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orth and Central America hold a special place in my heart, from the bustling streets of New York to the natural beauty of National Parks and the spectacular wine growing regions of Northern California. I know that to truly experience a destination you have to see it like a local. That’s why, at Trafalgar, we give you a unique insider’s perspective with insights you wouldn’t have travelling any other way. I believe Trafalgar can show you North and Central America like no one else, through a mix of must-see sights and in-depth experiences off the usual tourist path. Whether it’s tasting the exotic ‘heart of palm’ in a remote Costa Rican village, meeting a genuine ‘Mountie’ in the Canadian Rockies or learning to blend wine in the Sonoma Valley, we continue to deliver unforgettable travel experiences that will stay with you long after you’ve arrived home.

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It’s our local knowledge that enables you to discover more than you ever could on your own. Our exclusive Insider Experiences bring a destination alive and give a unique insight into the culture and customs of the region. With the perfect balance of discovery and downtime, we’ll reveal the unexpected and surprise you with places only the locals know about. We are your friend in every destination with our Be My Guest experiences and with Travel Directors who'll share local secrets as they guide the way. You won’t have to lift a finger – our professional Coach Drivers will ensure that you travel in comfort and arrive unflustered in our modern coaches. We are proud to be the world’s number one guided holiday operator, winning more travel awards than anyone else in the industry. It's been more than 66 years since we welcomed our first guests and I believe that we win these accolades because we are passionate about what we do, care about our guests and always go the extra mile to offer genuine travel experiences at unbeatable value. I’m proud to lead a team that works tirelessly to ensure we make it easy for you to see, explore and embrace the places you visit.

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Destination North and Central America We’ve spent more than 66 years travelling, in search of the best routes across the continent. We’ve met local characters, unearthed secrets behind iconic attractions and had unforgettable experiences that took us off the map and inside the real destinations. And we’ve used all this to create 51 itineraries that take you inside too.

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YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Destination America Inc. is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date: The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Inter-city Travel: By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Guided Holiday: Air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches with all modern amenities such as reclining seats and onboard washroom, as well as the latest technology including free Onboard Wi-Fi Internet Access Service at each seat and audio-visual entertainment system are offered throughout the USA and Canada. Please note that these latest amenities and technology may not be available yet on guided holidays in Mexico, Costa Rica and Hawaii. Smaller motorcoaches with air-conditioning, but no reclining seat or onboard washrooms, may be used from time to time in Mexico and Costa Rica. Hotel Accommodations Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple and quad rooms may be available on selected guided holidays, in limited numbers. Triple occupancy is based on three people sharing one room with two beds. Triple occupancy may not be comfortable for three adults sharing. Quad occupancy is based on four people sharing one room with two beds. Quad rooms may be used only for two adults and two children, both aged 17 or younger. Quad rooms are not available for more than two adults. Rollaway beds are not included in either triple or quad prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests (smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lowerfloor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of checkin. Many hotels in North America are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room will result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller programme points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Free Wi-Fi Internet Service Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Service is now available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms. When such a service is not available, complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in public areas of the hotels, such as main lobbies and lounges. Complimentary Wi-Fi service is now also available aboard motorcoaches operating in USA and Canada. Wi-Fi may be limited or unavailable in some areas. Travel Director: Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. Meals: Full American breakfasts (FB) are served when available. When not available, a Continental breakfast is served (CB). Dinners (D)/Highlight Dinners (HD)/Farewell Dinners (FD), Lunches (L)/Highlight Lunches (HL) and ‘Be My Guest’ dining (BG), featuring either a luncheon or dinner, are included as detailed on itineraries. On Land & Cruise packages, all meals are included while onboard the ships. Sightseeing: Excursions, entrance fees and English-speaking Local Expert (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. If you did not purchase your flights to Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica or Yellowstone Winter Adventure itinerary from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you are met by Trafalgar’s local representative and receive your arrival transfer. Failure to do so, may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. Porterage: Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at inter-island flights for Hawaii guided holidays, is included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Some airlines restrict checked luggage - check with your airline. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6/C$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the motorcoach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities: All tips/gratuities are included for all services on all guided holiday, except to your Motorcoach Driver and Travel Director whose tips/ gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your holiday. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by all Local Experts, dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels. Tips/ gratuities to train personnel are also included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian train. Cruise Line tips/gratuities (aka Hotels Service Charges) to shipboard personnel are included under you total ‘Twin Share’ price. Optional Prepaid Gratuities: If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director & Driver, this will be detailed within your holiday vouchers and holiday documents. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where this option is available. Inter-Island Flights on Hawaii guided holidays: Hawaii guided holidays include all inter-island airfares, air-related charges and taxes as per the date on the back cover and are subject to change without notice. Included flights are outlined in each Hawaii guided holiday price panel. Due to the nature of the inter-island airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges cannot be confirmed until payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued. Passengers should therefore be aware that additional payments may be due resulting from increases in taxes and fuel surcharges on inter-island flights (and remain liable even if not acknowledged). Once payment has been received and interisland air tickets issued, the airfares, the taxes and fuel surcharges are final, regardless of any future price fluctuations up or down. Due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines in Hawaii must collect required information from guests. Guests travelling on inter-island flights must provide full name (as appears on a government-issued ID - i.e. passport, or Driver’s License for US citizens and residents), date of birth and gender. For more information regarding TSA Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable to the airline or delay or denial of boarding. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE All airfares, air-related taxes and fees (except inter-island flights on Hawaii programs), any additional fees charged by the airline such as checked and/ or excess baggage, seat selections, and/or any services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; laundry; phone calls; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; when not prepaid discretionary tips/gratuities to Travel Directors; Motorcoach Drivers; items of a personal nature; excess baggage; optional excursions etc. The guided holiday price also does not cover costs and expenses such as the return to your home if you leave the guided holiday at your own volition, due to illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country visited. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities.

Hawaiian Airlines Checked Baggage Fee: Please note that Hawaiian Airlines charge a checked baggage fee on each inter-island flight as outlined in your guided holiday itinerary. This additional cost is not covered in the guided holiday price and is the responsibility of the guest. The current cost is US$17 per suitcase (subject to change without notice). Depending on your Hawaii guided holiday selection, the total fee may be up to US$51 per person per items of checked luggage. These fees are subject to change per airline baggage policy. Once you join the guided holiday, the Travel Director will collect these fees and can assist you with questions. Reservations & Payments Deposit payable within: 7 days of booking Guided Holiday (excluding Alaska) $200 Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska $200 Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise $500 Final Payment prior to departure date Guided Holiday (excluding Alaska) 45 days Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska 50 days Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise 80 days * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled. Trafalgar does not assume responsibility or liability if guest’s special meal requests are not fulfilled. 6. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Early Payment Discounts: Discounts are applied at the time of booking and apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Great Savings section), but no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only holidays (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise). If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodation, transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday. Full cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports & Visas: To enter and leave the USA, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico, all guests including children must be in possession of a machinereadable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information. All passengers require a passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date and may require visas. Some countries require multiple entry visas. For specific Visa requirements at time of booking please contact your Travel Agent or Trafalgar for more details. It is the passengers’ responsibility to ensure he/ she travels with the appropriate documents. Please ask your Travel Agent for advice. Please note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) 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. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. 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 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained • If full payment is not received 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) 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 refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin to Single, or Triple to Twin), charges for the upgrade will be the responsibility of the remaining party. * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services The following scale of charges (including GST), representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of cancellation for Guided Holiday & Cruise and Guided Holiday Only is given prior to Guided Holiday departure date. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Gold Seal Additional Protection.

GUIDED HOLIDAY WITH TRAIN# AND/OR CRUISE No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as holiday departure date % of total price 80 days and over Amount of Deposit 79-46 days 35% 45-8 days 75% 7 days or less 100% # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) • 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 apply to additional accommodation 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. • Additional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: 45 days and over $35 per person 44-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. • 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 departure 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 flights, hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. 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 to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday payment is required for your airfare in accordance with the relevant airfares booking terms . Upon 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 any flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes 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 routings are subject to change at any time and are in sole control of the airline. Air Cancellation: Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. 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. Price Changes: Airlines and other travel providers (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes: Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest responsibility. 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 is not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is therefore the guest's responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS Cruise Fees & Taxes: Your “Twin Share” Land Guided Holiday & Cruise price includes an amount covering Cruise Fees & Taxes. Cruise Fees, or “NonDiscountable Amount” as referred to by the cruise line, is a mandatory fee charged by the cruise line. That portion of the price is not subject to reduction in a discount promotion, nor commissionable to Travel Agents. Cruise Taxes, as used by the cruise line, refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by U.S. and/or foreign government or quasi-government authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise, for example, customs fees, head taxes, inspection fees, immigration and naturalization fees, harbour maintenance fees and Internal Revenue Service fees. Government fees and taxes are subject to change without notice and will apply regardless of your booking’s payment status. The cruise line reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or other incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists in these circumstances. These additional Cruise Fees & Taxes are listed in the date & price panel of each Land Guided Holiday & Cruise programme. Cruise Line Immigration Questionnaire: These mandatory forms are available online with your cruise company and must be completed online at least 30 days before your departure. Shore Excursions: To make your holiday even more memorable, cruise lines offer an extensive programme of optional shore excursions. Confirmed guests may book shore excursion online in advance of sailing. Staterooms: “Ocean-view Stateroom” is a cabin which features a porthole or window, contrasted with an “Inside Stateroom.” Cabin assignment is strictly controlled by the cruise lines. Ships’ Registry: Holland America Line ms Zuiderdam, ms Volendam, ms Statendam and ms Maasdam, The Netherlands.

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices: Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, airfares, 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. However, airport taxes, fuel surcharges and taxes, charges and levies imposed by an government or agencies may be passed on at any time, even after the deposit is received or holiday paid for in full. 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 Australian Dollars unless specified. GUIDED HOLIDAY LAND (excluding Alaska) Guided Holiday Participation: On all guided holidays, children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Guests under 18 years of age must No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as be accompanied an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and holiday departure date % of total price supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under age 45 days or more Amount of Deposit 21. Minors under age 18 travelling to certain foreign countries must be 44-22 days 25% accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed 21-8 days 30% by the parent(s) not travelling. If the other parent is deceased or the child 7-1 days 50% has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Day of departure 100% Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: GUIDED HOLIDAY WITH TRAIN* OR ALASKA • Guests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will holiday departure date % of total price make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures 50 days and over Amount of Deposit when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the 49-35 days 35% services provided. 34-20 days 50% • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. 19-8 days 75% • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual 7 days or less 100% from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, participation poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that Copper Canyon’s El Chepe cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, practices or (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. This decision 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. • 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 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 purpose. • 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. Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and 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 Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for the operation of the, or anything that happens during the excursion. Some excursions involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about excursions and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. 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. 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 is, 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) guests 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 the age of 18 on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room to be eligible for the discount. Only two Young Traveller discounts per room are permitted, except on Family Experiences, where the limit is three Young Traveller discounts per room when sharing with one adult. This discount does not apply to extra night accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. 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, exclusive 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 highlight dinners, 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 in Gateway Cities’ section for a list of pre and post guided 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, as you will need to make your way to/from the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking 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. 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 terms expressly incorporated into this contract 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 the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities 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 baggage 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. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage 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 carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holidays 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 Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Safety: Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither 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. Enrollment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd Limited Role: Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty 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 Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd., but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the state of New South Wales. Errors and Omissions: In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. We try to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of printing. However, Trafalgar shall not be held responsible for printing or typographic errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Airline(s) do not by virtue of being referred to in this brochure represent itself or themselves as contracting with or as having any legal relationship with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar. All bookings made with any provider of transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with the above mentioned Operator. If you decide you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit due to any law, condition or requirement of any government or government authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damages incurred, and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept 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 put things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within (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, credit/debit card 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 organizations, 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, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). 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, email and/or telephone) 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 if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD, TRAVEL HOUSE, LEVEL 6, 35 GRAFTON STREET, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW 2022. 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 Excursions: 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 Excursions and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Excursions 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. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Excursions 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 excursions operated by independent third party suppliers. Photo courtesy of Moab Adventure Center, page 76, Moab. TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD. (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 6, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers: SYD Metro area 9657 3333 All other areas 1 300 78 78 78 Fax: (02) 9657 3456 License No: 2TA00 1889 The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.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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Destination North and Central America We’ve spent more than 66 years travelling, in search of the best routes across the continent. We’ve met local characters, unearthed secrets behind iconic attractions and had unforgettable experiences that took us off the map and inside the real destinations. And we’ve used all this to create 51 itineraries that take you inside too.

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YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Destination America Inc. is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date: The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Inter-city Travel: By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Guided Holiday: Air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches with all modern amenities such as reclining seats and onboard washroom, as well as the latest technology including free Onboard Wi-Fi Internet Access Service at each seat and audio-visual entertainment system are offered throughout the USA and Canada. Please note that these latest amenities and technology may not be available yet on guided holidays in Mexico, Costa Rica and Hawaii. Smaller motorcoaches with air-conditioning, but no reclining seat or onboard washrooms, may be used from time to time in Mexico and Costa Rica. Hotel Accommodations Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple and quad rooms may be available on selected guided holidays, in limited numbers. Triple occupancy is based on three people sharing one room with two beds. Triple occupancy may not be comfortable for three adults sharing. Quad occupancy is based on four people sharing one room with two beds. Quad rooms may be used only for two adults and two children, both aged 17 or younger. Quad rooms are not available for more than two adults. Rollaway beds are not included in either triple or quad prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests (smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lowerfloor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of checkin. Many hotels in North America are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room will result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller programme points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Free Wi-Fi Internet Service Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Service is now available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms. When such a service is not available, complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in public areas of the hotels, such as main lobbies and lounges. Complimentary Wi-Fi service is now also available aboard motorcoaches operating in USA and Canada. Wi-Fi may be limited or unavailable in some areas. Travel Director: Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. Meals: Full American breakfasts (FB) are served when available. When not available, a Continental breakfast is served (CB). Dinners (D)/Highlight Dinners (HD)/Farewell Dinners (FD), Lunches (L)/Highlight Lunches (HL) and ‘Be My Guest’ dining (BG), featuring either a luncheon or dinner, are included as detailed on itineraries. On Land & Cruise packages, all meals are included while onboard the ships. Sightseeing: Excursions, entrance fees and English-speaking Local Expert (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. If you did not purchase your flights to Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica or Yellowstone Winter Adventure itinerary from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you are met by Trafalgar’s local representative and receive your arrival transfer. Failure to do so, may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. Porterage: Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at inter-island flights for Hawaii guided holidays, is included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Some airlines restrict checked luggage - check with your airline. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6/C$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the motorcoach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities: All tips/gratuities are included for all services on all guided holiday, except to your Motorcoach Driver and Travel Director whose tips/ gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your holiday. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by all Local Experts, dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels. Tips/ gratuities to train personnel are also included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian train. Cruise Line tips/gratuities (aka Hotels Service Charges) to shipboard personnel are included under you total ‘Twin Share’ price. Optional Prepaid Gratuities: If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director & Driver, this will be detailed within your holiday vouchers and holiday documents. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where this option is available. Inter-Island Flights on Hawaii guided holidays: Hawaii guided holidays include all inter-island airfares, air-related charges and taxes as per the date on the back cover and are subject to change without notice. Included flights are outlined in each Hawaii guided holiday price panel. Due to the nature of the inter-island airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges cannot be confirmed until payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued. Passengers should therefore be aware that additional payments may be due resulting from increases in taxes and fuel surcharges on inter-island flights (and remain liable even if not acknowledged). Once payment has been received and interisland air tickets issued, the airfares, the taxes and fuel surcharges are final, regardless of any future price fluctuations up or down. Due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines in Hawaii must collect required information from guests. Guests travelling on inter-island flights must provide full name (as appears on a government-issued ID - i.e. passport, or Driver’s License for US citizens and residents), date of birth and gender. For more information regarding TSA Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable to the airline or delay or denial of boarding. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE All airfares, air-related taxes and fees (except inter-island flights on Hawaii programs), any additional fees charged by the airline such as checked and/ or excess baggage, seat selections, and/or any services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; laundry; phone calls; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; when not prepaid discretionary tips/gratuities to Travel Directors; Motorcoach Drivers; items of a personal nature; excess baggage; optional excursions etc. The guided holiday price also does not cover costs and expenses such as the return to your home if you leave the guided holiday at your own volition, due to illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country visited. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities.

Hawaiian Airlines Checked Baggage Fee: Please note that Hawaiian Airlines charge a checked baggage fee on each inter-island flight as outlined in your guided holiday itinerary. This additional cost is not covered in the guided holiday price and is the responsibility of the guest. The current cost is US$17 per suitcase (subject to change without notice). Depending on your Hawaii guided holiday selection, the total fee may be up to US$51 per person per items of checked luggage. These fees are subject to change per airline baggage policy. Once you join the guided holiday, the Travel Director will collect these fees and can assist you with questions. Reservations & Payments Deposit payable within: 7 days of booking Guided Holiday (excluding Alaska) $200 Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska $200 Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise $500 Final Payment prior to departure date Guided Holiday (excluding Alaska) 45 days Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska 50 days Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise 80 days * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled. Trafalgar does not assume responsibility or liability if guest’s special meal requests are not fulfilled. 6. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Early Payment Discounts: Discounts are applied at the time of booking and apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Great Savings section), but no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only holidays (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise). If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodation, transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday. Full cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports & Visas: To enter and leave the USA, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico, all guests including children must be in possession of a machinereadable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information. All passengers require a passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date and may require visas. Some countries require multiple entry visas. For specific Visa requirements at time of booking please contact your Travel Agent or Trafalgar for more details. It is the passengers’ responsibility to ensure he/ she travels with the appropriate documents. Please ask your Travel Agent for advice. Please note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) 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. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. 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 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained • If full payment is not received 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) 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 refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin to Single, or Triple to Twin), charges for the upgrade will be the responsibility of the remaining party. * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services The following scale of charges (including GST), representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of cancellation for Guided Holiday & Cruise and Guided Holiday Only is given prior to Guided Holiday departure date. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Gold Seal Additional Protection.

GUIDED HOLIDAY WITH TRAIN# AND/OR CRUISE No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as holiday departure date % of total price 80 days and over Amount of Deposit 79-46 days 35% 45-8 days 75% 7 days or less 100% # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) • 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 apply to additional accommodation 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. • Additional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: 45 days and over $35 per person 44-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. • 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 departure 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 flights, hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. 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 to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday payment is required for your airfare in accordance with the relevant airfares booking terms . Upon 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 any flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes 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 routings are subject to change at any time and are in sole control of the airline. Air Cancellation: Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. 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. Price Changes: Airlines and other travel providers (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes: Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest responsibility. 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 is not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is therefore the guest's responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS Cruise Fees & Taxes: Your “Twin Share” Land Guided Holiday & Cruise price includes an amount covering Cruise Fees & Taxes. Cruise Fees, or “NonDiscountable Amount” as referred to by the cruise line, is a mandatory fee charged by the cruise line. That portion of the price is not subject to reduction in a discount promotion, nor commissionable to Travel Agents. Cruise Taxes, as used by the cruise line, refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by U.S. and/or foreign government or quasi-government authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise, for example, customs fees, head taxes, inspection fees, immigration and naturalization fees, harbour maintenance fees and Internal Revenue Service fees. Government fees and taxes are subject to change without notice and will apply regardless of your booking’s payment status. The cruise line reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or other incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists in these circumstances. These additional Cruise Fees & Taxes are listed in the date & price panel of each Land Guided Holiday & Cruise programme. Cruise Line Immigration Questionnaire: These mandatory forms are available online with your cruise company and must be completed online at least 30 days before your departure. Shore Excursions: To make your holiday even more memorable, cruise lines offer an extensive programme of optional shore excursions. Confirmed guests may book shore excursion online in advance of sailing. Staterooms: “Ocean-view Stateroom” is a cabin which features a porthole or window, contrasted with an “Inside Stateroom.” Cabin assignment is strictly controlled by the cruise lines. Ships’ Registry: Holland America Line ms Zuiderdam, ms Volendam, ms Statendam and ms Maasdam, The Netherlands.

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices: Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, airfares, 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. However, airport taxes, fuel surcharges and taxes, charges and levies imposed by an government or agencies may be passed on at any time, even after the deposit is received or holiday paid for in full. 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 Australian Dollars unless specified. GUIDED HOLIDAY LAND (excluding Alaska) Guided Holiday Participation: On all guided holidays, children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Guests under 18 years of age must No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as be accompanied an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and holiday departure date % of total price supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under age 45 days or more Amount of Deposit 21. Minors under age 18 travelling to certain foreign countries must be 44-22 days 25% accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed 21-8 days 30% by the parent(s) not travelling. If the other parent is deceased or the child 7-1 days 50% has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Day of departure 100% Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: GUIDED HOLIDAY WITH TRAIN* OR ALASKA • Guests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will holiday departure date % of total price make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures 50 days and over Amount of Deposit when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the 49-35 days 35% services provided. 34-20 days 50% • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. 19-8 days 75% • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual 7 days or less 100% from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, participation poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that Copper Canyon’s El Chepe cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, practices or (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. This decision 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. • 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 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 purpose. • 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. Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and 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 Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for the operation of the, or anything that happens during the excursion. Some excursions involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about excursions and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. 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. 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 is, 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) guests 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 the age of 18 on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room to be eligible for the discount. Only two Young Traveller discounts per room are permitted, except on Family Experiences, where the limit is three Young Traveller discounts per room when sharing with one adult. This discount does not apply to extra night accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. 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, exclusive 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 highlight dinners, 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 in Gateway Cities’ section for a list of pre and post guided 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, as you will need to make your way to/from the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking 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. 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 terms expressly incorporated into this contract 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 the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities 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 baggage 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. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage 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 carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holidays 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 Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Safety: Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither 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. Enrollment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd Limited Role: Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty 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 Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd., but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the state of New South Wales. Errors and Omissions: In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. We try to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of printing. However, Trafalgar shall not be held responsible for printing or typographic errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Airline(s) do not by virtue of being referred to in this brochure represent itself or themselves as contracting with or as having any legal relationship with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar. All bookings made with any provider of transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with the above mentioned Operator. If you decide you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit due to any law, condition or requirement of any government or government authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damages incurred, and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept 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 put things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within (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, credit/debit card 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 organizations, 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, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). 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, email and/or telephone) 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 if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD, TRAVEL HOUSE, LEVEL 6, 35 GRAFTON STREET, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW 2022. 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 Excursions: 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 Excursions and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Excursions 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. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Excursions 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 excursions operated by independent third party suppliers. Photo courtesy of Moab Adventure Center, page 76, Moab. TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD. (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 6, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers: SYD Metro area 9657 3333 All other areas 1 300 78 78 78 Fax: (02) 9657 3456 License No: 2TA00 1889 The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.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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CONTENTS Introduction

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Map

3 – 4

Travel with the insider

6 – 7

Seeing things differently

8 – 9

Inside the sights

10 – 11

Meet the locals & make friends

12 – 13

Dining experiences

14 – 15

A good night's sleep

16 – 17

Travel at its best

18 – 19

Holiday Styles

20 – 21

Great Savings

22 – 23

Hotels

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Pre/Post Nights/Transfers/ Things to Know/ Sustainable Tourism

130 – 131

Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver/Express Check – In/Groups

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Booking Conditions

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Western USA Code

Itinerary Days Page

DANC Northern California DWCD San Francisco & Wine Country Delights DANF

California Dreamin'

DGWC Golden West Contrasts (with optional Disneyland® Extension)

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DCLN

The Californian 10 (with optional Rose Parade)

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DPNA

Adventures in the Wild Northwest

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DCAL

Wonders & Flavours of the Golden State 14

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DWED Western Discoverer 14 38 – 39 DWEW Best of the West

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DBOC Best of the Canyonlands 7 Yellowstone Winter Adventure

DTRA

The Trailblazer

DCPA

Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

DWWA Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos

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DHIH

DACO Autumn Colours

Historic Highlights 8

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DGEC

Great East Coast Cities

DTLF

Trails of Liberty

DATL

East Coast Town & Country Retreat

DFFS

Florida Fun 'n' Sun

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Tastes & Sounds of the South

DFLA

Florida's Sunshine Trail

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Colourful Trails of the Southwest 9 54 – 55

DNPW National Parks Wonders 9 56 – 57 DDRY

Dude Ranchin', Yellowstone & Glacier Roundup

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Western Frontiers 10

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DSPA

Scenic Parks Explorer 14

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Proudly using 100% recycled paper Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 54,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Federation’s (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Network.

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DRST

Route 66 (with optional Balloon Fiesta) 14

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DEUS

East Coast USA & Canada 14

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Hawaii DHS

Hawaiian Explorer 8 86 – 87

DFHA

Aloha Hawaii

DHM

Best of Hawaii 10 90 – 91

DHK

Hawaiian Discovery 11 92 – 93

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Hawaii Four Island Adventure 13

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Canada’s Rockies (with optional Calgary Stampede)

Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills (with optional Calgary Stampede)

DSMA Majestic Alaska (with optional Alaska Cruise) DCWW Western Canada Winter Adventure

National Parks & Canyon Country DYEL

Eastern, Southern USA & Cross Continent

DBCW Best of Canada's West (with optional Calgary Stampede) DROR

Rockies Panorama (with SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Upgrade)

DBTW Trans – Canadian Adventure

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Eastern Canada DPEI

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island 8 112 – 113

DBEC

Best of Eastern Canada 10 114 – 115

DMMA Enchanting Maritimes 12 116 – 117

Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama LPAN

Panama, the Canal & Beyond 8 118 – 119 (with optional Cartagena extension)

LFCA

Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes

LCRE

Costa Rica Eco Adventure 8 122 – 123 (with optional Guanacaste Beach Stay)

DYUC

Treasures of the Yucatan 8 124 – 125 (with optional Riviera Maya Beach Stay)

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DCCA Mexico's Copper Canyon (with Tucson/Tucson option)

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These symbols featured on itineraries indicate our: Family Experiences At Leisure Itineraries Cruise New Itinerary Train Travel These symbols also indicate optional Seasonal Departures: Autumn Winter Spring

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Travel with the insider

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Experience the pristine Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Canada


Travelling with us is like having a trusted friend in every destination you visit. Someone who knows it inside out, shares its secrets and introduces you to local characters. It's these little insights and genuine local moments that create enriching and unexpected memories. We call them Insider Experiences. Discover Times Square, New York, with a Local Expert

WHAT’S INCLUDED With our great range of First Class inclusions, it's easy to see why we are the number one guided holiday operator, winning the most prestigious travel industry awards. • Exclusive Insider Experiences

• Daily breakfast

• Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences on selected itineraries

• Selected evening meals

• Professionally trained Travel Director • Sightseeing with VIP entry to major sights • Audio headsets for included sightseeing

• Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach with restroom • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your holiday

• First Class and perfectly located accommodation

• A travel wallet with your travel documents

• All tips and service charges included throughout your holiday*

• Complimentary group photo and map Complimentary WiFi available on the coach and in hotels.

Travel Director and Coach Driver tips not included.

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Enjoy the cowboy life in southwestern, USA

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Seeing things differently

Sail through the mist of Niagara Falls, Canada

It’s not just the practical things that make us different. As well as making your holiday hassle free – we pack it with priceless Insider Experiences. It’s a combination you just can’t get by going it alone.

Joseph was an outstanding Travel Director. He was very knowledgeable, organised, and fun. We would definitely travel with Trafalgar again. Katherine & Tiffany, USA Pyramid of Edzna, Mexico

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THE TRAFALGAR DIFFERENCE See for yourself the incredible value of a First Class Trafalgar guided holiday, when you compare all our inclusions against travelling independently.

Holiday component

Hotel Accommodation

A Trafalgar guided holiday

Independent holiday

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• Hours of research • Pay retail prices • Unknown quality and locations • Unpleasant surprises

• Carefully chosen, quality First Class hotels • Ideally located • Porterage and hotel tips included

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Sightseeing

• Knowledgeable Travel Director • In-depth sightseeing with Local Experts • VIP entry into many attractions

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• Breakfast daily and selected dinners • Wine and soft drinks • Authentic experiences with Highlight Meals • Welcome Reception & Farewell Dinner • Reserved meal times • Delicious local cuisine • Tips • For other meals, we help with reservations and directions to where the locals eat

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Transport

• Daily transport on luxury coaches • Professional Coach Driver • Fuel, toll charges and parking • Relax in comfort

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Insider Experiences

• Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences • Hidden Treasures sightseeing • Local Specialities • Unique Insights

• No local expertise/assistance • Wait in line • Purchase/read guidebooks • Limited understanding of what you’re seeing • Pay restaurant prices for meals • Risk of poor quality • Additional cost for tips • Navigating foreign menus and foods • Waiting to be seated at restaurants/risk of not getting a table

• Organise your own transport • Risk of getting lost • Foreign road rules and signs • Pay for tolls and parking • Only see sights that are easily accessible to the general public • Limited cultural experiences and interaction with locals

TRAVEL WITH THE WORLD’S NO.1 We’ve won 30 major travel industry awards in the last five years alone. We’re proud of this – but we’re always working hard to do even better. You can see all the awards we’ve won globally at trafalgar.com/gsa/awards Here are just a few:

Learn to hula like a local in Hawaii

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Inside the sights Don’t just see the sights, experience them. We take you to all the must-see attractions – but our insider knowledge helps you see them like a local. And our exclusive Insider Experiences bring you face-to-face with local life. VIP SIGHTSEEING Get a different perspective of North and Central America’s major sights when you travel with Trafalgar. With VIP entry at many attractions, you won’t have to wait in line, which means more time to explore. Plus, our audio headsets allow you to hear your guide’s fascinating commentary while moving at your own pace, so you won’t miss a thing.

INSIDER EXPERIENCES Our exclusive Insider Experiences take you further inside the culture and customs of a destination to really get a feel for what it’s like to live like a local. • Hidden Treasures G surprise sights and experiences revealed by your Travel Director away from the usual tourist path. • Unique Insights l experiences of unique cultural significance in a particular area. • Local Specialities I interactive activities or insights into local life through the traditional crafts and products specific to a region. • Local Experts 5 interpretive guides, historians and other experts whose specialised knowledge provides fascinating insights into the places you visit.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS Our carefully planned itineraries include a perfect balance of sightseeing and free time. But we know everyone is different, so we offer a range of fantastic Optional Excursions that allow you to personalise how you spend your free time. For a full list of excursions and payment options, visit the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com

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Eye-level with the forest canopy on a guided tour of Arenal Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica


Be immersed in the history of Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana

YOUR PERSONAL INSIDER It’s the stories behind each destination that allow you to truly get a feel for the places you visit, and no one tells them better than our Travel Directors. These seasoned professionals are experts in North and Central America and their passion for sharing its history and culture gives you a real insider’s perspective that you simply wouldn’t have if travelling on your own. Trafalgar Travel Directors are your friend in each destination who: •

Share their in-depth knowledge of the fascinating places and cultures you encounter. Trafalgar Travel Directors are experts in the destinations you visit and have years of experience bringing regions to life with engaging stories and intriguing facts.

Introduce you to the locals who give a destination character. Over the years our Travel Directors build up lasting friendships in the destinations they visit. These friends embody the spirit of the region they live in and meeting them makes you feel closer to the essence of a region or town.

Are there for you at every stage of your guided holiday. Your Travel Director wants to ensure you have the best experience possible so don't hesitate to ask them if you have any requests or queries.

Take care of the details each day so you are free to sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday. From organising check-in and baggage at your hotels to advising you of the best place to dine and getting to the right place at the right time, your Travel Director has it all under control.

Earn praise from our guests for their professional and devoted approach to travel.

Travel Directors, like Todd, provide a true insider's experience

Jessica was exceptional in all areas: care of clients, knowledge, keeping us informed, and great personality. The perfect guide for our holiday. Barry & Wendy, Australia

Discover the hidden sights of Quebec City, Canada, with a Local Expert

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Meet the locals

Blend wine with Peter at Ravenswood Winery, California

The best way to experience a destination is to see it as the locals do. Trafalgar does just that by introducing you to local friends you'll remember long after you've returned home. Their fascinating stories, insights into the culture of the region and invaluable tips that only a local can give will add a whole new dimension to your holiday. Some of the colourful characters you may meet on your travels include: Peter Griffith – Local Speciality, Sonoma, USA Surrounded by gorgeous vineyards in Sonoma, California, Peter Griffith welcomes guests to his wine blending seminar at Ravenswood with his trademark smile. You’ll be caught up in his good humour and unpretentious approach as he talks you through different grape varietals before you try your hand at blending them to create your very own wine. The impression Peter leaves is sure to last longer than the flavourful bottle of blended wine you’ll take away with you.

Laurence Hauben – Be My Guest experience, Santa Barbara, USA

Share chef Laurence Hauben's passion for food, Santa Barbara, USA

With her passion for sharing fresh seasonal produce, chef and author Laurence Hauben invites guests to 'share in not only the food, but also the friendship,' at her table. At the beautiful private home turned restaurant, Stella Mare's, Laurence and local organic farmer Tom Shepherd present a sampling of artisanal foods produced in the Santa Barbara area before you engage in a cooking demonstration and Q&A about local agriculture. You'll then enjoy a local, seasonal three-course lunch in the greenhouse of the historic home.

Pat Kamenka – Local Expert, Banff, Canada Discover the history of Canada's iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police when you come face to face with a real-life Mountie! Dressed in full ceremonial costume of a flat-brimmed Stetson hat, red tunic jacket and blue breeches with a yellow stripe, your Mountie expert gives you an insight into the range of duties performed by Canada's most recognisable law enforcement officers.

Share stories with a real life 'Mountie'

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Share the experience Enjoying a chat and some Californian wine

All our guests have one thing in common: their passion for travel. It doesn’t matter what age you are or where you’re from. Travelling with like-minded people is like travelling with friends. That’s why many guests make genuine lifelong friendships. SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS Whether travelling alone, as a couple or with family, on a Trafalgar guided holiday you’ll meet like-minded people and experience a camaraderie that will enrich your holiday. By the end of your journey you will have made lifelong friends with English-speaking travellers from all over the world and have shared stories to relive for many years to come.

SOCIAL NETWORKING Become a part of the Trafalgar community and be inspired by like-minded people with a passion for travel. Connect with fellow travellers before your departure, keep in touch with guests and Travel Directors on their adventures or reminisce about shared holiday memories through our social networking sites.

We have been on 3 trips in the past. All have been great. A big variety of fellow travellers. Young and older. From Canada, Mexico, Dubai, Japan, Australia. Meeting new friends is a great part of travel. Diane, Trafalgar Forum

FACEBOOK Get information as it happens around the world from Trafalgar, our Travel Directors and guests travelling with us. Like us now at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

TWITTER Follow us on Twitter and get instant updates via @TrafalgarTalk Follow us at www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk

TRAFALGAR BLOG Half the excitement of travelling is meeting new people. I actually caught up with a friend last week for lunch that I met on my Canada/Alaska trip in 2010, we have become very good friends and it makes it all the more fun! Maureen, Trafalgar Forum

Be inspired and read real-life travel stories written by Trafalgar guests from all over the world. Visit www.TrafalgarBlog.com

YOUTUBE Watch our videos and see how a Trafalgar adventure unfolds and get a taste for our unique Insider Experiences. Visit youtube.com/trafalgarweb

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Bon appétit!

Discover Cajun cuisine while travelling in the South, USA

A destination becomes more than just a place when you discover the food. That’s why we ensure you get to enjoy a true taste of the local culture by showcasing the authentic flavours that are distinctive to the area you’re visiting. BE MY GUEST B – AN INSIDER EXPERIENCE Our Be My Guest dining experiences connect you with the true essence of a destination. These exclusive meals give you a unique opportunity to savour amazing regional food and wine while mingling with local hosts at places like private estates, working farms and wineries. Look at the itinerary pages to find out what kind of Be My Guest experiences you could enjoy.

Experience Be My Guest dining at Nicholson Ranch

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HIGHLIGHT MEALS F We include a variety of Highlight Meals, where you’ll dine on regional cuisine, matched with wine, at venues distinctive to the area you’re visiting. A true highlight on your itinerary, we have sourced the best local dining experiences that truly capture the culture of each region.

A TASTE OF NORTH AMERICA h If you like food and wine, then you'll love our food-focused itineraries. Visit a meadery in New England to sample wine made from honey, enjoy a tasting tour around San Francisco's historic Ferry Building marketplace or learn to make culinary delights from an expert chef at the renowned Ramekins Culinary School in Napa Valley. Look for the icon on the itinerary pages to see which holidays are our Taste of North America experiences.

EXPLORE THE DINING SCENE We believe the best way to dine during your holiday is with the locals, so you can truly experience the culture and flavours of each city. We have intentionally left some meals open for you to sample the local dining scene yourself and make the most of your free time. Your Travel Director will gladly assist you with local dining information to help you decide where to go.

Share good times with new friends and great food

MORE DINING EXPERIENCES Additional dining highlights that are included on your guided holiday: • A Welcome Reception E where you get to unwind and meet your Travel Director and travel companions over a drink and appetisers. • Daily American breakfast, either a la carte or buffet style. Enjoy such favourites as eggs, bacon and sausage as well as cereals, pastries and fruit. • Selected lunches and dinners included, often featuring the local flavours of the area. • Experience wine pairing when you visit the wine growing regions of North America on selected itineraries. Enjoy local wines from the region you are visiting paired with your meal.

Savour some local flavours of Mexico

• A Farewell Dinner F where you’ll all get together one last time for a memorable night out and say goodbye to your newfound friends.

The real highlight was the Be My Guest dinner. Set in a beautiful spot overlooking the vineyards, with delicious food and the feeling of being welcomed like old friends, the whole experience was unforgettable. Duncan, Trafalgar Blog Experiment at Ramekins Culinary School in Napa Valley

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The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California


A good night's sleep

Mount Stephen Hall, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Canada

Our hotels aren’t just a place to rest your head. They are places we love to stay too. We’ve handpicked each one to complement your itinerary and add something extra. It could be a prime spot in midtown Manhattan, a dramatic view of the Rockies in Banff, or in the heart of the Costa Rica rainforest – it will always be the perfect place for your holiday. AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION - AN INSIDER EXPERIENCE Certain accommodation in North and Central America have been chosen for their unique significance to the local area. These accommodations give an insight into a destination through their remarkable architecture, rich historical background or magnificent location.

PERFECTLY LOCATED HOTELS Our city hotels are ideally located close to the city centre for easy access to all the must-see sights, while our countryside properties are selected for their spectacular scenic locations and proximity to popular attractions. Your hotels are always First Class or better and include some of the world’s most respected brands.

ACCOMMODATING YOUR EVERY NEED As a Trafalgar guest, you’ll be treated to the highest quality service every time. Upon arrival you’ll find you have already been checked-in and your luggage taken directly to your room. We also take care of all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities in your holiday price, leaving you nothing else to do but enjoy your stay. Complimentary WiFi access Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Pennsylvania

QUALITY ASSURANCE Our Product and Quality Team inspects and regularly monitors each Trafalgar property to ensure the high standards we expect from our hotel partners are maintained for your every comfort and satisfaction.

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Travel at its best There’s nothing quite like being chauffeur driven – no map reading, road signs or parking to worry about. And our modern coaches don’t just make it easy, they give you a better picture – a unique elevated perspective of the world around you. Comfortable seats and Wi-Fi access

THE ULTIMATE IN COACH TRAVEL It’s about the journey, not the destination. Our Travel Directors set the scene – with local music, a film set in the region, or even just local stories – to make the scenery more than just a passing picture. And they’ll take you inside as you travel, with their intimate knowledge of the people, culture, history and geography, and even the odd local phrase. Our luxury coaches feature: • The latest in safety and technological innovations • Panoramic views from your high-vantage point • Comfortable reclining high-back seats with footrests • On-board restroom • Personal reading light and air-conditioning vent •

Complimentary WiFi access at every seat

• American electrical outlets

PROFESSIONAL COACH DRIVERS With years of experience, our professional Coach Drivers have the expertise to provide you with the most relaxing journey. Enjoy door-to-door service as they take you from your hotel to major sights. Plus, your Travel Director will ensure your luggage is picked up from your room and your Coach Driver will load it on the coach every time.

TRAVEL GREEN Trafalgar coaches emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per guest than car travel, so when you travel with us, you know you’re doing your part for the environment. Read more on page 131. Please note: These images are a representation of our coaches only; they will vary depending on the region you travel to.

• Entertainment system with CD, DVD, AM/FM radio and flat-screen monitors on most coaches

Travel in comfort on our luxury coaches

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More ways we travel

Rocky Mountaineer, Canada

Holland America cruise ship, Alaska

Sustaining the destinations we visit is of great importance to us at Trafalgar. We are part of a joint initiative by The Travel Corporation family of brands called TreadRight; a not for profit foundation working to ensure that the destinations we explore remain vibrant for future generations. TreadRight is The Travel Corporation's hub for all corporate social responsibility efforts, and manages a long-standing grants program that benefits sustainable tourism projects. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 1.5 million to projects worldwide. To learn more about our work at TreadRight, please visit us at www.treadright.org

The Canadian, Canada Grand Canyon National Park, USA

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Your holiday style We’ve spent years travelling North and Central America to create a choice of holiday styles that immerse you in local life – but let you explore the world in a way that suits you. Do you like to pack your days with as much as possible? Prefer to linger longer and really get to know a city? Need adventures to fit the whole family? Whatever your needs, we have a travel experience for you. REGIONAL If you’re looking to delve deeper into the real essence of a particular region, state or province in North and Central America, Regional guided holidays help you get an in-depth understanding of the unique people, places and sights specific to a particular area. For a truly authentic experience of a region’s food, customs and culture, choose one of our 17 Regional holidays.

DISCOVERY Visiting multiple destinations and the iconic sites you’ve always dreamed of seeing, a Discovery guided holiday is perfect if you’re after an exciting and diverse experience of North America. You’ll get an insider’s perspective of the people and places you encounter that will leave you with lasting memories and a wealth of local knowledge. Choose a lively or comfortable pace itinerary that fits you best as part of our 13 Discovery holidays.

FAMILY EXPERIENCES q If you’re after a rewarding and hassle free holiday with loved ones, a Family Experiences guided holiday lets you make the most of every minute with your family. You’ll enjoy exciting activities to suit all ages in amazing locations across North and Central America while Trafalgar does the hard work for you, leaving you to relax and have fun with your family. For an enriching holiday all the family will love, choose one of our 11 Family Experiences holidays.

HAWAIIAN TIME For a truly idyllic island experience, why not try a Hawaiian Time guided holiday. You’ll feel the world slow down as you delve into the island culture and be enchanted by natural wonders such as the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If a perfect mix of brilliant sightseeing and time for leisurely relaxing on the beach sounds like your ideal holiday, one of our 4 Hawaiian Time itineraries is just the ticket.

AUTUMN, WINTER AND SPRING iz! If you're looking for a new and unique North America experience outside of the summer rush, an Autumn, Winter or Spring holiday will show you another side of this fascinating region. You’ll be blown away by the beauty of autumn foliage, the colourful vistas of spring and the ethereal magic of snow-covered peaks as you get an in-depth look at the cultures and customs of each destination. Look for the above symbols to choose an Autumn, Winter and Spring departure as part of 5 itineraries.

AT LEISURE o For those wanting to soak up the atmosphere of a destination just a little longer, At Leisure guided holidays give you more time to savour every part of your North America experience. You’ll explore each fabulous destination over two or three days, truly immersing yourself in the region and, when the time comes to move on, your coach travelling days start no earlier than 9am. In selected locations you’ll make the most of Small Group Sightseeing, with generally no more than 25 guests, when you opt for one of our 7 At Leisure itineraries.

Fun for all ages at Mount Rushmore, USA

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Take in Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California

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SINGLE TRAVELLERS One of the great benefits of guided holidays is the ease of travelling solo. Trafalgar makes it simple by offering the following:

Guaranteed room share When travelling alone, we understand that some guests don’t want to incur the expense of an additional single occupancy room supplement. That's why on the majority of our LAND-only itineraries we give you the option to room share. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a 'two bed' basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note, we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost. IMPORTANT: This option does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, any holiday and cruise combination, or on the Hawaii, Alaska, Panama, Mexico and Costa Rica itineraries.

Single supplement value If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you’ll appreciate our low single occupancy room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement. IMPORTANT: Each holiday has a limited number of rooms available for single occupancy and single occupancy is restricted to certain cabin categories onboard cruises. Single occupancy on VIA Rail's The Canadian is based on VIA's 'Cabin for one' (6ft.5in x 3ft.7.5 in / 196cm x 110cm).

TRAFALGAR’S VISA CANCELLATION FEE WAIVER For peace of mind, see our Visa Cancellation Fee Waiver on page 132.

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5 to 8 – SAVE 5%: If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the holiday of your choice. 9 or more: If 9 or more people travel together, Trafalgar offers very attractive group conditions, based on the number of people travelling together. So it pays to travel together with friends and family! IMPORTANT: Applies to the LAND-only portion of the holiday. All guests' names must be advised to Trafalgar before the discount is applied. This discount does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES Definite Departures are holidays which have surpassed minimum booking numbers, confirming operation. Once a holiday reaches its minimum guest number, it will become a Definite Departure, identified on the Trafalgar website with a green tick:  See www.trafalgar.com for more information.


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IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided holiday. The Young Traveller must be under the age of 18 years at time of travel to be eligible. This discount does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges and airport transfers.

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FREQUENT TRAVELLER DISCOUNT If you have travelled with us before, you’re entitled to a 5% discount off the LAND-only portion of the next Trafalgar holiday of your choice. You will need to travel within five years of your last trip and be a member of the Trafalgar Travel Club to qualify for this discount.

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Northern California Monterey, California

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of locally sourced food with your hosts in Monterey. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Taste and learn about baking fortune cookies in San Francisco. • 5 Local Expert Join an agriculture education tour in Salinas Valley where you will discover what makes Monterey County the number one produce-growing region in the world.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • San Francisco Tour the highlights of the City by the Bay. • Napa Valley Enjoy wine tasting and dinner aboard the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train. • Sacramento Visit North America’s most popular railroad museum and experience the lavishly restored trains and engaging exhibits. • Lake Tahoe Discover this amazing lake, the largest alpine lake in North America. • Mono Lake View the breathtaking scenery. • Yosemite National Park Explore Yosemite Valley and admire the iconic Half Dome, El Capitan and waterfalls. • Salinas Valley Travel to the “Salad Bowl of the World.” • Carmel Stop in this quaint seaside community. • Monterey Visit Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. • Monterey Peninsula Journey along the spectacular 17-Mile Drive. • Roaring Camp Step back in time to a logging camp of the 1880s. • Henry Coswell Redwoods State Park Marvel at the famous giant redwood trees.

DAY 1  ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to San Francisco, the City by the Bay! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the “Sea Lebrities,” the pier’s resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2  SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I F As the mist rises over the bay, the great city of San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to fashionable Union Square. There’s a story around every corner of San Francisco, and you have some time this afternoon to follow your own path before gathering for a guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States. Sample fortune cookies, a Local Speciality, and then celebrate your discoveries at a sumptuous Chinese Banquet Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD)

DAY 3  SAN FRANCISCO – SONOMA – NAPA F Napa Valley’s sun-dappled fields, lush vineyards and fragrant flowers provide an idyllic backdrop for your next adventure. After checking in at your hotel, board the Napa Valley Wine Train’s lovingly restored Pullman cars for a taste of the golden age of rail travel. Journey through the sparkling sunlight of a Napa afternoon as you indulge in a gourmet Highlight Lunch and wine tasting. This afternoon, enjoy free time in Sonoma Square. (FB HL) Hotel: Embassy Suites Napa Valley (SF) DAY 4  NAPA – SACRAMENTO – LAKE TAHOE Rise early this morning for an unforgettable optional hot air balloon ride over the lush Napa Valley. Then visit the California State Railroad Museum. Tour the 21 meticulously restored locomotives and cars and numerous exhibits illustrating how railroads shaped people’s lives, the economy, and the unique culture of California and the West. Travel from the fertile Sacramento River valley to the alpine splendour of Lake Tahoe, its clear blue waters surrounded by evergreen pines and rocky outcrops. In season, choose to take a gondola ride for unparalleled views of the lake and nearby

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Highlight Lunch with wine in Napa Valley • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director n F Chinese Banquet Highlight Dinner with wine in San Francisco n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Monterey n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Monterey

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 7 nights First Class accommodation

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Napa Valley Wine Train


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mountains. If you like, enjoy an optional sunset dinner cruise on the lake as you savour the magnificent views and magical mountain light. (FB) Hotel: Lake Tahoe Resort at Heavenly (F) DAY 5  LAKE TAHOE – MONO LAKE – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Lying just east of the Sierra Nevada, Mono Lake feels like another world. Its salty waters and limestone formations called “tufa towers” were once part of a great inland lake that covered most of Nevada and Utah. Currently, migrating birds use Mono Lake as a resting point on their journeys to South America or tropical seas. Snow-covered for much of the year, stunning Tioga Pass is the perfect entry point to the Golden State’s most famous National Park. Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (NP) DAY 6  YOSEMITE – SALINAS VALLEY – CARMEL – MONTEREY (2 NIGHTS) 5 B Head west today into Salinas Valley and join an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques of the region with a Local Expert. After cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, stop in the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops, wander down to the water’s edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a pavement cafe. Travel north to Monterey for a Be My Guest experience. Your hosts share their knowledge and love of food with you this evening as you dine on a meal of the freshest, locally sourced produce of the region. Participate in the creation of your meal, an experience meant to empower you as a diner with an understanding of the farm to table experience. (FB BG) Hotel: The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay (SF)

DAY 7  MONTEREY PENINSULA & BIG SUR EXCURSION F Experience the glories of the California coast on your day trip to Big Sur. Highway 1 hugs the rocky cliffs, high above the dazzling Pacific. Hidden coves with sandy beaches, towering redwoods touching the sky and dolphins and sea lions cavorting in the clear waters—Big Sur’s natural majesty will take your breath away. Return to Monterey for a tour of Cannery Row, made famous by native Californian John Steinbeck. Enjoy some free time at lively, picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf, home to restaurants, shops and vibrant street life, or join an optional tour to the worldrenowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner including a wine pairing. (FB FD)

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DAY 8  MONTEREY – ROARING CAMP – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO When Isaac Graham settled in the hills outside of Santa Cruz in the 1830s, Mexican authorities named his rowdy settlement “Roaring Camp.” Today, journey back in time to the era of lumberjacks and sawmills in a re-created 1880s logging camp, complete with a general store and railroad depot. Luckily, Graham and his lumberjacks didn’t cut down the massive redwoods just minutes away in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Walk among the awe-inspiring trees—some of the largest living things on earth—and admire these treasures of California. End your journey where you began, in the golden city of San Francisco. Take a complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport or return to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco if you wish to extend your stay. Please do not schedule flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

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Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner and a private tour of a Sonoma winery. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Experience the local farmer’s market in San Francisco. n Taste and learn about fortune cookies. n See the making of sparkling wine in Napa. n Enjoy a tour and tasting at an Olive Press in Sonoma. n Create and sample your own wine at a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery. n See the production techniques of castle vintners in Calistoga. • 5 Local Expert Tour San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighbourhood.

Sightseeing Highlights • San Francisco Enjoy a city tour exploring the main attractions; take a guided walk through Chinatown. • Sonoma and Napa Valley Journey along the scenic Valley of the Moon, Carneros Highway and Silverado Trail, dotted with wineries. • Sonoma Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza for some shopping at quaint boutiques. • St. Helena Enjoy a tour and tasting followed by a picnic lunch at V. Sattui Winery; sample wine straight from the barrel on a tour at Flora Springs. • Castello di Amorosa Enjoy a private guided tour of the castle followed by a tasting of five wines. • Domaine Carneros Tour the winery, visit the beautiful chateau and enjoy a tasting of various sparkling wines. • m Small Group Sightseeing In San Francisco, enjoy an expert guided tour of Haight Ashbury and the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

DAY 1  ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to San Francisco and the beginning of your wine country adventure! After checking in at your hotel, feel free to start your discovery of San Francisco and get a preview of the many sites you will visit in the coming days. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD)

rock culture on San Francisco and the world. This evening, join your Travel Director on a walking tour through Chinatown, exploring the neighbourhood’s fascinating history. Inhale the fragrant scents of the tea and herbal shops, admire the Chinese-style buildings, and enjoy a Local Speciality during a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie Factory to watch how fortune cookies are made. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD)

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DAY 3  SAN FRANCISCO AT LEISURE Take the entire day to explore glorious, exciting, eccentric San Francisco on your own. Ride the cable cars, shop Union Square, or visit the museums and gardens of Golden Gate Park. If you’re a foodie, you can eat your way through San Francisco’s eclectic neighbourhoods on an optional gourmet tasting tour. You can also venture further away on optional trips to Carmel and Monterey, Muir Woods National Monument or Yosemite National Park. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you make any arrangements. (FB)

mI5F After a leisurely breakfast, begin your day with a Small Group Sightseeing visit to San Francisco’s famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market for a food-tasting Local Speciality adventure. After some time on your own for lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf, set out for a real insider’s experience of Haight-Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation in the ‘60s. Join a Local Expert for a Small Group Sightseeing walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead and learn about the impact of the alternative

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Picnic Highlight Lunch with drinks at a winery in St. Helena • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Francisco n F Highlight Dinner in San Francisco n B Be My Guest dinner with wine at a Sonoma Valley winery n F Private cooking class and Farewell Dinner with wine in Sonoma

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DAY 4  SAN FRANCISCO – SONOMA (4 NIGHTS) I Leave your hearts in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California’s worldrenowned Wine Country. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano—the last California mission built—and browse the unique gift shops. Enjoy a Local Speciality during a visit to an Olive Press in Sonoma where you take a tour and learn about the harvesting process and the making of olive oil. This afternoon, retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery for a Local Speciality—create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. (FB) Hotel: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn (MD) DAY 5  NAPA VALLEY EXCURSION F B Starting with a visit to downtown Napa and the Oxbow public market, today is a day devoted to tasting the savoury, sweet, salty and spicy flavours of California Wine Country. Sample creamy, delicate, locallyproduced artisan cheeses; nibble on cured salami and speciality sausages; and sate your sweet tooth with a tasting of decadent chocolates. You’ll have a chance to shop for your own treats before travelling on to the quaint town of St. Helena and the V. Sattui Winery. After touring the winery, prepare your palate for an outstanding selection of wine and then relax at a picnic Highlight Lunch on the beautiful grounds. This evening in Sonoma, celebrate a wonderful holiday with a Be My Guest dinner at a winery where you’ll also enjoy a private tour and sample estate-produced wines (FB HL BG) DAY 6  NAPA AT LEISURE You have a free day to explore Napa on your own! Spend the day around town, enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the charming restaurants or shop for antiques and crafts. If you are feeling extra adventurous, join an optional sunrise balloon flight over the vineyards or a journey through the bucolic

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countryside with lunch aboard the vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. (FB) DAY 7  CALISTOGA EXCURSION I F Travel the scenic drive north to St. Helena. Then, join a guided private tour of Castello di Amorosa, a 107-room, Tuscan-style castle and winery. Learn the Local Speciality of the castle vintners who combine traditional wine making methods with modern technology to produce wines similar to the hand-crafted wines from Italy’s Tuscany and Umbria regions. And, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting, of course! Lunch is on your own in downtown Calistoga, noted for its hot springs and geyser. Continue on to Flora Springs where you will enjoy a tour with tastings straight from the barrel; conclude with four wine tastings, paired with artisan cheeses.  This evening, the tables are turned as you join a hands-on cooking class at a famous culinary school. You’ll group into teams with your fellow travellers and prepare a delicious four-course gourmet meal alongside top chef instructors. When finished, toast your efforts with a glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvres before enjoying the fruits of your labour at a Farewell Dinner with a pairing of locally produced wines. (FB FD)

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DAY 8  NAPA – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO I Wrap up your Wine Country sojourn this morning with a tour of the beautiful chateau and vineyards of Domaine Carneros. Learn the Local Speciality secrets of sparkling wine production and toast your fellow travellers with a seated wine tasting of sparkling wines. Before you know it, it will be time to say one last ‘Cheers’ in California—take your complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco if you are extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit a fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. • 5 Local Expert Learn about the park’s famous black bears during a presentation in Yosemite National Park. n Join an educational agriculture tour in Salinas Valley to learn about the fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques of the region.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • San Francisco Explore the city; visit the California Academy of Sciences. • Sacramento Rail Museum Visit North America’s most popular railroad museum and experience the lavishly restored trains and engaging exhibits. • Lake Tahoe Ride the Lake Tahoe Gondola for the best views of the lake. • Mono Lake Experience breathtaking vistas and learn from an expert naturalist about this otherworldly lake and natural wonderland. • Yosemite National Park View and learn about the park’s stunning waterfalls and monoliths with a Park Ranger aboard a private open-air tram; spend two nights soaking up the park’s wildlife and scenery. • Salinas Valley Visit one of the most productive agricultural regions in California. • 17-Mile Drive Admire the spectacular coastal scenery as you journey along this famous scenic road. • Carmel Discover this California coast jewel, a top-ten destination in the USA. • Monterey Join an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium; go kayaking or explore by bicycle; enjoy a classic California Beach Party. • Roaring Camp Ride aboard an historic steam train and admire the giant California Redwood trees.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Francisco n F Chinese Banquet Highlight Dinner with drinks in San Francisco n F Barbecue Highlight Dinner with drinks in Yosemite n F Farewell Dinner on the beach with drinks in Monterey

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DAY 1  ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the City by the Bay! Take your complimentary transfer to the hotel, perfectly situated right on the Embarcadero waterfront. Gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow adventureseekers for a Kick-off Party at 6 p.m. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2  SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F I Let’s see if you’ll leave your heart in this great city! See the many city sights, including Pier 39’s sea lions, known as the “Sea Lebrities,” the “Painted Ladies” of Alamo Square and so much more! One of the most exciting spots in town is the California Academy of Sciences—an aquarium, a planetarium and a natural history museum all rolled into one. You’ll be among the 40,000 creatures that creep, crawl, fly, slither, waddle and swim in this one-of-a-kind museum. Dinner this evening is a delicious Chinese banquet Highlight Dinner in Chinatown. But first, explore the many alleys and stop by the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. You’re in luck—these famous Local Specialities are as fresh as they come! (FB HD)

limestone formations called “tufa towers.” Learn about the lake’s history at the Mono Lake Visitor Center and get interesting accounts about its history, geology and rich birdlife from an expert naturalist. Next, travel over the Tioga Pass (weather permitting) to Yosemite National Park. Gather ‘round a Local Expert and learn about the park’s famous black bears and why you’d better not leave out any picnic baskets. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite View Lodge (NP) DAY 5  YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yosemite National Park is awesome! You and your wide-eyed compadres are introduced to Yosemite Valley’s most famous icons as you ride aboard a private open-air tram while a Park Ranger gives you the scoop on the park’s history, geology, and plant and animal life. Be sure to take the easy hike to the Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in the United States. This afternoon is free to pursue your own interests! You might want to take a bike ride on 20 kilometres

DAY 3  SAN FRANCISCO – SACRAMENTO – LAKE TAHOE Head toward Sacramento and the California State Railroad Museum. Tour the 21 meticulously restored locomotives and cars and numerous exhibits illustrating how railroads shaped people’s lives, the economy, and the unique culture of California and the West. Later, continue to Lake Tahoe, where you’ll be treated to heavenly views from the Lake Tahoe Gondola. Save some pixels on that camera, because coming up is the 2,781 metre-high (9,123 foot) observation platform on The Deck. (FB) Hotel:  Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at Heavenly (F) DAY 4  LAKE TAHOE – MONO LAKE – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) 5  Now it’s time to venture to another planet— or at least a place that looks like another planet. Mono Lake seems to come from another place, thanks to its odd-looking

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ocean, can grow up to 9 metres (30 feet) long and weigh nearly 272 kilograms (600 pounds); the Kelp Forest, one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world; the stunning onemillion gallon Outer Bay, home to giant tunas, sharks and turtles; or maybe explore the ocean at Splash Zone, where you can dive into a kelp forest and see sharks and penguins. After departing the aquarium, you have a choice of included activities—you might take a kayak for a paddle on Monterey Bay or hop on a bicycle and pedal from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Lighthouse! Tonight, gather up the gang and head to the beach for a Farewell Dinner complete with grass huts, tiki torches and a roaring bonfire. Enjoy a scrumptious barbecue and ice cream sundae bar, followed by delectable s’mores and games of beach volleyball and bocce! (FB FD) DAY 8  MONTEREY – ROARING CAMP – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO Heading inland towards the Santa Cruz Mountains, arrive at Roaring Camp, the coolest train depot this side of the Mississippi. Ride into the past aboard an authentic narrowgauge steam train that takes you over trestles and through towering California Redwood groves. Along the way, conductors narrate the history of the railroad and surrounding giants of the forest. As the train hisses to a stop, it’s time to disembark into the 21st century and conclude your amazing California adventure. A complimentary transfer will take you to San Francisco International Airport and, for guests extending their stay, back to the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. Please do not schedule any flights before 4:30 p.m. (FB)

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Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Sample the local wines in Temecula.

Sightseeing Highlights • Santa Monica Visit the shops, restaurants and cafes on Third Street Promenade; see the world famous Santa Monica Pier. • Hollywood See Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign; take a private guided tour of the Dolby Theater, home of the Academy Awards. • Calico Visit Calico Ghost Town, site of a former silver mine. • Las Vegas Spend two nights in the entertainment capital of the world. • Temecula Savour a private wine tasting after a guided winery tour. • San Diego See Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter. • San Juan Capistrano Take a guided tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Beverly Hills n F Highlight Dinner in Las Vegas n F Farewell Dinner cruise with wine in San Diego

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DAY 1  ARRIVE LOS ANGELES (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the City of Angels! After checking in at your hotel, spend the afternoon exploring this great city on your own before gathering this evening at 6 p.m. at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Millennium Biltmore (F)

Then make your way through the stark Mojave National Preserve before arriving at a barrage of lights breaking the wilderness: flashy Las Vegas. Celebrate your trip through the desert with a Highlight Dinner at a local Las Vegas restaurant. Tonight, try your luck at the tables, take in a show or just get out and enjoy all the sights and lights on the Strip. (FB HD) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF)

DAY 2  HOLLYWOOD & SANTA MONICA SIGHTSEEING F As the sun rises on Los Angeles, head to the hills for a view of the famed Hollywood sign. Then take a stroll along the Walk of Fame and see Grauman’s Chinese Theater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Speaking of the Academy Awards, enjoy a private tour of the Dolby Theater, current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, follow the sleek, stylish Angelenos to beachside Santa Monica with its pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade and its iconic pier, which stretches out over the sunkissed Pacific. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner tonight in one of Beverly Hills’ renowned restaurants. (FB HD)

DAY 5  LAS VEGAS AT LEISURE The day is yours and the choices are endless: Hit the casinos; do some shopping; or maybe enjoy lunch at one of the elegant restaurants that have put Vegas on the culinary map. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam, or soar over the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon or walk on the breathtaking glass Sky Walk overlooking the West Rim. Exhausted by the possibilities? Why not lounge by the hotel pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage? (FB)

DAY 3  LOS ANGELES AT LEISURE Los Angeles is the city of dreams. Pursue yours today, whether it’s a trip to Venice Beach, shopping at Rodeo Drive boutiques or a visit to the renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you like, take an optional excursion to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park and enjoy the Studio Tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making. This evening is on your own to enjoy a night on the town— take in a show or linger over a gourmet dinner. Whatever you wish, your Travel Director can help you plan your time. (FB) DAY 4  LOS ANGELES – CALICO GHOST TOWN – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS) F Travel east into the deserts of California until you reach the ghost town of Calico. Founded in 1881 on the heels of the largest silver strike in the state, the town was abandoned just 20 years later. Today, walk among some of the original mine buildings, stroll a reconstructed Main Street and imagine the rough-and-ready life of a prospector.

DAY 6  LAS VEGAS – TEMECULA – SAN DIEGO (2 NIGHTS) I Say good-bye to Sin City and head back to California, travelling through the lovely town of Temecula, situated among rolling hills dotted with vineyards. Enjoy a visit to a local winery in Temecula Valley for a guided tour and private wine tasting, a Local Speciality. Continue to laid-back San Diego, site of the first Spanish mission in California. (FB) Hotel:  Manchester  Grand  Hyatt San Diego (MD) DAY 7  SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE F From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some leisure time to do some shopping, take an optional tour to the San Diego Zoo, cruise on the picturesque harbour or visit the USS Midway. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner cruise. (FB FD)


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DAY 8  SAN DIEGO – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – ANAHEIM – DEPART LOS ANGELES Travelling up the coast past the idyllic community of La Jolla, arrive in San Juan Capistrano, home to one of the oldest missions in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden, before arriving in Anaheim where travellers opting for the Disneyland® Resort extension will disembark. The rest of the group returns to Los Angeles where you may take a complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or to the Millennium Biltmore if you want to extend your stay in Southern California. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. (FB)

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Golden West Contrasts with Disneyland® Resort Extension Ref: DGWA

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Extend your holiday with a full day visit to the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. Explore eight fantastic “lands” at the original Disneyland® Park or discover Disney California Adventure™ Park and immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating the Golden State. DAY 1 TO DAY 7   These days will operate as shown on Golden West Contrasts Days 1-7.

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DAY 8  SAN DIEGO – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – ANAHEIM (2 NIGHTS) On arrival in Anaheim, say good-bye to your Travel Director and newfound friends. Take some time this afternoon to explore Anaheim and Orange County’s many attractions on your own. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort (F) DAY 9  ANAHEIM & DISNEYLAND® RESORT AT LEISURE The Magic Kingdom awaits. Keep in mind Walt Disney’s words of wisdom: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Make the most of your full day at Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure™ Park—places where dreams really do come true. (FB) DAY 10  DEPART ANAHEIM Bid farewell to Southern California as you board your complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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The Californian Los Angeles, California

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Take an exclusive tour of a family-owned winery in Sonoma and enjoy an alfresco lunch with wine and the vineyards as your backdrop. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit the famed LA Farmer’s Market, a favourite of the locals. • 5 Local Expert Meet with a naturalist in Cambria and learn all about the local flora and fauna. 

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • San Diego Tour the city’s major attractions. • San Juan Capistrano Visit this famous historic mission. • Hollywood Visit the Dolby Theater; see Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. • Los Angeles Drive along the Sunset Strip and see Beverly Hills; visit the Getty Center. • Santa Barbara Visit this beautiful beach resort dubbed “America’s Riviera.” • Cambria Overnight in this quaint seaside city. • San Simeon Join a guided tour of Hearst Castle. • Central Coast Drive through the scenic vineyards of Central California. • Carmel Stroll down Ocean Avenue past quaint stores and art galleries. • Monterey Peninsula Travel along the fabled 17-Mile Drive. • Monterey See Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. • San Joaquin Valley Drive through California’s breadbasket. • Yosemite National Park See Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. • Napa & Sonoma Valleys Drive along the scenic Carneros Highway and visit a winery. • San Francisco Enjoy a city tour including the city’s most famous landmarks.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with wine in Sonoma  • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Diego  n 1 three-course dinner n F Farewell Dinner with wine in San Francisco

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 9 nights First Class accommodation

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DAY 1  ARRIVE SAN DIEGO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to San Diego! Get acclimated and relax. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow companions at the hotel at 6 p.m. for a  Welcome Reception.  (WR) Hotel: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (MD) DAY 2  SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some free time to do some shopping, enjoy an optional visit to the San Diego Zoo or choose to cruise the picturesque harbour with an included dinner. (FB) DAY 3  SAN DIEGO – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – LOS ANGELES (2 NIGHTS) Travel up the sun-kissed coast to San Juan

Capistrano, home to one of the oldest Spanish missions in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden. Stop and grab a bite to eat for lunch on your own in Santa Monica before a visit to the Getty Center, spectacularly located on a hill above west Los Angeles, with its worldrenowned collection of classical and modern art. Stroll around the grounds admiring paintings and sculptures, the magnificent gardens and the views. Enjoy an evening on your own in the City of Angels. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City (F) DAY 4  LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I Immerse yourself in Tinseltown today. See Grauman’s Chinese Theater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies, and then be treated to a private tour of the Dolby Theater, the current home of the Oscars. Spot the Hollywood sign and look for your favourite stars along the Walk of Fame. Cruise Sunset Boulevard as you

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make your way to Beverly Hills and view the highend shops of Rodeo Drive. If all this sightseeing has made you hungry, you’ll find plenty of choices to sate your appetite at the historic LA Farmer’s Market, a Local Speciality, with its colourful collection of restaurants and shops for a tour and tasting. The rest of the day is free. (FB) DAY 5  LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – CAMBRIA 5  After a leisurely morning, wind your way up the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara, situated between the expansive Pacific and chaparralclad hills of Los Padres National Forest. Savour some time to relax and enjoy lunch before continuing north along the Pacific Coast Highway to the beautiful seaside village of Cambria. Meet with a Local Expert to learn all about the area’s flora and fauna. This evening, toast to your travels at a convivial dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Cambria Pines Lodge (F) DAY 6  CAMBRIA – SAN SIMEON – CARMEL – MONTEREY Begin your day at “La Cuesta Encantada”— the enchanted hill—upon which William Randolph Hearst built his magnificent castle. A guide leads you through the property with its 165 rooms and acres of gardens, and pools—and brings the story of the newspaper publisher to life. Then it’s on through the lush vineyards of California’s Central Coast to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops, wander down to the water’s edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a pavement cafe. After cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the iconic Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey, home to Cannery Row, made famous by native Californian author John Steinbeck, and lively, picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf. (FB) Hotel: Marriott Monterey (F) DAY 7  MONTEREY – SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Head across the fertile San Joaquin Valley, stopping at a local fruit stand to sample some

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of the tasty produce. Ascend the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on your way to Yosemite National Park and its spectacular wild landscape, which John Muir called “the hope of the world.” In the breathtaking Yosemite Valley, pass the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls, gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome and take a stroll by the sparkling Merced River. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (NP) DAY 8  YOSEMITE – SONOMA & NAPA VALLEYS – SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) B Descend from the mountains and head north to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and an alfresco Be My Guest  lunch featuring a tasting of local wines, olive oil, artisan cheese and cured meats. Cruise the scenic Carneros Highway through Napa before crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, take an optional guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States, followed by a Chinese banquet dinner.  (FB BG) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 9  SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F As the mist rises over the bay, the great city of San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you to see the sights of San Francisco from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Alamo Square. There’s a story around every corner of San Francisco, and you have some time this afternoon to follow your own path before toasting your travelling companions during a festive Farewell Dinner.  (FB FD) DAY 10  DEPART SAN FRANCISCO Your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport or extend your stay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. (FB)

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US$275

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share. Departure(s) over the New Year holiday will enjoy a special holiday-themed meal. 

6 These departures operate per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room

categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. 

7 The Californian with Rose Parade. The 29 Dec 2014 departure includes

admission to the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1, 2015. The 29 Dec 2013 departure includes admission to the 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1, 2014.

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Join this special departure and experience the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena from specially selected Reserved Grandstand Seating along the parade route.  DAY 1 TO DAY 3   These days will operate as shown on The Californian days 1-3.  DAY 4  126TH ROSE PARADE Celebrate New Year’s Day January 1, 2015 with an unforgettable chance to view America’s famous New Year’s celebration, the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena. Marvel at the dazzling pageantry of the bands and beautiful floats from your specially selected Reserved Grandstand seating right along the parade route. After the parade, continue your revelry with a sightseeing trip of Tinseltown, including Beverly Hills and Sunset Boulevard, viewing the Hollywood sign, a stroll along the Walk of Fame and the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Wrap up the day with a private tour of the Dolby Theater, current home of Oscars. (FB) DAY 5 TO DAY 10   These dates will operate as per Days 5-10 on The Californian itinerary. 

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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ADVENTURES

IN THE WILD NORTHWEST 11 Days

from US$2395 HECETA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE, OREGON

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Relish a dinner overlooking an artisan glass studio in Portland and try your hand at crafting melted glass. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Tour the Tillamook Creamery where you’ll be treated to a scrumptious ice cream cone. • 5 Local Expert Learn about the legends and traditions of the Quinault Native Americans while visiting Olympic National Park.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • San Francisco Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge with your Travel Director. • Avenue of the Giants Drive through this living museum of stunning trees. • Eureka Admire some of the nation’s finest historic Victorian homes; visit Carson Mansion. • Redwood National Park Marvel at the redwood trees in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Coos Bay Overnight in this charming coastal city. • Oregon Dunes Explore sand dunes on a fun dune buggy ride. • Heceta Head View this famous lighthouse located in a spectacular setting. • Newport Visit the renowned Oregon Coast Aquarium. • Yaquina Head Explore the shoreline’s tidepools and search for marine life. • Portland See the city’s highlights and International Rose Test Garden; explore the historic Alphabet District and NW 23rd Avenue, and taste culinary treasures. • Mount St. Helens Stop at the Visitor Center and learn about this volcano. • Olympic National Park Explore the Hoh Rainforest and view Lake Crescent. • Puget Sound Enjoy superb views while cruising the waterway. • Seattle See the city’s sights and take a trip up the Space Needle.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 full breakfasts • 6 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Francisco n 3 threecourse dinners n B Be My Guest Dinner in Portland with wine n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Seattle

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DAY 1  ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO E Welcome to San Francisco! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the ‘Sea Lebrities’, the pier’s resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., get together at the hotel with your fellow adventurers and Travel Director at a festive Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2  SAN FRANCISCO – EUREKA What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks. If you and the family are up for a walk, grab your cameras and join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it’s not painted gold—despite its name! Visit the Charles Schultz Museum, a charming reflection of the modest and much-loved cartoonist who created the Peanuts. Drive along the stunning Avenue of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt Redwoods State Park filled with some of the tallest trees you have ever seen! Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight. (FB D) Hotel: Red Lion Hotel (MF) DAY 3  EUREKA – REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK – COOS BAY This morning, view one of the most written about, and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Drive through Northern California’s Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 90 metres (300 feet) tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Holiday (MF) DAY 4  COOS BAY – OREGON DUNES – GLENEDEN BEACH (2 NIGHTS) Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand.

Then stop at Heceta Head overlook and see the view of a beautiful 19th-century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before continuing north to Gleneden Beach. (FB D) Hotel: Salishan Spa & Golf Resort (Deluxe) DAY 5  NEWPORT SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and wade in the Yaquina Head tide pools for a captivating search for hermit crabs, sea urchins, anemones, sea stars and even the occasional octopus! Your next look at sea life is even cooler, because you’re headed to the Oregon Coast Aquarium—named one of America’s “Most Awesome Aquariums” by Forbes magazine. Come face-to-face with sharks and bat rays in Passages of the Deep—an acrylic walk-through tunnel surrounded by water. With your free time this afternoon, maybe explore Newport’s historic waterfront or join an optional Sea Life Cruise; keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist tells you all about your surroundings. (FB) DAY 6  GLENEDEN BEACH – TILLAMOOK – PORTLAND (2 NIGHTS) I B Better get moo-ving, because you’re travelling to Tillamook, a city synonymous with the dairy industry. Get the scoop about this Local Speciality during a tour of the Tillamook Creamery and learn about dairy cows. Then you’ll be treated to a fresh waffle cone filled high with your choice from 35 delicious flavours of Tillamook Ice Cream. Next, journey to Portland, where you’ll enjoy an orientation city tour, complete with a stop at the International Rose Test Garden. This evening, walk through the art of glass blowing. This experience is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with fire and melted glass. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner, overlooking the workshop, with your host at the factory tonight. (FB BG) Hotel: Portland Marriott City Center (F) DAY 7  PORTLAND SIGHTSEEING Today you’ll discover some of Oregon’s most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown


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Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 223 metres (733 feet) above. Vista House’s octagonal building with its copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge. Onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon’s tallest! Stop at Bonneville Dam to view this historic dam and lock. Also learn about a fish ladder designed to allow salmon to navigate the Columbia River during spawning. Return to Portland and enjoy some free time. If you’re feeling adventurous, choose to take an optional jet boat ride. And if you’re still in the mood to explore, an optional walking tour including dinner is available this evening! (FB) DAY 8  PORTLAND – OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK 5  Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor’s Center, dedicated to the active Ringof-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast—an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states—as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. Venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, the park contains no fewer than three distinct ecosystems. Then meet a Local Expert who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home. (FB D) Hotel: Quinault Lodge (NP) DAY 9  OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK – SEATTLE (2 NIGHTS) Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world’s few (as well as the largest) temperate

rainforests and trek to the eerie “Hall of Mosses” with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Once ashore in this hip and vibrant town, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation’s oldest farmers market, where the fish fly low— from one fishmonger’s hands to the next! Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore Seattle as you wish. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Seattle (MD) DAY 10  SEATTLE SIGHTSEEING F This morning, enjoy a visit to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the creativity that inspires contemporary pop culture. No visit to Seattle would be complete without making the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. After some down time, head to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum featuring beautiful glass artwork by the same artist who created the famous glass ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. After a docent-led tour of the museum, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner toasting  to your exciting Northwest adventures! (FB FD) DAY 11  DEPART SEATTLE Time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your complimentary transfer to Seattle International Airport or extend your stay in Seattle.  (FB)

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Q Travel Style: Family Experiences Duration: 11 Days Pace: Lively From: US$2395 p.p. twin share Ref: DPNA Price per Person Starts Single San Ends Twin Supp. Francisco Seattle Share Option Sun 4 May Wed 14 May 2395 1075 Sun 25 May Wed 4 Jun 2395 1090

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US$265

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

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Wonders & Flavours of the Golden State Julie Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Delight in a lunch of local and seasonal food hosted by a local chef and author in Santa Barbara. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Try a date shake, one of the Coachella Valley’s most famous refreshments. n See how the Hilmar Cheese Company produces award-winning cheese. n Learn about the harvesting process and making of olive oil in Sonoma. n Take a culinary stroll through the famed Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco. n Tour a real working candy factory at the Jelly Belly Factory. • l Unique Insight Visit the Cable Car Museum in San Francisco.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Los Angeles See the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive; visit iconic Downtown LA. • Coachella Valley Visit a date farm and learn about one of California’s largest agricultural landscapes. • Palm Springs Explore the desert oasis and old stomping grounds of Hollywood’s original Rat Pack; ride up the mountain on the world’s largest rotating tramway; visit Joshua Tree National Park. • Santa Barbara Visit this beautiful beach resort dubbed “America’s Riviera.” • Solvang Stroll this Danish-style village in the Santa Ynez Valley. • Shell Beach Experience one of the world’s most pristine beaches. • Monterey See Cannery Row and lively Fisherman’s Wharf. • Sequoia National Park Stand beneath the giant, towering trees of this National Park. • Yosemite National Park See Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. • San Francisco Enjoy a city tour exploring the main attractions. • Sonoma Stroll the quaint plaza and see Mission San Francisco de Solano. • Napa Valley Drive along scenic Carneros Highway.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with wine in Santa Barbara • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles n 3 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Napa Valley

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DAY 1  ARRIVE LOS ANGELES (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Los Angeles! Relax, get settled or do some exploring before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Westin Long Beach (SF) DAY 2  LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING As the sun rises over the City of Angels, set out to see some of Hollywood’s most famous sites including Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Walk of Fame, the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. At lunchtime, wander around the LA Farmers Market, and be delighted at the food choices offered by local farmers and vendors. This afternoon, experience a VIP tour of Warner Bros. Studios. (FB) DAY 3  LOS ANGELES – PALM SPRINGS I Travel to Palm Springs, a desert oasis known for its crystal blue skies, year-round sunshine, stunning landscape, palm tree lined streets and starry nights. Visit the Coachella Valley to learn about the local agriculture and date farms in the desert before trying a date shake, a Local Speciality  of the area. Then discover Palm Spring’s mid-century modern architecture reflecting a bygone era when Rat Packers, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin spent time in this sultry desert haven. This evening, ascend two and a half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the world’s largest rotating gondola, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, to the top of San Jacinto Mountain for beautiful views of the city below. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs (MD) DAY 4  PALM SPRINGS – JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK – SANTA BARBARA Visit Joshua Tree National Park and discover the Joshua Tree, an important part of the Mojave Desert ecosystem. Next, head to the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara situated between the expansive Pacific and chaparral-clad hills of Los Padres National Forest. Savour some time to relax this

afternoon and enjoy the seaside town. (FB) Hotel: Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort (SF) DAY 5   SANTA BARBARA – SOLVANG – SHELL BEACH B Visit the Old Mission and its beautiful grounds and gardens before delighting in a culinary adventure at a Be My Guest lunch. Your host, a local chef and author, shares the bounty of local, seasonal foods for the ultimate farm-to-table experience. Travel to Solvang, in the heart of Santa Barbara’s wine country, to stroll the quaint Danishstyle village. Continue up the coastline to Shell Beach and arrive at your hotel, perched atop bluffs overlooking some of the world’s most unspoiled beaches. (FB BG) Hotel: The Cliffs Resort (F) DAY 6  SHELL BEACH – HEARST CASTLE – MONTEREY (2 NIGHTS) Travel north to “La Cuesta Encantada”— the enchanted hill—upon which William Randolph Hearst built his magnificent castle. A guide leads you through the property with its many rooms and acres of gardens and pools—and brings the story of the newspaper mogul to life. Then it’s up California’s Central Coast Highway 1, hugging the rocky cliffs, high above the dazzling Pacific, to stunning Big Sur. Arrive in Monterey, made famous by native Californian author John Steinbeck. Enjoy dinner with your travel companions this evening. (FB D) Hotel: Hotel Pacific (SF) DAY 7  MONTEREY SIGHTSEEING – CARMEL – MONTEREY FREE TIME Cruise the scenic 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links on the way to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops, wander down to the water’s edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a pavement cafe. Back in Monterey, enjoy Cannery Row, where the rest of the day is free. (FB) DAY 8  MONTEREY – SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK Travel through California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive


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agricultural regions. Arrive at Sequoia National Park, home to towering trees, spectacular valleys and inspiring waterfalls. As California’s very first National Park, and the country’s second, Sequoia has been a protected place for more than a century. (FB D) Hotel: Wuksachi Lodge (F) DAY 9  SEQUOIA – KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK – BASS LAKE Take the scenic ride to Kings Canyon National Park this morning. With its deep valleys, soaring trees, and distinctive rock outcroppings, few visitors to Kings Canyon National Park are surprised to discover that John Muir once called this place “a rival to Yosemite.” Spend the night at a lakeside resort, amongst the forest of trees on beautiful Bass Lake. (FB D) Hotel: The Pines Resort (MF) DAY 10  BASS LAKE – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) I Travel into magnificent Yosemite National Park, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. After an exploration of the park, head to San Francisco, stopping to visit the Hilmar Cheese Company. Sample the award-winning American-style cheese and tour the hands-on exhibits displaying how cheese is made. This Local Speciality cheese has won numerous Gold medals at the California State Fair! This evening, arrive in the City by the Bay and revel in the remarkable tableau of San Francisco’s twinkling city lights. (FB) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 11  SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING I l Take an intimate culinary stroll through San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building Marketplace. Here, discover a Local Speciality where business owners, artisans and purveyors share their personal stories and their passion for local, organic food. Then embark on a city exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to the magnificent Golden Gate Park, stopping at the Cable Car Museum for a Unique Insight. There’s a story around every corner of the city,

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and the rest of the day is yours to explore as you wish.  (FB) DAY 12  SAN FRANCISCO – SONOMA – NAPA (2 NIGHTS) I Travel inland into wine country and the beautiful Sonoma Valley, taking in breathtaking views at every turn. Enjoy a Local Speciality during a visit to an olive press to tour and learn about the harvesting process and making of olive oil. This afternoon find yourself in historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano – the last California mission built – where you can browse the unique shops. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Napa Valley (SF) DAY 13  NAPA FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING F Relish a free day in Napa. Stroll downtown Napa in search of food and wine tastings at its world-renowned wineries and outstanding restaurants. Choose to take an optional ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train for lunch for a taste of the golden age of travel in the lovingly restored Pullman cars. This afternoon, savour an experience at Domaine Carneros with a tour of the grounds and a tasting of their wines. Tonight, gather with your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner  at a local restaurant.  (FB FD) DAY 14  NAPA – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO I Travel back to the City by the Bay stopping first for a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory. See the real working candy factory, a  Local Speciality, where over 150 different sweet treats are created. Learn the secrets of the legendary jelly bean, and discover why it takes more than a week to make a single bean. Say farewell today as your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport or to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco if you choose to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

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Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco

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Western Discoverer San Francisco, California

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy lunch with your host at a familyowned winery in the Sonoma Valley and delight in local vintages paired with delicious cuisine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Join a specialist for an informative presentation on the Grand Canyon.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • San Diego Enjoy an orientation tour including Old Town and Balboa Park. • Sedona Journey through scenic Red Rock Country and Oak Creek Canyon. • Grand Canyon National Park Marvel at the sights from the South Rim. • Lake Powell Enjoy views of the lake and its impressive rock formations.  • Zion National Park See the massive rock formations and explore the canyon. • Las Vegas Spend two nights in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” • Mammoth Lakes Spend the night on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. • Yosemite National Park See Half Dome, El Capitan and spectacular waterfalls. • Napa & Sonoma Valleys Drive along the scenic Carneros Highway and visit a winery in Sonoma. • San Francisco Join a sightseeing tour of the city’s main highlights. • San Juan Bautista Visit this historic Spanish Mission. • Monterey Travel along 17-Mile Drive and visit seaside Carmel. • San Simeon Tour the lavish Hearst Castle. • Santa Barbara Visit this beautiful beach resort town. • Los Angeles Enjoy a tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with wine in Sonoma • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles n 3 three-course dinners n F Highlight Dinner with wine in San Francisco n F Farewell Dinner with wine pairing in Santa Barbara

DAY 1  ARRIVE LOS ANGELES E Welcome to the City of Angels! Take a walk around your hotel and enjoy the shops and restaurants or simply relax before your holiday begins. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Westin Long Beach (SF)

out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Expert who will enlighten you about the amazing geology of this wonder of the world. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP)

DAY 2  LOS ANGELES – SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a guided tour that takes you from the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Enjoy some free time before joining your travelling companions for dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (MD)

DAY 5  GRAND CANYON – LAKE POWELL – ZION CANYON NATIONAL PARK Say good-bye to the Grand Canyon as you wind your way around its South Rim. See the glittering waters of Utah’s Lake Powell before continuing to the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travellers.  (FB D) Hotel: Zion BW Park Inn (F)

DAY 3  SAN DIEGO – SCOTTSDALE Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you—keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town (MF) DAY 4  SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK 5 Travel north through the fragrant pine groves of Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona. Get

DAY 6  ZION NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS) Depart the natural beauty of Zion and head towards the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the centre of the famed Strip and enjoy the evening to relax or hit the town! (FB) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF) DAY 7  LAS VEGAS FREE TIME The choices are endless: Hit the casinos, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at one of the city’s elegant restaurants. If you’re

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feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to the Hoover Dam, the engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. Or just lounge a while by the hotel pool, browse the exclusive shops or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. (FB) DAY 8  LAS VEGAS – MAMMOTH LAKES Leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enjoy the evening on your own. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, overnight in Fresno at the Holiday Inn Downtown Fresno.) (FB) Hotel:  Sierra  Nevada  Lodge (MF) DAY 9  MAMMOTH LAKES – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (weather permitting) into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend the night here in one of the wild places that John Muir called “the hope of the world.” (FB D) Hotel: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (NP) DAY 10  YOSEMITE – SONOMA – NAPA – SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) B F Descend from the mountains and head north to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Sample olive oils and estate-produced wines, then enjoy vineyard views as you dine alfresco with your hosts at a Be My Guest lunch. Travel through Napa’s scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your travelling companions. (FB BG HD) Hotel: Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (SF) DAY 11  SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San

Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Park. There’s a story around every corner and this afternoon you have some time to follow your own path. (FB) DAY 12  SAN FRANCISCO – CARMEL – MONTEREY Head south to the Old Mission in San Juan Bautista where you can step back in time to the Mission era. In the quaint village of Carmel-bythe-Sea, browse the shops, wander down to the water’s edge or savour a cappuccino at a café. After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey for the night. (FB) Hotel: Hotel Pacific (SF) DAY 13  MONTEREY – SAN SIMEON – SANTA BARBARA F Travel south on your way to Hearst Castle, once the home of one of America’s most powerful men. After a guided tour of his fabulous residence, continue to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening, toast your holiday and newfound friends with a California wine pairing at a fun Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort (SF) DAY 14  SANTA BARBARA – DEPART LOS ANGELES Wake to Santa Barbara’s golden beaches and elegant Spanish Revival buildings. Head south to Hollywood and see its landmark sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. Bid farewell to the City of Angels as you ride down Sunset Boulevard and through Beverly Hills. A complimentary transfer is provided to Los Angeles International Airport or to the Millennium Biltmore hotel if you’d like to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 5 p.m. (FB)

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Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Best of the West Palm Springs, California

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of locally sourced food with your hosts in Monterey. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit the Coachella Valley Preserve where you learn about the local agriculture and taste one of the local favorites, the delicious date shake. • 5 Local Expert Learn about the geology of the Grand Canyon. • l Unique Insight Visit the Cable Car Museum in San Francisco. n Visit the Manzanar Historic Site and learn about its purpose during World War II.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Palm Springs View this desert oasis from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway; see the San Andreas Fault on a tour of the Coachella Valley Preserve. • Sedona Visit the artist’s enclave and admire the beautiful red rock landscape. • Grand Canyon National Park Marvel at the sights from the South Rim at one of the Natural Wonders of the World. • Las Vegas Try your luck in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” • Death Valley National Park Take in the diverse landscapes of the hottest place in the United States. • Monterey See Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf; visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. • San Francisco Tour the highlights of the City by the Bay. • Los Angeles Visit the City of Angels and enjoy a tour of the Dolby Theater; see the famous LA Farmer’s Market.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 14 full breakfasts • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles n 2 threecourse dinners n F Barbecue Highlight Dinner with wine in Death Valley National Park n B Be My Guest dinner in Monterey n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Los Angeles

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DAY 1  ARRIVE LOS ANGELES E Welcome to Los Angeles! After checking in at your hotel on the water in Long Beach, explore the exciting city before gathering back at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Maya Long Beach, a Doubletree Resort (F) DAY 2  LOS ANGELES – PALM SPRINGS I Head towards Palm Springs this morning and stop at the Coachella Valley Preserve where you will learn all about the thriving agriculture and taste a delicious date shake, a Local Speciality. Board the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world’s largest rotating gondola, for a ride up the mountain offering you spectacular views of the valley below. Enjoy the evening to explore on your own. (FB) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs (F) DAY 3  PALM SPRINGS – SCOTTSDALE Bid farewell to Palm Springs and cross into the state of Arizona.  Arrive in Scottsdale, often called “the West’s most Western town,” where your hotel is superbly located right in the heart of the city. The evening is yours to explore. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town (MF) DAY 4  SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK 5  Travel to the artist’s enclave of Sedona. Visit the historic sites and landmarks while taking in the beauty of this redrock landscape. Drive through Oak Creek Canyon gazing at the red cliffs and crystal pools below. Travel north to the Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, meet with a  Local Expert who will walk you through the geologic life of the canyon—you’ll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. Gather this evening to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP)

DAY 5  GRAND CANYON – ZION NATIONAL PARK Ferde Grofe, the famed American composer, was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over the Grand Canyon that he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch— and maybe whistle—in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Bid farewell to this natural wonder of the world and hit the road towards Zion National Park. (FB D) Hotel: BW Zion Park Inn (F) DAY 6  ZION NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS) Explore Zion National Park this morning.  Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths before departing towards  the neon lights of Sin City—fabulous Las Vegas. Upon arrival, the night is yours: try your luck at the tables, take in a show, or just get out and enjoy all the sights and lights on the Strip. (FB) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF) DAY 7  LAS VEGAS FREE TIME The day is yours and the choices are endless! Hit the casinos, dine at one of the elegant restaurants that have put Vegas on the culinary map, or enjoy one of many extravagant shows. Looking for a souvenir? Vegas is packed full of guilty pleasures, offering some of the best shopping in the country. Perhaps take an optional tour to marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam. Exhausted by the possibilities? Enjoy some down time at the hotel’s pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. (FB) DAY 8  LAS VEGAS – DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK F Make your way from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park, named for its extreme temperatures. During the summer months, temperatures can climb upwards of 120 °F  (49 °C), frequently the hottest spot in the United States. But don’t worry, you have the chance to explore this natural wonder when temperatures are much more comfortable. In the park, you will see a variety


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of terrain from the cracked earth known as Bad Water to the colourful Artist’s Palette and the delicate sand dunes. And learn why Death Valley has recently been deemed the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve. This evening, hop on a hayride under the stars which takes you to a barbecue  Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: Furnace Creek Resort (F) DAY 9  DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK – VISALIA l Continue exploring Death Valley from the road as you head to Visalia. On the way, stop at Manzanar National Historic Site for a Unique Insight into one of ten camps where Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants were forced to relocate during World War II. Arrive at your hotel this evening and enjoy some time at leisure. (FB) Hotel: Marriott Visalia (F) DAY 10  VISALIA – SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) l Head up the California coast to San Francisco. Visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge before embarking on an orientation tour that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to Alamo Square. Then enjoy a Unique Insight into the hustle and bustle of the city during a visit to the Cable Car Museum. There’s a story around every corner of San Francisco so take some free time this afternoon to continue the exploration on your own. (FB) Hotel: Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (F) DAY 11  SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING The entire day is yours to explore glorious, exciting, eccentric San Francisco as you wish. Ride the cable cars, shop Union Square, or visit the museums and gardens of Golden Gate Park. Take advantage of exciting optional excursions including a trip to Northern California’s Wine Country or a visit to the California Academy of Sciences, a fascinating institution exploring the origins of human life on Earth. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you make any arrangements. This evening, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions at a local restaurant. (FB D)

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DAY 12  SAN FRANCISCO – CARMEL – MONTEREY B Head south towards the quaint village of Carmelby-the-Sea to browse the shops, wander down to the water’s edge or savour a cappuccino at a café. Stop at a popular local fruit stand and stock up on delicious treats. After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey. Tonight, enjoy a  Be My Guest  experience. Your hosts share their knowledge  and love of food with you this evening as you  dine on a meal of the freshest, locally sourced produce of the region. Participate in the  creation of your meal, an experience meant to  empower you as a diner with an understanding  of the farm to table experience. (FB BG) Hotel: Marriott Monterey (F) DAY 13  MONTEREY – PASO ROBLES Enjoy a morning visit to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, home to thousands of plants and animals representing 623 species! Depart for the city of Paso Robles Robles where the evening is yours to relax. (FB) Hotel: Paso Robles Inn (F) DAY 14  PASO ROBLES – LOS ANGELES F Head south, back to the City of Angels, where your holiday began and enjoy a city tour including the Dolby Theater, the current home of the Oscars! Then, visit the famous LA Farmer’s Market where the food choices are endless, offered in a pot pouri of colourful delicacies from local vendors. Enjoy some free time to explore the thriving metropolis before joining your Travel Director and newfound friends at a  Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Millennium Biltmore (F) DAY 15  DEPART LOS ANGELES Your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or extend your stay at the Millennium Biltmore. (FB)

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Scottsdale, Arizona

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Best of the Canyonlands Monument Valley, Utah

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Delight in an exclusive dinner with wine at a sandy beach along the Colorado River. Toast your host under the fading sunlight. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Learn about the formation of the Grand Canyon with a specialist. • @ Authentic Accommodation Step back in time with your stay at Red Cliffs Lodge, truly a treasure of the West, featuring dramatic 20-foot ceilings, natural wood-paneled walls, rustic log furniture and hand-finished Mexican tile floors and a museum Lodge displaying a combination of early cowboy ranching and local movie memorabilia.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Denver Stay in the heart of America’s Mile High City. • Vail Stretch your legs in this charming alpine village. • Moab Spend two nights in one of Utah’s most adventurous cities and visit two National Parks. • Arches National Park View amazing natural rock formations. • Canyonlands National Park Marvel at the colourful landscapes of eroded canyons. • Mesa Verde National Park Learn about the ancestral Pueblo people that lived for 700 years in these precarious cliff dwellings. • Monument Valley Join a guide and board an open-air vehicle to tour these iconic buttes and mesas made famous in America’s favourite Westerns. • Lake Powell Enjoy views of the lake and its impressive rock formations. • Grand Canyon National Park Marvel at the sights from the South Rim.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 6 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Denver n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Moab n 1 three-course dinner n F Farewell Dinner with wine in the Grand Canyon

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DAY 1  ARRIVE DENVER E Welcome to the Mile High City! Nestled between the High Plains and the majestic Rockies, Denver entices visitors and locals alike with sunny blue skies and snow-capped peaks. After settling in at your hotel, head out on your own to take in some of Denver’s attractions. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (MD) DAY 2  DENVER – VAIL – MOAB (2 NIGHTS) @  Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the resort destination of Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Your hotel for the next two nights is the Red Cliffs Lodge, an Authentic Accommodation. The ranch includes both the lodge and a museum, which documents the history of

this hotel. In the late 40s the legendary John Ford discovered the rugged beauty of Moab’s Canyonlands and filmed the first of many movies here. The first major motion pictures filmed in the Moab area were set on the Red Cliffs Ranch. Tonight is yours—perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs and a Western barbecue dinner at your ranch-style lodge. If you’re in the mood for more excitement, try a jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado, with a tasty dinner included. (FB) Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge (F) DAY 3  MOAB – CANYONLANDS & ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS B Today, embark on a journey to two National Parks. Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Tonight, venture along the Colorado River for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner experience at a sandy beach alongside the water. (FB BG)

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DAY 4  MOAB – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY – KAYENTA Travel south this morning through a mesmerising landscape dotted with natural arches and rock formations, framed by the jagged Rockies in the distance. Crossing into Colorado, skirt the edge of the San Juan National Forest before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park. Between 600 and 1300 A.D., the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Explore some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world; then spend some time in the museum learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilisation. Next, tour the floor of Monument Valley in an open-air vehicle with a guide, learning about the famous buttes and mesas of this region. Arrive this evening at your hotel in Kayenta and enjoy a dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: Hampton Inn Kayenta (MF) DAY 5  KAYENTA – LAKE POWELL – GRAND CANYON (2 NIGHTS) Depart Kayenta and wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people, stopping at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. On the way to the Grand Canyon, enjoy a sightseeing stop at the glittering Lake Powell, one of America’s most beautiful lakes. This afternoon, follow scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the stunning panoramic views from the South Rim. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 6  GRAND CANYON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 F The day is yours to continue exploring Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. If you like, take

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an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. This afternoon, meet with a Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon and enjoy the chance to examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. Toast your grand adventure and your new life-long memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB FD) DAY 7  GRAND CANYON – DEPART LAS VEGAS Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Hit the road again, stopping along famed Route 66 hot spots in Seligman and Kingman. Driving through these desert oases is like cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time. Then, it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas where you bid farewell to your Travel Director. A complimentary transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel for those extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6:30 p.m. (FB)

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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

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Yellowstone Winter Adventure Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the first and largest canyon on the Yellowstone River and be amazed by the Lower Yellowstone Falls, which cascade down over 91 metres.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Bozeman Visit the extensive collection of dinosaur bones at the Museum of the Rockies. • Mammoth Enjoy access from your hotel to view the mineral terraces of the Mammoth Hot Springs. • Chico Hot Springs Take a relaxing dip in the natural hot springs. • Lamar Valley Discover the active winter wildlife with a specialist. • Old Faithful See the famous Old Faithful Geyser, consistently erupting almost every 90 minutes. • Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Marvel at the 38-kilometre long canyon, the first along the Yellowstone River downstream from the Falls. • Lower Yellowstone Falls View the 91-metre high falls, almost twice as high as the Niagara Falls. • Grand Teton National Park Take a winter sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge to see the herds in their winter habitat. • Jackson Spend two nights in this Western town.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 3 lunches • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Bozeman n 2 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Jackson

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DAY 1  ARRIVE BOZEMAN E Welcome to Bozeman! Get settled into your hotel and relax in preparation for the exciting days ahead in America’s first National Park. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn Bozeman (F) DAY 2  BOZEMAN – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – MAMMOTH (2 NIGHTS) Discover the Museum of the Rockies, a world-class museum, founded in 1957, and best known for its vast collection of dinosaur fossils. Take a scenic transfer through the snowy mountains of Montana stopping for a visit in Chico Hot Springs and enjoy a dog sled demonstration. And don’t forget your swimsuit—Chico Hot Springs boasts natural hot spring pools where you can soak, swim, or just relax in the soothing water. Continue to your hotel and get settled in before enjoying an included dinner. (FB L D) Hotel: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (NP) DAY 3  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – LAMAR VALLEY EXCURSION Get your cameras ready as you head out

to Lamar Valley, a remote location on the Northeast section of the park which offers one of the best spots for visitors to see Yellowstone’s wildlife, especially wolf packs. Gaze in awe at these powerful, beautiful and evasive predators in their winter habitat. As the park is less frequented in the winter months, the wildlife is more active, creating once-in-a-lifetime viewing opportunities. And it is not just wolves! Keep your eyes peeled for eagles, coyotes, bison, elk and moose. Then, it’s on to the quaint town of Cooke City where you can explore before heading back to the hotel for an evening on your own. (FB) DAY 4  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – OLD FAITHFUL (2 NIGHTS) 5  Yellowstone is a wonderland of over 10,000 geysers, fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and steam vents, and today you will get a chance to do some guided exploring of the park’s scenic wonders in special snowvans! Depart from your hotel with a Local Expert and head for the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the first and largest canyon on the Yellowstone River. Witness the Lower Yellowstone Falls, which cascade down over 91 metres (300 feet), almost

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twice the height of Niagara Falls. After a full day of excitement, take this evening to relax at the hotel and enjoy an included dinner. (FB L D) Hotel: Old Faithful Snow Lodge (NP) DAY 5  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – OLD FAITHFUL FREE TIME This morning, take an easy optional walk across the snowy terrain from your hotel to the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Old Faithful is called the most predictable geographical feature on Earth due to its consistent and continuous eruptions almost every 90 minutes. Each powerful eruption shoots 14,000-32,000 litres of boiling hot water at an average height of 30 metres (100 feet). Spend some free time taking full advantage of the activities only offered in the winter; strap on a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis and set off on the nearby trails, exploring Yellowstone up close and personal. (FB)

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DAY 6  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK – JACKSON (2 NIGHTS) Travel down to gorgeous Grand Teton National Park this morning to witness the breathtaking views of the peaks that Theodore Roosevelt described as “what mountains are supposed to look like.” Then venture to the National Elk Refuge and partake in a picturesque sleigh ride to view wild elk and their breathtaking winter habitat at the base of the Grand Tetons. The National Elk Refuge is the world’s largest wintering concentration of elk. From the sleigh, get an up close look at the elk, which number in the thousands here, and take in the beauty of the valley known as Jackson Hole. This afternoon, depart for Jackson. (FB  L) Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 7  JACKSON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Take a delightful ride up the mountainside in a gondola from the Swiss-style Teton Village with some time afterward to browse the quaint shops, espresso stands and gift shop at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Take a docent-led tour at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, a 50,000-square-foot castle, home to some of the best wildlife art in the country. Then there is time to cap off your adventures in Jackson as you please. Choose from a variety of optional excursions or relax at the hotel and enjoy the beautiful calm of the park’s winter landscape. This evening, join your fellow travellers and raise a toast to your fabulous adventure at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 8  DEPART JACKSON Your winter adventure comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to Jackson Airport or extend your stay in Jackson at the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa. (FB)

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Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

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The Trailblazer

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Join a Local Expert to learn about the geology of the Grand Canyon. n Learn about the desert wildlife and ecology of Lake Powell.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Las Vegas Try your luck in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” • Route 66 Travel along a portion of this historic highway. • Sedona Journey through scenic Red Rock Country. • Oak Creek Canyon Travel through the natural beauty of stunning red cliffs and gorgeous ponderosa pine. • Grand Canyon National Park Stay inside the park; marvel at the sights from the South Rim. • Kayenta Learn about the Code Talkers of World War II. • Monument Valley Join an informative guided excursion in open-air vehicles through this spectacular region. • Lake Powell Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this desert lake. • Bryce Canyon National Park Travel along the amphitheatre of pink, orange and red hoodoos. • Zion National Park Explore the towering rock formations of Zion Canyon.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas n 2 threecourse dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Zion

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 7 nights First Class accommodation

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DAY 1  ARRIVE LAS VEGAS E Welcome to Las Vegas! Check into your hotel and then enjoy the afternoon to familiarise yourself with the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with a stroll down the Strip. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (SF) DAY 2  LAS VEGAS – ROUTE 66 – SEDONA Say good-bye to Sin City and hit the “Mother Road” on historic Route 66. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Travel south through the fragrant pine groves of the Kaibab National Forest on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona, a lovely town situated in the high desert of Arizona. (FB D) Hotel: Poco Diablo Resort (F) DAY 3  SEDONA – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK 5  This morning, enjoy some free time to stroll the pedestrian-friendly streets, browse a gallery full of local art inspired by the striking landscapes and pure mountain light, or just relax with a cup of coffee and a croissant at a cosy bakery. If adventure’s more your thing, take an optional excursion by jeep into Red Rock Country. Then depart for Grand Canyon National Park with a drive through Oak Creek Canyon where you can admire the stunning red cliffs amid the pristine forests of ponderosa pine. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, meet with a

Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon—you’ll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 4  GRAND CANYON – MONUMENT VALLEY – LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS) Rise early to catch the first sunlight washing over the canyon. Then, follow Desert View Drive and wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people. Stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. Traverse the badlands of the Painted Desert—the rugged landscape changing hour by hour as the sun illuminates the eroded stone of the desert floor. Visit the Code Talkers Exhibit in Kayenta and learn how the Navajos were one of America’s greatest secrets during World War II. Continue on to striking Monument Valley where you’ll hop aboard an open-air vehicle to explore the magnificent mesas and iconic rock formations. Even more spectacular vistas await as you arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell, one of America’s most beautiful lakes. (FB D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort & Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) (F)

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DAY 5  LAKE POWELL FREE TIME 5 The day is yours. Rise early for an adventurous hike or relax in the sun on the shores of this 300-kilometre-long lake, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam. Gather some of your travelling companions for an optional raft excursion down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting magnificent Antelope Canyon. If you want to hit the water, go kayaking or fish for striped bass and bluegill in one of the lake’s glittering bays. Tonight, meet with a naturalist, your Local Expert, for a fascinating slideshow about the ecology and survival strategies of the desert wildlife of the Colorado Plateau. (FB) DAY 6  LAKE POWELL – BRYCE CANYON & ZION NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) Continue your journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion. You may even spot one of the park’s

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bristlecone pines, the world’s longest-living trees. Depart Bryce Canyon for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. You’ll be amazed by the petrified sandstone formation of Checkerboard Mesa and the otherworldly Zion Canyon. Throughout your stay, you’ll never be far from the natural glories of Zion; even your room has a view of the canyon. (FB) Hotel: The Majestic View Lodge (F)

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DAY 7  ZION NATIONAL PARK FREE TIME F You have the entire day to immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs during a stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than 200 species of birds that call the park home. Or join a park ranger to learn more about the park on one of the many daily programs. This evening, share your adventures with your travelling companions at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 8  ZION – DEPART LAS VEGAS From Zion, head west to the thriving town of St. George, nestled between the Mojave Desert and the cool Pine Valley Mountains, and home to Utah’s first Mormon temple. Travel along one of the most expensive sections of interstate ever constructed as you wind your way through the Virgin River Gorge on your way to the flat expanses of the Mojave Desert and the neon lights of Las Vegas. A complimentary transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas if you’d like to extend your stay. Please do not schedule flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

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Lake Powell, Arizona

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Learn about the formation of the Grand Canyon with a specialist. n Enjoy a slide show presentation about the striking geology and survival strategies of desert wildlife with a naturalist in Lake Powell.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Montezuma Castle Visit the site of an ancient Sinagua Indian cliff-dwelling. • Sedona Explore Dry Creek Basin on an exciting jeep adventure. • Grand Canyon Railway Travel to the Grand Canyon on the historic Grand Canyon Railway. • Grand Canyon National Park Stay inside the park for one night and marvel at the sights from the South Rim. • Historic Cameron Trading Post Browse for Native American arts and crafts. • Kayenta Learn about the Navajo Code Talkers and their role during World War II. • Monument Valley Join an informative guided excursion in open-air vehicles through this spectacular region. • Lake Powell Enjoy views of the lake and the impressive rock formations along with the amenities at your lakeside resort. • Zion National Park Explore the towering canyon walls and massive rock formations aboard the park shuttle. • Bryce Canyon National Park Discover this whimsical landscape; enjoy a Wild West evening, complete with a cowboy dinner and rodeo entertainment.

DAY 1  ARRIVE PHOENIX – SCOTTSDALE E Howdy partners! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know this desert oasis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool before gussying up for the 6 p.m. Kick-off Party where you meet your Travel Director and spend some time jawin’ with your travelling buddies. (KP) Hotel:  Scottsdale  Marriott  Suites  Old  Town (F) DAY 2  SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – WILLIAMS A drive through the Sonoran Desert brings you to Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Take a minute to ponder the Sinagua Indians’ life here in the desert before heading to Sedona in spectacular Red Rock Country. After a stunning drive through Oak Creek Canyon, arrive in the historic railroad town of Williams—right on old Route 66 and gateway to the Grand Canyon. (FB D) Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F) DAY 3  WILLIAMS – GRAND CANYON RAILWAY – GRAND CANYON 5  This morning, watch out for the infamous

Cataract Creek Gang, as lowly a group of varmints that ever rode the range! Then, climb aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway; pass through majestic Ponderosa Pines, the high desert and the Kaibab National Forest while hearing tall tales and folklore about the area. Keep your eye out for wildlife—it’s not uncommon to spot elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope sauntering through this wild and woolly region. Nothing on earth can prepare you for the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, more than 1.7 billion years in the making! With a Local Expert, learn how the Grand Canyon was formed and examine rock samples from the colourful sedimentary layers formed as the sea washed in again and again. Join your Travel Director for an unforgettable walk along the rim. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 4  GRAND CANYON – MONUMENT VALLEY – LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS) Ferde Grofe was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Scottsdale n 1 buffet dinner n Poolside pizza dinner at Lake Powell n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Bryce

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the Grand Canyon, he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch—and maybe whistle—in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Drive along Desert View Drive, featuring jaw-dropping views of the Grand Canyon, before entering Navajo Country. Here you can poke around the historic Cameron Trading Post and hunt for a great piece of Southwest Native American art. Visit the Code Talkers Exhibit in Kayenta. Learn how the Navajos were one of America’s greatest secret weapons in World War II and why GIs were ordered to protect the Wind Talkers with their lives. See why Monument Valley is a favourite location for movie directors. As you’re bouncing along the valley floor in an open-air vehicle, you can just imagine John Wayne leading the U.S. Cavalry on a ride along the magnificent mesas. Wrap up your exciting day at a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at amazing Lake Powell. Kick off your boots and have some fun at a poolside pizza dinner! (FB  D) Hotel:  Lake  Powell  Resort  &  Marinas  (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) (F) DAY 5  LAKE POWELL FREE TIME 5  Enjoy a free day to roam the range. Optional activities include a fun float down the Colorado River, a cruise on spectacular Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon with views of Glen Canyon Dam. Or maybe dive into some of the many aquatic activities at Lake Powell Marina—the choice is yours! This afternoon, enjoy a super cool slide show presentation by a Local Expert all about striking geology and survival strategies of the desert wildlife of the Canyonlands. (FB) DAY 6  LAKE POWELL – ZION AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) You’ll be awestruck by the towering cliffs and massive canyon walls of Zion Canyon. Riding the park’s shuttle, marvel at how the Virgin

River cut through the sandstone to create one of Mother Nature’s most stupendous wonders. Enjoy hiking? There’s an easy trek to the Emerald Pools, where splendid views and waterfalls will make the family happier than a crowd of cowpokes at chow time. Leaving Zion, drive along the Mount Carmel Highway and watch out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. Arrive at magical Bryce Canyon for the last two nights of your Wild West adventure. (FB) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F) DAY 7  BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Exploring Bryce Canyon is like entering a weird and eerie world, with sandstone spires called hoodoos creating a landscape that is a playground for the imagination. Explore the rim of a great amphitheatre stopping at various look-outs to snap pictures of fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, all carved out of stone by Mother Nature. This afternoon you’re free to blaze your own trail. Later, put on your cowboy boots and Stetsons for a Western Farewell Dinner filled with good food and good fun. (FB FD) DAY 8  BRYCE – DEPART LAS VEGAS Travelling down through the scenic Virgin River Gorge, make your way into southern Nevada and to fabulous Las Vegas, where your adventures in the great West come to an end. A complimentary transfer takes you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you’re extending your stay, to the Paris Las Vegas. Please do not schedule flights before 6:30 p.m. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

3Q Travel Style: Family Experiences Duration: 8 Days Pace: Comfortable From: US$1995 p.p. twin share Ref: DCPA Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Starts Phoenix Las Vegas Share Option Sun 11 May Sun 18 May 1995 725 Sun 18 May Sun 25 May 1995 725 Sun 25 May Sun 1 Jun 1995 725

Sun 1 Jun Sun 8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun

Sun 8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 29 Jun

Sun 6 Jul

Sun 13 Jul

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Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Las Vegas Share Option Sun 27 Jul 1995 725

Sun 3 Aug Sun 10 Aug 1995 725 Sun 17 Aug Sun 24 Aug 1995 725 Sun 31 Aug Sun 7 Sep 1995 725 Sun 7 Sep Sun 14 Sep 1995 725 Sun 21 Sep Sun 28 Sep 1995 725 Sun 28 Sep Sun 5 Oct 1995 725

1995 725

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By 31 Jan 14 & SAVE up to

US$200 p.p.

Pay By 14 Mar 14 & SAVE up to

US$150 p.p.

Pay By 30 Apr 14 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

US$100 p.p. US$100 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

US$200

Triple Room Reduction

US$230

Quad Room Reduction

US$345

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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WILD WEST,

COWBOYS & BUFFALOS

9 Days

from US$2295

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Join an interpretive guide for a stroll in Yellowstone National Park.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Jackson View the famous landmark of tangled elk antlers; enjoy an evening of Western entertainment. • Grand Teton National Park Journey through dramatic scenery and stop at beautiful Jenny Lake. • Yellowstone National Park Discover the natural wonders, including geysers, mud pots, bubbling pools and Yellowstone Falls, in America’s first National Park. • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and learn about the Wild West. • The Ranch at Ucross Stay on a real working dude ranch; enjoy an evening campfire with s’mores; choose from a range of included activities. • Black Hills Spend two nights in the gold rush boomtown of Keystone; explore the area and feel the spirit of the Wild West. • Bear Country USA Enjoy a drive through this unique wildlife park and see young bears up close during a walk through the Wildlife Center. • Crazy Horse Behold the spectacle of this giant American Indian memorial. • Mount Rushmore Visit this iconic American monument.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 breakfasts: 6 full breakfasts n 2 continental breakfasts • 3 lunches • 5 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Salt Lake City n 1 threecourse dinner n Chuckwagon dinner in Jackson n Ranch-style dinner at the Ranch at Ucross n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Keystone

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 8 nights First Class accommodation

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DAY 1  ARRIVE SALT LAKE CITY E 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 main attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director. (KP) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (SF) DAY 2  SALT LAKE CITY – 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 Jackson to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy a lunch at the center before crossing the famous Oregon Trail to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. Passing through the town’s famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers, walk back into history as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops— all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. Come nightfall, enjoy a Western-style Chuckwagon dinner and show. (FB L D) Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 3  JACKSON – GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) 5  Rise early if you’d like to rollick down the Snake River on an optional fun and educational wilderness float trip. Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park and beautiful Jenny Lake, and journey on into the world’s first National Park, spectacular Yellowstone. This is truly a wonderland of over 10,000 geysers, fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. At the Visitor Center, learn amazing facts about Yellowstone—kids can even earn their Junior Ranger Badge. Join your Local Expert for a guided stroll around the boardwalks of the West Thumb Geyser Basin, visiting such colourful spots as Abyss

Pool, Thumb Paint Pots and the storied Fishing Cone. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 4  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Discover Yellowstone’s most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of hot gushing geysers and countless brilliantly-coloured simmering thermal springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. Your senses will be assaulted by the roar of steam, the thunder of a waterfall, the bellowing of bison and awe-inspiring views at every turn—sights and sounds that make for an experience you’ll be talking about for years. (FB) DAY 5  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – CODY Travel down, down, down into the Shoshone Canyon and the rugged Absaroka Mountains until you reach the rustic Wild

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DAY 7  RANCH AT UCROSS – KEYSTONE (2 NIGHTS) After a hearty breakfast, enjoy activities galore on the ranch—all included! Learn about life on a working ranch as you rub elbows with true wranglers. Saddle up for a horseback ride around the ranch lands. See how far you can cast that fishing line to catch brown or rainbow trout in Piney Creek. Challenge your travelling mates to a game of tennis or horseshoes…with bragging rights for the rest of the trip at stake! Or simply relax poolside and take in the serenity of this wonderful resort. After an included lunch, head east through the national grassland to the city of Keystone. (FB L) Hotel: K - Bar - S Lodge (MF)

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DAY 6  CODY – THE RANCH AT UCROSS This morning, enjoy stunning scenery as you cross the Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest. Get ready for a taste of the true Wild West and cowboy lifestyle as you arrive at the Ranch at Ucross in Clearmont, an Old-West working dude ranch in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. After lunch, prepare to learn about life on the ranch. Watch the ranchmanager’s daughter saddle a horse and prep for a riding demonstration! Then it’s your turn to participate in the ranch fun with a hands-on dummy-cow branding demonstration. When the dinner bell calls all hands to chow, put on your finest cowboy duds and kick up your heels at a typical ranch-style dinner. End the evening under the stars ‘round a roaring fire with gooey s’mores and entertainment. (FB L D) Hotel: The Ranch at Ucross (F)

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West town of Cody, named after Buffalo Bill Cody. Explore the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the world’s largest collection of Western artefacts. This evening, get out your Western get-up and head to a night rodeo. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Cody (F)

Crazy Horse Memorial

largest private collection of American black bear. Enjoy a drive through this spectacular and unique wildlife park and then walk through the Wildlife Center, where young and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Next, head to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota. At Thunderhead Mountain, gaze in awe at the Crazy Horse Memorial. A work in progress being carved into the mountainside, the “world’s largest sculpture” honours the famous war chief of the Lakota people. Reach the quaint “City of Gold,” Keystone, once a gold mining boomtown. Next, see the presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring an American Indian dancer. (CB FD) DAY 9  KEYSTONE – FORT LARAMIE – DEPART DENVER Follow the trail to old Fort Laramie, the bestknown milepost on the Oregon Trail. At the fort’s living history exhibits, learn about the harsh world of the pioneer family as they fought distance, unforgiving terrain and weather to reach Oregon—and the native tribes who gave their lives trying to prevent it. Your Wild West adventure comes to an end at the Mile High city of Denver where stops are made at Denver International Airport or, if you’re extending your stay, at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel. Please do not schedule any flights before 8 p.m. (CB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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3Q Travel Style: Family Experiences Duration: 9 Days Pace: Comfortable From: US$2295 p.p. twin share Ref: DWWA Price per Person Starts Single Salt Lake Ends Twin Supp. City Denver Share Option Sat 17 May Sun 25 May 2295 750 Sat 31 May Sun 8 Jun 2295 750

Mon 2 Jun Sat 7 Jun Sat 14 Jun Mon 16 Jun Sat 21 Jun Mon 23 Jun Sat 28 Jun

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2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2395

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Ends Denver Sun 27 Jul Tue 29 Jul Sun 3 Aug Tue 5 Aug

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2395 2395 2395 2295

850 850 850 850

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Sun 14 Sep Tue 16 Sep Tue 23 Sep Tue 7 Oct

2295 2295 2295 2295

750 750 750 750

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By 31 Jan 14 & SAVE up to

US$230 p.p.

Pay By 14 Mar 14 & SAVE up to

US$172 p.p.

Pay By 30 Apr 14 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

US$115 p.p. US$115 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

US$230

Triple Room Reduction

US$250

Quad Room Reduction

US$375

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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CANYON COUNTRY JAMBOREE 9 Days

from US$2295 ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Take a guided walk with a naturalist in Zion. n Enjoy a presentation on the ecology of the southwestern desert in Moab. • @ Authentic Accommodation Step back in time with your stay at Red Cliffs Lodge, truly a treasure of the West, featuring dramatic ceilings, natural wood-paneled walls, rustic log furniture and hand-finished Mexican tile floors and a museum displaying a combination of early cowboy ranching and local movie memorabilia.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Las Vegas Spend a night in the glittering city at the heart of the desert. • Zion National Park Discover the Valley of Fire, Checkerboard Mesa, Zion Canyon, the Giant Screen Theater and the other breathtaking sites of this National Park. • Bryce Canyon National Park Explore the park that is home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos. • Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument See the multi-coloured rocks at this National Monument. • Anasazi State Park Discover the ruins of an ancient Native American village. • Capitol Reef National Park See an actual geologic wrinkle on the earth, the Waterpocket Fold, at this National Park. • Arches National Park Discover a place with more than 2,000 imposing natural stone arches punctuating this sandstone plateau, like a gigantic pop-up book. • Canyonlands National Park See the Island in the Sky, the remote canyons of the Maze and the thunderous rapids of Cataract Canyon. • Moab Enjoy a ride in a Hummer in this Old West town.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 full breakfasts • 5 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas n 3 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Moab

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 8 nights First Class accommodation

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DAY 1  ARRIVE LAS VEGAS E Welcome to exciting Las Vegas! After settling in at your hotel, explore the famous Las Vegas Strip, do some shopping or take a refreshing dip in the pool. Tonight, gather with your Travel Director and fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-Off Party at the hotel. (KP) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas (F) DAY 2  LAS VEGAS – ZION NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Depart the glittering oasis of Sin City or the Valley of Fire, named for its red sandstone formations. This is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. Continue on to the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Inside the park, marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out of the orange sandstone over the course of 200 million years. On to the Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theater to see the film Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods. The theatre’s screen is the largest in Utah and one of the largest in the world measuring 18 metres (60 feet) high and 24 metres (82 feet) across. After the film, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: BW Zion Park Inn (F)

DAY 3  ZION NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5  Take the entire day to immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion. Begin with a guided naturalist walk with a Local Expert, and be amazed at the otherworldly Zion Canyon. Later, enjoy time on your own to hike the park, wander trails or use the park shuttle to explore further. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Zion Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than 200 species of birds that call the park home. Or join a park ranger  on one of the many daily programs to learn more. (FB) DAY 4  ZION NATIONAL PARK – BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Leaving behind the splendour of Zion, head into the scenic area of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. A photographer’s delight, the dunes of warm, pink sand is also a favourite place to ride off-road vehicles. Continue the journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that seem to rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the

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RODEO amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion. You may even spot one of the park’s bristlecone pines, the world’s longest-living trees! This evening, gather with your travelling compadres for a Western dinner and show. (FB D) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F) DAY 5  BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT – TORREY This morning, depart Bryce Canyon for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which spans eons of time and is a territory of multi-coloured cliffs, plateaus, mesas, buttes, pinnacles, and canyons. The tilted terraces of the Staircase step up in great technicolour cliffs of vermilion, white, gray and pink. Next visit Anasazi State Park, sheltering the ruins of an ancient Native American village, one of the largest Ancestral Puebloan communities found west of the Colorado River. Head to Torrey this evening, travelling scenic Highway 12, and wander the quaint town’s shops and galleries. (FB) Hotel: BW Capitol Reef Resort (MF) DAY 6  TORREY – CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK – MOAB (3 NIGHTS) 5 @  Travelling through the heart of red rock country, arrive in Capitol Reef National Park. See cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 160 kilometres (100 miles). The area has been a homeland to people for thousands of years. Petroglyphs etched in rock walls and painted pictographs remain as sacred remnants of the ancient Indians’ saga. Then it’s onward to Moab. You’ll also see a naturalist presentation from a Local Expert on the ecology of the southwestern desert. Your hotel tonight is the Red Cliffs Lodge, an Authentic Accommodation. The ranch includes both the lodge and a museum, which documents the history of this hotel. In the late 40s the

legendary John Ford discovered the rugged beauty of Moab’s Canyonlands and filmed the first of many movies here. The first major motion pictures filmed in the Moab area were set on the Red Cliffs Ranch. End your day’s journey with a cowboy cookout at the lodge. (FB D) Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge (F) DAY 7  MOAB – ARCHES NATIONAL PARK – CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK In magnificent Arches National Park, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches; wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the morning light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Discover the destinations Canyonlands National Park has to offer. From scenic overlooks at the Island in the Sky, to the remote canyons of the Maze, to the thunderous rapids of Cataract Canyon, a lifetime of exploration awaits. Explore the shops and outfitters in Moab before returning to your lodge overlooking the river. If you’re feeling adventurous this evening, take an optional jetboat ride along the Colorado River with dinner included. (FB) DAY 8  MOAB SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Start the day with an exhilarating Hummer ride along the steep and slick rock climbing to the top of spectacular Moab overlooks. This off-road adventure is sure to create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Lounge by the river, play some horseshoes or take a hike. Horse-back ride along trails made famous by John Wayne. If you’d rather stay indoors, visit the on-site, award-winning winery for a tasting or browse the museum displaying early cowboy ranching and local movie memorabilia. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner where your host welcomes you at a sand beach along the Colorado River, with the fading sunlight framing towering red sandstone cliffs above. (FB FD)

DAY 9  MOAB – DEPART GRAND JUNCTION This morning, say goodbye to your newfound friends and travel to Grand Junction where your journey comes to an end at the airport or extend your stay at Red Cliffs Lodge. Please do not schedule any flights before 1 p.m. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Q Travel Style: Family Experiences Duration: 9 Days Pace: Comfortable From: US$2295 p.p. twin share Ref: DCYN Starts Las Vegas

Price per Person Single Ends Grand Twin Supp. Junction Share Option

Thu 5 Jun Thu 26 Jun

Fri 13 Jun 2295 825 Fri 4 Jul 2295 825

Thu 31 Jul

Fri 8 Aug

2295 825

Starts Las Vegas

Price per Person Single Ends Grand Twin Supp. Junction Share Option

Tue 26 Aug Wed 3 Sep Thu 11 Sep Thu 25 Sep

2295 825

Fri 19 Sep 2295 825 Fri 3 Oct 2295 825

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By 31 Jan 14 & SAVE up to

US$230 p.p.

Pay By 14 Mar 14 & SAVE up to

US$172 p.p.

Pay By 30 Apr 14 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

US$115 p.p. US$115 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

US$230

Triple Room Reduction

US$205

Quad Room Reduction

US$305

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Colourful Trails of the Southwest Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Delight in an exclusive dinner with wine at a sand beach along the Colorado River. Toast your host under the fading sunlight. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Examine the multi-coloured rocks at the Grand Canyon with a specialist. n Meet a landscape artist in Santa Fe. • @ Authentic Accommodation Experience the Strater Hotel where author Louis L’Amour penned many of his famous novels, inspired by the honky-tonk music and Old West atmosphere. n Discover The Inn & Spa at Loretto, which embodies the culture of the Southwest, utilising adobe-style architecture and reflecting the true spirit and history of Santa Fe.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Scottsdale Stay the night in the heart of this sophisticated resort town. • Sedona Take a fun journey by jeep into Red Rock Country. • Oak Creek Canyon See shimmering waters, pine-forested bluffs and red sandstone formations. • Grand Canyon National Park Marvel at the sights from the South Rim. • Monument Valley Tour the valley in open-air vehicles and enjoy a Navajo cookout on the valley floor. • Mesa Verde National Park Discover outstanding cliff dwellings. • Moab Spend some time in America’s outdoor recreation capital. • Arches National Park View amazing natural rock formations. • Silverton Stroll the streets of this historic town. • Durango Stay overnight in this classic Western town. • Taos Immerse yourself in Native American culture in this adobe settlement. • Santa Fe Soak up the Southwest culture in America’s oldest capital city.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 full breakfasts • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Scottsdale n 1 three-course dinner n F Navajo cookout Highlight Dinner in Monument Valley n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Moab n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Santa Fe

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 8 nights First Class accommodation

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DAY 1  ARRIVE PHOENIX – SCOTTSDALE E Welcome to the Valley of the Sun! Check into your hotel, get acquainted and spend some time relaxing. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott Suites  Old Town (F) DAY 2  SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK 5  Leaving behind the Saguaro cacti of the Sonoran desert, ascend into the stunning red rock formations announcing your entrance to the artists’ enclave of Sedona. If you like, trade your motorcoach for an optional roughand-ready jeep on an adventure into Red Rock Country. Get a taste of the old cowboy days where you encounter stunning landscapes. Travel onward and be sure to have your camera ready as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. At the Grand Canyon, meet a Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 3  GRAND CANYON – MONUMENT VALLEY – KAYENTA F Rise early for an optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon or spend more time in the National Park. You might experience a feeling of deja vu when you enter the wideopen expanse of Monument Valley—this scenic location has been preserved forever in classic films such as Stagecoach and The Searchers. Get up close and personal with the magnificent landscape of towering sandstone buttes and lovely desert vistas in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide. This evening, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Highlight Dinner on the floor of Monument Valley before making your way to your hotel in Kayenta. (FB HD) Hotel: Hampton Inn Kayenta (MF) DAY 4  KAYENTA – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – MOAB (2 NIGHTS) Travel east this morning through a mesmerising desert landscape before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park at the edge of the San Juan National Forest. Between 600 and 1300 A.D., the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire

communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Tour some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. Spend some time in the museum learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilisation. End your day’s journey in the outdoor mecca of Moab. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn (F) DAY 5  ARCHES NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION & MOAB FREE TIME B In magnificent Arches National Park, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches; wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the morning light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Explore the shops and outfitters in Moab as you enjoy an afternoon on your own. This evening, venture along the Colorado River for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner experience at a sand beach along the river. The fading sunlight is framed by towering red sandstone cliffs above your head. (FB BG)

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DAY 6  MOAB – OURAY – SILVERTON – DURANGO @  Depart America’s outdoor recreation capital for the “Switzerland of America.” Friendly Ouray boasts classic Victorian architecture, awe-inspiring views and a homey, small-town vibe. Then it’s time to take to the highway— the Million-Dollar Highway, that is—with its priceless views of snow-capped peaks and shimmering alpine lakes. Stake your claim in Silverton, a former silver mining camp that now occupies a spot on the National Registry of Historic Landmark Districts. Stroll the pleasant streets, seeing well-preserved Victorian homes, the pretty city hall and the Grand Imperial Hotel. If you like, take an optional ride from Silverton to Durango on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which operates coal-fired steam engines through the San Juan National Forest. Check in to your hotel, the Strater Hotel, an Authentic Accommodation. Opened in the late 1800s, the Strater Hotel became a popular winter retreat for Durango townsfolk who would close their homes for the winter and move into the hotel. It was the prominent social gathering venue before the silver panic  in the late 1800s temporarily closed its doors. The Roaring Twenties revived the property and though it is no longer a retreat for locals during the winter, many noted personages have made the Strater their home away from home, including western author Louis L’Amour. (FB) Hotel: Strater Hotel (F) DAY 7  DURANGO – TAOS – SANTA FE (2 NIGHTS) @ Today, head south towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taos Pueblo, an ancient site that has been continuously inhabited for more than 1,000 years by members of the Native American Pueblo people. Learn about the traditional lifestyle and beliefs of the Pueblo Indians and visit the striking adobe chapel of San Geronimo. Continue travelling along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, to the colourful artists’ mecca of Santa Fe. Check in to The Inn & Spa at Loretto, an

Price per Person Single Twin Supp. Ends Albuquerque Share Option

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US$253

Triple Room Reduction

US$285

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US$430

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

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Authentic Accommodation, and fixture in the Santa Fe community since it opened in 1975.  Built on the site of the Sister’s of Loretto girls’ school, the Inn shares its grounds with the famed Loretto Chapel. It sits at the end of the Santa Fe trail and is ideally located just one block from the Plaza, steps from Canyon Road, museums, boutiques, shops, and restaurants. Views from the guestrooms include the breathtaking Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Saint Francis Basilica, the Loretto Chapel, the Cross of the Martyrs, and of course, the heart of the city. Your evening is free to visit some of the many galleries, sample the renowned Southwest cuisine or just admire the adobe architecture on the vibrant plaza. (FB) Hotel: Inn & Spa at Loretto (SF) DAY 8  SANTA FE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 F Embark on a private trolley tour to see the sights of Santa Fe and soak up the atmosphere of one of the West’s most interesting towns— unparalleled in richness of history, heritage, arts and culture. Visit a local artist’s studio and learn how this Local Expert captures the Southwest’s magical light in his landscapes. Enjoy the afternoon on your own to explore old downtown, including the Eldorado Hotel, Loretto Chapel and St. Francis Cathedral. Perhaps do some shopping at a local gallery, follow in the footsteps of Kit Carson on a walking tour or pamper yourself in one of Santa Fe’s elegant spas. This evening, gather with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 9  SANTA FE – DEPART ALBUQUERQUE After breakfast this morning, bid farewell to your fellow travellers. Extend your stay in Santa Fe or take a complimentary transfer to Albuquerque Airport. Please do not schedule any flights before 1 p.m. (FB)

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

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National Parks Wonders Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Take a guided stroll among the geysers, hot springs and mud pots in Yellowstone National Park.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Montpelier Learn about the journey of the West’s early pioneers at the Oregon Trail Center. • Jackson Duck under the elk-horn arches and stroll the boardwalks in this authentic OldWest town; take an aerial tram to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain for spectacular views of Grand Teton National Park. • Grand Teton National Park View soaring peaks and abundant wildlife. • Yellowstone National Park Look out for Old Faithful as well as bison, elk and bears while exploring America’s first National Park. • Cody Learn about the Old West at the Buffalo Bill Center of The West. • Devil’s Tower National Monument Explore the stunning landscape around this iconic natural formation. • Deadwood Tour this National Historic Landmark by private trolley. • Black Hills Visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 full breakfasts • 1 lunch • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Salt Lake City n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Jackson n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rapid City

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DAY 1  ARRIVE SALT LAKE CITY E Welcome to Salt Lake City! Check into your hotel and relax or take a walk around the hotel grounds to get acquainted. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City (F) DAY 2  SALT LAKE CITY – JACKSON (2 NIGHTS) Travelling north into Idaho, trace the footsteps of the pioneers at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier. Through interactive exhibits, you’ll travel vicariously with a covered wagon train in America’s great western migration and experience the thrills and challenges of the old Oregon Trail. Enjoy a lunch before crossing into Wyoming on your way to scenic Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. Get spectacular 360-degree views of the Snake River Valley and Grand Teton National Park on an exciting aerial tram ride to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain. (FB L) Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole (F) DAY 3  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the Snake River (seasonal) where you’ll float with amazing views of the magnificent Grand Tetons. Keep your eyes open for some of the area’s abundant wildlife, including moose and elk drinking from the rivers, bison munching on grass, and beavers putting the finishing touches on their elaborate dams. Overhead, watch for majestic bald eagles, graceful blue herons and the dozens of species of songbird that call the park home. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Highlight Dinner at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. (FB HD) DAY 4  JACKSON – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) 5  Spend the day discovering the natural glories of Grand Teton National Park with its snowcapped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests. From Jenny Lake to the jagged peaks of the Teton Range, you’ll

find exhilarating vistas everywhere you look. Then it’s onward to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. Watch in awe as Old Faithful’s waters arc nearly 30 metres (100 feet) into the air—as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it in 1870. Take a guided walk with a Local Expert among the spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland. Tonight, dine in the park. Before retiring for the night, be sure to step out and take in the great panorama of stars. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 5  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Begin today by looking for wildlife in Hayden Valley en route to the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls. Early explorers marvelled at the yellow rock of the canyon, and from this rock, Yellowstone got its name. Continue on the upper loop to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley; some of the less travelled, but ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Hot Springs, take a stroll and admire the mineral terraces that resemble frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley. (FB)

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DAY 6  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – CODY – SHERIDAN Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of The West where you can delve into the culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days of the West, and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. (FB) Hotel: Sheridan Holiday Inn (F) DAY 7  SHERIDAN – DEADWOOD – RAPID CITY (2 NIGHTS) Proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt as America’s first national monument, the majestic Devil’s Tower rises nearly 396 metres (1,300 feet) above the Belle Fourche River in eastern Wyoming. You might recognise the iconic monolith from the climactic scenes of the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” After exploring the area around the eroded core of this ancient volcano, head into the Black Hills of South Dakota and the boomtown of Deadwood, which arose after the discovery of gold in the 1870s. Explore the town and learn a bit about its founding, expansion and decline from your entertaining guide. Journey on to Rapid City, where you have the option of visiting Mount Rushmore this evening to see the magical illumination ceremony. (FB) Hotel: Adoba Eco Hotel & Suites (SF)

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on an optional excursion into the wild, eroded badlands of South Dakota. This evening, raise a glass of wine and toast your Travel Director and fellow travel companions at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 9  DEPART RAPID CITY Bid farewell to your travelling companions and take a complimentary transfer to Rapid City Airport or extend your stay in Rapid City at the Adoba Eco Hotel & Suites. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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US$310

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

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DAY 8  BLACK HILLS EXCURSION & FREE TIME F This morning discover more of the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to see the Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Oglala people. Next is a visit to Mount Rushmore, designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum to celebrate the “founding, expansion, preservation and unification of the United States” through enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. This afternoon is yours to do as you please. If you like, embark

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Take a walk with a naturalist in Yellowstone to learn about the park’s wildlife.  • @ Authentic Accommodation Spend two nights at the charming 320 Guest Ranch, rich in over 100 years of history, and brought to life by Montana’s first woman doctor. 

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Pompey’s Pillar National Monument See Native American petroglyphs and the only physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark expedition. • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of The West and take in a rodeo or Cowboy music review in season. • Yellowstone National Park See Old Faithful and Yellowstone Falls; become a Junior Ranger. • West Yellowstone Visit The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. • 320 Guest Ranch Horseback ride or take a floating or rafting trip on the Gallatin River; fish or hike and enjoy various ranch activities at this pleasant Montana guest ranch. • Bozeman Visit the Museum of the Rockies. • Three Forks See the source of the Missouri River, named by Lewis and Clark. • Gates of the Mountain Take a boat cruise and look for mountain goats along the towering limestone cliffs. • Missoula Learn about the daring work of firefighting smokejumpers at the Smokejumper Visitor Center (seasonal). • Glacier National Park Cruise the Goingto-the-Sun Road aboard the historic Red Buses through Logan Pass, past the Continental Divide. • Coeur d’Alene Explore the beautiful lakefront in this resort town.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE BILLINGS E Welcome to cowboy country! Get acquainted with your surroundings and relax. At 6 p.m., say howdy to your Travel Director and the rest of your posse at the hotel and join a Kick-off Party for your adventure. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Billings (F) DAY 2  BILLINGS – CODY Git goin’ and follow in the tracks of Lewis and Clark, the West’s greatest explorers, with a visit to the Pompey’s Pillar National Monument. Named for the son of Sacagawea, Clark’s native guide, this 46 metre (150 foot) butte was inscribed with Clark’s name—the only piece of physical evidence of the explorers’ famed expedition back in 1806. Circle back to Cody, home to the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody, known ‘round the world for his stupendous travelling Wild West Show. Visit the top-notch Buffalo Bill Center of The West, showcasing not only the life of the great showman, but presenting great exhibits on how the Plains Indians lived and an amazing collection of firearms. Keep your Wild West spirit kickin’ with a buffet dinner at Buffalo Bill’s Old Irma Hotel—which was actually owned by Buffalo Bill and named for his daughter. There’s more fun to be had tonight when you step out for the Cody Night Rodeo (through Aug) or to a foot-stompin’ cowboy music review (in Sept).  (FB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Cody (F)

DAY 3  CODY – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Leave the Big Horn Basin for another big day—you’re off to Yellowstone, America’s first National Park. Look out for herds of bison and grazing elk and listen for the roar of Yellowstone Falls. Stroll the boardwalks and watch for spouting geysers and steaming vents, peer into the turquoise hot springs, and listen to the gurgling boiling mudpots. A trip to Yellowstone is not complete without seeing Old Faithful, erupting consistently nearly every 90 minutes to jaw-dropping heights of up to 30 metres (100 feet)! Kids, don’t miss signing up for the Yellowstone Junior Ranger Program, where you learn all about the park’s amazing wildlife and its geothermal energy. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 4  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – 320 GUEST RANCH (2 NIGHTS) 5 @ F Do you know how to locate a bear or tell what it’s just been eating? Take a walk with a Local Expert  and find out all kinds of cool insights about Yellowstone’s wildlife. Keep on the lookout for moose, elk and black bears as you leave the park today, but if you haven’t spotted the elusive grizzly bear or a wolf yet, don’t worry; you’ll see them at your next stop, The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone. Head on out into Montana’s Big Sky Country and settle in for big fun over the next couple of days

• 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: Picnic lunch at 320 Guest Ranch • 6 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Billings n Buffet dinner in Cody n Pizza dinner in Whitefish n 1 three-course dinner n F Chuckwagon barbecue Highlight Dinner with drinks at 320 Guest Ranch n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Spokane

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Wyoming BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST at an 1898 homestead, the 320 Guest Ranch. This Authentic Accommodation  was brought to life by Montana’s first woman doctor who originally intended the ranch to be a getaway for her friends and family, but word spread and the charming ranch soon opened to the public. This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin’ Chuckwagon  Highlight Dinner.  (FB HD) Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch (MF) DAY 5  320 GUEST RANCH FREE TIME No sleepin’ in today when there are so many fun choices: join a white-water rafting trip or gentle float trip down the Gallatin river; or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana wilderness! Then, after a picnic lunch, the whole rest of the day is yours for the taking! Maybe take a hike along one of the many nature trails at the ranch, learn fly casting at the fish pond, do some flyfishing right on the river, or perhaps skedaddle out to the ski resort town of Big Sky.  (FB L) DAY 6  320 GUEST RANCH – HELENA Head out of the hills and travel through the Valley of the Flowers where the great Native tribes once roamed—as well as the ancient dinosaurs! Visit the Museum of the Rockies and learn about Montana’s dinosaur fossil collection! Get back on the trail of Lewis and Clark, stopping at Missouri Headwaters State Park in Three Forks to see the source of the Missouri River. Then, board a boat to cruise through the towering limestone cliffs of the Gates of the Mountains. Look straight up to spot the Bighorn sheep scrambling up the rocks. Kick back on your own on Last Chance Gulch—main street Helena, the friendly former gold-mining town. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Helena (F) DAY 7  HELENA – WHITEFISH (2 NIGHTS) When first hearing about smokejumpers— parachuters that drop out of the sky to fight fires in America’s remote forests and

prairies—you might think they’re just made up characters for the movies, but their daring jobs are as real as they come. Learn all about these brave men and women during a visit to the country’s largest smokejumper base and Visitor Center in Missoula. Get the inside scoop on what it takes for this demanding occupation, including a visit to the Smokejumper Loft and ready room (seasonal).  Arrive in the old railroad town of Whitefish and browse the main street shops for the perfect cowboy souvenir.  (FB) Hotel: Grouse Mountain Lodge (SF) DAY 8  GLACIER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Only 25 glaciers remain in spectacular Glacier National Park, still slowly melting since the last Ice Age, and the most exciting way to see the amazing lakes and waterfalls left behind is on board one of the park’s original renovated red buses. As you “jam” up the Going-to-the-Sun Road, look out for giant white mountain goats and the Continental Divide. Head back to Whitefish and round up your compadres for a pizza dinner.  (FB D) DAY 9  WHITEFISH – SPOKANE F Bid ‘so long’ to Montana as you travel through Flathead country into Idaho. Stretch your legs and explore the resort town at the great lake of Coeur d’ Alene, once a French and Native American trade centre. Cross the border into Washington State. Gather your gang for a  Farewell Dinner  at a local restaurant tonight. (FB  FD) Hotel: The Davenport Hotel & Tower (Deluxe) DAY 10  DEPART SPOKANE Wish your partners ‘Happy Trails’ as your great Western round-up ends with a transfer to Spokane Airport or extend your stay at the Davenport Hotel. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Q Travel Style: Family Experiences Duration: 10 Days Pace: Lively From: US$2850 p.p. twin share Ref: DDRY Starts Billings

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Spokane Share Option

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Tue 15 Jul

2850 950

Sun 20 Jul

Tue 29 Jul

2850 950

Sun 3 Aug

Tue 12 Aug 2850 950

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2850 950

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US$285

Triple Room Reduction

US$275

Quad Room Reduction

US$410

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Western Frontiers Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of local cuisine with a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Take an interpretive walk among the geysers and hot springs at Yellowstone National Park.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Zion National Park Discover Zion Canyon’s dramatic towering cliffs. • Bryce Canyon National Park View the colourful and whimsical hoodoos. • Salt Lake City Enjoy an orientation tour including Temple Square. • Jackson Overnight in this authentic Old-West town. • Grand Teton National Park View soaring peaks and abundant wildlife. • Yellowstone National Park Spend two nights in America’s first National Park. • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of The West. • Black Hills View Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas n 2 three-course dinners n B Be My Guest dinner in Billings. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rapid City.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE LAS VEGAS E Welcome to Las Vegas! Check into your hotel and relax or maybe do some exploring. Perhaps visit exclusive shops, try your hand at a slot machine or simply relax by the pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas (F) DAY 2  LAS VEGAS – ZION & BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Depart the glittering neon gulch of Sin City for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and aweinspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Then it’s onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. (FB D) Hotel: BW Plus Canyon Grand Hotel (F)

DAY 3  BRYCE CANYON – SALT LAKE CITY Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah’s capital. See the famed Temple Square, the Mormon headquarters and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Mormon founder Brigham Young’s former home, followed by dinner at the Lion House, featuring pioneerstyle ambiance and home-style cuisine. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (SF) DAY 4  SALT LAKE CITY – JACKSON Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. This evening is free for you to explore. (FB L) Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole (F)

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T Travel Style: Discovery Duration: 10 Days Pace: Lively From: US$2395 p.p. twin share Ref: DWFT Starts Las Vegas Mon 19 May Mon 26 May Sat 31 May

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DAY 5  JACKSON – GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) 5  If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the lovely Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park with its snowcapped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. This afternoon, join a Local Expert to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 6  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. Today, explore the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see wandering herds of bison, elk and even the occasional grizzly bear. You’ll have the chance to stroll the boardwalks to view more of the park’s fantastical geothermal activity—and no trip to Yellowstone is complete without a sighting of Old Faithful as its waters arc up to 30 metres (100 feet) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars in one of the country’s most beautiful wild places. (FB) DAY 7  YELLOWSTONE – CODY – BILLINGS B Head north to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of The West. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country for a  Be My Guest dinner of local cuisine with a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. (FB BG) Hotel: The Crowne Plaza Billings (F) DAY 8  BILLINGS – LITTLE BIGHORN – RAPID CITY (2 NIGHTS) Today begins with a visit to Little Big Horn, the

infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City. (FB) Hotel: Adoba Eco Hotel & Suites (SF) DAY 9  BLACK HILLS EXCURSION F Discover the natural and manmade wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Oglala people. Return to Rapid City this afternoon before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.  (FB FD)

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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

DAY 10  DEPART RAPID CITY Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you can extend your stay, or continue to Denver International Airport for your flight home. If departing from Denver, please do not schedule flights before 9 p.m. (FB)

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Scenic Parks Explorer

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of local cuisine with a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Join an interpretive guide for a stroll in Yellowstone National Park. n Enjoy an informative presentation on the Grand Canyon.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Zion National Park Discover Zion Canyon’s dramatic towering cliffs. • Bryce Canyon National Park View the colourful and whimsical hoodoos. • Salt Lake City Enjoy an orientation tour including Temple Square. • Jackson Overnight in this authentic Old-West town. • Grand Teton National Park View soaring peaks and abundant wildlife. • Yellowstone National Park Stroll around the boardwalks to view the geysers, mud pots and bubbling pools in America’s first National Park. • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. • Little Bighorn Battlefield See the site of Custer’s Last Stand. • Black Hills View Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. • Denver Stay in the heart of America’s Mile High City. • Vail Stretch your legs in this charming alpine village. • Arches National Park View amazing natural rock formations. • Mesa Verde National Park Explore ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings. • Monument Valley Board an open-air vehicle to tour these iconic buttes and mesas. • Grand Canyon National Park Marvel at the sights from the South Rim.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 full breakfasts • 1 lunch • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas n 3 three-course dinners n B Be My Guest dinner in Billings n F Navajo Highlight Dinner with wine in Monument Valley n F Farewell Dinner with wine at the Grand Canyon

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DAY 1  ARRIVE LAS VEGAS F Welcome to Las Vegas! After checking in at the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a while by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas (F)

a  Local Expert to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP)

DAY 2  LAS VEGAS – ZION & BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Depart Las Vegas for the graceful slot canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it’s onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos—tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. (FB D) Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F)

DAY 6  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elks. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful’s waters arc over 30 metres (100 feet) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars. (FB)

DAY 3  BRYCE CANYON – SALT LAKE CITY Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah’s capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Brigham Young’s former home, followed by dinner at the Lion House, featuring pioneer-style ambiance and cuisine. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (SF)

DAY 7  YELLOWSTONE – CODY – BILLINGS B Head north to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country for a  Be My

DAY 4  SALT LAKE CITY – JACKSON Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. This evening is free for you to explore. (FB  L) Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole (F) DAY 5  JACKSON – GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) 5  Rise early for an optional guided raft trip to spot wildlife on the Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. Join

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado


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Guest  dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. (FB  BG) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Billings (F) DAY 8  BILLINGS – LITTLE BIGHORN – RAPID CITY (2 NIGHTS) Today begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City. (FB) Hotel: Adoba Eco Hotel & Suites (SF) DAY 9  BLACK HILLS EXCURSION Discover the natural and manmade wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Oglala people. Return to Rapid City this afternoon and join your travelling companions for dinner this evening.  (FB D) DAY 10  RAPID CITY – DENVER Cross some of the West’s most beautiful terrain today as you travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City. After getting settled at the hotel, enjoy the evening to relax. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (MD) DAY 11  DENVER – VAIL – ARCHES NATIONAL PARK – MOAB Ascend into the Rockies and stretch your legs in Vail before descending to magnificent Arches National Park. Here, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Tonight is on your own— your hotel is in the heart of Moab and close to all kinds of restaurants, whether you’re in the mood for family or fine dining tonight. Or if you’re in the mood for more excitement, choose an optional jetboat ride along the mighty Colorado with a tasty dinner included. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn (F) DAY 12  MOAB – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY F

Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. Head to Monument Valley for the night where you will be treated to a Navajo Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge (NP)

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US$375

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The Autumn Leaves Enjoy the unforgettable sight of stunning “Fall Foliage” on our September 4 - October 7 departures (as determined by Mother Nature). 

DAY 13  MONUMENT VALLEY – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK 5 F Marvel at Monument Valley’s landscape of towering sandstone buttes in special openair vehicles accompanied by a guide. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views along scenic Desert View Drive just hint at the most spectacular of all vistas—the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon unfolding before you. Meet with a Local Expert who will enlighten you about the more than two billion years of geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new life-long memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB FD) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 14  GRAND CANYON – DEPART LAS VEGAS If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. Hit the road again, stopping in Seligman and Kingman, Route 66 hotspots that have kept the old Mother Road’s culture alive. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a complimentary transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6:30 p.m. (FB)

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

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Autumn Colours New England Autumn Foliage

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Delight in a special lunch at Simon Pearce’s glassblowing workshop in a historic woolen mill in Quechee. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Learn about Bar Harbor’s lobster fishing and its history from a local fisherman. n Hear about local wildlife during a presentation from an expert in the scenic town of North Conway.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Bar Harbor Visit Acadia National Park and drive up to the top of Cadillac Mountain. • Acadia National Park Admire the view from the first place in the U.S. where you can see the sunrise. • Pinkham Notch See the wooded valley formed during the last ice age. • Castle in the Clouds Visit the mountaintop setting with views of Lake Winnipesaukee. • Quechee Stop at an historic woolen mill. • Woodstock Experience Vermont’s great agricultural heritage at Billings Farm & Museum. • Stockbridge Explore the Norman Rockwell Museum. • Lexington and Concord Visit the towns where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch in Quechee • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Boston   n 3 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Springfield

DAY 1  ARRIVE BOSTON E Welcome to Boston! Get settled at your hotel and then set out on your own to spot some of Boston’s historical sites or enjoy a stroll along the waterfront before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Omni Parker House (MD) DAY 2  BOSTON – MAINE COAST – BAR HARBOR (2 NIGHTS) 5  Begin your journey through the vibrant colours of a New England autumn with a trip up the coast to Maine. Pass by old whaling villages dotted with lighthouses and widows’ walks, the playgrounds of New England’s rich and famous, and rocky beaches pounded by the great Atlantic swells on your way to Bar Harbor on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Once home to the largest hotel in North America, Bar Harbor also played host to the grand summer homes of the American aristocracy, including the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Astors. This evening, join your travelling companions for a traditional Maine lobster dinner and learn about lobster fishing from a fisherman, your Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency (F) DAY 3  ACADIA NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION & BAR HARBOR FREE TIME At 464 metres (1,523 feet), Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the first spot in the

United States where you can see the sunrise. You won’t be getting up that early, but you still have plenty of time to admire the view from the top of the peak and then descend to discover the natural riches of New England’s only National Park. Marvel at granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples, their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp autumn air. Back in Bar Harbor enjoy an afternoon on your own. Sip a coffee by the sea, stroll the quaint Main Street or take an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay. (FB) DAY 4  BAR HARBOR – PINKHAM NOTCH – NORTH CONWAY 5 Bid farewell to the coast and travel over rolling hills ablaze with colour on your way to the wooded valley of Pinkham Notch, formed during the last ice age as glaciers scoured the earth. Late this afternoon, arrive in the pretty town of North Conway on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. After dinner, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging talk by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: North Conway Grand Hotel (F) DAY 5  NORTH CONWAY – LUDLOW (2 NIGHTS) Visit the Castle in the Clouds this morning for a tour of this breathtaking stone mansion with views to rival any. Crossing

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Lexington Green, Massachusetts


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into Vermont, spot the traditional wooden covered bridges, thick forests and rolling fields of the Green Mountain State. This afternoon arrive at the picturesque village of Ludlow and your mountain retreat. (FB D) Hotel: Jackson Gore Inn (F) DAY 6  WOODSTOCK EXCURSION B Enjoy a morning on the back roads of Vermont. Get a glimpse of agricultural life at the Billings Farm & Museum, a lovely estate that’s home to one of Vermont’s finest dairy producers. Woodstock has been called “the prettiest small town in America.” Stop at a historic woolen mill in Quechee that now houses the Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop. Relish a Be My Guest lunch featuring local ingredients delicately arranged on Simon Pearce’s beautiful stem and flatware and delve into the art and science of glassblowing. Later, enjoy the rest of the afternoon on your own in Ludlow. (FB BG)

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Minute Man, adjacent to Concord’s historic North Bridge. Stop at Lexington Green, which saw the first drops of blood spilled in what George Washington laconically called “the dispute with the British.” Then it’s back to Boston where you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or to the Omni Parker House if you’d like to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 4 p.m. (FB)

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US$110 p.p.

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US$200

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DAY 7  LUDLOW – SPRINGFIELD F From the Green Mountains, cross back into Massachusetts and the gorgeous Berkshires, alight in autumn with the fall colours that have made New England famous. Stop in Stockbridge to visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and learn about this beloved artist and his iconic paintings of small-town Americana. Continue on to Springfield, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River. This evening, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Springfield  Monarch Place Hotel (F) DAY 8  SPRINGFIELD – LEXINGTON & CONCORD – DEPART BOSTON Travel east to see the birthplace of the American Revolution and the “shot heard round the world” as made famous in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Concord Hymn.” The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first skirmishes in the American war for independence and these small towns are still rich in history. See the famous statue of the

Bar Harbor, Maine

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Historic Highlights

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Take in a presentation on the ecology of the Appalachian Mountains. n Visit the Amish countryside and learn about the traditional agriculture community. n For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Washington, D.C. See the famous memorials and sights. • Arlington National Cemetery View the cemetery of the nation’s heroes. • Mount Vernon Tour the home of President George Washington. • Williamsburg Step back in time to the eve of the American Revolution. • Yorktown Experience America’s beginnings through interactive exhibits. • Jamestown Explore the first permanent English settlement. • Richmond Visit St. John’s Church and walk the steps of Revolutionary heroes. • Monticello Enjoy a guided tour of President Thomas Jefferson’s home. • Shenandoah National Park Take in stunning views along Skyline Drive. • Harpers Ferry National Historic Park Discover this historic community. • Gettysburg National Military Park View the battlefields and the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. • Lancaster County Explore Pennsylvania Dutch Country, home to the Amish. • Philadelphia Discover the U.S. Constitution Center and Liberty Bell.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Washington, D.C. n 2 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Philadelphia

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DAY 1  ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the nation’s capital! Check into your hotel and spend your afternoon relaxing or set out on your own to take in some highlights of the nation’s capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Capital Hilton (SF) DAY 2  WASHINGTON, D.C. MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS – FREE TIME 5 Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation, joining a Local Expert to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the National Mall, stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery where many of America’s heroes rest. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to chart your own course through America’s capital city. (FB) DAY 3  WASHINGTON, D.C. – MOUNT VERNON – YORKTOWN – WILLIAMSBURG (2 NIGHTS) From the nation’s capital, travel to the home of its first president, George Washington,

on the banks of the Potomac River in Mount Vernon. Visit the Yorktown Victory Center and watch Revolutionary War history come alive. Delve even further into America’s past upon arriving in Williamsburg—settled in 1638 as Middle Plantation—where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner. (FB D) Hotel: DoubleTree Williamsburg (F) DAY 4  JAMESTOWN – COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Captain John Smith and his hardy band of 104 settlers established the first permanent English settlement in the New World—Jamestown. With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how rough life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. Walk through the lifesize re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain’s largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Chat with blacksmiths, take in a fife and drum parade, even engage in some

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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politicking with a costumed Federalist in the town square. (FB) DAY 5  WILLIAMSBURG – MONTICELLO – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK 5  Visit the very spot where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by Patrick Henry’s fiery “Give me liberty or give me death” speech when you visit St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. For a more genteel window into Jefferson’s life, explore Monticello (translating to “little mountain”), his neoclassical Italian estate perched atop a hill. Nearby, as the shadows lengthen over the Blue Ridge Mountains, take famed Skyline Drive into Shenandoah National Park to be inspired by the vistas that shaped the imaginations of early American settlers. With luck, you might even spot black bears, white-tailed deer or a peregrine falcon. Upon arrival at the hotel, receive a Local Expert presentation about the ecology of the area. (FB D) Hotel: Big Meadows Lodge (NP) DAY 6  SHENANDOAH – HARPERS FERRY – GETTYSBURG A small town with a big story, Harpers Ferry was home to the federal arsenal captured briefly by abolitionist John Brown’s small army. Brown and his men were soon defeated by a contingent of Marines led by Robert E. Lee, but the incident gave the West Virginia town a permanent place on the map of American history. Explore the quaint village on your own before travelling on to Gettysburg. Here you’ll immerse yourself in the narrative of the Civil War. Visit the incredible US$135 million Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, home to the breathtaking Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. (FB) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg (SF) DAY 7  GETTYSBURG – LANCASTER COUNTY – PHILADELPHIA 5 F Cannons blazing, trumpets sounding, the blue and the gray—join your Local Expert at the site of one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles. The events at Gettysburg—

where General George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia—turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was also the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. A short drive takes you from war to the peace of Lancaster’s traditional Amish agricultural community and meet with a Local Expert. Spend some time among their verdant fields and clapboard farmhouses before arriving in Philadelphia, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Stay in the heart of the city’s historic district, within walking distance of dozens of landmark buildings. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow American history enthusiasts for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Society Hill Hotel (SF)

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DAY 8  PHILADELPHIA – DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in one of the foremost cities of American history. Begin with a visit to the National Constitution Center—an interactive museum tracing the history of the U.S. Constitution and the effects it has had around the world. Then explore Independence National Historic Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Return to Washington, D.C., where a complimentary transfer connects you to Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan National Airport, or to the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 5:30 p.m. from Dulles International Airport or 6:30 p.m. from Ronald Reagan National Airport. (FB)

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Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit the Samuel Adams Brewery for a tour and tasting. • 5 Local Expert For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and New York City. • @ Authentic Accommodation Stay at an Historic Hotel of America and landmark of Boston since 1855.

Sightseeing Highlights • Washington, D.C. Explore the main attractions; take pictures of the White House, view the Capitol, Washington Monument and visit the Lincoln and World War II Memorials. • Arlington National Cemetery Learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. • Philadelphia Explore Independence National Historic Park, including the Liberty Bell. View Independence Hall, the site where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the United States Constitution was drafted. • New York City Enjoy a tour of the city’s famous attractions including Battery Park and views of the Statue of Liberty. Look out on it all from the Top of the Rock observation deck. • Newport Tour the Vanderbilts’ opulent mansion, The Breakers. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Washington, D.C. on an expert guided tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America’s favourite East Coast metropolises begins in the nation’s capital. Get settled at your hotel and step out on your own to get acquainted with this capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (MD) DAY 2  WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 m Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you join a Local Expert on your Small Group Sightseeing tour to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Next, visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city—visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle neighbourhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. (FB)

DAY 3  WASHINGTON, D.C. – PHILADELPHIA – NEW YORK CITY (2 NIGHTS) Travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where you can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore the Independence National Historic Park. Then it’s on to New York City. Take it easy or venture out to the pulsating streets of Times Square before a delicious dinner at a Manhattan restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: New York Hilton Midtown (SF) DAY 4  NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 Take a bite of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a Local Expert. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visit Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France. Then ride the elevator to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy—take in a

• 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Washington, D.C. n 2 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Boston

First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 7 nights First Class accommodation

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The Breakers, Rhode Island Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest cities. (FB) DAY 5  NEW YORK CITY – BOSTON (3 NIGHTS) I @ Boston is awash in history, from the Old North Church—made famous in Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride—to the Cambridge campus of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institute of higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. This afternoon, get to know Boston’s most famous beer, a Local Speciality, with a tour and tasting at the Samuel Adams Brewery. In Boston at your Authentic Accommodation, The Omni Parker House. The hotel’s legendary ‘Saturday Club’ was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature—Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Longfellow. (FB D) Hotel: Omni Parker House (MD) DAY 6  BOSTON AT LEISURE Explore Boston on your own today. Rise early and hit the streets—or sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a copy of the Boston Globe. Explore many of the city’s most famous sights. Stroll the green spaces of the Boston

Common and take a summer-time ride on one of the famous Swan Boats in the Public Garden, get lucky enough to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, or discover the continental art collection at the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, designed to resemble a 15th-century Venetian palace. (FB) DAY 7  NEWPORT EXCURSION F Once the destination of choice of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the beautiful seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of architectural landmarks and entertaining stories of life among the 19th-century rich and famous. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his “cottage.” Tonight in Boston, raise a glass with your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 8  DEPART BOSTON A complimentary transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or extend your stay at the Omni Parker House. (FB)

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The Liberty Bell, Pennsylvania

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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OF LIBERTY INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Make your own customised chocolate bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World. • 5 Local Expert Visit the Amish countryside and learn about the traditional agriculture community. n For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Washington, D.C. Explore the capital city’s landmarks and memorials. • Arlington National Cemetery Learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. • Philadelphia Tour Independence National Historic Park, home to the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center and Independence Hall. • Lancaster County Travel through Amish Country by horsedrawn wagon. • Hershey Visit Chocolate World and make your own chocolate bar. • Gettysburg National Military Park Visit the new Civil War exhibits and learn about the famous battle and Lincoln’s speech. • Shenandoah National Park Enjoy a walk through the park, roast marshmallows and listen to stories around a bonfire. • Charlottesville Learn about 18th century tavern life at historic Michie Tavern. • Williamsburg Explore the early Colonial capital, listen to ghostly legends from a storyteller on an evening candlelight tour. • Jamestown Visit the first permanent English settlement on the continent and step aboard a replica of one of the ships that sailed from England. • Mount Vernon Discover the plantation home of George and Martha Washington, America’s first presidential family.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) E Ghosts and heroes, ammunition and battle strategies, chocolate making and barbecue— you’re sure to have a blast as history comes alive on this patriotic adventure! Check into your hotel and then set out on your own to explore the nation’s capital. At 6 p.m. gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C  Downtown Hotel DAY 2  WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5  Join a Local Expert for a tour of the capital and all its famous landmarks. View the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Capitol and the White House. You’ll be awed as you walk right up to the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and hear all about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. You get the rest of the afternoon to explore wherever you want. Maybe visit one of the world’s greatest museums—the Smithsonian Institution; check out the space vehicles at the National Air and Space Museum or look up at the bellies of the gigantic dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History, just for starters. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant.  (FB D)

DAY 3  WASHINGTON, D.C. – PHILADELPHIA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Follow in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, the great inventor and statesman, as you travel to Philadelphia. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market, an old train shed opened in 1892 that now houses a huge marketplace and food stands serving up yummy local delights. With so many choices, you may need a while to decide which treats you want to try—maybe dig into an authentic Philly Cheesesteak or a piping hot Pennsylvania Dutch apple dumpling. Continue on to the Independence National Historic Park and visit the National Constitution Center. Ever wonder why the Liberty Bell cracked? You’ll find out when you visit the giant bell on display in its own pavilion. View Independence Hall where Franklin and the other founding fathers started the country’s favourite national holiday with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the friendly “City of Brotherly Love.”  (FB) Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown (F) DAY 4  PHILADELPHIA – LANCASTER COUNTY – HERSHEY – GETTYSBURG 5 I F Set out this morning for the rolling countryside of Lancaster County. Learn about an entirely different way of life without technology as you ride back in time aboard a horse-drawn

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 2 lunches • 5 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Washington, D.C. n 2 three-course dinners n F Historical Highlight Dinner with drinks in Gettysburg n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Williamsburg

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wagon and learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Amish with a Local Expert. Then, be treated to an Amish family-style lunch. Travel on to yet another world—Hershey’s Chocolate World that is—where you’ll learn the chocolate making process and everyone will get to try their hand at this Local Speciality and make their own customised chocolate candy bars! Tonight, remember Abraham Lincoln as you settle into historic Gettysburg. Enjoy a historical Highlight Dinner at the “most haunted” 19th century Farnsworth House Inn with a special guest. (FB L HD) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg (SF) DAY 5  GETTYSBURG – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK 5  “Four score and seven years ago,” Gettysburg was one of the most important battlegrounds in the Civil War where President Lincoln gave his remarkable Gettysburg Address. Tour the battlefield with a Local Expert  and be amazed by the greatest collection of Civil War relics at the US$135 million Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Then, leave the war behind and travel into the peaceful mountains to Shenandoah National Park. Walk with a guide who will teach you about the history, wildlife and native plants in the park. After a hearty barbecue dinner, settle in around a crackling bonfire and listen to a local storyteller bring the legends of Shenandoah to life. Then, challenge your fellow travellers in a contest to see who can toast the ultimate golden marshmallow for the best s’more ever.  (FB D) Hotel: Skyland Resort (NP) DAY 6  SHENANDOAH – CHARLOTTESVILLE – WILLIAMSBURG (2 NIGHTS) Oh Shenandoah…Too bad we have to say farewell so soon. Roll on down picturesque Skyline Drive as you head on over to Charlottesville for a Southern lunch at historic Michie Tavern and get a peek into 18th century tavern life. Continue on to Williamsburg, the early Colonial capital. This evening, don’t be spooked when you walk by candlelight with a storyteller narrating the ghostly legends of the “Hauntings of Williamsburg.” (FB L) Hotel: DoubleTree Williamsburg (F)

DAY 7  JAMESTOWN & COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG SIGHTSEEING F Hear ye, Hear ye! Get up and get going to visit Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how rough life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. History comes alive as you meet costumed characters and walk through the life-size re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain’s largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Get in the spirit along Gloucester Street where townspeople in character go about their daily lives in faithfully restored shops, taverns and homes. Tonight, feast on a Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends.  (FB FD) DAY 8  WILLIAMSBURG – MOUNT VERNON – DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. Be assured that George Washington really did sleep here with this morning’s visit to Mount Vernon, the home and final resting place of George Washington. Kids, search for clues to solve the nine different puzzles with the special map you will receive as you tour the mansion and gardens, walk along the forest trail and meet the farm animals. Return to Washington, D.C. where your journey ends with a complimentary transfer to the airport or to the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 6 p.m. from Ronald Reagan National Airport or 7 p.m. from Dulles International Airport. (FB)

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East Coast Town & Country Retreat

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Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Learn all about the Battle of Gettysburg during a visit to the Military Park. n For included sightseeing in New York City and Washington, D.C. • l Unique Insight See Thomas Jefferson’s impressive book collection at the Library of Congress. • @ Authentic Accommodation Stay alongside the Bedford Springs at a luxury resort where 10 U.S. Presidents have stayed, seven of whom visited during their presidency.

Sightseeing Highlights • New York City See the sights on a guided city tour; experience the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. • Lancaster County Appreciate the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle; enjoy a stop at the Kitchen Kettle Village for some shopping. • Gettysburg Visit the historical battlefield with an expert guide. • Washington, D.C. Learn about the nation’s capital on a guided tour; pay tribute at the Arlington National Cemetery. • m Small Group Sightseeing See Washington, D.C. on a guided tour with a group of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

Dining Highlights • 8 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in New York n 2 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Washington, D.C.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to New York City! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing from your travels or explore this great metropolis on your own. At 5:30 pm, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: New York Hilton Midtown (SF) DAY 2  NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING 5  Embark on a city tour exploring the Big Apple with a Local Expert and discover the most vibrant features of this remarkable metropolis. See Times Square, Rockefeller Center and many more famous Manhattan sites. Drive through the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, getting a glimpse into these eclectic neighbourhoods. Enjoy the evening at leisure offering endless opportunities in the city that never sleeps. Catch a Broadway show or dine at one of the unlimited choices of delectable restaurants. (FB) DAY 3  NEW YORK CITY AT LEISURE The day is yours at leisure to take on the city as you please. Enjoy a long walk in beautiful Central Park, head to Fifth Avenue for some of the city’s best shopping, visit the moving 9-11 Memorial, or just explore the bustling streets soaking up the atmosphere. Tonight, finish your New York adventure with dinner in Manhattan. (FB D)

DAY 4  NEW YORK CITY – LANCASTER COUNTY – BEDFORD (2 NIGHTS) @  Travel through the green landscapes of Pennsylvania as you make your way to Amish Country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. View the verdant fields and clapboard farmhouses before stopping at the Kitchen Kettle Village, a shopping village with 32 unique stores. Experience the heritage of the Amish people, browse the handmade products and soak up the local culture. Perhaps try a local favourite like “chowchow” or “shoe-fly pie.” Then journey onward to the town of Bedford to your Authentic Accommodation and luxury FourDiamond hotel sitting alongside the Bedford Springs. You are welcomed with afternoon tea followed by a tour of the historic property and resort where for more than 200 years, the eight mineral springs located on the property have served as an important gathering place. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the resort with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: Omni Bedford Springs Resort (SF) DAY 5  BEDFORD AT LEISURE Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the scenic Cumberland Valley. Relax or take advantage of the resort’s many optional activities such as hiking, biking or fly-fishing. This afternoon, delight in a cooking demonstration by one of the hotel’s expert chefs complete with a tasting of the delicious creations. (FB)

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DAY 6  BEDFORD – GETTYSBURG – WASHINGTON, D.C. (3 NIGHTS) 5 Bid farewell to Bedford and continue to the historical site of Gettysburg. Join your Local Expert for a tour at the site of one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles. The events at Gettysburg—where General George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia—turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. Arrive in the nation’s capital and enjoy the evening on your own to explore the offerings of Washington, D.C. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C.  Downtown Hotel (MD) DAY 7  WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 m l Today, immerse yourself in the proud heritage

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of a nation as you view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall with a Local Expert on a Small Group Sightseeing tour. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Visit the Library of Congress for a Unique Insight, the book collection of Thomas Jefferson. In 1814, Jefferson offered to sell his book collection to the Library of Congress after the British burned Congress and the nation’s Capital. His was the largest private collection at the time, and was purchased for US$23,950 in 1815. Today, only a third of the original 6,487 volumes remain after a second fire to the Library in 1851. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB)

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DAY 8  WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING F Rise for a second day of discoveries in Washington, D.C. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Pay tribute to those who dedicated their lives to the American ideals at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesite. This afternoon is at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city—visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around the Dupont Circle neighbourhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. This evening, a special Farewell Dinner awaits you and your travel companions—the perfect ending to your time together. (FB FD) DAY 9  DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. Your trip comes to an end with a transport to Ronald Reagan Airport or Dulles International Airport or extend your stay at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel. (FB)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Join your Cuban host for the evening at his restaurant as he effortlessly transports you from Miami to Havana for a fascinating and charming evening of Cuban hospitality, music and delicious traditional cuisine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Join a guide for a walking tour of Little Havana.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Miami Discover the neighbourhood of Little Havana. • The Everglades Take a unique thrill ride over the Everglades grasslands on an airboat. • Ybor City Stroll the Ybor City Saturday Market, in Tampa’s Latin District, offering produce, gourmet foods, sauces, fresh baked breads, prepared foods, orchids and herbs. • Tampa Experience many of Tampa’s best shopping sites and Busch Gardens Theme Park. • Florida Aquarium Explore and learn about marine life at the Florida Aquarium. • Orlando Explore the U.S. home to the best theme parks, water parks, shopping malls, dining and natural attractions.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 5 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Miami n B Be My Guest Dinner in Miami n F Highlight Dinner in Tampa n 1 threecourse dinner n F Farewell Dinner in Orlando

DAY 1  ARRIVE MIAMI (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Miami, where the summers sizzle and each winter the city becomes a mecca for actors, songwriters and high rollers. The spicy town is home to South Beach, the Art Deco District, worldrenowned shopping, trendy nightlife and zesty Little Havana. Get settled at your beachfront hotel before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions at 6 pm for a Kick-off Party at the hotel. (KP) Hotel: South Beach Marriott (SF) DAY 2  MIAMI FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING 5 B This morning, there is time to explore South Beach, with its world-famous Art Deco style architecture, or cruise along Lincoln Avenue, one of the finest open-air shopping experiences, known as the “Fifth Avenue of the South.” Breezy walkways lure shoppers from haute boutiques to top fashion stores, alongside cosy pavement café dining. This afternoon, embark on a walking tour in Little Havana with a Local Expert. Later, the Cuban owner of a popular Little Havana restaurant welcomes you for a Be My Guest dinner. Adults may indulge in a glass of Sangria before tasting the Cuban influenced cuisine. After dinner and desert, revel in an invigorating and fun dance lesson. (FB BG)

DAY 3  MIAMI FREE TIME Today is yours to do as you please in Miami. If being outdoors is up your alley, choose to explore Bayside Marketplace, take a cruise along Millionaire’s Row or soak up some sunshine out on Miami Beach. If you’d rather, enjoy a day of shopping at the Dolphin Mall, Miami-Dade County’s most exciting and largest retail value shopping centre. Kids and adults, alike, are sure to be amused as the mall blends the hottest concepts in themed entertainment and dining with an unparalleled offering of more than 240 valueoriented stores. Count on a diverse selection of stores for all sorts of interests. (FB) DAY 4  MIAMI – THE EVERGLADES – TAMPA (3 NIGHTS) Say adios to Miami and travel across the state to Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Along the way, stop for a super exciting airboat adventure through the Everglades, catching glimpses of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. Let your spirit soar, viewing wildlife and nature in its natural habitat. This afternoon, explore the Miramar Outlets, a fun outdoor shopping experience, or simply relax by the hotel swimming pool. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Tampa (MD) DAY 5  TAMPA SIGHTSEEING F Known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter for over a century, Ybor City exudes an exotic blend

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of aromas, flavours, sights and sounds.  From the scent of roasting Cuban coffee early in the morning to the rhythms of Latin music late into the night, Ybor is a feast for the senses. Stroll the the city’s Saturday Market, located in Tampa’s Historic District. The market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for locally produced items unique to the Tampa Bay area. This afternoon, head to the Florida Aquarium! Explore for a bit on your own and then gather for a special behind-the-scenes private guided tour after the aquarium closes to the public. Tonight, dig in at a Highlight Dinner with your travelling buddies. (FB HD) DAY 6  BUSCH GARDENS THEME PARK The entire family will thrill over some of Florida’s best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows and animal encounters at Busch Gardens today! The African-themed park is one of America’s largest zoological institutions, with 335 acres and more than 2,700 animals. (FB) DAY 7  TAMPA – ORLANDO (3 NIGHTS) Spend your morning relaxing or perusing the International Mall & Westshore Plaza. This afternoon, travel east from the coastal shores of Tampa to Orlando. Tonight, enjoy a poolside party with your newfound friends at the hotel’s awesome pool! (FB  D) Hotel: Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate (D) DAY 8  ORLANDO THEME PARK Today choose one of Orlando’s biggest theme parks. An all-day pass to Disney Parks,

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Universal Studios, or SeaWorld is yours for the taking. Mickey Mouse, movie-making or marine mammals…decisions, decisions! (FB) DAY 9  ORLANDO FREE TIME F Orlando offers hours and hours of fun things to do with your family and today is yours to discover it all on your own. Perhaps take an optional trip to exciting Kennedy Space Center, NASA’s launch headquarters, the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a simulated launch. Perhaps spend some time shopping on International Drive at the Premium Outlets. If you haven’t had your fill of southern Florida’s awesome theme parks, return for more play time, splash around at a local water park or hang out at your resort’s amazing pool. Tonight, celebrate the end of a fantastic Floridian holiday with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 10  DEPART ORLANDO Say goodbye to the Sunshine State today, as your guided holiday comes to an end. Extend your stay at the Omni Orlando Resort or take your complimentary transfer to the Orlando International Airport. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Savour a Southern style reception and dinner at a private Natchez Mansion. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit an authentic cotton plantation. • 5 Local Expert For included sightseeing in Memphis and New Orleans.

Sightseeing Highlights • Nashville Explore the city; enjoy a special meeting with a member of Johnny Cash’s family; visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and take a tour of Studio B; attend a live recording at the Grand Ole Opry. • Memphis Explore the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll”; enjoy a private tour of the Rock and Soul Museum. • Graceland Visit Elvis Presley’s estate, collections and gravesite. • Natchez Tour the city and visit a historic antebellum mansion. • Oak Alley Visit this historic plantation and tour the beautiful mansion. • Frogmore Plantation Learn about past and present cotton production. • New Orleans Stroll through the historic French Quarter and Garden District; visit an above-ground cemetery. • m Small Group Sightseeing See New Orleans on an expert guided tour with a group of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

Dining Highlights • 9 full breakfasts • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Nashville n 1 tapas and wine dinner n F Highlight Dinner in Memphis n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Natchez n F Highlight Dinner with wine at New Orleans School of Cooking n F Farewell Dinner with wine in New Orleans

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Graceland, Tennessee DAY 1  ARRIVE NASHVILLE (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Music City! Get settled at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to explore. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception at a downtown honky-tonk with a whiskey and moonshine tasting. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Hotel (SF) DAY 2  NASHVILLE – GRAND OLE OPRY No visit to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. See memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks as you explore this shrine to country music. Nobody told a story quite like Johnny Cash, and that tradition continues during a private performance and discussion with Johnny and June’s son, John Carter Cash. John Carter (or a member of his family) entertains with his own original music, as well as a few numbers made famous by his legendary family. Ask your own questions about the legend at a meet and greet. Wrap up your exploration of musical history with a tour of RCA’s Studio B, one of the world’s most successful recording studios where such musicians as Elvis Presley recorded their sounds. Explore the world’s country music capital, starting with Music Row, the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, and home to the record labels, radio stations and recording studios. Attend a live taping at the Grand Ole Opry, home to America’s longest-running live radio program. Before the show, enjoy a tapas and wine dinner. (FB D) DAY 3  NASHVILLE – MEMPHIS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE (2 NIGHTS) 5  Delight in some time at leisure this morning before hitting the highway to Memphis in the Mississippi Delta. Upon arrival, a Local Expert joins you with stories about Beale Street and Sun Studios, the Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll. See the hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and savour the late-afternoon light on the Big Muddy. Enjoy the evening at leisure to sample some Southern cookin’ and check out some live music. (FB) Hotel: Memphis Marriott Downtown (SF)

DAY 4  GRACELAND EXCURSION F Graceland is as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great Elvis Presley. From the flowers and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. Marvel at the Jungle Room, the private jets, custom cars and walls full of gold and platinum records. Stroll the grounds and you just might find yourself humming “Blue Suede Shoes;” if so, don’t worry, there’s leisure time this afternoon to pick up a pair before joining your travelling companions for a Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) DAY 5  MEMPHIS – NATCHEZ (2 NIGHTS) B This morning, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before it opens to the rest of the public. Then, through an authentic presentation of music, art, artefacts and video, a visit to the B.B. King Museum will enlighten your senses to the life and music of one of the most accomplished musicians of our time. Then depart for Natchez. Founded by the French in 1716, Natchez was home to a flowering antebellum culture. Tonight, step back in time with a private tour of a Renaissance Revival mansion with a local Natchez storyteller. An authentic Be My Guest experience will begin as your host welcomes you with a cocktail reception, takes you on a guided tour of the elegant Southern

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of the plantation owners. Late this afternoon, arrive in New Orleans. This evening, visit the New Orleans School of Cooking located in the heart of the French Quarter. Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a fun cooking class before enjoying your culinary creations during a Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: New Orleans Marriott (SF)

Creole Cuisine home, then escorts you to an authentic and specially prepared ballroom dinner. (FB BG) Hotel: Natchez Eola Hotel (F) DAY 6  NATCHEZ SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE I Along the river lie the great cotton fields of the South. Stop at Frogmore Plantation & Gins to learn about the White Gold of the Mississippi Delta. With your costumed hosts, tour a reconstructed 19th-century cotton plantation and compare it to the modern-day operation that produces more than 900 bales of the Local Speciality each day. Spend the day taking in more of the nation’s Southern history in Natchez. See the gracious homes overlooking the river and enjoy a tour of palatial Stanton Hall, built by a Natchez plantation owner. Enjoy this evening at leisure. (FB) DAY 7  NATCHEZ – OAK ALLEY – NEW ORLEANS (3 NIGHTS) F From Natchez, travel to the countryside to marvel at Oak Alley Plantation. This classic antebellum home sits on the Mississippi River and amazes visitors with its quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old live oak trees. In this grand dame of Southern mansions, learn about the lives

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

6 These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

DAY 8  NEW ORLEANS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE m 5  Delight in a hearty New Orleans breakfast and coffee before today’s exploration of the Crescent City. Join a Small Group Sightseeing tour with a Local Expert and see the atmospheric French Quarter and Jackson Square, originally called Place d’Armes when it was the centre of the old city, and tour one of the city’s above ground cemeteries. Then it’s out to the lovely Garden District, home to some of the best preserved Southern mansions in the United States. This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own: grab a po’ boy or some fresh beignets, stroll down Bourbon Street or hit the lively waterfront area. (FB) DAY 9  NEW ORLEANS AT LEISURE F Enjoy a leisurely day to explore this vibrant city. If you’re feeling adventurous, head out to the bayou for a guided tour deep into the swamps. Look out for alligators! Or stay downtown and stroll Magazine Street, visit Marie Laveau’s Historic Voodoo Museum or catch a little jazz piano while cooling off and watching the world go by. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of the Two Sisters. (FB FD) DAY 10  DEPART NEW ORLEANS Extend your stay at the New Orleans Marriott or say ‘Au Revoir’ to the Big Easy this morning with a complimentary transfer provided to New Orleans International Airport. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Join your host for the evening at his Miami restaurant for a taste of Little Havana during a charming and exciting evening of Cuban hospitality, music and dance. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Watch a Key Lime Pie making demonstration. • 5 Local Expert Enjoy a lecture in Naples on the fragile ecosystem of the Everglades; hear about the threat on manatees, dolphins and turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. n For included sightseeing in Miami’s Little Havana and Art Deco District.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • St. Augustine Take a ride on the Trolley, see the Nombre de Dios Mission, old St. Augustine Village and the oldest wooden school in the Americas. • Cocoa Beach Visit the hometown of many east coast surfing champions located on a barrier island, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River Lagoon. • Space Coast Visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center; relive the historic Apollo 8 launch experience on a simulated Space Shuttle launch; experience the Astronaut Hall of Fame. • Miami Discover the Art Deco District, South Beach and Little Havana. • Florida Keys Enjoy a scenic drive along the “Road to Paradise” from Key Largo down to Key West. • Key West Spend two relaxing nights at the southernmost point of the U.S. • Everglades Traverse this World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve; board an airboat to view endemic wildlife up close. • Naples Relax with two nights and enjoy the gentle pace and tropical ambiance of Florida’s Paradise Coast. • Fort Meyers Join a private tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estate with its beautiful historic buildings and award-winning gardens. • Apollo Beach Observe manatees in their natural habitat from a variety of viewing platforms.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 full breakfasts • 2 lunches • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Orlando n 1 three-course dinner n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Miami n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Naples n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Tampa

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DAY 1  ARRIVE ORLANDO E Welcome to the Sunshine State! Relax or explore your resort with its breathtakingly beautiful tropical gardens and signature atriums that recreate three Florida environments—from the gently rising mists of the Everglades, to the funky and vibrant island revelry of Key West, to the Spanishinfused, old-world charm of St. Augustine. At 6 p.m. join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Gaylord Palms Resort (MD) DAY 2  ORLANDO – ST. AUGUSTINE – COCOA BEACH (2 NIGHTS) Travel north to St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. An orientation tour introduces you to its charming cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley to hear tales and interesting trivia from conductors, as they bring 500 years of American history to life. If you like, relive the story of the first settlement in North America and visit Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. Experience early St. Augustine as you visit old St. Augustine Village, featuring houses from the 18th and 19th centuries and the oldest wooden school in the Americas. Arrive at your beachfront hotel on beautiful Cocoa Beach. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront (SF) DAY 3  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Explore the Kennedy Space Center on a private NASA coach for a panoramic view of space shuttle launch pads at the LC-39 Observation Gantry. Then experience the historic Apollo 8 launch and marvel at a massive 364-foot-long Saturn V moon rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. At the IMAX theatre, the dream of spaceflight comes alive with a wall of sound, a five-story screen and realistic 3-D special effects featuring dramatic footage shot by NASA astronauts during actual missions—you will feel like you’re floating alongside them! End your space journey at lunch where you are joined by a veteran astronaut from NASA’s famous Astronaut Corps. This afternoon, see why Cocoa Beach is known as the surfing capital of the East Coast. (FB L)

DAY 4  COCOA BEACH – MIAMI (2 NIGHTS) This morning, visit the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, complete with the sights, sounds and experiences of the famous astronauts who first ventured into the frontiers of space. Explore a rare collection of astronaut artefacts and see remarkable displays, exhibits and tributes dedicated to the heroes. Then travel along the coast through West Palm Beach and Jupiter before arriving in Miami. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Miami (F) DAY 5  MIAMI SIGHTSEEING 5 B Start out on a walking tour of the historic Art Deco District with a Local Expert. Discover the architectural crown jewels of South Beach’s one-square-mile of traditional Art Deco in the first 20th century neighbourhood to be recognised by the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll also view the area’s most infamous residence, Casa Casuarina, once the home of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. This evening, meet in Little Havana for a walking tour with a Local Expert. The Cuban owner of a popular Little Havana restaurant welcomes you tonight for a private Be My Guest dinner. Indulge in a glass of Sangria while the host enlightens you on the influences Cuban cuisine has in Little Havana. After some appetisers, sit down for a dinner featuring some classic Cuban dishes, followed by a cup of Café Con Leche and homemade Cuban dessert and traditional dance. (FB BG)

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DAY 6  MIAMI – KEY WEST (2 NIGHTS) Head south this morning along the fabled “Road to Paradise”—the Florida Keys Scenic Highway. With the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the Gulf of Mexico on your right, the highway winds through vistas of natural beauty and areas rich in history, legends and stunning views. Stop at the Dolphin Research Center to say hello to dolphins and sea lions before arriving in Key West where your hotel is at the southernmost point of the continental United States. Tonight, join the Sunset Celebration festivities in Mallory Square at the historic Key West waterfront and see the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico. (FB) Hotel: Southernmost Hotel (MF)

how it affects the entire world. In Fort Myers, join a historian who leads you on a private visit to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, a 20-acre National Register Historic Site featuring historical buildings, award-winning historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the beautiful grounds of the estate. Afterward, there is free time to stroll around Naples’ Fifth Avenue South with its boutiques and art galleries or head a few blocks away and do it all again along Third Street South. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner served at one of the restaurants at the The Village over the waters of Venetian Bay. (FB L HD)

DAY 7  KEY WEST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I This morning, learn about (and sample!) the history of the Keys’ favourite dessert and Local Speciality, the Key Lime Pie. Then explore Key West aboard the world-famous Conch Train Tour and discover Key West Historic District’s many points of interest including world famous Duval Street, the Key West Bight, West Martello Fort, and much more. The rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests. Key West is known for its amazing variety of aquatic and land-based activities. Not sure what kind of activities you want to do? Not a problem—your Travel Director is happy to help. (FB)

DAY 10  NAPLES – SARASOTA – TAMPA F This morning, tour the dazzling palatial mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, of John and Mable Ringling (of circus fame). With a guide, discover this tribute to the American Dream reflecting the splendour and romance of Italy. Afterward, visit the Circus Museum celebrating the American circus, its history, and unique relationship to Sarasota. A special Farewell Dinner celebration is served tonight—the perfect ending to your Floridian holiday. (FB FD) Hotel: InterContinental Tampa (MD)

DAY 8  KEY WEST – EVERGLADES – NAPLES (2 NIGHTS) Today, embark on a thrilling airboat excursion through the Everglades. It’s an exciting ride through the saw grass prairies and mangrove wilderness. Get up-close with alligators, manatees, native wildlife and a variety of birds, such as the Blue Heron, American Egret, Bald Eagle and Osprey. Arrive in Naples this afternoon. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Naples (F) DAY 9  NAPLES SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 F This morning, meet a Local Expert to hear about the Everglades ecosystem and learn

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6 These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

DAY 11  TAMPA – DEPART ORLANDO Visit the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach. From a variety of observation platforms, you may get a chance to view manatees gathering in the clean, warm water when the temperature of Tampa Bay is warm enough. (This is a seasonal visit, generally November 1st through April 15th). Then it’s time to bid farewell to the Sunshine State. Your Florida trail ends at Orlando International Airport or the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando for those wishing to extend their stay in Orlando. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

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New York Zest & New England’s Best INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Learn about the production of mead— honey wine—and sample a taste with your lunch, a meal comprised of local New Hampshire ingredients. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Experience the flavours of New York City on a food tasting tour. n Visit a cranberry bog. n Try a variety of local cheeses at the Cabot Creamery. n Visit a local cidery and sample fresh apple cider. n Witness the making of “sugar on snow.” n Learn about the creation of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and taste this sweet treat. • 5 Local Expert Learn about the ecology of the White Mountains during a presentation by a naturalist in North Conway. n For included sightseeing in New York City and Nantucket.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • New York City See the city’s main highlights on a guided tour. • Newport Tour the Breakers Mansion. • New Bedford Visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum and learn about the history of whaling in America. • Cape Cod Ferry to Nantucket for a guided tour. • Essex Junction Participate in a chef’s demonstration class. • Vermont Countryside Sample cider from a local mill; savour the creamy products of Cabot Creamery; indulge with tastings of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. • Montpelier Tour and taste the flavours available at a local maple syrup farm. • Boston Discover the city on a sightseeing tour.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with wine at Moonlight Meadery • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in New York n 3 three-course dinners n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Essex Junction n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Boston

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts DAY 1  ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to New York City! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing from your travels or do a little exploring of this great metropolis on your own. At 5:30 pm gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: New York Hilton Midtown (SF) DAY 2  NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING 5 I Take a bite of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a Local Expert. See the towering Empire State Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. This afternoon, sample the tastes of New York on a food-themed Local Speciality tour of a city famous for its edible offerings. The evening is yours to enjoy—take in a Broadway show or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of “the city so nice they named it twice.” (FB) DAY 3  NEW YORK CITY – NEWPORT Spend the morning wrapping up your New York stay with some time on your own. Then head for New England and travel up the coast to the city of Newport. Step into the Gilded Age here, once the destination of choice for the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies—the titans of industry. Today, this beautiful seaside town offers history aficionados a wealth of architectural landmarks and entertaining stories of life among the 19th-century rich and famous. See rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring the Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his “cottage.” This evening, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: Newport Marriott (SF) DAY 4  NEWPORT – NEW BEDFORD – CAPE COD/HYANNIS (2 NIGHTS) I Continue your exploration of New England with a stop at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Walk the scale models of the

whaling ships and see the skeleton of a whale up close. Following New Bedford, take a guided bog tour at a cranberry farm, a New England Local Speciality. This evening, arrive at Cape Cod in Hyannis. Settle into beach life at dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Hyannis Harbor Hotel (F) DAY 5  NANTUCKET SIGHTSEEING 5 Ferry from Cape Cod to the picturesque island of Nantucket. Upon arrival on the island, embark on a tour with a Local Expert. See the cobblestone streets and quintessential island cottages; the iconic Sankaty Head Lighthouse that stands at the eastern end of the island; take in the pristine sandy beaches, diverse outdoor attractions and historical and cultural draws—the artists’ community and other one-of-a-kind boutiques. After spending some time on this island paradise, head back to Hyannis. (FB) DAY 6  CAPE COD – KENNEBUNKPORT – NORTH CONWAY 5  Head inland toward the pretty town of North Conway on the edge of the White Mountain

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National Forest. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple, mountain ash and white birch, keep your eyes peeled for some of the wildlife that call this area home. Stop in the town of Kennebunkport before finishing your drive through scenic New Hampshire to North Conway.  This evening, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort (F) DAY 7  NORTH CONWAY – ESSEX JUNCTION (2 NIGHTS) I Savour the foods of New England today. Head across the landscapes of Vermont and sample the flavours of this region at each stop. First, visit the Cabot Creamery, a family-owned farm producing a variety of cheeses. Observe the process before sampling a few varieties of the Local Speciality for yourself. Next, visit a cidery producing apple cider, also a Local Speciality, and learn about the craft. And, of course, a tasting follows! Finish your culinary tour of Vermont with a stop at Ben & Jerry’s, the ice cream makers whose funky flavours have taken them from one Vermont store to a world-wide name. They originated here, making them your third Vermont Local Speciality, and you will see where it all began along with a sample of a few favourite flavours. After a day of tastings, arrive at your resort. (FB) Hotel: The Essex Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 8  ESSEX JUNCTION FREE TIME F Enjoy a day on your own. Choose to take advantage of your resort’s outdoor activity offerings. Set off on foot or on bike to catch the sights on a nearby trail or head into downtown Burlington to capitalise on the cultural scene. You may prefer to relax and spend time at the resort’s spa. This evening, gather at the resort for a cooking class and chef demonstration at a Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) DAY 9  ESSEX JUNCTION – BOSTON (2 NIGHTS) I B Make your way to Morse Maple Farm for a tour and tasting of a famous Vermont Local

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Speciality, “Sugar on Snow.” Travel back across New Hampshire and stop at Moonlight Meadery and learn about the production of mead—wine made from honey. Feast on a Be My Guest lunch comprised of local New Hampshire ingredients served alongside your sample of mead. Then head to Boston, one of the oldest cities in the United States. From lobster to Paul Revere’s midnight ride, Boston has plenty of claims to fame and plenty to see, taste and experience. (FB BG) Hotel: Omni Parker House (MD) DAY 10  BOSTON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Embark on a fascinating city tour and become immersed in “Beantown.” With several stops along Boston’s famed Freedom Trail, you’ll hear all about the struggle and courage of the American colonists during revolutionary times. Then view the colourful neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill. The rest of the day is yours to visit the waterfront, stroll the Harvard University campus or get to know the locals in a friendly pub. This evening, gather with your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 11  DEPART BOSTON Your holiday comes to an end. Extend your stay at the Omni Parker House Hotel or take a complimentary transfer to Boston Logan International Airport. (FB)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Be the guests of two master barbecue chefs for an outdoor feast of traditional American barbecue. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Tour the AnheuserBusch brewery and sample the beer. • 5 Local Expert Take a walking tour of Old Town Albuquerque. • l Unique Insight Visit “The Hill,” where Italian Immigrants came and settled in St. Louis and learn about Bocce and even try your hand at a few frames of the game. • @ Authentic Accommodation The Palmer House, in Chicago, houses the largest collection of impressionist art outside of France and is an entertainment epicenter having hosted legendary performers.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Chicago Enjoy an orientation tour of this beautiful lakefront city. • Pontiac Visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. • St. Louis See the city’s famous Gateway Arch; take a guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery; explore the Italian side of the city. • Meramec Caverns Explore the one-time hideaway of legendary Jesse James. • Branson Kick your heels up in an all-American musical extravaganza destination. • Tulsa Visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. • Oklahoma City Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. • Clinton Stroll through decades of history and culture at the Route 66 Museum. • Amarillo See iconic Cadillac Ranch, one of America’s most striking outdoor art installations. • Albuquerque Spend two nights in this major Route 66 outpost; enjoy a walking tour of Old Town. • Petrified Forest National Park Wonder at this ancient desert landscape. • Flagstaff See the charming historic downtown and the world’s largest Ponderosa Pine forest. • Grand Canyon National Park Travel along the canyon’s Desert View Drive. • Las Vegas Visit the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” • Los Angeles Enjoy an orientation tour of this exciting city.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 full breakfasts • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Chicago n B Be My Guest dinner with drinks in St. Louis. n 2 three-course dinners n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Oklahoma City n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Los Angeles

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DAY 1  ARRIVE CHICAGO @ E Welcome to the starting point of Route 66! Get settled in at The Palmer House, an Authentic Accommodation, and the nation’s oldest continually operating hotel. Hosting entertainers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, this elegant hotel became an epicenter for entertainment in the early 1900s. Spend the afternoon exploring the grounds, relaxing from your travels or head outdoors to get acquainted with the city of Chicago. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Palmer House Hilton (MD) DAY 2  CHICAGO – SPRINGFIELD – ST. LOUIS (2 NIGHTS) After an introduction to the Windy City, including elegant Lakeshore Drive and the Magnificent Mile, hit the road for a good, old-fashioned American road trip. Just outside Chicago, see several of Route 66’s original gas stations. Explore the history and cultural impact of America’s Mother Road at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Roll on southwest to Springfield, on the way to St. Louis, the Gateway to the West. (FB) Hotel: Omni Majestic Hotel (MD) DAY 3  ST. LOUIS SIGHTSEEING l I B Get ready for a real taste of America’s Midwest today, starting with the view from atop the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch. Head to “The Hill” and learn about St. Ambrose Church, the history of the Italian Immigrants and why they came and stayed in St. Louis. This Unique Insight introduces you to wonderful Italian markets and the ancient game of Bocce. Afterward, experience another American favourite with a guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery—from the stables of the Clydesdales to the tasting room—and enjoy a taste of this Local Speciality as well. And what goes better with beer than barbecue? Learn to mix up your own sweet and spicy sauce with a team of master BBQ chefs and enjoy a rib-sticking Be My Guest dinner, hot off the grill. (FB BG)

DAY 4  ST. LOUIS – MERAMEC CAVERNS – BRANSON Begin your day by crossing the Mississippi River via the Chain of Rocks Bridge, named for the rocks that made crossing the river so rough before the bridge was built in the 1960s. As you near the middle, keep your eyes peeled for the bridge’s most notable feature, a 22-degree bend. Go underground in Meramec Caverns, a former hideout of Jesse James, for a glimpse of some outstanding subterranean formations. Then it’s onward to the Ozarks and the lively American musical mecca of Branson. Explore Branson Landing, a shopping, dining and entertainment hub on the shores of Lake Taneycomo. Tonight, perhaps get your kicks at an optional dinner show. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Promenade at Branson  Landing (F) DAY 5  BRANSON – WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL – OKLAHOMA CITY (2 NIGHTS) F Roll on through historic Joplin, Missouri into eastern Oklahoma, an especially scenic stretch of highway known as the Will Rogers Highway. Stop to visit the Will Rogers Museum dedicated to the famous American humorist who once said “I never met a man I didn’t like.” See more classics of the Old Road such as the Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner in the vibrant warehouse district of Bricktown. (FB HD) Hotel: Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown (F) DAY 6  OKLAHOMA CITY SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Get a taste of the Old West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum with its collection of Native American art and outstanding display of antique firearms. After lunch, visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, honouring the 1995 bombing victims. The rest of the day is yours to explore historic Bricktown. (FB) DAY 7  OKLAHOMA CITY – ROUTE 66 MUSEUM – AMARILLO In Clinton, explore a classic collection of Route 66 history, memorabilia and culture. Crossing into the Texas Panhandle, return


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to Old Route 66 for a scenic drive before stopping at Amarillo, the “yellow rose of Texas.” (FB) Hotel: The Ambassador Hotel (F) DAY 8  AMARILLO – ALBUQUERQUE (2 NIGHTS) 5  Yes, those are 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt, the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation just outside Amarillo. Stop in Tucumcari, where a large number of the vintage motels and restaurants built in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s are still in existence. Travel on to Albuquerque where the spirit of Route 66 still thrives. Take a walking tour of Old Town and see the old adobe architecture with a Local Expert. Tonight, don your poodle skirt or leather jacket for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its 1950s jukebox and blue-plate specials that have hardly changed since the heyday of the “Main Street of America.” (FB D) Hotel: Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel (SF) DAY 9  ALBUQUERQUE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME While Albuquerque didn’t boom until the coming of Route 66, the city existed for more than 300 years. Enjoy the day exploring on your own. Visit one of the many museums, relax in a cafe or perhaps opt to visit southwestern artsfilled Santa Fe. (FB) DAY 10  ALBUQUERQUE – FLAGSTAFF Cruise through Gallup this morning and see the history of Route 66 on the main drag. See the Historic El Rancho hotel, which served as a home base to the movie stars who came to the desert for their films. Crossing into Arizona, watch the sun play over the changing colours of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook and the Man Standing on the Corner in Winslow before arriving in Flagstaff with its quaint downtown and pine-forested hills. (FB D) Hotel: Woodlands Hotel (F) DAY 11  FLAGSTAFF – CAMERON TRADING POST – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK As the morning sun gilds the desert landscape, visit the traditional land of the Navajo people.

Stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. This afternoon, wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon. Spend the night inside the park, allowing plenty of time to explore this natural world wonder. For more stunning views, take an optional plane or helicopter trip to see the canyon from the sky. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 12  GRAND CANYON – SELIGMAN – KINGMAN – LAS VEGAS Hit the road again, passing through Seligman then Peach Springs, the town that was the inspiration for the Pixar movie Cars. Then drive through Hackberry, a Route 66 ghost town along the original route. Further ahead, stop in Kingman, a Route 66 hotspot that has kept the old culture alive. Driving the Mother Road in these desert oases is like time travelling to see the well-preserved motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler era. Then it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas. The afternoon and evening are yours to hit the Strip, catch a show or try your luck at the slots. (FB) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF) DAY 13  LAS VEGAS – HOLLYWOOD – LOS ANGELES F Travel from Sin City to the City of Angels today, with one last jaunt on Route 66 near the town of Barstow. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, see the sights, including Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Beverly Hills, Sunset Boulevard and the place where the road comes to an end, Santa Monica and the great Pacific. This evening, celebrate your journey at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB  FD) Hotel: Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites (SF)

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DAY 1 TO DAY 8   These days will operate as per Days 1-8 on the 14 day itinerary. DAY 9  ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA Rise early to watch the greatest show in the air. Gaze in wonder as hundreds of brightly coloured hot air balloons rise into the clear blue autumn sky. Gather again this evening for the spectacular Balloon Glow where all the balloons light their burners in unison to illuminate the night sky. Conclude your day with a bang—the After Glow fireworks show! (FB) DAY 10 TO DAY 14   These days will operate as per Days 10-14 on the 14-Day itinerary.

DAY 14  DEPART LOS ANGELES Say good-bye to the road and take flight after a complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. You may wish to extend your stay in L.A. at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. (FB)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Relax with your host at a Niagara Falls winery for a delicious meal and idyllic view of the vineyard. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Try your hand at making the Amish speciality, whoopie pies, in Lancaster County. n Visit the Corning Museum of Glass. • 5 Local Expert Visit the Amish countryside and learn about the traditional agriculture community. n For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C., Montreal and Quebec City. • @ Authentic Accommodation Stay at an Historic Hotel of America and landmark of Boston since 1855.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • New York City See the city’s main highlights on an orientation tour. • Washington, D.C. Enjoy a tour highlighting the capital’s famous landmarks. • Arlington Visit Arlington National Cemetery, where many of the nation’s heroes rest. • Lancaster County Explore the Amish country. • Niagara Falls View the falls on a cruise; visit a local winery for a tour and wine tasting. • Toronto Enjoy a city tour including the beautiful Harbourfront. • Ottawa Explore Canada’s capital city and view it’s most recognised landmarks. • Montreal Join a sightseeing tour of old and new Montreal. • Quebec City Tour the walled city and Plains of Abraham. • Boston Discover the city on a sightseeing tour along the Freedom Trail. • Newport Visit this colonial seaport and view Ocean Drive’s famous mansions.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 full breakfasts • 7 evening meals: E A Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in New York n 4 three-course dinners n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Niagara Falls n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Boston

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DAY 1  ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY E Welcome to New York! Check into your hotel and then head out on your own for an afternoon of discovering New York City. Grab a slice of pizza or a hot dog from a street vendor, browse the high-end shops or just relax at your hotel. At 5:30 p.m. your holiday begins with a special Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Board a boat for an insider’s introduction to one of the world’s most captivating cities. Toast the beginning of an unforgettable trip during a relaxing voyage through the beautiful harbour with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. (WR) Hotel: New York Marriott East Side (F) DAY 2  NEW YORK – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) Take a bite out of the Big Apple on an orientation tour of the city. View the towering Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and grand Central Park. Travel on to the City of Brotherly Love and visit the Liberty Bell Center. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before travelling on to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. This evening enjoy a dinner in the capital city. (FB D) Hotel: Capital Hilton (SF) DAY 3  WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building and visit the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II and Vietnam War memorials with a Local Expert. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the heroes at rest. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own—perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian’s museums or galleries or take a stroll around Dupont Circle. (FB) DAY 4  WASHINGTON, D.C. – LANCASTER COUNTY/AMISH COUNTRY 5 I Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County with a Local Expert. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish

and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Arrive at your hotel, an historic preservation in the heart of Amish Country. Tonight, after a hearty dinner, practice preparing whoopie pies, a delicious Local Speciality, for your dessert. (FB D) Hotel: The Inn at Leola Village (SF) DAY 5  LANCASTER COUNTY – NIAGARA FALLS (2 NIGHTS) I Depart Lancaster County and journey across Pennsylvania into the eastern corner of New York. Stop at the Corning Museum of Glass, a Local Speciality, where centuries of both ancient and contemporary glassware are on display. Marvel at the beautiful sculptures and learn about the amazing discoveries from their scientific research department. Arrive in Canada at the majestic Niagara Falls. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/ Fallsview (SF) DAY 6  NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME B After soaking up the panoramic views and thunderous roar of the falls, set out on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time today to explore on your own before travelling on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This evening, visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a speciality to the region and a drink that can only be produced in a few other areas of the world. Later, relax at a Be My Guest dinner with bucolic views of the vineyard. (FB BG) DAY 7  NIAGARA FALLS – TORONTO Arrive on the shores of the Great Lake Ontario and cosmopolitan Toronto today and set out for an orientation tour of the city. There is time to explore on your own this afternoon or even set out for an optional tour of the CN Tower. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (MD)


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Travel Style: Discovery Duration: 14 Days Pace: Comfortable From: US$3495 p.p. twin share Ref: DEUS

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DAY 8  TORONTO – OTTAWA Travel to Ottawa, Canada’s stately capital. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city, including the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill; Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries and museums. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (MD) DAY 9  OTTAWA – MONTREAL Today takes you from Canada’s administrative capital to the cultural heart of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a restaurant in charming Old Montreal. (FB D) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel (F) DAY 10  MONTREAL – QUEBEC CITY (2 NIGHTS) 5  Your Local Expert introduces you to the pleasures of Montreal, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicentre of the old city. Stop at Mount Royal for a panoramic view, and then wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River to the fortified walls of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton Quebec (MD) DAY 11  QUEBEC CITY SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5  Explore Quebec City’s winding streets and historic sites with your Local Expert. Learn about the city’s French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. This afternoon, perhaps visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a pavement cafe. (FB) DAY 12  QUEBEC CITY – FRANCONIA NOTCH – BOSTON (2 NIGHTS) @  Leave the birthplace of French Canada and cross back into the United States. Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar

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maple and white birch, watch for the black bear, moose and deer that call this area home. Arrive in Boston at your Authentic Accommodation, The Omni Parker House. The hotel’s legendary ‘Saturday Club’ was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature—Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians—including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Jefferson Clinton—assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here. (FB) Hotel: Omni Parker House (MD)

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2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

US$175 p.p.

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New York, New York

DAY 13  BOSTON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Immerse yourself in Boston’s rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor— site of the famous Tea Party—and along the Freedom Trail. This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please—visit the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or explore the lovely Public Gardens. This evening, toast your holiday and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 14  BOSTON – NEWPORT – DEPART NEW YORK CITY Once the summer home of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the “captains of industry,” the seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of stunning architectural landmarks. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before returning to New York. A complimentary transfer is provided to New York JFK International Airport and to the New York Marriott East Side hotel for those extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7 p.m. (FB)

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FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Hawaiian Explorer Maui sunset

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Learn about sustainable farming and join your local host for lunch with wine featuring the finest ingredients. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Meet a local naturalist on Maui for a discussion on the Hawaiian archipelago. • l Unique Insight Discover the story of how a local family pioneered a sustainable farming movement during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Oahu Explore Honolulu’s main highlights including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and downtown Honolulu. • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Learn how the Hawaiian Islands were created; stop at the active Kilauea Volcano;   visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum and walk through an actual lava tube. • Kona See the colourful marine life and enjoy the natural beauty. • Maui Visit a local farm and learn about sustainable farming; experience Hawaiian culture and traditions at an authentic luau.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 2 lunches: Lunch on Hawaii n B Be My Guest lunch with wine on Maui • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Honolulu   n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Waikiki n F Farewell Dinner with open bar on Maui

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 7 Nights First Class accommodation   • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation • D A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului including all airport transfers • Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

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DAY 1  ARRIVE OAHU, HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific; explore The International Market Place; or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) DAY 2  PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING F Begin your exploration of Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona, you’ll be moved by this memorial to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship’s hull since the fatal attack in 1941.  Return to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii’s last monarchs, and the iconic  King Kamehameha I statue at Ali Iolani Hale. View the current state capitol building,  built in a Hawaiian version of modernist Bauhaus architecture. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend relaxing on the beach, doing some shopping or just exploring. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD) DAY 3  OAHU – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS) D Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through lush forest preserves before arriving at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape changes constantly as Kilauea spews lava that flows down to the sea—it’s been erupting almost continuously since 1983. Enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum. Then take a short

walk through a fern forest to get inside an ancient cave-like lava tube. After an included lunch, reach the golden Kona coast and your stunning oceanfront resort. (FB L D) DAY 4  KONA FREE TIME Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: tour a native Hawaiian temple; don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii’s colourful and varied marine life; learn about an early Hawaiian settlement and look for green sea turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park; cruise past the rugged coastline and pristine beaches on a boat tour; descend into the depths on a submarine; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. This evening, as the sky grows red in the west, you may want to enjoy an optional cruise to relish the magnificent Kona  sunset. (FB) DAY 5  KONA – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D l B Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters

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and luxuriant tropical foliage. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compostgrown operation in the state. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialities made with the freshest local ingredients. Check into your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. (FB BG) DAY 6 TO DAY 7  MAUI FREE TIME 5 F Savour two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. The possibilities are endless. Spend some time on the three-mile long white sand beach or unwind at the resort’s sparkling pool. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Maybe take a surfing lesson from a local or play 18 holes at one of two championship golf courses overlooking the sea—keep an eye out for breaching whales in season while you’re teeing off! Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise bathe the island in light. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui’s rugged eastern coast. Opt for a helicopter flightseeing excursion to get an eye-popping view of the island’s varied landscape and waterfalls. During your stay, enjoy a presentation with a Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. Join your travelling companions on one evening for a festive Luau Farewell Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the great night sky. (FB FD) (FB)

DAY 8  DEPART MAUI A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Maui. (FB)

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2595 2595 2595 2595

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By 31 Jan 14 & SAVE up to

US$260 p.p.

Pay By 14 Mar 14 & SAVE up to

US$195 p.p.

Pay By 30 Apr 14 & SAVE up to

US$130 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

US$130 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

US$260

Triple Room Reduction

US$75

Quad Room Reduction

US$150

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices above are based on Moderate Hotel accommodation and are per person, twin share. Twin Single Supp Triple Quad Share Option Reduction Reduction First Class Hotels 2750 1025 150 225 Premier Hotels 3095 1400 275 425 Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of May 16, 2013 for Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of $17 per suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference page 133 for more information.  Guaranteed room share not available.  6 These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

Kona, Hawaii

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Moderate

Oahu (Waikiki)

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (ROH)

First Class

Hawaii (Kailua or Keauhou)

Royal Kona Resort (POV)

Royal Kona Resort (OV)

Sheraton Kona (OV)

Maui (Kaanapali)

Royal Lahaina Resort (POV)

Royal Lahaina Resort (OV)

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa (POV)

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (POV)

Premier Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (OV)

Hotel Room Categories: ROH Run-of-House POV: Partial Ocean View PV: Pool View OV: Ocean View

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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HAWAII

9 Day$2s895

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BLACK SAND BEACH, HAWAII

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Visit an organic farm on Maui and meet your host to learn about sustainable farming and enjoy a delicious luncheon. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit a gourmet chocolate workshop on Oahu and make your own chocolate bar. n Visit a goat cheese farm on Maui and get a chance to feed and hand-milk goats. n Enjoy a cone of colourful Hawaiian Shave Ice. n Learn the traditional art of flower lei-making, ukulele-playing and hula dancing. • 5 Local Expert Learn about the lives of marine creatures from an ocean naturalist during a visit to the Maui Ocean Center. n Discover the wonders of the Hawaiian sky on Maui with a local astronomy expert. • l Unique Insight Learn about life aboard the battleship ‘Mighty Mo’ from an insider on Oahu.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Oahu Explore Honolulu’s main highlights and visit Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial; take a surfing or stand-up paddle board lesson from a local. • Maui Stop at the historic whaling town of Lahaina; experience Hawaiian culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian luau. • Hawaii Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see both the world’s largest and its most active volcanoes; visit the Jaggar Museum and explore a lava tube.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with drinks on Maui • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Honolulu n F Highlight Dinner with drinks at a local restaurant in Waikiki n F Hawaii Luau Highlight Dinner with drinks in Maui n F Farewell Dinner in Hawaii

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• Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 8 nights First Class accommodation • D A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii including all airport transfers • Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

DAY 1  ARRIVE OAHU, HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (3 NIGHTS) E Aloha and welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you are greeted at the airport with a flower lei and your complimentary transfer will whisk you to your spectacular beachfront hotel. After checking in, get settled into Hawaiian Time with a quick dip in the resort pool. At 6 p.m., gather the family and hit the sand for a Kick-off Party with pupus and drinks on the beach and meet your Travel Director and fellow adventurers. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Waikiki Beach (SF) DAY 2  HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING I l F Your Aloha adventure begins in Downtown Honolulu, home to several historic structures, including Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil; a 162-yearold church built from coral blocks; and the historic Aloha Tower. Next, meet chocolate flavourmeisters for a fun, hands-on, beanto-bar Local Speciality experience. Learn how cacao is grown and processed from pods full of cacao beans, which then get roasted, cracked, crushed, ground, conched, tempered and poured into bar molds. Even make your own delicious chocolate bar from scratch and take home a bar of handmade chocolate! This afternoon, visit the Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial dedicated to the infamous naval attack that led to the U.S.’s involvement in World War II. Take a boat ride out to the memorial, built over the submerged battleship USS Arizona, and see the engraved names of the heroes who perished on that fateful day. Peer down at the remains of the sunken ship from which oil still seeps after more than 70 years. Later, enjoy a Unique Insight into life on a battleship. Join an insider on an exclusive visit aboard the ‘Mighty Mo’—the USS Missouri—the star of the blockbuster movie ‘Battleship.’ This evening, join your fellow explorers for a splashin’ good time during a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant where you enjoy dinner facing an incredible three-

story, 1,060-litre (280 gallons) saltwater fish tank, home to hundreds of tropical fish! (FB HD) DAY 3  HONOLULU FREE TIME The entire day is yours and the choices are endless! Perhaps attend a ukulele-playing demonstration or spend some time on the beach lazing in the warm Hawaiian sun. Take an optional snorkelling excursion to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and spot sea turtles, colourful coral and dazzling tropical fish. Explore Waikiki, packed with shops and restaurants and the Ala Moana Shopping Center, a collection of over 90 shops, boutiques and a diverse, international selection of eateries. (FB) DAY 4  HONOLULU – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D B I 5  Soar high above the Pacific as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. A truly unique island experience begins in the misting forest of Waipoli in upcountry Maui. Here, meet your host for an exclusive farm-to-fork Be My Guest lunch as you are taken on a visit through this diversified natural farm, on the slopes of Haleakala with panoramic bicoastal views of the island. Learn about the various crops while partaking in their harvesting. Enjoy a gourmet al fresco lunch as you watch the fresh products you just harvested be prepared right in front of you by the chef. Kids can help make their own pizza, rolling the dough, adding their toppings and then eating their savoury creation fresh off the pizza oven! This afternoon, visit a working dairy farm and meet working dairy goats, herder dogs and “Charlie,” the owners’ potbelly pig. Discover the ins and outs of goat cheese production, a Local Speciality. Taste various goat cheeses, pet and feed the goats, and for a truly unique experience, kids get a chance to learn how to hand milk a goat! Then get settled at your hotel on spectacular Kaanapali Beach, often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. This evening,


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enjoy a unique “Tour of the Stars” led by a Local Expert on the roof of your resort. Learn how more than 1,000 years ago, voyaging Polynesians were guided to the Hawaiian Islands with the help of the stars. (FB  BG) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 5  MAUI SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 I F Wake up in stunning Maui and get ready to explore the island’s premiere attraction: the Maui Ocean Center. Meet your Local Expert, an ocean naturalist, for a glimpse of Hawaii’s undersea world. Learn about the spectacular live coral displays—the largest collection in the nation—enjoy playful swimming displays by green sea turtles, awe at close encounters with sharks and rays, and enjoy the outdoor touch pools and the acrylic tunnel through the 2,840-litre (750 gallon) Open Ocean exhibit with over 2,000 fish. Then head for the historic whaling village of Lahaina, which once played host to as many as 1,500 sailors on leave, including famous Moby Dick author, Herman Melville. Enjoy a cone of colourful flavoured Shave Ice, a Hawaiian Local Speciality, before returning back to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon is free to relax. This evening, get a real taste of the islands at a special Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner where, through the sounds of the conch, the beating of the drums, and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant, you journey through the story of the islands of Polynesia. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring Hawaiian and Western specialities and a full open bar. (FB HD) DAY 6  MAUI FREE TIME I The entire day is free for you and your family to make the most of your holiday as you please. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast served in a striking setting overlooking the ocean and water-fed lagoon. Choose from a selection of optional excursions or enjoy a fun-in-the-sun beach day. Perhaps enjoy a Local Speciality and learn about the art of lei-making or attend

a demonstration of the Hula, the uniquely Hawaiian dance accompanied by chant or song that preserves and perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii. (FB) DAY 7  MAUI – HILO – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS) D Take flight early this morning as you bid farewell to Maui and head to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through the lush forest preserves to arrive at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape undergoes constant change as Kilauea continuously spews lava down into the sea. Kilauea Visitor Center is the first stop for informative and interactive displays and movies highlighting the special aspects of the park. Visit the Jaggar Museum to learn about volcanology and view seismographs and other equipment used by scientists monitoring the volcanoes. Arrive at the Thurston Lava Tube which several hundred years ago, a scorching river of lava rushed through. Later, arrive at your beachfront resort on the sun-splashed Kona Coast. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Kona (SF) DAY 8  KONA FREE TIME F Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before enjoying the morning and afternoon on your own. Tonight, toast to the wonderful adventures you’ve shared with your family and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner of delectable Hawaiian dishes. (FB FD) DAY 9  DEPART KONA A Hui Hou, or until we meet again! Bid farewell to the islands as your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay at the Sheraton Kona. (FB)

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Q Travel Style: Family Experiences Duration: 9 Days Pace: Comfortable From: US$2895 p.p. twin share Ref: DFHA Price per Person Twin Single Share Supp. 2895 1255

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Sat 19 Jul

3225 1375

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Young Traveller Discount

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Triple Room Reduction

US$145

Quad Room Reduction

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share. Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of May 16, 2013 for Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of $17 per suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference page 133 for more information.  Guaranteed room share not available. 

6 These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Learn about sustainable farming and join your local host for lunch with wine featuring the finest local ingredients. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Meet a local naturalist on Maui for a discussion on the Hawaiian archipelago. • l Unique Insight Discover the story of how a local family pioneered a sustainable farming movement during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Oahu Discover the island’s many natural wonders; explore Honolulu’s main highlights including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and downtown. • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Learn how the Hawaiian Islands were created; stop at the active Kilauea Volcano; visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum and walk through an actual lava tube. • Kona See the colourful marine life and enjoy the natural beauty. • Maui Visit a local farm and learn about sustainable farming; experience Hawaiian culture and tradition at an authentic Hawaiian luau.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 2 lunches: Lunch on Hawaii n B Be My Guest lunch with wine in Maui • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Honolulu n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Waikiki n F Farewell Dinner with open bar on Maui

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes • D A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului including all airport transfers • Aloha Welcome with flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

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DAY 1  ARRIVE OAHU, HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (4 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific; explore the International Market Place; or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR)

DAY 4  PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING F Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. Return to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue and the current state capitol building. The rest of the afternoon is yours. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD)

DAY 2  OAHU SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Traverse the island today on a grand tour of Oahu. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs, marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the famous break at the North Shore (seasonal). On your journey through this tropical splendour, pass verdant pineapple plantations, swaying palm trees and lushly forested hills. (FB)

DAY 5  OAHU – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS) D Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel from Hilo to the exquisite western coast, passing through forest preserves before arriving at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape changes constantly as Kilauea, erupting almost continuously since 1983, spews lava flowing down to the sea. Enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum. Then take a short walk to get inside an ancient cave-like lava tube. After an included lunch, reach the golden Kona coast and your stunning oceanfront resort. (FB L D)

DAY 3  HONOLULU FREE TIME Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own. Spend some time lazing in the sun on Waikiki Beach; spot sea turtles, colourful coral and dazzling tropical fish while snorkelling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. (FB)

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4

HONOLULU AIRPORT

WAIKIKI

Travel Style: Hawaiian Time Duration: 10 Days Pace: Comfortable From: US$2775 p.p. twin share  Ref: DHM/M/F/P

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2

Hilo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kilauea Volcano

Overnight stays

■ Sightseeing stops Start End

ALL INTERNAL AIR INCLUDED

DAY 6  KONA FREE TIME Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: tour a native Hawaiian temple; don a snorkel and mask to see Hawaii’s colourful and varied marine life; look for green sea turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park; descend into the depths on a submarine; or just relax and enjoy your oceanfront resort. This evening, as the sky grows red in the west, why not take an optional cruise to relish one of Kona’s magnificent sunsets? (FB) DAY 7  KONA – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D l B Fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compostgrown operation in the state. Travel along country roads to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a special Be My Guest lunch featuring the finest local ingredients. Check into your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches.  (FB BG) DAY 8 TO DAY 9  MAUI FREE TIME 5 F Savour two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. The possibilities are endless. Spend some time walking along the long white-sand beaches or relaxing by the pool. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui’s rugged eastern coast. Maybe get a bird’s-eye view of

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Maui on a helicopter flightseeing excursion. During your stay, meet with a Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the great night sky. (FB FD) (FB) DAY 10  DEPART MAUI A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport hotel or extend your stay in Maui. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By 31 Jan 14 & SAVE up to

US$295 p.p.

Pay By 14 Mar 14 & SAVE up to

US$221 p.p.

Pay By 30 Apr 14 & SAVE up to

US$148 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

US$148 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

US$295

Triple Room Reduction

US$100

Quad Room Reduction

US$150

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices above are based on Moderate Hotel accommodation and are per person, twin share. First Class Hotels Premier Hotels

Twin Share 3195 3550

Single Supp Option 1325 1750

Triple Reduction 175 325

Quad Reduction 250 500

Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of May 16, 2013 for Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of $17 per suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference page 133 for more information. Guaranteed room share not available.  6 These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

See waterfalls on Hawaii

Location

Moderate

Oahu (Waikiki)

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (ROH)

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (POV)

First Class

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (OV)

Premier

Hawaii (Kailua or Keauhou)

Royal Kona Resort (POV)

Royal Kona Resort (OV)

Sheraton Kona (OV)

Maui (Kaanapali)

Royal Lahaina Resort (POV)

Royal Lahaina Resort (OV)

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa (POV)

Hotel Room Categories: ROH Run-of-House POV: Partial Ocean View PV: Pool View OV: Ocean View

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Hawaiian Discovery

Opaeka’a Falls, Kauai

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Learn about sustainable farming and join your local host for lunch with wine featuring the finest local ingredients. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Meet a local naturalist in Maui for a discussion on the Hawaiian archipelago. • l Unique Insight Discover the story of how a local family pioneered a sustainable farming movement during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Oahu Explore Honolulu’s main highlights including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and downtown Honolulu. • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Learn how the Hawaiian Islands were created; stop at the active Kilauea Volcano; visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum and walk through an actual lava tube. • Kona See the colourful marine life and enjoy the natural beauty. • Maui Visit a local farm and learn about sustainable farming; experience Hawaiian culture at an authentic luau. • Kauai Cruise along the Wailua River and visit the famous Fern Grotto.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 full breakfasts • 3 lunches: Lunch on Hawaii and Kauai n B Be My Guest lunch with wine on Maui • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Honolulu n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Waikiki n F Luau Highlight Dinner with open bar on Maui n F Farewell Dinner with wine on Kauai

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 10 nights First Class accommodation • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes • D A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo, Kona-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue including all airport transfers • Aloha Welcome with flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

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DAY 1  ARRIVE OAHU, HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific; explore the International Market Place; or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) DAY 2  PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING F Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to those military personnel still entombed in her hull from the fatal attack of 1941. Return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue and the state capitol building. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own before joining your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD)

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park; descend into the depths on a submarine; or just relax and enjoy your resort. This evening, as the sky grows red in the west, why not take an optional cruise to relish one of Kona’s magnificent sunsets? (FB) DAY 5  KONA – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D l B Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compost-grown operation in the state. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a special Be My Guest lunch featuring the finest local ingredients. Check into your beachfront resort and enjoy a relaxing evening. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. (FB BG)

DAY 3  OAHU – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS) D Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Set out for the Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to both the world’s largest and its most active volcano. Look out on spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum; then walk through a real lava tube. After an included lunch, reach the stunning Kona coast and check into your oceanfront resort. (FB L D) DAY 4  KONA FREE TIME Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. The options are endless: tour a native Hawaiian temple in the lively seaside town of Kailua; don a snorkel and mask to see Hawaii’s colourful marine life; look for green sea turtles at

King Kamehameha I


HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 1,220 m.

T Travel Style: Hawaiian Time Duration: 11 Days Pace: Comfortable From: US$3195 p.p. twin share Ref: DHK/M/F/P

KAUAI 3 LIHUE

Price per Person

OAHU Pearl Harbor

2 WAIKIKI

HONOLULU AIRPORT

KAANAPALI BEACH

3

Lahaina

Alenuihaha Channel

HAWAII KAILUA KONA

2

Hilo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kilauea Volcano

Overnight stays

■ Sightseeing stops Start End

ALL INTERNAL AIR INCLUDED

DAY 6 TO DAY 7  MAUI FREE TIME 5 F Enjoy two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. Spend some time on the white-sand beaches. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui’s rugged eastern coast. Maybe get a bird’s-eye view of Maui on a helicopter flightseeing excursion. During your stay on Maui, enjoy a presentation with a Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your travelling companions for a festive Luau Highlight Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the song and dance of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the sky. (FB HD) (FB) DAY 8  MAUI – KAUAI (3 NIGHTS) D A brief flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai, whose rugged Na Pali Coast was the site of filming for Jurassic Park and King Kong. Head into the interior on a cruise of the tranquil Wailua River, passing thick rainforests and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge. Stroll to a spot once reserved for Hawaiian royalty: the gorgeous Fern Grotto. In this natural amphitheatre, Hawaiian dancers and singers will perform traditional songs and hula. A riverside lunch completes the day’s events before heading to your beautiful oceanfront resort. (FB L) DAY 9 TO DAY 10  KAUAI FREE TIME F Spend two glorious days on Kauai savouring its many natural wonders. Maybe take a trip to immense Waimea Canyon, resplendent in the changing island light. Or travel by helicopter to the Na Pali Coast, which offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire

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world. And don’t forget to leave some time to enjoy the lovely pool at your resort, for no Hawaiian idyll is complete without some serious relaxation. On your final night on Kauai, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB) (FB FD) DAY 11  DEPART KAUAI A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Kauai. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Waikiki, Oahu

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3395 1200 3395 1200

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3395 1200 3395 1200

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3395 3395 3395 3395

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By 31 Jan 14 & SAVE up to

US$340 p.p.

Pay By 14 Mar 14 & SAVE up to

US$255 p.p.

Pay By 30 Apr 14 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

US$170 p.p. US$170 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

US$340

Triple Room Reduction

US$100

Quad Room Reduction

US$175

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices above are based on Moderate hotel accommodation and are per person, twin share. Twin Single Supp Triple Quad Share Option Reduction Reduction First Class Hotels 3595 1375 175 275 Premier Hotels 3925 1775 325 500 Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of May 16, 2013 for Prices include economy inter-island airfares, fuel surcharges, government taxes and fees as applicable as of May 20, 2013 for Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of $17 per suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference page 133 for more information.  Guaranteed room share not available.  6 These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Location Moderate First Class Premier Oahu (Waikiki)

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (ROH)

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (POV)

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (OV)

Hawaii (Kailua or Keauhou)

Royal Kona (POV)

Royal Kona (OV)

Sheraton Kona (OV)

Royal Lahaina Resort (OV)

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa (POV)

Maui (Kaanapali) Kauai (Lihue)

Royal Lahaina Resort (POV)

Kauai Beach Kauai Beach Kauai Beach Resort (LV) Resort (PV) Resort (OV) Hotel Room Categories: ROH Run-of-House POV: Partial Ocean View PV: Pool View OV: Ocean View LV: Lagoon View

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Waikiki, Oahu

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Learn about sustainable farming and join your local host for lunch with wine featuring the finest local ingredients. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Meet a naturalist in Maui for a discussion on the flora and fauna of the islands. • l Unique Insight Discover the story of how a local family pioneered a sustainable farming movement during a visit to the Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Oahu Discover the island’s many natural wonders and spectacular views; explore Honolulu’s main highlights including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and downtown. • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Learn how the Hawaiian Islands were created; stop at the active Kilauea Volcano; visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum and walk through an actual lava tube. • Maui Visit a local farm and learn about sustainable farming; experience Hawaiian culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian luau. • Kauai Cruise along the Wailua River and visit the famous Fern Grotto.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 12 full breakfasts • 3 lunches: Lunch on Hawaii and Kauai n B Be My Guest lunch with wine on Maui • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Honolulu n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Waikiki n F Luau Highlight Dinner with open bar on Maui n F Farewell Dinner with wine on Kauai

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 12 nights First Class accommodation • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes • D A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo, Kona-Kahului and KahuluiLihue including all airport transfers • Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

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DAY 1  ARRIVE OAHU, HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (4 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific; explore the International Market Place; or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception. (WR) DAY 2  OAHU SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Begin your exploration of Oahu today. Traverse the island, passing through colourful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs, marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the world-famous surf along the North Shore (seasonal), known for its huge waves during the winter. Back in Waikiki, the rest of your day is free; swim in the gentle waves or perhaps explore the shops and artisan stands at the International Market Place. (FB) DAY 3  HONOLULU FREE TIME Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own. For the more adventurous, try an outrigger canoe ride, take a surfing lesson or grab a snorkel and mask to spot sea turtles and dazzling tropical fish at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. (FB)

DAY 5  OAHU – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS) D Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii followed by an included lunch. Travel through forest preserves before arriving at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to both the world’s largest volcano and its most active. At an interpretive museum, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube. Reach the coast and check into your oceanfront resort. (FB L D) DAY 6  KONA FREE TIME Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: tour a Hawaiian temple in the seaside town of Kailua; don a snorkel to see some of Hawaii’s colourful marine life; look for green sea turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau Park; descend into the depths on a submarine; or just relax and enjoy your resort. If you like, take to the seas on an optional spectacular sunset cruise this evening. (FB) DAY 7  KONA – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D l B Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to Kahanu Aina

DAY 4  PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING F Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. Return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue, and the state capitol building. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own. Tonight, join your travel companions for a Highlight Dinner. (FB HD)

Na Pali Coast, Kauai


HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 1,220 m.

T Travel Style: Hawaiian Time Duration: 13 Days Pace: Comfortable From: US$3550 p.p. twin share Ref: DHL/M/F/P

KAUAI 3 LIHUE

Price per Person

OAHU Pearl Harbor

4 WAIKIKI

HONOLULU AIRPORT

KAANAPALI BEACH Lahaina

3

HAWAII

Overnight stays ■ Sightseeing stops Start End

2

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compost-grown operation in the state. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine during a special Be My Guest lunch featuring the finest local ingredients. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. (FB BG) DAY 8 TO DAY 9  MAUI FREE TIME 5 F Enjoy two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. Spend some time on the long white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. See the sunrise from the summit of Mount Haleakala. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana. Maybe get a bird’s-eye view of Maui on a helicopter excursion. During your stay, meet with a Local Expert and learn about the flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your travelling companions for a Luau Highlight Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. (FB HD) (FB)

immense Waimea Canyon, resplendent in the changing island light. Or travel by helicopter to the Na Pali Coast, where Jurassic Park was filmed. And don’t forget to leave some time to enjoy Kauai’s lovely beach and your resort’s stunning pool and gardens. On your final night on Kauai, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB) (FB FD) DAY 13  DEPART KAUAI A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport or extend your stay on Kauai. (FB)

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DAY 10  MAUI – KAUAI (3 NIGHTS) D A brief flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai. Head into the interior on a Wailua River cruise, passing by rainforests and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge. Stroll to the gorgeous Fern Grotto. In this natural amphitheatre, Hawaiian singers and dancers will perform traditional songs and hula. A riverside lunch completes the day’s events before heading to your beautiful oceanfront resort. (FB L) DAY 11 TO DAY 12  KAUAI FREE TIME F Spend two glorious days on Kauai, savouring its many natural wonders. Maybe take a trip to

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Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at a fun, interactive presentation in Jasper. n “Meet a Mountie” and learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Sightseeing Highlights • Icefields Parkway Motor along this stunning highway. • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Join a narrated walk along Maligne Canyon; spend two nights inside the National Park. • Maligne Lake Cruise See the place famed for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks and the nearby glacier view. • Yoho National Park View the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. • Banff Spend a relaxing three nights in this famed alpine resort town. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Lake Louise Enjoy a guided walk along the lake. • Moraine Lake View this stunning lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Dining Highlights • 6 full breakfasts   • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Calgary n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner in Banff n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Banff

First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 6 nights First Class accommodation

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DAY 1  ARRIVE CALGARY E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2  CALGARY – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway driving alongside snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park. (FB) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 3  JASPER NATIONAL PARK AT LEISURE & SIGHTSEEING 5  Start the day with a morning at leisure,

enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper’s quaint streets, or, if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) DAY 4  JASPER – YOHO – EMERALD LAKE – BANFF (3 NIGHTS) F Head south and cross the Continental Divide as you set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. See Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers abound on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Your day ends with a Highlight Dinner in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. (FB HD) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F)

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DAY 5  LAKE LOUISE – MORAINE LAKE – BANFF AT LEISURE Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB) DAY 6  BANFF AT LEISURE F 5  Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting or be wowed by aerial views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over

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Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner and learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” Local Expert presentation. (FB FD) DAY 7  BANFF – DEPART CALGARY This morning, descend from the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival in Calgary, a complimentary transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Delta Bow Valley hotel in Calgary for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 2 p.m. (FB)

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W Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede (DC5A). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede Ref: DC5A The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures. DAY 1  ARRIVE CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and explore some of what Calgary has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2  CALGARY STAMPEDE Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) DAY 3 TO DAY 8   These days will operate as per Days 2-7 on the 7-Day Itinerary.

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Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at a fun, interactive presentation in Jasper. n “Meet a Mountie” and learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Sightseeing Highlights • Icefields Parkway Motor along this stunning highway. • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Join a narrated walk along Maligne Canyon; spend two nights inside the National Park. • Maligne Lake Cruise See the place famed for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks and the nearby glacier view. • Yoho National Park View the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. • Banff Spend a relaxing three nights in this famed alpine resort town. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Lake Louise Enjoy a guided walk along the lake. • Moraine Lake View this stunning lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. • Rocky Mountaineer Travel from the Rockies to the Pacific coast.

Dining Highlights • 7 breakfasts: 5 full breakfasts n 2 continental breakfasts onboard the Rocky Mountaineer • 2 lunches: Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Calgary n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner in Banff n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Banff

First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • Rocky Mountaineer train (RedLeaf Service) from Banff to Vancouver • All tips to train personnel included • 7 nights First Class accommodation

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DAY 1  ARRIVE CALGARY E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2  CALGARY – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway driving alongside snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay in the heart of Jasper National Park tonight. (FB) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 3  JASPER NATIONAL PARK AT LEISURE & SIGHTSEEING 5  Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper’s quaint streets, or, if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) DAY 4  JASPER – YOHO – EMERALD LAKE – BANFF (3 NIGHTS) F Head south and cross the Continental Divide as you set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. See Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers abound on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park.

Your day ends with a Highlight Dinner in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. (FB HD) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 5  LAKE LOUISE – MORAINE LAKE – BANFF AT LEISURE Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB) DAY 6  BANFF AT LEISURE F 5 Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting or be wowed by aerial views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner and learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” Local Expert presentation. (FB FD) DAY 7  BANFF – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS After bidding farewell to your Travel Director, it’s “All aboard!” the Rocky Mountaineer train in RedLeaf Service (GoldLeaf Service and SilverLeaf Service upgrades available) for a two-day independent daytime rail journey west to Vancouver. Travel through the incredible engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels, past the glaciers of Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, under Mount McDonald and along the Thompson River to historic Kamloops—“the meeting of the waters”— where you are transferred to your hotel. (CB L) Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer DAY 8  KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – DEPART VANCOUVER Continue your rail journey through the


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Thompson and Fraser Canyons, viewing the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate. Approaching Vancouver, travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before arriving at approximately 5:30 p.m. Take a complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you wish to extend your stay. The train’s arrival into Vancouver can be subject to delays so please allow plenty of time for your onward travel arrangements. Please do not schedule any flights before 9 p.m. (CB L)

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Rocky Mountaineer Train GoldLeaf Upgrade Reference: DCGD

GoldLeaf Upgrade US$1100 • Rocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver • Assigned seating with extended legroom in a bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach • Open-air viewing deck at the rear of the car • Live onboard commentary • 2 full breakfasts and 2 lunches served in the GoldLeaf dining room • Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages • First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • Tips to train personnel included

Rocky Mountaineer Train SilverLeaf Upgrade Reference: DCSD

SilverLeaf Upgrade US$625 • Rocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver • Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows • Roomy, reclining seats • Breakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrees) • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks • Overnight accommodation in Kamloops

The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures. DAY 1  ARRIVE CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and explore some of what Calgary has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2  CALGARY STAMPEDE Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) DAY 3 TO DAY 9   These days will operate as per Days 2-8 on the 8-Day Itinerary.

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Learn about moose, bear and beavers at a wildlife presentation in Jasper. n “Meet a Mountie” and learn about the Canadian Mounted Police in Banff. n Enjoy a discussion with one of the athletes in training at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Vancouver Tour this vibrant waterfront city including Stanley Park. • Sea-To-Sky Highway Travel this scenic highway from the coast to Whistler. • Whistler Visit the BC Aboriginal Culture Centre or take a guided bike ride. • Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains Ride a gondola between the peaks of North America’s largest ski area. • Cache Creek Experience frontier hospitality at historic Hat Creek Ranch. • Athabasca River Have a ball on a white-water rafting excursion or gentle float trip. • Jasper National Park Spend two nights inside this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Icefields Parkway Be astounded by the icefields, glaciers and emerald lakes along this spectacular highway. • Athabasca Glacier Journey over the glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer. • Peyto Lake Gaze in awe at this incredible turquoise jewel of the Rockies. • Lake Louise Stroll around, photograph or simply enjoy this emerald lake. • Banff National Park Sightsee inside Canada’s oldest National Park. • Banff Explore the scenic surroundings of this quaint alpine town.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Vancouver n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner with drinks in Whistler Village n F Farewell Dinner pizza and bowling night with drinks in Banff

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DAY 1  ARRIVE VANCOUVER E Get ready for a thrilling adventure with your family and friends in the eye-popping Coast Mountains and Canadian Rockies, combining spectacular natural wonders with river rafting, canoeing, hiking and more. Check into your hotel and get settled. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a festive Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel:  Renaissance  Vancouver  Harbourside  Hotel (SF) DAY 2  VANCOUVER – SEA-TO-SKY HIGHWAY – WHISTLER F Start your morning with a brief city tour of vibrant Vancouver including Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Then, travel the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time before choosing from two options this afternoon: head out on a guided two-hour bike tour through this popular summer outdoor mecca, or visit the BC Aboriginal Culture Centre to learn about two distinctly different First Nations of British Columbia. Then, hold your breath when you look more than 395 metres (1,300 feet) straight down from the world’s highest and longest gondola ride, the Peak 2 Peak Alpine Experience between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This evening, stroll around Whistler Village and enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 3  WHISTLER – CACHE CREEK – KAMLOOPS Leave Whistler and the Coast Mountains and step back in time with a visit to historic Hat Creek Ranch. Interpreters in period clothing bring alive the fascinating tales of this 1860s roadhouse, which catered to miners and wagon trains. Stroll through the apple orchard, view the antique farming equipment and explore the ranch buildings. Walk along beautiful Hat Creek to the native village of the Shuswap Nation where members share their captivating culture. Continue to Kamloops and check into your hotel. Tonight, rally your buddies for a fun-filled evening of miniature golf. (FB) Hotel: The Thompson Hotel (F)

DAY 4  KAMPLOOPS – JASPER NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains, via the scenic Yellowhead Highway. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arriving in Jasper, you and your family will face two thrilling choices—either get splashed on a rip-roaring white water rafting adventure on the mighty Athabasca River or take a gentle float trip on calmer waters. Whichever you choose, you’ll marvel at the magnificent landscapes of Jasper National Park. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper (SF) DAY 5  JASPER NATIONAL PARK FREE TIME 5  Spend today rockin’ the Rockies as you like, or choose from optional outdoor activities. Your family members may take a scenic cruise on the pristine Maligne Lake or if they want to don their hiking boots for a guided alpine walk for “oohing and aahing” beneath the splendour of Mount Edith Cavell. There’s plenty of time for both! Tonight, enjoy a fun presentation on the park’s wildlife with a Local Expert. (FB) DAY 6  JASPER – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – LAKE LOUISE – BANFF NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Now that you’ve done some thrillin’, time to start the chillin’ as you travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and the amazing Columbia Icefield, the largest reservoir of ice and snow in the Rocky Mountains. Ride out on the massive Athabasca Glacier ice sheet aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer and learn amazing facts about glaciers and their impact on the environment. Travel on to Banff National Park for another peak experience. As you step out at Bow Summit, the highest point on the Columbia Icefield, marvel at the turquoise colour of glacier-fed Peyto Lake below. Travel on to the ultimate postcard-setting, Lake Louise, where you can do some chillin’ on your own— maybe paddle your own canoe across the emerald clear waters or take a leisurely hike along the shore. Tonight, settle into the welcoming mountain community of Banff. (FB) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F)


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DAY 7  BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 F Strike out on your own this morning with an optional helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Then, get going with one Rocky Mountain high after another. View beautiful Bow Falls, majestic Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner and Sulphur Mountain. Play a game of “What creature do you see?” as you spot the whimsical hoodoos overlooking Bow Valley. Afterward, learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” Local Expert presentation. This afternoon, you can opt to put on your boots and bandanas for some spectacular horseback riding, following the trail along the Bow River and hanging on to your hat at the Windy Knoll Viewpoint. Tonight, join the gang at a Farewell Dinner pizza night with a rousing

game of bowling celebrating this high-scoring family experience. (FB FD) DAY 8  BANFF – DEPART CALGARY 5  Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Enjoy a discussion with a Local Expert, one of the young athletes in training, and browse the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum. Take a complimentary transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Bow Valley hotel in Calgary if you are extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Q Travel Style: Family Experiences Duration: 8 Days Pace: Comfortable From: US$2625 p.p. twin share Ref: DRMF Starts Vancouver Sat 14 Jun Sat 21 Jun

Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with Calgary Stampede Ref: DSRF Yeehah! Hightail it down to the world’s largest rodeo and cheer on the world’s best rodeo athletes showing off their best cowboy skills and check out the awesome live bands, great barbecue, amazing exhibits and fabulous fireworks. DAY 1 TO DAY 7   These days will operate as shown on Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills Days 1-7. DAY 8  CALGARY STAMPEDE Depart Banff this morning and you’re off to the Calgary Stampede, the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day tickets include reserved seating at rodeo events and admission to the Stampede Park. Tonight, watch the Stampede’s amazing Chuckwagon Races. End the day with the Grandstand Show musical extravaganza and fireworks! (FB) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 9  DEPART CALGARY Take a complimentary transfer to Calgary International Airport. (FB)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality See Birch Bowls being made in Fairbanks. n Learn about ulu knifes in Anchorage. • 5 Local Expert Meet champion Iditarod dogs and learn about life on the trail from a senior handler in Fairbanks.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Fairbanks Take a paddlewheel boat down the Tanana and Chena Rivers; visit an Athabascan village and meet native Alaskans. • Denali National Park Spend two relaxing nights in one of Alaska’s most popular destinations; journey on a wilderness excursion; enjoy the Denali Dinner Theater. • Alaska Railroad Ride the rails through Alaska’s pristine wilderness. • Anchorage Explore Alaska’s largest city; learn about Alaska’s first people at the Alaska Native Heritage Center; visit an Alaska wildlife rehabilitation centre. • Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise this National Park filled with dramatic glaciers and abundant wildlife. • Seward Discover one of Alaska’s oldest and most delightful towns; travel the scenic Seward Highway, a designated All-American Road.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 2 lunches: 1 box lunch n 1 plated lunch • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Fairbanks n F Salmon Bake Highlight Dinner with wine in Fairbanks n F Highlight Dinner and show with wine in Denali National Park n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Anchorage

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 7 nights First Class accommodation for landonly guests and 13 nights for land and cruise guests • Train journey aboard the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage

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• Luxury 7-night cruise aboard Holland America Line • Your choice of an Inside, Ocean-view or Verandah Stateroom • All meals onboard • Personal Choice Dining • Personal Choice Activities, entertainment, spa and fitness

DAY 1  ARRIVE FAIRBANKS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Fairbanks! Spend the afternoon getting settled in at your hotel or do a little sightseeing on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Rivers Edge Resort (F) DAY 2  FAIRBANKS SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I 5 F Visit a workshop where local artisans carve Alaskan Birch Bowls, a Local Speciality. Then, board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a re-created Athabascan village where you can meet and talk with native Alaskans. Visit the kennel owned by the late Iditarod champion Susan Butcher and hear a  Local Expert recount tales about life as a senior handler on the trail. Enjoy some free time to explore Fairbanks on your own. Tonight, enjoy a Salmon Bake Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) DAY 3  FAIRBANKS – DENALI NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) F Wind your way through the scenic Tanana River Valley on your way to snow-capped Mount McKinley—at 20,320 feet (6,194 metres), it is the highest peak in North America and the centrepiece of Denali National Park. Settle into your hotel and delve into Denali’s lively history at a Highlight Dinner and show at the Denali Dinner Theater. (FB HD) Hotel: Denali Bluffs Hotel (F) DAY 4  DENALI NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Perhaps take an optional morning rafting trip or a guided hike this morning before

immersing yourself in the untouched wilderness of Denali as your guide helps you spot local wildlife such as moose, bear and caribou. (FB L) DAY 5  DENALI – ALASKA RAILROAD – ANCHORAGE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a morning on your own before boarding the famous Alaska Railroad for the scenic journey to Anchorage. Relax in your comfortable reclining seat or visit the deluxe dome railcar as onboard experts discuss the spectacular landscapes of Hurricane Gulch and Indian River Canyon. Arriving in Anchorage, enjoy the evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: Quality Suites Anchorage (MF) DAY 6  ANCHORAGE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I F Explore Anchorage’s historic downtown district and view the scenic shores of Cook Inlet. Stop at the Ulu Factory for a Local Speciality, an introduction to the semicircular ulu knife developed by the Inuit people. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you can walk along wooded paths past indigenous villages and meet with natives from different parts of the state. After some free time, join your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner and toast to your Alaskan adventure. (FB FD) DAY 7  ANCHORAGE – KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK – SEWARD Visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre with a guide before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a prime rib and salmon lunch while enjoying the views of abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Then, bid

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US$265

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share. Guaranteed room share is not available.

farewell to your travelling companions who are sailing off on the Holland America Line. (FB L) Hotel: BW Edgewater Hotel (MF)

Quality Suites Anchorage for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. (FB)

DAY 8  SEWARD – DEPART ANCHORAGE Enjoy the morning on your own before returning to Anchorage. Stops will be made at Anchorage International Airport and the

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

14-Day Itinerary Including Glacier Discovery Alaska Cruise Ref: DSMI/Z/B DAY 1 TO DAY 6   These days will operate as shown on Majestic Alaska Days 1-6. DAY 7  ANCHORAGE – KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK – SEWARD – GLACIER DISCOVERY ALASKA CRUISE (7 NIGHTS) Visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a prime rib and salmon lunch while marvelling at the abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Then, bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line cruise ship and set sail on an unforgettable 7-Night Glacier Discovery Alaska Cruise.  (FB L D) DAY 8  SCENIC CRUISING – COLLEGE FJORD While admiring the massive glaciers of College Fjord in Prince William Sound, keep your eyes open for harbour seals, playful sea otters, bald eagles and even one of the 40ton humpback whales that come to the rich waters of Alaska each summer.  (FB L D) DAY 9  SCENIC CRUISING – GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK From the comfort of your ship, watch Glacier Bay National Park’s immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers and imagine what Alaska was like before the first humans arrived. (FB L D)

DAY 10  HAINES Haines—home to autumn’s Alaska Bald Eagle Festival—lies alongside the longest fjord in America. Visit galleries offering traditional Tlingit art in the quaint downtown.  (FB L D) DAY 11  JUNEAU Stroll Juneau’s picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for exhilarating views of the harbour and nearby mountains.  (FB L D) DAY 12  KETCHIKAN While in Ketchikan, check out the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. Consider taking an optional guided tour through town or a floatplane flightseeing trip.  (FB L D) DAY 13  SCENIC CRUISING – INSIDE PASSAGE Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands. (FB L D) DAY 14  DEPART VANCOUVER Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you wish to extend your stay.  Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 p.m. (FB)

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Verandah US$2525 US$990 US$1480

d Cruise Fees, Taxes & Tips: Supplement US$403. These compulsory charges are levied by the cruise line and comprise a Non Discountable Amount, Government Fees & Taxes, and tips/gratuities to shipboard personnel see page 133 for details. e This departure features Holland America Line’s ms Oosterdam - all other departures feature Holland America’s ms Statendam. Full payment for Land & Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure. Single and triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only.

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FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Western Canada Winter Adventure INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Take a guided tour of Vancouver’s Granville Market complete with tastings. • 5 Local Expert Enjoy a wildlife presentation in Jasper. n Learn about the Canadian Mounted Police at a “Meet a Mountie” presentation. n Learn about and taste ice wine and other local vintages from a sommelier in Kelowna. • l Unique Insight Visit a curling centre in Vancouver to learn about and play this ice sport. • @ Authentic Accommodation The former “Tent City” in Jasper is now a quintessentially Fairmont hotel in a beautiful setting where royalty have visited. n Helen Keller, Marilyn Monroe, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Benny Goodman have all visited The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort where you’ll stay two nights. n Spend the night at “Hollywood North” at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where early movies were filmed and hundreds of stars have made holidays.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Vancouver See the city’s main attractions on a sightseeing tour. • The Canadian Travel from Vancouver to Jasper in style aboard The Canadian train. • Jasper See stunning Maligne Canyon; discover the Dark Sky Preserve on a guided stargazing tour. • Banff See the main sights; take a gondola ride for an aerial view of six mountain ranges; embark on a dog sledding adventure. • Lake Louise See one of the most photographed landscapes in Canada. • Kelowna Travel to the place of beautiful parkland and sandy beaches of Okanagan Lake. • Victoria Visit beautiful Butterfly Gardens and see Butchart Gardens decorated for the holidays (in season).

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: On board The Canadian • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Vancouver n 4 three-course dinners n F Highlight Dinner with wine and fondue in Lake Louise n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Victoria

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• Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 10 nights First Class accommodation • VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian train (Sleeper Plus class) from Vancouver to Jasper • Private compartment with en suite facilities that transform into a bedroom at night with comfortable upper and lower berths • Full access to the Skyline Car with a glass-dome ceiling, Park Car and lounges • All tips to train personnel included

DAY 1  ARRIVE VANCOUVER E Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city and the jewel of British Columbia. Winter is a very special time of year to visit Canada when the always-beautiful landscapes transform into a snow-covered wonderland where travellers can experience a variety of activities not available during the summer months. After checking in at the hotel, relax or begin to explore this cosmopolitan city on your own. At 6 p.m., join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the hotel for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel:  Renaissance  Vancouver  Harbourside  Hotel (SF) DAY 2  VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING – THE CANADIAN l I Travel to a local ice rink for a Unique Insight into Ice Curling, a distinctively Canadian sport similar to shuffleboard, but on ice! Next, enjoy a Local Speciality during a culinary tour of the Granville Market complete with tastings and a guide who will explain the market’s history and impact on the Vancouver food scene. This afternoon, see the totems at Stanley Park and visit Gastown and Chinatown before gathering with your new friends for dinner at a local restaurant. Board The Canadian train tonight for an overnight adventure travelling through the interior of British Columbia as you journey to stunning Jasper National Park. (FB D) DAY 3  THE CANADIAN – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) @  Enjoy your private, comfortable compartment and all of the amenities on board today. Delight in panoramic views from the glass-dome ceiling in the Skyline Car of the passing landscape experiencing all the natural glory of Canada: snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes, sparkling rivers and endless evergreen forests. Upon arrival in Jasper, transfer to your grand hotel ideally located with the incredible mountains as the backdrop. Enjoy beautifully-appointed guestrooms complete with charming amenities, at your Authentic Accommodation, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. What started out as “Tent City” in 1915, turned into a homelike atmosphere of log cabins, where Queen Elizabeth II and

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff National Park

Prince Phillip celebrated Alberta’s 100th Anniversary. After getting settled in, enjoy an evening treat of s’mores and spirited refreshments around a bonfire. (FB L) Hotel: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (MD) DAY 4  JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5  Enjoy a presentation by a Local Expert about Jasper’s wildlife before embarking on an ice walk through Maligne Canyon. The afternoon is yours to continue your exploration as you please before gathering at the hotel for dinner where you will learn about a local favourite as the chef demonstrates the making of the Beaver Tail pastry. After satisfying your appetite, embark on a guided stargazing tour (weather permitting) to discover Jasper’s beautiful night sky. (FB D) DAY 5  JASPER – BANFF NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) @ 5  The Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff is one of the most magnificent mountain drives in the world, made even more impressive during the winter months when the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies are overrun with glistening snow. Relax during a leisurely drive down to the quaint town of Banff. Check into the stately Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, and partake in a heritage tour of your magnificent Authentic Accommodation where the likes

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of Helen Keller,  Marilyn Monroe, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited. Another guest of the hotel, Benny Goodman, was influential in Banff obtaining its own landing strip, as he wanted to stay at the hotel but could only do so if there was an area to land his plane. The hotel’s late Victorian architecture of visually clean, striking and exciting style became so significant throughout the early 1900’s that it became the focal point of Canadian architecture until the beginning of the second world war. After dinner, learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” Local Expert presentation. (FB  D) Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (MD) DAY 6  BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Continue your exploration of Banff today with an unforgettable winter sleigh ride through the park before embarking on a gondola ride for a bird’s-eye view of six snow-capped mountain ranges. The rest of the day is yours to continue trekking the park or take advantage of the countless amenities at your resort, a National Historic Site of Canada. Often called “The Castle in the Rockies,” the hotel has been welcoming guests for over 125 years and offers a variety of activities including a world-class spa, 12 restaurants and lounges, shopping, and a bowling centre. If you want to get out on the town tonight, choose to join an optional excursion for a dinner and a show. (FB) DAY 7  BANFF – LAKE LOUISE @ F A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits today as you learn all about and partake in dog sledding. Say “Mush!” as you guide your team of huskies along a specially groomed trail as they skillfully glide over the snow-covered ground. After, savour a hot chocolate around a roaring fire while trading tales of your adventure. Head to Lake Louise this afternoon and upon arrival indulge in your choice of a guided Heritage Lake Shore Walk or Ice Skating before checking into your hotel, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, an Authentic Accommodation. Literally hundreds of stars

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have visited for filming or holiday, including Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Reeve and Angie Dickenson. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with drinks this evening during a special fondue experience and presentation before ending the night with a snow shoe walk. (FB HD) Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (MD) DAY 8  LAKE LOUISE – KELOWNA 5 Bid farewell to Lake Louise and take to the road for a scenic drive to Kelowna. After arriving at your hotel, delight in a wine pairing with hors d’oeuvres and learn about ice wine and other local vintages of British Columbia during a Local Expert presentation by the hotel’s sommelier. (FB D) Hotel: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort (MD) DAY 9  KELOWNA – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS) Head to charming Victoria via ferry today, the capital city of British Columbia. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (F)

US$250 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

US$500

Triple Room Reduction

US$150

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share. Departures over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays will enjoy a special holiday-themed meal.

6 These departures operate per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room

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DAY 10  VICTORIA FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING F The morning is yours to relax and take in the atmosphere before an exciting excursion to Butterfly Gardens, a vast enclosure of tropical colour and aromas, home to more than 3,000 butterflies. Then, it’s on to beautiful Butchart Gardens. Your day ends with a Farewell Dinner at a family-owned winery with a delectable meal expertly paired with local vintages. (FB FD)

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DAY 11  VICTORIA – DEPART VANCOUVER Head back to the mainland and take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 2 p.m. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Attend a private lunch, tour and tasting at a family-owned winery in Victoria. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Enjoy a wildlife presentation in Jasper. n Learn about the Canadian Mounted Police at a “Meet a Mountie” presentation in Banff. 

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Strait of Georgia View British Columbia’s picturesque coastline onboard a ferry cruise. • Victoria See the city’s landmarks and explore Butchart Gardens and the Butterfly Gardens. • Whistler Overnight in this charming alpine village. • Cache Creek Visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch and a native village. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Banff Tour the township and enjoy a scenic gondola ride. • Lake Louise Join an interpretive walk along the lake. • Icefield Parkway Motor along this spectacular alpine drive. • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Enjoy an interpretive walk along Maligne Canyon. • Mount Robson View the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. • Lac Le Jeune Walk along the lake; learn about the resident beaver colony.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with wine in Victoria • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Vancouver n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Whistler n 2 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine at Lac Le Jeune

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 10 nights first class accommodation • Round-trip ferry across the Strait of Georgia from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay

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DAY 1  ARRIVE VANCOUVER E Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city! Check into your hotel and get settled or head out to explore the jewel of British Columbia on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 2  VANCOUVER – STRAIT OF GEORGIA – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS) B Set out for Stanley Park and the towering totem poles and explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown with their cobbled streets. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria, home to fashionable tearooms and old English charm. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly-balanced vintages, carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Indulge in a Be My Guest  lunch featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines followed by a private tour of the winery. This afternoon, tour the exhibits of cyde and free-flight tropical butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens, an indoor world of tropical colour and sights and home to more than 3,000 butterflies. (FB BG) Hotel: Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (F) DAY 3  VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Site of an old cement works in the early 20th century, these gardens were transformed by the Butchart family into a world-famous preserve of exotic plants and flowers. Meet with a representative of the gardens who can answer any questions you have, and then spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting colourful butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day on your own. Walk around town, do some shopping or perhaps join an optional whale-watching trip. (FB)

DAY 4  VICTORIA – SEA-TO-SKYHIGHWAY – WHISTLER F Return to the mainland and board your motorcoach for a drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds between the glittering waters of Howe Sound and the soaring Coastal Mountains. Feel the spray on your face and listen to the thunder of the water at the 1,105 foot (337 metre) high Shannon Falls near the town of Squamish, once the southern terminal of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler where you’ll enjoy a  Highlight Dinner with your fellow travellers. (FB  HD) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 5  WHISTLER – CACHE CREEK – KAMLOOPS Head east as you cross the Coast Mountains and travel along remote Duffy Lake Road through some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. At historic Hat Creek Ranch, chat with costumed interpreters who will introduce you to what life was like in the midst of the great gold rush of the 1860s. Before the gold rush brought prospectors and fortune seekers, the Shuswap people lived in this verdant valley. Visit a local village where you can meet and talk with these native people who still live close to the land. (FB) Hotel: The Thompson Hotel (F) DAY 6  KAMLOOPS – CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARKS – BANFF (2 NIGHTS) 5  Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, home to old-growth rainforest of alpine meadows rich with wildflowers. Then, enter Glacier National Park and climb over stunning Rogers Pass—keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears. After crossing the Columbia River, arrive in Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks and a natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your


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quintessential alpine resort. Enjoy dinner and a Local Expert presentation where you will learn all about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a real life “Mountie.”  (FB D) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 7  BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Then board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like. (FB) DAY 8  BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) 5  Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you learn about the history and geology of the area on a short interpretive walk. Head north amidst a landscape of towering peaks, thundering waterfalls and ancient glaciers, keeping an eye out for elk, black bear and mountain goats. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield when you board an Ice Explorer on the massive Athabasca Glacier. More action is in store if you’d like to take an optional float trip on the Athabasca River on the way to Jasper National Park. Stay in the heart of the park where you learn about the wildlife that call these stunning mountains home during an interactive, afterdinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper (SF) DAY 9  JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like: relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets of Jasper or join an optional guided alpine excursion to Mount Edith Cavell. (FB)

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DAY 10  JASPER – MOUNT ROBSON – SUN PEAKS F Head west over Yellowhead Pass and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies’ tallest peak at 12,989 feet (3,959 metres). Travel on and arrive at your resort in Sun Peaks. This evening, enjoy a festive  Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions. (FB  FD) Hotel: Lac Le Jeune Resort (MF) DAY 11  SUN PEAKS – DEPART VANCOUVER Returning to the Pacific coast, arrive back in Vancouver, where the journey ends. Take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you want to extend your stay in Vancouver.  Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. (FB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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W Best of Canada’s West with Calgary Stampede (DBSW). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

Best of Canada’s West with Calgary Stampede Ref: DBSW The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures of the Best of Canada’s West. DAY 1 TO DAY 7   These days will operate as shown on Best of Canada’s West Days 1-7. DAY 8  BANFF – CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) Don your boots and Stetson as you arrive in Calgary to experience the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling Chuckwagon Races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, an entertainment extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 9  CALGARY STAMPEDE Spend the entire day at the Calgary Stampede, billed as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. (FB) DAY 10 TO DAY 13   These days will operate as shown on Best of Canada’s West, Days 8-11.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a private dinner, tour and tasting at a family-owned winery in Victoria. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Listen to a wildlife presentation in Jasper.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Vancouver Discover Vancouver’s main attractions on a city tour. • Rocky Mountaineer Enjoy a 2-day scenic rail journey, Vancouver to Jasper. • Jasper Walk along beautiful Maligne Canyon and cruise upon Maligne Lake. • Columbia Icefield Drive onto Athabasca Glacier aboard an Ice Explorer. • Banff See Banff’s main sights. • Lake Louise Walk along the lake and learn about the area’s history. • Victoria Explore this charming city’s main sights on an orientation tour. • Butchart Gardens Enjoy breakfast; learn about the gardens and explore.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 breakfasts: 8 full breakfasts n 2 continental breakfasts onboard the Rocky Mountaineer • 2 lunches: Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Vancouver n 3 three-course dinners n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Vancouver n B Be My Guest Farewell Dinner with wine in Victoria

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • Rocky Mountaineer train (RedLeaf Service) from Vancouver to Jasper • Tourist Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • All tips to train personnel included • 10 nights First Class accommodation • Ferry across the Strait of Georgia from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and back to Tsawwassen

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DAY 1  ARRIVE VANCOUVER (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Vancouver! Check into your hotel and then spend some time exploring downtown Vancouver or perhaps take a walk near the harbour. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel (SF) DAY 2  VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING F Be swept away by sparkling Vancouver with its sweeping views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park to see its towering totem poles and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown, the city’s first downtown, named for “Gassy” Jack Deighton who opened the area’s first saloon. This afternoon, visit an art gallery, do some shopping or just relax at a cafe. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (FB HD) DAY 3  VANCOUVER – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an unforgettable daylight rail journey through the diverse natural beauty on the way to Alberta. Travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before entering Fraser Canyon. End your day’s journey in historic Kamloops, which means “the meeting of the waters.” (CB L) Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

DAY 4  KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) Back onboard the train, make your way through the dramatic mountain landscape of British Columbia to the delightful alpine town of Jasper. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park. (CB L) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 5  JASPER FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING 5  Start the day with some free time, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper’s quaint streets, or, if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) DAY 6  JASPER – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – BANFF NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Head south along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snow-clad peaks and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including elk, black bear and

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mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. See lovely Peyto Lake before arriving this afternoon at the quintessential alpine resort of Banff. (FB D) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 7  BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including the viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. Then take an optional ride on the Banff Gondola for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or perhaps arrange an optional excursion such as a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine or a river float trip down the Bow River. (FB) DAY 8  BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – CHASE Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you’ll learn about the history and geography of the area on a brief interpretive walk. Soak in the stunning landscape with its azure glacial waters, deep green forests, jagged snow-covered mountains and the mighty Victoria Glacier. Then travel through the alpine majesty of Yoho and Glacier National Parks to the temperate rainforest of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Arrive in Chase in time for dinner and a peaceful evening. (FB D) Hotel: Quaaout Lodge (F) DAY 9  CHASE – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS) Travel back to the Pacific coast and across the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Vancouver Island and quaint Victoria, home to fashionable tea rooms and old English charm. Though the wooden fort is long gone, Bastion Square (the birthplace of the city) welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. Your orientation tour will also introduce you to the scenic Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings. (FB) Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point (SF)

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DAY 10  VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING B Start your day with breakfast at the worldfamous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Learn about the history of the gardens and immerse yourself in the extravagant exhibits featuring flowers in full bloom. Spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Visit a familyowned winery and taste the perfectly balanced vintages. The vintages have been carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Enjoy a private tour of the winery, then indulge in a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines. (FB BG) DAY 11  VICTORIA – DEPART VANCOUVER Travel by ferry back to the mainland. Complimentary transfers will be provided to the airport or to the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel in Vancouver for those extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3:30 p.m. (FB)

All prices are per person, twin share.

Rocky Mountaineer Train GoldLeaf Upgrade Ref: DROG GoldLeaf Upgrade US$950 • Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Jasper • Assigned seating with extended legroom in a bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach • Open-air viewing deck at the rear of the car • Live onboard commentary • 2 full breakfasts and 2 lunches served in the GoldLeaf dining room • Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages • First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • Tips to train personnel included

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a private lunch, tour and tasting at a family-owned winery in Victoria. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Indulge in local vintages at a winery in Niagara-on-theLake • 5 Local Expert Enjoy a wildlife presentation in Jasper.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Vancouver Discover Chinatown, Gastown, English Bay and Stanley Park. • Victoria See the city’s landmarks; explore Butchart Gardens and Butterfly Gardens. • Whistler Join a guided walking tour of this 2010 Olympic venue. • Cache Creek Visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch and a native village. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Banff Tour the township; enjoy a scenic gondola ride. • Lake Louise Join an interpretive walk along the lake. • Icefields Parkway Motor along this spectacular alpine drive. • Columbia Icefields Ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Enjoy an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon; stay in the heart of the park. • Toronto Enjoy a Hop-On, Hop-Off Toronto city sightseeing day pass. • Niagara Falls Cruise to the base of the mighty falls; visit Niagara-on-the-Lake.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 full breakfasts • 3 lunches: B Be My Guest lunch with wine in Victoria n 2 lunches onboard The Canadian • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Vancouver n 2 three-course dinners n 3 three-course dinners onboard The Canadian n F A Highlight Dinner with wine in Whistler

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• Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 13 nights First Class accommodation • VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian Train (Sleeper Plus class) from Jasper to Toronto • Private compartment with en suite facilities that transforms into a bedroom at night with comfortable upper and lower berths • Delicious meals served in the Dining Car • Full access to the Skyline Car with its glass-dome ceiling, Park Car and lounges • All tips to train personnel included • Round-trip ferry across the Strait of Georgia between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay

DAY 1  ARRIVE VANCOUVER E Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city and the jewel of British Columbia! Check into your hotel and spend some time exploring before gathering at 6 p.m. at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 2  VANCOUVER – STRAIGHT OF GEORGIA – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS) B Be swept away by sparkling Vancouver with its sweeping views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park and its towering totem poles and explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown with their cobbled streets. Travel by ferry to cross the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and Victoria, where you’ll see the lovely Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings. Visit a familyowned winery and taste the perfectly balanced vintages carefully crafted with grapes farmed over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Indulge in a Be My Guest lunch featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines, followed by a private tour of the winery. This afternoon, tour the exhibits of cyde and free-flight tropical butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens, an indoor world of tropical colour and sights and home to more than 3,000 butterflies. (FB BG) Hotel: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (F) DAY 3  VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Start your day with breakfast at the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Learn about the history of the gardens as well as current exhibits featuring flowers in their full summer bloom. Spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling its winding pathways, spotting colourful butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of the day on your own. (FB) DAY 4  VICTORIA – SEA-TO-SKY HIGHWAY – WHISTLER F Return to the mainland and board your motorcoach for the scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds between

the glittering waters of Howe Sound and the soaring Coastal Mountains. Feel the spray on your face and listen to the thunder of the water at the 337 metre-high (1,105-foot) Shannon Falls near the town of Squamish, once the southern terminal of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. Arrive in Whistler and stretch your legs on a guided walking tour of the village that hosted part of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This evening, enjoy a  Highlight Dinner with your travelling companions. (FB  HD) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 5  WHISTLER – CACHE CREEK – KAMLOOPS Head east as you cross the Coast Mountains and travel along remote Duffy Lake Road through some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. At historic Hat Creek Ranch, chat with costumed interpreters who introduce you to what life was like in the midst of the great gold rush of the 1860s. Before the gold rush brought prospectors and fortune seekers, the Shuswap people lived in this verdant valley. Visit a local village where you can meet and talk with natives who still live close to the land. (FB) Hotel: The Thompson Hotel (F) DAY 6  KAMLOOPS – CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARKS – BANFF (2 NIGHTS) Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, home to old-growth rainforest and alpine meadows rich with wildflowers. Enter Glacier National Park and climb over stunning Rogers Pass—keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears. After crossing the Columbia River, you’re on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks and the Natural Bridge that spans the length of the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your quintessential alpine resort. (FB D) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 7  BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise


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Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Then board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or join one of the many optional activities, including a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine, a river float trip down the Bow River or a fun-filled dinner show this evening. (FB) DAY 8  BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – JASPER 5 Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you’ll learn about the history and geology of the area on a short interpretive walk. Then, soak in the stunning scenery with its azure glacial waters surrounded by deep green forests and jagged snow-covered mountains. Head north amidst a landscape of towering peaks, thundering waterfalls and ancient glaciers, keeping an eye out for elk, black bear and mountain goat. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield when you board an Ice Explorer on the massive Athabasca Glacier. More action is in store if you’d like to take an optional float trip on the Athabasca River on the way to Jasper National Park. Stay in the heart of the park where you’ll learn about the wildlife that call these stunning mountains home at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a naturalist, your Local Expert, on Jasper wildlife. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper (SF) DAY 9  JASPER – THE CANADIAN (3 NIGHTS) Enjoy an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while strolling along the canyon’s trail past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. Bid farewell to your Travel Director and enjoy some free time before  boarding the Canadian Train for your independent rail journey to Eastern Canada. Relax in your private Sleeper Plus class compartment with en suite facilities, and settle in for one of the world’s great train journeys. (FB D)

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DAY 10 TO DAY 11  ONBOARD THE CANADIAN Enjoy your comfortable compartment, delicious meals and gracious service. Unwind with a drink in the welcoming lounge and be sure to spend some time in the open dome car with panoramic views of the passing landscape. As your rail adventure continues, experience all the natural glory of Canada: snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes, expansive prairies stretching to the horizon, sparkling rivers and endless evergreen forests. (FB L D) (FB L D) DAY 12  THE CANADIAN – TORONTO (2 NIGHTS) After breakfast, your train arrives in Toronto where you are met, welcomed to the city and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the sights of Toronto aboard a Hop-On, Hop-Off London-style, double-decker sightseeing tour bus. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (MD) DAY 13  NIAGARA FALLS EXCURSION I Experience the majesty of one of the world’s great natural wonders. Travel through Niagara Peninsula, a lush wine-growing region, before arriving at Niagara Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of the falls before an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. You’ll have plenty of time for shopping and picture taking before continuing to the historic, picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Finish your unforgettable Niagara visit with a  Local Speciality wine tasting experience at a local winery. (FB) DAY 14  DEPART TORONTO Your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to Toronto International Airport or extend your stay at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. (FB)

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Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of authentic local cuisine and learn how fruit preserves are made at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Enjoy the famed fruit wines in Moncton. • 5 Local Expert For included sightseeing on Prince Edward Island and at the Bay of Fundy.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Halifax Discover the city’s famous landmarks; visit the Citadel National Historic Site. • Jeddore Oyster Pond Learn about early coastal life at the Fisherman’s Life Museum. • Sherbrooke Explore historic Sherbrooke Village, a restored 19th century living museum. • Baddeck Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. • Cape Breton Enjoy the sights of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. • Cabot Trail Travel one of the most scenic drives in the world. • Prince Edward Island Tour the island; visit Prince Edward Island National Park and Green Gables, the literary home of “Anne of Green Gables.” • Moncton Visit a local winery and taste local fruit wines. • Bay of Fundy Visit the Hopewell Rocks.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Highlight Lunch Lobster Cruise with wine in Shediac Bay • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Halifax n 1 three-course dinner n B Be My Guest dinner with wine on Prince Edward Island n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Moncton

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 7 nights First Class accommodation

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DAY 1  ARRIVE HALIFAX (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Halifax, home to the first British town in Canada! Get settled in at your hotel and then head out on your own this afternoon to see Halifax. Take a stroll along the waterfront or indulge in some high end shopping before meeting at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a  Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites (F) DAY 2  HALIFAX SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Founded in 1749 by the British as a bulwark against French settlement, Nova Scotia’s capital has grown up to be a thriving, multi-cultural city. On a city tour, learn about Nova Scotia’s intimate ties to the Titanic and visit the massive Halifax Citadel Historic Site, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire.This afternoon, soak up the ocean air and traditional maritime atmosphere as you travel southwest to St. Margaret’s Bay and the lovely little fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Return to Halifax for an evening on your own. (FB) DAY 3  HALIFAX – SHERBROOKE VILLAGE – BADDECK (2 NIGHTS) Head north to Jeddore Oyster Pond and the Fisherman’s Life Museum, a restored house once home to Ervin and Ethelda Myer and their 13 daughters. Smell the fresh ocean air, see the lovely garden and imagine the joys and struggles of a typical fisherman’s family in the early 1900s. In the winters, fishermen sometimes worked in the forests, and Sherbrooke Village is a meticulously re-created lumber town from the late 19th century. Stroll along the River Walk, chat with the blacksmith and visit the town’s post office. Then cross the Canso Causeway, an engineering wonder built with some 10 million tons of rock, to explore gorgeous Cape Breton Island. End your travels for the day in the pretty little town of Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d’Or Lake. (FB D) Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge (MF) DAY 4  CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS & CABOT TRAIL EXCURSION Begin the day with a visit to Cape Breton where Alexander Graham Bell chose to

build his Canadian estate, saying “I have travelled the globe…for simple beauty Cape Breton outrivals them all.” Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where Bell’s estate—Beinn Bhreagh— can be viewed from the rooftop gardens of the complex. Get a taste of that natural beauty on the famed Cabot Trail, a breathtaking journey around the tip of the island. Pass by sparkling blue bays and emerald-clad hillsides and quaint Margaree Harbour. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagle as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Return to Baddeck in the late afternoon. (FB) DAY 5  BADDECK – WOOD ISLANDS FERRY – CHARLOTTETOWN (2 NIGHTS) B Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before arriving at the “Birthplace of New Scotland,” lovely Pictou, which got its nickname from the waves of Scottish emigres who settled here. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island—the home of the beloved Anne of Green Gables. Visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve

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Company and learn the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. Join your hosts for a Be My Guest  dinner featuring authentic local cuisine. Then skirt the coast before travelling inland to picturesque Charlottetown. (FB BG) Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown (F) DAY 6  PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Join a Local Expert  for an insider’s tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin with a visit to the fishing village of North Rustico with its pretty red-and-white lighthouse, built back in 1876. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island’s provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. Then explore a 25-mile stretch of some of Canada’s most spectacular coastline set aside in Prince Edward Island National Park. Relish the sparkling waters, the striking red sandstone cliffs, the chattering shorebirds and the rolling sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass. Later, pay a visit to the quaint township of Cavendish and discover the gabled house that provided inspiration for the classic children’s story, Anne of Green Gables, about a little orphan girl. Return to Charlottetown this evening for some time on your own. (FB)

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DAY 8  MONCTON – HOPEWELL ROCKS – DEPART HALIFAX 5 Get out your Guinness Book of World Records this morning for a visit to the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world’s highest tide. Your Local Expert  explains everything you need to know about these magnificently eroded rocks that tower above the churning sea. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers in Moncton where you will take a complimentary transfer to Halifax International Airport or to the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites in Halifax for guests extending their stay.  Please do not schedule any flights before 7 p.m. (FB)

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US$108 p.p.

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US$175

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DAY 7  CHARLOTTETOWN – SHEDIAC BAY – MONCTON F I Return across the Northumberland Strait, this time via the Confederation Bridge—the longest bridge in the world over ice-covered water. Back in New Brunswick, head out onto the waters to learn about the art and science of lobstering; then enjoy a lobster Highlight Lunch onboard the boat (weather permitting). Return to land for a Local Speciality, enjoying Moncton’s famed fruit wines, before ending your day’s journey here in Moncton, originally settled in 1766 by Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. This evening, join your travelling companions for a festive  Farewell Dinner. (FB HL FD) Hotel: Delta Beausejour (F)

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Best of Eastern Canada Ottawa, Ontario

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy an exclusive winery tour and sample regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients during a Be My Guest dinner in Niagara Falls. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit a family-owned Copper Art Museum in Quebec City and learn how copper ore is transformed into works of art. • 5 Local Expert For included sightseeing in Montreal and Quebec City.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Toronto Enjoy an orientation tour of this vibrant, mutli-cultural city. • Niagara Falls Experience the mighty falls up close during a boat ride. • Kingston Visit Old Fort Henry and learn about British garrison life in the 19th century. • Upper Canada Village Step back in time during a visit to this recreated 1860s rural village. • Montreal Tour Mount Royal, Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica and the historic Old Port. • Montmorency Falls View these spectacular falls spilling into the St. Lawrence River. • Quebec City Spend two nights in this UNESCO World Heritage Site; join a city tour including the historic walled city and the Plains of Abraham. • Ottawa Enjoy an orientation tour of Canada’s capital including the stately Parliament Hill.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Toronto n 1 three-course dinner n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Niagara Falls n F Highlight Dinner cruise with wine in Kingston n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Ottawa

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 •��Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 9 nights First Class accommodation

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DAY 1  ARRIVE TORONTO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Toronto, Canada’s largest city! After checking into your hotel, take advantage of some time on your own to relax or explore the hustle and bustle of the city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (MD) DAY 2  TORONTO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan, multi-cultural Toronto, viewing Casa Loma, the massive castle residence built by a Toronto financier during the early 20th century; sprawling Queens Park; the lively entertainment district; stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. The remainder of the day and evening are yours to explore this exciting city on your own or perhaps embark on an optional excursion to the top of the iconic CN Tower. (FB) DAY 3  TORONTO – NIAGARA FALLS B Experience the majesty of one of the world’s great natural wonders. Travel through the lush wine-growing region between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario before arriving at Niagara Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of the falls before boarding an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. There’s time for shopping and picture taking on the Canadian side of the falls. This evening, enjoy a delightful experience at a family-owned and operated winery. Join your hosts for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including their famous ice wine, a speciality of the region, made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The result: a refreshingly sweet dessert wine. Later, sample some of Niagara’s regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients at a Be My Guest  dinner served in a marvellous setting with stunning views of thevineyard. (FB  BG) Hotel: Hilton Hotel & Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview (SF)

DAY 4  NIAGARA FALLS – KINGSTON F Heading north, follow the scenic shores of Lake Ontario through the countryside to the historic town of Kingston. Here, visit Old Fort Henry, a 19th century British military fortress. Learn about British garrison life during the years just before the confederation of Canada. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner cruise across Kingston’s Thousand Islands region. (FB HD) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Kingston (MF) DAY 5  KINGSTON – UPPER CANADA VILLAGE – MONTREAL 5 Follow the thread of the nation’s history in Upper Canada Village, a re-created rural community where costumed interpreters immerse you in 1860s life. Explore more than 40 businesses and homes, including a blacksmith shop, a schoolhouse and a sawmill. Then travel to Montreal, the cultural capital of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France. Here, your Local Expert  introduces you to the historic sites of the city, including spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and the modern, bustling downtown. Stop at Mount Royal (the hill that gave its name to the city) for panoramic views over one of the loveliest cities in North America. (FB) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel (F)

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lively cafes offering a taste of Paris in the New World. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton Quebec (MD)

Spring Blooms Delight in the magic of the Springtime during Ottawa’s outstanding Canadian Tulip Festival on our May 10 departure (as determined by Mother Nature).

DAY 7  QUEBEC SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5  Join your Local Expert  on an exploration of the city, walking the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle between the British and the French. Enjoy the afternoon on your own. Perhaps browse the city’s shops and galleries, visit a museum or simply sit and watch the world go by at a charming pavement cafe. (FB)

Quebec City, Quebec

DAY 8  QUEBEC CITY – OTTAWA SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS) Travel back into Ontario to Ottawa, Canada’s stately capital. Upon arrival, embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks with their exquisite gardens. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (MD)

Toronto, Ontario DAY 6  MONTREAL – QUEBEC CITY (2 NIGHTS) I This morning, wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River, stopping at thundering Montmorency Falls, cascading down from nearly 30 metres (100 feet) higher than those at Niagara. On the way to Quebec City, enjoy a stop at a family-owned Copper Art Museum, a  Local Speciality, where you will see a demonstration of how copper ore is transformed into beautiful works of art and browse the art gallery. Enjoy a chance to try your hand at creating a copper keepsake! This afternoon, find yourself within the fortified walls of old-world Quebec City with its artisanal bakeries, flower markets and

DAY 9  OTTAWA FREE TIME F The day is yours to spend as you like, immersed in the history and culture of Canada’s lively capital. Stop at a gallery or two, explore one of Ottawa’s many museums, or visit Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site that becomes the world’s largest skating rink in the winter months. Tonight, toast to your Eastern Canada adventure with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 10  OTTAWA – DEPART TORONTO Return to Toronto where you are transferred to Toronto International Airport or the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel if you’re extending your stay.  Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. (FB)

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FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Enchanting Maritimes Prince Edward Island

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of local cuisine with your hosts at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and discover the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Enjoy the famed fruit wines in Moncton. • 5 Local Expert For included sightseeing on Prince Edward Island and at the Bay of Fundy. • @ Authentic Accommodation Stay at the Omni Parker House, an Historic Hotel of America and landmark of Boston since 1855.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Fredericton Enjoy a city tour. • Fort Beausejour Visit this 18th century French military outpost. • Halifax Discover the city’s landmarks and Citadel National Historic Site. • Peggy’s Cove Discover postcard-perfect Peggy’s Cove. • Jeddore Oyster Pond Learn about early coastal life at the Fisherman’s Life Museum. • Sherbrooke Explore historic Sherbrooke Village, a restored 19th century living museum. • Baddeck Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. • Cape Breton Enjoy the sights of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. • Cabot Trail Travel one of the most scenic drives in the world. • Prince Edward Island Tour the island; visit Prince Edward Island National Park and Green Gables, the literary home of “Anne of Green Gables.” • Moncton Visit a local winery and sample local fruit wines. • Bay of Fundy Discover the extraordinary ocean tides at Hopewell Rocks. • Saint John Observe the unique phenomenon of the Reversing Falls; see the Old City Market. • Bar Harbor Explore the shoreline and woodlands of Acadia National Park.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 11 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Lobster Cruise Highlight Lunch with wine in Shediac Bay • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Boston n 3 three-course dinners n B Be My Guest dinner with wine on Prince Edward Island n F Maine lobster Farewell Dinner with wine in Bar Harbor

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• Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 11 nights First Class accommodation

DAY 1  ARRIVE BOSTON @ E Welcome to Boston! Get settled at the Omni Parker House, an Authentic Accommodation. An Historic Hotel of America, the Parker House was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature—Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthrone and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians—including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Jefferson Clinton—assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here. Set out on your own to spot some of Boston’s historical sites before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Omni Parker House (MD) DAY 2  BOSTON – FREDERICTON Travel north through the forests of maple, birch and majestic white pine before crossing the border and arriving at Fredericton, the riverfront capital of New Brunswick. This evening, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions at a local restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: Delta Fredericton (F) DAY 3  FREDERICTON – HALIFAX (2 NIGHTS) Explore charming Fredericton, home to the University of New Brunswick, the stately Legislative Assembly building and the striking Christ Church Cathedral. Travel along the rugged coastline of the Bay of Fundy on your way to the site of the final battle between the French and English in the war over Canada—

Fort Beausejour. Get a taste for military life here in the 1700s before ending the day in the vibrant city of Halifax. (FB) Hotel: The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites (F) DAY 4  HALIFAX SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME With your orientation to this sparkling port city, learn about Nova Scotia’s intimate ties to the Titanic and visit the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. This afternoon, breathe in the fresh ocean air at Peggy’s Cove on St. Margaret’s Bay, delighting painters and photographers with its red lighthouse and colourful fishing village. Return to Halifax for an evening on your own. (FB) DAY 5  HALIFAX – SHERBROOKE VILLAGE – BADDECK (2 NIGHTS) Head north to Jeddore Oyster Pond and the Fisherman’s Life Museum, which allows you to imagine the simple joys and struggles of a typical fisherman’s family in the early 1900s. Then stroll among the clapboard houses, visit the blacksmith’s shop and see the local school of Sherbrooke Village, a meticulously re-created lumber town from the late 19th century. Upon reaching Cape Breton Island, end your travels in the town of Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d’Or Lake. (FB D) Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge (MF) DAY 6  CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS & CABOT TRAIL EXCURSION Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where the inventor of the telephone chose to build his grand

Maine Lobster


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Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Starts Boston Boston Share Option Sat 7 Jun Wed 18 Jun 3175 1075 Sat 14 Jun Wed 25 Jun 3175 1075 Sat 21 Jun Wed 2 Jul 3175 1075 Sat 28 Jun Wed 9 Jul 3175 1075

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US$159 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

US$318

Triple Room Reduction

US$295

Quad Room Reduction

US$420

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 130. All prices are per person, twin share.

Canadian estate. Get a taste of the natural beauty that enchanted him on the famed Cabot Trail, a breathtaking journey around the tip of the island. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagle as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. (FB) DAY 7  BADDECK – WOOD ISLANDS FERRY – CHARLOTTETOWN (2 NIGHTS) B Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before arriving at the lovely harbour of Pictou. Cross the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and picturesque Charlottetown. Visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and learn the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. Join your hosts for a Be My Guest dinner featuring authentic local cuisine. (FB BG) Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown (F) DAY 8  PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Join a Local Expert today for an insider’s tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island’s provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. Later, pay a visit to the gabled house that provided inspiration for the beloved children’s classic, Anne of Green Gables. Return to Charlottetown and enjoy the evening on your own. (FB) DAY 9  CHARLOTTETOWN – SHEDIAC BAY – MONCTON F I Cross back over the Northumberland Strait, this time by the Confederation Bridge, an eight-mile-long engineering wonder. Back in New Brunswick, head out onto the waters to learn about the art and science of lobstering, then enjoy a lobster Highlight Lunch aboard the boat (weather permitting). Back on land, visit a local winery for a Local Speciality tasting of their famed fruit wines before ending

your journey in Moncton, originally settled in 1766 by Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants. (FB HL D) Hotel: Delta Beausejour (F) DAY 10  MONCTON – HOPEWELL ROCKS – SAINT JOHN 5 Get out your Guinness Book of World Records this morning and join a Local Expert to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world’s highest tides. Then it’s on to another natural phenomenon to see the roiling waters of the Reversing Falls in the St. John River from a scenic viewpoint. Continue your journey to St. John where you enjoy a tour, including a visit to the Old City Market where locals have come to buy fresh produce and fish for more than 100 years. (FB) Hotel: Delta Brunswick (SF) DAY 11  SAINT JOHN – ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – BAR HARBOR F Head south and across the border to Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Once home to the largest hotel in North America, the city of Bar Harbor also played host to the grand mansions of the American elite. Marvel at Acadia National Park’s granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples. This evening, toast your travelling companions with a glass of wine at a festive Maine lobster Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency (F) DAY 12  BAR HARBOR – DEPART BOSTON End your journey with one last trip along the New England coastline, passing by old whaling villages dotted with lighthouses, the playgrounds of the rich and famous, and rocky beaches on your way back to Boston. Upon arrival, you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7:30 p.m. (FB)

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Baddeck, Nova Scotia

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FB = Full Breakfast  CB = Continental Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E KP = Kick-Off Party  E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Panama, the Canal & Beyond Panama City

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a traditional local lunch at the prominent Eleta Almaran family’s equestrian estate and learn about their thoroughbred champion horse breeding and training program. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Try Patacones—the Emberas’ native diet—patties made of fried tilapia or chicken and plantain. n Discover how Panamanian coffee is entering the world scene of premium coffee during a visit to a local farm where you learn about the production process and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of local joe.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Panama Canal Cruise this marvel of the modern world from the Pacific all the way to the Chagres River. • Panama City Explore the city’s main highlights including the Archaeological Site of Panama Viejo and the Historic District of Panama, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; wander the quaint streets of the Casco Antiguo; visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. • Gamboa Rainforest Explore the rainforest at canopy level aboard an aerial tram ride; cruise the Chagres River to an Embera village aboard motorboats; meet local Embera villagers and learn about their lifestyles, culture and customs; be entertained by Embera ancestral songs and dances. • Cerro Punta Stop at this mountain township and enjoy the best views of Baru Volcano; visit a local race horse stud farm. • Boquete Relax with two nights at the idyllic mountain resort of Valle Escondido, known for fabulous bird-watching. • Playa Bonita Enjoy one of Panama’s most popular beach resorts ideally situated on the Pacific.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 2 lunches: Lunch aboard a Panama Canal cruise n B Be My Guest lunch with drinks in Cerro Punta • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Panama City n 2 threecourse dinners n F Farewell Dinner with drinks at Playa Bonita

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• Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday • 7 nights First Class accommodation • D A Trafalgar bonus - Intra-Air Flights: Panama City to David including porter service at airport

DAY 1  ARRIVE PANAMA CITY (2 NIGHTS) E Bienvenidos a Panama! Welcome to Central America’s most beautiful gem and home to the eponymous Canal. You are greeted at the airport by a local representative and transferred to your hotel, superbly located on Panama’s bay, the bustling Cinta Costera, just steps away from Calle Uruguay with its many popular restaurants and shops. At 6 p.m., join your fellow travel companions and your Travel Director at the hotel for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Miramar (Deluxe) DAY 2  PANAMA CANAL CRUISE & FREE TIME Board your vessel and cruise the Canal, Panama’s premier attraction. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the