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FAMILY EXPERIENCES 2018 EUROPE · BRITAIN USA · COSTA RICA SOUTH AFRICA

THE REAL THING RICHER CONNECTIONS, LASTING MEMORIES

FREE TO BE EVERYTHING TAKEN CARE OF

YOUR HAPPY PLACE ADVENTURES FOR EVERY GENERATION

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WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY

Family experiences give you the real thing, without worrying about a thing. Have all the details taken care of, so you and your family are free to just be – be happy, be in the moment, be together. From awe-inspiring journeys to epic adventures, Trafalgar connects you with the local soul of a destination like no other. It’s the people and places we’ve known since 1947, with feedback from over five million guests like you that fuel our innovation to craft simply the best holidays and bring you and your family, the good life. It might be a minute, an hour, a day: it’s found in a “pinch me” moment you didn’t expect, but will change the way you see the world forever.

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See the Iconic Sites & Hidden Treasures

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU The Real Thing We connect you with locals proud to bring you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales. These are the kinds of “pinch me” moments from Trafalgar that reveal the diversity of the places you visit. Read more, p6

C R E AT I N G I N F I N I T E T R AV E L M E M O R I E S Choose from Family Experiences

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Itineraries

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Countries Global Experiences

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Carefully-crafted itineraries around the world

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Countries on six continents

Free to Be Get the real thing, without having to worry about a thing. We give you the freedom to just be - to be in the moment, to be connected to the world. Our 71 years’ of expertise and knowledge, will take you on simply the best holiday. Read more, p10

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

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Travel styles to personalise your journey Rely on

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Real guest satisfaction, from real reviews

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WHERE YOU CAN GO

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1 Discover wildlife, swinging through the treetops with birds and monkeys or spot lions from the comfort of a jeep. Become a gladiator, explore castles – or just wander the outback, cowboy style. Trafalgar’s Family Experiences take you and your loved ones to all corners of the globe in the pursuit of fun, inspiration and perhaps even a side of education.

Save with Trafalgar 18-19 Booking Conditions 38-39 40-41 Extend your stay Travel essentials: Airport transfers, MyTrafalgar and Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver 42-43

1. S  OUTH AFRICA South African Adventure

14 days 20-21

2. EUROPE Castles and Kilts Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold European Wonderland Greek Island Hopper

10 days 10 days 11 days 10 days

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3. U  SA Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos Pioneer Adventures of the Old West Pilgrims and Patriots NEW

9 days 30-31 8 days 32-33 9 days 34-35

4. C  OSTA RICA Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes

8 days 36-37

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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THING

THE REAL

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

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From only-the-locals-know restaurants and other hot spots to carefully-crafted Trafalgar Be My Guest experiences, always with local families, you’ll savour the region’s traditional eats in a first-hand cultural immersion. We connect you with locals who are proud to welcome you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales so you not only taste the region’s delicacies but also experience their way of life.

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You’ll become part of an even bigger family when you visit a township in Port Elizabeth. You’ll not only learn about local life, but will also be invited into a private home for a braai – that’s a barbecue, South African style. Experience this on our South African Adventure, p20 6

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AUTHENTIC | THE REAL THING

Stays with Stories

Dive into Culture

LIVING THE LEGACY

BEYOND THE ICONS

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

Leave your guidebooks at home. Travel with our ultimate local insiders and we’ll connect you to our secret spots, our local friends and not-to-miss experiences for a deeper view of your destinations. Your family will not only take home stories, but a greater appreciation for the diversity of the world. Here’s one you can look forward to:

320 GUEST RANCH Sleep like a cowboy in a ranch dating back to 1898. This homestead has been brought to life by Montana’s first female doctor. This Authentic Accommodation was first used as a getaway for her friends and family. Word quickly spread and this charming ranch soon opened to the public. Sleep here on our Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos, p30

VENETIAN CARNIVAL Learn about the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks from our Local Specialist and express your inner artist, painting and decorating your very own mask. Do this on our European Wonderland, p26

Hidden Treasures LOCAL SECRETS REVEALED Your Travel Director is passionate about the places they share. That’s why on each trip they’ll surprise you with their favourite Hidden Treasures, their secret spots just for you. We can’t tell you exactly what they are - that would ruin the moment. But you won’t be disappointed.

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Make a Dif ference TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW

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

SNAKE GARDEN WILDLIFE REFUGE Costa Rica is home to some of the most diverse, yet fragile, ecosystems in the world. Thankfully, many locals are dedicated to preserving the country’s spectacular wilderness. At this family-run wildlife refuge you’ll not only get to meet the founders, but also learn about their important work supporting the animals and plants that life in this part of the world. Visit the Snake Garden Wildlife Refuge on our Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes, p36

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OUR THREE COMMITMENTS

AUTHENTIC | THE REAL THING

TreadRight Foundation INVEST IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES Enjoy the holiday of a lifetime and support the heritage of the people and communities you meet along the way.

PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT We enable you to minimise your travel footprint and reduce the environmental impact on the places we visit.

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

PARTNER FOR A BETTER FUTURE We’re working with employees, partners and guests to support communities around the world. From volunteering adventures with ME to WE in India and Kenya to life changing development projects like bringing education to underdeveloped areas with WE Charity, we make a difference.

COACH TRANSPORT IS A GREENER WAY TO TRAVEL ≈ 85% less CO2 per passenger kilometre than car and air travel ≈ 40% less CO2 per passenger kilometre than rail travel

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TO BE

FREE

Get the real thing, without having to worry about a thing. We give your family the freedom to just be – to be in the moment, to be connected to the world, to live the good life. Our 71 years’ of expertise and knowledge, will take you on simply the best holiday.

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

Travel Directors

Local Specialists

Drivers

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

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

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

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EFFORTLESS | FREE TO BE

EXTRA TIME? Choose to add an extra adventure to your family’s journey with one of our favourite Optional Experiences. Explore, eat, shop or relax. You’re free to be flexible with these options available for booking during your trip. Your Travel Director gives you the details on what’s available and makes your booking for you.

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"THESE THINGS DON’T JUST HAPPEN" A traveller in one of my most recent groups to Venice just said this to me, a comment I get all the time. When I hear how suprised guests are by how carefully we’ve created their itinerary it makes me so proud to work for Trafalgar. They say we’ve given them everything they want to discover and more and there was no way they could have done this on their own. One of my favourite moments is at the Vatican, when my guests simply walk past hundreds of travellers in line, even past the groups at the front, to go straight in and I always hear, “wow, we are such VIPs!”

H O WA R D H A Z E K A M P Travel Director, 18 years with Trafalgar

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EFFORTLESS | FREE TO BE

MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY DAY THE EXPERT TOUCH

All your essentials are covered, from accommodation, meals and sightseeing to those “pinch me” moments of deep local connection. Your time is precious and it’s in the best hands.

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ENJOY A SMOOTH RIDE

SIP & SAVOUR

SKIP THE LINES

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

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

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

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

THE REAL STORY Take It From Our Travellers

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We’ve shown over 5 million happy travellers the good life around the world. See it first-hand from our guests on social media and journalists and bloggers who’ve travelled with us.

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With followers around the world, travel writer and blogger Amanda Woods has been on three Trafalgar trips. HERE ARE HER “PINCH ME” MOMENTS.

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CONNECT

F U N | YO U R H A P P Y P L AC E

You always meet interesting people with amazing life stories through the BE MY GUEST experiences. They’re not experiences you’d find by yourself. They’re very special and they stay with you.

I love that Trafalgar is really committed to SUSTAINABILITY. It felt good to be part of that.

The ACCOMMODATION is amazing. The hotels are not cookie-cutter. A lot of them are family owned and run, and some are quite unusual.

“I love guiding Family Experiences because you see that everyone in the family gets to have a holiday. The kids really do some fun things, whether it’s pizza making or painting masks. And all the children on the trip get together on day one and make new friends – they keep in touch when they go home as well, and send each other emails. Parents and grandparents get the right amount of time with the children but are also given free time to make new friends themselves.”

GIANLUCA DI CARLO Travel Director Family Experiences

I do love the fact you SAVE TIME because you don’t have to wait in queues at major attractions. You only have so much time in each place, and you can really make the most of it and explore other sights because you don’t have to wait in lines.

CULTURE

The PEOPLE you get to meet are so interesting and inspiring. You learn about different cultures, and are genuinely inspired to improve the way you live as well.

The SIGHTS you get to go to are very representative of a destination, but they’re not the places where everyone else goes. You feel quite special.

“Family Experiences are fun – bonds are formed quickly in the group and everyone is interested to see the sights and have the local experience. When you see guests board the coach with big smiles and excitement for the next place you know they are having a great trip. We get lots of feedback from guests saying that while they could travel on their own they wouldn’t get to hear the stories from each place and they also get to relax and just enjoy it or find out the best local stops or tips on each destination. All they have to remember is what time they want to wake up for breakfast.”

DEANNE MONAGHAN Travel Director Family Experiences

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G E T U P C LOS E TO LI O N S , E LE P H A N T S A N D G I R A F F E S Look out for the Big 5 – elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards – on safari in South Africa. They’ll be so close, that most of the time you won’t even need binoculars to see them. In the south of the country you’ll also spot penguins, ostriches and monkeys. See these amazing animals and more on the South African Adventure, p20

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Our Family Experiences are carefully crafted to ensure every member of your family has as much fun as possible. Here are just 10 of the attractions and activities guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

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STAY IN A CASTLE Yes, a real castle, with turrets and a moat and rooms fit for royalty. Your accommodation dates back to 1277, and will give you a little taste of the fascinating history in this part of Wales – the only thing missing is your coat of armour and horse.

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE PIZZA, THE ITALIAN WAY

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Fans of the movie will not want to miss this experience at a Gladiator School in Rome. Imagine the applause as you enter the crowded amphitheatre and learn about life as Maximus, before mastering the basics of sword fighting. Challenge your opponent to a duel on Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold, p24

There’s nothing quite like a slice of pizza when you’re in Rome. As part of this experience, you’ll not only get to taste it, but will learn how to make it as well. Guaranteed to impress friends when you go home.

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F U N | YO U R H A P P Y P L AC E

SWIM IN THE HOT SPRINGS OF AN ANCIENT VOLCANO Forget the swimming pool and dive in to Nea Kameni’s hot springs knowing that, many, many years ago, this Greek island was an active volcano. You’ll learn all about the myths and legends that surround it while enjoying a relaxing soak or swim. Dive in on the Greek Island Hopper experience, p28

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GET BACK TO NATURE Get prepared for a wild ride through some of America’s most fabled National Parks. You’ll realise just how big the world really is as you gaze over the Grand Canyon, and will think you’ve landed on Mars exploring the red spires of Bryce Canyon. See some of America’s most incredible wilderness on Pioneer Adventurers of the Old West, p32

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LEARN THE ART OF MAKING CHOCOLATE Who doesn’t like chocolate? Imagine having a front-row seat to the art of chocolate making at Hershey’s Chocolate World – you’ll even get to create your own bar, with personalised ingredients and a special wrapper. Make your own chocolate bar on Pilgrims and Patriots, p34

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ZIPLINE THROUGH THE JUNGLE Take in a sky-high view of the jungle while ziplining through Costa Rica’s dense forest. You’ll come eye-to-eye will all sorts of wildlife, from colourful toucans to chattering monkeys. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a sleepy sloth. Zipline through the jungle on Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes, p36

Ride into the sunset with the mighty Rocky Mountains as your backdrop, then hang up your hat at a working Montana homestead and share tales of the cowboys that still call this part of America home. Ride through cowboy country on Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos, p30

HELP DISADVANTAGED KIDS AROUND THE WORLD Through ‘JoinTrafalgar’, you’ll be able to connect with the communities you visit on a deeper level. In South Africa, you’ll meet and speak to children in a Cape township and see how your travels are helping make a difference in their future.

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Pay in full Conditions: *Per person. These Book Early/Early Bird discounts apply to the land portion of selected holidays and departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn without notice. See page 38 for full conditions.

General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your holiday and are not applicable with extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest savings are available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips if you book two at once. Book two or more trips applies to holidays booked simultaneously, must be seven days or longer, savings are applied to the shortest trips.

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BOOK AGAIN SAVE UP TO

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

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

BOOK TOGETHER SAVE 5% PER PERSON When travelling in a group of 5-8 people.

EVEN MORE SAVINGS When travelling in a group of more than 9 people.

EXTRA DISCOUNTS When you have three travellers sharing a triple room or four in a quad room.

FAMILY SAVE UP TO 10% On trips for young travellers 5-17 years old (5-11 years old on South Africa trips).

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

VISA CANCELLATION FEE WAIVER Our Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver gives you insurance while you’re away, including trip cancellation up to 30 days prior to travel or interuptions to your trip due to illness. See page 43.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES

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

Groups, not available on our Greek Island Hopper and South Africa trip. Family discount for Young Travellers limited to two discounts per room in Europe and South Africa (three in USA and Central America) when accompanying an adult. Young Travellers must be aged 5 -17 (5 -11 in South Africa) at time of travel and can only be combined with Triple and Quad discount when children are under 16 years old (under 18 years old for USA and Central America). 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). Quad rooms are suitable for two adults and two children

(both 17 or younger). Triple and Quad rooms are limited on cruises. Solo travel is not accepted on our Family Experience holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years. Cancellation fees and deadlines remain unchanged.

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Bundle up your brood and come face-to-face with Africa’s magnificent Big 5 on this epic adventure through the wilderness and wonderlands of South Africa. Journey to the southernmost tip of Africa, see its cute and cuddly creatures and meet the inspiring Rainbow Nation, exploring the natural bushveld, lush Garden Route and the Mother City along the way.

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

BE MY GUEST Visit a township in Port Elizabeth and meet some of the local residents who will share tales of their lives as well as a home cooked meal. Enjoy warm South African hospitality with a traditional braai hosted by our local friend Kobus in the foothills of the Swartberg mountain range

LOCAL SPECIALIST Experience the ultimate all inclusive safari experience at Makalali Private Game Reserve, with daily game safaris included. A guided 4 x 4 vehicle drive with a Local Specialist through the Featherbed Nature Reserve

FUN DESIGNED FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE 3 JOHANNESBURG 1 1

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THE ICONS Visit the Makalali Private Game Reserve ▶ Featherbed Nature Reserve ▶ Monkeyland and Birds of Eden ▶ an Ostrich Farm ▶ Cango Caves ▶ Cape Agulhas ▶ Hermanus ▶ Betty’s Bay penguin beach ▶ Two Oceans Aquarium ▶ Table Mountain National Park Cruise to Seal Island (weather permitting) View iconic Table Mountain ▶ the penguins at Betty’s Bay ▶ the stunning coastal scenery

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US$1240 p.p. f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. Airport Transfers: At the start of the trip, the Southern Sun hotel is located at O.R. Tambo International Airport for convenience, and offers a complimentary shuttle service. A departure transfer is available to Cape Town International Airport. Internal Flights: The above prices include the internal air fares for the flights Johannesburg - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg and Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth, and are accurate as of July 2017. For up to date pricing please visit our website. One piece of hold luggage restricted to 23kg/50lbs. Please note: International airfare between your gateway city and the holiday start/end city is additional, please call Trafalgar for special airfares. Important Visa information: Visas are required for South Africa, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice. WiFi: See page 38 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra nights’ accommodation page 41. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Knysna ▶ Oudtshoorn ▶ Mossel Bay Fluff up your feathers and embark on a day of adventure in Oudtshoorn. We’ll spend the morning enjoying an informative guided tour of a working Ostrich Farm. Continuing to Kobus se Gat in the foothills of the majestic

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Swartberg Mountains, we enjoy an authentic Be My Guest South African braai in laidback surrounds. After lunch, we’ll visit the Cango Caves, a subterranean wonderland. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Mossel Bay. (BB, BG, RM) Hotel: Protea

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

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay in the 13th century Ruthin Castle in North Wales with its original moat and acres of parkland

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a butler and housekeeper tour at the stately 18th century National Trust property, Tatton Park Mansion house

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

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from across the world at the World Museum and consider joining an Optional Experience past Liverpool’s iconic sites, including the Cathedral and Mathew Street, birthplace of the Beatles. We return to our regal home-away-from-home this afternoon for free time to relax or ramble along its ancient walls and through the beautiful castle grounds. (FB)

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US$400 p.p. f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 42 for details. Airport transfers: Transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 7am and 9am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$92 per person. WiFi: See page 38 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra night hotels see page 41. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

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

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

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

3 Rome ▶  Visit a Gladiator School e d Book your spot on the podium. It’s time to become a gladiator for the day. You’ll learn how to wield a gladiator’s sword and gain insights into Roman history with a Local Specialist. This afternoon, the cobblestone streets of Rome are yours to explore. Board the Bioparco Express through Villa Borghese, count the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Then it’s time for a cheesy family affair as we enjoy a Cultural Insight into authentic Italian pizza making and share a tasty slice or two with our loved ones. (BB, RM)

9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and Visit to the Rialto Food Market d Navigating the bustling canals to the Rialto Bridge, embrace the sights and sounds of Venice from the water, before enjoying a Cultural Insight into the flavours of Italy at an ancient food market. We delve into the hidden highlights of Venice during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, working up an appetite for our Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) 10 Depart Venice Our unforgettable journey together has come to an end. All that’s left to say is a hearty arrivederci as you prepared to return home with fantastic shared memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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5 Florence Sightseeing e d The exquisite sights of Florence are brought to life on a walking tour in the expert company of a Local Specialist. See the magnificent Gothic Duomo and famous Baptistery before marvelling at Michelangelo’s statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Where better to indulge in a refreshing gelato than in the city where it was invented – a tasty treat before a special Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa that once featured as a famous film location. Join a local family for dinner enjoying delicious specialities against the backdrop of picture-perfect olive groves and vineyards. Saluti! (BB, BG)

Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am.

6 Florence ▶  Excursion to Pisa e Uno, due, tre... it’s off to Pisa today, and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Piazza del Duomo to snap a selfie in front of the famous Leaning Tower. Before venturing back to beautiful Florence, we’ll see the Baptistery and Camposanto, built on sacred soil brought back by the Crusaders from the Holy Land. (BB)

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

7 Florence ▶  Bologna ▶  Venice (3 Nights) ed Stop and smell the rich aromas of Bolognese sauce, spending the morning with a Local Specialist exploring the medieval city of Bologna. Then it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the island city of Venice. Enjoy free time to walk along the Grand Canal, feed the greedy pigeons in the piazza and wander through labyrinthine streets in search of hidden treasures and the city’s tastiest gelato. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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4 Rome ▶  Florence (3 Nights) Set your watch to Italian time and embark on a scenic drive north through Tuscany’s golden fields to the Renaissance city of Florence, our home for the next three nights. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

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8 Venice ▶  Canal Cruise and Orientation ed All aboard! We cruise to bustling St. Mark’s Square on a private launch, viewing the famous Bridge of Sighs so named for the sound condemned prisoners made at catching their last glimpse of beautiful Venice. We’ll view the exquisite Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Campanile before experiencing a creative Cultural Insight into Venice’s glassblowing traditions and the art of crafting Carnival masks. Indulge your artistic flair and create your own colourful mask, before enjoying a free evening, perhaps glide through the canals of Venice by gondola or wander through the tiny calle for the cosiest trattoria in town. (BB)

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BE MY GUEST Our local friends near Florence will host you this evening for a typical Italian meal at their private estate. Try some delicious Italian food in the company of your hosts – a night to remember

CULTURAL INSIGHT A cooking experience with all the trimmings! Learn how to make tasty Italian pizza from an expert and then eat it. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries. Learn about the traditional art of Venetian Carnival Masks and paint and decorate your own

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Rome Sightseeing e d Delve into the open-air museum that is Rome, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will see you rub shoulders with St. Peter and the thousands of pilgrims that flock to the impressive square that bears his name. See Michelangelo’s famous Pietà statue in St. Peter’s Basilica before crossing the Tiber into Ancient Rome. Imagine the thunderous applause of excited spectators cheering their gladiators to victory inside the Colosseum when you visit, and the roar of chariots circling Circus Maximus. This afternoon we enjoy a delicious Cultural Insight into authentic Italian pizza. Learn how to make an Italian pizza that would make any Italian mamma proud, enjoying a slice or two hot out of the oven with la famiglia. (BB, RM)

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Venice ▶ Verona ▶ Engelberg (2 Nights) Crossing the Veneto Plains, we stop in Verona and pay tribute to Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers at Juliet’s Balcony. Magnificent snowcapped peaks surround us as we wind along the scenic alpine St. Gotthard route into central Switzerland. Our home for the next two nights is the winter sports retreat of Engelberg. (BB) Hotel: H+ Hotel & Spa Lucerne Orientation e Walk across the flower-lined 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and into a time fairy-tale land of lakes and lions. See the giant dying lion hewn from sandstone rock to commemorate the heroism of the Swiss Guard during the French Revolution. Ascend one of the magnificent surrounding mountains during an Optional Experience or spend the afternoon sampling the rich flavours of delicious Swiss chocolate. (BB, D) Engelberg ▶ Paris (2 Nights) From Switzerland, we cross the mighty Rhine River and into France, travelling through the famous Burgundy wine region en route to the City of Light. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Centre Tour Eiffel Paris Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist on a guided sightseeing tour which includes a drive along the Champs Élysées with views of the magnificent Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower to see the city laid out before you in all its glory. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your terms. This evening, we close the curtains on an epic family adventure through Europe, celebrating with our travel companions and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

11 Paris ▶ London Leaving Paris behind, we journey past the tragic World War I battlefields of the Somme, crossing from Calais to Dover, watching as the famous White Cliffs come closer and mark our arrival in England. We arrive in London later this afternoon where your spectacular holiday comes to an end. (BB)

Florence ▶ Bologna ▶ Venice (2 Nights) d Cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna where we will join a Local Specialist to view the city’s Kissing Towers and Il Gigante, commonly known as Neptune’s Fountains. Ditch your diet and indulge in the delicious flavours of what is widely regarded as the gastronomic capital of Italy – chase tortellini around your plate or twirl Spaghetti Bolognese like a local. This afternoon we arrive on the island city of Venice. Spend the rest of the day soaking up the sights and sounds of Italy or enjoy an Optional Experience gondola ride through Venice’s labyrinthine canals. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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US$470 p.p. f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Share Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. Your London Hotel: Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury For rates and full details please see page 41. This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 42 for details. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, US$107 per person. * All pric es are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra night hotels see page 41.

Venice Orientation e d All aboard! The salty spray of the Venetian Lagoon marks our journey by private launch to the gateway to Venice, St. Mark’s Square. See St. Mark’s Basilica, the ornate Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound made

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Take your family on a journey through the ages. Myths and legends, tales of gods and goddesses follow your jaunt from the ruins of the Parthenon and Acropolis in Athens to languid island life on the Aegean islands of Mykonos and Santorini. You’ll also embark on a volcanic adventure to uninhabited Nea Kameni to bathe in its hot springs.

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Visit the island of Nea Kameni and swim in the hot springs of this ancient volcanic island

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HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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City tour in Athens

Orientation of Mykonos ▶ Santorini Visit the Acropolis in Athens

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View the Parthenon ▶ Hadrian’s Arch ▶ the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens

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rousing ramble around the buzzing streets of Athens in search of the perfect kebab. (BB)

3 Athens ▶  Mykonos (3 Nights) All aboard! Prime your sea legs for an unforgettable Aegean adventure which begins this morning as we board a fast ferry to the idyllic island of Mykonos. Enjoy an orientation tour on arrival, then spend the rest of your day getting lost in its labyrinthine lanes. Share the cobblestone maze with the island’s lazy cats that watch travellers meander past white-washed houses and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. This evening we savour delicious local island flavours with new friends at a Regional Meal. (BB, RM) Hotel: Pelican Bay/Kamari/San Marco 4 Mykonos e Tap your inner beach bum and retire to the golden beaches of Mykonos, building sandcastles that would rival the many fortresses that dot this ancient land. Indulge in tasty seafood platters against the backdrop of Little Venice, snap a selfie in front of the imposing windmills that overlook the island’s picturesque bay or rent a pedal boat and take to its tranquil waters – the choice is yours.  (BB) 5 Mykonos e Dose up on Vitamin D and splash in the sparkling sea that surrounds Mykonos, which legend has it was once the site of a great battle between Zeus and the Titans. Visit the Aegean Maritime Museum for fascinating insights into the maritime history of this area or consider a trip to nearby Delos islands, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. Stroll through its temples, sanctuaries and the Terrace of the Lions. (BB)

10 Depart Athens As the chapter closes on our adventure, we say farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece as we are transferred to the airport for your flight home. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Cruise Connection: this trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe. Please note: Itinerary may vary due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances.

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6 Mykonos ▶  Santorini (3 Nights) Gliding through the azure waters of the Aegean, we arrive in Santorini where we’ll spend the next three days in spellbinding surroundings. Enjoy an orientation tour on arrival and gain insight into the origins of this circular archipelago which is all that remains of a spectacular volcanic explosion – the remnants of which can be seen in its picturesque caldera. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure before joining your travel companions for a feast of Greek specialities during a Regional Meal. (BB, RM) Hotel: El Greco Hotel/ Santorini Palace/Orizontes

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7 Santorini e Set your watch to Santorini time and meander 1 Arrive Athens (2 Nights) through the quaint cobbled streets of Fira Tighten your toga for a magical family adventure and Oia, counting the blue cupolas that cling delving into the ancient history of Athens and spectacularly to the Santorini cliffs. Head to one island-style living on the Greek isles. Take a leaf of the island’s beaches or visit a museum, before out of your history books and see ancient history watching the sun dip into the Aegean from your come to life – the haunt of Plato, Socrates and magical cliff-top vantage point.  (BB) Alexander the Great is yours to explore before 8 Santorini d e meeting your fellow ‘citizens’ and Travel Director Consider indulging in the delicious vintages for for a memorable Kick Off Party that will put the which Santorini is so famous during a tour of a ‘oh’ into Opa! (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza/Divani local winery. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into life on Palace Acropolis the Caldera and embark on an included cruise in 2 Athens Sightseeing d e a ‘kaiki’ to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni to Join a Local Specialist this morning to see swim in its magical hot springs. (BB) where ancient Athenians would pay tribute to 9 Santorini ▶  Athens their gods and goddesses. Ascending to the We leave the island high life behind and board Acropolis, we’ll visit the sacred Parthenon, a high-speed ferry back to Athens, where we’ll before seeing the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium spend the final night of our trip. Consider visiting - where the first modern Olympic Games were the vibrant old historical neighbourhood of held, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. See Athens called the Plaka. Full of great restaurants the Evzone guards and their quirky march at the and friendly locals it is the perfect area to spend Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, before spending your final night in Athens. (BB) Hotel: Crowne the rest of the day at leisure to explore the sites Plaza/Divani Palace Acropolis with your loved ones. This evening, consider a

FOR THE KIDS Tall stories Learn about the myths and legends of the Greek gods and goddesses exploring the ancient ruins of the Aegean.

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Calling all wranglers for a ride into the sunset, through the mighty Rocky Mountains to the Badlands of South Dakota. Trot through Montana’s Big Sky Country where you’ll stay at an 1898 homestead and watch as Old Faithful spouts steam in Yellowstone. You’ll also see the American presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore and say hi to Buffalo Bill in Cody.

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Spend the night at an authentic 1800s Montana homestead to relive the early Western atmosphere

CULTURAL INSIGHT A son of the Lakota and Iroquois Nations, meet Stephen Yellowhawk who is helping to keep the important traditions and history of his tribe alive through song and dance

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

FUN DESIGNED FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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Denver Airport Arrival at 5 p.m.

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1 Arrive Salt Lake City Welcome to Salt Lake City. Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out to see some of the attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director. (KP) Hotel: Little America

7 Sheridan ▶  Keystone ▶  Rapid City (2 Nights) After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial where you’ll gaze in awe at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and discover the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or perhaps take an optional trip to the moving Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America’s most famous landmarks from a different perspective. (FB) Hotel: Alex Johnson

2 Salt Lake City ▶  Montpelier ▶  Jackson Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago. Stop at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon before crossing the famous Oregon 8 Black Hills Excursion d Trail to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a Walk through the town’s famous landmark arch wildlife park featuring the world’s largest private of tangled elk antlers and step back in time as viewing habitat of American black bear. Enjoy a you explore the Town Square with its Western drive through this spectacular and unique park boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream and walk through the Wildlife Center, where shops—all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. younger and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a exhibits. Next, head for the famous Black Hills rib-stickin’ Chuckwagon Regional Meal. (FB, L, RM) of South Dakota to view one of America’s most Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa iconic landmarks: the presidents sculpted at 3 Jackson ▶  Grand Teton National Park Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of ▶  320 Guest Ranch d Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison Rise early if you’d like to rollick down the Snake to seeing this majestic site in person. It took River on a scenic optional wilderness float trip* 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of (seasonal). Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore National Park. Travel onward to Montana’s Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. Big Sky Country and settle in for big fun at an This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a 1898 homestead where you’ll feast on a classic Farewell Dinner featuring a local Native American Western dinner. (FB, D) Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch dancer, a true Cultural Insight. (FB, FD) Authentic Accommodation 9 Depart Rapid City or Denver 4 320 Guest Ranch ▶  Yellowstone Your Wild West adventure comes to an end after National Park (2 Nights) breakfast. Say so long to your newfound friends Giddy up cowboys and cowgirls. There are this morning and transfer to the Rapid City many fun choices on the Ranch this morning: Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse join a whitewater rafting trip* down the Gallatin some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the River or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to wrangler in the Montana wilderness*. After Denver, the Mile High City, where you may extend lunch at the Ranch, visit The Grizzly and Wolf your stay, or transfer to Denver International Discovery Center in West Yellowstone before Airport for your flight home. (FB) entering one of America’s most famous National Parks, Yellowstone. Stay inside Yellowstone Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at where each lodge has its own unique setting and your own risk and a signed liability waiver will atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful be required. Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents. (FB, L) Hotel: National Park Lodges 5 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing Discover Yellowstone’s most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of gushing geysers and countless brilliantly coloured hot springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. Do you know how to locate a bear or tell what it’s been eating? Enjoy a stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park’s abundance of wildlife. (FB, D)

AUTHENTIC AUTHENTICACCOMMODATION ACCOMMODATION 320 Guest Ranch, Big Sky, Montana, USA An 1898 homestead brought to life by Montana’s first female doctor, this Authentic Accommodation was first used as a getaway for her friends and family. Word quickly spread and the charming ranch was opened to the public.

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of the West where you’ll experience the culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Then it’s on to Sheridan to check in to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Day 9 End Denver Option (DWWR): Available for guests wishing to end in Denver. For guests who choose to continue on to Denver Airport on Day 9, arrival will be at 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, US$95 per person. WI-FI: see page 38 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra nights’ accommodation page 41. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Saddle up, you’re in for a wild ride through the land of cattle drives, gun-toting bandits and the Grand Canyon. The legends of Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy are never far as you awaken your inner cowboy exploring the aquatic wonders of Lake Powell, Monument Valley’s mesas and the eerie red spires of Bryce Canyon.

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy Arizona hospitality with the Mayor of Williams, John Moore, at a western-themed dinner.

LOCAL SPECIALIST For sightseeing at the Grand Canyon where you learn about the layers that form the massive canyon

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

UTAH NEVADA Mojave Desert LAS VEGAS

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Monument Valley

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Oak Creek Canyon Sedona Prescott National Forest

Visit Sedona ▶ Grand Canyon National Park ▶ Historic Cameron Trading Post ▶ Monument Valley ▶ Lake Powell ▶ Zion National Park ▶ Bryce Canyon National Park Scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon ▶ Desert View Drive in Arizona ▶ Mount Carmel Highway Iconic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Phoenix ▶  Scottsdale Howdy folks. Saddle up for a ride from Phoenix to Scottsdale, spending the afternoon at leisure before your journey kicks off with an evening shindig to meet your new travelling pardners. (KP) Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town

3 Williams ▶  Grand Canyon Railway ▶  Grand Canyon National Park d Cut dirt and board your caboose to the Grand Canyon passing the vanilla-scented Ponderosa Pines and through the Kaibab National Forest— tales of Old West legends brought back to life as they travel with you along the rugged landscapes now home to elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope. Hundreds of miles of rusty red stone layers carved deep within the earth’s crust by the Colorado River flow along the full extent of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Walk the rim and learn from a Local Specialist how this extraordinary feat of nature developed over the past 40 million years. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges

7 Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing e Take your seat in an ampitheatre of tall sandstone spires—the same vantage point Paiute Indians used to admire the colourful carvings of Mother Nature by day, by night, winter and summer centuries ago. Explore the rim of Bryce Canyon, riddled with fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, yours to explore before spending the afternoon at leisure to blaze your own trail. And so our adventure through the Old West comes to an end. It’s time to get all gussied up for a Western Farewell hoedown filled with good food and fun. (FB, FD) 8 Bryce Canyon National Park ▶  Depart Las Vegas Hoodoos to our back and high-living lies ahead as we depart on the last leg of our journey to Las Vegas, through the scenic Virgin River Gorge. A transfer will take you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you’re extending you stay, to the Tropicana Las Vegas. Y’all come back now, y’hear? (FB) Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport arrival will be at 1:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Treadright: See page 9 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, US$85 per person. WI-FI: see page 38 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra nights’ accommodation page 41. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

6 Lake Powell ▶  Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (2 Nights) Polish those chaps for a ride toward Zion Canyon, tracing yet another great natural triumph by park shuttle or on foot. Bundle up your brood for a quick hike to the Emerald Pools—waterfalls and the lush landscape are a veritable oasis for pioneers traversing the desert just days before. Drive the scenic Mount Carmel Highway admiring the sweeping views of waterfalls and slick rocks, watching out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive

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5 Lake Powell e Today belongs to the 21st century and is yours to roam the range with your kin, but if you’re at a loose end, choose to take an optional float down the Colorado River, cruise on Lake Power to Antelope Canyon, or spend the day learning how to wakeboard, kayak or zip around Lake Powell on a ski tube.* Even cowboys need a day off now and then. (FB)

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4 Grand Canyon National Park ▶  Monument Valley ▶  Lake Powell (2 Nights) Start your historic passage to Navajo country with a mesmerising sunrise over the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and jaw-dropping views along the South Rim as you trace the Desert View Drive route toward Cameron Trading Post in search of traditional Native American arts, crafts and jewellery. In an open-air vehicle, bounce along the imposing mesas and buttes rising up between the big blue Utah sky and expansive red floor of Monument Valley, once favoured by movie director John Ford as the movie home of the Wild West, toward a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at the scenic family holiday hotspot of Lake Powell. (FB, D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Lake View Rooms)

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2 Scottsdale ▶  Sedona ▶  Williams d Your trek through America’s fascinating frontier history takes families through the Sonoran Desert. Stampede through the luminous orange and red landscapes of Sedona for your choice sightseeing, traversing Red Rock Country by jeep or Red Rock Magic Trolley. Then on through Oak Creek Canyon to the historic railroad town of Williams, to enjoy a slap-up Be My Guest dinner hosted by the mayor, John Moore. (FB, BG) Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway

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Checkerboard Mesa. The red-orange-pink hued hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are your final stop for today. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Ruby’s Inn

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Take the same brave steps that shaped the land of the free, discovering a treasure trove of pioneer and revolutionary tragedies and triumphs, from the battlefields of Gettysburg to the symbols of American independence and a new nation’s tenacious spirit shared with family and friends.

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Enjoy lunch this afternoon with three generations of an Amish family who treat you to homemade Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. The Amish children are the stars of the show and will regale you with stories of what it is really like to live the Amish way

LOCAL SPECIALIST On the Gettysburg battlefield where stories of this horrific battle will be brought to life

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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MASSACHUSETTS CONNECTICUT

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Visit Harvard University ▶ Fenway Park ▶ Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory ▶ Freedom Tower ▶ the famed Rocky Balboa steps ▶ Hershey’s Chocolate Factory ▶ Lancaster ▶ Gettysburg Battlefield ▶ International Spy Museum

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View the New York skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Boston (2 Nights) Pilgrims and patriots gather round. Come see where the winds of revolution were fanned centuries ago. Today is yours to explore the Cradle of Liberty before gathering with your Travel Director and new travel friends for a Kickoff Party at 6 p.m. (KP) Hotel: Boston Marriott Copley Place

3 Boston ▶  New York City (2 Nights) e Enjoy some free time to relax in “Beantown” this morning. Then it’s time to play ball at the home of the Red Sox. Dash up Yawkey Way and into the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park, the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball dating back to 1912. Imagine yourself playing with baseball legends like Williams and Yaz. Baseball fever running through your veins, head to the Big Apple, travelling through the pretty Connecticut countryside toward New York City. Tonight, embrace New Yorkers’ love for “pie” and tuck into a pizza party Regional Meal. Don’t be afraid to practice your “fold hold” and eat one-handed like the locals do. (FB, RM) Hotel: One UN New York 4 New York Sightseeing Look out Hudson River. The BEAST is headed your way for a thrilling speedboat ride to rocking music at maximum speed—zoom and zip to Lady Liberty, the beacon of freedom that welcomed thousands of immigrant families. Pay a visit to the Freedom Tower, One World Trade Center, and reflect on the tragic day that reverberated across the globe. Take a bite or two out of the Big Apple before joining your Travel Director for a stroll along the 1883 Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most famous icons on New York’s skyline and the ‘road’ to trendy Brooklyn where you’ll enjoy an afternoon snack at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory located in a converted 1922 Fireboat House. The magical Manhattan skyline is yours to explore this evening. (FB)

7 Gettysburg ▶  Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) d You can almost smell the gunpowder and hear Pickett’s charge on Gettysburg Battlefield where you’ll join a Local Specialist who will bring to life the battle that is widely regarded as a turning point of the Civil War. Continue with a visit to the National Military Park Museum to view centuries-old relics from the Civil War before you head for the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. for the rest of the afternoon. As the sun sets on Capitol Hill, you can choose to witness the sweep of the country’s most famous monuments and memorials lit up to explore. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 8 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing e Ssssshhhhh… step aside secret agents, it’s time to crack open the underbelly of the CIA, NSA, KGB and 007 during this morning’s visit to the International Spy Museum, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artefacts ever placed on public display. Spend the afternoon together unpacking the chapters of America’s history on your own. This evening, blow your cover and join newfound friends to share the highlights of your historic adventure at a Farewell Dinner served at a local restaurant. (FB, FD) 9 Depart Washington, D.C. Your discovery of a great nation comes to an end with a transfer to Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport for your departure flight. (FB)

5 New York ▶  Philadelphia e The curtain closes on your Big Apple show and rises in the City of Brotherly Love. Lace up your running shoes and race Rocky Balboa-style up the 72 steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The colours and delicious smells of the Reading Terminal Market greet you where culinary options abound for lunch on your own. You can almost hear the voices of the city’s famous past, as you arrive at Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk in the footsteps of America’s founding fathers and see the birthplace of the Constitution and where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the tolling of the Liberty Bell. The afternoon is free for you own exploration. While dinner is technically on your own tonight, we’ll provide the transportation for families who wish to visit the corner of 9th and Passyunk for the best cheesesteak sandwiches in Philly. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time

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2 Boston Sightseeing e Button up those breeches, today you’ll march to independence, exploring the colonial boomtown that shaped America as you know it today. Spend the morning seeing Boston by water and by land on-board the famous Boston Duck Tour. Don’t worry, you won’t leave quacking. Putting the “ivy” in Ivy League, set off for a walking tour of prestigious Harvard University led by one of its very own students. Spend the rest of your day walking in the footsteps of Boston’s brave ancestors or visit Faneuil Marketplace for some of the city’s most delicious clam chowder before heading downtown for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM)

6 Philadelphia ▶  Hershey ▶  Lancaster ▶  Gettysburg d Happiness is Hershey’s this morning with a visit to “Chocolatetown USA” where your taste buds will run wild at the Hershey Chocolate Tasting Experience. Learn the difference between dark, milk and other chocolate varietals, and even create your own candy bar. Then make your way to the land of the Amish—horse and buggies rattle along peaceful country lanes and windmills dot the farm landscape where you’ll enjoy a unique Be My Guest lunch with three generations of an Amish family who treat you to homemade Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. End in Gettysburg where tonight you’ll dine on a Regional Meal at The Dobbins House Tavern, established in 1776 and located across from the cemetery where Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. Keep an eye out for a very special guest who will join you to share some stories and pose for photos. (FB, BG, RM) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg

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FOR THE KIDS Board The BEAST for a sightseeing trip with a close up view of the Statue of Liberty from the Hudson. Make your own candy bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Visit the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Learn the strategies and techniques of international spies at the International Spy Museum.

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Under the watchful eyes of colourful toucans and the lush canopy of dense rainforests, enjoy an unforgettable encounter with the vibrant landscapes and creatures of Costa Rica. Glide along the canals of Tortuguero, trek up the slopes of the steaming Arenal Volcano and note the diverse species you encounter along the way.

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive San José Bienvenidos a Costa Rica. You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Sheraton San Jose

7 Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing e Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you’ll check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys. Then it’s time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose an optional catamaran cruise with snorkelling where you might see see dolphins, parrotfish or sea turtles (available Jan-Apr). This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences over a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

before, the delicate heart of palm, a Cultural Insight. Continue travelling to quaint Sarapiquí where you’ll visit a wildlife centre for amphibians and reptiles run by a family of biologists who rehabilitate animals that can no longer live in the wild. (FB, L) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

5 Arenal National Park Sightseeing e Rise and shine as the forest and volcano call you back. Start the day with a guided trek around the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head for the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eyelevel with the lush canopy, observe monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close and look out to see towering Arenal Volcano. Kick back and relax before ending the day at a dinner with your travelling companions. (FB, D)

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, US$85 per person. WI-FI: see page 38 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 18-19. Extra nights’ accommodation page 41. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

FOR THE KIDS Cruise through Tortuguero’s canals and lagoons seeking out incredible tropical wildlife species. Visit a wildlife centre in Sarapiquí and interact with the resident reptiles and amphibians. Walk along the Arenal Hanging Bridges and go ziplining on the slopes of Arenal Volcano.

6 Arenal National Park ▶  Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Get ready to have a blast. Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you zipline through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures—a once in a lifetime adventure. Head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white sand beaches and abundant wildlife. This evening, join the gang for a pizza night. (FB, D) Hotel: Parador Resort and Spa d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time

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2 San José ▶  Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) d Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here. Join a Local 8 Manuel Antonio National Park Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy ▶  Depart San Jose Foundation later to learn about the incredible Travel back to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria turtles that nest in Tortuguero. Enjoy a buffet International Airport for your flight or extend dinner tonight at the resort’s open-air restaurant your stay at the Sheraton San Jose. (FB) along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the 3 Tortuguero Sightseeing e best available hotel facilities with comfortable There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly of howler monkeys. Set off on a cruise through amenities perfectly suited to the natural the waterways of Tortuguero National Park with surroundings. This journey requires walking your captain and guide. You may want to start on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look through heavy showers (rain ponchos out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the and colourful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot experienced traveller in good health and who tons of monkeys swinging through the dense can take such conditions in stride. rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back out on the canals or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours. If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. A buffet dinner is Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m. on Day 8, served at your hotel this evening. (FB, L, D) please be aware when booking your flights. 4 Tortuguero ▶  Horquetas ▶  Sarapiquí Luggage: For the two night excursion to ▶  Arenal National Park (2 Nights) d Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas Your primary suitcase will be transferred and to visit a local Tico family’s palm plantation. securely stored at your Arenal hotel. Taste something you’ve probably never tried

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CHARGEABLE TRANSFERS Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 90 days and over 89-61 days 60-45 days 44-31 days 30-22 days 21-14 days 13-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/ No show

No additional deposit required In accordance with guided holiday Penalty $35 $35 $35 Higher of $35 or 25% of transfer price Higher of $35 or 25% of transfer price Higher of $35 or 30% of transfer price Higher of $35 or 30% of transfer price 100% of transfer price 100% of transfer price

BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change plus any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Costs and charges may increase closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45/90 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. Names Changes A fee of $50 per person will be charged for name changes or name corrections together with any airline penalties and other charges incurred. CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45/90 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained along with Trafalgar’s Cancellation Fee Waiver payment. • If full payment is not received 45/90 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Cancellation Fee Waiver payment. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Information table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees as per the Summary Table apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change prior to airline ticketing incurs a $35 service fee per person or if after ticketing a $75 service fee per person. This is in addition to any airfare rate increase and any additional change fees imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances.

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Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar holiday to get you to/from the starting/ending point of your holiday. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Cancellations incur a service fee of $75 per person, reduced to $35 if air ticket has not been issued prior to cancellation, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. Airline Availability Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in US Dollars unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as luggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Holiday Participation On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 travelling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not travelling. Trafalgar is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise Trafalgar, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. - Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. This decision, made solely by Trafalgar, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as -

wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A Traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other Travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purposes. - Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. - Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on holiday. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your holiday, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Trafalgar. - Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the holiday package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Trafalgar shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday of guests who assault our Company Representatives or who are abusive or aggressive. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount The Young Traveller must be under age 18 (11 on South Africa trips) on the departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin, triple or quad room. Only two Young Traveller discounts per room are permitted except on North and South America itineraries where the limit is three Young Traveller discounts per room. This discount can be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. The Young Traveller discount may not be applicable on certain itineraries or regions and applies to the land only portion of a trip. Please see ‘Save with Trafalgar’ for details. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such

limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances, itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled regional meals, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay’ section for a list of pre- and postguided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking (including e-cigarettes) and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher. Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. If you are booking your Trafalgar guided holiday through a travel agency, please ensure that your insurance covers insolvency of the travel agency you are booking through. Please note that your travel agent will ask for this confirmation and decision upon booking. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities (“released parties”) shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to luggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. The released parties shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All luggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain luggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday

are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The released parties are not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Trafalgar to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Trafalgar, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, travelling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Trafalgar, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, travelling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd’s Limited Role The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of Singapore. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their staff or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during

your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address shown within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post or email) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information or want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at: The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd, Customer Relations, 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square #06-06, Singapore 188778. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation as well as available on the Trafalgar website. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of "Guided Holiday Participation" regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. THE TRAVEL CORPORATION (2011) PTE LTD 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square #06-06, Singapore 188778 Tour Operators: Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH, Channel Islands Thompsons Africa, 20 The Boulevard, West End Park, Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Destination America Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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Stay on Longer Transfers are not included when you extend your stay with this offer unless specified below, but Trafalgar can provide door-to-door airport/hotel transfers (see table below for prices). Prices are US$ per person, per night.

Costa Rica San Jose

Sheraton San Jose

Single

Twin

Triple

Quad

Transfer

118

59

56

55

35

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Twin

Triple

Quad

Transfer

May 25 - Jul 19, '18

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155

189

108

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Jul 20 - Sep 09, '18

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149

181

105

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138

133

85

35

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Twin

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Transfer

299

168

212

116

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Twin

Triple

Quad

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146

135

116

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Twin

Triple

Quad

Transfer

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England and Scotland London

Crowne Plaza Kings Cross Bloomsbury#

Edinburgh

Holiday Inn#

France Paris

Novotel Tour Eif fel#

All Dates

Greece Athens

Divani Palace Acropolis#

All Dates

Italy Rome

Crowne Plaza St. Peters#

All Dates

222

163

150

163

45

Venice

Novotel Mestre Castellana#

All Dates

167

119

114

77

50

Single

Twin

Triple

Quad

Transfer

South Africa Cape Town

Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel#

All Dates

236

150

130

91

50

Johannesburg

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport^# All Dates

237

149

130

90

55

Single

Twin

Triple

Quad

Transfer

Jan 01 - Jun 02, ‘18

503

252

184

150

29

Jun 03 - Aug 31, ‘18

438

219

162

134

29

USA Boston

Boston Marriott Copley Place

Sep 01 - Dec 31, ‘18

503

252

184

150

29

Denver

Sheraton Denver Downtown

Jan 01 - Dec 31, '18

160

80

62

52

37

Las Vegas

Tropicana Las Vegas

Jan 01 - Dec 31, '18 (Sun to Thu)

147

73

57

49

21

Tropicana Las Vegas

Jan 01 - Dec 31, '18 (Fri & Sat)

232

116

88

74

21

Salt Lake City

Little America Hotel

Jan 01 - Dec 31, '18

131

66

52

45

15

Scottsdale

Marriott Suites Old Town

Jan 01 - Dec 31, '18

135

67

56

50

23

Washington, D.C

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Jan 01 - Dec 31, '18

218

109

86

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Note: Buffet or full breakfast included daily in Europe and Central America. Rates are valid based on travel April 01, 2018 through March 31, 2019 for all locations unless otherwise stated. Please contact your Travel Agent or Trafalgar Reservations for rate information for other dates. Transfers are one-way and rates are per person. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families traveling with young children and is not available to four adults sharing. In Europe triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted, therefore triples are not suitable for three adults sharing. IAD = Dulles International Airport  DCA = Ronald Reagan National Airport #An additional supplement may apply  ^Johannesburg hotel provides free shuttle bus  **Transfer from London Heathrow Airport

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Your Airport Transfers EUROPE, SOUTH AFRICA, USA AND CENTRAL AMERICA Start and end your holiday seamlessly with Trafalgar and enjoy complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the arrival and departure days of your holiday between designated airports and hotels for USA and Central America. For peace of mind, Trafalgar also offers our guests the option to book and purchase your transfers if you’re planning to stay a few days before or after your Trafalgar holiday. Our guests travelling in Europe and South Africa enjoy complimentary group transfers at scheduled times on the first and last days of their trip as specified in our itinerary pages. We also offer guests, who are extending their stay before or after their trip, the convenience of booking and purchasing transfers ahead. To ensure your trip runs smoothly, please provide your flight details no fewer than 21 days before flight departure. Please see Trafalgar’s conditions.

FOR LONDON Benefit from Trafalgar’s specially negotiated transfer rates between London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports and your hotel for a carefree start and end to your holiday: US$48 - per person single trip - London Heathrow US$100 - per person single trip - London Gatwick

TRANSFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1) You or your Travel Agent must provide detailed flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking or at the very latest no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2) F or London arrivals, you must stay at the suggested London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3) T  rafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer per person. 4) I n the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 5) All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or guests not using this service. 6) In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

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Your Family Holiday Begins with MyTrafalgar YOUR REGISTRATION ON MYTRAFALGAR Every travel moment counts and to ensure that your trip runs effortlessly, as well as making sure we can contact you in the unlikely event of an emergency, we require all our guests to register before they travel. This is easily done on our travel portal, MyTrafalgar. Registering takes only a few minutes and then you’ll be set for a trip of unforgettable moments. Here’s what you’ll need to enter: 1. Your contact details, such as email address and mobile number you will be travelling with 2. Someone at home we can contact in case of an emergency 3. Your travel preferences like dietary requirements Plus, the more we know about you, the more tailored our Travel Directors can make your holiday experience – like sharing fascinating tid-bits on your favourite travel interests.

YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ARE NOW ON MYTRAFALGAR • A  ll guests will need to register on MyTrafalgar before receiving your trip documentation. And once registered, your electronic documents will be available approximately 21 days prior to your departure for download to your computer or mobile device. • W  e’re committed to long-term sustainability, so by choosing this paperless option, you’re supporting our JoinTrafalgar efforts in ensuring we limit our carbon footprint wherever possible. • P  rinted documents will be available on a request basis should this be more convenient for you.

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE ON MYTRAFALGAR

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

MyTrafalgar is an easy-to-use, interactive travel portal that connects you to your Trafalgar holiday before, during and after your trip. • Before you go: Find all your itinerary details, download travel documents and receive pre-trip updates, plus meet your Travel Director and travel companions online. • While travelling: Get daily updates from your Travel Director, chat with your fellow travellers, keep notes of your journey and share photos of your experiences with family and friends. • Back home: Relive those unforgettable moments, share memories and stay in touch with your newfound friends. Plus, as a past guest, you’ll get exclusive access to savings as you plan your next holiday. Visit trafalgar.com/MyTrafalgar now to make the most of your Trafalgar holiday

PASSPORTS AND VISAS • E  ach guest is responsible for ensuring their passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that all necessary visas and permits have been acquired. Multiple-entry visas may be required if you are entering a country more than once on your holiday. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip. • C  ontact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. • T  he Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

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