of selected vacations 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 254 for full conditions. General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your vacation and are not applicable with the special solo rooming discount, extra nights’ accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest savings are available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips if you book two at once. Book two or more trips applies to vacations booked simultaneously, 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 are limited to one group per coach, not available on our Hidden Journey’s, train vacations, vacations with internal flights, Israel or Greek Island Hopper trips, also not available with our special solo rooming discount. Young travelers limited to one discount per room (two for Family Experiences). Young Travelers must be aged 5 -17 at time of travel and discount is not available on our Israel, Jordan and Egypt trips or Eastern Mediterranean trips with cruises. Triple rooms are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Quad rooms are available on our Family Experience vacations. Quad rooms are suitable for two adults and two children (both aged 17 or younger). Shared rooming is not applicable on our Hidden Journey’s, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome City Explorers, Israel, Jordan and Greece trips. Vacations have a limited number of single rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on our Family Experience vacations unless traveling as part of a family group. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years.

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WELCOMING BACK PAST GUESTS

BOOK TWO OR MORE TRIPS

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

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

TRIPLE SHARE

YOUNG TRAVELER

Save when three of you travel together. If you book a triple room, enjoy discounts for all three guests. We also offer quad rooms on our Family Experiences.

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

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS

SOLO TRAVELER

More friends? In a group of 5 - 9, get 5% off per person, which may be combined with other discounts. More than 10 of you? Contact us to ask about even bigger discounts, savings and our free trip policy.

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

SPECIAL-RATE SOLO ROOMING

SHARED ROOMING

Part of our drive is to make it easier to travel solo. On certain departures, the standard single supplement is discounted: up to 100% off. To find such a trip, look out for against departures on itinerary pages.

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

WE’RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY.

IF YOUR WORLD IS GETTING SMALL,

SIMPLY MAKE IT BIGGER. 327 destinations, 57 countries, 6 continents, 1 airline.

Based on average number of Delta flights per day in the March 2016 schedule. Includes flights operated by our Delta Connection® carriers: Compass Airlines, Endeavor Air, Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., GoJet Airlines, Shuttle America and SkyWest Airlines; Delta Shuttle® carriers: Shuttle America and Compass Airlines.

THE BENEFITS OF BOOKING AIR WITH TRAFALGAR 1. Your choice of airlines and schedules, all at low, competitive airfares 2. Bundle land and air for the greatest ease and peace of mind 3. Lock in airfare with a deposit only, and avoid high cancellation or change penalties Plus, we’re always looking out for deals for you. Visit www.trafalgar.com/airdeals now for the best available. 33

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YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

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VATICAN EXPERIENCE

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PERFECT COMBINATIONS hy not e ten your vacation by a ing another ity E plorer to this trip For itinerary an eparture etails see pages for the on on E plorer , pages 11 11 for the Paris E plorer or pages 1 1 for the mster am E plorer .

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$60 p.p. $70 p.p.

4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WROM): Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices an iscounts ill be con rme in ay 2017. An alternative Vatican Experience will be offere for these epartures. 1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New ear elebrations have been arrange for this departure. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lo est possible airfare available on the ay that you book. Please note that airfares are not inclu e in the prices above. See page 33. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: n arrival to ome Fiumicino irport transfers ill operate at . am, 1 . pm an . pm. uests arriving later shoul make their o n ay to the hotel. eturn transfers on the last travel ay ill arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am an . am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts an en s in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe.

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PIEDMONT AND THE ITALIAN LAKES

7 days - 1 country Code: ISML

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The istinctive flavors of hite truffle an fruity re ine ill infuse your gastronomic a venture through Pie mont s ramatic lpine lan scape, historical alle cities an pristinely beautiful northern lakes. This one s a feast for all senses in ulge in Baci e herasco, nougat from a orra an a bite or t o of biscotti ashe o n ith Turin s eca ent Bicerin hot chocolate.

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

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Milan Sightseeing ▶ Aosta Valley 6 Scenic Drive ▶ Romano Canavese (Piedmont) (4 Nights) d This morning enjoy a city sightseeing tour of ilan ith a Local Specialist . See the Gothic Duomo, one of the orl s most impressive othic cathe rals, an a alleria, an ancient arca e shopping gallery before free time to e plore on your o n. Perhaps stop by the Pirelli To er to a mire 1 s o ernist style, or see 7 the me ieval astello for esco an the E orl eritage ite anta aria alle ra ie Basilica containing eonar o a inci s The ast upper . ater travel to the osta alley, a ramatic mountainous region that bor ers France an it erlan . isit Fort Bar , built by the ouse of avoy in the 1 th century. The fortress replace an even earlier castle hich controlle the tra e routes bet een France an taly. t is no the useum of the lps an gives a fascinating insight into the region an its history. This evening check in to your stately hotel locate in an 1 th century villa for a relaxing four-night stay. (BB) Hotel: Relais Villa Matilde Authentic Accommodations Cherasco and Wine Tasting ▶ La Morra Excursion fter a leisurely morning visit herasco, a to n ith me ieval an baroque buil ings. ee the almatoris Palace an the impressive colonna es. The to n is also famous for Baci e herasco, a tra itional s eet ma e from chocolate an ha elnuts. isit a local inery for an insight into the ine making process an taste the elicious ines of the region inclu ing Barolo. ater visit a orra, a hilltop village ith great vie s across the Pie mont region hich is famous for its local chocolate an nougat. (BB)

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Asti Excursion d isit sti, a to n ating back to pre oman times, synonymous ith sparkling ine an historic palaces an to ers. En oy an orientation here you ill see the magni cent omanesque othic athe rale i anta aria ssunta. E plore the Pia a an econ o locate in an ol market pia a an the narro cobble streets an ol all of the me ieval city. ou ll also see the imposing remnants of hat as once calle The ity of 1 To ers , of hich only 1 actually still survive, inclu ing Torre Troyana, hich is open to visitors. E perience a elicious Be My Guest lunch ith a local family on their ine estate. (BB, BG)

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Turin Excursion d our Local Specialist ill take you on a sightseeing tour of the aristocratic an sophisticate city of Turin. En oy vie s of taly s largest an most famous river, the Po. n Turin

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Romano Canavese (Piedmont) ▶ Lake Orta ▶ Baveno (Lake Maggiore) To ay travel to picturesque an misty ake rta, kno n locally as a enerentola in erella . ocals consi er the lake to be more scenic an far superior than other lakes in the region. ater at ake aggiore en oy a Fare ell Dinner to toast the en of a memorable trip. (BB, FD) Hotel: Simplon Baveno (Lake Maggiore) ▶ transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport This morning say arrive erci to taly as your fascinating vacation comes to an en . Transfers are available to ilan alpensa irport. on itions apply. (BB)

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Arrive Milan elcome to taly s fashion, nancial an commercial capital, Milan. On arrival meet your Travel Director an fello companions for an en oyable elcome eception follo e by an orientation rive here you ill see some of the main sights. (WR) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace

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The perfect ‘antipasti’ of Italy’s glamorous capitals, from the elegance of Florence to Rome’s open-air museum. Explore the Vatican Museums without the crowds, journey through striking Tuscan landscapes and cruise along the canals of Venice, visiting its famous Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Square. You’ll also encounter the Renaissance highlights of Florence and Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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

CULTURAL INSIGHT itness the e quisite craft of glassblo ing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of enetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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Rome Sightseeing e d Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums which 7 display works from the immense collection built up by Popes through the centuries. Trafalgar has priority early access as an official partner of the Vatican Museums allowing entry before other Tour Operators and the general public. Admire ichelangelo s magni cent frescoe ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and more peaceful. Later visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest church in Christendom, to see the famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. View the ancient sites of Rome and see the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held. There s time after ar s to e plore the city on your own. People-watch on the Spanish steps with a ‘gelato’, stroll down the Via Condotti for some retail therapy, or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome. (BB) Rome ▶ Venice This morning follow the valley of the River Tiber north into Umbria and pass the picturesque hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto. Travel through Tuscan landscapes with terraced olive groves and over the Apennine Mountains. Cross the Veneto plains before arriving at your hotel for dinner. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana Venice Orientation ▶ Verona d Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice, with its 117 islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace, the former residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. Later travel to Verona, home of Shakespeare’s ill-fated Romeo and Juliet, before checking into your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Leopardi

Depart Rome fter breakfast say arrive erci to ome an your traveling companions as you return home with wonderful memories of Italy. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts and ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $50 per person. WiFi: See pages 254 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra nights’ accommodations page 250. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Verona ▶ Pisa ▶ Florence d Leave Verona this morning and travel to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Piazza del Duomo before arriving in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the famous Medici dynasty who ruled the city during its golden age. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

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Arrive Rome (2 Nights) elcome to ome, the Eternal ity. ela after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the ancient streets. This evening join your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica. This is the perfect introduction to the sights which await you. (WR) Hotel: Cicerone

Florence ▶ Rome d In Florence the city’s rich medieval and Renaissance history is brought to life by your Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-colored marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery with its bronze doors. View the Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages and today lined with jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops. Later travel through Umbria, with its olive and cypress trees until you reach the valley of the Tiber River, which leads you back to Rome. Tonight celebrate the end of your vacation with your companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici

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Weave your way from Rome past golden olive groves and lush green vineyards to medieval bastions that have preserved Tuscany’s unforgettable charm for centuries. Stay in the popular thermal spa resort of Montecatini, admire the exquisite marble cathedral in Siena and visit the scenic Tuscan towns of Vinci and Pisa to learn about the lives of celebrated Italian luminaries.

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Join the Callistri family at their ‘borgo’ in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian meal, olive oil tasting an leisurely alk 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 Leonard da Vinci in his Tuscan birthplace

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Rome Sightseeing ▶ Montecatini (6 Nights) d This morning your included sightseeing tour 8 with a Local Specialist begins with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s magni cent Piet . t. Peter s is a place of pilgrimage and is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Your tour continues across the Tiber River with views of ancient Roman ruins including the enormous Colosseum. Later enjoy a scenic drive through the Tuscan Hills to the thermal spa resort of Montecatini, the largest and most famous spa town in Italy, your home for the next six nights. (BB, DW) Hotel: Columbia Siena and San Gimignano Excursion In the well-preserved medieval city of Siena see the Piazza del Campo, scene of the celebrated biannual Palio horse race and the stunning marble Cathedral which dominates the town. Later explore San Gimignano known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’, famed for its ring of towers which can be seen several kilometers from town. Shop for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery. (BB)

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Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre Enjoy a relaxing day or you might consider an Optional Experience to the famous Cinque Terre, with its quaint coastal pastel-colored villages clinging to rugge cliff s. (BB)

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Pisa and Vinci Excursion d This morning meet your Local Specialist in Pisa and view the famous Leaning Tower, the nely sculpte marble cathe ral an the ornate baptistery. fter ar s, en oy a elicious Regional Meal in the Tuscan countryside for lunch. Then travel to the scenic Tuscan town of Vinci where you’ll enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of Leonardo da Vinci including a visit to the Museo Leonardiano showcasing his machines an mo els asccompanie by speci c references to his sketches and handwritten notes, as well as interactive exhibits. (BB, RM)

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Montecatini At Leisure Montecatini Terme is one of Italy’s most popular thermal spa destinations and you have the entire day to do exactly as you please. Why not take the historic funicular railway from Montecatini Terme to the picturesque town of Montecatini Alto which has a small castle and large square with charming restaurants and outdoor cafes, not to mention magni cent vie s of the countryside for as far as the eye can see. Your Travel Director will be available for suggestions on how to spend your day. (BB)

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Montecatini ▶ Rome ▶ Vatican Experience d Travel from Montecatini to Rome and have time at leisure on arrival. E plore the city s magni cent historic sites, indulge in its café culture or perhaps even indulge in a shopping experience to Via on otti. This afternoon, gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where you will meet an off icial representative uring 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 inclu ing a visit to ichelangelo s magni cent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of a relaxing and memorable Italian vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 33. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $64 per person. WiFi: See pages 254 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra nights’ accommodations page 250. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Florence Excursion d Your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating account on the history of Renaissance Florence uring your alking tour. ie the magni cent 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 jewelers, a legacy of the 16th century decree which mandated that only jewelers and goldsmiths be allowed to ply their trade on the bridge. Visitors will however

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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 ramatic sea cliffs of inque Terre, en oying the flavors of prosciutto and parmiagiano along the way.

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Milan Sightseeing e d Your Local Specialist takes you on a alking tour of the city. View the sights of the city including the Gothic cathedral, the glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Enjoy free time this afternoon to e perience the stylish lifestyle of Italy’s fashion capital, perhaps visit one of the city’s fascinating museums including the Pinacoteca di Brera, a world-class museum as e tensive as Paris ouvre, or consi er an ptional E perience to for esco astle, hich houses several of the city’s museums and art gallery collections, including Michelangelo’s statue of the Piet on anini. (BB)

8 Milan ▶ Baveno (2 Nights) d Drive north est to the talian ake District. Foun on the southern si e of the lps, ake Maggiore is one of the most famous sights in orthern taly an is kno n for its beautiful waters and picturesque views. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the flora of the local area hen you visit the beautiful botanical gardens of Villa Taranto. Depending on the time of the year you can see a alea, maple, rho o en ron and camellia avenues, rare lilies and gardens containing over 300 varieties of dahlias in bloom. 9 Later stop to view the sights of Stresa, gateway to the three Borromean islands, on the shores of the lake before checking in to your hotel for a two-night stay. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon Baveno e d full ay to rela an en oy your talian lakesi e e perience. En oy the beautiful surroun ings of your hotel or consi er taking an ptional E perience to one of the Borromean slan s – Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the Borromeo Palace. further option is to take the cable car ride up to the summit of Mount ottarone for magni cent vie s of both ake aggiore an ake rta ith a stop at lpino where the terrace at Alpinia botanical garden offers similarly beautiful vie s of ake aggiore. This evening take a private boat to one of the Borromean islan s on ake aggiore for a special Be My Guest ining e perience. (BB, BG) Baveno ▶ Genoa ▶ Santa Margherita (2 Nights) d top in enoa, birthplace of olumbus, for an inclu e gui e alking tour ith a Local Specialist. View some of the majestic enaissance an Baroque palaces of the noble families of enoa an visit the E orl Heritage Site of Via Garibaldi. Arrive in the seasi e to n of anta argherita, check in to your hotel an en oy free time to e plore. (BB) Hotel: Lido Palace

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Santa Margherita ▶ Langhirano ▶ Parma d Today drive across the scenic Apennine mountains towards Parma - Italy’s cured meat and parmigiano capital. Near the town of anghirano visit a orking prosciutto factory where you’ll sample the best the region has to offer. fter a brief photo stop at Torrechiara learn the process of making real parmigiano reggiano cheese at a family run casei cio near Parma, as you gain a Cultural Insight into local cuisine. This evening consi er an ptional E perience featuring local specialties with wine in a historic setting. (BB) Hotel: Parma and Congressi Parma ▶ Milan d This morning enjoy a guided tour of Parma with your Local Specialist. This gastronomic city in the talian region of Emilia omagna is famous for its architecture, prosciutto and cheese. See the 12th century Pia o Duomo ith its cathe ral and baptistery, and Garibaldi Square where the original oman colony foun e in 1 B ha a forum. En oy a scenic rive back to ilan where tonight you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your companions and Travel Director. (BB, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Tourist Depart Milan This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy as your fascinating vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available. on itions apply. (BB)

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Santa Margherita ▶ Full-Day Porto Venere and Cinque Terre Excursion d En oy an inclu e full ay e cursion to see the inque Terre Five an s a E World Heritage Site. Five coastal villages with e traor inary ol orl charm cla the rugge cliffs in this beautiful area. This magni cent coastline can only be reached by boat or train from a pe ia. isit t o of the ve picturesque shing villages with your Local Specialist. (BB, DW)

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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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Lake Garda ▶ Milan This morning leave the lakes behind and travel to ar s the ma or orl fashion an esign capital of ilan. n arrival, see the sights uring an orientation of the city center including the othic Duomo, 1 th century alleria an a cala pera ouse. En oy free time to o some last minute shopping on ilan s famous boulevards, Via Montenapoleano, Via della piga an ia ant n rea. This evening oin your fellow travelers to celebrate the end of your vacation at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace Depart Milan Say ‘arrivederci’ this morning to Italy and your companions at the end of a memorable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion Your full day excursion starts by visiting Marostica, a beautiful 14th century town renowned for its annual living chess event held in September, although the acclaimed festival’s chessboar is visible in the Pia a astello all year round. See the town’s old city walls, two castles and take in the beautiful city views. Finish this leisurely ay by visiting Bassano el rappa, reno ne for its hite bran y an magni cent scenery. eturn later to ake ar a. (BB) Verona Excursion d In Shakespeare’s romantic city of Verona, view the Roman arena and Juliet’s Balcony during your walking tour of the town with a Local Specialist . Spend time exploring this city at your own pace, with suggested visits to the 1st century Arena, Castelvecchio’s city art museum with its rich collection of medieval sculpture and Renaissance paintings, and amberti s To er offering spectacular vie s of the city. Join your companions this evening for delicious Be My Guest dining experience with a local family. (BB, BG)

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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 s or ghting, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain an create your o n enetian arnival mask before evouring the pi a you ve ust learnt to make.

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Venice ▶ Canal Cruise and Orientation d ruise by private launch to t. ark s quare an vie the Bri ge of ighs here con emne prisoners caught their last glimpse of the city. ie the e quisite Doge s Palace, t. ark s Basilica an the ampanile. E perience a Cultural Insight rst han uring a glassblo ing emonstration an learn about the enetian tra ition of arnival masks ith the chance to paint an ecorate your o n. ater perhaps take a ri e on a gon ola it s a great ay to see the city in all its glory. (BB)

Arrive Rome (3 Nights) elcome to taly. fter check in take a an er through the city s ancient streets an soak up the ama ing atmosphere. This afternoon meet ith your Travel Director an fello travelers for a ick off Party. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s Rome Sightseeing e d our Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour starting ith a gui e visit of the atican useums featuring ichelangelo s frescoe ceiling in the istine hapel. E plore t. Peter s 9 Basilica, one of the holiest sites in the orl . cross the Tiber in ancient ome, visit the olosseum, former site of gla iatorial combat, an see the other ancient sites of ome. (BB) Rome ▶ Visit a Gladiator School e d To ay e perience life as a oman gla iator. fter a short intro uction to oman history from your Local Specialist , you ill learn the basics of gla iatorial s or ghting an e perience to remember forever. This afternoon e plore the city on your o n. ome s rich history is apparent every here you look an there is so much to see an o. Perhaps take a trip to the astel ant ngelo, rela in the illa Borghese or thro a coin in the Trevi Fountain. This evening gain a Cultural Insight uring an authentic talian pi a cooking emonstration an en oy a slice or t o. (BB, RM)

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Built on the site of a Capuchin Monastery, Relais La Cappuccina in Tuscany’s San Gimignano was built in an Art Nouveau-style by a local nobleman

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cure meats such as prosciutto, morta ella an salami. t has also given its name to the ell kno n meat base pasta sauce calle rag alla bolognese. ere you ill en oy a alking tour with a Local Specialist ho ill enlighten you further on local elicacies. top to take in vie s of the famous issing To ers. This afternoon cross the eneto plains an arrive in enice. (BB) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus

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San Gimignano ▶ Pisa ▶ Parma d This morning meet your Local Specialist in Pisa to vie the ama ing eaning To er an the ma estic cathe ral an baptistery set in the quare of iracles. Travel to Parma here a memorable egional eal of local specialties a aits you. (BB, RM) Hotel: Parma and Congressi

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

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th century Castle of Trebbio here you ill en oy a tra itional 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 magni cent ork of ichelangelo in the istine hapel. itness the e quisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tra ition that generations of enetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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Bologna ▶ Assisi ▶ Rome d Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Assisi on the slopes of ount ubasio. En oy a alking tour of t. Francis hometo n ith a Local Specialist. isit the magni cent Basilica an see the tomb of t. Francis ho foun e the Franciscan Order in Assisi in 1208. Later travel south towards Rome passing the scenic hilltop town of Orte. Tonight join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici

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Florence ▶ Pisa ▶ Turin short ourney brings you to Pisa an the famous eaning To er in Pia a el Duomo a E orl eritage ite. There s time for photos before you continue past the marble quarries of arrara an the resorts of Porto no, Rapallo and Genoa. In Turin see the Antonelliana buil ing an the Pia a an arlo uring your orientation tour. (BB) Hotel: Concord Turin ▶ Lake Como ▶ Milan d From Turin via Lake Como you arrive in Milan. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the city s spectacular sights inclu ing the Galleria, the Gothic Duomo and the reno ne a cala opera house. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace

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Milan ▶ Verona ▶ Venice (2 Nights) top in erona here hakespeare base his most famous play, to vie uliet s Balcony an the 2,000 year old Roman arena still in use today. Continue across the Veneto plains to the magical city of Venice. (BB, DW) Hotel: Viktoria Palace

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Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy’s capitals – the sidewalk café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna’s Kissing Towers and say ‘ciao’ to Marco Polo.

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

CULTURAL INSIGHT Be inspire by the magni cence of ichelangelo and da Vinci 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. itness the e quisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tra ition that generations of enetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market d En oy a leisurely stroll from your hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge to join your gui e Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will reveal a centuries-old food market an narro calle or streets. mire the beautiful architecture inclu ing arco Polo s house. The rest of the ay is free to visit the sights of your choice. elebrate this evening ith your fello travelers at a Fare ell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, FD)

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Pitti Palace. There are many villages just outside the city where you can buy all manner of local specialties. Or shop for the latest fashions in Florence’s elegant and sophisticated boutiques. This evening consider an Optional Experience in Chianti for dinner. (BB)

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 enice arco Polo irport at am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise ith a more in epth gui e vacation in Europe. Gratuities: ption to pre pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $55 per person. WiFi: See page 254 for details. Book early for great savings see pages Extra nights’ accommodations page 250.

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

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

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli. Enjoy a stay at the romantic Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria which opened in 1907 on the exclusive Lido di Venezia

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10 Montecatini (Tuscan Hills) ▶ Siena ▶ Rome Discover Siena, a picturesque medieval town in the heart of Tuscany, famous for the biannual Palio horse race. Admire the architecture on Piazza del Campo as you sip a cool drink at a sidewalk café. Shop for unique local pottery before returning to Rome. Join your companions this evening and celebrate the end of your vacation with a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici 11 Depart Rome fter breakfast say fare ell to taly an your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable talian ourney of iscovery. Airport transfers are available to Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Venice Orientation e d Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. This afternoon e plore on your o n, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon for a delicious meal. (BB)

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th century Castle of Trebbio here you ill en oy a tra itional Tuscan buffet, explore the castle dungeons, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting

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Rome ▶ Cassino ▶ Pompeii ▶ Sorrento (2 Nights) d Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino and view the Benedictine Abbey. Your Local 12 Florence ▶ San Gimignano ▶ Rome Specialist tells you all about the devastation This morning stop at the Tuscan hill town of caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 during San Gimignano which is famed for its medieval your walking tour of Pompeii. Arrive later at architecture and towers. The historic center of your hotel in Sorrento where you dine tonight. the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then (BB, DW) Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park return to the capital city. This evening in Rome join your Travel Director and new friends for Isle of Capri Excursion d a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Witness the intricate art of inlaid woodwork, a Parco De Medici Cultural Insight for which Sorrento is famous. Later embark on an included excursion by ferry to 13 Depart Rome the Isle of Capri. Visit Capri Town and other sights Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of your during your tour with a Local Specialist. Spend memorable vacation in Italy. Transfers time exploring this lovely island on your own. (BB) are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Sorrento ▶ Assisi d Assisi is a mystical town perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio overlooking the peaceful Umbrian landscape. Under the protection of f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP St. Francis this city is still enclosed by medieval ramparts. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour which includes a visit to the †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescoes quote you the lowest possible airfare available depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Spend on the day that you book. Please note that time after ar s e ploring on your o n an airfares are not included in the prices above. shopping for souvenirs. Dine at your hotel this See page 33. evening. (BB, DW) Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Accommodations Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at Assisi ▶ Verona ▶ Venice (2 Nights) d 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving Today enjoy the glorious countryside and historic later should make their own way to the hotel. architecture of the Emilia Romagna region. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive This area is also renowned for its cuisine such at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. as tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in Travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s stara popular cruise port, so you can combine a crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet’s Balcony. Later arrive in Venice. (BB, DW) cruise with a guided vacation in Europe. Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Authentic Accommodations Travel Director and Driver $93 per person. Venice Orientation e d WiFi: See page 254 for details. Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. as you cruise by private launch to visit some Extra nights’ accommodations page 250. of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a * All prices are per person, double share. Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Spend free time seeing the sights of your choice. You might Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures like to cruise across the lagoon to the Island of include 25-100% discount on our standard single Burano and enjoy a delicious meal. (BB) supplement. Please see website for pricing.

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Cruise to the Drive eastwards through the spectacular port of Porto no eather permitting before Campania Mountains to the Puglia region near returning to Santa Margherita. Dine tonight at the Adriatic coast. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Lido Palace your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Sierra Silvana 13 Santa Margherita e Alberobello Sightseeing e d Relax or explore this famous Ligurian resort. Or, See the UNESCO World Heritage listed conical consider joining an Optional Experience to the limestone houses called ‘trulli’, during your beautiful Cinque Terre. (BB) guided tour with a Local Specialist in the town of lberobello. This afternoon consi er an ptional 14 Santa Margherita ▶ Pisa ▶ Florence Experience to one of the geographical wonders that (2 Nights) Puglia has to offer or rela at your hotel. This evening Travel south into Tuscany and stop to view the enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner in a traditional famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. 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Your guided tour of Capri Town will show Experience d you the Piazzetta where the rich and famous sip Past the sprawling vineyards of Chianti you arrive their cappuccinos, and the many attractive streets at the medieval city of Siena. See the Piazza del around there. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Campo, scene of the bi-annual Palio horse races, an the athe ral. This afternoon return to ome. Sorrento ▶ Pompeii ▶ Assisi d Gain priority access to the Vatican Museums Visit the excavations of the city of Pompeii, which lay here you ill meet an off icial representative burie for centuries after ount esuvius erupte during your private guided tour of the Missionary in 79 AD. Your Local Specialist provides insight Ethnological Museum. Founded by Pope Pius XI into this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue in 1926, this museum has a remarkable collection your journey through Umbria to arrive at Assisi of artworks and historical relics from missions all on the slopes of Mount Subasio. 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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, a small seaside resort with a beautiful beach, popular with the elite Palermitans. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Garibaldi 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 ro an e plore the magni cent 1 th century Norman Cathedral. Later join your companions and celebrate with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) Depart Palermo Say ‘arrivederci’ to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable vacation. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

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Rome Sightseeing e d This morning your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins with a visit to St. Peter’s 10 Agrigento ▶ Taormina (Giardini Naxos) Basilica to see ichelangelo s magni cent Piet . (2 Nights) St. Peter’s is a place of pilgrimage and is regarded Travel through the vineyards of the southern as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Your tour hills towards the seaside resort of Taormina, continues in ancient Rome. See Circus Maximus your home for the next two nights. On arrival where chariot races were once held and visit the enjoy free time to explore the sights. (BB) impressive olosseum. There s time after ar s to Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by. (BB) 11 Taormina Free Time e d Spend the day relaxing in this fun Sicilian Rome ▶ Pisa ▶ Florence resort. Consider joining an Optional Experience This morning, travel to the town of Pisa and visit to Savoca, the village made famous by ‘The the Square of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage Godfather’, and the crater of Sicily’s active site. Marvel at the incredible Leaning Tower and volcano, Mount Etna, widely regarded as one of see the medieval Cathedral and Romanesque the most impressive in the world. This evening, Baptistery. You will arrive later in Florence. (BB) join your companions for a special Be My Guest Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo dinner in a vineyard close to Mount Etna. (BB, BG) Florence Sightseeing and Free Time 12 Taormina (Giardini Naxos) ▶ Sorrento ▶ Venice (2 Nights) d (2 Nights) Experience the incredible sights on your walking Cross the Straits of Messina to mainland Italy by tour with a Local Specialist . ie the magni cent ferry, driving north through rustic Calabria via Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Basilica and Salerno to your hotel in Sorrento. Tonight, relax visit Piazza della Signoria. Enjoy some free time at your hotel and take in the scenery. (BB, DW) before riving to the floating city of enice. This Hotel: La Residenza evening, why not appreciate this elegant city from the comfort of a gondola? (BB) Hotel: Best 13 Isle of Capri Excursion d Western Biasutti Visit an inlaid-wood workshop for a Cultural Insight into a local specialty craft. Take a short Venice Orientation e d cruise to the charming Isle of Capri, and enjoy a Your cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s guided walking tour of Capri Town with a Local Square is spectacular. View the Bridge of Sighs Specialist. Appreciate views across the sea and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Gain a Cultural an arina Piccola. pen free time after ar s Insight hen you atch enetian craft smen at exploring on your own. Later return to Sorrento work creating masterpieces at a glassblowing – famous for the alcoholic digestive Limoncello. workshop on Giudecca Island. Spend free time Visit Piazza Tasso, with its many cafés, and shop in shopping or relaxing. Consider a boat trip to the boutiques on the Corso Italia. (BB) colorful island of Burano for a delicious meal. (BB) 14 Sorrento ▶ Rome ▶ Vatican Experience d Admire the spectacular coastline as you drive north from orrento. This afternoon, gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take you on a guided tour. Admire ichelangelo s magni cent frescoe ceiling in the Assisi ▶ Cassino ▶ Pompeii ▶ Naples Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and join ▶ At Sea d an off icial representative of the atican useums This morning, stop at Cassino to visit the for a private guided tour of the Missionary Commonwealth War Cemetery and view the Ethnological Museum, founded by Pope Pius XI in Benedictine Abbey. Arrive later at the ancient city 1 , ith its remarkable collection of art orks of Pompeii which was buried beneath volcanic ash and historical relics from missions all over the when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, and lay world. You’ll also enjoy an exclusive Farewell undiscovered for centuries. Your Local Specialist Dinner at the museum in the midst of three gives a fascinating account of the excavations centuries of art, history and antiquities. (BB, FD) during your walking tour. A short journey brings Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici you to Naples for your overnight cruise to 15 Depart Rome Palermo, Sicily’s capital. (BB) Say ‘arrivederci’ to Roma and new found friends At Sea ▶ Palermo d at the end of a memorable vacation. Transfers Arrive this morning in the Sicilian capital, are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Palermo. Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the city which includes the honey-coloured cathedral and Piazza Bellini.

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

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Venice ▶ Overnight Ferry Travel south to the ancient port city of ncona to boar your overnight ferry to mainlan reec e. (BB, D) Igoumenitsa ▶ Meteora ▶ Kalambaka d rrive early into the port of goumenitsa an travel along the foothills of the thamanika mountains before arriving at the breathtaking E orl eritage monasteries of eteora. isit t o of the si monasteries built on san stone rocks above the to n ith your Local Specialist. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Amalia/Grand Meteora Kalambaka ▶ Delphi ▶ Athens (2 Nights) d Drive south to ar s ount Parnassos an tour Delphi ith your Local Specialist . ee the site of the most important oracle in the classical orl an alk the acre ay to the Temple of pollo ating from the th century. t as here that every four years athletes compete in the Pythian ames, hich ere e icate to pollo an the rts. ater arrive in thens. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan Athens Sightseeing e d lassical thens as a center for the arts, learning an philosophy, an is i ely seen as the cra le of estern ivili ation an the birthplace of emocracy. Discover the rich heritage uring your morning sightseeing tour ith a Local Specialist . arvel at the gora, the oyal Palace an the Temple of eus. Your choice of sightseeing inclu es a visit to cropolis to vie the Parthenon or entry to the spectacular cropolis useum containing remarkable antiquities. ee a rian s rch an the sta ium here the rst mo ern lympics took place in 1 . En oy a Fare ell Dinner to celebrate the en of your trip. (BB, FD)

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Pure poetry awaits as you journey north to the land of the bonny and brave. En route to charming Edinburgh you’ll see the birthplace of Shakespeare and Hadrian’s Wall. Consider eloping to Gretna Green, admire the beautiful Lake District and cross in to ales here you ll e plore its capital, ar iff, before returning to London via Stonehenge.

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EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 4 – 26 AUGUST 2017 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 organizations. 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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Falkirk ▶ Gretna Green ▶ Lake District ▶ Liverpool Stop at Gretna Green, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith’s anvil. Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem Daffo ils . isit the to n of rasmere and see St. Oswald’s church where the poet is buried. Later arrive in Liverpool, hometown of the ‘Fab Four’. (FB) Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower

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Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Set in rugged landscape and containing a vast array of me ieval an eorgian architecture, 10 Depart London Edinburgh is a fascinating city. This morning Say farewell to your traveling companions your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing as you prepare to return home after a tour hich inclu es the oyal ile, vie s of the memorable vacation. (FB) Palace of olyroo house, rthur s eat, Princes Street and the Scottish Parliament. Your choice of sightseeing includes a visit to Edinburgh Castle or E inburgh s amera bscura. This afternoon en oy free time to e plore the city at your o n pace or join your Travel Director on an Optional E perience to osslyn hapel, famous for its association with the Knights Templar. During the Edinburgh Festival your visit includes tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle grounds. (FB) Edinburgh ▶ St. Andrews ▶ Pitlochry ▶ Scottish Highlands d Cross the Forth Bridge to the ancient Kingdom of Fife and onto the famous golf course at St. Andrews. Stop to take photographs at the 18th green. Drive over the River Tay into the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy an included Cultural Insight at a whisky distillery to sample a ‘wee dram’. Arrive at Pitlochry a charming village on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. A picturesque drive brings you to your hotel. Dine tonight in your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Highlander

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York ▶ Durham ▶ Edinburgh (2 Nights) et aroun the picturesque iver ear, Durham enjoys a long and varied history. View the 11th century Norman Cathedral and the castle overlooking Palace Green. Photograph Hadrian’s Wall before a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park. Admire spectacular views of the Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish border. Stop to admire the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey before arriving in E inburgh, cotlan s bustling capital. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn

Glasgow ▶ Gretna Green ▶ Lake District ▶ Liverpool d Visit Gretna Green where eloping couples would make their vows over the anvil. Return to England and enjoy a light Be My Guest lunch in the Cumbrian countryside. Later visit the Lake District where the great poet William Wordsworth once lived. Visit Grasmere where he wrote his most famous poem Daffo ils an see his nal resting place in the churchyard of St. Oswald’s Church. View ake in ermere, the largest natural lake in England before arriving in Liverpool. (FB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower

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Glasgow ▶ Glencoe ▶ Fort William ▶ Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) ourney along the bonnie banks of och omon , immortali e in the ell kno n cottish song, to ar s the site of the 1 massacre lencoe ‘Glen of the Weeping’. At the Commando Memorial near Fort illiam see breathtaking vie s of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis. Dine tonight at your hotel in the Scottish Highlands. (FB, D) Hotel: Highlander Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion This morning travel to the coast and take a take a ferry over the sea to Skye from Mallaig to Armadale. Drive up the Sleat Peninsula and admire the spectacular scenery before stopping for time to have lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle back on the mainland. Continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and visit ullo en battle el . This site as here the nal confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 took place and also played a part in the religious civil war in Britain. Later return to your hotel in Newtonmore. (FB, D)

10 Scottish Highlands ▶ Pitlochry ▶ St. Andrews ▶ Edinburgh (2 Nights) ea ing south, stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before heading to the historic town of t. n re s, the home of golf. Take a photograph on the 18th green of the l ourse, here the rst games of golf ere playe uring 1 s. ross the Firth of Forth to the cottish capital, E inburgh, your home for the next two nights. During the E inburgh Festival tickets to the E inburgh Tattoo in the castle grounds are included. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn 11 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this on erful city, follo e by your choice of sightseeing to Edinburgh Castle or E inburgh s amera bscura. ee the oyal ile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Tonight why not enjoy an optional night out inclu ing tra itional song, ance an Scottish fare? (FB) 12 Edinburgh ▶ Alnwick ▶ York Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle home to the Duke of orthumberlan an the Tenantry olumn, toppe by the Percy ion. arvel at the magni cent scenery as you cross Northumberland. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where your walking orientation includes the medieval alls, the hambles an the a e inspiring inster. This evening en oy a Fare ell Dinner ith your fellow travelers. (FB, FD) Hotel: Hotel 53

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13 York ▶ Stratford-upon-Avon ▶ London View Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Center in tratfor upon von, here the Bar as born and raised. Explore the cobbled streets or walk along the banks of the iver von. ater, travel back to London. (FB) Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank 14 Depart London Say goodbye to your new found friends at the end of a memorable vacation. (FB)

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Harrogate ▶ Lake District ▶ Gretna Green ▶ Glasgow ights From quaint villages aroun the orkshire Dales ational Park to the glory of the ake District, your ourney is scenic. Traveling past Englan s largest lake, in ermere, an through the countrysi e that inspire the omantic poets, 9 you reach rasmere. ie the grave of illiam or s orth, burie at t. s al s hurch. ross the cottish bor er an visit retna reen, here eloping couples oul make their vo s over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of lasgo inclu es vie s of the athe ral an the magni cent eorge quare. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu/MacDonald Crutherland House

Waterford ▶ Cardiff d ross the rish ea to ales by ferry, an continue your ourney to ar iff Bay to vie the illennium enter an the ational ssembly. ie the historic ar iff astle an see the illennium ta ium before arriving at your hotel. Tonight, oin your Travel Director an travel companions for a memorable Be My Guest Fare ell Dinner. (FB, BG) Hotel: Park Inn City Center Cardiff ▶ Bath ▶ Stonehenge ▶ London Travel across the evern Estuary into Englan an the glorious city of Bath. ee splen i eorgian architecture uring your orientation. En oy an inclu e visit to the oman Baths from hich the city erives its name. n iltshire, visit the mysterious monolithic stone circle at tonehenge, a E orl eritage ite. ater, return to London. (FB) Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank

Edinburgh Excursion d 10 Depart London To ay visit E inburgh. our Local Specialist ay fare ell to your traveling companions at the takes you on a sightseeing tour of this on erful en of your vacation, as you prepare to fly home city, inclu ing a visit to E inburgh astle, ith on erful memories. (FB) perche high above the city. ee the oyal ile, the elegant Palace of olyroo house in the sha o of rthur s eat an the ne cottish Parliament buil ing. mire the elegant eorgian architecture in the e To n. ater en oy free time to e plore at leisure, before returning to lasgo for a elicious meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM) It was outstanding in every Glasgow ▶ Belfast ▶ Dublin ights d Follo the rugge yrshire coast past the islan of ilsa raig, the stepping stone from relan to cotlan , to boar the ferry to orthern relan . ie ity all, ueen s niversity an the ock here the Titanic as built ith your Local Specialist. ater arrive in Dublin, your home for the ne t t o nights. (FB) Hotel: Ballsbridge/ Mespil Dublin Sightseeing e d ee Trinity ollege, t. Patrick s athe ral, Phoeni Park an the stately eorgian quares ith your Local Specialist. isit the uinness Bre ery for a torehouse tour an tasting technique emonstration. pen the rest of the ay as you please. hy not e plore Temple Bar or rafton treet, famous for its street performers This evening consi er oining an ptional E perience to an rish cabaret. (FB)

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Dublin ▶ Kildare ▶ Kilkenny ▶ Waterford d This morning gain a Cultural Insight into rearing orl class thoroughbre s hen visiting the rish ational tu Farm establishe in 1 . fter a gui e alk through the farm, take some time to stroll through the tranquil apanese ar ens, regar e as the best in Europe. n ilkenny, see the imposing me ieval castle an en oy free time for lunch. This afternoon en oy a Cultural Insight hen you visit the ouse of aterfor rystal. atch the master craftsmen at ork uring your tour of the orkshop, an see the e quisite complete pieces in the sho room. (FB) Hotel: Marina

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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

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London ▶ Stonehenge ▶ Bath ▶ Cardiff This morning meet your Travel Director before traveling to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical 10 Liverpool ▶ Lake District ▶ Gretna Green ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury ▶ Edinburgh (2 Nights) Plain. Drive west through spectacular countryside Travel north through characteristically glorious to the beautiful city of Bath. Admire the Georgian scenery from Lancashire to the Lake District. architecture of the city and visit the Roman Baths Traveling along the shores of England’s largest before crossing the evern Estuary to ar iff, lake, in ermere, an through countrysi e that capital of Wales. View the Millennium Center and the inspire the omantic poets, you reach rasmere. ational ssembly in ar iff Bay. ee the illennium ie the grave of illiam or s orth, burie at ta ium as ell as the historic ar iff astle uring St. Oswald’s Church. Then cross the Scottish border your orientation of the city. This evening get to know an visit retna reen, here eloping couples oul your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome make their vo s over the anvil. ater, arrive in the eception, hich inclu es a typical elsh pub meal Scottish capital Edinburgh – your home for the next and drinks. (FB, WR) Hotel: Jurys Inn two nights. (FB) Hotel: Apex City

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11 Dublin Sightseeing d e This morning discover the city of Dublin with a London ▶ Stratford-upon-Avon ▶ York visit to uinness torehouse to n out about the This morning meet your Travel Director. A scenic famous brew. See the famous sights including drive through beautiful countryside brings you to Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace Park an the stately eorgian quares ith your and Visitor Center and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage. Local Specialist. This evening consider joining an Later in the Viking city of York, enjoy a walk along Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret. (FB) historic streets. View the cobbled Shambles, the 12 Dublin ▶ Galway ▶ Limerick ancient city alls an the magni cent ork inster. Travel to the West coast and the city of Galway. Tonight dine at your hotel where you have a chance ie al ay athe ral an Eyre quare before to meet with your Travel Director and traveling continuing to Limerick. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills companions. (FB, WR) Hotel: Novotel Center 13 Limerick ▶ Ring of Kerry ▶ Cork York ▶ Jedburgh ▶ Edinburgh (2 Nights) Today we experience Ireland’s most scenic coastal ugge , ramatic an spectacular the drive around the Ring of Kerry. This evening enjoy Northumberland National Park is all these things dinner at your hotel in the city of Cork. (FB, D) and more. View the remarkably intact ruins of Hotel: Maldron the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey on your way to Edinburgh. (FB) Hotel: Marriott 14 Cork ▶ Blarney ▶ Cobh ▶ Waterford ▶ Wexford d Edinburgh Sightseeing d e Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone to Your morning sightseeing tour with your Local attain the gift of the gab . top in picturesque obh Specialist includes the elegant New Town, Princes for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This was treet, the oyal ile, vie s of the Palace of the nal port of call for the Titanic on its fateful Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat. Enjoy a guided voyage. This afternoon visit the ouse of aterfor visit of Edinburgh Castle. During the Edinburgh rystal. atch the master craftsmen at ork uring Festival, your stay includes tickets to the your Cultural Insight tour of the workshop. (FB) spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo. Tonight consider a Hotel: Talbot traditional Scottish night out with haggis, dancing and bagpipes. (FB) 15 Wexford ▶ Cardiff Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your Edinburgh ▶ St. Andrews ▶ Pitlochry ourney to ar iff Bay to vie the illennium enter ▶ Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) d an the ational ssembly. ie the historic ar iff Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews astle an see the illennium ta ium before to view the ancient university and the home of arriving at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn/Park golf. Stop in Pitlochry, on the banks of the River Inn City Center Tummel. Explore the village or join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home 16 Cardiff ▶ Bath ▶ Glastonbury ▶ Exeter to the Dukes of Atholl. (FB, D) Hotel: Laggan (2 Nights) Gaskmore Authentic Accommodations Drive east, over the Severn Estuary, to Bath. On arrival in the city, admire the Georgian buildings and Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic visit the oman Baths after hich the city is name . Highland Excursion Visit Glastonbury Abbey to see where King Arthur is This morning travel to the coast and take a ferry believed to be buried. Later, we arrive in Exeter, the over the sea to Skye. Drive up the Sleat Peninsula capital of Devon. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn and admire the spectacular scenery before stopping for lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic 17 Plymouth, Polperro and Dartmoor Eilean Donan Castle back on the mainland. Continue Excursion your journey past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Start your day with an orientation of Plymouth. View ighlan s an vie ullo en battle el here the the ayflo er teps, here the Pilgrim Fathers set nal confrontation of the acobite rising of 1 took sail for the e orl . isit the shing village of place. Later return to your hotel in Laggan. (FB, D) Polperro ith its narro streets an picturesque harbor. Enjoy a scenic drive through Dartmoor. This Scottish Highlands ▶ Glencoe ▶ Loch evening join your companions and Travel Director Lomond ▶ Glasgow d for a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) top at the omman o emorial near Fort illiam for breathtaking views of Britain’s highest mountain, 18 Exeter ▶ Stonehenge ▶ London Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe known Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the as the len of the eeping . This afternoon your mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge. orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Travel back to on on this afternoon. (FB) athe ral an magni cent eorge quare. isit Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank the Necropolis for a Cultural Insight into one th 19 Depart London of Europe’s most important 19 century burial Time to say farewell to newfound friends before grounds. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Strathclyde your return flight home. (FB) Glasgow ▶ Lake District ▶ Liverpool d Cross the border into England and enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch at a working farm

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Join the Bell family at the stately 19 th century Whitwell Hall for a traditional British supper in the drawing and dining rooms, enjoyed with beautiful views over the Vale of York

CULTURAL INSIGHT earn ho elicate rish crystal is crafte at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. Visit the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour into what makes the perfect pint an en oy one. eet the off icial To n rier 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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‘Céad míle fáilte’ – A hundred thousand welcomes await you in Ireland. Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you e plore soulful Dublin an secure your gift of the gab ith a Blarney kiss. Admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of erry an striking liffs of oher, an learn about obh s tragic Titanic history.

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Dublin ▶ Glendalough ▶ Waterford ▶ Cork d Leave the bustling Irish capital for the peaceful 6th century monastic ruins at Glendalough. The 100-foot-tall Round Tower, the Cathedral, and St. Kevin’s Cross are highlights of your stop. Travel on to see more delicate works of art during your Cultural Insight experience at the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford. Later head to Cork, the ‘Rebel County’, where you have a free evening. (FB) Hotel: Maldron

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Very good service indeed. From the Travel Director to the organization, hotels and places visited. Susanne, from Australia, 2016, Treasures of Ireland

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Cork ▶ Cobh ▶ Blarney ▶ Killarney (2 Nights) Visit the Heritage Center in Cobh to learn about the city’s history and legacy. From the Great Famine an the coff in ships to the oome Titanic and Lusitania, this unique display presents the Queenstown Story in a way like no other. Then head to Blarney where you can climb to the top of Blarney Castle to kiss the fame stone an acquire the gift of the gab’. Arrive later in picturesque Killarney. (FB) Hotel: Killarney Avenue

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Killarney ▶ Foynes ▶ Cliffs of Moher ▶ Limerick d our rst stop to ay is the Flying Boat useum in Foynes, the refuelling point for Pan Am’s Flying Boat, the Yankee Clipper, from 1939-1945. Gain a Cultural Insight as you board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger. Toast the last day of your trip with your fellow travelers and Travel Director when you enjoy a delicious rish coffee in the place here it as allege ly invented in the 1940s by Joe Sheridan – a chef in Foynes. ater travel to the spectacular liff s of Moher which rise up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves before continuing on to your hotel in Limerick. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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 elicate rish crystal is crafte at the ouse of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour

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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 and visit a traditional Irish farm for tea, fresh scones and a bit of sheep herding.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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 useum, an see rish farm life rst han at a traditional sheep farm near Galway

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met… Enjoy lunch and a few hours of pure poetry spent with Irish superhosts, Paula and Damien, against the beautiful backdrop of Yeats country

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS The Malton in Killarney, Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara, Kilronan Castle in Co. Roscommon and Fitzpatrick’s Castle in Dublin

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour into what makes the perfect pint and enjoy one. mire relan s nest thoroughbre s at the Irish National Stud Farm. Visit a Connemara arble factory to see ho this stone is crafte into e elry an gurines, an visit the rish National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House, a stately 18th century mansion

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poet William Butler Yeats, you will be welcomed to a private home for a bit of food, fun, and poetry. Damien and Paula Brennan live in, a modern abode with rustic touches overlooking beautiful ough ill. nsi e, you ill n alls a orne with contemporary Irish paintings and a table set for a Be My Guest prepared by Paula, a noted chef. Damien is an expert on W.B. Yeats. Delicious foo , ne company, an the poetry of eats come together for a heart-warming meal. Then travel to Roscommon and Kilronan Castle Hotel the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison. It is one of a few Irish castle estates that can trace its history back to royal families. (FB, BG) Hotel: Kilronan Castle Authentic Accommodations

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Roscommon ▶ Strokestown ▶ Dublin d This morning consider taking a luxurious relaxing cruise on the River Shannon. Stop for a visit to magni cent trokesto n Park ouse, an 1 th century mansion with original furnishings. In the old stables is the Irish Famine Museum, one of the world’s best private archives dedicated to the potato famine of the 1 s here you gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of the Irish people. Return to Dublin and relish a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (FB, FD) Hotel: Fitzpatrick Castle Authentic Accommodations Depart Dublin You will be transferred to the airport, where your Emerald Isle adventure concludes. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS The Malton, Town Center, Killarney Unlimited, free rail travel for Lord Kenmore was the clincher to acquire the land needed for this Authentic Accommodations built over 1 years ago. ts prime central position ne t to the train station, and marvelous Victorian features have ensured enduring popularity. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Co. Galway This Authentic Accommodations, set in acres of oo lan , as built in the 1 th century by the po erful artyn family. The original castle dates back to the 1 s, hen o ner Donal Flaherty as married to Ireland’s fearsome pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa, Co. Roscommon Set in forty acres of green meadows and ancient forest, the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison is an Authentic Accommodations that prides itself on its royal roots. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin This grand Authentic Accommodations was originally built as a hunting lodge by Col. John apas in 1 . un by the Fit patrick family for over years, the hotel stan s on the bro of illiney ill, ith magni cent vie s over Dublin Bay.

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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 elicate rish crystal is crafte at the ouse of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour

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10 Depart Dublin fter a hearty rish breakfast, say fare ell to your Travel Director and fellow travelers as your Irish vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

Ring of Kerry Excursion To ay e e perience relan s most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in the whole of relan an is truly a photographer s elight. e ill also see Daniel onnell s ahirciveen, the shing village of aterville, the Black alley an oll s ap. ere mountains, valleys, lakes an sea blen into a lan scape that is often breathtaking beyond words. (FB) Killarney ▶ Dingle Peninsula ▶ Adare ▶ Limerick Explore the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula with its small shing to ns an rugge lan scape. Visit Adare, one of the prettiest villages in Ireland. Your orientation of Limerick includes vie s of t. ary s athe ral, ing ohn s astle and the Treaty Stone. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills Limerick ▶ Bunratty ▶ Cliffs of Moher ▶ Galway (2 Nights) This morning enjoy an included visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19 th century. Visit the magni cent liffs of oher an see the history of the cliffs brought to life ith a visit to the tlantic E ge e hibition. ater arrive in al ay with free time to see the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. (FB, D) Hotel: Connacht

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

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

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a Connemara Marble factory to see how this vivi green coloure stone has been crafte into e elry an gurines for generations

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Dublin ▶ Co. Kilkenny ▶ Kinsale d eave the city life behin as you travel to ounty Kilkenny. Visit Newtown Jerpoint, one of Ireland’s best surviving e amples of a eserte , 1 th century me ieval to n an repute ly the nal resting place of t. icholas. Then relish a Be 10 Depart Dublin My Guest lunch ith oe an aeve onnell You will be transferred to Dublin Airport where at their home, Belmore House. Enjoy the peace your vacation must come to an en . l n go an tranquillity of this rural setting an be fóill – goodbye until we meet again! Transfers are ready for a few surprises. Continue south to available. on itions apply. (FB) picturesque insale, haile as the ourmet apital of relan . our evening is free an there s no shortage of cafés, pubs, and restaurants ASHFORD CASTLE to e plore. (FB, BG) Hotel: MacDonalds Kinsale ▶ Blarney ▶ Killarney (2 Nights) d Meet a Local Specialist this morning for a alking tour of the historic to n of insale. n to Blarney astle to kiss the fable tone that besto s the gift of the gab . Then hea est to illarney, the gate ay to magni cent illarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry. (FB, D) Hotel: Killarney Towers

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9 Killarney ▶ Blarney ▶ Waterford Belfast ▶ Giant’s Causeway ▶ Kilkenny d ▶ Londonderry/Derry (2 Nights) d Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous This morning, visit the birthplace of the Titanic Blarney tone to attain the gift of the gab . Pass at the Titanic Belfast Visitor Center for a Cultural Youghal en route to Waterford where you visit Insight into the world’s most famous ship. the house of Waterford Crystal and watch the Then continue your journey along the beautiful master craftsmen at ork uring your Cultural Antrim coast road past scenic glens and rugged Insight demonstration. Arrive later in Kilkenny beaches. Visit the Giant’s Causeway, an area and see the imposing 12th century castle. (FB) of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, Hotel: Kilkenny a UNESCO World Heritage Site in a designated 10 Kilkenny ▶ New Ross ▶ Co. Wicklow Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one ▶ Dublin d of the most iconic natural wonders in the Visit New Ross and see the monument to John United Kingdom. (FB) Hotel: Everglades F. Kennedy, who visited his ancestral family Londonderry/Derry Sightseeing e d hometown in 1963. Visit the three-masted th Walk along the 17 century city walls with your Famine Ship Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Local Specialist and see the street murals of Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration the Bogside. Known as the People’s Gallery, during the 1800s. Travel through the lush Irish the murals depict the history of the ‘troubles’. countryside of County Wicklow known as the The afternoon is free to e plore on your o n. Garden of Ireland. This evening in Dublin, enjoy Consider joining an Optional Experience to the a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and beautiful Inishowen Peninsula. Dine tonight at newfound friends. (FB, FD) Hotel: Ballsbridge your hotel. (FB, D) 11 Depart Dublin Londonderry/Derry ▶ Belleek Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travelers at the ▶ Galway (2 Nights) d end of this wonderful Irish experience. Transfers Travel south through lush countryside to visit are available. Conditions apply. (FB) the Belleek Pottery visitor center for a Cultural Insight emonstration to see the craftsmen at work. Arrive later in Galway where you have free time to view the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Maldron Connemara Excursion Take in the beauty of rugged Connemara with its loughs and mountainous landscape. The region as capture in the lm The uiet an ith John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Later arrive at Kylemore Abbey, visit the country’s most romantic castle and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden. (FB)

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Wild Atlantic Way. Our local friends will take you foraging for plants and seaweed before serving a delicious lunch made from local produce. Enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline before boarding a ferry to cross the tranquil River Shannon estuary. Travel through beautiful Co. erry to your hotel in illarney. fter inner at your hotel consider taking an excursion to enjoy the ‘craic’ at a traditional Irish ceilidh. (FB, BG) Hotel: Killarney Towers

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Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Ireland, from the medieval city of Waterford in the south to the northern mythical land of Finn MacCool, the giant whose ‘causeway’ enjoys World Heritage Site status. Dance your way through the cities of Belfast and Dublin, learn about Ireland’s traditional Smithwick’s beer, and explore the country’s most famous food market serving Cork since 1788.

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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

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10 Ring of Kerry Excursion This morning enjoy a scenic drive along Ireland’s most dramatic coastline, the Ring of Kerry. Stop at Moll’s Gap and take a moment to view the marvelous natural scenery. This evening is at leisure. (FB) 11 Killarney ▶ Blarney ▶ Cork ▶ Waterford (2 Nights) Today visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone that ill besto the gift of the gab . Travel to the city of Cork and enjoy some free time to explore the English market which is Ireland’s most famous food market serving Cork since 1788. Later arrive in Waterford for a two-night stay. (FB) Hotel: Marina

Giant’s Causeway Excursion and Belfast At Leisure This morning visit the UNESCO World 12 County Wexford Excursion to visit Heritage Site Giant’s Causeway. View the the John F Kennedy Arboretum and 40,000 interlocking basalt columns located on Dunbrody Famine Ship d the dramatic and beautiful coastline. Enjoy a free Travel through County Wexford this morning to afternoon in Belfast. (FB) visit the John F. Kennedy Arboretum. Dedicated Belfast ▶ Londonderry ▶ County to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Donegal (2 Nights) d President of the United States from 1960 to Travel across Northern Ireland to Londonderry. 1963, the Arboretum is a plant collection of Walk along the 17th century city walls with your international standing. See the beautiful lake insightful Local Specialist and see the street and plants and the exhibition in the Visitor murals of the Bogside. Known as the People’s Center. Later visit the three-masted Famine Ship Gallery, these murals depict the history of Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Insight into the the ‘troubles’. Later arrive in County Donegal tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800s. where you dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) eturn this afternoon to aterfor . (FB) Hotel: Kee’s 13 Waterford ▶ Kilkenny ▶ Dublin d County Donegal Orientation and fter a leisurely start visit the ouse of At Leisure Waterford Crystal and enjoy a Cultural Explore the town of Donegal located at the Insight demonstration watching skilled mouth of the River Eske and Donegal Bay. See craft smen pro uce on erful ecorative ob ects. the castle which was once the stronghold of the Travel to the quaint town of Kilkenny where O’Donnell clan. During your free time explore the you will visit the Smithwick’s Experience. Gain center of town, known as ‘The Diamond’, famous a Cultural Insight into the medieval origins for music, poetry and cultural gatherings. (FB) of brewing and the history of Smithwick’s, Ireland’s oldest beer brand. Later enjoy a Be My County Donegal ▶ Belleek ▶ Knock Guest Farewell Dinner at Glenealy Farm with your ▶ Galway (2 Nights) fellow travelers and Travel Director. (FB, BG) Travel south and stop in Belleek where you will Hotel: Roganstown Hotel and Country Club enjoy a Cultural Insight into rish han craft. atch local craft smen create its famous pottery 14 Depart Dublin before stopping to view the impressive Marian Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travelers at the Shrine at the pilgrimage town of Knock. Finally end of this wonderful Irish experience. Transfers continue your journey to Galway. Enjoy some are available. Conditions apply. (FB) free time to see the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Maldron

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Connemara Orientation and At Leisure Take in the beauty of rugged Connemara with its loughs and mountainous landscape. The region as capture in the lm The uiet an with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Later arrive at Kylemore Abbey, where you will visit the restored rooms and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden. (FB)

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Pretty pink heather hues and a perfect emerald green landscape e ne the rugge beauty of cotlan an relan home to en uring myths an legen s, gran castles, bloo y battles an the perfect s ing. isit their charismatic capitals of Dublin, Belfast, lasgo an E inburgh, trace the history of the acobites in the Scottish Highlands and follow the footsteps of a giant.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST It’s 1930s Ireland revisited. Visit the working farms of uckross taking you back to a time of traditional farming where you’ll meet the families who plough the land, learn how to churn butter an ine in the uilles Farmhouse against the back rop of the lakes of illarney

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11 Glasgow ▶ Glencoe ▶ Isle of Skye Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Dublin ▶ Kildare ▶ Waterford d immortalized in the well-known Scottish song, Visit the Irish National Stud Farm dedicated to towards the site of the 1692 massacre, Glencoe rearing world-class thoroughbreds since 1946 for len of the eeping . Pass Fort illiam at the a Cultural Insight on the breeding of these foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. At horses. fter a gui e alk through the farm len nnan see the monument to the nal acobite take some time to stroll through the tranquil Rising, as well as the famous viaduct which has apanese ar ens. This afternoon visit the ouse of feature in the arry Potter lms. ross by ferry to aterfor rystal. atch the master craftsmen at the breathtaking Isle of Skye where you dine tonight work during your Cultural Insight demonstration in your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Dunollie and tour of the workshop. (FB) Hotel: Dooleys 12 Isle of Skye ▶ Loch Ness ▶ Culloden Waterford ▶ Blarney ▶ Killarney ▶ Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) d View Eilean Donan Castle before traveling along At Blarney Castle kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the banks of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the gift of the gab . ross the erry ountains the elusive monster. Stop and view Culloden to illarney, your home for the ne t t o nights. battle el , here Bonnie Prince harlie as Join your companions for a Be My Guest dinner defeated by the Redcoats, ending his aspirations on a tra itional rish farm in illarney. (FB, BG) to the throne. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Killarney Towers Hotel: Highlander Ring of Kerry Excursion Today we experience Ireland’s most scenic coastal 13 Scottish Highlands ▶ Pitlochry ▶ St. Andrews ▶ Edinburgh (2 Nights) drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known Stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before as the ing of erry . ee Daniel onnell s heading to the historic town of St. Andrews, the ahirciveen, the shing village of aterville, the home of golf. Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish Black alley an oll s ap. ere mountains, capital Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is Tonight why not enjoy an optional night out including often breathtaking beyon or s. (FB) traditional song, dance and Scottish fare? (FB) Killarney ▶ Limerick ▶ Galway Hotel: Novotel City Center ▶ Ballina 14 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Drive through Adare one of Ireland’s prettiest villages. This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on ee ing ohn s astle an t. ary s athe ral an a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including the Treaty Stone as you pass through Limerick. In a visit to E inburgh astle. ee the oyal ile, the Galway view the Cathedral, built on the site of an elegant Palace of olyroo house in the sha o old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square during of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament your free time. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) building. During the Edinburgh Festival in August, Hotel: Ballina your visit includes tickets to the spectacular Ballina ▶ Donegal ▶ Londonderry/ Edinburgh Tattoo. Join your Travel Director and Derry d fellow travelers this evening for a memorable ea north through ligo to Donegal here you Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) view the castle which was once the stronghold of the O’Donnell clan. In Londonderry walk along the 15 Depart Edinburgh Say goodbye to your Travel Director and 17th century walls with your Local Specialist and companions at the end of an unforgettable see the streets an murals of the Bogsi e. no n as Celtic vacation. Transfers are available. the People’s Gallery, the murals depict the history Conditions apply. (FB) of the ‘troubles’. (FB) Hotel: Everglades Londonderry/Derry ▶ Giant’s Causeway ▶ Belfast d Visit the Giant’s Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, a UNESCO orl eritage ite in an area of utstan ing Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in all of Ireland. Later arrive in Belfast and visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Center for a

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EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 4 – 26 AUGUST 2017 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 organizations.

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confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 took place and also played a part in the religious civil war in Britain. Later return to your hotel in Newtonmore. (FB, D)

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Isle of Skye ▶ Ballachulish (2 Nights) Enjoy a scenic drive to take your ferry from the sle of kye to allaig. ee the len nnan Viaduct which featured in the Harry Potter lms. t Fort illiam, see Ben evis, Britain s highest mountain, in all its glory before arriving in Ballachulish for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Ballachulish Mull and Iona Excursion ail from ban, across the mouth of och innhe, to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Enjoy a scenic drive across the remote island to Fionnphort for a short ferry crossing to the island of Iona. Visit Iona Abbey, a beautifully preserved medieval abbey, and the ancient burial ground of many cottish ings at ilig hrain. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D)

11 Ballachulish ▶ Glasgow (2 Nights) This morning, travel south through Glencoe, ‘Glen of the Weeping’, site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalized in the well-known Scottish song, before arriving in Glasgow. Your orientation tour includes views of the magni cent eorge quare an the iver Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry, as well as a visit to St. Mungo’s Cathedral. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Theatreland

Dundee ▶ Pitlochry ▶ Culloden 12 Stirling Castle and Bannockburn ▶ Inverness d Excursion d This morning, gain a Cultural Insight into This morning enjoy a guided visit of the historic whisky distilling by visiting a local distillery for a Stirling Castle and explore the Royal Palace of tour and a ‘wee dram’. Travel through untamed King James V. See the Stirling Heads making Scottish landscapes and the rugged Cairngorm your way to nearby Bannockburn – the site of Mountains. Visit the site of the Battle of Culloden, the famous battle between King Robert Bruce where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army was defeated of Scotland and Edward II of England. Enjoy in 1746. Lately, the site has featured in Diane a Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a working abal on s ctional novel utlan er . rrive Scottish farm with your companions and Travel later in Inverness. (FB) Hotel: The Columba Director an after you ll have free time to further Inverness ▶ Loch Ness ▶ Thurso explore Glasgow. (FB, BG) (2 Nights) 13 Depart Glasgow Admire the beauty of Loch Ness, home of the Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your fabled monster, en route to visit Dunrobin Castle. wonderful vacation draws to a close. Transfers Dunrobin Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes are available. Conditions apply. (FB) of Sutherland and resembles a French château with its towering conical spires. Stroll through the Please Note: formal gardens, inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Hotels in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Royal of Skye are generally simpler establishments Orkney Islands Excursion typical of the region. In July and August, isit ohn roats, then take the ferry from accommodations on the Isle of Skye may be ills Bay across the Pentlan Firth to the rkney substituted with accommodations on the Island of South Ronaldsay. See the Churchill mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same Barriers, built as part of naval defense to protect as per the itinerary. the anchorage at Scapa Flow during World War II. Visit the ornate Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war. Visit Skara Brae and walk

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Thurso ▶ Ullapool ▶ Isle of Skye isit the quaint shing to n of llapool an see the herring port designed by Thomas Telford. Travel through lochs and glens and stop to view the impressive Eilean Donan Castle before crossing to the picturesque sle of kye. ear tales of Flora MacDonald who was a Jacobite heroine and played a part in the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie ‘over the sea to Skye’. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Kings Arms Isle of Skye ▶ Ballachulish (2 Nights) eave the picturesque sle of kye on a ferry to Mallaig. Travel to Fort William via the impressive len nnan ia uct. t Fort illiam see Ben evis which is Britain’s highest mountain. Arrive in Ballachulish for a relaxing two night stay. (FB) Hotel: Ballachulish

Outlander Excursion to the Kingdom 10 Highland Folk Museum Excursion d of Fife Travel back in time with a visit to the Highland Folk This morning visit Blackness astle lming useum that as use as a lm location uring location for Fort William in Season 1. Then travel ent the fth episo e of eason 1. En oy a Cultural through Fife, setting for many of the Outlander Insight into Highland rural culture since the 18th lming locations. isit the village of Falklan , century when you view the extensive collection of stand-in for 1940s Inverness, where Claire’s story artifacts. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) begins. Stop at the Covenanter Hotel which was Mrs Baird’s B&B in the series. Finish the day with a visit 11 Ballachulish ▶ Glencoe ▶ Doune to ulross hich as the location for the ctional Castle ▶ Stirling Castle ▶ Bannockburn village of Cranesmuir. See Claire’s herb garden and ▶ Glasgow (2 Nights) Geillis Duncan’s home in the beautifully preserved Travel through the breathtaking ‘Glen of the th 16 century town center. (FB) eeping at lencoe. isit Doune astle, the spectacular 14th century courtyard castle was the Edinburgh ▶ St. Andrews ▶ Dundee lm location for astle eoch in the T series. t Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews the was here that Claire was hosted by the Mackenzie home of golf and Scotland’s oldest university. Later lan hen she arrive in cotlan in 1 . isit arrive in the city of Dundee for an overnight stay and Stirling Castle which is a symbol of Scottish see the Tay Rail Bridge and RRS Discovery, Robert national pride. See the ‘Stirling Heads’ and visit Falcon Scott’s Antarctic exploration vessel. (FB) the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing Hotel: Apex City Quay castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Dundee ▶ Castle Fraser ▶ Inverness Monument – dedicated to Sir William Wallace Today visit Castle Fraser, an atmospheric baronial an overlooking the battle el of tirling Bri ge th castle dating back to the 15 century and ancestral epicte in the 1 lm Braveheart. ie the site home of the Fraser family. Explore the gardens and of the Battle of Bannockburn before arriving in enjoy panoramic views from the round tower. Arrive Glasgow. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Theatreland later in the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. (FB) 12 Glasgow Orientation ▶ Linlithgow Palace Hotel: The Columba Excursion d Inverness ▶ Culloden ▶ Thurso (2 Nights) This afternoon your orientation of lasgo inclu es This morning visit the poignant site of the Battle the magni cent t. ungo s athe ral lm location of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s in the second season for L’Hopital des Anges, the ighlan er army as efeate . The mo ern isitor Parisian Hospital Claire volunteers at and puts her Center brings to life what happened on the 16 April medicine knowledge to use. This morning travel to 1746 and how this brief 30-minute battle impacted Linlithgow Palace, stand in for the prison entrance cottish history. igni cantly this is also the event and corridors of Wentworth Prison where Jamie in Outlander which forces Claire and Jamie to say was imprisoned in season 1. Later experience a their goodbyes. Later consider taking a cruise memorable Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a along Loch Ness before making your way through working Scottish farm. (FB, BG) scenic countryside to the most northerly town in 13 Depart Glasgow mainland Scotland, Thurso. Enjoy dinner tonight Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Royal Highland Trail inspired by Outlander draws to a Orkney Islands Excursion close. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) At John O’Groats, take the ferry across the Pentland Please Note: Firth to the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay. Hotels in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Orkney is home to the legend of the mythological Skye are generally simpler establishments typical creature the Scottish Selkie. This seal sheds its skin of the region. In July and August, accommodations to walk on land disguised as a human and forms part on the Isle of Skye may be substituted with of an important folk tale explained in Outlander. accommodations on the mainland. All sightseeing Stop at Skara Brae and walk through the remains of will remain the same as per the itinerary. this famous Neolithic village. See the prehistoric Ring

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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 iscover an en oy as you learn ho 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

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

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Paris Sightseeing and At Leisure d This morning after a leisurely start, your Travel Director takes you on a tour of this mesmerising city for vie s of the hamps lys es, rc e Triomphe an Place e la oncor e. our Local Specialist reveals not just where, but how real Parisians live an shop, sho ing you the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris’ oldest historical neighborhoods. This short insi er alk nishes at one of the loveliest squares, little kno n to outsi ers, but a real favorite of the locals. Later visit the second level of the Eiffel To er for breathtaking vie s across the city. This evening you may eci e to take an ptional E perience to the atin uarter for a visit insi e otre Dame an a cruise o n the iver eine. (BB) Paris At Leisure or Optional D-Day Beach Experience To ay is completely yours to e plore Paris further or you may ish to e perience a full ay ptional E perience an travel to the historical an poignant D Day lan ing beaches. our Travel Director will be able to suggest other activities such as museums, shopping or sightseeing in the city. (BB) Full-Day Excursion to the Palace and Royal Estate of Versailles d isit the best kno n an most resplen ent palace in France, ersailles. ur Local Specialist gui es you through the ma estic palace follo e by the breathtaking picturesque oyal ar ens. ater visit Petit Trianon Palace here you can rela for lunch before continuing to arie ntoinette s hamlet to gain yet more insight into the lives of the French oyalty before the revolution. This evening you may ish to utili e your Parisian Brasserie voucher hich gives you a choice of centrally locate brasseries to visit for dinner. (BB)

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Visit Montmartre and the Louvre d This morning after a rela ing start take a private street trolley car to visit the fascinating an colorful village of ontmartre, the highest point in Paris. Your Local Specialist ill sho you the hi en squares , artists haunts an romantic hi ea ays of this most beautiful Parisian neighborhood. The rest of the ay is yours to en oy. This evening visit the orl reno ne ouvre museum ith Small Group Sightseeing. A Local Specialist will sho you the most important masterpieces hen the museum is quieter an the cro s have disappeared. (BB)

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST alk among the il hyacinths in the beautiful gardens of the 17th century Château d’Éporcé, en oying elicious home cooke ishes create by the resident culinary expert, Lydia

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

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Paris ▶ Rouen ▶ Honfleur ▶ Bayeux This morning visit Rouen where Joan of Arc was tragically burnt at the stake. Then travel to onfleur, a picturesque port immortali e by many artists. Later in Bayeux visit the Tapestry Museum and see the Bayeux Tapestry depicting events before and during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Bayeux Bayeux ▶ D-Day Landing Beaches (Omaha) ▶ Mont St. Michel Your Travel Director provides excellent historical commentary during your visit to the D-Day Landing beach at Omaha and the military cemetery. Stop for lunch in Arromanches, a town at the heart of the Normandy landings. You might like to nish your ay ith an ptional Experience to the historic walled port town of Saint Malo, former home of French explorer, acques artier. (BB, DW) Hotel: Relais Du Roy Mont St. Michel ▶ Blois (2 Nights) d Visit the Benedictine Abbey at Mont St. Michel with a Local Specialist. Legend has it that the Archangel Michael appeared to the Bishop of Avranches, inspiring him to build an oratory on this rocky island jutting into the English Channel. Travel through scenic countryside and later stop for a memorable Be My Guest e perience at a picturesque ch teau, inclu ing wine tasting and a light meal. Travel to your hotel in Blois where you dine tonight. (BB, BG, DW) Hotel: Holiday Inn Blois Center Châteaux Excursion d Your Local Specialist takes you on a visit to the mboise oyal h teau, here ing Fran ois I spent much of his childhood with his mother, ouise of avoy. During the rst fe years of his reign the ch teau reache the pinnacle of its glory. s a guest of the ing, eonar o a inci came to ch teau mboise in December 1 1 an lived and worked in the nearby Clos Lucé, connecte to the h teau by an un ergroun passage. Leonardo is buried in the Chapel of aint ubert a oining the ch teau. ontinue with a fascinating visit to Chenonceau, a fairytale ch teau built on the iver her. The beautiful architecture reflecte in the aters of the river is complemente by magni cent lan scape gar ens. The h teau is often referre to as the a ies astle, as a number of omen influence its construction and development. It contains priceless collections including Renaissance furniture, tapestries and numerous masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto. (BB)

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Blois ▶ Chambord ▶ Chartres ▶ Paris (2 Nights) Visit Chambord, one of the most remarkable and recognisable ch teau in the orl . nfluence by talian enaissance architecture, the ch teau resembles a medieval stronghold incorporating classical talian ornamental flourishes. The ch teau as constructe by ing Fran ois as a royal hunting lodge, however, he didn’t live to see it completed. Visit Chartres Cathedral, an important place of pilgrimage and marvel at the original stained glass windows. Tonight in Paris consider going to see a spectacular cabaret show, for which the city is internationally renowned. (BB) Hotel: Renaissance Paris La Defense

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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For inclu e sightseeing in Paris an rles. En oy a gui e alk ith a ocal pecialist across the top of the Pont du Gard aqueduct dating back to Roman times

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Arrive Paris ights elcome to Paris. ela after your ourney or take a leisurely stroll through the ity of ight. This evening meet your Travel Director an companions for a elcome eception. ater en oy an evening rive to see some of the most famous Parisian lan marks inclu ing the hamps lys es an the rc Triomphe. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense

Depart Paris This morning after breakfast, say au revoir to Paris, your fello companions an Travel Director as this fascinating ourney through France comes to an en . Transfers are available. on itions apply. (BB)

Paris Sightseeing e d To ay your Local Specialist reveals not just where, but how real Parisians live and shop, sho ing you the enchanting hi en squares an secret passages of one of Paris ol est historical neighborhoo s. This short insi er alk nishes at one of Paris s loveliest squares, little kno n to outsiders, but a real favorite of the locals. Visit the secon level of the Eiffel To er for breathtaking vie s across the city. Tonight hy not e perience a traditional Parisian Cabaret? (BB) Paris ▶ Beaune ▶ Lyon ourney through the Burgun y ine region an stop in the regional capital Beaune. ater arrive in yon, the great gastronomic city an E orl eritage ite. Perhaps iscover the l To n or consi er a Beau olais inner in a local Bouc hon . (BB) Hotel: Novotel Gerland Lyon ▶ Monaco ▶ French Riviera ights Travel south to the Principality of onaco. ie the Palace of the ruling rimal i family an the cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince ainier ere marrie . En oy a egional eal this evening in onaco before arriving at your hotel in ice on the French iviera. (BB, RM) Hotel: NH French Riviera e pen to ay as you ish. The te ur is a sparkling an pristine stretch of famous coastline. ou might like to rela on the beach, shop in elegant boutiques or perhaps visit the hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. (BB)

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French Riviera ▶ Pont du Gard ▶ Avignon ights d isit Pont u ar aque uct ith a Local Specialist. En oy a gui e alk along the top of the impressive aque uct hich ates back to oman times. ater arrive in vignon here your orientation inclu es vie s of the imposing Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the iver h ne. This bri ge inspire the famous French song sur le pont vignon . (BB) Hotel: Mercure Pont

We went to a lot of places we wouldn’t have known about or been able to go to on our own. We had a lot of fun with the people we met on our trip ill finit ly s Trafalgar again. John, from USA, 2016, Wonderful France

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST The uffroy family shares tales of aronne farm life and the beautiful French countryside over a traditional lunch from the south west of France using ingredients straight from the farm

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London ▶ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 9 ▶ Overnight Ferry to Caen To ay leave the bustle of on on an hea south to Portsmouth. top at the fascinating istoric Dockyar an visit onitor , the oyal avy s sole surviving arship from the 1 1 allipoli ampaign an the only arship from orl ar open to the public of the three that remain intact to ay. earn about the ships fascinating history from its years in service, inclu ing the Dar anelles ampaign of 1 1 1 , the ussian ivil ar an its ork as a mine laying training ship in Portsmouth. En oy the remain er of the ay at leisure to e plore this fascinating area hich highlights the oyal avy s past before ining at a local 10 restaurant this evening. Tonight boar an overnight ferry to France. (FB, RM)

Lille ▶ Excursion to Ypres Battlefields ▶ Passchendaele ▶ Menin Gate isit the pres alient an see sites such as Tyne ot, angemark an ancouver orner. top in Passchen aele here you have an inclu e visit to The emorial useum Passchen aele 1 1 , here you can see a replica trench. ee Esse Farm emetery here t. ol. ohn c rea rote the immortal poem n Flan ers Fiel s . ave free time for an early inner before making your ay to the enin ate to itness The ast Post eremony at . pm. eturn later to your hotel. (BB)

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Lille ▶ Groesbeek Memorial ▶ National Liberation Museum ▶ Amsterdam (2 Nights) This morning travel across Belgium into The etherlan s an stop at roesbeek ana ian ar emetery an emorial. The cemetery contains the remains of over , ana ian sol iers ho lost their lives in orl ar . ontinue on to visit the ational iberation useum 1 1 . ou ill have time to visit the permanent an temporary e hibitions before coffee or tea ith a special liberation cake . ater visit rnhem. n orl ar uring peration arket ar en eptember 1 , the British 1st irborne Division an the Polish 1st n epen ent Parachute Briga e ere given the task of securing the bri ge at rnhem. The events that took place ere ramatise in the 1 movie Bri ge Too Far . Finally arrive in mster am for a t o night stay. (BB) Hotel: Mercure City

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Best Western Le Donjon, Carcassonne, France Situated in the heart of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this four star Authentic Accommodations is formed of three renovated properties, and combines ancient architecture and features with modern luxury and comfort.

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Dordogne Excursion Enjoy a scenic half-day included excursion through beautiful countryside and picturesque scenery in the Dordogne region, best known for the enchanting medieval ‘Bastide’ villages. Drive to the renowned wine village of St. Emilion, possibly one of the most famous towns with ties to wine production. Later return to Bordeaux where you will have free time to explore the city. (BB)

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From Van Gogh to Gaudi, Renaissance to Gothic – visit the cities, valleys and coastlines of France and Spain that inspired great artists to create masterpieces as remarkable as the destinations you will visit, from the Champs Élysées in Paris to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, weaving through the alluring Loire Valley, French Riviera and medieval Citadel of Carcassonne.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Return to 17th century France and join the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Château de Villandry for a traditional three course Tourangelle inner accompanie by local wines

CULTURAL INSIGHT People-watch over a glass of delicious local wine at the bustling Place de l’Horloge in the heart of vignon. isit the Dali Theatre useum, consi ere alva or Dali s last great ork offering visitors real insight into his captivating world

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in Nice where an orientation tour will introduce you to this coastal city including the famous Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. (BB) Hotel: Ellington

†Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. 6 Arrive Paris (2 Nights) Welcome to Paris, the City of Light. This evening meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to see some of the city’s impressive sights including the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. (WR) Hotel: Hilton La Defense 7 Paris Sightseeing e d Today your Local Specialist reveals how real Parisians live and shop, showing you the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris’ oldest historical neighborhoods. Marvel at the city’s beautiful skyline from the secon level of the Eiffel To er. pen the rest of the day as you choose. This evening consider an Optional Experience to a Parisian cabaret. (BB)

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Paris ▶ Chartres ▶ Chenonceau ▶ Loire Valley d Visit Chartres Cathedral, an important place of pilgrimage and an architectural splendor featuring original stained glass windows. Continue through the Loire Valley, past beautiful villages and castles. View the impressive Château de Chambord, a marvel of French Renaissance architecture. Visit Chenonceau, straddling the River Cher. This evening join your companions for a very special Be My Guest dinner of mouth-watering French cuisine at a 17th century traditional farmhouse. (BB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Tours Nord

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Nice ▶ Arles ▶ Carcassonne d Follow the coast and then visit Arles in Provence. Continue through dramatic Provençal landscape which has provided inspiration for so many artists, including Cezanne and Van Gogh. Arrive in arcassonne, a alle city an E orl eritage ite. ee the ouble ring of ramparts featuring 52 towers during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. (BB, DW) Hotel: Mercure Porte De La Cite Carcassonne ▶ Figueres ▶ Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights) d This morning pass by the foothills of the Pyrénées and stop in the town of Figueres to visit the Dali Theater and Museum. Here you will gain a Cultural Insight into the orl of alva or Dali and see his work in this impressive and inspiring building. Later arrive in Barcelona where you enjoy an included sightseeing tour and see olumbus onument an ntoni au i s agra a Familia with a Local Specialist. Tonight why not enjoy an Optional Experience to a traditional flamenco sho . (BB) Hotel: Hesperia Tower Barcelona e Today is free to enjoy the sights of Barcelona. Why not explore Las Ramblas or maybe enjoy tapas in Plaça Reial. You could even explore the Gothic uarter ith its magni cent cathe ral. onsi er an Optional Experience to the Benedictine monastery at Montserrat to see the mysterious Black Madonna. This evening join your Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner with wine at a typical panish restaurant. (BB, FD)

10 Depart Barcelona ay fare ell to your traveling companions at the end of your amazing vacation in France and Barcelona. Return airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Enhance your whole experience by taking the optional Madrid extension featured on this page. (BB)

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Loire Valley ▶ Lyon d Journey through the heart of France and through the volcanic hills around Clermont Ferrand to yon. Built at the confluence of the h ne an a ne ivers, your alking tour ith a Local Specialist through the old city reveals a rich cultural heritage. ee the narro streets, inner courtyards and ‘traboules’ of France’s largest Renaissance city. Marvel at awe-inspiring views of Lyon from Fourvière hill. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Mercure Center Saxe LaFayette

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Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing d This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a alking tour of Tole o. atch craftsmen at ork hen you visit a tra itional steel factory 8 and gain a Cultural Insight into this historical craft. isit the hurch of anto Tom , home to one of El reco s most famous paintings The Burial of ount rga . isit the synagogue uring your gui e alk through the narro streets. eturn to a ri to a mire the monument to ervantes at the Plaza de España and see Puerta del Sol, 9 the city s hub ith your Local Specialist. Later hy not oin your ne foun frien s for a typical Spanish dinner. (BB) Madrid ▶ Cordoba ▶ Seville ights d Travel south ar s from a ri , through a ancha, to or oba. isit the osque of the aliphs an learn about the influence of the oors from your Local Specialist. Tonight you might like to take an ptional E perience to atch a ery flamenco sho . (BB) Hotel: Zenit/Hesperia Seville Sightseeing e d eet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of eville. ie the Bell To er of the iral a. ee the tile fountains, pavilions an lush palms in the aria uisa Park, reno ne for its lan scape esign an alk through the imposing Pla a e Espa a. arvel at hristopher olumbus ornate tomb in the cathe ral. Finally take a alk through the former e ish uarter. This evening e perience a unique Be My Guest dinner at an olive oil mill here you learn ho oil is pro uce from the , trees. (BB, BG) Seville ▶ Granada d isit the magni cent lhambra Palace in rana a with a Local Specialist. ne e ample of oorish architecture, the lhambra as built uring the 1 th century to ar s the en of slamic rule in pain. alk through the e otic ater gar ens of the eneralife, the royal ummer Palace, once linke to the lhambra by a covere alk ay across the ravine. (BB) Hotel: Carmen/Urbandream Granada ▶ Guadix ▶ Valencia This morning travel via the ora Pass an arrive in ua i in the northern foothills of the ierra eva a mountains here you can take pictures of the troglo yte ellings. n alencia vie the Bullring an a mire the architecture of the me ieval cathe ral an the errano an uart To ers. top to vie the ity of rts an ciences hich is a large scale urban recreation center for culture an science an esigne by antiago alatrava. This comple is also feature in the eorge looney movie Tomorro lan . Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Silken Puerta/Tryp Oceanic

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Valencia ▶ Peñiscola ▶ Barcelona Sightseeing ights d Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola to view the ancient castle of the panish Pope , use in the lm El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, pain s most cosmopolitan city. ee au i s architecture at the inspiring agra a Fam lia. alk the amblas an visit Pla a atalunya. ie the monument to hristopher olumbus an en oy panoramic vie s from ont u c uring your gui e sightseeing tour of the city ith a Local Specialist. Tonight consi er visiting a atalan style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialties. (BB) Hotel: U232/Hesperia Tower

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

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

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Barcelona Sightseeing e d This morning see Gaudi’s architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Familia. Walk the Ramblas and visit Plaça Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus during your guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black a onna affectionately kno n in atalonia as ‘La Moreneta’. (BB) Barcelona ▶ Pamplona Travel to Pamplona, the capital of the old Kingdom of Navarre. The city is famous for the San Fermín festival, commonly known as the Running of the Bulls. See the ancient city walls and Plaza del Castillo, the heart of the city where markets, tournaments an even bull ghting have taken place. (BB, DW) Hotel: Tres Reyes

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Santiago de Compostela ▶ Zamora ▶ Salamanca d Start the day with a drive through Galicia and the region of Castile-Leon to Zamora, known as a ‘museum of Romanesque art’. See the 12th century cathedral with its richly sculptured Bishop’s Door and the scaled Dome. Later arrive in Salamanca where a Local Specialist will take you on a sightseeing tour including a visit to Spain’s oldest University as well as a walk through the imposing Plaza Mayor. (BB, DW) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol

10 Salamanca ▶ Madrid Sightseeing d On arrival in Madrid visit the Prado Museum which houses the largest collection of European art in the world. See the Plaza España, Gran Via, Puerta Del Sol and the Cibeles Fountain during your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Tonight join your Travel Director and fellow companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB, FD) Hotel: AC Cuzco

Pamplona ▶ San Sebastian ▶ Bilbao ▶ Santander (2 Nights) Arrive in the city of San Sebastian and see the beautiful Bahia de la Concha beach. San Sebastian 11 Depart Madrid is known as the culinary capital of Spain so why Say ‘adios’ to Spain and your newfound friends as not enjoy the local pinchos? Perhaps visit the City your Spanish vacation comes to an end. Transfers Hall, once the home of the casino or the Baroque are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Basilica of Santa Maria. In Bilbao view the modern Guggenheim Museum designed by architect Frank Gehry. Later arrive in Santander, capital of the Cantabrian region. (BB) Hotel: Santemar Santander e The whole day is free to relax and unwind either with a day at the beach or a walk through the historic center. Alternatively why not join an Optional Experience to the coastal town of Comillas and see the cobbled streets and squares? Perhaps visit Gaudi’s Capricho and the museum dedicated to the Altamira Caves. (BB) Santander ▶ Picos de Europa ▶ Covadonga ▶ Oviedo d Spectacular scenery awaits today as you travel through the Picos de Europa, a mountain range rich in flora an fauna. The region sits bet een two main pilgrim routes and has numerous historic market towns. Visit the grotto of ‘Our Lady of Covadonga’. Here you also have the chance to visit the basilica made from the pink marble of the surrounding hills. Later arrive in Oviedo and enjoy a Be My Guest dinner where you will also learn about the local green cider. (BB, BG) Hotel: Ayre Oviedo

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Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights) Welcome to Barcelona. Relax or explore this lively city before meeting up with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city’s main sights followed by a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hesperia Tower

Santiago de Compostela Sightseeing e d Your Local Specialist will explain the ‘Way of St James’ and why thousands of people walk here as part of a pilgrimage annually. Visit the vast cathedral and the Praza do Obradoiro, a square dominated by four architectural styles. Why not enjoy an Optional Experience to the Rias Biaxas for breathtaking views of the Galician coast. The region has long waterways stretching inland that are sai to be the mark left by o s han hen he cleanse himself after creating the orl . (BB)

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Oviedo ▶ Luarca ▶ Santiago de Compostela (2 Nights) Hidden on the Asturian coast, Luarca is a quiet village and has managed to preserve its seafaring charm. Later arrive in the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela. This, for many people, will be the end of their ‘camino’. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Santiago

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Ditch your siesta and embrace the spirit of Spain – the vibrant cityscapes of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, running of the bulls in Pamplona, the smell of orange zest en route to Valencia yours to discover as you in ulge in pain s intense flavors an e plore the oman an oorish influences that have shape its distinct art, architecture and culture.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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 elcome rink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard

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Madrid ▶ Burgos ▶ Santander Journey over the Guadarrama Mountains to Burgos. Visit El Cid’s tomb in the vast Gothic cathedral. Cross the Ebro River and the Cantabrian Cordillera mountains to the coast. Arrive later in Santander, capital of the Cantabrian region, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Santemar Santander ▶ Bilbao ▶ San Sebastian ▶ Pamplona This morning in Bilbao view the Guggenheim useum, a striking buil ing by architect Frank Gehry which houses a vast array of modern art. Continue along the coast to San Sebastian and see the beautiful Bahia de la Concha beach during your orientation drive. In the city of Pamplona, famous for the unning of the Bulls, alk the ancient streets before enjoying dinner at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: NH Iruna Park Pamplona ▶ Zaragoza ▶ Barcelona (2 Nights) Return to the Ebro Valley and view the Cathedral of El Pilar and the Cathedral La Seo in Zaragoza. Rising gently from the sea, Barcelona is Spain’s most dynamic and cosmopolitan city. Your home for the next two nights, this fascinating metropolis ates back to oman times an boasts a rich artistic and architectural heritage. Enjoy panoramic views across the city from Montjüic before arriving at your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Ayre Gran Via

Costa del Sol e Today relax on the Sunshine Coast. This is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in pain but as once a series of quiet shing villages. Shop for souvenirs in the old town of Torremolinos, spend time relaxing on the beach or maybe consider an Optional Experience visit to the bustling city of Malaga. (BB) 10 Costa del Sol ▶ Gibraltar^ ▶ Seville (2 Nights) d scenic rive takes you past the millionaire s resort of arbella an on to a inea. ross to the ock of Gibraltar, for free time to explore. Consider joining an Optional Experience to St. Michael’s Cave to see the Barbary acaques ock pes . This afternoon continue through the Andalusian countryside past Jerez - famous for sherry production - to eville. Tonight you might like to e perience a ery flamenco sho . (BB) Hotel: Las Casas De La Juderia Authentic Accommodations

11 Seville Sightseeing e d Travel through Seville’s tree-lined streets on a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Visit Seville Cathedral and see the Giralda Tower, a former minaret converted to a bell tower. Visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus in the cathedral. See the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the aria uisa Park, reno ne for its lan scape esign an alk through the imposing Pla a e Espa a. our gui e tour nishes ith a alk through the former Jewish quarter. Tonight join your companions for a delicious Be My Guest dinner at an olive oil mill where you learn how oil is produced from the 6,000 olive trees. (BB, BG) 12 Seville ▶ Córdoba d In Córdoba meet your Local Specialist and visit of the Mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of ispano slamic art featuring striking arches an Byzantine mosaics. Visit the remains of the 14th century mudejar-style synagogue in the old Jewish neighborhood. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Ayre

Barcelona Sightseeing e d This morning see Gaudi’s architecture at the inspiring agra a Familia. alk the amblas and visit Plaça Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus during your guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat to see 13 Córdoba ▶ Toledo ▶ Madrid (2 Nights) d the shrine of the Black a onna. (BB) Your Local Specialist takes you on a alking tour Barcelona ▶ Peñiscola ▶ Valencia of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home Drive past orange and almond orchards to to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Peñiscola and see the ancient castle used in the Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the synagogue during lm El i . ontinue through the huertas to your gui e alk through the narro streets. sunny Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain. Arrive later in Madrid. (BB) Hotel: Rafael Atocha Here your orientation includes the town hall, the 14 Madrid Sightseeing e d Bull Ring, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, and Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour the cathedral. Stop to view the City of Arts and of Madrid. See Plaza España, Gran Via, Puerta Del Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation ol an the ibeles Fountain before your visit of center for culture and science and designed by the world-famous Prado Museum. The museum Santiago Calatrava. (BB) Hotel: Silken Puerta houses the largest collection of European art in Valencia ▶ Granada d the world, including masterpieces by Velazquez. Travel via the jagged Mora Pass to the city of Later enjoy free time to explore the city at leisure. Granada. Here your Local Specialist takes you This evening join your Travel Director and fellow on a sightseeing tour of the spectacular E travelers at a Fare ell Dinner. (BB, FD) World Heritage Alhambra Palace with wonderful 15 Depart Madrid views across the town and surrounding hills. ay a ios to your traveling companions at the en Admire extraordinary Moorish architecture and the of your Spanish vacation. Transfers are available. exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Conditions apply. (BB) summer resi ence. ater check in to your hotel

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called Albaycin and The Royal Chapel. Later travel to the Costa del Sol where you can relax for the next two nights. Spend the balance of the day as you ish take a stroll along the beachsi e promena e, relax at one of the nearby beach cafes or perhaps visit the white washed village of Mijas. (BB) Hotel: Melia

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Las Casas de la Juderia, Seville, Spain A collection of traditional houses, Andalusian palaces an flo er lle courtyar s have been brought together at Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia, an unusual Authentic Accommodations we stay in when exploring Seville.

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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 Sample the Douro Valley’s delicious Port winemaking tradition at one of the local Port wine lodges

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Orientation of The Algarve ▶ Lagos ▶ Castelo de Vide ▶ Belmonte ▶ Viseu ▶ Tomar ▶ Nazaré ▶ Obidos Visit the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon ▶ the cathedral in Evora ▶ the Palace Gardens at Palacio de Mateus ▶ the Stock Exchange Palace and Arabian Hall in Oporto ▶ the University Library of Coimbra ▶ the Convent of Christ in Tomar ▶ the Shrine at Fátima ▶ the Gothic Monastery at Batalha and the medieval village of Obidos View the Roman Tower of Belmonte ▶ and the Castle of Guimarães

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Oporto ▶ Coimbra ▶ Tomar ▶ Fátima In Coimbra see ancient streets and squares and visit the old university. In Tomar visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century. Arrive later in the city of Fátima. Dine tonight in your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Fátima

Lisbon Sightseeing e d ee isbon s lan marks inclu ing the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite 10 Fátima ▶ Batalha ▶ Nazaré Monastery during your sightseeing tour with a ▶ Obidos ▶ Lisbon Local Specialist. Later in your free time perhaps Visit the shrine where three young shepherds join an Optional Experience to the historic towns famously saw the apparition of the Virgin at the of Cascais and Sintra. (BB) pilgrimage site of Fátima. Visit the monastery Lisbon ▶ Algarve Region (2 Nights) d at Batalha – a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is Cross the River Tagus and drive south towards the best example of late Gothic architecture in the Serra de Arrabida Mountains. Enjoy a Be My Portugal. top at the shing village of a ar Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where on the coast and visit the medieval city of Lusitano horses are reared before arriving on Obidos. Tonight in Lisbon celebrate with your the Algarve coast – your home for the next two companions and Travel Director at a Farewell nights. (BB, BG) Hotel: Holiday Inn Algarve Dinner with wine. (BB, FD) Hotel: Turim Avenida Liberdade Algarve Excursion This morning enjoy a scenic coastal drive to the 11 Depart Lisbon Sagres Peninsula. Admire spectacular views Say a fond farewell to your fellow travelers across Baleeira Beach before continuing your at the end of a spectacular Portuguese journey along the coast to Cape St. Vincent for vacation. Airport transfers are available. beautiful sea views from the south-western most Conditions apply. (BB) point of Portugal. Visit the resort of Lagos, where Henry the Navigator lived. (BB) Algarve Region ▶ Évora d This morning travel across the Serra de Caldeirao to Évora. Join your Local Specialist and visit the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. Évora is one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Spend time this afternoon seeing the 1 th century walls, winding lanes and other enchanting sights at your own pace or join an Optional Experience to the village of Monsaraz. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: M’AR De AR Muralhas Évora ▶ Castelo de Vide ▶ Belmonte ▶ Viseu Continue north to Castelo de Vide and wander through narrow alleys and the town’s Jewish quarter. Cross the valley of the River Tagus towards the Serra de Estrela mountains. See the Roman tower in Belmonte. Arrive later at Viseu, a bustling town with historical buildings, set high on a plateau near the famous Dão vineyards. (BB) Hotel: Grão Vasco

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Viseu ▶ Mateus ▶ Guimarães ▶ Oporto (2 Nights) Travel through the beautiful Douro Valley where port ine is pro uce . E plore the magni cent gardens at the Palacio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine bottles. Continue via Guimarães for views of the impressive castle. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal on the waterside of Oporto. (BB, RM) Hotel: Vila Gale

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Barcelona ▶ Pont du Gard ▶ Avignon Travel via the foothills of the Pyrenees and cross into France. Visit the UNESCO listed Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct dating back to the 1st century that spans the River Gardon. Later arrive in the city of Avignon. View the Papal Palace and the bridge made famous in the song ‘sur le pont d’Avignon’. Dine tonight at your hotel (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel

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Avignon ▶ Monaco ▶ French Riviera (2 Nights) Travel through Provence, an area that inspired great artists such as van Gogh and Cézanne. Later arrive in the Principality of Monaco. View the palace hich is the official resi ence of the Grimaldi family and the beautiful cathedral where Prince Rainier married Grace Kelly. Later arrive in the scenic coastal town of Juan Les Pins. (BB) Hotel: Garden Beach/AC Ambassadeur

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10 Florence Sightseeing e d Explore this wonderful city with your Local Specialist. View the multi-colored Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. Visit Piazza della Signoria featuring wonderful sculptures and palazzi. In your free time why not explore the city further or enjoy some shopping? (BB)

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†International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 33.

12 Rome Sightseeing e d Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see the Pieta before continuing your city tour to view the Colosseum and ancient Roman sites with your Local Specialist. During your free time why not visit the impressive Vatican Museum where you will be able to see the colorful ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Tonight join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

Airport transfer: Transfers arriving at Madrid airport will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their o n ay to the rst hotel. otel transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Rome Fiumicino airport at 7am and 9.30am.

13 Depart Rome Say ‘Arrivederci Roma’ at the end of your memorable vacation through Spain, France and Italy. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $93 per person.

Cruise Connection: This trip ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe.

WiFi: See page 254 for details.

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Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Welcome to the Spanish capital, Madrid. Relax or take a stroll along tree-lined boulevards before meeting up with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city’s main sights followed by a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: AC Cuzco

French Riviera e Enjoy a free day to explore the French Riviera. Enjoy the beaches of Juan Les Pins or stroll to nearby Antibes. For the more adventurous why not venture further a el an visit annes, famous for its annual lm festival or ice here you can walk along the Promenade des Anglais? Perhaps join an Optional Experience to nearby hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence. (BB)

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11 Seville Sightseeing e d ee the iral a To er uring your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. mire the tile fountains an pavilions in the aria uisa Park an visit the imposing Pla a e Espa a. ee hristopher olumbus ornate tomb in the athe ral an en oy a alk through the former Jewish Quarter. (BB)

12 Seville ▶ Lisbon ights d our panoramic ourney continues through the province of uelva, famous for abugo ham Granada ▶ Costa del Sol d an the io Tinto mines, an past the castle This morning your Local Specialist takes you on at Aracena. Cross the border into the Alentejo a visit to the incre ible lhambra Palace, built region of Portugal, reno ne for its cork in the 1 th century an a magni cent e ample of oaks. E perience a memorable Be My Guest oorish architecture. mire the ancient stucco lunch at a stu farm here usitano horses ork, quiet courtyar s an colossal alls. n the are reared. Later arrive in Lisbon. (BB, BG) afternoon arrive on the famous osta el ol. (BB) Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa Hotel: NH Marbella 13 Lisbon Sightseeing e d Costa del Sol ▶ Fez ights ee isbon s lan marks inclu ing the onument Travel along the e iterranean coast an cross to the Discoveries, the suspension bri ge to orth frica by ferry. memorable rive past spanning the iver Tagus, the Bel m To er an the if ountains brings you to the mperial city the quaint lfama istrict. isit the E orl of Fe , orocco s secon largest city. (BB, D) eritage site of the ieronymite onastery uring Hotel: Royal Mirage your sightseeing tour ith your Local Specialist. ater in your free time perhaps oin an ptional Fez Sightseeing e d E perience to the historic to ns of ascais isit the fascinating e ina of Fe ith your Local and Sintra. (BB) Specialist. ie the forti cations an oyal Palace uring your morning sightseeing tour. 14 Lisbon ▶ Fátima ▶ Salamanca mire tra itional oroccan han i ork uring Drive north through the magni cent erra a visit to a carpet sho room. This afternoon see ire ountains to the shrine at F tima, site of the sights of your choice or consi er a visit to the celebrate religious miracles. ross the bor er mperial city of eknes. (BB) back into pain an arrive later in alamanca here you visit Pla a ayor uring your Fez ▶ Marrakesh ights orientation tour. (BB) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol Traveling through the foothills of the tlas ountains to arrakesh is spectacular. favorite 15 Salamanca ▶ Madrid vacation spot of inston hurchill, the city our ourney continues through the ierra is one of orth frica s most popular tourist e ua arrama ountains to a ri , estinations. ater this evening you might like Europe s highest capital city. This afternoon to consi er an evening to en oy an authentic e plore the city at your o n pace an later oroccan sho . (BB) Hotel: Meridien N’Fis oin your companions an Travel Director for a Fare ell Dinner ith ine. (BB, FD) Marrakesh Sightseeing e d Hotel: NH Collection Eurobuilding isit the Bahia Palace uring your alking tour with a Local Specialist ee D emaa el Fna quare 16 Depart Madrid in the ol quarter ith its palm rea ers, acrobats This morning it is time to bi fare ell to your an snake charmers. isit a tra itional oroccan Travel Director an ne foun frien s as your pharmacy for a Cultural Insight into the memorable vacation comes to an en . Transfers blen ing of creams an cosmetics from regional are available. on itions apply. (BB) ingre ients. The rest of the ay is yours to e plore. Don t miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks an ba aars or maybe visit a local Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D)

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Pass to Marrakesh - the ‘Red City’. Like many other former imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh comprises an ol forti e city the me ina an an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Morocco’s largest traditional market (‘souk’) where you might like to do some shopping. (BB) Hotel: Meridien N’Fis

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TWO EXPERT PROFESSIONALS… On all ‘Best of Morocco’ trips you will travel with a Trafalgar Travel Director and a Moroccan National Guide. We do this to ensure you get the most out of your experience in this extraordinary destination - with fascinating history, rich cultural experiences and an added ‘insider’ perspective - our experts bring this destination to life.

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES CULTURAL INSIGHT isit a orking Dutch in mill an see the inner orkings of the machinery responsible for helping to reclaim the Netherlands from the sea. isit the Delft Pottery factory for a look at the creation of this reno ne , han painte , porcelain. A Dutch dining experience at a cheese farm here you ill also gain an insight into the making of tra itional oo en clogs

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Amsterdam Sightseeing e d mster am is a fascinating city hich boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles an charming si e streets. tart your ay ith an orientation rive of the historic city center. mire embran t s masterpiece The ight atch uring your Small Group Sightseeing tour of the i ksmuseum. isit a historic iamon polishing factory for a Cultural Insight into the traditions of cutting and preparing diamonds for e port. (BB) Amsterdam ▶ Aalsmeer/Keukenhof ▶ The Hague ▶ Delft ▶ Rotterdam d n early start takes you to alsmeer to visit the flo er auction. lternatively uring the flo ering season arch until mi ay , an inclu e visit to the tulip el s of eukenhof is sure to a le, ith several million flo ering bulbs plante across a acre site. This afternoon, travel through The ague to the to n of Delft an visit the oyal Delft Pottery orkshop for a Cultural Insight into the manufacturing of this hand painted porcelain. ontinue to otter am, here you ll be treate to t o Cultural Insight e periences. First en oy an inclu e pi o boat cruise along the most important river port in Europe. fter this take a trip up the Euromast to er for s eeping vie s of the city. tay this evening aboar the otter am. (BB) Hotel: SS Rotterdam Authentic Accommodations Rotterdam ▶ Groesbeek ▶ Arnhem ▶ Oosterbeek fter breakfast continue your ourney to roesbeek an visit the ational iberation museum. nce the site of part of peration arket ar en in 1 , the museum no commemorates ollan s occupation an liberation uring orl ar . e t, make your ay to rnhem to see ohn Frost Bri ge, name after the comman er of the British forces that hel the bri ge for four ays ith a mere sol iers uring the Battle of rnhem in orl ar . This afternoon you ill also visit the oge elu e Park an the r ller ller useum hich houses some of an ogh s most famous orks before arriving at your hotel. (BB) Hotel: De Bilderberg

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Oosterbeek ▶ Apeldoorn ▶ Staphorst ▶ Groningen d This morning you ill arrive in pel oorn an visit the 1 th century et oo Palace ith its enchanting formal gar ens. isit the to n of taphorst, hose inhabitants are famous for their tra itional ress, en route to roningen. This evening, oin your companions for a memorable Be My Guest inner of elicious Dutch specialties. (BB, BG) Hotel: Apollo Groningen

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Groningen ▶ Volendam ▶ Amsterdam d roningen has been name the orl s best city for cycling an hat better ay to en oy this Cultural Insight than a guided bicycle tour of the city fter seeing the sights about to n, en oy a scenic rive through the spectacular Frisian ake District. ontinue along the fsluit i k to olen am here you gain a Cultural Insight into the making of oo en clogs an Dutch cheese. elebrate ith your fello travelers at a Fare ell Dinner before returning to mster am. (BB, FD) Hotel: Mercure City

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST oin arc an u ig yssen at their 1 th century Bruges farmstea to learn about Flan ers farm life and enjoy hearty Belgian fare

CULTURAL INSIGHT E plore ollan s long iamon heritage at a historic diamond polishing factory in mster am, visit the Delft Pottery factory to see ho this elicate, porcelain is create an see rst han the famous tra ition of Belgian lace at a orkshop in Bruges

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The Hague ▶ Delft and Rotterdam Excursion d fter a leisurely morning, travel through The ague to the historic to n of Delft. isit the oyal Delft Pottery orkshop for a Cultural Insight into the manufacturing of this hand painte porcelain. ontinue to otter am, the most important river port in Europe. fter a short city orientation, visit the Euromast To er for spectacular panoramic vie s of the city an the famous harbor. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you please before returning to mster am this evening. (BB) Amsterdam ▶ Maastricht ▶ Bastogne ▶ Luxembourg (2 Nights) This morning stop in the historic forti e city of aastricht. En oy free time to e plore the city before continuing to Bastogne. ie the merican emorial, erecte to commemorate the , merican sol iers wounded or killed during the Battle of the Bulge. rrive later at your hotel in the Duchy of u embourg. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Novotel Luxembourg Luxembourg Sightseeing and At Leisure d This morning, visit eneral eorge . Patton s grave. our alking tour of u embourg ith a Local Specialist shows you the sights including the breathtaking gorge of the ivers l ette an Petrusse, the athe ral an the ran Ducal Palace. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spen at leisure. our Travel Director ill be able to a vise on ho to get the most from your free time in the city. (BB)

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Baroque cities, the Bavarian Alps and mythical Black Forest – this one’s straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Circle north, south, east and west to see the Pied Piper’s Hamelin, medieval Rothenburg and Munich’s musical Glockenspiel. Explore the magical castles of Neuschwanstein and Heidelberg, and gain insight into a ‘divided Germany’ in Berlin and the little village of Mödlareuth.

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Enjoy a banquet and stories of knights and feuding lords in a fairytale 13th century castle perched high above the Rhine Valley

CULTURAL INSIGHT Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city and watch as skille craft sman capture the istinctive soun of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries’ old craft of clock making in the Black Forest

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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 ‘Kafee und Kuchen’ culture.

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

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

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

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

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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

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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.

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

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Once a short coach stop on the road to St. Moritz, Hotel Bären today exudes Swiss Chalet charm with the comforts of a modern hotel. Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay

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

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St. Moritz ▶ Thusis ▶ Bellinzona ▶ Stresa ▶ Zermatt (2 Nights) Traverse Alpine landscapes to Thusis and follow the an Berna ino route to Bellin ona, famous for its three castles. ontinue via ocarno to the shores of ake aggiore an e plore the scenic town of Stresa. See the beautiful Borromean slan s as you hea to ar s the implon Pass. This evening en oy inner at your hotel in ermatt. (BB, D) Hotel: Monte Rosa/ Ambassador

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Once a short coach stop on the road to St. Moritz, Hotel Bären today exudes Swiss Chalet charm with the comforts of a modern hotel

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Lucerne ▶ Depart Zurich ay goo bye to it erlan an your ne foun friends at the end of your remarkable Swiss vacation. our Travel Director ill give you tickets for the short train journey from Lucerne to urich irport, hich can be use at your convenience for the onward journey. (BB)

St. Moritz ▶ Glacier Express ▶ Zermatt ights ll aboar one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world – the immensely comfortable air cushione an air con itione lacier E press. n hour rail ay ourney takes you over 1 bri ges, through 1 tunnels an across the beralp Pass at , meters above sea level. Enjoy an included lunch on board as you marvel at magni cent alpine lakes an pristine glaciers en route to the unique resort of ermatt, ominate by the atterhorn. alk a short istance to your charming hotel. fter ar s e plore the nightlife in this lively year roun resort. (BB, L) Hotel: Monte Rosa/ Ambassador Zermatt Orientation e Your Travel Director takes you for an orientation alk of this charming car free resort. ela after ar s in the clean mountain air, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a cable car ri e for more stunning vie s of the alpine lan scapes. (BB) Zermatt ▶ Geneva Orientation e our high spee train ourney takes you to eneva, the capital of the uisse oman e French speaking it erlan here many organisations inclu ing the nternational e ross are base . mire the sights uring your orientation inclu ing the l To n, the Flower Clock and the Jet d’Eau. Later you may ish to ine on elicious iss specialties at a restaurant overlooking Europe s highest mountain Mont Blanc. (BB) Hotel: Warwick

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It is an amazing country and the group we had made it even more memorable. David, from Australia, 2016, Contrasts of Switzerland

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Switzerland’s indigo lakes and imposing Alpine backdrop seem to go on forever as you explore the shores of Geneva, Locarno and Montreaux, and enjoy the rugged beauty of the Alps in Zermatt. Cross Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, and the Italian border at Lake Lugano to enjoy a picturesque Italian Lakes setting, boarding a train from Tirano to St. Moritz for equally spectacular views.

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Take a scenic drive along the Tresa Valley and up to the vineyards of the Hostettler family who will share the history of their family winery and enjoy traditional Ticino cuisine with a touch of Italy

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

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Zurich ▶ Berne ▶ Lake Geneva (Montreux) Stop in Berne the capital city of Switzerland en route to ake eneva. rrive this afternoon in the lakesi e to n of ontreu , famous for its annual Jazz festival. In your free time stroll along the flo er line lakefront promena e, or atch the orl go by at a si e alk caf . Perhaps en the day with a delicious French dinner in the fairytale Yvoire. (BB) Hotel: Eurotel Riviera

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Everything was top-notch. The trip was a good pace, with just enough to keep us busy and enough free time for shopping and eating. Susan, from USA, 2016, Best of Switzerland

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the ay that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 33. Airport transfers: At the start of the trip, the Radisson Blu hotel is located at Zurich Airport for convenience, so guests can make their o n way to the hotel from the Airport terminal. Return transfers will arrive at Zurich Airport on the last day of the trip at 8am from Lucerne. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $64 per person. Important Visa Information: This trip will visit Italy for a short period. Some passport holders may require double entry visas. Please speak ith your travel agent at time of booking to assess your speci c requirements. WiFi: See page 254 for details. Book early for great savings see pages E tra nights accommo ations page .

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Explore Central Europe’s centers of culture and arts – three riverside cities straddling mighty rivers and promising centuries of tradition and an exhilarating youthful energy. See Prague’s Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square, treat yourself to a slice of ‘Sachertorte’ and visit Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Follow the Danube to Budapest, visiting Buda’s Castle District and the Fisherman’s Bastion.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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 e ish frien ho as fleeing a i 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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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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 e ish frien ho as fleeing a i persecution

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Berlin Sightseeing e d This morning enjoy a Cultural Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. See the Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden Boulevard with a o l e i li t during 10 Budapest ▶ Gy˝ or ▶ Vienna (2 Nights) your included sightseeing tour. Spend free time Before leaving beautiful Budapest why not after ar s shopping for souvenirs an e ploring take a guided tour of the amazing Parliament this captivating city. (BB) building? Then cross the Transdanubia region otte ith orchar s an vineyar s to y r. isit Berlin ▶ Warsaw (2 Nights) this Roman town, which has retained much of Head east across the central plains to the Polish its me ieval an baroque charm. rrive later in capital arsa . fter inner this evening you Vienna, your home for the next two nights. (BB) might like to explore the city’s nightlife. (BB, D) Hotel: Hilton  nu e Hotel: The Westin

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The astonishing natural beauty and charming medieval cities of the Balkans sho fe signs of the conflicts that have shaped this region. See the Sarajevo War Tunnels, the historic inner city of Split and Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Admire the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe and Plitvice’s crystal clear lakes, plunging waterfalls and emerald green landscapes.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Experience life in rural Osojnik with the Muhoberac family who will show you how to prepare your meal on an open re using only local ingredients and fresh aromatic Mediterranean herbs

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic inner city of Dubrovnik with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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Dubrovnik ▶ Excursion to Montenegro d Travel to the Republic of Montenegro where you will meet a Local Specialist and enjoy a scenic day. Head towards the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Explore the town of Kotor, a medieval city with charming streets and squares. Later travel to the coast for a short stop in the village of Budva before returning to Dubrovnik. (BB) Dubrovnik ▶ Split (2 Nights) d Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular riatic coast, past ol shing villages and modern resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour with a Local Specialist featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The evening is free for you to dine at the local restaurant of your choice or you might want to join an Optional Experience to e plore some tra itional Dalmatian flavors. (BB) Hotel: President Split e Spend your free day as you wish. Consider a full ay ptional E perience offere by your Travel Director. Or experience a taste of Dalmatian life as it’s really lived by joining the locals to eat a traditional ‘Marenda’ brunch, strolling along the Riva seafront and exploring the narrow streets hiding a multitude of galleries, restaurants and cafes. (BB)

Sarajevo Sightseeing e d Enjoy an insider tour of the Sarajevo war tunnels with a Local Specialist. During the siege of the city in the early 1990s, the tunnel was constructed by the Bosnian Army in order to link neighborhoods in the city of Sarajevo. This allowed food, war supplies and humanitarian aid to come into the city, and people to get out. Hear 10 Split ▶ Trogir ▶ Plitvice d This morning visit Trogir with a Local Specialist. some of the incredible stories to come out of the A picturesque stone town on a small island that city during this time and enjoy a guided walking is connected to the mainland and the island tour of the old town with your Local Specialist. of iovo by bri ges. The ol E orl Later you will have free time to explore this Heritage town is a treasure trove for lovers of fascinating city on your own. (BB) art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings and Sarajevo ▶ Mostar ▶ Dubrovnik Romanesque churches. Later, travel to the (3 Nights) forested National Park of Plitvice where you dine This morning after breakfast travel to ar s tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Jezero the Dalmatian coast and the spectacular city of 11 Plitvice National Park Sightseeing Dubrovnik. top en route to see the magni cent ▶ Zagreb d bridge at Mostar. This city grew up around a Join your Local Specialist on a walking tour trade and bridging point over the Neretva. in Plitvice National Park. At this spectacular ostar is name after this l Bri ge, the UNESCO World Heritage site, see lakes of crystal ‘Stari Most’, built by Sinan the great Ottoman clear water in many colorful shades of green, architect and one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s grey and blue which are linked by waterfalls. most recognisable landmarks. Destroyed during Arrive later in Zagreb, where you join your the war, it has been rebuilt using the same traveling companions and Travel Director methods as during the 16th century. fter free for a celebratory Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) time to explore the town, continue on towards Hotel: Westin Dubrovnik. (BB, D) Hotel: Ariston

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The Imperial twin cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg come together on this Russian 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, home to the largest number of billionaires in the world.

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat ith the locals over rinks an canap s at the Theater of Youth in the center of St. Petersburg. Enjoy a local tour and stage performances by the students in one of the beautiful theater halls

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14 nights Hotel accommodations 22 meals 1 hot buffet breakfasts 1 egional eal lunch inners inclu ing Be y uest On-trip transport All transport shown inclu ing ferry an high spee train All transfers shown

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Helsinki ▶ St. Petersburg ights Follo the coast along the ulf of Finlan an cross the bor er into ussia. Travel through the forests of arelia to t. Petersburg. ater consi er seeing a ussian folklore sho . (SB) Hotel: Radisson Sonya

11 Vilnius ▶ Siauliai ▶ Riga ights eave ilnius after lunch an visit the ill of rosses at iauliai. ater arrive in the ancient city of iga, atvia s capital, ma e famous by the stories of Baron von nchhausen. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Radisson Blu Latvija

St. Petersburg Sightseeing d our Local Specialist sho s you the city s sights inclu ing the Tsar s inter Palace, evsky Prospekt, t. saac s athe ral an the tatue of Peter the reat. isit the Peter an Paul Fortress. 12 Riga Sightseeing e d ater to ay see one of the orl s largest iga is a beautiful historic city on the Baltic an most valuable art collections insi e the coast. The e tensive l To n contains narro magni cent eritage useum a highlight of any me ieval streets, othic an Baroque hurches, trip to ussia. (BB) 1 th century municipal buil ings an anseatic arehouses. our Local Specialist takes you St. Petersburg e on a sightseeing an alking tour to sho you To ay en oy free time to see more sights an the main highlights. pen free time after ar s shop for ussian souvenirs. lternatively your e ploring on your o n an shopping for Travel Director ill suggest oining an ptional souvenirs in the l To n. (BB) E perience to see more of this great country. (BB) 13 Riga ▶ Tallinn Sightseeing e d St. Petersburg ▶ High Speed Train Follo the ulf of iga north into Estonia, ▶ Moscow ights an travel via Parnu a popular beach resort Take a train across part of the vast ussian to Tallinn. mire the sights of Tallinn ith lan scape to ar s the capital city. Dine your Local Specialist. E plore the beautifully tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Radisson preserve streets of the ol anseatic uarter Blu Belorussakaya an 1 th century uhike alg ate an visit Moscow Sightseeing d le an er evsky athe ral. This evening oin our sightseeing tour ith a Local Specialist your companions for a egional eal of typical inclu es all the main sights such as t. Basil s specialties at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) athe ral an e quare. The highlight ill be a Hotel: Radisson Blu Olumpia visit insi e the magni cent remlin. (BB) 14 Tallinn ▶ Helsinki Sightseeing e d Moscow e This morning boar a ferry an cross the sea to To ay there is plenty of time to e plore on your elsinki in Finlan . eet your Local Specialist o n, rela or shop for souvenirs. ou might also an a mire Finlan ia all, the enate an like to oin an ptional E perience to the Tsar s arket quares an caf line Esplana e Treasury hamber or t. ergius onastery an uring your sightseeing tour. oin your traveling its fascinating han icraft market. (BB) companions for a special Fare ell Dinner this evening. (BB, FD) Hotel: Scandic Grand Marina Moscow ▶ Minsk ights Follo in the footsteps of apoleon s retreating 15 Depart Helsinki army of 1 1 , passing near Boro ino an ay goo bye to ne foun frien s at the en stopping for a egional eal lunch in the of your memorable an e citing trip. irport molensk region. ross the bor er into transfers are available. on itions apply. (SB) Belarus an continue to insk. Tonight ine on tra itional cuisine at your hotel. (BB, RM, D) Hotel: Hilton Doubletree

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10 Minsk ▶ Vilnius Sightseeing e d Drive est an cross the bor er into ithuania, arriving later in the capital ilnius. our Local Specialist sho s you the sights uring your alking tour, inclu ing the Bishop s Palace an the niversity. E plore the Baroque hurch of t. Peter an t. Paul, featuring e ceptional sculptural ecoration. alk to the ates of Da n, the armelite hurch of t. Theresa, the former e ish hetto, the athe ral an the ne oyal Palace e cavations. Finish at the hurch of t. nna an the site of the synagogue estroye uring orl ar . (BB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Lietuva

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Visit Irina and her family in the wooden town of Vitoslavitskly – reminiscent of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ – where you will see how traditional pancakes are made and learn about the art of traditional Russian liqueurs

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Inspired by the era of Louis XVI, Copenhagen’s Hotel Phoenix has its origins in the late 17th century as the former home of a colonel of the Royal Life Guards

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10 Novgorod ▶ Tver ▶ Klin ▶ Moscow ights scenic rive through picturesque villages brings you to the Tver region for an inclu e egional eal lunch. Then continue via lin former home of Tchaikovsky to the ussian capital, osco . (BB, RM) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Copenhagen Sightseeing e d mire the ittle ermai , enaissance tock E change, the oyal malienborg Palace an hristiansborg Palace uring your sightseeing tour ith a Local Specialist. ou are free this afternoon to shop for souvenirs, rela or take an ptional E perience to the Danish iviera. (SB)

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Copenhagen ▶ Stockholm Travel north east across the resun to the forests an mea o s of m lan . ontinue past ake ttern an en oy spectacular vie s of Brahehus astle en route to the e ish capital, tockholm. Dine tonight at your hotel. (SB, D) Hotel: Quality Globe

12 Moscow e full ay to e plore this fascinating city. pen free time seeing the sights or consi er an ptional E perience to t. ergius onastery an han icraft market in agorsk, the center of ussian art an architecture. oin your Travel Director an fello travelers this evening for a special Fare ell Dinner. (BB, FD)

Stockholm Sightseeing ▶ At Sea e d 13 Depart Moscow E plore ity all an vie the oyal Palace ay goo bye to your Travel Director an fello uring your sightseeing tour ith a Local travelers this morning as your vacation comes Specialist. pen free time after ar s shopping to an en after breakfast. irport transfers are or e ploring the l To n. hy not oin an available. on itions apply. (BB) e cursion to the asa useum sho casing the 17th century arship reclaime from the seabe after years. ater, boar your ship for an overnight mini cruise to Finlan . (SB)

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Oslo Sightseeing e d our Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour this morning hich inclu es vie s of the me ieval fortress of kershus, the pera an the oyal Palace, nishing ith a visit to the igelan culpture Park. pen the rest of the ay rela ing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar hip useum an iking hip useum. (SB) Oslo ▶ Hamar ▶ Lillehammer This morning leave slo an stop to vie the unusual lympic ice rink besi e the largest lake in or ay at amar. n illehammer hear all about the inter lympics hich took place in the city in 1 hich ere note orthy for their environmental conservation. (SB) Hotel: Lillehammer Lillehammer ▶ Lom ▶ Geiranger d Travel to the mountain village of om an visit one of the most beautiful stave churches in the country. tave churches are constructe out of oo an many in or ay ate from the 1 th an 1 th centuries. This afternoon arrive at spectacular eiranger F or a E orl eritage site. (SB, D) Hotel: Geiranger Authentic Accommodations Geiranger ▶ Trondheim Travel through spectacular scenery enroute to or ay s thir largest city Tron heim. nce the seat of ancient iking kings, Tron heim has many interesting sights to see associate ith its illustrious history inclu ing the arket quare, i aros athe ral an the Tyholt To er. (SB) Hotel: Clarion Trondheim ▶ Mosjøen To ay hea north to a to n locate ust km south of the rctic ircle. Travel past mountains, glaciers an small to ns ith oo en buil ings an stop to vie the impressive aksfoss Falls. pon arrival, inner ill be serve at your hotel. (SB, D) Hotel: Fru Haugans Mosjøen ▶ Narvik ross over an into the rctic ircle to ay an hea north to arvik a northern community locate in some of the most stunning scenery. ear tales about ho this part of or ay ha a part to play in the econ orl ar. (SB, D) Hotel: Scandic Grand Royal

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GREEK ISLAND CRUISES ur reek ruise collection brings together ancient history an hospitality across the warm azure waters of the Aegean. Settle into lai back islan life s itching the antiquities of thens for the cobble lanes an hite ashe villages of the reek slan s

CRUISES AT A GLANCE 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 and evening entertainment.

YOUR SHIP You’ll travel on the Celestyal Nefeli or Celestyal Olympia (or similar). The cruise includes complimentary transfers between the port and our hotels in Athens, and selected non alcoholic beverages, inclu ing soft rinks, ater, tea an coffee. Plus en oy our selecte complimentary shore experience specially chosen for your speci c cruise.

YOUR SIGHTSEEING In Athens, your Local Specialist will uncover the mysteries of the cropolis an Parthenon, Temple of eus, oyal Palace an a rian s Arch, introducing you to each. And at ports, your Travel Director can suggest from the following selection of optional shore experiences.

OPTIONAL SHORE EXPERIENCES Patmos - See the 11th century Monastery of St. John which today stands imposingly on top of the hill of ora an as built to protect the people of Patmos from pirates an other invaders. St. John’s exiled home on the island – The oly rotto is a further must see highlight. Rhodes - Ramble through the medieval Old Town of Rhodes and visit the picturesque town of Lindos, home to the ruins of the Acropolis and 15th century aptain s ouses. Santorini - Tour the volcanic island of Santorini ith his spectacular clifftop villages an the crescent-shaped caldera which has created a natural bay. alk through the charming to n of ia for the best sunsets in reece an e plore the beautiful traditional countryside. Knossos - tribute to some of reece s most magni cent myths an legen s, an home to the mythical King Minos, the ancient city of Knossos has been home to the Minoans since 1900 BC and remnants of their civilization inclu ing the Palace of nossos can still be seen today. Kusadasi, Ephesus - isit the ancient reek city of Ephesus, which remained largely untouched until the 19th century – its Temple of Artemis, one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders, Temple of a rian an terrace houses are must see open-air antiquities to explore. Celestyal Cruises reserve the right to change your cruise ship to one not listed on this page of the itinerary of any cruise, including the sequence of ports and the stops. Due to isembarkation by ten er, calls at the ports of ykonos an Santorini are weather permitting.

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Depart Athens Say goodbye to your fellow travelers at the end of a magical vacation. Airport transfers are provided. Conditions apply. (BB)

†International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the ay that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 33. Share Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar ith their flight etails an are staying in an thens hotel booke by Trafalgar. Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from elestyal fleet. For more information on this cruise, its inclusions and optional shore experiences please refer to page 190 for details.

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YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Athens Visit the Acropolis in Athens ▶ the trendy island of Mykonos ▶ the thriving Turkish port of Kusadasi ▶ the idyllic island of Patmos ▶ the medieval Old Town of Rhodes ▶ the port town of Heraklion ▶ the cliff top to n of Fira on Santorini View the Parthenon ▶ the hite ashe houses and windmills on Mykonos ▶ the Caldera on Santorini See Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens

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Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens. Transfer to your hotel on arrival, then take time to explore this lively city or relax at a café and watch the world go by. Athens Sightseeing e d Admire the sights of ancient Athens with your Local Specialist during your morning sightseeing tour, including the Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Agora where Socrates taught. alking tour of the cropolis offers vie s of the Parthenon. Marvel at the stadium built for the rst mo ern lympic ames in 1 . The rest of your day is free for you to explore or shop. This evening, perhaps dine on delicious local specialties at one of the many restaurants. (BB)

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Kusadasi ▶ Patmos Arrive early at the bustling port of Kusadasi in Turkey – where there is time to take an Optional Experience to Ephesus. Your cruise continues to Patmos, with an Optional Experience to the cave where the Book of Revelation was written. (BB, L, D)

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10 Izmir ▶ At Sea e Consider an Optional Experience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis or enjoy free time in the grand port city of Izmir. (BB, L, D)

Athens Sightseeing e d Your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes a walking tour of the Acropolis at the Parthenon and to see the Olympic Stadium and the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown ol ier. The afternoon is yours to see more incredible sights. (BB)

11 Disembark ▶ Depart Athens This morning, disembark in Athens and say goodbye to your traveling companions at the end of a memorable vacation. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (BB)

Athens e Consider joining an Optional Experience to Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. (BB) Athens ▶ Embark e Today is free for you to explore the ancient sites and museums of the city, before an evening transfer to the port to board your cruise ship. (BB, D) Nafplion ▶ At Sea e Arrive this morning in Nafplion, known as the most romantic to n in reece. During your free day here perhaps explore the Old Town, relax on Arvanitia beach or sit and watch the world go by in a quaysi e caf . (BB, L, D) Chania ▶ At Sea e Disembark in the Venetian port of Chania and enjoy a free ay to e plore the ma e like alleys an striking architecture of the Old Town, including Venetian mansions and elaborate churches. (BB, L, D)

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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

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Athens Sightseeing e d Classical Athens was a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilization and the 7 birthplace of democracy. One of the world’s oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Explore the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy an included visit to the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian’s Arch, built 8 to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor a rian, an the sta ium here the rst mo ern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. In the evening perhaps choose to dine in a lively area of the city. (BB) Athens ▶ Corinth ▶ Mycenae ▶ Epidaurus ▶ Nafplion d Cross the mighty Corinth Canal to the Peloponnesian Peninsula and visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist. In ycenae a mighty king om of ancient reece an a military stronghol see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of treus, the ion ate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace with your Local Specialist. Later visit the ancient theater and view the Sanctuary of sclepius, the o of e icine in Epi aurus ith your Local Specialist. The rod of Asclepius, a snake ent ine staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Amalia/Agamemnon

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Olympia ▶ Patras ▶ Delphi d Meet your Local Specialist and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic site and museum an the Temples of eus an era the wife of Zeus and one of the most important eities in reek mythology. Driving north to Patras, you cross the ulf of orinth to mainlan reece before continuing to Delphi. (BB) Hotel: Nafsika Palace/Ageli/Amalia

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Delphi ▶ Thermopylae ▶ Kalambaka d Tour Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos with your Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian ames, e icate to pollo an the arts. picturesque early afternoon rive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the inva ing Persians. fter seeing the memorial, cross the fertile Thessaly region, the brea basket of reece an travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. (BB, D) Hotel: Amalia/Dellas Boutique

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Santorini

ITINERARY †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. 1 - 7 As Per Best Of Greece All overnights, meals and inclusions as per page 195. 8

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Embark ▶ Mykonos Transfer to the port an cruise to stunning ykonos. pen time iscovering this island paradise with its distinctive hite ashe houses an ma e of narro cobbled streets. (BB, L, D) Kusadasi ▶ Patmos rrive early in usa asi in Turkey an consi er an ptional E perience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of rtemis. ontinue your cruise to Patmos, where there is time to shop, rela on the beach or take an ptional E perience to the onastery of t. ohn. (BB, L, D)

10 Heraklion ▶ Santorini ake this morning in eraklion on the islan of rete. ontinue to the spectacular volcanic islan of antorini, e plore the to n or consider joining an Optional Experience to Oia and Fira. (BB, L, D) 11 Disembark ▶ Athens This morning, isembark from your cruise ship an boar a transfer to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis 12 Depart Athens Transfers are provi e to the airport for your return flight home. on itions apply. (BB)

179 179 179

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lo est possible airfare available on the ay that you book. Please note that airfares are not inclu e in the prices above. See page 33.

Moderate: Ref AGAM Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin. Superior: Ref AGAS Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

179 179 179

Premier: Ref AGAL Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin. Premium: Ref AGAP Cat. XE Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: omplimentary transfers ill be available for guests ho have provi e Trafalgar ith their flight etails an are staying in an thens hotel booke by Trafalgar.

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Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from elestyal fleet. For more information on this cruise, its inclusions and optional shore e periences please refer to page 1 for etails. Note: The 3-Day Cruise option may only be purchase ith the Fri ay eparture of the Best of reece B . Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean ea, ferry sche ules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances.

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Harbor, Rhodes

ITINERARY † Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. 1 - 7 As Per Best Of Greece All overnights, meals and inclusions as per page 195. 8

Embark ▶ Mykonos Boar your ship in thens. ruise to the islan of ykonos an spen time iscovering the to n an sparkling beaches. (BB, L, D)

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Kusadasi ▶ Patmos rrive early at the port of usa asi in Turkey there is time to take an ptional E perience to Ephesus. Continue on to Patmos, with an ptional E perience to the cave here the Book of evelation as ritten. (BB, L, D)

10 Rhodes e rrive in ho es. E plore the fascinating medieval Old Town or join an Optional E perience to visit in os, featuring the Acropolis with stunning coastal views. (BB, L, D) 11 Heraklion ▶ Santorini ail to eraklion on the islan of rete, then cruise to the spectacular volcanic islan of Santorini. Maybe explore Fira and Oia, where people flock ust to see the sunset. (BB, L, D) 12 Disembark ▶ Athens This morning, isembark from your cruise ship an boar a transfer to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis 13 Depart Athens Transfers are provi e to the airport for your return flight home. on itions apply. (BB)

2650 2975 3075

27 MAR 03 APR - 17 APR P 1 T

237 237 237

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27 MAR 03 APR - 17 APR P 1 T

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lo est possible airfare available on the ay that you book. Please note that airfares are not inclu e in the prices above. See page 33. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Airport transfers: omplimentary transfers ill be available for guests ho have provi e Trafalgar ith their flight etails an are staying in an thens hotel booke by Trafalgar.

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Moderate: Ref AGLM Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-Berth cabin. Superior: Ref AGLS Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

Premier: Ref AGLL Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin. Premium: Ref AGLP Cat. XE Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

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Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from elestyal fleet. For more information on this cruise, its inclusions and optional shore e periences please refer to page 1 for etails. Note: The 4-Day Cruise option may only be purchase ith the on ay eparture of the Best of reece B . Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean ea, ferry sche ules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances.

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Cretan Dancers, Chania, Crete

ITINERARY †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.

Premium Superior Outside - Code AGOP

15 Disembark ▶ Athens This morning, isembark from your cruise ship an boar a transfer to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis

16 Depart Athens 1 - 7 As Per Best Of Greece Transfers are provi e to the airport for your return All overnights, meals and inclusions as per page 195. flight home. on itions apply. (BB) 8 Athens ▶ Embark To ay is free for you to e plore the ancient sites an f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP museums of the city, before an evening transfer to the port to board your cruise ship. (BB, D) †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to 9 Nafplion ▶ At Sea e quote you the lo est possible airfare available rrive this morning in afplion, kno n as the on the ay that you book. Please note that most romantic to n in reece. During your free airfares are not inclu e in the prices above. day here perhaps explore the Old Town, relax on See page 33. Arvanitia beach or sit and watch the world go by in a Shared Rooming: oom hare is not available quaysi e caf . (BB, L, D) on this trip. 10 Chania ▶ At Sea e Triple cabins: are available on this trip. Disembark in the enetian port of hania an en oy Airport transfers: omplimentary transfers a free ay to e plore the ma e like alleys an striking ill be available for guests ho have provi e architecture of the l To n, inclu ing enetian Trafalgar ith their flight etails an are mansions and elaborate churches. (BB, L, D) staying in an thens hotel booke by Trafalgar. 11 Çe me ▶ Mykonos Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary Spend the morning exploring the coastal town ill be elestyal efeli or other ship from of e me, before sailing to ykonos. pen the elestyal fleet. For more information on evening strolling through the labyrinthine cobbled this cruise, its inclusions and optional shore streets an en oying the vibrant atmosphere of e periences please refer to page 1 for etails. the town. (BB, L, D) Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be 12 Santorini ▶ At Sea e altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean To ay e n ourselves in antorini. ts cliffs ea, ferry sche ules, religious vacations or rise from the blue aters of the egean like a unforeseen circumstances. ream. En oy the spectacular vie s overlooking Note: The 7-Day Cruise option may only be the Caldera. (BB, L, D) purchase ith the Fri ay eparture of the

13 Rhodes ▶ At Sea e isit ho es to n, a E orl eritage site. ee the Palace of the ran asters, in the ol alle city, an the cropolis of in os. (BB, L, D) 14 Izmir ▶ At Sea e onsi er an ptional E perience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of rtemis or en oy free time in the gran port city of mir. (BB, L, D) 198

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At Sea ▶ Kusadasi (Ephesus) ▶ Samos ▶ At Sea e rrive at the Turkish resort of usa asi. ou ill have the chance to visit ancient Ephesus, one of the seven churches of the oman province of sia, or shop in the local markets an savor the atmosphere. fter lunch visit the ver ant islan of amos hich as fertile groun for some of the great min s of ancient reece, including Aesop, Epicurus and Pythagoras. (BB, L, D)

10 At Sea ▶ Milos ▶ At Sea e full ay on ilos. This little islan has the greatest number of beaches in the ycla es. troll along the marble-paved esplanades or visit the Church of Panayia Thalassitra for one of the best vie s in the Aegean. (BB, L, D) 11 At Sea ▶ Piraeus ▶ Syros ▶ At Sea eturn to the port in thens this morning an consi er visiting the temple of Posei on at ounio. Then set sail for yros the capital of the ycla es islan s. (BB, L, D) 12 At Sea ▶ Çe me ▶ At Sea e En oy a full ay in the Turkish coastal to n of e me. Spend time on the sugar-sand beaches or explore e me astle hich ates back to the 1 th century and houses a museum of historical artifacts. (BB, L, D) 13 At Sea ▶ Kalymnos ▶ At Sea e En oy a rela ing ay on the picturesque islan of alymnos. (BB, L, D) 14 At Sea ▶ Ios ▶ Santorini ▶ At Sea Tiny os is home to churches. ela at Mylopotamos Beach, a white sand beach more than a kilometre in length an one of the top 1 beaches in Europe. Later sail to the last stop on the cruise.

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antorini ill leave you breathless. ith its cliffs rising from the blue aters of the egean this islan is sure to captivate you. En oy spectacular vie s overlooking the Caldera. (BB, L, D) 15 Disembark ▶ Athens This morning, isembark from your cruise ship an boar a transfer to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis

4349

895

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16 Depart Athens Transfers are provi e to the airport for your return flight home. on itions apply. (BB)

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Embark ▶ At Sea ▶ Mykonos Transfer to the port an boar your ship. This afternoon arrive in ykonos an stroll through the picturesque streets. Take time to en oy the sunset at a waterside restaurant. (BB, D)

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Circled by the deep blue Aegean sea, life is sweet on the Cyclades islands of Mykonos and Santorini where you will have days to encounter their secret coves, tiny cobbled streets and weatherbeaten 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.

9 nights Hotel accommodations 12 meals buffet breakfasts 3 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown inclu ing internal flight All transfers shown

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YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS 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

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Athens Sightseeing e d Your amazing sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist starts with a visit to see the Parthenon on the Acropolis, one of the most famous monuments in the world. A sacred site since Mycenaen times, Athenians worshipped their deities in temples at the Acropolis. See the Panathinaiko lympic sta ium, the Ev one guar s at the Tomb of the nkno n ol ier plus other wondrous sights including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own or shop. (BB) Athens ▶ Mykonos (3 Nights) Board your ferry at the port of Piraeus for your ourney to the ycla ic islan of ykonos, playground of the rich and famous. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival, then spend free time admiring unique windmills, narrow winding pathways and tempting boutiques. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a Regional Meal of local traditional cuisine. fter ar s, on t miss the opportunity to experience the diverse nightlife on this vibrant island. (BB, RM) Hotel: Pelican Bay/Akroyali/ Kamari Mykonos e You have two glorious days to spend exploring ykonos. The most cosmopolitan of all the reek islan s, ykonos is also ell kno n for its splendid beaches. This glittering, glamorous estination features an ol to n that is packe with charm, where whitewashed cubic houses with blue wooden shutters and balconies line labyrinthine cobbled streets. Notable lan marks inclu e the picturesque atersi e area of Little Venice, the 17th century hurch of the Paraportiani, the Archaeological Museum an the egean aritime useum. n reek mythology ykonos as the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans, and named in honor of Apollo’s grandson. (BB) Mykonos e E plore this i yllic islan further to ay or s im in the sparkling sea an en oy fresh sala s and seafood at a waterfront restaurant. For sightseeing further a el , take a trip to Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of rtemis an pollo, here you ill n many interesting temples and sanctuaries. (BB) Mykonos ▶ Santorini (3 Nights) A short ferry ride brings you to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three days. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival an spen free time e ploring. omprising of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is all that remains of an enormous volcanic explosion. The island’s spectacular physical beauty coupled ith its ynamic nightlife makes it one of Europe s most popular hotspots. Tonight, oin your companions for a Regional Meal of delicious reek cuisine. (BB, RM) Hotel: El Greco Resort/ Palace/Orizontes

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Santorini e antorini makes some of the reek slan s best ines so perhaps take a tour of a inery an taste some for yourself. onsi er a ri e in a kaiki sailing boat to the volcanic islan of ea amini to s im in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini. (BB) Santorini ▶ Athens Take the short flight back to thens this morning. n arrival, transfer to your hotel an spen the rest of the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) Hotel: Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

10 Depart Athens Say goodbye to Greece and your newfound friends as you are transferred to the airport for the flight home. (BB)

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 2017 Family Experiences brochure or www.trafalgar.com

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the ay that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 33. internal ight: The above prices include internal air fare from Santorini to Athens and are accurate as of July 2016. For up to date pricing please visit our ebsite. ne piece of hol luggage restricte to kg lbs.

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Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens. Transfer to your hotel on arrival. n in after your ourney or take time to explore this ancient city. Later, meet with your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a elcome eception inclu ing a elcome rink and a light meal. (WR) Hotel: Metropolitan/ Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

Santorini e antorini offers a ealth of e citing things to o, or you might like to spen your time rela ing in the sun an take in the magni cent scenery. Wander down winding cobbled streets full of hite ashe houses, a mire breathtaking vie s across the al era an itness stunning sunsets. (BB)

shared rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

Our Travel Director was excellent, helpful and knowledgeable. It was a very relaxing Greek experience. Thelma, from Australia, 2016, Greek Island Hopper

Airport transfers: omplimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar ith their flight etails an are staying in an thens hotel booke by Trafalgar. Itinerary: ccasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious vacations or unforeseen circumstances. Book early for great savings see pages E tra nights accommo ations page .

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ALTERNATIVE TRIPS heck out our similar reek slan E plorer trip. ith fe er inclusions on our ost aver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com

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The sound of cicadas and warmth of the Greek countryside are your companions 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. isit the bougainvillea cla chilleion Palace, the ramatic cliff top byzantine monasteries of Meteora and Delphi’s Sacred Way.

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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Delphi and Athens

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YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Nafplion ▶ Olympia ▶ Meteora ▶ Delphi ▶ Athens Orientation of Amphilochia ▶ Preveza ▶ Corfu ▶ Metsovo ▶ Meteora ▶ Galaxidi

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Visit the Amphitheater and Sanctuary of Aesculapius at Epidaurus ▶ the Olympic Stadium in Olympia ▶ the towns of Amphilochia and Preveza ▶ the island of Corfu and it’s Venetian Castle ▶ monastery of Palaiokastritsa and Achilleon Palace ▶ the picturesque towns of Ioannina and Metsovo ▶ the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora ▶ Mount Pelion region ▶ the home of the Oracle at Delphi ▶ the port town of Galaxidi ▶ the Acropolis in Athens

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Athens ▶ Epidaurus ▶ Nafplion (2 Nights) This morning enjoy a leisurely drive to the northeast Peloponnese. View the impressive Corinth Canal which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea before your visit to the ancient Theater of Epidaurus and the Sanctuary of Asclepius, God of Medicine. Epidaurus is a marvel of engineering and is famous for its outstanding acoustics which are considered some of the best of any open air theater. 9 You will have free time to explore or enjoy a meal near the harbor in the beautiful seaport town of Nafplion. (BB) Hotel: Amphytrion/Ippoliti

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Corfu ▶ Ioannina Say goodbye to Corfu and sail back to the mainland to arrive later in the lively city of Ioannina. Enjoy free time to walk around the Old Town or alongside Pamvotis Lake. (BB) Hotel: Du Lac/Grand Serai Ioannina ▶ Metsovo ▶ Meteora ▶ Portaria (Mount Pelion) Stop in the mountainous picturesque town of Metsovo, famous for Metsovone cheese and local wine. Continue on to Kalambaka, home to the famous byzantine Monasteries of Meteora perched on top of the impossibly tall rocks. The striking, unique geology of the region led to UNESCO declaring it a World Heritage Site. Continue south east towards Mount Pelion, known for its unexpected natural beauty and lush vegetation. (BB) Hotel: Despotiko/Xenia Portaria ▶ Thermopylae ▶ Delphi ▶ Galaxidi d Today you will enjoy spectacular scenery as you travel through the countryside over the famous mountain ranges of Parnassos and Giona. Stop briefly in Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his 300 brave Spartans against the invading Persians. Enjoy a guided visit in Delphi with a Local Specialist. Visit the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. Later arrive in Galaxidi, a picturesque seafaring village situate on a oo e bay ith ne views. (BB) Hotel: Ganimede/Nostos

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 33. Group Size: Itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. shared rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Accommodations: 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 ith their flight etails an are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. WiFi: See page 254 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra nights’ accommodations page 250.

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Nafplion ▶ Olympia d Cross the Peloponnese and head west towards the 10 Galaxidi ▶ Athens d famous village of Olympia. Visit the archaeological site On arrival in Athens, visit the Acropolis and view the and museum home of the original Olympic Games in Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, and antiquity. This evening join us at our wonderful Be My one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive oil Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist farm. (BB, BG) Hotel: Arty Grand/Europa continues with views of the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian’s Arch which Olympia ▶ Amphilochia ▶ Preveza was built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman ▶ Nikopolis ▶ Igoumenitsa ▶ Corfu (2 Nights) Emperor a rian. ie the sta ium here the rst See the the quaint town of Amphilochia and the local modern Olympics took place in 1896. This evening city of Preveza before arriving to Nikopolis to see join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner to where the Battle of Actium took place. Cross by ferry mark the end of this incredible vacation. (BB, FD) to the island of Corfu. Enjoy free time to stroll in Corfu Hotel: Radisson Blu Park/Pallas Athena city with its splendid architecture, cobbled alleys, arcades, and stop in the Spianada (Esplanade), one 11 Depart Athens of the largest and most impressive squares in Greece. Say goodbye to your fellow travelers at the end of (BB) Hotel: Cavalieri/Bella Venezia a magical vacation, or join the 3-Day Santorini Extension. Airport transfers are available. Corfu Sightseeing e Conditions apply. (BB) Enjoy an island orientation of Corfu. Visit the Venetian Castle and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa. Later visit the Achilleion Palace with its beautiful views and bougainvillea, built by Elizabeth “Sissi” Empress of Austria and Hungary. This was once the summer residency of the royal family of Greece. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

OPTIONAL SANTORINI EXTENSION CODE: GSMSA On the final day of your trip, why not extend your vacation with 3-nights in marvelous Santorini? 11 Athens ▶ Santorini (3 Nights) short flight brings you to the beautiful islan of Santorini. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival and spend free time exploring. (BB) Hotel: El reco Cli side Tzekos Villas

13 Santorini e Santorini makes some of the Greek islands’ best wines so perhaps take a tour of a winery and taste some for yourself. Consider a ride in a caïque to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. (BB)

12 Santorini Orientation e antorini offers a ealth of e citing things to do. You might like to spend your time relaxing in the sun or wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses. Admire breathtaking views across the Caldera and witness a stunning sunset. (BB)

14 Santorini ▶ Athens Take a short flight back to thens this morning. Say goodbye to Greece as you continue your journey home. (BB) Please Note: Onward flights from thens airport shoul not be scheduled before 2pm.

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Caravans of spice traders and crusading Christian soldiers once crossed the dramatic desert landscapes of Jordan and you will too, journeying from the beautifully preserved Greco-Roman city of Amman to the fabled “rose red” Petra ruins set deep within a narrow gorge. Travel north along the King’s Highway admiring Crusader monuments and views of the Promised Land en route.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Petra uest ouse is locate besi e the off icial entrance to the Siq of Petra’s historical and archaeological site

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YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Amman Visit the Greco-Roman city at Jerash ▶ the unique ancient city at Petra ▶ the Crusader Fortress at hobak View the Roman amphitheater and Citadel in Amman ▶ Moses’ Promised Land on Mount Nebo ▶ the mosaic map of the Holy Land at Madaba

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Petra ▶ Amman Follow the King’s Highway north to Shobak, giving you an opportunity to see villagers in their day-today life, and visit the 12th century Crusader fortress, Kerak, which was used as a base to control Bedouin herders and trade routes. View the Promised Land from Mount Nebo, the same place Moses did in the Hebrew Bible. At Madaba’s St. George’s Church, view The Kings Way mosaic portrait of the Holy Land, the largest mosaic portrait in the world, dating from the 6th century. Don’t miss the opportunity to extend your stay with two relaxing nights at the Dea ea in the or an ift alley, see below. Alternatively, continue to Amman for your nal night an perhaps atch the sunset from the view point near the Citadel, the sound of the muezzin call the perfect accompaniment ending a magical trip through a fascinating land. (BB, D) Hotel: Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana

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Depart Amman This morning bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

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(19th-century orator and leader of the indigenous Suquamish and the Duwamish tribes, in what is now the state of Washington, USA)

Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities may be used on this trip. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provi e Trafalgar ith their flight etails and are staying in an Amman hotel booked by Trafalgar. Important Visa Information: Visas will be required for this trip. Please contact your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements.

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Petra Sightseeing Spend the day in the rose-red city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and certainly one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. Carved into the sheer rock face over 2,000 years ago by Nabataeans, Petra was an important link in the Silk Road route where frankincense, myrrh and spices were traded. A large earthquake in the 4th century largely destroyed the prosperous trading city which has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will enter the city through the iq, a narro gorge flanke on either si e for over 1, meters by cliffs soaring meters high Nabatean sculpture representing gods feature prominently. Emerge from the path and see the magni cent metre fa a e of the Treasury, ith its ornate ecorations, the rst of many on ers to be explored. (BB, D)

Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra nights’ accommodations page 250. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

OPTIONAL DEAD SEA EXTENSION CODE: JOXT Extend your vacation and visit the mysterious Dead Sea. 4 Petra ▶ Amman ▶ Dead Sea (2 Nights) Sightseeing as per Day 4 of Jordan Experience followed by a transfer to your hotel at the Dead Sea. (BB, D) Hotel: Holiday Inn

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5 Dead Sea Set in a beautiful and dramatic landscape, the Dead Sea is famous for its mineral-rich waters. Relax and enjoy the resort, luxuriate in the arm, stimulating black mu an float in the calming water. (BB, D)

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Follow in the footprints of the Ancients and explore the lush river valleys and endless desert landscapes of Egypt on three trips including a Nile Cruise… (see each itinerary for more details)

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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 enduring buzz of Cairo’s bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramids of Giza launch your discovery of ancient Egypt, cruising down the life-source of this land through the Valley of the Kings past the temples and tombs of Luxor, the Temple of Horus and the Graeco-Roman double temple at Kom-Ombo.

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A tale of a great emperor and beautiful queen are the highlights of this journey past temples, tombs and antiquities, cruising the mighty river Nile from Aswan to Luxor. Follow the frenetic pace of Cairo, and imagine Alexander the Great and Cleopatra’s great Alexandria, today Egypt’s cultural capital.

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The Holy City of Jerusalem sets the scene for this biblical encounter revealing centuries of history in the Promised Land. Visit the tomb of King David, the location of the Last Supper and the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Float in the Dead Sea, pray at the Wailing Wall and explore modern Israel in Tel Aviv.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the Western Wall, otherwise known as the Wailing Wall, renowned as one of the holiest places for the Jewish faith

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YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Jerusalem Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion ▶ the Fortress of Masada ▶ the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth ▶ the old Synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes near Capernaum ▶ the ancient Synagogue and artists’ colony at Tzfat ▶ the underground Crusader City of Acre Tzfat Acre Capernaum Haifa Nazareth

View the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem ▶ the Baha’i Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel in Haifa ▶ the excavations of Solomon’s Stables and the Roman Amphitheater ▶ aqueduct at Caesarea

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Excursion Megiddo ▶ Nazareth ▶ Capernaum ▶ Mount Of Beatitudes Visit the hilltop ‘chariot city’ of Megiddo, which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the excavations of Solomon’s Stables. Explore the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and visit the old synagogue at Capernaum, said to have been built on the home of St. Peter. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dine tonight at your hotel. (IB, D)

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Mount Zion ▶ The Old City Of Jerusalem Admire the Old City of Jerusalem and its walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the Mount of Olives. Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall, the holiest place where Jews are allowed to pray, and see the Dome of the Rock, located on Temple Mount, one of Jerusalem’s most recognisable landmarks and completed in 691 CE, built to resemble nearby Byzantine churches and palaces. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via 8 Dolorosa to the 4th century Church of the Holy Sepulchre, renowned as the traditional site of the Resurrection of Christ. (IB) Jerusalem ▶ Dead Sea ▶ Qumran ▶ Masada ▶ Jerusalem Traverse the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found accidentally by a Bedouin boy in 1947. A short rive brings you to the striking cliff top fortress of Masada where Herod the Great built palaces and a Roman siege ended in the mass suicide of over 900 people. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of ero s Palace before having the chance to float in the Dead Sea, time permitting. Later, enjoy an evening meal at your hotel. (IB, D)

Tel Aviv e Take time on your own to discover the myriad elights Tel viv has to offer, inclu ing the Flea arket, e e e ek, the rst e ish neighborhood, the Diaspora Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv’s Art Gallery District and the Eretz Israel Museum. Don’t miss the port of l affa, the point here onah is reputed to have boarded a ship before he was s allo e by a big sh. (IB)

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New City Of Jerusalem ▶ Lower Galilee (2 Nights) Tour Yad Vashem, a memorial commemorating the six million martyrs of World War II. Discover the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, housing the Dea ea crolls. ee the nesset srael s Parliament an the ivat am ampus of the Hebrew University. Travel through the Jordan Valley to reach your Kibbutz hotel, home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (IB, D) Hotel: Lavi Kibbutz

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Jerusalem e Spend the day exploring the sights of your choice. There are a wealth of great attractions to visit, including the Tower of David Museum, the Archaeological Gardens and the Davidson Center. isit some of the city s istricts en oy a coffee at one of the cafés in the German Colony, or spend some time with the city’s artists in the Ein Kerem neighborhood. With 3,000 years’ of history to e plore, the l ity offers further highlights for you to do and see during your free time, including the hristian uarter oa , rooftop alk along the city’s souk and Hurva Square, the social center of the Jewish Quarter. (IB)

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Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities may be used on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar ith their flight etails an are staying in a hotel booked by Trafalgar. Religious holidays: Due to the frequency of religious holidays in Israel, the hotels and order of the sightseeing program may be changed. Book early for great savings see pages Extra nights’ accommodations page 250.

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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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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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

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Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights) Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Meet later with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Radisson 6 Blu Sisli Istanbul Sightseeing Visit the impressive Topkapi Palace, one of the greatest palaces of the Ottoman period, which has a superb position overlooking the Bosphorus. E plore the magni cent agia ophia Basilica. fter lunch, iscover the wonders of the Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets and beautiful blue Iznik tiles. Tour the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot racing and other sporting events were held. Finally you may consider the option to cruise along the spectacular Bosphorus and view both the European and Asian side of Istanbul. (BB) Istanbul ▶ Gallipoli ▶ Çanakkale In Gallipoli, see the Lone Pine Cemetery and the battle el s, inclu ing n ac ove an hunuk Bair, here some of the ercest ghting took place during World War I. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Kolin

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Çanakkale ▶ Troy ▶ Pergamon ▶ Izmir d Explore the legendary city of Troy, immortalized by Homer in the stories of King Priamus, Hector, Paris and the beautiful Helen. Admire the archaeological excavations revealing nine separate periods of settlement, plus the symbolic replica wooden Trojan horse commemorating the epic war machine constructed in the 13th century BC. Visit the Asclepion Medical Center at the ancient kingdom of Pergamon. This afternoon, en oy a unique Be My Guest luncheon. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, BG, D) Hotel: Wyndham Grand Ozdilek/ Mövenpick

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Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar ith their flight etails an 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 vacation in Europe.

Paris and the beautiful Helen. Admire the archaeological excavations revealing nine separate periods of settlement, plus the symbolic replica wooden Trojan horse commemorating the epic war machine constructed in the 13th century BC. This afternoon, en oy a unique Be My Guest luncheon. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, BG, D) Hotel: Wyndham Grand See price panel for prices for the 22 April 2017 Anzac departure.

Book early for great savings - see pages 32-33. Extra nights’ accommodations page 250. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Istanbul ▶ Gallipoli ▶ Canakkale In Gallipoli, see the Lone Pine Cemetery an the battle el s, inclu ing n ac ove an hunuk Bair, here some of the ercest ghting took place uring orl ar . Dine at your hotel before taking part in the commemorations and events at Gallipoli for the Dawn Service. (BB, D) Hotel: Iris

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See our website for an incredible small group itinerary tracing Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. Relax on the deck of your traditional Turkish Gulet (yacht), swim in crystal-clear waters and explore the archaeological treasures that highlight your sea-route, from Bodrum’s Underwater Archaeological Museum to the ancient city of Kaunos. You’ll also explore the ruins of Ephesus, and visit Istanbul and Antalya.

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES 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

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Lucerne ▶ St. Gotthard ▶ Venice Travel the scenic St. Gotthard Region through the Alps and cross the border at Chiasso into taly. atch a glimpse of the talian ake egion, a popular retreat for aristocrats since oman times. Pass erona an arrive later in enice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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Rome ▶ Siena ▶ Florence (2 Nights) Drive north into Tuscany. Explore Siena, a beautiful medieval town with ancient cobbled streets. View the Piazza del Campo, where the Palio horse race is held each year, and the cathedral. Shop for souvenirs including attractive pottery. Later arrive in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, where you stay for the next two nights. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal at a Florentine trattoria. (BB, RM) Hotel: Cosmopolitan Concept

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Lucerne Orientation e Visit the poignant Lion Monument, commemorating the heroism of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution. See the wooden Chapel Bridge on your orientation of Lucerne. The rest of the day is yours to explore. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an exciting Optional Experience to one of the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolate. (BB, D) Lucerne ▶ Paris (2 Nights) Cross the French border past Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line. Enjoy the scenery as you travel through the heart of the Burgundy wine producing region on the way to Paris. This evening consider going to one of the city’s most famous cabaret shows. (BB) Hotel: Melia La Defense

10 Paris Sightseeing e d Admire the city sights with your Local Specialist during your morning guided tour. Drive along the Champs Élysées and see the Place de la Concorde. Enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful Paris skyline from the secon level of the Eiffel To er. This evening celebrate the end of your European adventure with your Travel Director and fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

Florence Sightseeing e d Your Local Specialist provides excellent historical commentary during your guided walking tour, which includes views of the marble 11 Paris ▶ London (2 Nights) Duomo and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Travel north through France past the First World View the Ponte Vecchio bridge, a spectacular ar battle el s to alais. ross the hannel feat of engineering dating from the Middle to Dover an see the famous hite liffs. ater Ages. Admire panoramic views of the city from arrive in London. (BB) Hotel: Park Plaza Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time exploring County Hall museums or shop for high quality leather and gold. (BB) 12 London Sightseeing e d See all the major sights in the capital this Florence ▶ Pisa ▶ Venice (2 Nights) morning with your Local Specialist, including Start your day with a visit to Pisa where you views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and will view the Leaning Tower, a UNESCO World estminster bbey. fter ar s, spen free time Heritage Site. Cross the Apennine hills and exploring some of the many attractions or shop the flat plains of the eneto region to enice, in the West End and Knightsbridge. (FB) a Byzantine city constructed in a lagoon, with an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. 13 Depart London This evening you might like to take a gondola Say goodbye to your companions in London at ride along enchanting canals - it’s the perfect the end of a memorable vacation. Transfers are introduction to this magical city. Dine tonight at available to purchase. Conditions apply. (FB) your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: NH Laguna Palace

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Venice Orientation e d enice is a magni cent city. ruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square with commentary from your Travel Director. View the Palladian Churches of the Redeemer and St. George, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Admire the Basilica and the Campanile. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Enjoy free time or take an Optional Experience cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano where you will enjoy a delicious traditional meal. (BB)

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