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ITALY 2017

EXPERIENCE AWARD-WINNING CRAFTED ITINERARIES

BE INSPIRED BY RICHER, DEEPER EXPLORATION

ENJOY SEAMLESS, SPLENDID TRAVEL EXPERIENCES


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ENJOY CAREFREE TRAVEL, CONFIDENT THAT IT’S ALL TAKEN CARE OF

NEW PEOPLE, MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDS AND SHARE STORIES

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NEW FLAVORS AND SAVOR THE LOCAL ZEST FOR LIFE

THE MOSAIC OF CULTURES, TALES AND FRESH HORIZONS

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SPOILED FOR CHOICE, THE ITALIAN WAY

CONTENTS Rome Explorer 8 days ..................................................................................................... 16 - 17 Italian Holiday 7 days ..................................................................................................... 18 - 19 Piedmont and the Italian Lakes 7 days ..................................................................................................... 20 - 21

From top to toe, the boot-shaped nation is bursting with sounds, sights, and culinary aromas. It is a sheer feast for the senses. There are more than 300 types of pasta to choose from, alone. All this, Trafalgar offers you, transforming the bounty of Italy into bite-sized experiences.

Rome and Tuscan Highlights 9 days ..................................................................................................... 22 - 23

Crisscrossing from one region to another, you’ll discover how unique and rich each one is. Every corner of Italy is a singular expression of la dolce vita – with its local customs, flavors and recipes.

Italian Discovery 10 days ................................................................................................... 32 - 33

Explore this diversity in depth, with Trafalgar. Let’s sample the secret contrasts and quirks of each destination together.

Northern Italy including Cinque Terre 9 days ..................................................................................................... 24 - 25 Contrasts of Italy 10 days ................................................................................................... 26 - 27 Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold 10 days ................................................................................................... 28 - 29 Great Italian Cities 10 days ................................................................................................... 30 - 31

Flavors of Italy 10 days ................................................................................................... 34 - 35 Southern Italy and Sicily 10 days ................................................................................................... 36 - 37 Italy Bellissimo 11 days ................................................................................................... 38 - 39 Italian Concerto 11 days ................................................................................................... 40 - 41 Italian Glory 13 days ................................................................................................... 42 - 43 Best of Italy 13 days ................................................................................................... 44 - 45 Grand Italian Experience 17 days ................................................................................................... 46 - 47 Best of Italy and Greece with 4-day Greek Cruise Option 10 days ................................................................................................... 48 - 49

Your savings.......................................................................................... 14 - 15 Extend your stay and Airport transfers..................................................50 Booking Conditions............................................................................. 51 - 52 MyTrafalgar and Travel Protection..........................................................53

TRIP STYLE KEY At Leisure Hidden Journey Cruise, Rail and Combos Special Interest Country Explorer Regional Explorer Family Experience

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TRAVEL TAILORED

 TO ITALY & GREECE

GETTING YOU TO THE HEART

 OF THE DESTINATION

PICK YOUR

 JOURNEY

7 WAYS TO TRAVEL

COUNTRY EXPLORER Single country Become a connoisseur of Italy, exploring its peoples, stories and culture.

AT LEISURE

REGIONAL EXPLORER Two or more countries Become an explorer of the full region, traveling in Italy and Greece. In both countries, discover the peoples, stories and culture in depth.

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

FAMILY EXPERIENCE Fun for all

CRUISE, RAIL & COMBINATIONS

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

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

SPECIAL INTEREST Themed trips

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

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


SHOWCASING ONE OF EACH TRAVEL STYLE, 17 ITALIAN TRIPS FOR YOU TO DISCOVER

PIEDMONT AND THE ITALIAN LAKES on pages 20 - 21

Baveno

Venice

Milan Turin

FLAVORS OF ITALY

Asti

La Morra Cherasco

Parma

Genova

on pages 34 - 35

Bologna

Cinque Terre GLADIATORS, GONDOLAS AND GOLD on pages 28 - 29

Pisa

Florence

Ancona

San Gimignano

CONTRASTS OF ITALY on pages 26 - 27

Assisi

BEST OF ITALY AND GREECE with 4-Day Greek Cruise Option

Rome

on pages 48 - 49

ROME EXPLORER on pages 16 - 17

Naples Alberobello

SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY on pages 36 - 37

Palermo SICILY Agrigento

Catania

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU

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

VIP ACCESS AND TREATMENT

THE RIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

TRAVEL IN COMFORT

Skip the lines and get straight to the essence of your journey. Forget language barriers, travel plans and logistics details. All trips include free airport transfers. It’s all designed for you.

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

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

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

VALUE FOR TIME

NEW FRIENDSHIPS

Maximizing what you can cover, on a smooth and seamless vacation.

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

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

LOCAL CULINARY DISCOVERIES

EXPERTS IN ALL LOCATIONS

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

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

WAYS TO TRAVEL

INSIDER EXPERIENCES

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

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

 TRAVEL TODAY,

SUSTAIN TOMORROW At Trafalgar, we want to lead the way in sustainable tourism. That’s why on each trip, we’re working to ensure that every place you visit – its peoples, natural beauty, cultures and traditions – is safeguarded for future generations to enjoy. Find out more about Join Trafalgar on page 13.

“Mamma mia, Italia! I’d heard Italy was beautiful, but what I saw exceeded my expectations. Our Travel Director’s impressive history and archaeology knowledge and his witty personality made this trip very special and extremely enjoyable. We truly hope to travel with Trafalgar again in the future.” CRISTINA, FROM CANADA, 2016

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INTO YOUR JOURNEY AND ENJOY EFFORTLESS TRAVEL

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

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AIR-CONDITIONED LUXURY COACHES

ON-BOARD

 WIFI


BEST

 TRAVEL DIRECTORS

FINEST LOCAL EXPERTS

NEW

 FRIENDSHIPS

Travel lets you encounter warm-hearted locals and like-minded travelers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavors with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides. Let us introduce you to our delightful collection of friends and family, scattered around the world.

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YOUR WAY AROUND ITALY

BE MY GUEST EXPERIENCE: CASTELLO DEL TREBBIO

In the hills of Tuscany, outside Florence, lies the Castle of Trebbio. The 12th-century fortress now castle is steeped in cloak-and-dagger history, olives and vineyards. On this Be My Guest, a member of the Baj-Macario family takes you on a tour of their castle and cellars (once dungeons). You sample their own olive oils and get treated to a sumptuous Tuscan dinner with a wine tasting of the estate’s own Chiantis. Raise a glass and make your toast in Italian: Salute! 10

EXCLUSIVE BE MY GUEST EXPERIENCE

LOCAL DELICACIES AND TALES

AUTHENTIC SETTINGS


CRAFTED

 ITINERARIES

LOCAL DISCOVERIES

MUST-DO

 SIGHTSEEING

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

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A TRUE 97% GUEST SATISFACTION Uncensored, unedited and completely transparent – our guests review and rate Trafalgar through an independent global feedback engine, Feefo. Read what guests say about us at www.trafalgar.com/reviews OUR MOST RECENT AWARDS INCLUDE: AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS 2016 NTIA AWARDS

50 GLOBAL AWARDS

We’re proud to be the most award-winning travel company.

Best Tour Operator (International), AUS

2016 TRAVVY AWARDS, USA

Best Escorted Tour Operator awards Australia, Europe, Family, Pacific Asia, Mexico & Latin America, US & Canada

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

2015/2016 TELEGRAPH TRAVEL AWARDS

Best Escorted Tour Operator, UK

FEEFO GOLD TRUSTED MERCHANT Accreditation award

“BEYOND ANYTHING I’D EVER IMAGINED…” WE HEAR THAT SO OFTEN FROM OUR GUESTS. They’re astounded at the complete ease and care with which Trafalgar has guided their vacation of a lifetime; bringing to life the rich flavors, characters and new friendships that go beyond their expectations. Relishing an effortless, enriching journey of discovery and insider moments of magic only revealed by Trafalgar.

GUEST PHOTO CREDITS

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

TRAFALGAR IS THE KEYSTONE OF THE TRAVEL CORPORATION. www.ttc.com

TRAVEL WEEKLY GLOBE AWARDS

Best Mainstream Touring Company 2015, UK


T R AV E L T O D AY, S U S TA I N T O M O R R O W OUR VISION Leading the way on sustainable tourism with our partners – safeguarding the natural beauty, cultures and traditions of the people and places we visit.

WHY? To help make traveling a force for good

...for today’s travelers.

...for tomorrow’s generations.

...for a more sustainable world.

HOW ARE WE MAKING A D IF F E R E N C E ?

INVESTING IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

PA R T N E R I N G FOR A BETTER FUTURE

• Enabling livelihoods

• Protecting wildlife

Working with TreadRight, our partner foundation:

• Supporting crafts

• Conserving nature

• Conserving cultural heritage

• Minimizing the footprint of our trips

• Working for the greater good with stakeholders

L E T ’ S T R AV E L F U RT H E R TOGETHER

LET’S T R AV E L SMARTER

L E T ’ S T R AV E L F O R T H E G R E AT E R GOOD

Experiencing and supporting cultural heritage to keep traditions alive.

Visiting places of beauty and supporting the natural world.

Providing adventures and volunteering opportunities to help communities develop and thrive.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Enabling our guests to explore globally and sustain locally:

# J O I N T R A FA L G A R

• Building a sustainable tourism sector

www.trafalgar.com

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

BOOK EARLY AND SAVE

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

SAVE UP TO $408*

TRAVEL PROTECTION

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

Trafalgar’s Travel Protection provides benefits for trip cancellation (prior to travel) for any reason, plus benefits while traveling for interruptions, trip and baggage delays and more. For more infomation, see our Protection plan on page 53.

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

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

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

DEFINITE DEPARTURES

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

Pay-in-Full Conditions: *Per person. These Early Payment Discounts apply to the land portion of selected vacations and departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn without notice. See page 51 for full conditions. General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your vacation and are not applicable with the special solo rooming discount, extra nights’ accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest savings are available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips if you book two at once. Book two or more trips applies to vacations booked simultaneously, savings are applied to the shortest trips, not available on trips with cruises. Groups are limited to one group per coach, not available on our train vacations, Hidden Journey’s trips and vacations with internal flights, also not available with our special solo rooming discount. Young travelers limited to one discount per room (two for Family Experiences). Young Travelers must be aged 5 -17 at time of travel and discount is not available on trips with cruises. Triple rooms are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Quad rooms are available on our Family Experience vacations and are suitable for two adults and two children (both aged 17 or younger). Shared rooming is not applicable on our Family Experiences, train vacations, Hidden Journey’s and Rome Explorer itineraries. Vacations have a limited number of single rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on our Family Experience vacations unless traveling as part of a family group. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years.

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WELCOMING BACK PAST GUESTS

BOOK TWO OR MORE TRIPS

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

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

TRIPLE SHARE

YOUNG TRAVELER

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

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

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS

SOLO TRAVELER

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

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

SPECIAL-RATE SOLO ROOMING

SHARED ROOMING

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

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

WE’RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY.

IF YOUR WORLD IS GETTING SMALL,

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

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

THE BENEFITS OF BOOKING AIR WITH TRAFALGAR 1. Y  our choice of airlines and schedules, all at low, competitive airfares 2. Bundle land and air for the greatest ease and peace of mind 3. Lock in airfare with a deposit only, and avoid high cancellation or change penalties Plus, we’re always looking out for deals for you. Visit www.trafalgar.com/airdeals now for the best available. 15


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ROME EXPLORER

8 days - 2 countries

$2050

FROM PP*

Code: ROMK

PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE

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

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

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7 nights Hotel accommodations 11 meals 7 hot buffet breakfasts 1 lunch 3 dinners

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On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown

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

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

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Rome Visit the Roman Catacombs ▶  the Pantheon ▶  Piazza Navona ▶  St. Peter’s Basilica ▶  Sistine Chapel ▶  the Colosseum ▶  Tivoli Gardens at Villa d’Este View the Spanish Steps ▶  Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers ▶  the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus

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ROME

(Including the Vatican)

Pompeii Optional Experience available on Day 4

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Colosseum, Rome

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   Overnight stays 

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ITINERARY

5 Rome ▶  Vatican Experience d Enjoy your morning at leisure, exploring the magnificent historic sites of Rome, indulging in its café culture and perhaps even a shopping experience to Via Condotti. This afternoon, gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take you on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and meet an official representative of the Vatican Museums during your private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum, founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, with its remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. You’ll also enjoy an exclusive after hour’s dinner at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities. (BB, RM)

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS P. TO $230 P. SAVE UP

More great savings on page 14

d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see www.trafalgar.com for the ‘London Explorer’, the ‘Paris Explorer’ or the ‘Amsterdam Explorer’.

PRICE PP Start Rome

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SU 02 APR SU 09 APR SU 16 APR SU 23 APR SU 30 APR

SU 09 APR SU 16 APR SU 23 APR SU 30 APR SU 07 MAY

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SU 07 MAY SU 14 MAY SU 21 MAY SU 28 MAY

SU 14 MAY SU 21 MAY SU 28 MAY SU 04 JUN

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SU 04 JUN SU 11 JUN SU 18 JUN SU 25 JUN

SU 11 JUN SU 18 JUN SU 25 JUN SU 02 JUL

2295 2295 2295 2250

SU 02 JUL SU 09 JUL SU 16 JUL SU 23 JUL SU 30 JUL

SU 09 JUL SU 16 JUL SU 23 JUL SU 30 JUL SU 06 AUG

PRICE PP Start Rome

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SU 01 OCT SU 08 OCT SU 15 OCT SU 22 OCT SU 29 OCT

SU 08 OCT SU 15 OCT SU 22 OCT SU 29 OCT SU 05 NOV

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SU 05 NOV SU 12 NOV SU 19 NOV SU 26 NOV

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SU 03 DEC SU 10 DEC SU 17 DEC SU 24 DEC SU 31 DEC

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SU 14 JAN SU 21 JAN SU 28 JAN SU 04 FEB

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Double Share

Double Share

2018

Single Supplement (add to price above): $700 p.p. Exceptions from 16-Jul to 20-Aug: $530 p.p. from 05-Nov to 25-Mar-18: $390 p.p. Triple Discount (deduct from price above): Exceptions from 05-Nov to 18-Mar-18:

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

4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WROM): Departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017. An alternative Vatican Experience will be offered for these departures. 1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for this departure. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts and ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe.

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BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch

TRIP PLANNER

RM Regional Meal BG Be My Guest Dining D Dinner

DW Dinner with Wine FD Farewell Dinner

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $57 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences. 17

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6 Ancient Rome Sightseeing and Tivoli Villa d’Este Gardens Visit d †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. This morning after a leisurely start visit ancient Rome with a Local Specialist. Visit inside Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. the impressive Colosseum and see the Circus 1 Arrive Rome (7 Nights) Maximus where chariot races were once held. Welcome to Rome, capital of Italy. Relax after Later travel to Tivoli for a guided visit with check-in at your centrally located hotel, or take a a Local Specialist of the UNESCO World leisurely stroll through the city’s ancient streets. Heritage Italian gardens of Villa d’Este. The Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers architectural elements and water features this evening for a traditional pizzeria Welcome here had an enormous influence on European Reception. (WR) Hotel: Cicerone landscape design. (BB) 2 Rome City Highlights Walking tour and 7 Rome At Leisure and Roman Farewell Catacombs Visit d Dinner d After a leisurely start enjoy a walking tour with Your last day in the city is completely yours a Local Specialist through some of the oldest to explore further or do last minute shopping streets in Rome. Visit the famous Spanish Steps, for souvenirs. Your Travel Director will be immortalized in many Italian movies, and the able to suggest activities such as museums, Trevi Fountain where you will stop to toss a shopping or sightseeing in the city. In the early coin over your shoulder and make a wish to evening meet for a unique Cultural Insight. return to Rome. Visit inside the breathtaking Enjoy a Roman Farewell Dinner with a local Pantheon and marvel at the most preserved and family in their Isola Tiberina apartment. This influential building of ancient Rome. See some apartment formerly belonged to film director of the impressive squares and admire the many Michelangelo Antonioni amongst other famous monuments including Bernini’s Fountain of Four inhabitants. Today it is the home of Fabio and Rivers. Enjoy free time in Piazza Navona for lunch either he or other members of his family will and a gelato. This afternoon leave the city center host you for a delicious meal with your fellow and visit the ancient catacombs with a Local travel companions. (BB, FD) Specialist for a fascinating insight into Christian 8 Depart Rome history in the city. (BB) After breakfast, say farewell to Rome and your 3 Rome Market Visit ▶  Cooking newfound friends as you prepare to return home Experience d after a memorable week in one of the world’s Today experience life like a local in this bustling greatest cities. Transfers to Rome Fiumicino and vibrant capital city. Visit a local food market Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB) for a Cultural Insight with your insider host and select delicious local ingredients. Take a walk through the Jewish quarter and try focaccias and other delicious specialties in the neighborhood VATICAN EXPERIENCE PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER bakeries. Arrive at Fooxia for a cooking course with a professional chef and learn how to make proper Italian pasta. Enjoy a delicious lunch with In the midst of three centuries of art, history typical Italian hospitality. (BB, L) and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided 4 Rome At Leisure or Optional tour and exclusive dinner. Experience to Pompeii A completely free day to explore the city. Your Travel Director will give you some ideas and suggestions on how to spend your day. PERFECT COMBINATIONS Alternatively you may wish to take an Optional Experience to visit the renowned excavations at Pompeii. (BB) Why not extend your vacation by adding another


TRAVEL STYLE

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ITALIAN HOLIDAY

7 days - 2 countries

$1750

FROM PP*

Code: ITIH

YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

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6 nights Hotel accommodations 10 meals 6 hot buffet breakfasts 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown

PER PERSON DOUBLE SHARE

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

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

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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome and Florence

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Visit St. Peter’s Basilica ▶  the Vatican Museums ▶  Sistine Chapel ▶  the Roman Colosseum

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Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice View the ancient sites of Rome ▶  the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica ▶  the Leaning Tower of Pisa ▶  Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence

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

†Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the ancient streets. This evening join your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica. This is the perfect introduction to the sights which await you. (WR) Hotel: Cicerone

3 Rome ▶  Venice This morning follow the valley of the River Tiber north into Umbria and pass the picturesque hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto. Travel through Tuscan landscapes with terraced olive groves and over the Apennine Mountains. Cross the Veneto plains before arriving at your hotel for dinner. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana 4 Venice Orientation ▶  Verona d Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice, with its 117 islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace, the former residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. Later travel to Verona, home of Shakespeare’s ill-fated Romeo and Juliet, before checking into your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Leopardi

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts and ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $50 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

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2 Rome Sightseeing e d Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums which 7 Depart Rome display works from the immense collection built After breakfast say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and up by Popes through the centuries. Trafalgar has your traveling companions as you return home priority early access as an official partner of the with wonderful memories of Italy. Transfers are Vatican Museums allowing entry before other available. Conditions apply. (BB) Tour Operators and the general public. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and more peaceful. Later visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest church in Christendom, to see the famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. View the ancient sites of Rome and see the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own. People-watch on the Spanish steps with a ‘gelato’, stroll down the Via Condotti for some retail therapy, or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to secure your return to Rome. (BB)

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PIEDMONT AND THE ITALIAN LAKES

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

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Enjoy traditional Piedmont hospitality and delicious Asti Spumante with the Nicola family at their vineyard with views of the rolling green countryside that stretch for miles

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Set in the lush Piedmont countryside, Relais Villa Matilde reflects its 18th roots in its period furnishings and marble features

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YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Milan ▶  Turin Orientation of Aosta Valley ▶  Cherasco ▶  La Morra ▶  Asti ▶  Barolo

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See the Gothic Duomo and La Galleria in Milan ▶  the Salmatoris Palace in Cherasco ▶  Romanesque Gothic Cathedral in Asti ▶  Antonelliana building and the Piazza San Carlo in Turin

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see the Antonelliana building and the Piazza San Carlo during your orientation tour. Visit Piazza San Carlo with its 17th century façades and the Church of San Lorenzo where a full scale picture of the famous Shroud of Turin is on display. Try the local Biscotti and Bicerin, a typical hot drink from Turin. Visit Europe’s largest open air food market and sample local produce. During your free time why not visit the fascinating Cinema Museum or the newly refurbished Egyptian Museum, one of the most important ones outside of Cairo. Alternatively stroll along the elegant shopping streets of Via Roma and Via Garibaldi. (BB)

†Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. 1 Arrive Milan Welcome to Italy’s fashion, financial and commercial capital, Milan. On arrival meet your Travel Director and fellow companions for an enjoyable Welcome Reception followed by an orientation drive where you will see some of the main sights. (WR) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace

3 Cherasco and Wine Tasting ▶  La Morra Excursion After a leisurely morning visit Cherasco, a town with medieval and baroque buildings. See the Salmatoris Palace and the impressive colonnades. The town is also famous for Baci de Cherasco, a traditional sweet made from chocolate and hazelnuts. Visit a local winery for an insight into the wine making process and taste the delicious wines of the region including Barolo. Later visit La Morra, a hilltop village with great views across the Piedmont region which is famous for its local chocolate and nougat. (BB) 4 Asti Excursion d Visit Asti, a town dating back to pre-Roman times, synonymous with sparkling wine and historic palaces and towers. Enjoy an orientation where you will see the magnificent Romanesque Gothic Cathedrale di Santa Maria Assunta. Explore the Piazza San Secondo located in an old market piazza and the narrow cobbled streets and old wall of the medieval city. You’ll also see the imposing remnants of what was once called ‘The City of 100 Towers’, of which only 12 actually still survive, including Torre Troyana, which is open to visitors. Experience a delicious Be My Guest lunch with a local family on their wine estate. (BB, BG)

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2 Milan Sightseeing ▶  Aosta Valley 6 Romano Canavese (Piedmont) ▶  Lake Scenic Drive ▶  Romano Canavese Orta ▶  Baveno (Lake Maggiore) (Piedmont) (4 Nights) d Today travel to picturesque and misty Lake Orta, This morning enjoy a city sightseeing tour of known locally as La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Milan with a Local Specialist. See the Gothic Locals consider the lake to be more scenic and Duomo, one of the world’s most impressive far superior than other lakes in the region. Gothic cathedrals, and La Galleria, an ancient Later at Lake Maggiore enjoy a Farewell Dinner arcade shopping gallery before free time to to toast the end of a memorable trip. (BB, FD) explore on your own. Perhaps stop by the Pirelli Hotel: Simplon Tower to admire 1950s Modernist style, or see 7 Baveno (Lake Maggiore) ▶  transfer to the medieval Castello Sforzesco and the UNESCO Milan Malpensa Airport World Heritage Site Santa Maria alle Grazie This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy as your Basilica containing Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The fascinating vacation comes to an end. Transfers Last Supper’. Later travel to the Aosta Valley, are available to Milan Malpensa Airport. a dramatic mountainous region that borders Conditions apply. (BB) France and Switzerland. Visit Fort Bard, built by the House of Savoy in the 19 th century. The fortress replaced an even earlier castle which controlled the trade routes between France and Italy. It is now the Museum of the Alps and gives a fascinating insight into the region and its history. This evening check in to your stately hotel located in an 18th century villa for a relaxing four-night stay. (BB) Hotel: Relais Villa Matilde Authentic Accommodations

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†International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Group Size: Itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfer: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will operate from Baveno and arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $50 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share.

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Relais Villa Matilde, Turin, Italy When entering Relais Villa Matilde you will find yourself transported to the opulent 18th century with the charming decor and furniture inside this Authentic Accommodations. Enjoy a four night stay at the villa surrounded by the picturesque alpine scenery of the Piedmont region.

5 Turin Excursion d Your Local Specialist will take you on a sightseeing tour of the aristocratic and sophisticated city of Turin. Enjoy views of Italy’s largest and most famous river, the Po. In Turin

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

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

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

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City tour in Rome ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence

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Visit St. Peter’s Basilica ▶  the Tuscan city of Siena ▶  the medieval town of San Gimignano ▶  the Leonardiano Museum in the town of Vinci ▶  the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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Views of the ancient sites of Rome including the Colosseum ▶  the Leaning Tower of Pisa ▶  Santa Croce Basilica ▶  the Duomo in Florence

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6 Florence Excursion d Your Local Specialist gives you a fascinating account on the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. View the magnificent Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria. Perhaps in your free time visit the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks and lined with goldsmiths and jewelers, a legacy of the 16th century decree which mandated that only jewelers and goldsmiths be allowed to ply their trade on the bridge. Visitors will however

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7 Montecatini At Leisure 1 Arrive Rome Montecatini Terme is one of Italy’s most popular Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. This capital thermal spa destinations and you have the entire city stands on the Tiber River and enjoys a day to do exactly as you please. Why not take long and celebrated history. Relax after your the historic funicular railway from Montecatini journey and later meet your Travel Director Terme to the picturesque town of Montecatini and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. Alto which has a small castle and large square Then an orientation drive will give you a perfect with charming restaurants and outdoor cafes, introduction to the sights which await you. (WR) not to mention magnificent views of the Hotel: Villafranca countryside for as far as the eye can see. Your 2 Rome Sightseeing ▶  Montecatini Travel Director will be available for suggestions (6 Nights) d on how to spend your day. (BB) This morning your included sightseeing tour 8 Montecatini ▶  Rome ▶  Vatican with a Local Specialist begins with a visit Experience d to St. Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s Travel from Montecatini to Rome and have time at magnificent Pietà. St. Peter’s is a place of leisure on arrival. Explore the city’s magnificent pilgrimage and is regarded as one of the holiest historic sites, indulge in its café culture or perhaps Catholic shrines. Your tour continues across the even indulge in a shopping experience to Via Tiber River with views of ancient Roman ruins Condotti. This afternoon, gain priority access including the enormous Colosseum. Later enjoy to the Vatican Museums where you will meet a scenic drive through the Tuscan Hills to the an official representative during your private thermal spa resort of Montecatini, the largest guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological and most famous spa town in Italy, your home for Museum. Founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, this the next six nights. (BB, DW) Hotel: Columbia museum has a remarkable collection of artworks 3 Siena and San Gimignano Excursion and historical relics from missions all over the In the well-preserved medieval city of Siena see world. Enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the the Piazza del Campo, scene of the celebrated museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, biannual Palio horse race and the stunning history and antiquities. Join a Local Specialist marble Cathedral which dominates the town. for a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums Later explore San Gimignano known as the including a visit to Michelangelo’s magnificent ‘medieval Manhattan’, famed for its ring of frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it towers which can be seen several kilometers is less crowded. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton from town. Shop for locally-produced delicacies Parco De Medici and hand-painted Tuscan pottery. (BB) 9 Depart Rome 4 Montecatini At Leisure or Optional Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of a relaxing Experience to the Cinque Terre and memorable Italian vacation. Airport Enjoy a relaxing day or you might consider an transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Optional Experience to the famous Cinque Terre, with its quaint coastal pastel-colored villages clinging to rugged cliffs. (BB)

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

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

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

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Visit the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan ▶  the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa ▶  the colorful coastal towns in the Cinque Terre

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6 Santa Margherita ▶  Full-Day Porto Venere and Cinque Terre Excursion d Enjoy an included full-day excursion to see the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Five coastal villages with extraordinary old-world charm clad the rugged cliffs in this beautiful area. This magnificent coastline can only be reached by boat or train from La Spezia. Visit two of the five picturesque fishing villages with your Local Specialist. (BB, DW)

†Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. 1 Arrive Milan (2 Nights) Welcome to Milan, Italy’s commercial and financial hub. Relax after check-in and meet your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn Garibaldi

7 Santa Margherita ▶  Langhirano ▶  Parma d Today drive across the scenic Apennine mountains towards Parma - Italy’s cured meat and parmigiano capital. Near the town of Langhirano visit a working prosciutto factory where you’ll sample the best the region has to offer. After a brief photo stop at Torrechiara learn the process of making real parmigiano reggiano cheese at a family-run ‘caseificio’ near Parma, as you gain a Cultural Insight into local cuisine. This evening consider an Optional Experience featuring local specialties with wine in a historic setting. (BB) Hotel: Parma and Congressi

8 Parma ▶  Milan d 3 Milan ▶  Baveno (2 Nights) d This morning enjoy a guided tour of Parma with Drive north-west to the Italian Lake District. your Local Specialist. This gastronomic city in Found on the southern side of the Alps, Lake the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is famous Maggiore is one of the most famous sights in for its architecture, prosciutto and cheese. See Northern Italy and is known for its beautiful the 12th century Piazzo Duomo with its cathedral waters and picturesque views. Enjoy a Cultural and baptistery, and Garibaldi Square where Insight into the flora of the local area when the original Roman colony founded in 183BC you visit the beautiful botanical gardens of had a forum. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Milan Villa Taranto. Depending on the time of the where tonight you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with year you can see azalea, maple, rhododendron your companions and Travel Director. (BB, FD) and camellia avenues, rare lilies and gardens Hotel: Starhotels Tourist containing over 300 varieties of dahlias in bloom. 9 Depart Milan Later stop to view the sights of Stresa, gateway This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy as your to the three Borromean islands, on the shores fascinating vacation comes to an end. Transfers of the lake before checking in to your hotel for a are available. Conditions apply. (BB) two-night stay. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon 4 Baveno e d A full day to relax and enjoy your Italian lakeside experience. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of your hotel or consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the Borromeo Palace. A further option is to take the cable car ride up to the summit of Mount Mottarone for magnificent views of both Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta with a stop at Alpino where the terrace at Alpinia botanical garden offers similarly beautiful views of Lake Maggiore. This evening take a private boat to one of the Borromean islands on Lake Maggiore for a special Be My Guest dining experience. (BB, BG) 5 Baveno ▶  Genoa ▶  Santa Margherita (2 Nights) d Stop in Genoa, birthplace of Columbus, for an included guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. View some of the majestic Renaissance and Baroque palaces of the noble families of Genoa and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Via Garibaldi. Arrive in the seaside town of Santa Margherita, check in to your hotel and enjoy free time to explore. (BB) Hotel: Lido Palace

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2 Milan Sightseeing e d Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the city. View the sights of the city including the Gothic cathedral, the glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Enjoy free time this afternoon to experience the stylish lifestyle of Italy’s fashion capital, perhaps visit one of the city’s fascinating museums including the Pinacoteca di Brera, a world-class museum as extensive as Paris’ Louvre, or consider an Optional Experience to Sforzesco Castle, which houses several of the city’s museums and art gallery collections, including Michelangelo’s statue of the Pietà Rondanini. (BB)

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

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

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the ancient food market. Wander through the narrow streets and see the house of Marco Polo and other interesting and beautiful works of art. See the sights of your choice afterwards, then celebrate in the evening with your companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

3 Rome e Your day is free to see the sights of your choice. Consider taking an Optional Experience to Tivoli to see the house and gardens of the Villa d’Este a marvelous example of Renaissance landscape architecture. This evening why not make a wish and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain? (BB)

10 Depart Venice Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your fellow travelers as this fascinating vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

4 Rome ▶  High Speed Train ▶  Florence Sightseeing (3 Nights) d Take the high-speed train on a comfortable journey (1 hour 35 minutes) through scenic countryside to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Your Local Specialist shows you a wealth of historical treasures during your walking tour including the Ponte Vecchio. Visit the Fine Arts Academy to see one of the most famous works of the Renaissance – Michelangelo’s statue of David. Finish at Piazza della Signoria, featuring wonderful sculptures and palazzi. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Shared Rooming: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $55 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share.

5 Florence ▶  Excursion to Pisa d Enjoy views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. A short drive along the Arno Valley brings you to Pisa, a former maritime city. Meet your Local Specialist and explore the Square of Miracles and see the famous Leaning Tower and the marble cathedral. See the Baptistery - the largest in Italy - and the cemetery, which is reputedly built on soil brought from the Holy Land. Relax this evening in Florence. (BB) 6 Florence e Spend the day on your own exploring the delights of this historic and picturesque city. As well as museums and galleries there are beautiful gardens and wonderful palaces to discover such as the Boboli gardens and the

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1 Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after 7 Florence ▶  High Speed Train your journey or take a stroll through the city’s ▶  Venice (3 Nights) d ancient streets. Join your companions and Travel All aboard the express train for Venice. Marvel at Director this evening for a Welcome Reception the scenery as you pass through the Apennine and an orientation drive, which will be the Mountains and across the Veneto plain. It takes perfect introduction to this magical city. (WR) just over two hours to reach Venice, its ornate Hotel: Grand Palatino Gothic and Renaissance palaces beautifully 2 Rome Sightseeing ▶  Vatican reflected in the Venetian lagoon. Enjoy a Experience e d Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of This morning your included sightseeing tour with glass making on Giudecca Island. Later consider a Local Specialist begins with a visit to St. Peter’s a gondola ride along enchanting canals. (BB) Basilica to see Michelangelo’s magnificent Pietà. Hotel: Boscolo Bellini Your tour continues in ancient Rome with a visit 8 Venice Orientation e to Circus Maximus, where chariot races were Savor the sights and sounds of this sublime once held, and the impressive Colosseum. This island city as you cruise to St. Mark’s Square by afternoon, gain priority access to the Vatican private launch. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Museums where a Local Specialist will take Churches, the Customs House, St. Mark’s Basilica you on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo’s and Campanile as well as the Doge’s Palace on magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel your orientation of the city. Spend free time when it is less crowded and join an official afterwards exploring on your own. Relax and representative of the Vatican Museums for a experience ‘la dolce vita’ at a sidewalk cafe. You private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological might like to cruise to an island in the lagoon for Museum, founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, with its a delicious meal. (BB) remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. You’ll 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to also enjoy an exclusive dinner at the museum the Rialto Food Market d in the midst of three centuries of art, history Your Local Specialist brings the city’s rich and antiquities. (BB, RM) heritage to life. Cross the Rialto Bridge and visit

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

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Enjoy local Tuscan cuisine with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like ‘Room with a View’ and ‘Tea with Mussolini’

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

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in the magical island city of Venice – Queen of the Adriatic. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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4 Rome ▶  Florence (3 Nights) After a leisurely start this morning drive north through picturesque scenery to the Renaissance city of Florence for a three-night stay. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

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8 Venice ▶  Canal Cruise and Orientation d 1 Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square Welcome to Italy. After check-in take a and view the Bridge of Sighs where condemned wander through the city’s ancient streets prisoners caught their last glimpse of the city. and soak up the amazing atmosphere. This View the exquisite Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s afternoon meet with your Travel Director Basilica and the Campanile. Experience and fellow travelers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) a Cultural Insight first hand during a Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s glassblowing demonstration and learn about 2 Rome Sightseeing e d the Venetian tradition of Carnival masks with the Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing chance to paint and decorate your own. Later tour starting with a guided visit of the Vatican perhaps take a ride on a gondola – it’s a great Museums featuring Michelangelo’s frescoed way to see the city in all its glory. (BB) ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Explore St. Peter’s 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and Visit to Basilica, one of the holiest sites in the world. the Rialto Food Market d Across the Tiber in ancient Rome, visit the Glide along the canals to the Rialto Bridge. Colosseum, former site of gladiatorial combat, Gain a Cultural Insight on your visit to an and see the other ancient sites of Rome. (BB) ancient food market and see the hidden parts of 3 Rome ▶  Visit a Gladiator School e d Venice during your Small Group Sightseeing Today experience life as a Roman gladiator. After walking tour. Later join your fellow travelers a short introduction to Roman history from your for a delicious Farewell Dinner at a local Local Specialist, you will learn the basics of restaurant in Mestre. (BB, FD) gladiatorial sword fighting - an experience to 10 Depart Venice remember forever. This afternoon explore the Say ‘ciao Italia’ at the end of your successful city on your own. Rome’s rich history is apparent Italian adventure as you prepare to return everywhere you look and there is so much to home with fantastic memories of your family see and do. Perhaps take a trip to the Castel vacation. Airport transfers are available. Sant’Angelo, relax in the Villa Borghese or throw Conditions apply. (BB) a coin in the Trevi Fountain. This evening gain a Cultural Insight during an authentic Italian pizza cooking demonstration and enjoy a slice or two. (BB, RM)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless traveling as part of a family group. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am.

5 Florence Sightseeing e d See the sights of Florence during your walking tour with a Local Specialist including the magnificent Duomo and the famous Baptistery. Marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Afterwards your Travel Director will take you to indulge in a refreshing gelato in the city where it was invented. This evening join your companions for a special Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa with beautiful views across olive groves and vineyards. The villa has featured as a film location in numerous films including ‘A Room with a View’ by James Ivory. You will be hosted by the family and enjoy local specialties. (BB, BG)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $71 per person.

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6 Florence ▶  Excursion to Pisa Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa. In the UNESCO World Heritage Site Piazza del Duomo see the famous Leaning Tower as well as the beautiful sculpted marble cathedral. See the Baptistery and the cemetery built on soil from Calvary in the Holy Land. Later arrive back to Florence to enjoy free time exploring the city. (BB) 7 Florence ▶  Bologna ▶  Venice (3 Nights)  d Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and stop in Bologna – the home of ‘Bolognese Sauce’ – for a wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Arrive later this afternoon

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

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

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

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sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This sublime island city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. This evening you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it’s the perfect introduction to this magical city. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini

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5 Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure d Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-colored marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its bronze gilded doors. Enjoy scenic views of the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Afterwards, explore on your own or shop for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold jewelry. (BB)

Hotels were all top-class. The trip exceeded all expectations. Teresa, from Australia, 2016, Great Italian Cities

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

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6 Florence ▶  Excursion to Pisa d Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian Sea. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city’s most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble cathedral with a Local Specialist. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. This evening travel to a Tuscan villa for a special Be My Guest dinner. (BB, BG)

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1 Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone. An 8 Venice ▶  Canal Cruise and orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter’s Orientation d Basilica - a great start to your Italian vacation. (WR) Savor the unique sights of Venice as you cruise Hotel: Grand Palatino by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the 2 Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure d Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs Your included sightseeing tour with a Local House, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Palace. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral Island. This afternoon you have free time to staircase designed by famous architect Donato visit the Fine Arts Academy, relax at a café on Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent St. Mark’s Square or consider a boat trip to the frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then Island of Burano for a delicious meal. (BB) visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to Later visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest the Rialto Food Market d amphitheater in the Roman Empire. See the Enjoy a leisurely stroll from your hotel along Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge to join racing took place. Spend free time discovering your guided Small Group Sightseeing walking more of the city or relax at a sidewalk café and tour, which will reveal a centuries-old food watch the world go by. (BB) market and narrow ‘calle’ or streets. Admire the 3 Rome At Leisure beautiful architecture including Marco Polo’s Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director house. The rest of the day is free to visit the will be able to help you get the most from your sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with day at leisure. Alternatively consider joining an your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a Optional Experience to the renowned excavations local restaurant. (BB, FD) at Pompeii, in the Bay of Naples. (BB) 10 Depart Venice 4 Rome ▶  Assisi ▶  Florence (3 Nights) d Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your newfound Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on friends at the end of your memorable the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis’ Italian vacation. Transfers are available. Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes, Conditions apply. (BB) with your Local Specialist. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori

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

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

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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna and Assisi

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Visit St. Peter’s Basilica ▶  the Vatican Museums ▶  the Sistine Chapel ▶  the Roman Colosseum ▶  the medieval city of Ferrara ▶  St. Francis Basilica in Assisi Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice

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View the ancient sites of Rome ▶  Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence ▶  the Leaning Tower of Pisa ▶  beautiful Lake Maggiore ▶  the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan ▶  the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony in Verona ▶  the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice ▶  the Kissing Towers in Bologna

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4 Florence ▶  Pisa ▶  Turin A short journey brings you to Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower in Piazza del Duomo - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s time for photos before you continue past the marble quarries of Carrara and the resorts of Portofino, Rapallo and Genoa. In Turin see the Antonelliana building and the Piazza San Carlo during your orientation tour. (BB) Hotel: Concord 5 Turin ▶  Lake Como ▶  Milan d From Turin via Lake Como you arrive in Milan. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the city’s spectacular sights including the Galleria, the Gothic Duomo and the renowned La Scala opera house. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $71 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details.

We absolutely loved the Be My Guest dinner in Florence – one of our favorite experiences on the trip.

Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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6 Milan ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) Stop in Verona where Shakespeare based his most famous play, to view Juliet’s Balcony and the 2,000 year old Roman arena still in use today. Continue across the Veneto plains to the magical city of Venice. (BB, DW) Hotel: Viktoria Palace

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7 Venice Orientation e d View the Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. on your cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Stop at Giudecca Island to visit a Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. traditional glassblowing workshop for a Cultural 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Insight into this ancient art form. Spend free time Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after afterwards as you wish. Relax in a café, shop for your journey or perhaps take a stroll through this souvenirs or take an Optional Experience to one of historic city. Join your Travel Director and fellow the islands in the lagoon. (BB) travelers later for a Welcome Reception. An evening orientation drive will take you to admire 8 Venice ▶  Ferrara ▶  Bologna d Visit Ferrara, a city of artistic importance during the view of the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica the Renaissance. Arrive in Bologna - famous - a perfect start to your Italian Discovery. (WR) for its university, architecture, fine sausages Hotel: Cicerone and hams. Your Local Specialist shows you 2 Rome Sightseeing e d the sights including Neptune’s fountain, the Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Kissing Towers and Piazza Maggiore. Don’t Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. forget to sample the excellent local cuisine. (BB) Trafalgar has priority early access as an official Hotel: AC by Marriott partner of the Vatican Museums allowing entry 9 Bologna ▶  Assisi ▶  Rome d before other Tour Operators and the general Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Assisi public. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Enjoy a walking frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is tour of St. Francis’ hometown with a Local less crowded and more peaceful. Visit St. Peter’s Specialist. Visit the magnificent Basilica and see Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour the tomb of St. Francis who founded the Franciscan continues with views of ancient Roman sites and Order in Assisi in 1208. Later travel south see Circus Maximus where chariot races were towards Rome passing the scenic hilltop town of held. Visit the impressive Colosseum. There’s Orte. Tonight join your companions and Travel time afterwards to explore the city on your own Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB, FD) or simply relax and watch the world go by. (BB) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici 3 Rome ▶  Florence d 10 Depart Rome Drive north through picturesque scenery to the Say ‘arrivederci’ to your newfound friends at Renaissance city of Florence in Tuscany. Your the end of your memorable Italian vacation. Local Specialist reveals Florence’s rich cultural Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) heritage during your walking tour. Visit Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery renowned for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the ancient Ponte Vecchio, one of the most famous landmarks in Florence. Afterwards explore on your own or shop for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold jewelry. This evening enjoy a memorable Be My Guest dining experience in a castle on a wine and olive oil estate. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo


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Let Italy feed your senses – savor the aromas of oregano, garlic and parmesan, journeying from the frenetic avenues of Rome to romantic Venice. Sip a chilled Chianti and sample the buttery flavors of olive oil against the lush golden, green backdrop of Tuscany. You’ll learn how to buy fresh local produce in Florence and prepare your own pasta for lunch.

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

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

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

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YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Rome ▶  Florence ▶  Bologna ▶  Venice Orientation of Parma Visit St. Peter’s Basilica ▶  the Chianti wine region ▶  the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence ▶  the famous food markets in Venice

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Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice View the ancient sites of Rome and the Colosseum ▶  Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence ▶  the Leaning Tower of Pisa ▶  the Kissing Towers in Bologna ▶  the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica ▶  the Rialto Bridge in Venice

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cured meats such as prosciutto, mortadella and salami. It has also given its name to the wellknown meat-based pasta sauce called ragù alla bolognese. Here you will enjoy a walking tour with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you further on local delicacies. Stop to take in views of the famous Kissing Towers. This afternoon cross the Veneto plains and arrive in Venice. (BB) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus

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the fresh produce for your cooking lesson. Take your fresh produce to the restaurant and spend time together preparing your delicious luncheon with a glass of wine. After enjoying a relaxing and memorable Regional Meal return to your hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night. Your evening is free to do as you please. (BB, RM)

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1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the capital of Italy. Relax after your journey and meet your Travel Director and companions this evening for a Welcome Reception. Discover the beauty of this city during 8 Venice Canal Cruise and an evening orientation drive. Pause to enjoy Sightseeing d the atmosphere at the buzzing Piazza Navona Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice where you will indulge in a delicious gelato. (WR) as you cruise by private launch to visit some Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a 2 Rome Sightseeing e d Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of View the impressive Colosseum and see the glass making before seeing the sights including Circus Maximus where the chariot races were the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s held during your sightseeing tour with a Local Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Spend Specialist. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican time exploring the labyrinth of streets and canals City and view Michelangelo’s Pietà. There’s time on your own or perhaps consider an Optional afterwards to explore the city on your own or Experience to Burano for a delicious meal. (BB) simply relax and watch the world go by. (BB) 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to 3 Rome ▶  Chianti Wine Region (Greve) the Rialto Food Market d ▶  San Gimignano (3 Nights) d A short walk along the canals leads you to the This morning consider an Optional Experience famous Rialto Bridge. Join a Local Specialist inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel for a walking tour which will reveal a centuriesto see the breathtaking ceiling. Later drive old food market and narrow ‘calle’ or streets. through Lazio and the provinces of Umbria and Discover how the locals shop for food and learn Tuscany. Visit a wine tasting and olive oil outlet more about the regional cuisine here including and taste excellent Chiantis and extra virgin the delicious seafood. Admire the beautiful olive oils just outside the small town of Greve. architecture including Marco Polo’s house. Travel through picturesque scenery and stop in The rest of the day is free to visit the sights San Gimignano for a walk in the UNESCO World of your choice. Celebrate this evening with Heritage walled medieval town. Perhaps try your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a a delicious gelato from the famous Gelateria local restaurant. (BB, FD) Dondoli. A short drive brings you to your beautiful historic hotel near San Gimignano. Dine 10 Depart Venice This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to your fellow tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Relais La travelers at the end of your wonderful Flavors Cappuccina Authentic Accommodations of Italy vacation. Transfers are available. 4 Florence Sightseeing d Conditions apply. (BB) Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s famous statue of David. Visit Piazza della COOK THE ITALIAN WAY Signoria and later view the colored marble Duomo. Tonight enjoy a special Be My Guest WITH CHEF LIBERO dinner with wine in a family-owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills. (BB, BG) Discover the secrets of ‘la cucina Italiana’ with Chef Libero who will take you shopping at a 5 Tuscan Lifestyle Experience d local food market for the freshest ingredients Begin your day at a fruit and vegetable market and teach you to prepare traditional Italian in Florence, meet our Local Specialist and gain pasta and a veritable buffet of other local an insight into Italian cuisine from a professional favorites. ‘Buon appetito’! chef. Here you will participate in purchases of

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

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

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

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Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino ▶  the excavations at Pompeii ▶  the impressive ruins of the ancient Greek Theater at Taormina ▶  the Temples of Concord and Juno at Agrigento ▶  the medieval town of Erice ▶  the Norman Cathedral at Monreale ▶  the fishing village of Mondello View St Peter’s Basilica in Rome ▶  the Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino ▶  the fortress town of Enna ▶  Palermo Cathedral Cruise to the Isle of Capri

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7 Taormina ▶  Enna ▶  Agrigento d Enjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your Local Specialist takes you to visit the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek sanctuary in Sicily. See the splendid Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea. (BB) Hotel: Dioscuri Bay Palace

1 Arrive Rome Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore on your own. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an orientation drive through the city to see St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, an independent state with some of the world’s most extraordinary art and antiquities, and other sights – a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the center of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains. (WR) Hotel: Executive Style

2 Rome ▶  Cassino ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento (2 Nights) d From Rome, visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the huge battle here at the end of WWII, and view the Benedictine Abbey at Cassino, which 9 Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to was originally founded by Saint Benedict in the Monreale d 6th century, making it one of Europe’s oldest Meet your Local Specialist this morning for monasteries and a recognised center of arts and a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See The Opera culture. Next stop at the fascinating UNESCO House of Palermo and the Cathedral. Travel World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local to the town of Monreale for views of La Conca Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the d’Oro and explore the magnificent 12th century excavations buried for centuries under a layer of Norman Cathedral. Later join your companions volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. See and celebrate with a Farewell Dinner at a such sites as the Ampthitheatre, dating back to local restaurant. (BB, FD) 80BC, and the Gymnasium which used to have a 10 Depart Palermo pool in the middle. You’ll also see the Temple of Say ‘arrivederci’ to Sicily and your newfound Apollo and the impressive Basilica. Arrive later at friends at the end of a memorable vacation. your hotel in Sorrento. (BB) Hotel: Johanna Park Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) 3 Sorrento ▶  Isle Of Capri Excursion d Gain a Cultural Insight during a demonstration of the art of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento. Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, the isle of Sirens according to Greek mythology, and continue to Capri town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist and spend some time people watching at one of the local cafés. (BB) 4 Sorrento ▶  Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (3 Nights) Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria. Take the ferry across the straits of Messina to the rugged and historic island of Sicily and to the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos near Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden 5 Taormina Sightseeing e d Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theater and the sub-tropical terraced gardens. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto with a ‘gelsi’ or ‘gelato’ and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Palermo Airport at 8am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $71 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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6 Taormina e d Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax or see the sights of your choice. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you

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8 Agrigento ▶  Erice ▶  Mondello ▶  Palermo (2 Nights) Travel to Erice and explore this famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, Norman Castles and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of the famed Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens. Before arriving in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, visit the chic seaside resort of Mondello, a small seaside resort with a beautiful beach, popular with the elite Palermitans. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Garibaldi

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

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

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

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

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View the ancient sites of Rome ▶  Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino ▶  the Faraglioni Rocks on the Isle of Capri ▶  the Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica ▶  Santa Croce Basilica ▶  Leaning Tower of Pisa ▶  the Duomo

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ITINERARY †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome, capital of Italy. Relax after check-in, or take a leisurely stroll through the city’s ancient streets. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an evening orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica - the perfect introduction to your vacation. (WR) Hotel: Grand Tiberio

7 Venice Orientation e d Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. This afternoon explore on your own, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon for a delicious meal. (BB) 8 Venice ▶  Pisa ▶  Montecatini (Tuscan Hills) (2 Nights) This morning travel to Pisa to view the famous Leaning Tower. Later arrive in the spa-resort of Montecatini in Tuscany, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Minerva Palace

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: this trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Treadright: See page 13 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $79 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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2 Rome Sightseeing e d Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Later visit St. Peter’s 9 Florence Excursion d Basilica to see the famous Pietà. Your tour Your day excursion to the Renaissance city of continues in ancient Rome. Visit inside the Florence is incredible. Your Local Specialist impressive Colosseum and see the Circus shows you all the sights including views of the Maximus, where chariot races were once held. marble Duomo and magnificent Baptistery There’s time afterwards to explore the city and visit Piazza della Signoria, with its statues on your own, or simply relax and watch the and stunning palazzi. Free time afterwards world go by. (BB) is an opportunity to explore museums and 3 Rome ▶  Cassino ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento art galleries. Shop for high-quality leather ▶  Isle of Capri (2 Nights) d goods and 18-carat gold jewelry in Florentine Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery at boutiques. Join your companions later for an Cassino in the valley below the Abbey. Visit the authentic Tuscan Be My Guest dining experience excavations at Pompeii - buried for centuries at a farmhouse set amid beautiful olive groves in beneath volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius the countryside. (BB, BG) erupted in 79 AD - with commentary from your 10 Montecatini (Tuscan Hills) ▶  Siena Local Specialist. In Sorrento enjoy a Cultural ▶  Rome Insight into fine local craftsmanship at an Discover Siena, a picturesque medieval town in inlaid wood demonstration. Cruise across the the heart of Tuscany, famous for the biannual Bay of Naples to the beautiful Isle of Capri, your Palio horse race. Admire the architecture on home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at Piazza del Campo as you sip a cool drink at a your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Regina Cristina sidewalk café. Shop for unique local pottery 4 Capri Orientation e d before returning to Rome. Join your companions Your walking orientation of Capri town includes this evening and celebrate the end of your views of the Marina Piccola with a Local vacation with a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Specialist. Admire the legendary Piazzetta, the Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici center of local life. Spend free time shopping at elegant boutiques or perhaps explore the coast of 11 Depart Rome After breakfast say farewell to Italy and your this pretty island by private motor launch. (BB) newfound friends as you prepare to return home 5 Isle of Capri ▶  Naples ▶  Perugia after a memorable Italian journey of discovery. ▶  Assisi d Airport transfers are available to Fiumicino Sail back across the Mediterranean to ‘Bella airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Napoli’. Drive through Naples and north via Latium to Perugia, the capital of the Umbria region. Here experience a Cultural Insight JOIN TRAFALGAR involving Italian weaving history at TreadRight TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW and Join Trafalgar Heritage Initiative project Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti. This is one of Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, Perugia the few remaining traditional wooden frame You’ll discover the history of Italian handhand-weaving workshops in Italy. Later arrive in weaving during a private demonstration, Assisi and dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) and see how your visit helps preserve this Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic Accommodations traditional art form. 6 Assisi Sightseeing ▶  Venice (2 Nights) d This morning after breakfast your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour which includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescoes depicting the life of this muchloved saint. Travel through scenic countryside towards Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight you might want to join an Optional Experience to start discovering this unique place. (BB) Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria Authentic Accommodations

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

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

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

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

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City tour in Rome ▶  Pompeii ▶  Capri ▶  Florence Orientation of Amalfi Town ▶  Venice Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum in Rome ▶  the ruins of Pompeii ▶  the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino

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Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri ▶  private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice View the ancient sites in Rome ▶  the Benedictine Abbey in Cassino ▶  the Duomo in Florence ▶  the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica

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funicular railway for a guided walking tour with a Local Specialist including views of Marina Piccola and the famous Piazzetta. (BB)

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

7 Amalfi Coast (Maiori) ▶  Florence (2 Nights) Travel north through Umbria and into scenic Tuscany before arriving in Florence. Tonight why not dine at one of the city’s many trattorias. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori

1 Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers later for a Welcome Reception. This evening, enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and the Tiber, a great introduction to this magical city. (WR) Hotel: Villafranca 2 Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure d This morning join your Local Specialist to visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelo’s Pietà. Your sightseeing tour continues in ancient Rome. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own and see such sights in the ancient city as the Roman Forum and Trajan’s Forum and Market. Walk up the Palatine Hill to the ruins of the Flavian Palace and see the House of Nero and the ruins of Trajan’s baths. Perhaps also visit the imposing Castel Sant’Angelo built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian. (BB)

9 Florence ▶  Ferrara ▶  Venice (2 Nights) Marvel at the breathtaking scenery on your journey across the Apennines via Bologna. In Ferrara see the family home of the notorious d’Este family. Arrive later in the sublime island city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where you stay for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus

3 Rome At Leisure The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d’Este. Visit museums, churches and gardens or simply experience ‘la dolce vita’ at a sidewalk café in one of the city’s many piazzas. From the Vatican’s arts and antiquities spanning centuries to the palaces down via Giulia, explore the city sights, your return visit to Rome secured by tossing a coin in the magnificent Trevi Fountain and making a wish. (BB)

10 Venice Orientation and At Leisure d Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice as you cruise by private launch to visit some of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends. (BB, FD)

4 Rome ▶  Cassino ▶  Pompeii ▶  Amalfi Coast (Maiori) At Leisure (3 Nights) d Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Cassino in the valley below 6th century the Abbey. In Pompeii - buried for centuries when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD - enjoy a fascinating visit of the excavations during your Small Group Sightseeing tour exploring such sites as the Amphitheater, Forum and Temple of Apollo. Arrive later at your hotel on the iconic Mediterranean Amalfi Coast where you dine tonight. (BB, DW) Hotel: San Pietro

11 Depart Venice Say ‘arrivederci’ to your companions as your memorable Italian vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $73 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share.

5 Amalfi Coast At Leisure Your day is free to do as you please. Smell the scents of lemon and admire the colored terrace houses and stunning sea views along this beautiful coast. Perhaps visit the splendid Villa Rufolo at Ravello or shop for souvenirs in the quaint cliffside towns of Positano and Atrani. After a day of sightseeing, spend the evening sipping limoncello while overlooking the glorious Bay of Salerno. (BB)

We saw so much in a short amount of time, but did not feel rushed.

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From north to south, trace the Renaissance cities, lush countryside and ancient heritage of Italy’s historic centers of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. Enjoy a leisurely break on the Amalfi Coast, exploring its medieval cliff-side fishing villages, café culture on the seaside promenade of Amalfi and a cruise to the elegant Isle of Capri to see the famous Piazetta.

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YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES BE MY GUEST Enjoy local Tuscan cuisine with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like ‘Room with a View’ and ‘Tea with Mussolini’

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

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Visit the excavations at Pompeii ▶  St. Peter’s Basilica ▶  the Roman Colosseum Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice ▶  and to the Isle of Capri View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan ▶  scenic Lake Como ▶  the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice ▶  Juliet’s Balcony in Verona ▶  the Duomo in Florence ▶  the ancient sites of Rome

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

8 Florence ▶  Amalfi Coast (Maiori) (3 Nights) Drive south from Florence through the Arno Valley and past the Bay of Naples to your hotel in Maiori on the Amalfi coast. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: San Pietro

1 Arrive Milan ▶  Como (2 Nights) Welcome to Milan - capital of the Lombardy region. Transfer to your hotel in Como. Unwind or 9 Amalfi Coast At Leisure Spend the day relaxing on this magnificent take a leisurely stroll to see the exquisite villas and coastline. Sip a cappuccino, browse in the shops gardens. Meet your travel companions and Travel or perhaps take a dip in the Mediterranean - the Director later for a Welcome Reception. (WR) choice is yours. (BB) Hotel: Barchetta Excelsior 2 Milan Excursion d Today head to fashionable Milan, your Local Specialist shows you the impressive sights. View the Gothic cathedral, La Scala and the Galleria. (BB)

3 Como ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (3 Nights) See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s most famous play. There’s time to relax or shop on the Via Mazzini. Arrive later in the Renaissance city of Venice, your home for the next three nights. Consider a gondola ride this evening – the 11 Amalfi Coast (Maiori) ▶  Pompeii ▶  Rome (2 Nights) d perfect introduction to this romantic city. (BB) Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, leaving Hotel: Best Western Biasutti Pompeii covered for centuries by a layer of 4 Venice Orientation and At Leisure d volcanic ash. Immerse yourself in the history Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice of this partially buried ancient town during as you cruise by private launch to visit some a Small Group Sightseeing guided walking of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a tour. Later, enjoy views of the Benedictine Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of Abbey in Cassino on the way to Rome. Tonight, glass making before seeing the sights including consider an evening excursion in the city. (BB) the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Hotel: Grand Tiberio Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. The rest of the day is free to explore, or perhaps consider 12 Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure d This morning join your Local Specialist to visit an Optional Experience to Burano for some St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City and view delicious local food. (BB) Michelangelo’s Pietà. Your sightseeing tour 5 Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to continues in ancient Rome. See Circus Maximus the Rialto Food Market d where chariot races were held and visit inside the Cruise to Rialto Bridge where your Local impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards Specialist brings the city to life during a walking to explore the city on your own, or simply relax tour. See how the locals shop for food and learn and watch the world go by. This evening enjoy a about some of the regional cuisine including the Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers and delicious seafood. Cross the Rialto Bridge and Travel Director. (BB, FD) see the beautiful architecture including Marco 13 Depart Rome Polo’s house. (BB) Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of a memorable 6 Venice ▶  Florence (2 Nights) vacation. Airport transfers are available. Travel over the picturesque Apennine Conditions apply. (BB) Mountains to the Renaissance city of Florence, nestled on the banks of the River Arno. (BB) Hotel: Starhotels Tuscany

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Airport transfers: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm to Lake Como. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $93 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

7 Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure d Learn about Florence’s artistic heritage during a walking tour with your Local Specialist. View the multi-colored Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time shopping for highquality leather and gold or consider an Optional Experience to the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’. Tonight, join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for an authentic Be My Guest dinner at a family owned medieval villa with stunning views over the rolling Chianti hills. (BB, BG)

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10 Amalfi Town and Isle of Capri Excursion d This morning visit the charming town of Amalfi to see the Romanesque church and other interesting sights. Later cruise to the Isle of Capri and continue to Capri Town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. Spend time exploring on your own. Perhaps visit the house of Dr. Axel Munthe or shop for souvenirs. (BB)

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Add a dash of ‘issimo’ to your love affair with Italy as you explore its captivating landscapes, culture, and the mouth-watering flavors that have inspired its residents to coin the phrase: “First we eat, then we do everything else...” Your Italian discovery made ever more delectable amidst the lemon scents of Sorrento, Renaissance romance in Florence and imposing Rome.

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

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS Just a few minutes’ walk from the Vatican, Il Cantico features original period features and old Franciscan hospitality. Enjoy a stay at the romantic Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria which opened in 1907 on the exclusive Lido di Venezia

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Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

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YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS City tour in Rome ▶  Pompeii ▶  Capri ▶  Assisi ▶  Florence Orientation of Venice ▶  Milan Visit St. Peter’s Basilica ▶  the Sistine Chapel ▶  Vatican Museum ▶  the Colosseum in Rome ▶  the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino ▶  the excavations at Pompeii ▶  St. Francis Basilica in Assisi ▶  picturesque Lake Como ▶  the medieval city of San Gimignano Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri ▶  private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice View the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino ▶  Juliet’s Balcony in Verona ▶  the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice ▶  the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan ▶  the Leaning Tower of Pisa ▶  the Duomo in Florence See the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus

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8 Venice ▶  Milan ▶  Lake Maggiore (2 Nights) Cross the plains of Lombardy to Milan, the global capital of design and fashion. View the Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria during your orientation. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon

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1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) d Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Spend the rest of your day relaxing or take a leisurely stroll 9 Lake Como Excursion d around the city. Join your companions and Travel to the beautiful Lake Como with free Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. time to explore or simply soak up the scenery. Enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s This evening take a private boat to an island Basilica and other sights - a great introduction to on Lake Maggiore for a special Be My Guest this beautiful city. (WR) Hotel: Una/Il Cantico dinner experience. (BB, BG) Authentic Accommodations 10 Lake Maggiore ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence 2 Rome Sightseeing e d (2 Nights) Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Cross the Plains of Lombardy, the forested Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Apennine Mountains, and pass by Genoa to Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the staircase designed by famous architect Donato Renaissance. Tonight you might like to sample Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent some local Tuscan cuisine. (BB) Hotel: Grand frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then Hotel Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. See the 11 Florence Sightseeing e d Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and Your Local Specialist brings the city’s rich history visit the impressive Colosseum. (BB) to life during your walking tour. View the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio and visit Piazza della Signoria. 3 Rome ▶  Cassino ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Florence (2 Nights) d from Piazzale Michelangelo. (BB) Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino and view the Benedictine Abbey. Your Local 12 Florence ▶  San Gimignano ▶  Rome Specialist tells you all about the devastation This morning stop at the Tuscan hill town of caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 during San Gimignano which is famed for its medieval your walking tour of Pompeii. Arrive later at architecture and towers. The historic center of your hotel in Sorrento where you dine tonight. the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then (BB, DW) Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park return to the capital city. This evening in Rome join your Travel Director and new friends for 4 Isle of Capri Excursion d a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Witness the intricate art of inlaid woodwork, a Parco De Medici Cultural Insight for which Sorrento is famous. Later embark on an included excursion by ferry to 13 Depart Rome the Isle of Capri. Visit Capri Town and other sights Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of your during your tour with a Local Specialist. Spend memorable vacation in Italy. Transfers time exploring this lovely island on your own. (BB) are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) 5 Sorrento ▶  Assisi d Assisi is a mystical town perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio overlooking the peaceful Umbrian landscape. Under the protection of f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP St. Francis this city is still enclosed by medieval ramparts. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour which includes a visit to the †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescoes quote you the lowest possible airfare available depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Spend on the day that you book. Please note that time afterwards exploring on your own and airfares are not included in the prices above. shopping for souvenirs. Dine at your hotel this See page 14. evening. (BB, DW) Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Accommodations Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 6 Assisi ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) d 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving Today enjoy the glorious countryside and historic later should make their own way to the hotel. architecture of the Emilia Romagna region. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive This area is also renowned for its cuisine such at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. as tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in Travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s stara popular cruise port, so you can combine a crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet’s Balcony. Later arrive in Venice. (BB, DW) cruise with a guided vacation in Europe. Hotel: Grande Albergo Ausonia and Hungaria Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Authentic Accommodations Travel Director and Driver $93 per person. 7 Venice Orientation e d WiFi: See page 51 for details. Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. as you cruise by private launch to visit some Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. of the attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a * All prices are per person, double share. Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making before seeing the sights including Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences. Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Spend free time seeing the sights of your choice. You might ✚ Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures like to cruise across the lagoon to the Island of include 25-100% discount on our standard single Burano and enjoy a delicious meal. 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A leisurely ‘viaggio’ sees you traversing the length and breadth of Italy from the Italian Lakes in the north to the Amalfi Coast and ‘trulli’ limestone houses of Alberobello in the south. Travel to the Italian Riviera and explore the yachting lifestyle of Portofino, relax in Sorrento with a refreshing ‘Limoncello’ and see the sights in Venice, Florence and Rome.

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

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum. Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and da Vinci at the Vatican Museums. Witness the exquisite crafts of inlaid wood in Sorrento and glassblowing on Murano Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

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

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10 Venice ▶  Trento After a relaxed start, traverse the Veneto plains to Trento nestled in the Adige River valley surrounded by the Dolomites. The architecture of this city has a unique feel with both Italian Renaissance and Germanic influences. Enjoy free time to explore around Piazza Duomo before checking in to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Grand

13 Santa Margherita e 4 Alberobello Sightseeing e d Relax or explore this famous Ligurian resort. Or, See the UNESCO World Heritage listed conical consider joining an Optional Experience to the limestone houses called ‘trulli’, during your beautiful Cinque Terre. (BB) guided tour with a Local Specialist in the town of Alberobello. This afternoon consider an Optional 14 Santa Margherita ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence Experience to one of the geographical wonders that (2 Nights) Puglia has to offer or relax at your hotel. This evening Travel south into Tuscany and stop to view the enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner in a traditional famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Then travel to the ‘masseria’ (farmhouse) in Alberobello. (BB, BG) Renaissance city of Florence. When you arrive you might like to visit the Academy of Fine Arts 5 Alberobello ▶  Sorrento (2 Nights) and see Michelangelo’s statue of David. (BB) This morning travel to the gorgeous coastal town Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo of Sorrento famous for its delicious limoncello drink. Your orientation includes views of Piazza 15 Florence Sightseeing e d Tasso and Corso Italia. You will then have free time Your walking tour with a Local Specialist includes to explore the town. (BB) Hotel: La Residenza views of the magnificent Duomo, Santa Croce Basilica, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery. Enjoy 6 Isle of Capri Excursion d the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city. (BB) Gain a Cultural Insight at an inlaid-wood workshop, followed by a cruise to the beautiful Isle 16 Florence ▶  Siena ▶  Rome ▶  Vatican of Capri. Your guided tour of Capri Town will show Experience d you the Piazzetta where the rich and famous sip Past the sprawling vineyards of Chianti you arrive their cappuccinos, and the many attractive streets at the medieval city of Siena. See the Piazza del around there. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Campo, scene of the bi-annual Palio horse races, and the Cathedral. This afternoon return to Rome. 7 Sorrento ▶  Pompeii ▶  Assisi d Gain priority access to the Vatican Museums Visit the excavations of the city of Pompeii, which lay where you will meet an official representative buried for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted during your private guided tour of the Missionary in 79 AD. Your Local Specialist provides insight Ethnological Museum. Founded by Pope Pius XI into this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue in 1926, this museum has a remarkable collection your journey through Umbria to arrive at Assisi of artworks and historical relics from missions all on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Meet your Local over the world. Enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner Specialist for a walking tour of Assisi, including at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican a visit to St. Francis’ Basilica, featuring frescoes art, history and antiquities. This will be followed by Giotto. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) by a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums Hotel: Grand Dei Congressi with a Local Specialist, including a visit to view 8 Assisi ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the This morning visit the fair city of Verona for views Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded. (BB, FD) of Juliet’s balcony and the Roman arena. Arrive Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici later in the magical island city of Venice, Queen of 17 Depart Rome the Adriatic. (BB) Hotel: La Gare Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your new found 9 Venice Orientation e d friends at the end of your Grand Italian Experience. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) tradition of glass making this morning. View the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica during your cruise by private launch to

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SA 22 JUL SA 29 JUL SA 05 AUG SA 12 AUG

3995 3995 3895 3895

TH 03 AUG TH 10 AUG TH 17 AUG TH 24 AUG TH 31 AUG

SA 19 AUG SA 26 AUG SA 02 SEP SA 09 SEP SA 16 SEP

3895 3895 3895 4075 4075

TH 07 SEP TH 14 SEP TH 21 SEP TH 28 SEP

SA 23 SEP SA 30 SEP SA 07 OCT SA 14 OCT

4075 4075 4075 3995

TH 05 OCT SA 21 OCT TH 12 OCT SA 28 OCT

3995 3995

Double Share

Single Supplement (add to price above): Exceptions from 22-Jun to 03-Aug:

$730 p.p. $690 p.p.

Triple Discount (deduct from price above):

$170 p.p.

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

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $121 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

VATICAN EXPERIENCE

PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER

In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

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11 Trento ▶  Milan ▶  Italian Lakes d 2 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time d Enjoy a scenic drive through northern Italy and This morning your included sightseeing tour with the Lake District. Arrive in Milan and enjoy free a Local Specialist begins with a visit to St. Peter’s time after an orientation. See the Duomo, the Basilica to see Michelangelo’s magnificent Pietà. Galleria and the famous La Scala Opera House. St. Peter’s is a place of pilgrimage and is regarded Later arrive on the shores of Lake Maggiore where as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. Your tour you have free time to explore the town of Baveno. continues in ancient Rome. See Circus Maximus Stroll along the lake front or enjoy a drink at an where chariot races were once held and visit the outdoor café. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own. (BB) 12 Italian Lakes ▶  Santa Margherita (2 Nights) 3 Rome ▶  Alberobello (2 Nights) Today travel to the Italian Riviera. Cruise to the Drive eastwards through the spectacular port of Portofino (weather permitting) before Campania Mountains to the Puglia region near returning to Santa Margherita. Dine tonight at the Adriatic coast. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Lido Palace your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Sierra Silvana

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YOUR TRIP AT A GLANCE

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

On-trip transport All transport shown (including ferry) All transfers shown

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

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

LOCAL SPECIALIST VENICE

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City tour in Rome ▶  Florence ▶  Venice ▶  Delphi ▶  Athens Visit St. Peter’s Basilica ▶  the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum in Rome ▶  Piazza Michelangelo ▶  Piazza della Signoria in Florence ▶  the monasteries of Meteora ▶  Temple of Apollo in Delphi ▶  Acropolis ▶  Acropolis Museum in Athens Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square View the ancient sites of Rome ▶  the Duomo and Baptistery in Florence ▶  the Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica in Venice ▶  the Parthenon ▶  Royal Palace ▶  the Temple of Zeus in Athens See Hadrian’s Arch in Athens

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ITINERARY †Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1. 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or perhaps take a stroll through this historic city. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive which will take you to view the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica - a perfect start to your vacation. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s 2

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

7 Igoumenitsa ▶  Meteora ▶  Kalambaka d Arrive early into the port of Igoumenitsa and travel along the foothills of the Athamanika mountains before arriving at the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Rome Sightseeing e d Meteora. Visit two of the six monasteries built on With a Local Specialist visit St. Peter’s Basilica sandstone rocks above the town with your Local and view Michelangelo’s Pietà. See the Circus Specialist. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Maximus where chariot races were held. Visit the Hotel: Amalia/ Grand Meteora impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own or simply relax and 8 Kalambaka ▶  Delphi ▶  Athens watch the world go by. (BB) (2 Nights)  d Drive south towards Mount Parnassos and tour Rome Sightseeing ▶  Florence d Delphi with your Local Specialist. See the site of This morning visit the Vatican Museums with a the most important oracle in the classical world Local Specialist. Experience a Cultural Insight and walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo when you ascend Bramante’s smooth and step-less dating from the 5th century. It was here that every spiral staircase. Admire Michelangelo’s frescoed four years athletes competed in the Pythian ceiling when you visit the Sistine Chapel. Later, Games, which were dedicated to Apollo and the drive north through picturesque scenery to the Arts. Later arrive in Athens. (BB) Hotel: Divani Renaissance city of Florence. Tonight enjoy a Be My Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside. (BB, BG) Hotel: Cosmopolitan Concept 9 Athens Sightseeing e d Classical Athens was a center for the arts, learning Florence Sightseeing ▶  Venice and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle (2 Nights)  d of Western Civilization and the birthplace of Your Local Specialist reveals Florence’s rich democracy. Discover the rich heritage during your cultural heritage during your walking tour. Visit morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the and imposing palazzi. View the marble Duomo and Temple of Zeus. Your choice of sightseeing includes the famous Baptistery, renowned for its bronze a visit to Acropolis to view the Parthenon or entry doors with relief sculptures and the Ponte Vecchio. to the spectacular Acropolis Museum containing Travel through the Apennines and cross the Veneto remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian’s Arch and plains to Venice. This evening, you might like to the stadium where the first modern Olympics take a gondola ride along enchanting canals. (BB) took place in 1896. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner to Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana celebrate the end of your trip. (BB, FD) Venice Orientation e d 10 Depart Athens Savor the unique sights and sounds of Venice as Say goodbye to your fellow travelers and Travel you cruise by private launch to visit some of the Director after an unforgettable journey or join a attractions of this unique city. Enjoy a Cultural 4-day Aegean Cruise, for more information Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making see below. Airport transfers are available. before seeing the sights including the Bridge of Conditions apply. (BB) Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and

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

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MO 10 APR MO 17 APR MO 24 APR MO 01 MAY MO 08 MAY

SA 06 MAY SA 13 MAY SA 20 MAY SA 27 MAY SA 03 JUN SA 10 JUN SA 17 JUN SA 24 JUN

PRICE PP Start Rome

End Athens

2650 2650 2725 2725 2775

SA 01 JUL SA 08 JUL SA 15 JUL SA 22 JUL SA 29 JUL

MO 10 JUL MO 17 JUL MO 24 JUL MO 31 JUL MO 07 AUG

2925 2925 2925 2895 2895

MO 15 MAY MO 22 MAY MO 29 MAY MO 05 JUN

2775 2775 2775 2775

SA 05 AUG SA 12 AUG SA 19 AUG SA 26 AUG

MO 14 AUG MO 21 AUG MO 28 AUG MO 04 SEP

2895 2895 2895 2895

MO 12 JUN MO 19 JUN MO 26 JUN MO 03 JUL

2775 2775 2995 2995

SA 02 SEP SA 09 SEP SA 16 SEP SA 23 SEP

MO 11 SEP MO 18 SEP MO 25 SEP MO 02 OCT

2895 2795 2795 2795

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Double Share

Single Supplement (add to price above): Exceptions from 17-Jun to 02-Sep:

$630 p.p. $800 p.p.

Triple Discount (deduct from price above):

$100 p.p.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP †International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 14. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Complimentary departure transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided vacation in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $71 per person. WiFi: See page 51 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 14-15. Extra nights’ accommodations page 50. * All prices are per person, double share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

13 Heraklion ▶ Santorini Sail to Heraklion on the island of Crete, then cruise to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini. Maybe explore Fira and Oia, where people flock just to see the sunset! (BB, L, D) 14 Disembark ▶ Athens This morning, disembark from your ship for your transfer to the airport. (BB) Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 11am. From $1120 per person double share (outside cabin)

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EXTEND YOUR STAY... ... IN ITALY

We offer exclusive discounted rates (below) to help you extend your stay at the hotel where your vacation starts or ends. Ask your travel agent to make the reservation when you book your Trafalgar vacation – you’ll find the hotel details on your vacation’s itinerary page. Transfers are not included when you extend your stay with this offer, but Trafalgar can provide door-to-door airport/hotel transfers (see table below for prices). Per person price ($) City

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Metropolitan Hotel Simplon^ Holiday Inn Garibadli*^ Starhotels Business Palace*†^ Starhotels Tourist*^ Barcelo Aran Mantegna*† Crowne Plaza St. Peters Executive Style Hotel*† Grand Hotel Palatino Grand Hotel Tiberio Il Cantico Sheraton Parco De Medici Una Hotel Roma Cicerone Villafranca Grand Hotel Garibaldi Barchetta Excelsior*^ Boscolo Bellini*† Principe*† Novotel Mestre Castellana*

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216 206 135 134 127 196 209 204 264 216 257 182 248 255 206 171 236 269 293 157

129 151 96 92 88 142 154 140 184 154 186 135 181 160 155 120 170 188 184 113

Incl 140 105 105 105 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 80 125 130 130 55

*Seasonal supplements apply. † Certain days of the week attract a supplement. ^To Milan Malpensa airport. All prices are per person per night. The above costs include twin-bedded rooms with private facilities and breakfast daily. Continental breakfast daily. All hotel taxes & service charges. Private transfer prices are per person one way, and by car or minibus - you will be met after clearing customs and escorted to your vehicle. Please Note: Trafalgar will not be responsible for unused transfers as a result of missed flight connections.

BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY Here is a description of some of the specific terms used in the itinerary pages of this brochure: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or Travel Director. Includes fast-track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to enjoy the sights and take photos. See – See the sights while driving by on your coach, or from your cruise or train.

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AIRPORT TRANSFERS

All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their vacation at the times specified on individual itinerary pages. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled vacation may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post vacation hotel night(s) from Trafalgar. City

Free Transfer Inbound

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Milan Malpensa Palermo Rome Fiumicino Venice

09:30, 13:00 & 15:30 N/A 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 N/A

07:30 & 10:30 08:00 07:00 & 09:30 08:00 & 09:30

The times listed apply only on the published arrival and departure dates of the chosen itinerary and are times when the transfer leaves from or arrives at the airport. Transfers are provided on a group basis. Regrettably, we cannot provide any refund for missed or unused transfers due to flight delays.


BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION LAND ONLY GUIDED VACATIONS Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show

$200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

YOUR GUIDED VACATION BOOKING Trafalgar Tours West Inc is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited 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. Enrollment in and payment for a guided vacation 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. 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, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any vacation offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. Security Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VACATION PRICE Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Please be advised that due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines must collect required information from guests. For more information regarding TSA’s Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Guided Vacation By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. On some Regional vacations, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control motorcoaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodations Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected vacations in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one double bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travelers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of double rooms are available with our Shared Rooming service. Trafalgar shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the roommate pairing. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Accommodations outside of the USA may not be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and may not have wheelchair accessibility. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar vacations. Note hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style. Cruises Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms

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GUIDED VACATIONS WITH CELESTYAL CRUISES Deposit required $200 Final Payment 45 days No of Days Penalty 45 days and over Deposit 44-22 days 25% 21-8 days 50% 7-1 days 100% Departure Day/No Show 100% and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the motorcoaches except in remote locations. The WiFi on the motorcoaches uses the cellular phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. Audio and Video streaming is not available using motorcoach WiFi. Please note that it is not available on train trips, or when the main Trafalgar motorcoach is not being used, such as on transfer motorcoaches and other local services. For further information on which countries WiFi is offered in as well as daily data allowances please refer to the Trafalgar website www.trafalgar.com/wifi. Travel Director Guided vacations are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. On City Breaks there may be a Local Host instead of a Travel Director. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and an Englishspeaking Local Specialist (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 vacation itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused transfers. If you did not purchase your flights 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 receive your transfers. 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 vacation hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive guided vacations, is included in the guided vacation 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). 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/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per traveling 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 vacation. 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 vacation. Tips/Gratuities Tips and gratuities are included for services on the guided vacation, except to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your vacation. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels. Optional Prepaid Gratuities If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director and Driver, this will be detailed within your vacation vouchers and vacation documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your vacation itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our vacation itineraries. Please check the vacation price panels for the applicable vacations where this option is available. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED VACATION PRICE Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/

gratuities to Travel Directors, Local Host, Local Specialists and Motorcoach Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and nongovernmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided vacation whether of your own volition, our decision based on behavior that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided vacation will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. If not received within 3 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be canceled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional nonrefundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Information table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Information table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. 6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time 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. Book & Pay Early Discounts Discounts are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of vacations featuring the “Book & Pay Early Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Your Savings section), but no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only vacations. 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’ accommodations, transfers or any cruise portion of a vacation. Normal 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 Provided full payment has been received travel documents will be sent in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date. A documents shipment fee of $10 per address will be charged for each additional delivery address. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be your or your Travel Agent’s responsibility. If you are leaving home earlier, please request your travel documents well in advance. If travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure date a fee of $35 per mailing address will apply. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. Actual cost will be advised at time of booking. Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to “Ready, steady...Go” section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunizations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel

Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/ or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/ or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry. 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 with payment unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided vacation date or itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided vacation 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 and fees may apply. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be canceled 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 prior to the guided vacation departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Travel Protection. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/ Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Information table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the guided vacation on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided vacation later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodations and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided vacation reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Additional hotel accommodations and/or chargeable transfers canceled 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: 46 days and over $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodations and/or chargeable transfers 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodations and/or chargeable transfers • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change prior to airline ticketing incurs a $35 service fee per person or if after ticketing a $75 service fee per person. This is in addition to any airfare rate increase and any additional change fees imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided vacation, including but not limited to missed 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 Air-inclusive bookings require an additional non-refundable deposit at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit, your airfare, taxes and surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided vacation including flights, you will be required at the time of booking to provide us the full name as detailed

on the passport, date of birth, passport number, date and place of issue and expiration date for each guest. For published airfare bookings, a $75 per person processing fee will be charged. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/ or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Cancellations prior to airline ticketing, incur a service fee of $50 per person plus loss of air ticket deposit. Cancellations after airline ticketing, incur a service fee of $75 per person plus loss of air ticket deposit. This is in addition to airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket price which will be charged for cancellation. Published Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. 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 vacation departure date. Airline Seating Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Airline Fuel Surcharges and Air-related Taxes, Fees and Restrictions Airfares will be provided at time of booking, will be based on roundtrip purchase, and will include air-related taxes, fees and fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling (visit www.trafalgar. com/baggage), seat selections and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Vacation Prices Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or visit www. trafalgar.com. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided vacation price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided vacation within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in US Dollars unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Vacation Participation On all guided vacations children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 traveling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not traveling. Trafalgar is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise Trafalgar, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. - Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided vacation or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of


assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. - Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveler who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travelers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. - Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided vacations. - 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 vacation, or for the quality of the care or services received. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on vacation. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your vacation, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Trafalgar. - Some guided vacations include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided vacation, 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. Accommodations on international guided vacations may differ from those in the United States. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests traveling on international guided vacations. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the vacation package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Trafalgar shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behavior We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behavior from our Guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the vacation of guests who assault our Company Representatives or who are abusive or aggressive. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behavior, 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 accommodations and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodations in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodations 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 vacation 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 Traveler Discount The Young Traveler must be under age 18 on the departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing ”double” room. The Young Traveler must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveler discount per room, except Family Experiences which have two. This discount can be

combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. The Young Traveler discount may not be applicable on certain itineraries or regions. Please see ‘Your Savings’ for details. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided vacation 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 vacations which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled regional meals, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided vacation, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay’ section for a list of pre- and postguided vacation accommodations. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided vacation. 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 accommodations is not the hotel where your guided vacation begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking (including e-cigarettes) and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on traveling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Vacation Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided vacation 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 vacation except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided vacation booking, or offer a comparable vacation 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 the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither Trafalgar nor

the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities (“released parties”) shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to 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. The released parties 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 vacation participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided vacation, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided vacation are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The released parties are not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Trafalgar to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Trafalgar, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Trafalgar, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations 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. Enrolment in and payment for a guided vacation 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 West Inc Limited Role Trafalgar Tours West, Inc., a California corporation, serves only as sales representative, and is not responsible for any activity beyond its limited role in arranging reservations and ticketing. Trafalgar Tours West, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable for any act, omission

or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of any other entity whether or not affiliated with the operator. Choice of Law and Venue Selection This Agreement is deemed to be entered into in Orange County, California. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions shall be solely in the Superior Court of California in or for Orange County or the United States District Court for the Central District of California. This Agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of California without regard to conflicts of law principles. All guest claims must be submitted in writing and received by Trafalgar no later than 60 days after completion of the Trafalgar vacation. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed to be waived and barred. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your vacation please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar vacation, 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. Accordingly, any claim not received in writing within this time is waived and barred. Guests who purchase from within California Transactions entered into with Trafalgar are covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the guest is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible guests may file a claim with TCRF if the guest is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one guest is the total amount paid on behalf of the guest to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, P.O. Box 6001, Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by faxing a request to: (213) 897-8846 Guests purchasing from outside of California Transactions entered into with Trafalgar are not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Data Protection To process your guided vacation booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking 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, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries

that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided vacations and services we offer, and to contact you (by post, email, telephone or other means) about other guided vacations and services offered by Trafalgar that may interest you. 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 TOURS WEST INC., 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided vacation, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided vacation, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation as well as available on the Trafalgar website. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Vacation Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. Financial Protection US$20 MILLION your peace of mind guarantee The traveling public has always been concerned about protection of advanced bookings. As part of Trafalgar’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Trafalgar, TravCorp Financial Services Ltd has provided a letter of credit to Trafalgar of US$20 Million in respect of all customers traveling with Trafalgar. United States Tour Operator Association $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program Trafalgar Tours Ltd shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, according to the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Trafalgar Tours Ltd customers in the unlikely event of The Travel Corporation bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Trafalgar Tours Limited. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com TRAFALGAR TOURS WEST INC 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 Tour Operators: Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH, Channel Islands The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/ Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: 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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READY, STEADY…GO

TRAFALGAR’S

WITH MYTRAFALGAR

TRAVEL PROTECTION

Every moment matters. To ensure that your trip runs smoothly and we deliver the very best, personalized experience, we require all our guests to register on our new travel portal, MyTrafalgar, before they depart for their vacation. This ensures that we have the information we need to make every moment of your journey special and hassle-free. •• We’ll personalize your trip and accommodate dietary or rooming requirements

Providing you with “any reason” cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel.

•• Make your vacation hassle-free, from hotel check-ins to

passport and security checks

•• Register your emergency contact details, in the unlikely event

they’re required

•• Simply log in and activate your registration on MyTrafalgar

www.trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar

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

ONCE ACTIVATED, YOU’RE READY TO TRAVEL!

Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: For trips priced at: Cost is: Under US$2,000 US$2,001 to US$3,500 US$3,500 to US$5,000 Over US$5,001

US$149 per person US$209 per person US$259 per person US$299 per person

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

SECTION I : TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by Trafalgar* TRIP CANCELLATION up to total trip cost: Reimburses the non-refundable Trafalgar cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include common carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. THE TRAFALGAR “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**: With the Trafalgar “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, if you cancel your trip more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement, Trafalgar will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate. These Trafalgar Travel Certificates allow you a two-year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Trafalgar. TRIP INTERRUPTION:  Up to Total Trip Cost TRIP DELAY:  Up to US$1,000 (US$150/day).

SECTION II : TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION

•• Before you go: You’ll receive all of your itinerary details and

Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company***

•• While traveling: Always stay in the know, with updates from

SECTION III : TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION

travel documents. You can then choose to meet your Travel Director and connect with your travel companions, explore your itinerary and receive pre-trip updates your Travel Director. Chat to your companions in real time and share your pictures with friends and loved ones

•• Back home: Reminisce about your journey, stay in touch and

get inspired for future trips

•• MyTrafalgar: Your easy to use travel portal for the perfect

Trafalgar vacation

To activate simply log in and activate your registration on MyTrafalgar. www.trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar

CAN WE HELP YOU? Call toll-free at 1-866-544-4434 Travel Agents: please call 1-800-854-0103 or visit the agent section of our website For a Trafalgar expert: travel advice, bookings, information or a helping hand. (Pacific Standard Time): Monday to Thursday: 5:30am – 11:00pm Friday: 5:30am – 6:00pm Saturday: 6:00am – 4:00pm Sunday: 6:00am – 9:00pm Online 24/7 at www.trafalgar.com for information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions

Baggage Protection:  Up to US$2,500  Bag Delay: Up to US$500 Medical & Dental Expenses:  Up to US$50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation:  Up to US$50,000 Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, AON Affinity, at 1-866-580-4869. You may also view the plan at www.trafalgar.com. The Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. *For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio./**For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-888-7222195 for details./***Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by AON Affinity. IN CALIFORNIA:  AON Affinity is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES:  AON Affinity is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A

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Taken by our guest, Ross Constantine, Grand Teton, Wyoming, USA

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For travel advice, information and reservations, or if you just need a helping hand, call us at 1-866-544-4434 Travel Agents please call 1-800-854-0103 (Pacific Standard Time) Monday to Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Online 24/7:

5:30am – 11:00pm 5:30am – 6:00pm 6:00am – 4:00pm 6:00am – 9:00pm www.trafalgar.com

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