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USA & Canada 2017

USA & Canada

With Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico & Central America

2017  43 hand-crafted itineraries: delivering the richness of each destination  Six trip styles: bringing the diversity of the Americas to life, your way  Discover travel that is seamless, enjoyable and enriching

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IRREFUTABLY BEAUTIFUL, BIG AND BOLD As you discover USA, Canada and Central America, immerse yourself in awe-inspiring contrasts: from the grandiose to the serene. The razzle-dazzle of big cities, irrefutably bold and beautiful, is offset by the most soothing expanses of countryside imaginable. Landscapes are so vast and pristine, they echo with silence… the Rockies, the Wild West, the Grand Canyon. Urban hubs, buzzing with life, people and ethnic foods, are electrifying. Feel them… New York, Chicago, Boston. The sophistication of their soaring skyscrapers is sensational. Then let the streets of New Orleans, humming with jazz and homey comfort food, soothe you. No other destinations offer you quite so much of the wow factor and such diversity. And no other company than Trafalgar can serve it up for you, quite so perfectly. We are simply the best equipped to give you a superlative, larger-than-life vacation. Let Trafalgar take you there!

My husband and I had never really traveled in [our] own country. We saw sites we had never seen before. Our guide pointed out information on every location that we didn’t know. This country is beautiful and we felt so proud to be American. RENE, from USA, 2015 Discover the amazing city of New York on the ‘Great East Coast Cities’ itinerary, among others.

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I lived in New York for many years and traveled extensively throughout North America. The most striking quality of New York is its unstoppable energy. Within this electrifying and larger-than-life city, tranquil pockets of perfect simplicity can be found. Such contrasts, from the dazzling to the serene, are to be found right across the United States, from coast to coast. The hustle-bustle of America’s great cities and the vast majesty of the Grand Canyon evoke in me a similar emotional experience: one of absolute wonder. It is precisely these kinds of contrasts that I am thrilled to offer to our guests today, as they travel with us through the United States and Canada. Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO

Soak up views of the pristine, beautiful landscapes of North America on numerous itineraries.

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CONTENTS

EASTERN, SOUTHERN AND CROSS-CONTINENT

Map your way across USA, Canada and Central America

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Our trip styles

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Simply... the best

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A magical blend of ingredients

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Travel at ease

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Simply… traditional

14 -15

Our secret recipe

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Always the right hotels

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Simply… festive

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Days Pages

Historic Highlights

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64 - 65

Trails of Liberty

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66 - 67

Great East Coast Cities

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68 - 69

Autumn Colors

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70 - 71

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72 - 73

East Coast USA and Canada

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74 - 75

Tastes and Sounds of the South with Mardi Gras and Jazz Festival Options

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76 - 77

Florida’s Sunshine Trail

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78 - 79

Route 66 with Balloon Fiesta Option

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80 - 81

Adventures of the Lone Star State NEW

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82 - 83

Tales of the Old South

Our people, our passion

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Western Canada and Alaska

About Trafalgar Cares and TreadRight

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Majestic Alaska with Alaska Cruise Option

Tremendous train and cruise travel

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Simply... magical

24 - 25

Your savings

26 - 27

Our hotel promise

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Extend your stay

114 -115

Travel essentials: Group vacations, MyTrafalgar, Airport transfers, Travel protection

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Booking Conditions

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HAWAII

Days Pages 8 28 - 29

Hawaiian Explorer Best of Hawaii

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30 - 31

Hawaiian Discovery

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32 - 33

Hawaii Four Island Adventure

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34 - 35

National Parks AND Canyon Country

Days Pages

Best of the Canyonlands

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38 - 39 40 - 41 42 - 43

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44 - 45

9,10 46 - 47

Western Frontiers

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48 - 49

Scenic Parks Explorer

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50 - 51

WESTERN USA San Francisco and Wine Country Delights

Days Pages 7 52 - 53

Northern California

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54 - 55

California's Great National Parks NEW

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56 - 57

The Californian with Rose Parade Option

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Adventures in the Wild Northwest

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Western Discoverer with Disneyland ® Option

PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER*

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Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of our brochures.

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Contrasts of Canada

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EASTERN CANADA

Days Pages

Best of Eastern Canada with Canadian Maritimes Cruise Option

9,15 96 - 97

Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

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Mexico and Central America

The Trailblazer Pioneer Adventures of the Old West Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos National Parks Wonders with Black Hills Pow Wow Option Colorful Trails of the Southwest with Balloon Fiesta Option

Canada’s Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer and Calgary Stampede Options Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise and Rocky Mountaineer Options Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede Option Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Alaska Cruise, Calgary Stampede and Rocky Mountaineer Options

Days Pages 8,14 84 - 85

Treasures of the Yucátan

98 - 99

Days Pages 8 100 -101

Mexico’s Copper Canyon and Colonial Cities NEW Panama, the Canal and Beyond with Playa Bonita Option Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste Option

10 102 -103 8,10 104 -105 8,10 106 -107

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

9 108 -109

Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes

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Secrets of Panama and Costa Rica

110 -111

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From our array of itineraries, find a style that suits your tastes. See overleaf for more about our trip styles.

Trip Style Key At Leisure

Discoveries

Country Explorer

Family Experiences

Cruise, Rail & Combinations

Hidden Journeys

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

SASKATCHEWAN

ALBERTA

MAP YOUR WAY ACROSS USA, CANADA AND CENTRAL AMERICA

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From 43 itineraries and six trip styles, choose the perfect trip to make your vacation dreams come true.

Lake Louise Banff N.P. Sun Peaks Kamloops Kelowna Whistler Chase Waterton Vancouver Victoria WASHINGTON

Olympic N.P.

Seattle

320 Guest Ranch Yellowstone N.P.

Gleneden Beach

Fairbanks Eureka

Denali N.P.

Glacier N.P.

IDAHO

NEVADA

Jackson

Whittier College Fjord Skagway

Seward Coos Bay

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Sheridan

WYOMING

Salt Lake City UTAH

COLORADO

San Diego

Moab

NEW MEXICO

Phoenix Tucson

Casas Grandes

Juneau

Hermosillo Alamos El Fuerte

ALASKA

Posadas Bar Cerocahui

(NOT TO SCALE)

KAUAI OAHU

Waikiki Kaanapali Beach

ISLANDS OF HAWAII

MAUI

HAWAII

Keauhou

(NOT TO SCALE)

KEY Eastern, Southern USA and Cross Continent

Western USA

Western Canada and Alaska

Eastern Canada

Mexico and Central America Hawaii

N.P. National park Overnight stay

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Copper Canyo

Ketchikan

Lihue

Rap Keyst

Denver Lake Tahoe Napa-Sonoma Durango Yosemite N.P. San Francisco Zion N.P. Las Vegas Bluff Mammoth Lakes Lake Powell Monument Valley Monterey Sequoia N.P. Grand Kayenta Santa Fe Canyon N.P. Flagstaff Paso Robles A Williams Sedona Santa Barbara Albuquerque ARIZONA Los Angeles Scottsdale Bryce Canyon N.P.

Anchorage

Billings Cody

Grand Teton N.P.

OREGON

CALIFORNIA

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MONTANA

Portland

Coos Bay

Calgary

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SASKATCHEWAN

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LABRADOR

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QUEBEC

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NORTH DAKOTA

MONTANA

MINNESOTA

Quebec City

NEWFOUNDLAND

PRINCE

EDWARD NEW IS. BRUNSWICK Charlottetown MAINE

Montreal Baddeck Moncton Ottawa Saint John NOVA SCOTIA Burlington North Conway Halifax MICHIGAN Kingston Bar Harbor Sheridan Lunenburg Rapid City Stowe Toronto Teton N.P. Portland, Maine Portsmouth Keystone Niagara Falls NEW HAMPSHIRE Williamstown IOWA WYOMING Jackson NEW YORK Sioux Falls Boston VERMONT Newport Cape Cod MASSACHUSETTS Chicago Cleveland PENNSYLVANIA Salt Lake City RHODE ISLAND New York ILLINOIS NEBRASKA Lancaster County COLORADO Hershey Springfield UTAH CONNECTICUT OHIO Denver Philadelphia ryce INDIANA Gettysburg Moab NEW JERSEY anyon N.P. Washington, D.C. WEST St. Louis Durango KANSAS DELAWARE VIRGINIA Charlottesville MISSOURI MARYLAND Zion N.P. Bluff KENTUCKY ake Powell VIRGINIA Branson Monument Valley Williamsburg and OKLAHOMA Nashville Kayenta Santa Fe nyon N.P. TENNESSEE NORTH CAROLINA ARKANSAS Flagstaff Amarillo Memphis Williams Oklahoma City Sedona Albuquerque SOUTH

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Billings Cody

SOUTH DAKOTA

WISCONSIN

ARIZONA

Scottsdale Phoenix Tucson

Hermosillo

El Fuerte

Dallas Fort Worth

Natchez

TEXAS

Casas Grandes

Alamos

MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA

NEW MEXICO

LOUISIANA Austin Houston Boerne San Antonio

Copper Canyon Posadas Barrancas Cerocahui

New Orleans

CAROLINA

GEORGIA

Charleston Hilton Head Savannah

FLORIDA

Tampa Fort Myers

Orlando Cocoa Beach West Palm Beach Miami

Key West

Merida Uxmal Campeche Barrancas

Cancun Playa Del Carmen Chichen Itza

Guanacaste Liberia

Borinquen

Arenal Monteverde N.P. Carillo Beach

COSTA RICA

Sarapiqui Tortugero N.P. San José Manuel Antonio N.P.

Los Angeles Cloud Forest

(NOT TO SCALE)

Playa Blanca Boquete

Gamboa

Panama City

PANAMA

(NOT TO SCALE)

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OUR TRIP STYLES

AT LEISURE

COUNTRY EXPLORER

Taking it at an easier pace, stay for two or three nights per destination. The days don’t begin before 9am and you spend free time as you wish.

Become a connoisseur of a rich and colorful area in a specific country. Explore its people, stories and culture in depth.

For a taste of At Leisure, see Great East Coast Cities on pages 68 - 69 and Tales of the Old South on pages 74 - 75.

Get to know Texas intimately on Adventures of the Lone Star State see pages 82 - 83.

CRUISE, RAIL AND COMBINATIONS Over land, over water, by coach, by train... Explore a destination by the transport most suited to it, from having breakfast on the deck of a boat to being lulled by the rhythmic chugging of a train. Canada and Mexico are perfect destinations for train travel. See Contrasts of Canada on pages 94 - 95 and Mexico’s Copper Canyon and Colonial Cities on pages 102 -103.

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DISCOVERIES

FAMILY EXPERIENCES

HIDDEN JOURNEYS

Meticulously orchestrated, these itineraries move seamlessly from one destination and iconic sight to the next. Maximize your travel time by covering more ground. Get treated to the full symphony, stress-free, in a single trip lasting 9 – 20 days.

Family Experiences are designed so the entire family can explore together. They serve up adventure for all, childfriendly fun and a lighter pace to suit every generation of the family.

Traveling in smaller groups (up to 26 people), access exclusive places that might otherwise be difficult to reach. Go off the beaten track, deeper into the destination and away from the crowds to discover hidden treasures.

For a glimpse of Discoveries, see Scenic Parks Explorer on pages 50 - 51 or Iconic Rockies and Western Canada on pages 92 - 93.

For inspiration, see Trails of Liberty on pages 66 - 67 and Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes on pages 110 -111.

To see examples of Hidden Journeys, see Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park on pages 90 - 91 and Secrets of Panama and Costa Rica on pages 112 -113.

CELEBRATE CANADA's 150th anniversary on our CANADA-BOUND ITINERARIES.

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...the best trip of my life. I have used other travel groups, but never received the quality, knowledge and service I received with Trafalgar. CELIA, from USA, 2015

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VacationS, MOMENTS AND MEMORIES Trafalgar trips are the best. We know because our guests and travel agents tell us so – over and over again. We have an independently evaluated, transparent 97% satisfaction rating. See for yourself at www.trafalgar.com/reviews What’s more, we’re the most awarded travel company in the world. Trafalgar is richly decorated with recognition from both consumers and the trade. Feefo, an independent ratings provider, has also awarded us the Gold Trusted Merchant Award for our consistent excellence as indicated by our guests. We’re simply the best, because we fine-tune travel to perfection. At Trafalgar we turn taking vacations into an absolute art, adding our magic touch to make them exquisite. The ingredients you’re guaranteed include: 1 A magical blend of ingredients 2 Traveling at ease 3 Our secret recipe 4 Always the right hotels 5 Our passionate people 6 Trafalgar Cares

To see photos from our trips, read reviews and chat with fellow travelers before you depart, look for our hashtag or see our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages: trafalgar.com/reviews #SimplyTrafalgar TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTalk MyTrafalgar Take in breathtaking views of the Rockies on several of our Canada-bound itineraries.

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A magical blend of ingredients

Enjoy the charm of San Francisco’s historic cable cars on the ‘Northern California’ itinerary, among others.

STRESS-FREE TRAVEL

MATCHLESS ITINERARIES

INSIDER experiences

• Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Your itinerary is a finely tuned composition. We perfectly balance the right selection of must-do sights and Insider Experiences to make it a pure pleasure. This means Hidden Treasures, quintessential sights, surprise extras, meeting and eating with locals, and stunning accommodations.

Get more of the fun factor with our famous, enriching Insider Experiences, meeting Local Specialists who embody the heart and soul of the places you visit. These specialists share their nation’s traditions, cuisines, art and history with you. You’re also immersed into local life with our Cultural Insights and authentic Be My Guest meals with locals, and an abundance of Optional Experiences.

• D  aily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals • Luxury air-conditioned coach transport or other transport, such as rail or cruises • M  ust-do sightseeing, with audio headsets where appropriate • Porterage, local tips and charges • V  IP entry to selected sights in numerous destinations • A  n expertly trained Travel Director, every step of the way

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TRAVEL At ease

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Savor the enjoyment of hand-picked sights, restaurants and hotels.

WITH YOU ALL THE WAY

Travel in COMFORT

Take advantage of the comfort and familiarity of feeling at home, away from home. Treat yourself to vacations free of stress, bother and lugging suitcases. We make the hassle factor simply vanish. And you enjoy effortless access to hand-picked sights, restaurants and hotels.

Luxury air-conditioned coaches give you ample legroom, reclining seats and an on-board restroom. Your experienced driver handles all the tolls, parking and navigation. Sometimes, you’ll voyage by rail, water or smaller coaches, when the destination calls for it. All trips include free airport transfers on the start and end day.

Soak up VIP treatment Bypass the crowds and enjoy queue-free VIP entry at iconic landmarks. We’ll arrange advanced ticketing with Preferred seating at certain shows, major events or popular sights, such as Pearl Harbor and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Linger on Stay on post-trip and draw upon our exclusive deals with partners, such as excellent accommodations at a fair price. See pages 114 -115 for hotels with discounted rates.

Great diversity, fun, culture and always a feeling of safety and being cared for. KIM, from USA, 2015

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l a n o i t i d a r t

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TRADITIONS GALORE Pow wows, rollicking rodeos or famous flower festivals… Whatever North American tradition most stirs your heart, you can make it part of your vacation. Select an itinerary linked to your favorite traditional highlights. Treat yourself to one of these historical celebrations included in our Special Departures: Black Hills Pow Wow on National Parks Wonders with Black Hills on pages 44 - 45 Calgary Stampede on Canada’s Rockies on pages 86 - 87, Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park on pages 90 - 91 and Iconic Rockies and Western Canada on pages 92 - 93 Pasadena Rose Parade on The Californian on pages 58 - 59 Texas State Fair Adventures on Adventures of the Lone Star State on pages 82 - 83

THE POWER OF A POW WOW A pow wow of tradition: the pounding of moccasins to a thrumming of drums, the rustle of feathery headdresses, and agile dancing to rhythmic chanting. Imagine the textures and sheens: ornate tassels, fans and tambourines, and finely wrought beading on the softest of leather. The Black Hills Pow Wow draws thousands of American Indians annually to honor the heritage of the Great Plains. Singers, dancers and artisans of all generations gather in Rapid City. Yet thousands more people come from the world over, to share in this mesmerizing tribute. Stephen Yellowhawk, a Cheyenne River Sioux-Iroquois, is guardian of his culture and your Local Specialist. He is a key mover and shaker behind this awe-inspiring pow wow. Come and see it with your own eyes.

We didn’t just visit the obvious tourist places, but got to see some of the local way of life with some Insider Experiences. We learned things that we wouldn’t have learned had we been traveling on our own. Experience the evocative Black Hills Pow Wow on our ‘National Parks Wonders’ and ‘Western Frontiers’ itineraries. (Photo by Clarice Lakota of ThunderBird Eye Photography)

EMMA, from UK, 2015

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OUR SECRET RECIPE

To view short films featuring our Be My Guest dining experiences and to see our Travel Directors in action, visit: www.youtube.com/user/TrafalgarWeb

Let the meals we arrange on your travels make your tastebuds sizzle.

On your Canadian road trip, stop for a Be My Guest meal with the Guinn family who’ve been guiding and riding trails for decades in the Kananaskis Valley nestled below the Rockies. Listen to stories about the family’s 70 years of ranching while feasting like a local. Then hop aboard an authentic wagon for a tour of the ranch. Enjoy this experience on Canada’s Rockies or Contrasts of Canada. See pages 86 - 87 and 94 - 95.

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Be My Guest Let us invite you to sit down with local families. There, you’ll dive into delicious home-cooked meals over lively conversation with your hosts and gain insight into their way of life. These exclusive, authentic experiences take you right into the cultures you have only dreamt of discovering.

Dining to match EACH day Your itinerary is seasoned with dining highlights and culinary experiences to match: Welcome Receptions, Regional Meals and Farewell Dinners. Breakfast is always included. On free evenings, try your Travel Director's tips or go to your own favorite eateries.

OTHER MEALS Every meal is an occasion. For meals throughout your trip, we take you to characteristic settings at which you enjoy delicious regional cuisine, made with pride, local flair and seasonal produce.

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ALWAYS THE RIGHT HOTELS

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IN THE PERFECT LOCATION You stay in the right accommodations for your itinerary; we choose places that perfectly showcase each destination and bring its character to life.

Experience the grandiose hospitality of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on certain itineraries.

Hand-picked hotels Stay in dazzling 4- and 5-star hotels whenever it complements the experience. Every one of our hotels is selected for its quality, character and setting. The hotels are tried and trusted to fit seamlessly with your trip.

Authentic Accommodations Authentic Accommodations and other awesome independent properties, which offer an amazing ambiance or locale, may not fall under traditional star ratings.

The right location

Quality and service

All accommodations we pick bring something special to your trip; whether it’s centrally located, in picturesque countryside, or conveniently close to a major sight. We always arrange the best suited solution for your travels.

All our accommodations come with exceptional service. Our quality control team visits annually and we monitor feedback garnered from our guests and Travel Directors. Accordingly, high standards are maintained.

The accommodations were outstanding, comfortable and well planned to the area we visited. MARSHALL, from USA, 2015

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FESTIVAL FUN Giant balloons, New Orleans jazz and heritage, or Mardi Gras… Whatever your flavor of fun, you can vacation on an itinerary linked to a specific festival when you travel with us. Treat yourself to an extra dash of color by choosing an itinerary that takes you to one of these festivals included in our Special Departures: ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA on Colorful Trails of the Southwest on pages 46 - 47 and Route 66 on pages 80 - 81 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL on Tastes and Sounds of the South on pages 76 - 77 NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS on Tastes and Sounds of the South on pages 76 - 77

ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA At the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, watch the largest such phenomenon worldwide unfold daylong, from dawn to dusk. In the Balloon Glow, waves of giant balloons powered by gas burners float skywards in a kaleidoscope of color and sound. So you can absorb every shimmer of this extraordinary event, you enjoy VIP seating with deluxe viewing and hot food. After twilight, gaze at hundreds of balloons lighting up the sky like magical nocturnal lanterns. The After Glow sees the night to a close with showers of fireworks.

We loved the Balloon Fiesta, but also the scenic stops, accommodations, and meals. LEE, from USA, 2015

Admire the amazing Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta on the ‘Colorful Trails of the Southwest’ and ‘Route 66’ itineraries.

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OUR PEOPLE, OUR PASSION

Your expertly trained Travel Director will take you to the finest sights and places on your trip.

Knowledge Experience Expertise We select only the most skilled, passionate and knowledgeable Travel Directors. Their considerable skills are then polished to a shine through training. They are consummate professionals. Our dedicated Operations team supports them, monitors their performance and collects feedback from guests. They serve as your friend in a destination, taking you to just the right sights and places.

Great experience! I would recommend your company in a heartbeat . Our Travel Director was fantastic and our C oach Driver certainly knew how to keep us safe. KIM, from Australia, 2015

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH TRAVEL At Trafalgar, we are on a mission: a mission to go with our guests where travel makes a difference. We care about the places we visit and the people who live there. We are proud to be active founders and supporters of The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organization and joint initiative of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. The foundation is dedicated to supporting the communities we visit and to preserving their vibrancy and traditions for future generations.

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Our mission means supporting local businesses, wherever we travel. We take our guests on Insider Experiences to visit local artisans, observe their talent and admire their craftsmanship and produce. Guests meet artisans at work, such as weavers, glassblowers, chefs, and potters. Positive partnerships foster traditions, create jobs and empower communities. Our mission means being a force for good in the travel industry. Our recent donations have gone towards cancer research, building three schools, and restoring tourism in Nepal after the earthquake. Our mission means conserving diversity on our precious planet. In everything we do, we strive for sustainability: from using recycled paper for our printing to reducing waste and promoting recycling on trips. Furthermore, we promote the use of coach travel, which is shown to reduce congestion and to produce less pollution than any other mode of transport.

Carbon emissions grid* Method of travel

kg of CO2 per passenger mile

Car

0.30298

Air

0.26619

Rail

0.07580

Coach

0.04619

*Source: DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) conversion factors 2014. Car assumes UK average of 1.5 people/car. Coach assumes average of 36 passengers.

Sustainable Insider Experiences allow our guests to make a difference worldwide Built 3 schools in China, Ecuador and Kenya with ©Free The Children 41,000 trees per year saved by using recycled paper for our brochures

On certain itineraries, we take guests to enjoy food and food-making with Todd and Jordan Champagne, founders of Happy Girl Kitchen Co. in Monterey, California. By supporting Happy Girl Kitchen and similar projects, Trafalgar Cares enables them to keep alive their love for artisanal food production and to preserve their special knowledge and traditions. Enjoy this experience on Northern California, pages 54 - 55.

Discover more about meaningful travel on trafalgar.com/trafalgarcares and treadright.org

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It was absolutely lovely. The food was amazing, and the service from the fun staff was great. We are so glad that we went on the Rocky Mountaineer. LYNETTE, from Australia, 2015

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Tremendous TRAIN AND CRUISE TRAVEL Traveling with Trafalgar, you can fit the perfect mode of transport to every destination. Some sights are most beautiful when viewed from a train carriage. Others are most spectacular from the deck of a cruise ship. Some of our most stunning destinations are linked to add-on rail and cruise options. Treat yourself to some rail or cruise extensions on these itineraries: MAJESTIC ALASKA on pages 84 - 85 CANADA's ROCKIES on pages 86 - 87 SPECTACULAR CANADIAN ROCKIES on pages 88 - 89 ICONIC ROCKIES AND WESTERN CANADA on pages 92 - 93

RAILING THROUGH THE ROCKIES Travel by rail is utterly timeless. The renowned Rocky Mountaineer train has been traveling through Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies for more than 25 years. The train carves a path of unrivalled beauty and adventure: bordering icy rivers and stony cliffs, passing thundering rapids, slicing through awe-inspiring valleys and alongside legendary peaks. Gaze upon some of the most unspoiled landscapes on the planet – countryside otherwise unreachable, even on foot. There are four unique rail routes to select from. The train winds through about 280 miles of diverse landscape in a day, including Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Peel your eyes from these mesmerizing sights to tuck into fine dining created using fresh, local ingredients, while enjoying storytelling and historical anecdotes.

Rocky Mountaineer can be added to the ‘Spectacular Canadian Rockies’ itinerary, plus two others.

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THE MAGIC BLEND In choosing to travel with Trafalgar, you give yourself access to the easiest, most fantastic vacation possible. We take you deeper into each destination, offering you the richest and most enjoyable travel experiences. Our passion and devotion to bringing destinations alive for our guests has been unfaltering for 70 years. Everywhere you choose to go, we immerse you in the essence of the local lifestyle. Our magic touch brings it all together for you. So you get served a perfect, delightful blend of all the right ingredients.

We were able to see so many amazing parks and scenery in two weeks. Our Be My Guest, Cultural Insights and Hidden Treasures were unique and incredible. All Optional Experiences were chosen for us with great taste. VITALI, from Canada, 2015

Under the guidance of a Local Specialist at Ravenswood Winery, California, try your hand at winemaking. Compose your own blend of cultivars and take it home to savor at your leisure.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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 discount savings and our free trip policy.

General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your vacation and are not applicable on any cruise portion of a vacation, 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. Group discounts are limited to one group per coach and not available on Hidden Journeys, Rocky Mountaineer train and any included internal flights. Young travelers must be aged 5-17 at time of travel, discount is limited to two discounts per room except on Family Experiences where three apply. Triple reduction is based on three people sharing one room based on existing bedding arrangements (usually two beds), they do not include the cost of any additional bed or ‘roll away’. Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Triple occupancy is available on VIA Rail’s prestige service. Quad rooms are available on our Family Experience vacations. Shared rooming is not applicable on our Family Experience, Hidden Journey, Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, Central America vacations, vacations with cruises or trains and optional extensions. Solo travel is not accepted on Family Experience trips unless traveling as part of a family group. Vacations have a limited number of single rooms and are restricted to certain cabin categories on board cruises and trains. 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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Hawaiian Explorer

See the soft sands of Waikiki Beach recede to tropical forests and the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa, on this relaxed exploration of Oahu, Hawaii and Maui.

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The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • Orientation of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona • Visit Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Thurston Lava Tube and Maui Ocean Center • View the Kilauea Volcano

Your Insider Experiences • Local Specialist Discover Kona coffee on a plantation tour and the manta ray with a special presentation. • Be My Guest Visit a sustainable farm for lunch, with wine, featuring the finest ingredients. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… journeying through the tree fern forest where you meet the opening of the Thurston Lava Tube. You’ll see where the hot lava rapidly cooled 500 years ago, forming a tunnel of geological wonder. Walk the same rocky path that searing hot lava forged to create this marvel of nature.

Day 1 Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (2 Nights) Welcome to Hawaii. In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (WR, D) Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Moderate – CV, First Class – POV, Premier – DOV)

growing them on a Kona coffee plantation with a Local Specialist. Later, check in to your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Meet your Local Specialist at the hotel’s Manta Ray Learning Center for an exciting presentation on these large and graceful animals. Speaking of rays, get an up close view of these majestic sea creatures with a dinner at Rays on the Bay. (FB, D) Hotel: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Moderate – MV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

Day 2 Pearl Harbor and Honolulu

Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii’s colorful and varied marine life, experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over the Big Island or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. (FB)

Sightseeing Today, begin your exploration of Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, you’ll be moved by this memorial to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship’s hull since the fatal attack in 1941. After driving through the National Memorial Cemetery in the Punchbowl Crater, make your way back to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii’s last monarchs, and the iconic King Kamehameha I statue at Aliiolani Hale. View the current state capitol building, built in a Hawaiian version of modernist Bauhaus architecture. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend relaxing on the beach, doing some shopping or just exploring. (FB)

A Day 3 Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay,

Hawaii (2 Nights) Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this quaint and bustling town. Kona is famous for its tasty coffee and you’ll learn more about these fragrant beans and the process of

Day 4 Kona Free Time

Day 5 Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights) Bid farewell to Kona as you make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to the world’s largest volcano. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beaches the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Once inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube followed by a visit to an interpretive museum. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui, the Magic Isle. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest

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A Day 6 Maui Sightseeing

This morning, travel along the coast to the Maui Ocean Center. Here you’ll be introduced to the center’s conservation naturalists who are passionate in sharing the underwater world with you. The center is home to the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals, elusive Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of vibrant tropical fish. Next, head into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients. This evening enjoy the sunset from your resort, stroll over to nearby Whalers Village or venture into old town Lahaina to try one of the many festive restaurants. (FB, BG)

Day 7 Maui Free Time

Enjoy a full free day in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. Spend some time on the long white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea or maybe embark on a whale watching cruise. Join your traveling companions this evening for a lively Hawaiian Luau, and Regional Meal Farewell Dinner, featuring a buffet and tropical cocktails with the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. (FB, FD)

Day 8 Depart Maui

A hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Maui. (FB)

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INTERNAL AIR INCLUDED

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation. 7 full breakfasts. 2 lunches (including Be My Guest). 3 dinners. All transport shown (including 2 internal flights). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 12.

KAANAPALI BEACH Lahaina

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Hawaiian Explorer

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $72 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May, 2016 for Honolulu-Kona and Hilo-Kahului flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of USD$25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for more information. Guaranteed Room Share is not available for this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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#TrafalgarCares O’o Farm You’ll support the ‘farm-to-table’ movement and discover more about bio-dynamic farming in Hawaii, before tasting the results during a local meal.

Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View RV: Resort View POV: Partial Ocean View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean View MV: Mountain View

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Best of Hawaii

Dramatic scenery is just one of the highlights on this Hawaiian trip, that takes in the best of vibrant Waikiki, exotic Kailua-Kona and stunning Kaanapali Beach.

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Your included sights • Orientation of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona • Visit Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Maui Ocean Center, Thurston Lava Tube and a local farm on Maui • View the Kilauea Volcano • See pineapple plantations and the world-famous surf along the North Shore

Your Insider Experiences • Local Specialist Discover one of the Big Island’s most famous crops, coffee, and get acquainted with the island manta rays. • Be My Guest Enjoy lunch at a sustainable farm, with wine, featuring the finest ingredients. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… embarking on a fun and educational farm-to-fork experience at the O’o Farm, located in the misty forest of Waipoli. Learn about growing organic produce, sustainable farming, growing and roasting coffee while you gather ingredients for your own delicious meal.

Day 1 Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (4 Nights) Welcome to Hawaii. In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific, explore the shopping opportunities in Waikiki, or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Moderate – CV, First Class – POV, Premier – DOV) Day 2 Oahu Sightseeing and Free Time

Traverse the island of Oahu, passing through colorful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs like those at Pali Lookout, site of the historic Battle of Nuuanu in 1795 that united the island of Oahu under King Kamehameha I’s rule. Marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the world-famous surf along the North Shore, known for its huge waves during the winter. Back in Waikiki, your evening is free; enjoy a sunset swim in the gentle waves or perhaps explore the shopping and dining opportunities in Waikiki. (FB)

Day 3 Honolulu Free Time

Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own. Spend some time lazing in the sun on Waikiki Beach; spot sea turtles, colorful coral and dazzling tropical fish. Perhaps partake in one of the many optional activities offered: a submarine tour or a guided sightseeing excursion along the east coast of the island. Tonight, join your travel companions for dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, D)

Day 4 Pearl Harbor and Honolulu

Sightseeing Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving

tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. After a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific located in Punchbowl Crater, return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue, and the state capitol building. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own. (FB)

A Day 5 Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay,

Hawaii (2 Nights) Set off for the Big Island of Hawaii today via a short flight. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this quaint and bustling town. Visit a local coffee plantation where a Local Specialist gives you a tour and acquaints you with one of the Big Island’s most famous crops. Later, check in to your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Meet your Local Specialist at the hotel’s Manta Ray Learning Center for an exciting presentation about these large and graceful animals. Speaking of rays, enjoy rich island flavors at Rays on the Bay with views of these resident sea creatures. (FB, D) Hotel: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Moderate – MV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

Day 6 Kona Free Time

Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii’s colorful and varied marine life; descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants; experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over the Big Island; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. (FB)

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National Park – Hilo – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights) Bid farewell to Kona as you make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest and most active volcano. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beaches the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Once inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube followed by a visit to an interpretive museum. Enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui, the Magic Isle. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. (FB, L) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa (Moderate – RV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

A Day 8 Maui Sightseeing

This morning, travel along the coast to the Maui Ocean Center. Here you’ll be introduced to the center’s conservation naturalists who are passionate in sharing the underwater world with you. The center is home to the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals, elusive Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of vibrant tropical fish. Next, head into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients. This evening enjoy the sunset from your resort, stroll over to nearby Whalers Village or venture into old town Lahaina to try one of the many festive restaurants. (FB, BG)

Day 9 Maui Free Time

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cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea or embark on a whale watching cruise (seasonal). Join your traveling companions this evening for a lively Hawaiian Luau, and Regional Meal Farewell Dinner, featuring a buffet and tropical cocktails with the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. (FB, FD)

Day 10 Depart Maui

A hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Maui. (FB)

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Past guest discount SAVE up to $176 p.p. Other savings

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^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Multiple trip discount SAVE up to $88 p.p.

Young traveler discount SAVE up to $352

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$1225 p.p. $1425 p.p. $1695 p.p.

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Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View RV: Resort View POV: Partial Ocean View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean View MV: Mountain View

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Hawaiian Discovery

Awe-inspiring volcanoes, royal beaches and the Waimea Canyon mark your progress, on this laid-back journey of discovery of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.

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Your included sights • Orientation of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona • Visit Pearl Harbor, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Maui Ocean Center, Grove Farm Sugar Plantation, Thurston Lava Tube, a local farm on Maui and Waimea Canyon • View the Kilauea Volcano

Your Insider Experiences • Local Specialist Discover Kona coffee on a plantation tour and the Sheraton Manta Ray Learning Center. • Be My Guest Enjoy a sustainable farming lunch, with wine, featuring the finest local ingredients. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… blending the lines between water and sand, as you spend your night connecting with the Manta Rays. This unique experience is an absolute highlight. Watch as the most robust species of the Manta Ray, unique to Kona, shares secrets with the water they live in.

Day 1 Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (2 Nights) Welcome to Hawaii. In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (WR, D) Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Moderate – CV, First Class – POV, Premier – DOV) Day 2 Pearl Harbor and Honolulu

Sightseeing Begin your exploration of the island Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, you’ll be moved by this tribute to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship’s hull since the fatal attack in 1941. After a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater, return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii’s last monarchs, and the iconic King Kamehameha I statue at Aliiolani Hale. View the current state capitol building, built in a Hawaiian version of modernist Bauhaus architecture. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend relaxing on the beach, doing some shopping or just exploring. (FB)

A Day 3 Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay,

Hawaii (2 Nights) Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this quaint and bustling town. Join a Local Specialist at a local coffee plantation to learn more about one of the Big Island’s most notable and fragrant crops. Later, check into your oceanfront resort and perhaps

get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Meet your Local Specialist at the hotel’s Manta Ray Learning Center for an exciting presentation about these large and graceful animals. Speaking of rays, enjoy rich island flavors at Rays on the Bay with views of these resident sea creatures. (FB, D) Hotel: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Moderate – MV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

Day 4 Kona Free Time

Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii’s colorful and varied marine life, descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants, experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over the Big Island, or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. (FB)

Day 5 Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes

National Park – Hilo – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights) Make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to the world’s largest volcano. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beaches that the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube at an interpretive museum. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui, the Magic Isle. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. (FB, L) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa (Moderate – RV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

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A Day 6 Maui Sightseeing

This morning, travel along the coast to the Maui Ocean Center. Here you’ll be introduced to the center’s conservation naturalists who are passionate in sharing the underwater world with you. The center is home to the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals, elusive Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of vibrant tropical fish. Next, head into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients. This evening enjoy the sunset from your resort, stroll over to nearby Whalers Village or venture into old town Lahaina to try one of the many festive restaurants. (FB, BG)

Day 7 Maui Free Time

Enjoy a full free day in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s tropical wonderlands. Spend some time along the majestic white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Embark on a whale watching cruise or dip in the warm tropical waters to get an up close view of Maui’s ocean flora and fauna on an optional snorkeling experience. Join your traveling companions this evening for a lively Hawaiian Luau, and Regional Meal, featuring a buffet, tropical cocktails with the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. (FB, RM)

Day 8 Maui – Lihue, Kauai (3 Nights)

Today, bid “Aloha” to Maui with a short flight to Kauai, the Garden Isle. Relax and get settled in at your beachfront hotel. (FB) Hotel: Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Moderate – LV, First Class – PV, Premier – OV)

Day 9 Kauai Sightseeing

Start your first day on Kauai with a visit to Grove Farm Sugar Plantation, including a private tour of the home on this historic sugar cane plantation. Then, set off for Waimea Canyon to view one of the most majestic geological wonders in Hawaii with its vibrantly colorful buttes and deep valley gorges. (FB)

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Starts Ends First Starts Oahu Kauai Mod Class Prem Oahu 4 Sep Sun 14 Sep Wed 3625 3795 4095 7 May Sun ◆ 22 Sep Thu 2 Oct Sun 3625 3795 4095 14 May Sun 18 May Thu ◆ 13 Oct Thu 23 Oct Sun 3625 3795 4095 21 May Sun ◆ 16 Oct Sun 26 Oct Wed 3625 3795 4095 28 May Sun ◆ 20 Oct Thu 30 Oct Sun 3625 3795 4095 ◆ 30 Oct Sun 9 Nov Wed 3625 3795 4095 4 Jun Sun 11 Jun Sun ◆ 3 Nov Thu 13 Nov Sun 3625 3795 4095 18 Jun Sun ◆ 13 Nov Sun 23 Nov Wed 3625 3795 4095 25 Jun Sun ◆ 17 Nov Thu 27 Nov Sun 3625 3795 4095 ◆ 24 Nov Thu 4 Dec Sun 3625 3795 4095 2 Jul Sun 9 Jul Sun ◆ 4 Dec Sun 14 Dec Wed 3625 3795 4095 16 Jul Sun ◆ 11 Dec Sun 21 Dec Wed 3625 3795 4095 20 Jul Thu 2017 23 Jul Sun 8 Jan Sun 18 Jan Wed 3575 3775 4025 30 Jul Sun 15 Jan Sun 25 Jan Wed 3575 3775 4025 26 Jan Thu 5 Feb Sun 3575 3775 4025 6 Aug Sun 29 Jan Sun 8 Feb Wed 3575 3775 4025 13 Aug Sun 20 Aug Sun 5 Feb Sun 15 Feb Wed 3575 3775 4025 27 Aug Sun 9 Feb Thu 19 Feb Sun 3575 3775 4025 12 Feb Sun 22 Feb Wed 3575 3775 4025 3 Sep Sun 16 Feb Thu 26 Feb Sun 3575 3775 4025 10 Sep Sun 19 Feb Sun 1 Mar Wed 3575 3775 4025 17 Sep Sun 26 Feb Sun 8 Mar Wed 3575 3775 4025 24 Sep Sun

Ends Kauai 17 May Wed 24 May Wed 28 May Sun 31 May Wed 7 Jun Wed

3575 3575 3575 3575 3575

3775 3775 3775 3775 3775

4025 4025 4025 4025 4025

14 Jun Wed 21 Jun Wed 28 Jun Wed 5 Jul Wed

3575 3575 3575 3575

3775 3775 3775 3775

4025 4025 4025 4025

12 Jul Wed 19 Jul Wed 26 Jul Wed 30 Jul Sun 2 Aug Wed 9 Aug Wed

3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575

3775 3775 3775 3775 3775 3775

4025 4025 4025 4025 4025 4025

16 Aug Wed 23 Aug Wed 30 Aug Wed 6 Sep Wed

3575 3575 3575 3575

3775 3775 3775 3775

4025 4025 4025 4025

13 Sep Wed 20 Sep Wed 27 Sep Wed 4 Oct Wed

3575 3575 3575 3575

3775 3775 3775 3775

4025 4025 4025 4025

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11 Oct Wed 18 Oct Wed 25 Oct Wed 29 Oct Sun 1 Nov Wed 8 Nov Wed

3575 3575 3575 3575 3575 3575

3775 3775 3775 3775 3775 3775

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Pearl Harbor

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Hilo Kilauea Volcano

Day 10 Kauai Free Time

Spend a free day on Kauai, soaking in its many natural wonders. You may choose to travel by helicopter over the Na Pali Coast and Manawaiopuna, commonly referred to as “Jurassic Park Falls”. Don’t forget to leave some time to enjoy your resort’s stunning pool and gardens. On your final night in Kauai, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

Day 11 Depart Kauai

A hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay on Kauai. (FB)

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $100 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares, fuel surcharges, government taxes and fees as applicable as of 20 May, 2016 for Honolulu-Kona and Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of USD$25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for more information.

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $361 UP TO

p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 26 & 27.

Past guest discount SAVE up to $180 p.p. Other savings

Moderate Hotel First Class Hotel Premium Hotel

^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Multiple trip discount SAVE up to $90 p.p.

Young traveler discount SAVE up to $361

Single supp. option from

Triple room discount from

$1250 p.p. $1475 p.p. $1725 p.p.

$125 p.p. $195 p.p. $275 p.p.

^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View RV: Resort View POV: Partial Ocean View PV: Pool View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean View LV: Lagoon View MV: Mountain View

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Hawaii Four Island Adventure

History, culture and incredible natural beauty–four of Hawaii’s most dazzling islands are revealed, in a 13 day adventure that ranges from iconic Honolulu to the natural wonders of Kauai. the U.S. into World War II. After a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater, return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue, and the state capitol building. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying Waikiki. (FB)

A Day 5 Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay,

Kaanapali Beach, Maui

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • Orientation of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona • Visit Pearl Harbor, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Maui Ocean Center, Thurston Lava Tube, a local farm on Maui and Kauai, Waimea Canyon and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation • View Kilauea Volcano • See pineapple plantations and North Shore

Your Insider Experiences • Local Specialist Discover Kona coffee on a plantation tour and the island manta ray at a special presentation. • Be My Guest Discover sustainable farming whilst enjoying lunch, with wine, featuring the finest local ingredients. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… skipping the lines with pre-arranged tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial, where you learn of the bravery and honour of those who battled so fiercely in World War II. The exhibits detail the tragic events of that day in 1941 on which more than 2,300 lives were lost.

Day 1 Arrive Oahu, Honolulu – Waikiki (4 Nights) Welcome to Hawaii. In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (WR) Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Moderate – CV, First Class – POV, Premier – DOV) Day 2 Oahu Sightseeing and Free Time

Begin your exploration of Oahu today. Traverse the island, passing through colorful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs like those at Pali Lookout, site of the historic Battle of Nuuanu in 1795 that united the island of Oahu under King Kamehameha I’s rule. Marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the worldfamous surf along the North Shore, known for its huge waves during the winter. Back in Waikiki, your evening is free; enjoy a sunset swim in the gentle waves or perhaps explore the shopping and dining opportunities in Waikiki. (FB)

Day 3 Honolulu Free Time

Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own or take part in one of the many optional activities offered. Embark on a submarine tour or take a guided sightseeing excursion along the east coast of the island. The choice is yours. Tonight, join your travel companions for dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, D)

Day 4 Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched

Hawaii (2 Nights) Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this charming town. Kona is famous for its tasty coffee and you’ll learn more about these fragrant beans and the process of growing them at a local coffee plantation with a Local Specialist. Later, check into your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Meet your Local Specialist at the hotel’s Manta Ray Learning Center for an exciting presentation about these large and graceful animals. In the evening, enjoy rich island flavors at Rays on the Bay with views of these resident sea creatures. (FB, D) Hotel: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Moderate – MV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

Day 6 Kona Free Time

Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii’s colorful and varied marine life, experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over the Big Island or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. (FB)

Day 7 Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes

National Park – Hilo – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights) Bid farewell to Kona as you make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to the world’s largest volcano. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beaches the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Once inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube followed by a visit to an interpretive museum. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui, the Magic Isle. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. (FB, L) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa (Moderate – RV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

A Day 8 Maui Sightseeing

This morning, travel along the coast to the Maui Ocean Center. Here you’ll be introduced to the center’s conservation naturalists who are passionate in sharing the underwater world with you. The center is home to the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals,

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elusive Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of vibrant tropical fish. Next, head into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients. This evening enjoy the sunset from your resort, stroll over to nearby Whalers Village or venture into old town Lahaina to try one of the many festive restaurants. (FB, BG)

Day 9 Maui Free Time

Enjoy a full free day in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. Spend some time on the long white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés or enjoy one of the other many exciting optional experiences offered. Perhaps rise well before the sun to journey up to the summit of Haleakala. At 10,023 feet (3,055 metres), it is the island’s highest peak and assures the best sunrise view. You may choose the famous Road to Hana with its 620 curves and 59 bridges of pure island beauty. Join your traveling companions this evening for a lively Hawaiian Luau, and Regional Meal, featuring a buffet and tropical cocktails with the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. (FB, RM)

Day 10 Maui – Lihue, Kauai (3 Nights) Enjoy a morning at leisure before a short flight to Kauai. Relax and get settled in to your beachfront hotel. (FB) Hotel: Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Moderate – LV, First Class – PV, Premier – OV)

Day 11 Kauai Sightseeing

Start your day on Kauai with a visit to Grove Farm Sugar Plantation, including a private tour of the home on this historic sugar cane plantation. Then set off for Waimea Canyon to view one of the most majestic geological wonders in Hawaii with its vibrantly colorful buttes and deep valley gorges. (FB)

Day 12 Kauai Free Time

Spend a free day on Kauai, soaking in its many natural wonders. You may choose to

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Day 13 Depart Kauai

A hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay on Kauai. (FB)

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WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $118 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May, 2016 for Honolulu-Kona and Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit www.trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of USD$25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for more information. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Price per Person

Ends First Starts Kauai Mod Class Prem Oahu 14 Sep Wed 3950 4175 4550 5 May Fri 2 Oct Sun 3950 4175 4550 12 May Fri 16 May Tue 23 Oct Sun 3950 4175 4550 19 May Fri 26 Oct Wed 3950 4175 4550 26 May Fri 30 Oct Sun 3950 4175 4550 9 Nov Wed 3950 4175 4550 2 Jun Fri 9 Jun Fri 13 Nov Sun 3950 4175 4550 16 Jun Fri 23 Nov Wed 3950 4175 4550 23 Jun Fri 27 Nov Sun 3950 4175 4550 30 Jun Fri 4 Dec Sun 3950 4175 4550 7 Jul Fri 14 Dec Wed 3950 4175 4550 14 Jul Fri 21 Dec Wed 3950 4175 4550 18 Jul Tue 2017 21 Jul Fri 18 Jan Wed 4075 4275 4625 28 Jul Fri 25 Jan Wed 4075 4275 4625 5 Feb Sun 4075 4275 4625 4 Aug Fri 8 Feb Wed 4075 4275 4625 11 Aug Fri 18 Aug Fri 15 Feb Wed 4075 4275 4625 25 Aug Fri 19 Feb Sun 4075 4275 4625 22 Feb Wed 4075 4275 4625 1 Sep Fri 26 Feb Sun 4075 4275 4625 8 Sep Fri 1 Mar Wed 4075 4275 4625 15 Sep Fri 8 Mar Wed 4075 4275 4625 22 Sep Fri 29 Sep Fri 15 Mar Wed 4075 4275 4625 22 Mar Wed 4075 4275 4625 6 Oct Fri 29 Mar Wed 4075 4275 4625 13 Oct Fri 5 Apr Wed 4075 4275 4625 17 Oct Tue 12 Apr Wed 4075 4275 4625 20 Oct Fri 27 Oct Fri 19 Apr Wed 4075 4275 4625 26 Apr Wed 4075 4275 4625 3 Nov Fri 3 May Wed 4075 4275 4625 10 Nov Fri 10 May Wed 4075 4275 4625 1 Dec Fri 14 May Sun 4075 4275 4625

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First

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4275 4275 4275 4275 4275

4625 4625 4625 4625 4625

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4075 4075 4075 4075 4075

4275 4275 4275 4275 4275

4625 4625 4625 4625 4625

19 Jul Wed 26 Jul Wed 30 Jul Sun 2 Aug Wed 9 Aug Wed

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4275 4275 4275 4275 4275

4625 4625 4625 4625 4625

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4075 4075 4075 4075

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $421 UP TO

p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 26 & 27.

Past guest discount SAVE up to $210 p.p. Other savings

Moderate Hotel First Class Hotel Premium Hotel

^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Multiple trip discount SAVE up to $105 p.p.

Young traveler discount SAVE up to $421

Single supp. option from

Triple room discount from

$1575 p.p. $1795 p.p. $2095 p.p.

$150 p.p. $225 p.p. $350 p.p.

^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View RV: Resort View POV: Partial Ocean View PV: Pool View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean View LV: Lagoon View MV: Mountain View

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Taking you inside America’s impressive canyon country, we explore the incredible natural structures of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon.

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The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • Visit Vail, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park and Las Vegas • Scenic drive along Desert View Drive and Route 66

Your Insider Experiences • Local Specialist Join a Local Specialist at the Grand Canyon. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… visiting ‘John Wayne’s Cabin’ at Goulding’s Lodge, which was actually Mike Goulding’s potato cellar and once used to store fruits and vegetables. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a mockup of the Hollywood set and a vast array of still shots from ‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’, filmed here in 1949 by director John Ford.

Day 1 Arrive Denver

Welcome to the Mile High City. Nestled between the High Plains and the majestic Rockies, Denver entices visitors and locals alike with sunny blue skies and snowcapped peaks. After settling in at your hotel, head out on your own to take in some of Denver’s attractions. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown

Day 2 Denver – Vail – Moab (2 Nights)

Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the resort destination of Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Then it’s on to Moab where, in the late 1940s, the legendary John Ford discovered the area’s rugged beauty and filmed the first of many movies here. Tonight is yours — perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs. If you’re in the mood for more excitement, try a jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado River with a dinner. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn

Day 3 Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion Today, embark on a journey to explore two National Parks. Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the light play upon the ancient, multi-hued stone. Enjoy the rest of the day to discover on your own. (FB)

Day 4 Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley Travel south this morning through a mesmerizing landscape dotted with natural arches and rock formations, framed by the jagged Rockies in the distance. Crossing back into Colorado, skirt the edge of the San Juan National Forest before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park. Between 600 and 1300 A.D., the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Explore some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world; then spend some time learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilization. This evening, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel. (FB, RM) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge

A Day 5 Monument Valley – Grand

Canyon National Park This morning, after a tour of the Monument Valley floor in an open-air vehicle, wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people, stopping at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. This afternoon, follow scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the stunning panoramic views from the South Rim. This afternoon, meet with a Local Specialist who will walk you through the geologic life of the canyon and enjoy the chance to examine the multi-colored rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. Toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB, FD) Hotel: National Park Lodges

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The Trailblazer

Blazing a trail around the natural wonders of the west, you’ll see canyons, monuments and monoliths from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks.

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Your included sights • Visit Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks • See glittering Lake Powell • Scenic drives in Sedona, Monument Valley, along Desert View Drive and Oak Creek Canyon and travel a portion of Route 66

Your Insider Experiences • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… listening to the fascinating accounts of universityeducated regional experts, including former rangers. Using visual aids, show-and-tell, pass-around items of interest and colorful handouts, they give you an insider’s perspective on the Grand Canyon.

Day 1 Arrive Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas. Check in to your hotel, then enjoy the afternoon to take in the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with a stroll down the Strip. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

A Day 2 Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park Say goodbye to Sin City and depart for Grand Canyon National Park. Along the way, hit the “Mother Road” on historic Route 66, including the famous Kingman and Seligman outposts. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon, you’ll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-colored rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 3 Grand Canyon National Park –

Sedona Rise early to catch the first sunlight washing over the canyon. If you like, perhaps take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky. Then, travel south through the fragrant pine groves of the Kaibab National Forest and down Oak Creek Canyon where you can admire the stunning red cliffs amid the pristine forests of ponderosa pines on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona, a lovely town situated in the high desert of Arizona. Enjoy some free time or, if adventure is your thing, take part in an optional jeep experience into Red Rock Country. Relax

at a leisurely dinner at your hotel this evening. (FB, D) Hotel: Poco Diablo Resort

Day 4 Sedona – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights) Back on the road, head north and stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe sample some tasty fry bread. Traverse the badlands of the Painted Desert, the rugged landscape changing hour-by-hour as the sun illuminates the eroded stone of the desert floor. Continue on to striking Monument Valley where you’ll hop aboard an open-air vehicle to explore the magnificent mesas and iconic rock formations. Even more spectacular vistas await as you arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell, one of America’s most beautiful lakes. Enjoy dinner at your resort among the stunning scenery tonight. (FB, D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) Day 5 Lake Powell Free Time

The day is yours. Rise early for an adventurous hike or relax in the sun on the shores of this 186 mile (300 kilometre) long lake, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam. Gather with some of your traveling companions for an optional raft experience down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting magnificent Antelope Canyon. If you want to hit the water, go kayaking or fish for striped bass and bluegill in one of the lake’s glittering bays. (FB)

Day 6 Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park Continue your journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands

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more than 200 species of birds that call the park home. Or join a park ranger to learn more about the park on one of the many daily programs. This evening, share your adventures with your traveling companions at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Springdale Zion National Park Area

Day 8 Zion National Park – Depart

Las Vegas Head west and travel along one of the most expansive sections of interstate ever constructed as you wind your way through the Virgin River Gorge on your way to the flat expanses of the Mojave Desert and the neon lights of Las Vegas. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to the Tropicana Las Vegas if you’d like to extend your stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 1:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

Heading through the Old West, this family vacation reveals the excitement of the land of cowboys, Native Americans and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.

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Your included sights • Visit Sedona, Montezuma Castle, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park • Scenic drives through Oak Creek Canyon and Desert View Drive in Arizona • Iconic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Sit down to a pizza dinner with a wine, beer tasting and games. • Local Specialist For sightseeing at the Grand Canyon. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… relaxing at ‘The Garage’, as it is known: a renovated 1953 Texaco gas station of 3,000 square ft., with four distinct areas to spend time and enjoy the wine, beer and food on offer. Inside The Garage, admire a fully restored Triple Black 1967 Pontiac GTO, the owner’s pride and joy.

Day 1 Arrive Phoenix – Scottsdale

Howdy partners. Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know this desert oasis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool before gussying up for the 6 p.m. Kick-off Party where you meet your Travel Director and spend some time jawin’ with your traveling buddies. (KP) Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town

A Day 2 Scottsdale – Sedona – Williams A drive through the Sonoran Desert brings you to Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Take a minute to ponder the Sinagua Indians’ life here in the desert before heading to Sedona in spectacular Red Rock Country. Today your choice sightseeing allows you to join in on an adventure with an included jeep ride to get a front row view of the area’s famous red rocks or join a Red Rock Magic Trolley tour that will show you the sites and tell you the local stories. After a stunning drive through Oak Creek Canyon, arrive in the historic railroad town of Williams. This evening, join your fellow cowboys and cowgirls for a Be My Guest dinner where the adults can sample a delicious variety of Arizona wine or craft beer with their meal. The kids won’t be left out of the fun as they enjoy a pizza bar and games galore. (FB, BG) Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway A Day 3 Williams – Grand Canyon

Railway – Grand Canyon National Park This morning, watch out for the infamous Cataract Creek Gang, as lowly a group of varmints that ever rode the range. Then, climb aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway; pass through majestic Ponderosa Pines, the high desert and the Kaibab National Forest whilst hearing tall tales and folklore about the area. Keep your eyes

open for wildlife, as it’s not uncommon to spot elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope sauntering through this wild, woolly region. Nothing can prepare you for the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With a Local Specialist learn how the Grand Canyon was created and examine rock samples from the colorful sedimentary layers formed as the sea washed in again and again. Join your Travel Director for an unforgettable walk along the rim. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 4 Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights) Ferde Grofe was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over the Grand Canyon that he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch and maybe whistle in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Drive along Desert View Drive, featuring jaw-dropping views of the Grand Canyon, before entering Navajo Country. Here you can poke around the historic Cameron Trading Post and hunt for a great piece of Southwest Native American art. See why Monument Valley is a favorite location for movie directors. As you’re bouncing along the valley floor in an open-air vehicle, you can just imagine John Wayne leading the U.S. Cavalry on a ride along the magnificent mesas. Wrap up your exciting day at a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at amazing Lake Powell. Kick off your boots and have some fun at a poolside pizza dinner. (FB, D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Lake View Rooms) Day 5 Lake Powell Free Time

Enjoy a free day to roam the range. Optional activities include a fun float down the Colorado River or a cruise on spectacular Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon with views

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of Glen Canyon Dam. Or maybe dive in to some of the many aquatic activities at Lake Powell Marina — the choice is yours. (FB)

Day 6 Lake Powell – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (2 Nights) You’ll be awestruck by the towering cliffs and massive canyon walls of Zion Canyon. Riding the park’s shuttle, marvel at how the Virgin River cut through the sandstone to create one of Mother Nature’s most stupendous wonders. If you enjoy hiking, there’s an easy trek to the Emerald Pools, where splendid views and waterfalls will make the family happier than a crowd of cowpokes at chow time. Leaving Zion, drive along the Mount Carmel Highway and watch out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. Arrive at magical Bryce Canyon for the last two nights of your Western adventure. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Ruby’s Inn Day 7 Bryce Canyon National Park

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spires called hoodoos creating a landscape that is a playground for the imagination. Explore the rim of a great ampitheater, stopping at various lookouts to snap pictures of fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, all carved out of stone by Mother Nature. This afternoon you’re free to blaze your own trail. Later, put on your cowboy boots and Stetsons for a Western Farewell Dinner filled with good food and good fun. (FB, FD)

Day 8 Bryce National Park – Depart

Las Vegas Traveling down through the scenic Virgin River Gorge, make your way into southern Nevada to fabulous Las Vegas, where your adventures in the Old West come to an end. A transfer takes you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you’re extending your stay, to the Tropicana Las Vegas. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 1:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos

Stetsons, saddles and spectacular Mount Rushmore–this Wild West family adventure takes in the frontier town of Jackson, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park, Montana

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Your included sights • Visit Jackson, the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park, Cody, 320 Guest Ranch, Black Hills, Bear Country USA • View Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodation Stay at an authentic 1800s homestead, full of big fun at the 320 Guest Ranch. • Local Specialist Join a Local Specialist in Yellowstone National Park. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… sitting in Oregon Trail-themed booths, enjoying a recreation of life in the Old West performed by actors, over a hearty BBQ lunch. Go back in time to visit a gun shop, mercantile, and a ride in a covered wagon.

Day 1 Arrive Salt Lake City

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

Day 2 Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago. Stop at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon before crossing the famous Oregon Trail to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. Passing through the town’s famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers, take a walk back in time as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops—all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin’ Chuckwagon Regional Meal. (FB, L, RM) Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa

A Day 3 Jackson – Grand Teton

National Park – 320 Guest Ranch Rise early if you’d like to rollick down the Snake River on a scenic optional wilderness float trip (seasonal). Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park. Travel onward to Montana’s Big Sky Country and settle in for big fun at an 1898 homestead where you will enjoy a classic Western dinner. (FB, D) Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch Authentic Accommodation

Day 4 320 Guest Ranch – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights) Giddy up cowboys and girls. There are many fun choices on the Ranch this morning: join a whitewater rafting trip down the Gallatin River or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana wilderness. After lunch at the Ranch, visit The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone before entering one of America’s most famous National Parks, Yellowstone. Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents. (FB, L) Hotel: National Park Lodges

A Day 5 Yellowstone National Park

Sightseeing and Free Time Discover Yellowstone’s most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of hot gushing geysers and countless brilliantly colored simmering thermal springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. Do you know how to to locate a bear or tell what it’s been eating? Join your Local Specialist for a guided stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park’s abundance of wildlife. (FB, D)

Day 6 Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan This morning, say farewell to majestic Yellowstone. Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the

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

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

Day 8 Rapid City and Black Hills Excursion The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a wildlife park featuring the world’s largest private viewing habitat of American black bear. Enjoy a drive through this spectacular and unique park and walk through the Wildlife Center, where younger and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Next, head to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view one of America’s most iconic landmarks: the presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring a Native American dancer. (FB, FD)

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newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you may extend your stay, or transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home. (FB) For guests continuing on to Denver Airport arrival will be at 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Accommodation

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

Day 9 End Denver Option: available for guests wishing to end in Denver. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

#TrafalgarCares Crazy Horse Memorial You’ll discover why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native American Indians. Stephen Yellowhawk You’ll discover how Stephen shares and promotes his tribe’s history through traditional dance and song, and help support his work with Native American diabetic patients. Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center You’ll experience the conservation projects of Yellowstone National Park and find out more about their work with wolves and grizzly bears.

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This trip blends old west towns like Jackson, Cody, Sheridan and Montpelier, national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and historic monuments like Devil’s Tower and Mount Rushmore.

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Your included sights • Orientation of Jackson • Visit the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Yellowstone National Park, the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Devils Tower National Monument, and the Black Hills of South Dakota • View Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore • Scenic drive through Deadwood

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Learn about the rich Western history of Sheridan with dinner at PO News and Flagstaff Cafe. • Local Specialist Get an in-depth look at Yellowstone National Park, at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and in Deadwood. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… joining the owner of Sheridan’s PO News and Flagstaff Café, an old world eatery in this historic western town. With its store established in 1910, the café’s mix of home-style American fare, downtown setting and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect backdrop to your host’s stories of the town’s colorful past as the capital of the Bighorn region.

Day 1 Arrive Salt Lake City

Welcome to Salt Lake City. Check into your hotel and relax or take a walk around the hotel grounds to get acquainted. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City

Day 2 Salt Lake City – Montpelier Jackson (2 Nights) Traveling north into Idaho, trace the footsteps of the pioneers at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier. Through interactive exhibits, travel vicariously with a covered wagon train in America’s great western migration and experience the thrills and challenges of the old Oregon Trail. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon themed restaurant before crossing into Wyoming on your way to scenic Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. Get spectacular 360-degree views of the Snake River Valley and Grand Teton National Park on an exciting aerial tram ride (seasonal) to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain. (FB, L) Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole Day 3 Grand Teton National Park

Sightseeing If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the Snake River (seasonal) where you’ll float with amazing views of the magnificent Grand Tetons. Keep your eyes open for some of the area’s abundant wildlife, including moose and elk drinking from the rivers, bison munching on grass and beavers putting the finishing touches on their elaborate dams. Overhead, watch for majestic bald eagles, graceful blue herons and the dozens of species of songbird that call the park home. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Chuckwagon Regional Meal. (FB, RM)

A Day 4 Jackson – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights) Spend the morning discovering the natural glories of Grand Teton National Park with its snowcapped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests. From Jenny Lake to the jagged peaks of the Teton Range, you’ll find exhilarating vistas everywhere you look. Then it’s onward to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. Watch in awe as Old Faithful’s waters arc nearly 100 feet (30 metres) into the air—as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it in 1870. Take a guided walk with a Local Specialist among the spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland. Tonight, dine in the park. Before retiring for the night, be sure to step out and take in the great panorama of stars. Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents. (FB, D) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 5 Yellowstone National Park

Sightseeing Begin today by looking for wildlife in Hayden Valley en route to the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls. Continue on the upper loop to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley, some of the less traveled, but ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Hot Springs, take a stroll and admire the mineral terraces that resemble frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley. (FB)

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A Day 6 Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West where you’ll meet a Local Specialist and delve into the history of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days, and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Join your fellow travelers for a Be My Guest dinner in true Western style at a historic café complete with an old-time tobacco shop. (FB, BG) Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan A Day 7 Sheridan – Deadwood –

Rapid City (2 Nights) Proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt as America’s first national monument, the majestic Devils Tower rises nearly 1,300 feet (396 metres) above the Belle Fourche River. After exploring the area, head into the Black Hills of South Dakota and the boomtown of Deadwood, which arose after the discovery of gold in the 1870s. In Deadwood, join Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour and explore this once lawless town. Join a Local Specialist to hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this town famous. Journey on to

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Day 8 Black Hills Excursion and Free Time This morning discover more of the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery as you go to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Next is a visit to Mount Rushmore, designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum to celebrate the “founding, expansion, preservation and unification of the United States” through enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. This afternoon, return to Rapid City before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner featuring Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his tribe’s history through dance and song. (FB, FD) Day 9 Depart Rapid City

Bid farewell to your traveling companions and take a transfer to Rapid City Airport or extend your stay in Rapid City at The Rushmore Hotel. (FB)

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $91 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Trip Style: Discovery

Colorful Trails of the Southwest

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Quaint western towns, like Santa Fe and Durango, meet the famous natural icons of the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde and Arches National Parks on this trail into the Southwest’s colorful landscapes. A Day 4 Bluff – Mesa Verde National Park – Moab (2 Nights) Travel east this morning through a mesmerizing desert landscape before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park at the edge of the San Juan National Forest. Between 600 and 1300 A.D., the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Tour some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. End your day’s journey in the outdoor mecca of Moab. Your hotel for the next two nights is a scenic ranch. Tonight is yours— perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs or a Western barbecue dinner at your ranch-style lodge. If you’re in the mood for more excitement, try an optional jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado that includes dinner. (FB) Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge Authentic Accommodation A Day 5 Arches National Park Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

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Your included sights • Visit Scottsdale, Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, Arches National Park, Moab, the quaint Colorado towns of Silverton and Durango, Taos and Santa Fe • Scenic drives through Sedona, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and along Oak Creek Canyon

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Enjoy an exclusive dinner at a sand beach along the Colorado River. • Authentic Accommodations Stay at Red Cliffs Lodge, the Strater Hotel and Inn and Spa at Loretto. • Local Specialist At the Grand Canyon and in Santa Fe for included sightseeing. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… staying between rapids and rugged cliffs at the aptly named Red Cliffs Lodge, settled in the late 1800s and has been a working ranch ever since – raising cattle and horses to this day. Spend time at the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage at Red Cliffs Lodge. While cattle raising has been a major part of the ranch history, many films have been shot at the ranch, and the museum houses memorable displays and photos of the colorful cowboy life from the early films.

Day 1 Arrive Phoenix – Scottsdale

Welcome to the Valley of the Sun. Check into your hotel, get acquainted and spend some time relaxing. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town

A Day 2 Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand

Canyon National Park Leaving behind the Saguaro cacti of the Sonoran desert, ascend into the stunning red rock formations announcing your entrance to the artists’ enclave of Sedona. If you like, trade your motorcoach for a roughand-ready jeep on an optional adventure into Red Rock Country. Get a taste of the old cowboy days where you encounter stunning landscapes. Travel onward and be sure to have your camera ready as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. At the Grand Canyon, meet a Local Specialist who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon. (FB, D) Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 3 Grand Canyon National Park –

Monument Valley – Bluff Rise early for an optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon or spend more time in the National Park. You might experience a feeling of deja vu when you enter the wide-open expanse of Monument Valley—this scenic location has been preserved forever in classic films such as Stagecoach and The Searchers. Get up close and personal with the magnificent landscape of towering sandstone buttes and lovely desert vistas in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide. Later, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal dinner in Monument Valley. (FB, RM) Hotel: Desert Rose Inn

Excursion and Moab Free Time In magnificent Arches National Park, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches; wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the morning light play upon the ancient, multi-colored stone. Explore the shops and outfitters in Moab as you enjoy an afternoon on your own. This evening, venture along the Colorado River for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner at a sand beach along the water. The fading sunlight is framed by towering red sandstone cliffs over your head. (FB, BG)

A Day 6 Moab – Ouray – Silverton – Durango Depart America’s outdoor recreation capital for the “Switzerland of America.” Friendly Ouray boasts classic Victorian architecture, awe-inspiring views and a homey, smalltown vibe. Then it’s time to take to the highway—the Million-Dollar Highway, that is—with its priceless views of snowcapped peaks and shimmering alpine lakes. Stake your claim in Silverton, a former silver mining camp that now occupies a spot on the National Registry of Historic Landmark Districts. Stroll the pleasant streets, seeing well-preserved Victorian homes, the pretty city hall and the Grand Imperial Hotel. If you like, take an optional ride from Silverton to Durango on the Narrow Gauge Railroad, which operates coal-fired steam engines through the San Juan National Forest. Later on, check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel: The Strater Authentic Accommodation A Day 7 Durango – Taos – Santa Fe

(2 Nights) Today, head south toward the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taos Pueblo, an ancient site that has been continuously inhabited for more than 1,000 years by members of the Native American Pueblo people. Learn about the traditional lifestyle

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and beliefs of the Pueblo Indians and visit the striking adobe chapel of San Geronimo. Continue traveling along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, to the colorful artists’ mecca of Santa Fe. Check in to your hotel for the next two nights. Your evening is free to visit some of the many galleries, sample some renowned Southwest cuisine or just admire the adobe architecture on the vibrant plaza. (FB) Hotel: Inn and Spa at Loretto Authentic Accommodation

about the two mysteries surrounding the spiral staircase in the Loretto Chapel as you see them for yourself. Enjoy the afternoon on your own to explore old downtown, including the Eldorado Hotel and St. Francis Cathedral. Perhaps do some shopping at a local gallery, follow in the footsteps of Kit Carson on a walking tour or pamper yourself in one of Santa Fe’s elegant spas. This evening, gather with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

A Day 8 Santa Fe Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a private trolley tour with your Local Specialist to see the sights of Santa Fe and soak up the atmosphere of one of the West’s most interesting towns—unparalleled in richness of history, heritage, arts and culture. Hear the story

Day 9 Santa Fe – Depart Albuquerque

After breakfast this morning, bid farewell to your fellow travelers. Extend your stay in Albuquerque or take a transfer to Albuquerque International Airport. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

Colorful Trails of the Southwest with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Extension (Ref: DCTB) Join this special departure and experience the famous International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, the world’s largest and most photographed event of its kind.

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Day 9 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Today, explore quaint Old Town Albuquerque with a guided walking tour. This evening, you’ll enjoy this once in a lifetime experience in the exclusive Chasers’ Club featuring guaranteed private seating, deluxe views of the launch and hot food. Witness the breathtaking Balloon Glow when the festival balloons light their burners

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simultaneously under the moonlight before a spectacular fireworks display. (FB) Hotel: The Albuquerque at Old Town

Day 10 Depart Albuquerque

This morning, gaze in awe as each of the balloons participating in the Balloon Fiesta ascend into the air with a burst of color and sound. Return to your hotel and bid farewell to New Mexico with a transfer to Albuquerque International Airport or extend your stay in Albuquerque. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 11 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $95 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Treadright: See page 21 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, Utah, USA An Authentic Accommodation, this ranch includes both a lodge and a museum which documents the history of the property. In the late 1940s, the legendary director John Ford discovered the rugged beauty of Moab’s Canyonlands and filmed the first of many movies here. Strater Hotel, Durango, Colorado, USA Opened in the late 1800s, this Authentic Accommodation became a popular winter retreat for Durango townsfolk who would close their homes for the winter and move in. Many noted personages called the Strater home, including renowned Western author Louis L’Amour. Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA A fixture in the Santa Fe community, this Authentic Accommodation shares its grounds with the famed Loretto Chapel and has an ideal location only one block from Santa Fe’s historic Plaza. The property embodies the culture of the region with its adobe-style architecture and reflects the true spirit and history of the city of Santa Fe.

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Living the cowboy lifestyle, you cross four national parks, including Grand Teton, on your way to visit charming all-American towns, see iconic landmarks and hear tales from the locals.

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Your included sights • Orientation of Salt Lake City • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks, the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody and the Mile High City of Denver • View Crazy Horse Memorial and iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota • See the site of Custer’s Last Stand at the Little Bighorn Battlefield

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Experience true Western hospitality with this hosted dinner. • Local Specialist Featured sightseeing in Yellowstone National Park. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… sparks flying from the campfire, as you enjoy a real cowboy cookout with Happy Pappy in Montana. On this evening of old west hospitality, dine cowboy-style on barbecue treats, as this colorful local personality tells stories of life on the frontier.

Day 1 Arrive Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas. Check in to your hotel and relax or maybe do some exploring. Perhaps visit exclusive shops, try your hand at a slot machine or simply relax by the pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

Day 2 Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks Depart the glittering neon gulch of Sin City for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Then it’s onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. (FB, D) Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Day 3 Bryce Canyon National Park –

Salt Lake City Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah’s capital. See the famed Temple Square, home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Mormon founder Brigham Young’s former home, followed by dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah’s premier gourmet dining establishment. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Day 4 Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon themed restaurant before departing to scenic

Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to enjoy. Explore nearby downtown with its quaint shops and many savoury restaurants. Take your photo under the famous elk-antler Arches, pick up some souvenirs for loved ones back home or simply choose to stay and relax at your hotel. (FB, L) Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Day 5 Jackson – Grand Teton and

Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights) If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the picturesque Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park with its snowcapped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents. (FB, D) Hotel: National Park Lodges

A Day 6 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing and Free Time You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. This morning, join a Local Specialist to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Today, explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls. No trip to Yellowstone is complete without a sighting of Old Faithful as its waters arc up to 100 feet (30 metres) into the air. This

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A Day 7 Yellowstone – Cody – Billings

Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner of local cuisine with a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. (FB, BG) Hotel: The Crowne Plaza Billings

Day 8 Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid

City (2 Nights) After saying goodbye to Billings, the “Magic City,” your day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn National Monument, site of the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the rolling mountains of the Black Hills on your way to Rapid City. The evening is at leisure; relax at your hotel or take some time to explore downtown Rapid City. (FB) Hotel: The Rushmore

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Discover the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Then, visit Mount Rushmore and gaze in awe at this towering tribute. This afternoon, return to Rapid City before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner featuring Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his tribe’s history through dance and song. (FB, FD)

Day 10 Depart Rapid City or Denver

Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you may extend your stay, or take a transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home. (FB) For guests continuing on to Denver Airport arrival will be at 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $103 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Day 10 End Denver Option: Option available for guests wishing to end in Denver.

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#TrafalgarCares Crazy Horse Memorial You’ll discover why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native American Indians.

Yellowstone National Park

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Scenic Parks Explorer

The ultimate National Park adventure, visiting seven parks in the west and mid-west, diverse landscapes emerge, from Mesa Verde’s carved canyon houses to Bryce Canyon’s towering hoodoos. Day 5 Jackson – Grand Teton and

Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights) Traverse through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents. (FB, D) Hotel: National Park Lodges

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • Orientation of Salt Lake City • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, the Mile High City of Denver, Monument Valley and Las Vegas • View Crazy Horse Memorial and iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota • See Little Bighorn Battlefield • Scenic drive along Desert View Drive

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Experience true Western hospitality in Montana. • Local Specialist In Yellowstone National Park and at the Grand Canyon for included sightseeing. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… getting a glimpse of the Old West as you are treated to a good ol’ fashioned stick-up before a cowboy dinner. You’ll be entertained around the campfire by the songs and historical tales of cowboy poet, Happy Pappy. This once-in-a-lifetime experience gives you a fun, exciting snapshot of life in the Old West.

A Day 6 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elk. Join a Local Specialist to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful’s waters arc over 100 feet (30 metres) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars. (FB)

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Day 7 Yellowstone – Cody – Billings

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

Day 8 Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City (2 Nights) Today begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City. (FB) Hotel: The Rushmore

Day 3 Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City

Day 9 Black Hills Excursion

Welcome to Las Vegas. After checking in to the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a whilst by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah’s capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Brigham Young’s former home, followed by dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah’s premier gourmet dining location. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Day 4 Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to explore. (FB, L) Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. (FB, BG) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Billings

Discover the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Then, visit Mount Rushmore and gaze in awe at this towering tribute. This afternoon, return to Rapid City before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive dinner featuring Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his tribe’s history through dance and song. (FB, D)

Day 10 Rapid City – Denver

Cross some of the West’s most beautiful terrain today as you travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City. After getting settled in at your hotel, enjoy the evening to relax. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown

Day 11 Denver – Vail – Moab (2 Nights) Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the

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Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the resort destination of Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Then it’s on to Moab where, in the late 1940s, the legendary John Ford discovered the area’s rugged beauty and filmed the first of many movies here. Tonight is yours—perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs. If you’re in the mood for more excitement, try a jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado River with an included dinner. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn

Day 12 Canyonlands and Arches

National Parks Excursion Today, embark on a journey to explore two National Parks. Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the light play upon the ancient, multi-colored stone. Enjoy the evening on your own. (FB)

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Tonight, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel. (FB, RM) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge

A Day 14 Monument Valley – Grand

Canyon National Park Marvel at Monument Valley’s landscape of towering sandstone buttes in special openair vehicles accompanied by a guide. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views along scenic Desert View Drive just hint at the most spectacular of all vistas— the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon unfolding before you. Meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the more than 1.7 billion years of geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB, FD) Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 15 Grand Canyon – Depart Las Vegas If you would like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky this morning. Hit the road again, stopping in Seligman and Kingman. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the SLS Las Vegas for guests extending their stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 3:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $205 p.p. SAVE up to $102 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $405 Triple room discount $525 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $162 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Treadright: See page 21 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

#TrafalgarCares Crazy Horse Memorial You’ll discover why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native American Indians. Stephen Yellowhawk You’ll discover how Stephen shares and promotes his tribe’s history through traditional dance and song, and help support his work with Native American diabetic patients. Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center You’ll experience the conservation projects of Yellowstone National Park and find out more about their work with wolves and grizzly bears.

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Trip Style: At Leisure

San Francisco and Wine Country Delights

This laid-back journey from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa explores all the sights and tastes along the way, including the fruits of world-renowned wine country.

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The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in San Francisco and Sonoma • Visit Nicholson Ranch and Ravenswood Winery in Sonoma and the Oxbow Public Market in Napa • See Napa Valley whilst riding aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train • Scenic drives along the Carneros Highway and Silverado Trail

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Taste and learn about fortune cookies in San Francisco. • Be My Guest Enjoy dinner at a Napa Valley winery. • Authentic Accommodation Stay at the luxurious Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. • Local Specialist Visit the local farmer’s market in San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury, learn about olive pressing in Sonoma and at a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… sampling the fine art of wine-blending under the deft guidance of Peter at Ravenswood Winery. Smell the acids from the Carignan wine and taste the fruit infused Zinfandel, before creating your own special blend to take home and share with friends.

Day 1 Arrive San Francisco (3 Nights)

Welcome to San Francisco and the beginning of your wine country adventure. After checking in to your hotel, feel free to start your discovery of San Francisco and preview the many sites you will visit in the coming days. At 6 p.m., gather at a local restaurant with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

A Day 2 San Francisco Sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast, begin your day with a visit to San Francisco’s famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market for a food-tasting adventure with a Local Specialist. After some time on your own for lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf, set out for a real insider’s experience of Haight-Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation in the ‘60s. Join Local Specialists for a guided walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead to learn about the impact of the alternative rock culture on San Francisco and the world. This evening, join your Travel Director on a walking tour through Chinatown, exploring the neighborhood’s fascinating history. Inhale the fragrant scents of the tea and herbal shops, admire the Chinese-style buildings, and enjoy a Cultural Insight during a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie Factory to watch how fortune cookies are made. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM)

Day 3 San Francisco At Leisure

Take the entire day to explore glorious, exciting, eccentric San Francisco on your own. Ride the cable cars, shop Union Square, or visit the museums and gardens of Golden Gate Park. You can also venture further away on optional trips to Carmel and Monterey, Muir Woods National Monument

or Yosemite National Park. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you make any arrangements. (FB)

A Day 4 San Francisco – Sonoma (3 Nights) Leave your heart in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California’s world-renowned wine country. Enjoy a Regional Meal lunch as you journey through the countryside sampling wine aboard the vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. Proudly continuing the railroad traditions of yore, the train offers a truly unique and memorable experience. The evening is yours to spend any way you like. Perhaps dine at one of the delicious restaurants on historic Sonoma Plaza. (FB, RM) Hotel: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Authentic Accommodation A Day 5 Napa Valley Excursion

Enjoy a visit to an olive press in Sonoma where you take a tour to learn about the harvesting process and the making of olive oil with a Local Specialist. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza where you will have lunch on your own. Planked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano—the last California mission built—browse the unique gift shops that line the square. Then retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery with a Local Specialist—create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Enjoy an evening at leisure to spend as you please. (FB)

A Day 6 Calistoga Excursion

Starting with a visit to downtown Napa and the Oxbow Public Market, today is a day devoted to tasting the savory, sweet, salty and spicy flavors of California wine country. Sample creamy, delicate, locallyproduced salami and specialty sausages,

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a private tour and sample estate-produced wines. (FB, BG)

Day 7 Napa – Depart San Francisco

Before you know it, it will be time to say one last ‘cheers’ in California. Take your transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco if you are extending your stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 1 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California, USA Stay at this luxurious property, an Authentic Accommodation and natural underground hot mineral water spring. Once considered a sacred healing ground, a Native American ‘sweathouse’ stood near the spring for generations. Years later an eccentric San Francisco physician commercially developed the hot springs for well-to-do San Franciscans to enjoy.

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Northern California

A showcase of California’s many sides: the culture of San Francisco, the wines of Napa, the coastal retreat of Monterey and the beauty of Big Sur, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour of San Francisco • Visit the historic gold and silver mining town of Virginia City, “The Salad Bowl of the World” in Salinas Valley, Lake Tahoe, breathtaking Yosemite National Park, Monterey, Roaring Camp and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park • See quaint Carmel, Big Sur and Napa Valley from the Napa Valley Wine Train • Scenic drive along spectacular 17-Mile Drive

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Learn about California’s gold rush history as you visit Virginia City. • Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of locally sourced food with your hosts in Monterey. • Authentic Accommodation Stay at the Yosemite Valley Lodge located right inside the park. • Local Specialist Embark on an agriculture tour in Salinas Valley. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… tasting the heartiness of locally grown beets and smelling wonderful rosemary sea salt made from locally sourced, organic ingredients. You’ll spend an unforgettable evening with a pair of renowned food preservationists and share a meal together, made from the freshest of ingredients.

Day 1 Arrive San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco, the City by the Bay. After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers. Be sure to visit the pier’s resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., gather at a local restaurant with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Day 2 San Francisco Sightseeing – Napa As the mist rises over the bay, the great city of San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to fashionable Union Square. There’s a story around every corner of San Francisco. Enjoy some free time at Fisherman’s Wharf before driving across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, heading for Napa Valley’s sun-dappled fields, lush vineyards and fragrant flowers. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Napa Valley Day 3 Napa - Sacramento - Lake Tahoe

(2 Nights) Rise early this morning for an unforgettable optional hot air balloon ride over the lush Napa Valley. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Napa Valley area before boarding the Napa Valley Wine Train’s lovingly restored Pullman cars for a taste of the golden age of rail travel. Journey through the sparkling sunlight of a Napa afternoon as you indulge in a Regional Meal lunch and wine tasting. After lunch, travel through the fertile Sacramento River Valley to the alpine splendor of Lake Tahoe, its clear blue waters surrounded by evergreen pines and rocky outcrops. (FB, RM) Hotel: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at Heavenly Valley

A Day 4 Lake Tahoe Sightseeing and Free Time After a relaxing breakfast, step back in time as you ride along the Pony Express Trail to America’s largest historic landmark, Virginia City, where Mark Twain once roamed the streets and everybody wanted a piece of the “Richest Place on Earth”. Learning about California’s infamous Gold Rush is a true Cultural Insight. Take some time to visit one of the mansions, museums, gold and silver stores and see a real mine. This evening, join an elegant sunset dinner cruise on the lake, complete with live music and magnificent views. (FB, D) A Day 5 Lake Tahoe – Yosemite

National Park Snow covered for much of the year, stunning Tioga Pass is the perfect entry point to the Golden State’s most famous National Park, Yosemite. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used.) Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendor of Bridal Veil Falls. Enjoy your accommodation inside the park, taking in all of the natural wonders after the crowds have left and just a short stroll from Yosemite Falls. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge Authentic Accommodation

A Day 6 Yosemite National Park – Salinas Valley – Monterey (2 Nights) Head west today into Salinas Valley and join an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques of the region with a Local Specialist. Travel to Monterey for a Be My Guest experience. Your hosts share their knowledge and love of food with you this evening as you dine on a meal of

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the freshest ingredients, an experience meant to empower you as a diner with an understanding of the farm-to-table experience. (FB, BG) Hotel: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Day 7 Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur

Excursion Experience the glories of the California coast cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Link before traveling to Big Sur. Stop in the quaint village of Carmelby-the-Sea to browse the many shops, wander down to the water’s edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a café. Then it’s on to hidden coves with sandy beaches, towering redwoods touching the sky and dolphins and sea lions cavorting in the clear waters—Big Sur’s natural majesty will take your breath away. Return to Monterey for a tour of Cannery Row, made famous by native Californian author, John Steinbeck. Enjoy some free time at lively, picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf, home to restaurants, shops and vibrant street life, or join an optional visit to the world-renowned

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Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

Day 8 Monterey – Roaring Camp – Depart San Francisco When Isaac Graham settled in the hills outside of Santa Cruz in the 1830s, Mexican authorities named his rowdy settlement “Roaring Camp”. Today, journey back in time to the era of lumberjacks and sawmills in a re-created 1880s logging camp, complete with a general store and railroad depot. Luckily, Graham and his lumberjacks didn’t cut down the massive redwoods just minutes away in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Walk among the awe-inspiring trees—some of the largest living things on earth—and admire these treasures of California. End your journey where you began, in the golden city of San Francisco. Take a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or return to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, if you wish to extend your stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 1 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Treadright: See page 21 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite National Park, California, USA Located right inside Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Valley Lodge is an idyllic spot for families and visitors seeking the comforts of a hotel after an exciting day exploring the wilderness. Your Authentic Accommodation has a cozy, ski-lodge type atmosphere, redesigned with an emphasis on glass and wood detailing to blend harmoniously with its surroundings.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

California’s Great National Parks

This trip combines all of the best and unique National Parks California has to offer from Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park to stargazing and learning about early life in the Sierras, Mammoth Lakes and Death Valley.

General Sherman Sequoia, California

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • See General Grant Tree in Sequoia National Park, El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Falls in Yosemite Valley, Devils Postpile National Historic Monument and Badwater Basin in Death Valley • Visit Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Giant Forest Museum in Kings Canyon National Park, Mammoth Lakes, the summit of Mammoth Mountain on a scenic gondola ride and Death Valley National Park

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations Enjoy historic elegance at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles and rustic and authentic settings in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks. • Local Specialist A naturalist guides you through the starfilled landscape of the night sky, a history re-enactor at Wolverton Meadow regales you with tales of early life in Sierras and spend time with a Park Ranger in Yosemite. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… enjoying the delicious smoky smells and tastes of BBQ lunch, made with the freshest of ingredients. A history actor takes you back to the times of early settlement in the Californian mountains.

A Day 1 Arrive Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles, the City of Angels. Get acclimated and relax at your hotel, located in the heart of the famous Sunset Strip, or explore on your own. At 6 p.m. meet your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception at your hotel. (WR) Hotel: Millennium Biltmore Authentic Accommodation

A Day 2 Los Angeles – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (2 Nights) Head north through the Los Padres National Forest and the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley. Join the Majestic Mountain Loop, linking Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. Ascend the spectacular Sierra Nevadas toward Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, a stunning area near the southern end of California’s famous mountain range. Today, these two National Parks protect nearly half of the remaining sequoias in the world. Stop at the Kings Canyon Visitor Center and enjoy a short movie presentation on the history of the park inside the replica of a burned-out giant sequoia. Stretch your legs on a short hike to the General Grant Tree, the second largest tree in the world. Arrive at Wuksachi Lodge, a beautiful property crafted of cedar and stone, offering wonderful views of the forest and Sierra Nevada peaks. This evening, after dinner, immerse yourself at a star gazing program as a naturalist and Local Specialist guides you through the star spangled sky, far away from the city lights. (FB, D) Hotel: Wuksachi Lodge Authentic Accommodation A Day 3 Sequoia National

Park Excursion Explore this “Land of Giants” further with a walk along the General Sherman Tree Loop trail which culminates at the base of the General Sherman Tree—the world’s largest living thing, estimated to be over 2,200 years old. Stop at the Giant Forest

Museum, where you learn about the history and ecology of the giant sequoias. Walk the Big Trees Trail whilst enjoying the fresh air of the giant redwood forest. Use the park’s complimentary shuttle system to explore further on your own. Perhaps climb up Moro Rock, a massive granite formation right in the center of Sequoia National Park. Old West grilling doesn’t get any more authentic than at lunch today as you enjoy an alfresco, allyou-can-eat barbecue and Regional Meal in beautiful Wolverton Meadow whilst a livinghistory re-enactor, a Local Specialist, tells stories of early life in the mountains. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your own pace.  (FB, RM)

A Day 4 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks – Yosemite National Park Continue along the Majestic Mountain Loop, winding through groves upon groves of majestic sequoias. Stop at Kings Canyon Lookout for a bird’s eye view of the canyon. Later, enter Yosemite National Park, one of the crown jewels in the National Park system, and stop at one of the most photographed vistas in the world. It provides a panoramic view of Yosemite Valley, including El Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridal Veil Falls. Your accommodation tonight is at the Yosemite Valley Lodge, located inside the National Park, giving you more time to enjoy the park when the day visitors have left. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge Authentic Accommodation A Day 5 Yosemite National Park –

Mammoth Lakes (2 Nights) Discover the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park aboard a special open-air vehicle, with opportunities to explore on foot. Led by a Park Ranger and Local Specialist, you’ll get to see all of the valley highlights, as you learn about the natural history, indigenous peoples, the first non-indigenous settlers, flora and the fauna throughout the park. As

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you prepare to leave Yosemite, drive past Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows and travel across the Tioga Pass. Heading south, you now drive on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and arrive in Mammoth Lakes late in the afternoon. (FB, D) Hotel: The Westin Monachee Resort

Day 6 Mammoth Lakes and Devils Postpile Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy a full day in Mammoth Lakes, California’s premier mountain resort. The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and Mammoth Lakes is right in the heart of it all. See for yourself with a ride up the Scenic Gondola to the top of Mammoth Mountain, where you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the Sierras. Next is Devils Postpile National Historic Monument, resembling a tidy 60 foot (18 meter) tall lumber pile created by giants. Continue on a short trail down to Rainbow Falls and indulge in the beauty that this area has to offer. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please—explore the town, go hiking, or relax by the swimming pool at your superb resort. (FB) Day 7 Mammoth Lakes – Death Valley National Park – Las Vegas Today, discover North America’s lowest, hottest and driest point as you enter Death

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Valley National Park, the largest National Park in the contiguous United States. Learn about the valley’s unique geological features, and enjoy sweeping views of desert gorges, striking peaks, and miles of sand dunes as your Travel Director shares fascinating facts about the area’s unique history and intriguing weather patterns. See if you can spot wild burros, bighorn sheep or lizard whilst taking in the views. After lunch at the historic Inn at Furnace Creek Resort, dip 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level at the Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. No putter required at Devil’s Golf Course—a massive saltpan of jagged spires— where “only the devil could play golf on such rough links.” Enjoy scenic views at Zabriskie Point over the inferno that is Death Valley and continue through the desert to arrive at the self-proclaimed “Entertainment Capital of the World”, Las Vegas. Tonight, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner. (FB, L, FD) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

Day 8 Depart Las Vegas

Today a transfer is provided to McCarran International Airport; or perhaps extend your stay in Las Vegas, or choose to connect with our popular The Trailblazer program on selected departures. (FB)

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Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $131 p.p. SAVE up to $66 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $263 Triple room discount $450 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $80 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Treadright: See page 21 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles, California, USA This Authentic Accommodation, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, wows guests with its opulent charm. Known as the home of Hollywood glamour, the property has entertained celebrities, presidents and dignitaries from across the globe. The Wuksachi Lodge, Sequoia National Park, California, USA The Wuksachi Lodge is Sequoia’s signature hotel and your Authentic Accommodation, a striking stone-andcedar mountain lodge situated in the heart of the park and surrounded by a mighty sequoia forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite National Park, California, USA As the closest property to Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley Lodge is an idyllic spot for visitors. Your Authentic Accommodation has a cozy, ski-lodge type atmosphere, designed with an emphasis on glass and wood detailing to blend harmoniously with its surroundings.

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The Californian

An all-over experience in California, from southern favorites, Los Angeles and San Diego, to northern must-sees like San Francisco, Paso Robles, Monterey and spectacular Yosemite.

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The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour of Los Angeles and San Francisco • Orientation of San Diego • Visit the Getty Center, San Juan Capistrano, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, Hearst Castle, Carmel, Monterey and Yosemite National Park • See the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge • Scenic drives along Highway 1 and 17-Mile Drive

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Visit to the famed LA Farmer’s Market, a favorite of the locals. • Be My Guest Sample blended olive oils during a meal in Paso Robles. • Authentic Accommodations Stay at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles, Paso Robles Inn and Yosemite Valley Lodge. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… soaking in the Californian sun, strolling through orchards of 4,000 olive trees. Immerse yourself in how extra virgin olive oil is pressed, before relishing every bite of the meal drizzled in the local artisanal olive oil, produced right there.

Day 1 Arrive San Diego (2 Nights)

Welcome to San Diego. Get acclimated and relax. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions at the hotel at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Omni San Diego

Day 2 San Diego Sightseeing and Free Time From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some free time or join an optional visit to the San Diego Zoo or the mighty USS Midway. (FB)

A Day 3 San Diego – San Juan

Capistrano – Los Angeles (2 Nights) Travel up the sun-kissed coast to San Juan Capistrano, home to one of the oldest Spanish missions in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden. Stop and grab a bite to eat for lunch on your own in Santa Monica before a visit to the Getty Center with its world-renowned collection of classical and modern art. Stroll the idyllic grounds admiring paintings and sculptures. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, D) Hotel: Millennium Biltmore Authentic Accommodation

A Day 4 Los Angeles Sightseeing and Free Time Immerse yourself in Tinseltown today. See Grauman’s Chinese Theater, opened in 1927, and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Then it’s time for your choice of sightseeing; choose from a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, the

current home of the Oscars or a “Hollywood Behind the Scenes” walking tour. Cruise Sunset Boulevard as you make your way to Beverly Hills and view the high-end shops of Rodeo Drive. If all this sightseeing has made you hungry, you’ll find plenty of choices to sate your appetite at the historic LA Farmers’ Market, a Cultural Insight, with its colorful collection of restaurants and shops for a tour and tasting. The rest of the day is free. (FB)

A Day 5 Los Angeles – Santa Barbara

– Paso Robles This morning, wind your way up the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara. Savor some time to relax before continuing north along the Pacific Coast Highway to Paso Robles. Join a Be My Guest lunch where you stroll through olive groves with a glass of wine. Your hosts will enlighten you about the trees and the steps involved in going from olive to olive oil, before dining on a meal created with local ingredients. (FB, BG) Hotel: Paso Robles Inn Authentic Accommodation

Day 6 Paso Robles – San Simeon – Carmel – Monterey Begin your day at “La Cuesta Encantada”— the enchanted hill—upon which William Randolph Hearst built his magnificent castle. A guide leads you through the property with its 165 rooms, acres of gardens, and pools, and brings the story of the newspaper publisher to life. Drive Highway 1 toward Big Sur, running along the most beautiful coastline in the United States. Then it’s on to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. After cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the iconic Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey, home to Cannery Row. (FB, D) Hotel: Monterey Marriott

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Valley – Yosemite National Park Head across the fertile San Joaquin Valley, stopping at a local fruit stand to sample some of the tasty local produce. Ascend the Sierra Nevada Mountains on your way to Yosemite National Park and its spectacular wild landscape, passing the misty splendor of Bridal Veil Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend your free evening taking in all the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park after the crowds have left, just steps away from Yosemite Falls. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge Authentic Accommodation

Day 8 Yosemite National Park – Napa – Sonoma – San Francisco (2 Nights) Descend from the mountains for a stop in Napa before continuing on to a vineyard in Sonoma where you will sample some of the

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Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or choose to extend your stay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. (FB)

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finest California wines. Afterward, cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, take an optional guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States, followed by a Chinese dinner. (FB) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged a New Year’s Eve celebration for these departures. The Californian with Rose Parade (Ref: DCLR) These departures include admission to the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day.

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO $325 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 26 & 27.

^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $163 p.p. SAVE up to $81 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $300 Triple room discount from $375 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $107 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Treadright: See page 21 for details.

The Californian with Rose Parade (Ref: DCLR) Join this special departure and experience the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena from specially selected Reserved Grandstand Seating along the parade route.

Day 1 to Day 3

These days will operate as shown on The Californian itinerary, Days 1-3.

Day 4 Pasadena’s Rose Parade

Celebrate with an unforgettable chance to view America’s famous New Year’s celebration, the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Marvel at the dazzling pageantry of the bands and beautiful floats from your specially selected Reserved Grandstand seating right along the parade route. After the parade, continue your revelry with a sightseeing

trip of Tinseltown, including Beverly Hills and Sunset Boulevard, view the Hollywood sign, stroll along the Walk of Fame and see the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Wrap up the day with your choice of sightseeing between a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, current home of the Oscars or a “Hollywood Behind the Scenes” walking tour. (FB)

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

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Accommodations

Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles, California, USA This Authentic Accommodation, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, wows guests with its opulent charm. Known as the home of Hollywood glamour, the property has entertained celebrities, presidents and dignitaries from across the globe. Paso Robles Inn, Paso Robles, California, USA This mission-style, historic Authentic Accommodation, surrounded by lush gardens and oak trees, enjoys a tranquil setting just steps away from Paso Robles’ historic downtown district and natural hot springs. Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite National Park, California, USA As the closest property to Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley Lodge is an idyllic spot for visitors. Your Authentic Accommodation has a cozy, ski-lodge type atmosphere, redesigned with an emphasis on glass and wood detailing to blend harmoniously with its surroundings.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Adventures in the Wild Northwest

From San Francisco to Seattle via Eureka, Portland and Olympic National Park: the bohemian cities and natural beauty of three states are revealed on this in-depth journey into the wild northwest.

Seattle, Washington

The Trafalgar difference

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Your included sights • City tour in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle • Visit Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood and Olympic National Park, Vista House, Multnomah Falls and the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center • See the famous lighthouse in Heceta Head, the Spruce Goose and Hoh Rainforest • Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry • Scenic drive along the Avenue of the Giants and historic Columbia River Highway

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Visit a local Willamette Valley winery for lunch. • Authentic Accommodation Stay at Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Park. • Local Specialist Embark on a nature cruise in Newport and learn about the Quinault people in Olympic National Park. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… sampling local, fruity pinot wines in the up-and-coming region of the Willamette Valley. Spend an illustrious evening dining with your hosts at their historical, 13 acre farm, sipping a delicious wine created from grapes grown just steps away.

Day 1 Arrive San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco. After checking in at your hotel, dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Day 2 San Francisco – Eureka

What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. If you are up for a walk, grab your cameras and join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it’s not painted gold despite its name. Drive along the stunning Avenue of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt Redwoods State Park filled with some of the tallest trees you have ever seen. (FB, D) Hotel: Red Lion Eureka

Day 3 Eureka – Redwood National Park – Coos Bay This morning, view one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Visit Northern California’s Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 300 feet (90 meters) tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel: Red Lion Coos Bay

Day 4 Coos Bay – Oregon Dunes – Newport (2 Nights) Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Then

stop at Heceta Head overlook and see a beautiful 19th century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before checking into your spectacular oceanfront rooms. (FB, D) Hotel: Hallmark Resort

A Day 5 Newport Sightseeing and

Free Time After a leisurely breakfast, join a sea life cruise where you’ll want to keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist, your Local Specialist, tells you all about your surroundings. With your free time this afternoon, perhaps explore Newport’s historic waterfront. (FB)

A Day 6 Newport – Willamette Valley – Portland (2 Nights) Tour the Evergreen Aviation Museum, where you will see the Spruce Goose and celebrate the lives of innovators, pilots, and veterans who courageously pioneered flight. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in Willamette Valley where the innkeepers host a tour and tasting of their winery and bed and breakfast followed by a gourmet meal with locally produced Pinot Noir. Continue on to Portland where your evening is free. (FB, BG) Hotel: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Day 7 Portland Sightseeing and

Free Time Today you’ll discover some of Oregon’s most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Chanticleer Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 733 feet (223 meters) above. Vista House’s octagonal building and copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the gorge. Then it’s onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest yearround waterfall in the United States, and Oregon’s tallest. Lunch is on your own in

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A Day 8 Portland – Mount St. Helens –

Olympic National Park Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast, an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states, as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. Venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, the park contains three distinct ecosystems. Then meet Harvest Moon, a Local Specialist, who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home. (FB, D) Hotel: Quinault Lodge Authentic Accommodation

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It’s time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or perhaps extend your stay at the Hotel Andra. (FB)

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Day 9 Olympic National Park – Seattle

(2 Nights) Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world’s few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie “Hall of Mosses” with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Enjoy the evening to explore Seattle. (FB) Hotel: Andra

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Trip Style: Discovery

Western Discoverer

Taking in two National Parks, the major metropolises of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, wine country, the ocean and deserts—this diverse trip crosses three extraordinary states. in the center of the famed Strip and enjoy one of the high-end buffets Las Vegas is renowned for. (FB, D) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas

Day 6 Las Vegas Free Time

The choices today are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping or enjoy lunch at one of the city’s elegant restaurants. If you’re feeling adventurous, partake in an optional experience to the Hoover Dam, the engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. Perhaps get a different perspective of sprawling Las Vegas with a ride on The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Or just lounge a while by the hotel pool, browse the exclusive shops or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. (FB)

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Day 1 Arrive Los Angeles

Welcome to the City of Angels. After a short transfer to Long Beach, settle in and relax before your vacation begins. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Maya

Day 2 Los Angeles – San Diego Your included sights City tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles Orientation of San Diego View Oak Creek Canyon and Half Dome Visit Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Napa and Sonoma Valley, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara, Carmel, and Monterey • Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive • • • •

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Enjoy seasonal foods for the ultimate farm-to-table experience. • Local Specialist Learn about the amazing geology of the Grand Canyon. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… savoring French Country Bistro Food with a California twist. Your hosts join you at the historic Santa Barbara landmark and restaurant, Stella Mare. The country style of the restaurant feels just like home, and the meal created by your own hand, in modern and local flavors, serves you a lasting memory.

Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a tour that takes you from the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Enjoy some free time before joining your traveling companions for dinner. (FB, D) Hotel: Westin Gaslamp Quarter

Day 3 San Diego – Scottsdale

Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you and keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale

A Day 4 Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park Travel north through the fragrant pine groves of Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona. Get out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the amazing geology of this natural wonder. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges Day 5 Grand Canyon National Park –

Leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enjoy the evening on your own. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, your overnight will be spent in Fresno at The DoubleTree.) (FB) Hotel: The Westin Monache Resort

Day 8 Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (weather permitting) into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendor of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend the afternoon in one of the wild places that John Muir called “the hope of the world.” (FB, D) Hotel: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station Day 9 Yosemite – Napa – Sonoma –

San Francisco (2 Nights) Descend from the mountains and head north for lunch on your own in Napa. Then it’s on to Sonoma, where you visit a familyowned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Travel through scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. (FB, D) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Day 10 San Francisco Sightseeing

and Free Time As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to Golden Gate Park. There’s a story around every corner here and this afternoon you have some time to follow your own path. (FB)

Day 11 San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey (2 Nights) Spend a leisurely morning in San Francisco before heading to Carmel. In the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the shops, wander down to the water’s edge or savor a cappuccino at a café. (FB) Hotel: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

Las Vegas (2 Nights) Depart the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and head toward the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located

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Los Angeles Wake to Santa Barbara’s golden beaches and elegant Spanish Revival buildings. Head south to Hollywood and see its landmark sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. Bid farewell to the City of Angels as you ride down Sunset Boulevard and through Beverly Hills. A transfer is provided to Los Angeles International Airport or to the Hotel Maya if you’d like to extend your stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 2:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $151 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Treadright: See page 21 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Western Discoverer with Disneyland® Resort Extension (Ref: DWDD) Extend your vacation with a full day visit to the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. Explore eight fantastic “lands” at the original Disneyland® Park or discover Disney’s California Adventure™ Park and immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions.

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Day 14 Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

– Anaheim (2 Nights) After sightseeing in Los Angeles, say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends before transferring to Anaheim. Take some time this afternoon to explore the city’s attractions on your own. (FB) Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Anaheim

Day 15 Anaheim and Disneyland®

Resort Free Time The Magic Kingdom awaits. Make the most of your full day at Disneyland® Park

or Disney’s California Adventure™ Park where dreams really do come true. You may even get a chance to meet Mickey Mouse himself. (FB)

Day 16 Depart Anaheim

Bid farewell to Southern California as you board your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB) Guaranteed Room Share not available on this extension.

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Historic Highlights

A portrait of American history, this trip mixes the modern bustle of Washington, D.C. and landmarks from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

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Your included sights • City tour in Washington, D.C. • Visit Mount Vernon, Gettysburg National Military Park, Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Monticello. • View the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol Building and Liberty Bell

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight An interesting cultural presentation from Sylvia Tabb-Lee. • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and on the Gettysburg battlefield. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… walking through historic Williamsburg and learning about the rich legacy and heritage of African American. Sylvia Tabb Lee uses moving songs to take you back to a time of unspeakable barbarity.

Day 1 Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

Welcome to Washington, D.C. Check in to your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing or set out on your own to take in some highlights of the nation’s capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown

A Day 2 Washington, D.C. Monuments, Memorials and Free Time Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation, joining a Local Specialist to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the National Mall, stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to chart your own course through America’s capital city. (FB) Day 3 Washington, D.C. – Mount Vernon

– Yorktown – Williamsburg (2 Nights) From the nation’s capital, travel to the home of its first president, George Washington, on the banks of the Potomac River in Mount Vernon. Visit the Yorktown Victory Center and watch Revolutionary War history come to life. Delve even further into America’s past upon arriving in Williamsburg—settled in 1638 as Middle Plantation. This evening, head to a local tavern for a Regional Meal. (FB, RM) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Williamsburg

A Day 4 Jamestown – Colonial Williamsburg Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Captain John Smith and his hardy band of 104 settlers established the first permanent English settlement in the New World, Jamestown. With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how difficult life was for the early colonists when they came

to America in 1607. Walk through the lifesized re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain’s largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Chat with blacksmiths, take in a fife and drum parade, even engage in some politicking with a costumed Federalist in the town square. This afternoon, enjoy a interesting cultural presentation by Sylvia Tabb-Lee, a Cultural Insight. (FB)

Day 5 Williamsburg – Richmond –

Monticello – Charlottesville Visit the very spot where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by Patrick Henry’s fiery “Give me liberty or give me death” speech when you visit St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. For a more genteel window into Jefferson’s life, explore Monticello (translating to “little mountain”), his neoclassical Italian estate perched atop a hill. Continue to Charlottesville where you have the afternoon to explore the city. (FB) Hotel: Omni Charlottesville

Day 6 Charlottesville – Shenandoah National Park – Gettysburg Bid farewell to Charlottesville and travel through Shenandoah National Park on the way to Gettysburg. Here you’ll immerse yourself in the narrative of the U.S. Civil War. Visit the incredible Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, home to the breathtaking Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Get settled in to your hotel before meeting your newfound friends for a festive Regional Meal at the “most haunted”, 19th century Dobbins House with a special guest. (FB, RM) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg

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Cannons blazing, trumpets sounding, the blue and the gray—join your Local Specialist at the site of one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles. The events at Gettysburg—where General George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia— turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was also the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. Travel on to Philadelphia, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Stay in the heart of the city’s historic district, within walking distance to dozens of landmark buildings. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow American history enthusiasts for a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Society Hill

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Day 8 Philadelphia – Depart Washington, D.C. Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in one of the foremost cities of American history. Begin with a visit to the National Constitution Center—an interactive museum tracing the history of the U.S. Constitution and the effects it has had around the world. Then explore Independence National Historic Park, home of the renowned Liberty Bell. Return to Washington, D.C., to Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport or to the Renaissance in Washington, D.C. Downtown for guests extending their stay. (FB) Dulles International Airport arrival will be at 4 p.m. Ronald Reagan National Airport arrival will be at 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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#TrafalgarCares Gettysburg Visitor Center and Cyclorama You’ll explore the Gettysburg Visitor Center, discover the history of this famous sight and help support battlefield preservation with the proceeds from your visit. Colonial Williamsburg and the Kings Arms You’ll discover the work of a not-for-profit cultural organization, visit its museums and find out how ticket sales fund their educational mission.

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Trails of Liberty

Exciting moments in U.S. history are uncovered in this East Coast family encounter, from the Declaration of Independence to the Battle of Gettysburg.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

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Your included sights • City tour in Washington, D.C. • Visit Lancaster County, Hershey’s Chocolate World, Mount Vernon, Gettysburg National Military Park and Independence Hall in Philadelphia. • See the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building and the Liberty Bell

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Make your very own chocolate bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World. • Local Specialist Get a more in-depth look in Washington, D.C. and visit the historic battlefield of Gettysburg. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… dining at one of the ‘most haunted’ homes in Gettysburg, followed by your special guest taking you back to a time, maybe four score and seven years, to learn about life in the Civil War.

Day 1 Arrive Washington, D.C. (3 Nights) Ghosts and heroes, ammunition, battle strategies and chocolate making—you’re sure to have a blast as history comes alive on this patriotic adventure. Check in to your hotel, then set out on your own to explore the nation’s capital. At 6 p.m. gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown

A Day 2 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time Join a Local Specialist for a tour of the capital and many of its famous landmarks. View the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Capitol and the White House. You’ll be awed as you walk right up to the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore wherever you want. Maybe visit one of the world’s greatest museums like the Smithsonian Institution. Check out the space vehicles at the National Air and Space Museum or look up at the bellies of the gigantic dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History. (FB) Day 3 Washington, D.C. Free Time

Enjoy an entire day to explore all of the activities and historic sights the United States capital city has to offer. See the adorably playful pandas at the National Zoo or perhaps take the whole family to learn about one of the most mysterious and exciting jobs around, being a spy, at the International Spy Museum. The kids will love a chance to test their spy skills at the School for Spies. Tonight, enjoy a lively dinner with your traveling companions. (FB, D)

Day 4 Washington D.C. – Philadelphia

(2 Nights) Follow in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, the great inventor and statesman, as you

travel to Philadelphia. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market, an old train shed opened in 1892 that now houses a huge marketplace featuring food stands serving up yummy local delights. With so many choices, you may need a whilst to decide which treats you want to try—maybe dig into an authentic Philly cheesesteak or a piping hot Pennsylvania Dutch apple dumpling. Continue on to the Independence National Historic Park and visit the National Constitution Center. You’ll find out how the giant Liberty Bell cracked when you visit it on display in its own pavilion. View Independence Hall where Franklin and the other founding fathers started the country’s favorite national vacation with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. (FB) Hotel: Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

Day 5 Philadelphia Free Time

Today is all yours to explore the friendly “City of Brotherly Love.” Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. In the evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, D)

A Day 6 Philadelphia – Lancaster County – Hershey – Harrisburg Wave goodbye to Philadelphia as you make your way to Amish country, Lancaster County, for a special lunch. Then travel on to another world—Hershey’s Chocolate World that is—where you’ll learn the chocolate making process of this Cultural Insight and everyone will get to try their hand and make their very own customized chocolate candy bar. Later, get settled in at your hotel in Harrisburg. (FB, L) Hotel: Radisson Harrisburg A Day 7 Harrisburg – Gettysburg

“Four score and seven years ago,” Gettysburg was one of the most important battlegrounds in the Civil War where President Lincoln gave his remarkable

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Gettysburg Address and it’s your first destination this morning. Tour the battlefield with a Local Specialist and be amazed by the greatest collection of Civil War relics at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Get settled in to your hotel before meeting your newfound friends for a festive Regional Meal Farewell Dinner at the “most haunted” 19th century Dobbins House with a special guest. (FB, FD) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg

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Vernon, the home and final resting place of the first President of the United States. Kids, search for clues to solve the nine different puzzles with the special map you will receive as you tour the mansion and gardens, and walk along the forest trail to meet the farm animals. Return to Washington, D.C. where your journey ends with a transfer to the airport or to the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel for guests extending their stay. (FB) Dulles International Airport arrival will be at 2 p.m. Ronald Reagan National Airport arrival will be at 3 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Great East Coast Cities

The White House, Liberty Bell and Times Square – see some of the United States’ most famous landmarks in this gentle discovery of great American cities.

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Your included sights • City tour in Washington, D.C. and New York City • Orientation of Boston • Visit Independence National Park, Battery Park, “Top of the Rock” and Newport, Rhode Island • View the Liberty Bell, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Visit a local brewery in Boston for a tour and tasting. • Local Specialist Joining you in Washington, D.C. to view some of the most historic buildings and at iconic sites in New York City. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… passing through sculpted iron gates on your way to look around Cornelius Vanderbilt’s palatial mansion in Newport – the socialite called it his ‘cottage’. And, of course, it’s seeing the iconic sights of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

Day 1 Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America’s favorite East Coast metropolises begins in the nation’s capital. Get settled at your hotel and step out on your own to get acquainted with the city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown

A Day 2 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and At Leisure Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you join a Local Specialist to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city. Visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. (FB) Day 3 Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia –

New York City (3 Nights) Travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where you can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore Independence National Historic Park. Then it’s on to New York City. Take it easy or venture out to the pulsating streets of Times Square before dinner at a Manhattan restaurant. (FB, D) Hotel: New York Hilton Midtown

A Day 4 New York Sightseeing and At Leisure Take a bite out of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a Local Specialist. See the towering Empire State

Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visit Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France. Then ride the elevator to the “Top of the Rock”, the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy—take in a Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest cities. (FB)

Day 5 New York City At Leisure

Enjoy an entire day on your own in the city that never sleeps. From the shops on 5th Avenue, including the famous Tiffany’s featured in Audrey Hepburn’s iconic role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to the moving National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the possibilities are endless. (FB)

Day 6 New York – Newport – Boston (2 Nights) Make your way from New York to another iconic city of New England, Boston. On your way, stop in Newport, the beautiful seaside town and one time destination for the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his “cottage.” Arrive in Boston, awash in history, from the Old North Church—made famous in Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride—to the Cambridge campus of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institute of higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. (FB, D) Hotel: Boston Marriott Copley Place

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This morning, say farewell to “The City on a Hill”. A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Boston. (FB)

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Autumn Colors

The sights of the East Coast are set to its dazzling fall foliage on this trip around New England, featuring classics from Acadia National Park to North Conway and Woodstock.

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Your included sights • Visit Woodstock, Acadia National Park, the top of Cadillac Mountain and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory • View Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired • Scenic drives along the Kancamagus Highway and Mohawk Trail

Your Insider Experiences • Local Specialist Learn about North Conway flora and fauna and spend time with a lobster fisherman in Bar Harbor. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… smelling the crisp fall air, spending time in picturepostcard cities almost too beautiful to be true. Wind your way along the Kancamangus highway and over charming wood-covered bridges, and soak up the sunshine peeking through fall leaves of the most vibrant yellows, oranges and reds imaginable.

Day 1 Arrive Boston

Welcome to Boston. Get settled at your hotel then set out on your own to spot some of Boston’s historic sites or enjoy a stroll along the waterfront before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Boston Marriott Copley Place

Day 2 Boston – Lexington and Concord – Williamstown Begin the day with a city tour of Boston’s historic sites including several along the famous Freedom Trail. Continue your journey into history with stops at Lexington and Concord, where the first battles of the American Revolution were fought and made famous with “the shot heard round the world.” The afternoon’s drive takes you along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native American and colonial trade route, and the first designated scenic drive in New England. Enjoy the stunning vistas before arriving in the quaint university town of Williamstown nestled in the western Massachusetts mountains known as the Berkshires. (FB) Hotel: Williams Inn Day 3 Williamstown – Quechee –

Woodstock – Burlington Head for the Green Mountain State of Vermont, driving through small towns and villages en route to the historic woollen mill in Quechee that now houses the Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop. Relish a Regional Meal lunch featuring local ingredients arranged on Simon Pearce’s beautiful stem and flatware before delving into the art and science of glassblowing. After a stop in the quaint and picturesque town of Woodstock, continue to your hotel located at a mountain resort in Burlington. (FB, RM) Hotel: Essex Resort and Spa

A Day 4 Burlington – Stowe – White Mountains – North Conway (2 Nights) Continue up into the forests of Vermont as you travel to Stowe, home of the famous Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory where you’ll savor some of their famous and uniquely named flavours. Pass into New Hampshire, the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and Bretton Woods for a stunning glimpse of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast, before descending into the pretty town of North Conway on the edge of White Mountain National Forest. After dinner, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging talk by a Local Specialist. (FB, D) Hotel: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort Day 5 Kancamagus Excursion

Spend the morning along the most famous and picturesque foliage destination in New England: the Kancamagus Highway. This American Scenic Byway, affectionately called “The Kanc”, has scenic vistas and prime foliage viewing abound, and the morning is dedicated to finding the best spots for viewing the vibrant fall colors. Your afternoon is free to spend as you wish. Perhaps enjoy a stroll through town or stop and take in the natural beauty of the area. (FB)

A Day 6 North Conway – Bar Harbor (2 Nights) Bid farewell to the White Mountains as you head into the pine forests of the Maine interior. The mountains and forests of Maine soon give way to the “Downeast” coast and the Atlantic swells of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. This evening, join your traveling companions for a traditional lobster dinner and learn about lobster fishing from a local fisherman, your Local Specialist. (FB, D) Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency

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and Bar Harbor Free Time At 1,523 feet (464 metres), Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the first spot in the United States where you can see the sunrise. You won’t be getting up that early, but you’ll still have plenty of time to admire the view from the top of the peak before descending to discover the natural riches of New England’s only National Park. Marvel at granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples, their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp fall air. Back in Bar Harbor, enjoy an afternoon on your own. Sip a coffee by the sea, stroll quaint Main Street or take an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay. (FB)

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cliffs of Maine’s coast. Head down the coastal Highway 1 passed lighthouses, fisheries and seaside dwellings that are home to everyone from local lobstermen to vacationing presidents. Travel south to Portsmouth which sits near the mouth of the Piscataqua River that divides New Hampshire and Maine. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Portsmouth to its list of Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant and toast your fellow travelers as you end your fall foliage experience. (FB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Portsmouth

Day 9 Portsmouth – Rockport –

Depart Boston Today’s last route passes through Cape Ann and Rockport, a lovely seaside village on the Massachusetts coast with quaint homes and charming art galleries. Then it’s back to Boston where you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you’d like to extend your stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 3 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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East Coast USA and Canada

America and Canada’s principal eastern metropolises meet on this multi-city break featuring New York City, Boston, D.C., Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City–with Niagara Falls fusing the two.

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Your included sights • City tour in Washington, D.C., Montreal, Quebec City and Boston • Orientation of New York City, Toronto and Ottawa • Visit Niagara Falls, Lancaster County, Corning Museum of Glass and the Liberty Bell Center • View the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall and the Empire State Building

Your Insider Experiences • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C., the Amish countryside, Quebec City and Montreal. • Authentic Accommodations Stay at the historic Inn at Leola Village in Lancaster and Omni Parker House in Boston. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… spending an unforgettable evening immersing yourself in the Amish culture. Enjoy a hearty meal created with locally farmed ingredients, made lovingly by Amish families. Feel part of the family watching them rustle up your dessert of whoopie pies, a local favorite. Then settle into your accomodations on an old Amish farm.

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Welcome to New York City. Check in to your hotel and head out on your own for an afternoon of discovering the city. Grab a slice of pizza or a hot dog from a street vendor, browse the high-end shops or just relax at your hotel. At 5:30 p.m. meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: New York Marriott East Side

Day 2 New York – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) Take a bite out of the Big Apple on an orientation tour of the city. View the towering Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and grand Central Park. Travel on to the City of Brotherly Love and visit the Liberty Bell Center. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before traveling on to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. This evening enjoy a dinner in the capital city. (FB, D) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Dupont Circle

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and Free Time Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II and Vietnam War memorials with a Local Specialist. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own—perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian’s museums or galleries. (FB)

A Day 4 Washington, D.C. – Lancaster

County/Amish Country Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County with a Local Specialist. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Arrive at your hotel, a historic preservation in the heart of Amish Country. Tonight, after a hearty dinner,

practice preparing delicious whoopie pies for your dessert. (FB, D) Hotel: The Inn at Leola Village Authentic Accommodation

Day 5 Lancaster County – Niagara Falls (2 Nights) Depart Lancaster County and journey across Pennsylvania into the eastern corner of New York. Make a stop at the Corning Museum of Glass and see more than 35 centuries of glass artistry in the galleries. Later, arrive in Canada at the majestic Niagara Falls. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview

Day 6 Niagara Falls Sightseeing and Free Time After soaking up the panoramic views and thunderous roar of the falls, set out on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before traveling on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. (FB) Day 7 Niagara Falls – Toronto

Arrive on the shores of the Great Lake Ontario and cosmopolitan Toronto today and set out for an orientation tour of the city. There is time to explore on your own this afternoon or perhaps join an optional tour of the CN Tower. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Center Toronto

Day 8 Toronto – Ottawa

Travel to Ottawa, Canada’s stately capital. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city, including the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries and museums. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa

Day 9 Ottawa – Quebec City (2 Nights) Bid adieu to Ottawa this morning. Set off for Quebec City and Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home

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A Day 10 Quebec City Sightseeing

and Free Time Explore Quebec City’s winding streets and historic sites with your Local Specialist. Learn about the city’s French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. This afternoon, you might choose to visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a café. This evening perhaps partake in an optional dinner at a winery nestled along the picturesque Saint Lawrence River. (FB)

A Day 11 Quebec City – Montreal

Arrive in Montreal where your Local Specialist introduces you to the pleasures of the city, including the spectacular NotreDame Basilica, the colorful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicenter of the old city. This evening, head for the woods atop Mont Rigaud and “Sucrerie de la Montagne,” an authentic sugar shack officially designated as a Quebec Heritage Site. Upon arrival, meet your host for the evening as you are taken by horse-drawn carriage to the sugar shack. Learn all about maple syrup including the extraction process and production. Try a “wapiti”, a typical Quebecois aperitif, whilst engaging with your host who will regale you with local stories. Next is an authentic Regional Meal feast, served family style as you enjoy live local folk music. Learn to dance traditional Quebecois folk dances and how to play traditional wooden spoons. (FB, RM) Hotel: Le Center Sheraton Montreal

A Day 12 Montreal – Franconia Notch – Boston (2 Nights) Leave the second largest city in Canada and cross back into the United States. Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple and white birch,

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and Free Time Discover Boston’s rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor—site of the famous Tea Party—and along the Freedom Trail with a tour of the city. This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please—visit the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or explore the lovely Public Gardens. This evening, toast your vacation and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

Day 14 Depart Boston

This morning, say farewell to “The City on a Hill”. A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Boston. (FB)

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $151 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine with a more in-depth guided vacation. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Accommodations

The Inn at Leola Village, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Dutch-style country homes and workplaces dating back to the 1800s were renovated to preserve their history and create what is now a truly unique Authentic Accommodation. Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA The legendary Authentic Accommodation was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature—Emerson, Thoreau and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians— including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy— assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here.

Empire State Building, New York

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Trip Style: At Leisure

Tales of the Old South

Delving into the culture of the Deep South taking in cities like Savannah and Charleston, trials and tales of local Civil War history, and the South’s famous hospitality.

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Your included sights • City tour in Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston • Visit the First African Baptist Church, Harbor Town Lighthouse, Middleton Place and the Charleston Tea Plantation

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Learn about tea as a staple of southern culture at the Charleston Tea Plantation. • Be My Guest Enjoy dinner at a private beach home on beautiful Tybee Island. • Local Specialist Visit the First African Baptist Church and meet a Gullah historian in Hilton Head. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… taking in the spirit of the south, by visiting the First African Baptist Church from the 1700s. Stroll through the beautiful, historic corridors and discover hiding spots used by escaped slaves who sought their freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Day 1 Arrive Savannah (2 Nights)

Welcome to Savannah, the oldest city in the state of Georgia. Rich with history, charm and famous for its hospitality, this lovely city is quintessentially Southern. Your hotel is located in the heart of the Historic District, so enjoy some time to explore or do a little relaxing before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Historic District

A Day 2 Savannah Sightseeing

Begin your day with a trolley tour through historic Savannah discovering 21 historic squares, incredible architecture, the beginnings of the Girl Scouts and much more. Learn about local Civil War history during a visit to Fort Pulaski and discover how the Confederate siege that took place here was a turning point in military history. Tonight, indulge in a Be My Guest dinner at a private beach home on Tybee Island. (FB, BG)

A Day 3 Savannah – Hilton Head

(2 Nights) Before departing Savannah, get a real taste of Southern culture during a visit to the First African Baptist Church, a historic church which once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the mid1800s. Meet your Local Specialist who shares stories of this amazing place. There is leisure time for lunch on your own to perhaps find a cozy eatery on River Street along the Savannah waterfront dotted with century-old buildings that have been converted into antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and fabulous restaurants. Take in one of the local museums or historic home tours before departing for the lowcountry resort town of Hilton Head, an island rich in thousands of years of history. (FB) Hotel: Omni Hilton Head

A Day 4 Hilton Head At Leisure and Sightseeing This morning, begin your exploration of Hilton Head and learn about William Hilton, the English sea captain who lent his name to the island. Climb to the top of the Harbor Town Lighthouse, the island’s most recognisable feature. Have lunch on your own and then enjoy some free time before meeting with a Gullah historian, and Local Specialist, who reveals tales of ancient traditions, local culture and maybe even a song or two. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal. (FB, RM) Day 5 Hilton Head – Charleston

(3 Nights) Bid farewell to Hilton Head and continue on to visit Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens. This beautiful spot has remained under the same family stewardship for over 320 years. Continue to explore lovely Charleston, relax at the hotel or join an optional dinner cruise on the harbor featuring live entertainment. (FB) Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Historic District

A Day 6 Charleston Sightseeing and At Leisure Begin the day with a historic carriage ride through downtown Charleston. See the colorful and well-preserved architecture and witness what makes this city the true epitome of the “Old South”. Enjoy lunch at the Charleston Tea Plantation where you visit the tea fields for an informative tour and learn why tea, a Cultural Insight, is at the heart of Southern culture. The remainder of the day and evening are yours to enjoy at leisure. (FB, L)

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^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $125 p.p. SAVE up to $62 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $245 Triple room discount $275 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $80 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Trip Style: At Leisure

Tastes and Sounds of the South

This trip gives you time to enjoy the South’s music and food—from Elvis’s Graceland to Creole cooking in New Orleans and grand antebellum hospitality in Natchez.

French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Your included sights • City tour in Memphis and New Orleans • Orientation of Nashville • Visit Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Frogmore Plantation, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Learn about the life and iconic music of Johnny Cash with a member of his family. • Be My Guest Dine in true Southern style featuring two beautiful private homes in Natchez. • Local Specialist For sightseeing in Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, on a reconstructed cotton plantation and in New Orleans. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

Day 1 Arrive Nashville (3 Nights)

Welcome to Music City. Get settled at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to explore. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville

A Day 2 Nashville Sightseeing

This morning, visit RCA’s Studio B, one of the world’s most successful recording studios where musicians such as Elvis Presley recorded their iconic sounds. Then, get a unique look into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance and discussion with Johnny and June’s son, John Carter Cash, a Cultural Insight. John (or a member of his family) entertains with his own original music, as well as a few numbers made famous by his legendary family. Spend some time exploring the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Later your choice of sightseeing offers a visit to the Johnny Cash Museum or, if you prefer, choose a tour of the Ryman Auditorium, awash in musical history, where country music’s biggest stars play to cheering audiences today. (FB)

Day 3 Nashville At Leisure You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… experiencing Southern hospitality at two period homes in one amazing evening. Joe Stone plays the piano for you as you sip a beverage, whilst Esther Carpenter – once listed among America’s top 20 female chefs – invites you to dinner. It’s getting to know the home of Rock n’ Roll with our passionate Memphis expert, and learning about the city’s role in the civil rights movement. And it’s learning about ‘white gold’ and the stark contrasts between life on a modern and pre-Civil War cotton plantation.

and Sightseeing The day is yours to discover Nashville. Perhaps enjoy some live music at a honky tonk on Broadway street. This evening, head to the Grand Ole Opry, home to America’s longest-running live radio program. Dinner is on your own to venture out and sample delicious Southern cuisine. (FB)

A Day 4 Nashville – Memphis (2 Nights) This morning, hit the highway to Memphis along the Mississippi Delta. Upon arrival in

Memphis, meet a Beale Street musician, and Local Specialist, to learn about the rich musical heritage of the area. Visit the National Civil Rights Museum and see the hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was tragically assassinated before catching a glimpse of the late afternoon light on the Big Muddy. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore or embark on a culinary adventure and cherish a meal at one of Memphis’ many restaurants. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Memphis Downtown

Day 5 Graceland Excursion

Graceland is as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great Elvis Presley. From the flowers and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. Marvel at Graceland’s Jungle Room, walls full of gold and platinum records. Stroll the grounds and you just might find yourself humming “Blue Suede Shoes.” Visit Sun Studios where the first Rock ‘n Roll single was recorded in 1951. This evening, embark on a your choice dining experience where you choose from a selection of local eateries for the evening’s meal. (FB, YC)

A Day 6 Memphis – Natchez

This morning, get an in-depth look at the rich music history of Memphis with a tour of the legendary Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before departing for Natchez. Founded by the French in 1716, Natchez was home to a flowering antebellum culture. Take in more of the nation’s Southern history here and see the gracious homes overlooking the river. Tonight, enjoy an incredible evening highlighting Southern hospitality at a Be My Guest dinner. Explore the private residence of Joe Stone, whose home, built in the 1850s, contains a gallery collection of rare maps, a quaint billiards hall, and exquisite

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ornamental glasswork. Joe performs on his 1903 Steinway grand piano and delves into the meaning and inspiration behind each piece of music before you are treated to a glass of wine and are free to tour the expansive collection. Later, head over to the residence of Esther Carpenter, built in 1804 to explore the historic estate. Esther, a former Four Seasons chef, once named one of the Top 20 female chefs in America by USA Today, hosts a four-course dinner with wine featuring a true taste of the Deep South. (FB, BG) Hotel: The Grand

A Day 7 Natchez – Oak Alley –

New Orleans (3 Nights) After breakfast, stop at Frogmore Plantation and Gins to learn about the white gold of the Mississippi Delta. With your costumed hosts, Local Specialists, on a visit to a reconstructed 19th century cotton plantation, witness the modern-day operation that produces more than 900 bales each day. From there, travel to the countryside to marvel at Oak Alley Plantation. This classic antebellum home sits on the Mississippi River and amazes visitors with its quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old live oak trees. In this grand dame of Southern mansions, learn about the lives of the plantation owners. In the evening, visit the New Orleans School of Cooking to discover the flair of Creole cuisine watching a fun cooking demonstration before enjoying culinary creations during a Regional Meal. (FB, RM) Hotel: Astor Crowne Plaza

A Day 8 New Orleans Sightseeing and At Leisure This morning, join a Local Specialist who shares extensive knowledge of New Orleans’ history as you travel throughout the city stopping at City Park and one of the famous above-ground cemeteries. This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own; grab a po’ boy or some fresh beignets, stroll down Bourbon Street or hit the lively waterfront area. (FB) Day 9 New Orleans At Leisure

Enjoy a leisurely day to explore this vibrant city. If you’re feeling adventurous, head

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out to the bayou for an optional guided tour deep into the swamps. Look out for alligators or opt to stay downtown and stroll Magazine Street, visit Marie Laveau’s Historic Voodoo Museum or catch a little jazz piano whilst cooling off and watching the world go by. This evening, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of Two Sisters. (FB, FD)

Day 10 Depart New Orleans

Extend your stay in New Orleans at the Astor Crowne Plaza or say ‘Au Revoir’ to the Big Easy this morning with a transfer provided to New Orleans International Airport. (FB)

Frogmore Cotton Plantation You’ll meet the Tanners on their cotton plantation. As you explore, you learn all about their work to research and preserve the history of their estate.

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Mardi Gras: See the brightly themed floats carrying krewe royalty, celebrities, and masked members, lead marching bands and riders on horseback during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $103 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Jazz Festival: Spend a day at the annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Florida’s Sunshine Trail

This spotlight on America’s Sunshine State features Florida’s top attractions: the hotspots of Miami and Key West, natural spectacle of the Everglades and historic Kennedy Space Center.

Key West

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Your included sights • City tour in Little Havanna and South Beach Art Deco District. • Orientation of St. Augustine • Visit Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Key West, Fort Myers and Miami • View the wildlife of the Everglades • Scenic drive through the Florida Keys

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Partake in a key lime pie making demonstration and sampling. • Be My Guest Dine at a Miami restaurant for a taste of Little Havana during an exciting evening of Cuban hospitality, music and dance. • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Miami’s Art Deco District, Little Havana and at the Kennedy Space Center. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… journeying through the streets of Little Havannah with a Local Specialist to explore hidden sites most tourists miss. Smell the earthy aroma of tobacco wafting out from cigar shops and sip coffee unique to the Cuban exiles who call this place home.

Day 1 Arrive Orlando

Welcome to the Sunshine State. Relax or explore your resort with its breathtakingly beautiful tropical gardens and signature atriums that recreate three Florida environments from the gently rising mists of the Everglades, the funky and vibrant island revelry of Key West, and the Spanishinfused, old-world charm of St. Augustine. At 6 p.m. join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Gaylord Palms Resort

Day 2 Orlando – St. Augustine – Cocoa Beach Travel north to St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. An orientation tour introduces you to its charming cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley to hear tales and interesting trivia from conductors, as they bring 500 years of American history to life. Experience early St. Augustine as you visit Old St. Augustine Village, featuring houses from the 18th and 19th centuries and the oldest wooden school in the Americas. Arrive at your beachfront hotel on beautiful Cocoa Beach. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

A Day 3 Cocoa Beach – Kennedy

Space Center – West Palm Beach Explore the Kennedy Space Center on a NASA coach for a panoramic view of space shuttle launch pads at the LC-39 Observation Gantry. Then experience the historic Apollo 8 launch and marvel at a massive 364 foot (110 metres) Saturn V moon rocket at the Apollo/ Saturn V Center. At the IMAX theater, the dream of spaceflight comes alive with a wall of sound, a five-story screen and realistic 3D special effects featuring dramatic footage shot by NASA astronauts during actual missions—you will feel like you’re floating alongside them. End your space journey at

lunch where you are joined by a veteran astronaut and Local Specialist from NASA’s famous Astronaut Corps. This afternoon, continue to West Palm Beach. (FB, L) Hotel: West Palm Beach Marriott

A Day 4 West Palm Beach – Marathon – Key West (2 Nights) Head south this morning along the fabled “Road to Paradise”—the Florida Keys Scenic Highway. With the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the Gulf of Mexico on your right, the highway winds through vistas of natural beauty and areas rich in history, legends and stunning views. Stop at the Dolphin Research Center to visit dolphins and sea lions before arriving in Key West. Discover Key West Historic District’s many points of interest including world famous Duval Street, the Key West Bight, West Martello Fort, and much more. In the evening, learn about the history and sample some of the Keys’ favorite dessert, Key Lime Pie, a Cultural Insight. (FB) Hotel: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key Day 5 Key West Sightseeing and

Free Time This morning, with your choice of sightseeing, pick between visiting the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservancy or a tour of reclusive author Ernest Hemingway’s home and museum. The rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests. Key West is known for its amazing variety of aquatic and land-based activities. Not sure what kind of activities you want to do? Not a problem–your Travel Director is happy to help. Tonight, join the Sunset Celebration festivities in Mallory Square at the historic Key West waterfront and see the sun slowly descend into the Gulf of Mexico. (FB)

A Day 6 Key West – Miami (2 Nights) It’s on up to Miami today where, upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the

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historic Art Deco District with a Local Specialist. Discover the architectural crown jewels of South Beach’s one-squaremile of traditional Art Deco in the first 20th century neighborhood to be recognised by the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll also view the area’s most infamous residence, Casa Casuarina, once the home of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore. (FB) Hotel: Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove

A Day 7 Miami Free Time and Sightseeing Enjoy today on your own in vibrant Miami. This evening, meet in Little Havana for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. The Cuban owner of a popular Little Havana restaurant welcomes you tonight for a Be My Guest dinner. Indulge in a glass of sangria whilst the host enlightens you on the influences Cuban cuisine has on Little Havana. After appetizers, sit down for a dinner featuring classic Cuban dishes, followed by a cup of café con leche and homemade Cuban dessert. (FB, BG) Day 8 Miami – Everglades – Naples – Fort Myers (2 Nights) Bid farewell to Miami before embarking on a thrilling airboat experience through the Everglades. It’s an exciting ride through the saw grass prairies and mangrove wilderness. If you’re lucky, you may get up-close with alligators, native wildlife and a variety of birds, such as the blue heron, American egret, bald eagle and osprey. Arrive in Naples this afternoon and explore the quaint city. Then it’s on to Fort Myers for the evening. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Day 9 Edison and Ford Winter

Estates Excursion Visit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates today, a historical museum and 17 acre (6 ha) botanical garden near the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in southwestern Florida. The present site dates from 1885 when Edison first visited Florida and purchased the property to build a

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vacation home. His home served as a winter retreat and place of relaxation until his death in 1931. His wife, Mina, deeded the property to Fort Myers 16 years later, in memory of her husband, and the site was opened to the public for all to enjoy. Today, the estates and grounds are a non-profit corporation whose mission is to protect, preserve and interpret the site for future growth and development. Edison’s beautiful botanical garden contains more than a thousand varieties of plants from around the world, including African sausage trees and a 400 foot (120 meter) banyan tree given by Harvey Firestone in 1925. It was originally an experimental garden for industrial products, but Mrs. Edison enhanced it with plantings of roses, orchids and bromeliads. In the evening, enjoy a your choice dining experience. (FB, YC)

Day 10 Fort Myers – Tampa

This morning, tour the dazzling palatial mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, of John and Mable Ringling (of circus fame). With a guide, discover this tribute to the American Dream reflecting the splendor and romance of Venice, Italy. Afterward, visit the Circus Museum celebrating the American circus, its history, and unique relationship to Sarasota. A Farewell Dinner is served tonight—the perfect ending to your Florida vacation. (FB, FD) Hotel: Renaissance Tampa

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $118 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine with a more in-depth guided vacation. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

#TrafalgarCares Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe You’ll meet Kermit and taste his famous key lime pie. You’ll also learn about his work with MARC, a non-profit agency for adults with disabilities.

Day 11 Tampa – Depart Orlando

Visit the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach. From a variety of observation platforms, you may get a chance to view manatees gathering in the clean, warm water when the temperature of Tampa Bay is warm enough (This is a seasonal visit, generally November 1st through April 15th). Then it’s time to bid farewell to the Sunshine State. Your Florida trail ends at Orlando International Airport or the Gaylord Palms Resort for those wishing to extend their stay in Orlando to visit one of the many amusement parks such as Everglades Walt Disney World or Universal Studios. (FB) Airport arrival time will be at 1 p.m., please KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast be aware when booking your flights. L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine YC Your Choice Dining

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Trip Style: Discovery

Route 66

It’s all about the journey as we hit this famous highway from Chicago to L.A. Known as the Main Street of America, the stops on this ‘bucket list’ experience reveal classic Americana.

Route 66

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Your included sights • City tour of Chicago • Visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, Meramec Caverns, Branson, Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Tulsa, Clinton, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas and Los Angeles • View the outdoor installations at Cadillac Ranch and the Petrified Forest National Park

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Sample beer from the AnheuserBusch brewery. • Be My Guest Enjoy in a traditional, award-winning American barbecue meal. • Authentic Accommodations at the Palmer House in Chicago and Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… racing to make the best barbecue sauce from the spices on your picnic table with real barbecue championship winners. A true American ‘pit master’ serves downhome dishes, from pulled pork to St Louis-style ribs.

A Day 1 Arrive Chicago

Welcome to the starting point of Route 66. Get settled in at your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Palmer House Hilton Authentic Accommodation

Day 2 Chicago – Springfield – St. Louis (2 Nights)

After an introduction to the Windy City, including elegant Lakeshore Drive and the Magnificent Mile, hit the road for a good, old-fashioned American road trip. Explore the history and cultural impact of America’s Mother Road at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum. Roll on to Springfield, on the way to St. Louis, the Gateway to the West. (FB) Hotel: Omni Majestic

A Day 3 St. Louis Sightseeing

Start the day with the view from atop the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch. Afterward, experience another American favorite with a guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery—from the stables of the Clydesdales to the tasting room—where you enjoy a sample of this Cultural Insight. And what goes better with beer than barbecue? Learn to mix up your own sweet and spicy sauce with a team of master barbecue chefs and enjoy a rib-sticking Be My Guest dinner, hot  off the grill. (FB, BG)

Day 4 St. Louis – Meramec Caverns – Branson

Begin your day by crossing the Mississippi River via the Chain of Rocks Bridge. Go underground in Meramec Caverns, a former hideout of Jesse James, for a glimpse of some outstanding subterranean formations. Then it’s onward to the Ozarks and the lively American musical mecca of Branson. Explore on your own. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Branson

Day 5 Branson – Tulsa – Oklahoma City (2 Nights)

Roll into eastern Oklahoma via an especially scenic stretch of highway known as the Will Rogers Highway. Stop to visit the Will Rogers

Museum dedicated to the famous American humourist. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal in the vibrant warehouse district of Bricktown at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse. (FB, RM) Hotel: Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown

Day 6 Oklahoma City Sightseeing and

Free Time

Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, honouring the 1995 bombing victims. Then, get a taste of the Old West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum with its collection of Native American art and outstanding display of antique firearms. The rest of the day is yours to explore. (FB)

Day 7 Oklahoma City – Route 66 Museum – Amarillo

In Clinton, explore a classic collection of Route 66 history, memorabilia and culture. Crossing into the Texas Panhandle, return to Old Route 66 for a scenic drive before stopping in Amarillo, the “yellow rose of Texas”. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn West

Day 8 Amarillo – Albuquerque (2 Nights)

Yes, those are 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt at the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation just outside of Amarillo. Stop in Tucumcari, where a large number of the vintage motels and restaurants built in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s are still in existence. Travel on to Albuquerque where the spirit of Route 66 still thrives. Tonight, don your poodle skirt or leather jacket for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its 1950s jukebox and blue-plate specials. (FB, D) Hotel: Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

Day 9 Albuquerque Free Time

While Albuquerque didn’t boom until the creation of Route 66, the city has existed for more than 300 years. Enjoy the day exploring on your own. (FB)

Day 10 Albuquerque – Flagstaff

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the historic El Rancho Hotel, which served as a home base to the movie stars who came to the desert for their films. Crossing into Arizona, watch the sun play over the changing colors of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook and the Man Standing on the Corner in Winslow before arriving in Flagstaff with its quaint downtown and pine-forested hills. (FB, D) Hotel: DoubleTree Flagstaff

Day 11 Flagstaff – Cameron Trading Post –

Grand Canyon National Park

As the morning sun gilds the desert landscape, visit the traditional land of the Navajo people. Stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. This afternoon, wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon. Spend the night inside the park, allowing time to explore this natural wonder. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 12 Grand Canyon National Park – Seligman – Kingman – Las Vegas (2 Nights)

Hit the road again, passing through Seligman then Peach Springs, the town that was the inspiration for the Pixar movie Cars. Drive

Visit the famed Cadillac Ranch, and quaint town of Tucumcari (as featured on Day 8 of the 14 day itinerary) en route to Albuquerque where you will gather this evening for the spectacular Balloon Glow where the balloons light their burners in unison to illuminate the night sky. Conclude your day with the bang of the After Glow fireworks show. Hotel: Albuquerque at Old Town

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through Hackberry, a Route 66 ghost town along the original route. Further ahead, stop in Kingman, a Route 66 hotspot that has kept the old culture alive. Driving the Mother Road in these desert oases is like time traveling to see the well-preserved motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler era. Then it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas to enjoy some free time. (FB) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas

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BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO $403 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 26 & 27.

^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $201 p.p. SAVE up to $101 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $375 Triple room discount from $375 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

Day 13 Las Vegas Free Time

A full free day to take in all that Las Vegas has to offer; hit the casinos, do some shopping, take in a show. Perhaps take an optional excursion to the Hoover Dam. (FB)

A Day 14 Las Vegas – Los Angeles

Upon arrival in Los Angeles today, see the place where the route comes to an end, Santa Monica and the great Pacific. This evening, celebrate your journey at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Millennium Biltmore Authentic Accommodation

Day 15 Depart Los Angeles

Say goodbye to the road and take flight after a transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. You may wish to extend your stay in L.A. at The Millennium Biltmore. (FB)

Join this special departure and experience the famous International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. These days will operate as shown on Route 66, Days 1-7. Hotel: Albuquerque at Old Town

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Rise early to watch the greatest show in the air. Gaze in wonder as hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons rise into the clear blue fall sky. Tonight, don your poodle skirt or leather jacket for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its 1950s jukebox and blue-plate specials. (FB, D)

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $158 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Treadright: See page 21 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA The nation’s oldest continuously operating hotel, an Authentic Accommodation, hosts you along with entertainers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, who were guests when the hotel was an entertainment epicenter in the mid 1900s. Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles, California, USA Stay at a historic Authentic Accommodation, which has been the filming location for numerous award-winning feature films, television shows, cable specials and commercials.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Adventures of the Lone Star State

Discover the heart of Texas in this exciting exploration of the largest of the lower 48 states, steeped in old-West history, basking in a courageous spirit and pioneering fortitude.

The Alamo, San Antonio

The Trafalgar difference

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Day 1 Arrive Dallas/Fort Worth (3 Nights) Welcome to Texas, the Lone Star State. At 6 p.m. enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (WR) Hotel: The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth

A Day 2 Fort Worth Sightseeing Your included sights • Visit Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, Fredericksburg, Bandera, Boerne, San Antonio and Houston • See the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Sid Richardson Museum, Pioneer Plaza, Southfork Ranch, Texas State Capitol, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site, The Alamo, San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio River, Schulenburg, Minute Maid Park, Market Square Park, and Space Center Houston.

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Discover true hospitality at a typical Texan barbecue feast. • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… true Texan hospitality at a typical barbecue feast and learning how to dance the Texas Two-Step and the Cotton-Eyed Joe on an authentic Texan ranch.

Join a Local Specialist and start exploring Fort Worth, once known as the biggest and busiest livestock-trading center in the Southwest, famous for its unmistakable mix of cowboys and Texan culture. Start at the Sid Richardson Museum, featuring paintings depicting the American West. Stop for lunch on your own in Sundance Square–a dazzling, 35-block area filled with boutiques, restaurants, bars and art galleries. Next, stop at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, to learn about the cowboys and cowgirls who have shown excellence in competition, business and support of western lifestyle. End your day with a traditional Fort Worth “Longhorn Cattle Drive,” through the Stockyard Historic District, before a meet and greet with the cowboys and drivers. This evening, head for renowned Chef Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove Western Bistro for a Regional Meal. (FB, RM)

A Day 3 Dallas Sightseeing

Meet your Local Specialist and start exploring the city. Discover the historical heart of the downtown district and hear fascinating tales surrounding the legends and mysteries of the area. View Pioneer Plaza, commemorating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas and cattle to market, the Historic West End and the infamous Dealey Plaza. Learn all about a moment in history at the Sixth Floor Museum, the somber location from which Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963. This afternoon, enjoy a nostalgic visit to Southfork Ranch,

made famous by the international hit TV series Dallas. Visit the famed Ewing Ranch, featuring an exciting array of show memorabilia. In the evening, there is an optional championship rodeo show featuring bull riding, trick roping, cowboy songs and an insight into the sport of rodeo and a meet and greet with bull riders (when available). (FB)

Day 4 Dallas – Waco – Austin (2 Nights) Head south for Waco where you visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum to learn about the famed law enforcement agency. Later, arrive in Austin, Texas’ state capital and a beautiful city located along the banks of the Colorado River. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Austin

A Day 5 Austin Sightseeing and

Free Time Meet your Local Specialist and enjoy a guided tour of city landmarks including the Governor’s Mansion, Congress Avenue, Historic Sixth Street, the Paramount Theater, the grounds of the Texas State University and the pink granite Texas State Capitol. The afternoon is free in Austin for you to explore this fabulous city further at your own pace. Perhaps stroll along Sixth Street, where you’ll hear the sounds that make Austin the “Live Music Capital of the World.” From jazz and blues to Rock ‘n Roll and country, Austin’s nearly 200 live music venues all vie for attention. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience with true Texan hospitality whilst enjoying a typical barbecue feast. (FB, BG)

Day 6 Austin – Fredericksburg – Bandera – Boerne This morning, journey to the heart of Texas Hill Country and visit the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site. Learn all about LBJ and Lady Bird at their beloved ranch as you explore the Texas White House. Journey to

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the beautifully preserved German village of Fredericksburg. Take a leisurely stroll in the historic district, surrounded by turn-of-thecentury architecture, history, heritage, and culture. Then take a short drive to Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” for a ranch experience. Learn how to dance the Cotton-Eyed Joe and the Texas TwoStep. A Regional Meal is served with all the trimmings whilst you are entertained by live music and dancing. Later, join a storyteller around a campfire with s’mores before retiring to your hotel. (FB, RM) Hotel: Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

A Day 7 Boerne – San Antonio

Sightseeing (2 Nights) Continue further into the south Texas plains arriving in San Antonio, a city rich in history and culture, originally settled by the Spanish who built a mission here– The Alamo. On arrival, enjoy a guided tour with a Local Specialist and explore San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The missions were first established in the 17th century, with the aspiration to spread Christianity to the local indigenous peoples. Visit Mission Conception before stopping at El Mercado, a traditional and vibrant market, where you have a chance to sample typical treats. This evening, walk along the famous San Antonio River Walk, a delightful network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Board a private barge and cruise the San Antonio River canals as you learn more about San Antonio’s history. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk

A Day 8 San Antonio Sightseeing and Free Time After breakfast, visit The Alamo, site of the famous, pivotal battle in the Texas Revolution. It was here, in 1836, that the Mexican army besieged a seriously outnumbered group of settlers, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, for nearly two weeks before they were overrun. See the San Fernando Cathedral, seat of the Archbishop and one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States,

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and explore King William Historic District to see more of San Antonio’s magnificent architecture. The rest of the day is free. (FB)

A Day 9 San Antonio – Schulenburg –

Houston Sightseeing Head to Houston, the state’s largest and most diverse city, stopping in Schulenburg—home to some beautiful painted churches. Once in Houston, meet your Local Specialist for a guided tour including Minute Maid Park, home to the Houston Astros baseball team; Market Square Park, a historic square surrounded by 19th century buildings; the original courthouse and City Hall; the Theater District and the Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world. Visit the JPMorgan Chase Tower’s observation deck (subject to availability), perched on the 60th floor with great views over the city and pop into the Houston tunnel system, a network of climate-controlled walkways located 20 feet (6 metres) below ground and connecting 95 city blocks. This evening, get together with your newfound friends for a “Farewell to Texas Dinner.” (FB, FD) Hotel: JW Marriott Houston

Day 10 Depart Houston or Dallas

This morning, visit the fascinating Houston Space Center (home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center) for a behind-the-scenes look during a guided tram tour (subject to availability) and experience the drama and scale of America’s manned space program. Witness how engineers, scientists and astronauts are shaping the future of space exploration. Your Texas adventures come to an end as you arrive at either Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport or the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. (FB) Houston’s George Bush International Airport arrival will be at 4 p.m. and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport arrival will be at 8:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $107 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Adventures of the Lone Star State with Texas State Fair (Ref: DTXFD/H) Join this special departure and experience the Texas State Fair.

Day 1

This day will operate as shown on Adventures of the Lone Star State, Day 1.

Day 2

They say everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the State Fair, known as “The Big Tex.” The longest running fair in the United States, there’s something for everyone at this celebration of Lone Star State culture. From savoury eats to museums, butterfly gardens and petting zoos, with your included fair admission, there’s no limit to the fun possibilities and memories you can create. Hotel: The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth

Day 3 to Day 10

These days will operate as shown on Adventures of the Lone Star State, Days 3-10.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Majestic Alaska

A deep discovery of Alaska, this vast and intriguing state is uncovered through its national parks, like Denali and Kenai Fjords, and towns like Fairbanks, Anchorage and Seward.

Denali National Park, Alaska

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Your included sights • Visit Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Anchorage and Seward • Cruise in a paddlewheel boat in Fairbanks, and over to majestic Kenai Fjords National Park • Iconic train journey through Alaska’s wildnerness aboard the Alaska Railroad

Day 1 Arrive Fairbanks (2 Nights)

Welcome to Fairbanks. Spend the afternoon getting settled in at your hotel or do a little sightseeing on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Rivers Edge Resort

A Day 2 Fairbanks Sightseeing and Free Time Visit a workshop where local artisans carve Alaskan birch bowls, a Cultural Insight. Then, board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a recreated Athabascan village where you can meet and talk with native Alaskans. Enjoy some free time to explore Fairbanks on your own before a salmon bake Regional Meal. (FB, RM) A Day 3 Fairbanks – Denali National

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight See birch bowls being made in Fairbanks and learn about Ulu knives in Anchorage. • Local Specialist Learn about flora and fauna during a presentation in Denali. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… hiking in Denali National Park with its wild rivers and breathing in the fresh air, fragrant with wild flowers. Take in the secluded region with the glorious Mount Denali just on the horizon and view the magical valleys, with their moose, caribou, and grizzly bears among local wildlife.

Park (2 Nights) Wind your way through the scenic Tanana River Valley on your way to vistas of snowcapped Mount Denali—at 20,320 feet (6,194 metres), it is the highest peak in North America and the centrepiece of Denali National Park. Settle into your hotel and enjoy a Local Specialist presentation about the uniqueness of the Subarctic flora and fauna before delving into Denali’s lively history at a Regional Meal and show at the Denali Dinner Theater. (FB, RM) Hotel: Denali Park Village

Day 4 Denali National Park Free Time

In 1976 President Jimmy Carter designated the park as an international biosphere reserve, focusing on ecosystem conservation and prudent use of national resources. Finally, in 1980, Mt. McKinley National Park and Denali National Monument were incorporated to establish Denali National Park and Preserve. Today is yours to completely explore the park as you wish–perhaps take an optional morning rafting trip. (FB)

Day 5 Denali – Alaska Railroad –

Anchorage (2 Nights) Enjoy a morning on your own before boarding the famous Alaska Railroad for the scenic journey to Anchorage. Relax in your comfortable reclining seat in the Deluxe Dome Railcar as onboard experts discuss the spectacular landscapes of Hurricane Gulch and Indian River Canyon. After arriving in Anchorage, enjoy the evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Anchorage

A Day 6 Anchorage Sightseeing and Free Time Explore Anchorage’s historic downtown district and view the scenic shores of Cook Inlet. Stop at the Ulu Factory for a Cultural Insight, an introduction to the semicircular Ulu knife developed by the Inuit people. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you can walk along wooded paths past indigenous villages and meet with natives from different parts of the state. After some free time, join your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner and toast to your Alaskan adventure. (FB, FD) Day 7 Anchorage – Kenai Fjords

National Park – Seward Visit a wildlife rehabilitation center with a guide before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a lunch made of local, fresh ingredients whilst taking in the views of abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Then, bid farewell to those who will be joining the Glacier Discovery Cruise with Holland America. (FB, L) Hotel: Seward Windsong Lodge

Day 8 Seward – Depart Anchorage

Enjoy the morning on your own before returning to Anchorage. Stops will be made at Anchorage International Airport and the Hilton Anchorage for guests extending their stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 3:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer 8 days – 1 Country NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

YUKON

Alaska Railroad

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation. 7 full breakfasts. 1 lunch. 3 dinners. All transport shown including rail. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 12.

ANCHORAGE

2

Kenai Fjords National Park

College Fjord

Haines

Resurrection Bay 7

$2775 (per person double share)

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SEWARD 1

Glacier Bay National Park

Juneau

8 DAY GLACIER DISCOVERY Cruise Option

BRITISH COLUMBIA

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO $300 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 26 & 27.

Code: DSMA

^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $150 p.p. SAVE up to $75 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $300 Triple room discount $325 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

Ketchikan

Gulf of Alaska Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops Optional Extension

VANCOUVER

Glacier Discovery Cruise (Ref: DSMAI/Z/B)

Personal Choice Dining and Activities, entertainment, spa and fitness center.

Admire the massive glaciers of College Fjord in Prince William Sound and keep your eyes open for abundant wildlife and maybe even one of the 40-ton humpback whales. (FB, L, D)

Day 1 to Day 6 

Day 9 Scenic Cruising – Glacier Bay National Park

Day 7 Anchorage – Kenai Fjords National Park

Day 10 Haines

Watch Glacier Bay National Park's immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers. (FB, L, D)

– Seward – Glacier Discovery Alaska Cruise (7 Nights) Visit a wildlife rehabilitation center before a sightseeing cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park with lunch made of local, fresh ingredients whilst marvelling at wildlife and glaciers. Then bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America cruise ship. (FB, L, D)

Visit Haines which lie alongside the longest fjord in America. Visit galleries offering traditional Tlingit art. (FB, L, D)

Day 11 Juneau

Stroll Juneau’s picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount

Double Share 2775 2925

Single Supp. Option 1095 ■ 1095

Starts Fairbanks 15 May Mon 22 May Mon

Ends Anchorage 22 May Mon 29 May Mon

Day 12 Ketchikan

Check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. Perhaps take an optional guided tour through town or a floatplane flightseeing trip. (FB, L, D)

Day 13 Scenic Cruising – Inside Passage

Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways. (FB, L, D)

Day 14 Depart Vancouver

Sail into Vancouver Harbor this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver airport or to your hotel if you wish to extend your stay. (FB) Airport Arrival will be at 9:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

5 Jun Mon 12 Jun Mon

12 Jun Mon 19 Jun Mon

2995 2995

1095 1095

3 Jul Mon 10 Jul Mon 17 Jul Mon

10 Jul Mon 17 Jul Mon 24 Jul Mon

2995 2995 2995

1095 1095 1095

7 Aug Mon 21 Aug Mon 28 Aug Mon

14 Aug Mon 28 Aug Mon 4 Sep Mon

2995 2995 2925

1095 1095 1095

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Double Cruise Fees, Share Taxes & Tips † 3595 580 3695 580

Stateroom Verandah Stateroom Total Total Double Single Supp. Double Cruise Fees, Double Single Supp. Share Option Option Share Taxes & Tips † Share 4605 2550 5275 580 5855 3875 4705 2525 4495 580 5075 2895

Starts Fairbanks 15 May Mon 22 May Mon

Ends Vancouver 28 May Sun 4 Jun Sun

5 Jun Mon 12 Jun Mon

18 Jun Sun 25 Jun Sun

3975 4075

580 580

4555 4655

2275 2375

4395 4495

580 580

4975 5075

2725 2825

4775 5795

580 580

5355 6375

3125 4195

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3 Jul Mon 10 Jul Mon 17 Jul Mon

16 Jul Sun 23 Jul Sun 30 Jul Sun

4175 4175 4175

580 580 580

4755 4755 4755

2475 2475 2475

4625 4595 4625

580 580 580

5205 5175 5205

2950 2950 2950

5295 5995 5295

580 580 580

5875 6575 5875

3675 4425 3675

7 Aug Mon 21 Aug Mon 28 Aug Mon

20 Aug Sun

3 Sep Sun

10 Sep Sun

4075 3925 3895

580 580 580

4655 4505 4475

2375 2195 2275

4495 4350 4350

580 580 580

5075 4930 4930

2825 2675 2725

5895 5575 5025

580 580 580

6475 6155 5605

4325 3995 3450

4 Sep Mon

17 Sep Sun

3795

580

4375

2150

4225

580

4805

2625

5295

580

5875

3775

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Roberts Tramway for exhilarating views of the harbor and nearby mountains. (FB, L, D)

14 Days Land & Cruise (Ref: DSMAI/Z/B)

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Majestic Alaska

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 7,494 ft.

2 FAIRBANKS

These departures feature Holland America Line’s ms Noordam - all other departures feature Holland America’s ms Zaandam. More about your trip All prices are per person, double share.

WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip or cruise. Single and triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only. Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Canada’s Rockies

Grizzly bears, spectacular rock formations, thunderous waterfalls and the tranquil emerald waters of glacial lakes – take in the best of the Rocky Mountains on this in-depth exploration.

Lake Louise, Alberta

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • Visit Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier • Cruise along Maligne Lake • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Travel to the Guinn family ranch for a special farewell dinner. • Local Specialist Join a wildlife expert in Jasper and “Meet a Mountie” in Banff. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… getting escorted on horseback into the ranch of the Guinn family for a private BBQ. After a mouthwatering meal of Alberta beef and the trimmings, join the family for a line-dancing lesson.

Day 1 Arrive Calgary

Welcome to beautiful Canada. Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown

Day 2 Calgary – Lake Louise – Jasper National Park (2 Nights) Head north into the Canadian Rockies and stop at the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”, Lake Louise, one of the most beautiful lakes in North America with its backdrop of glistening Victoria Glacier. Continue along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving alongside snowcapped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Stay tonight in the quaint town of Jasper. (FB) Hotel: Crimson

A Day 3 Jasper Free Time and

Sightseeing Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper’s quaint streets, or if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. This afternoon, enjoy a guided walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system whilst following the canyon’s trail passed waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a Regional Meal along the water. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Specialist and naturalist. (FB, RM)

A Day 4 Jasper – Athabasca Glacier –

Banff (3 Nights) Head south and stop at the Columbia Icefield Visitor Center and step aboard an

Ice Explorer, a massive vehicle specially designed for traveling on the surface of glaciers, head for Athabasca Glacier, a massive sheet of ice 3.7 miles (1.13 metres) long and 300-980 feet (90–300 metres) thick. Learn a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment and step out onto the glacier to take in the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Next is Glacier Skywalk, a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive storytelling and adrenalinepumping excitement including a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet (280 metres) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Later, arrive in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. This evening before dinner, you have the unique opportunity to have an informal chat with a retired Local Specialist, and Canadian Mountie, dressed in the traditional red serge uniform to hear exciting and colorful stories and even pose for a few memorable photos. (FB, D) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

Day 5 Banff Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning there is time for optional flightseeing by helicopter for bird’s-eye views of the Canadian Rockies. Then, immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff during a morning sightseeing excursion around Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Spend the rest of the day as you like. Perhaps take the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for stunning views of six mountain ranges. (FB)

A Day 6 Banff Free Time

The morning is yours to do as you please in Banff, or perhaps join an optional excursion to other jewels of the Rockies–Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and see Takakkaw Falls,

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Price per Person

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Canmore

2

CALGARY 2

CALGARY STAMPEDE 9 Day Option Calgary Stampede

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER Optional Extension

VANCOUVER Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops Optional Extension

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Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels. This evening, travel to the Guinn family ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Enjoy pristine views, flowered alpine meadows and abundant wildlife during a horse drawn hayride. Back at the ranch, the aroma of a sizzling barbecue will whet your appetite as a meal of Alberta beef with all the trimmings is waiting. After dinner, enjoy a private lesson in the traditional country western style of line-dancing. (FB, BG)

Day 7 Banff – Canmore – Calgary

Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop in Canmore for a unique experience: a chance to experience the thrill and excitement of being a real Canadian hockey player. Whether you have skated before or not, played hockey on or off

the ice, this is your chance to spend time getting to know Canada’s game. Learn the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players’ dressing room where you have the opportunity to try on full hockey gear. Grab your stick and it’s off onto the ice. Find out whether you are lefty or righty and how to score the big goal. This experience will ignite your passion for hockey and give you an insider, in-depth knowledge of this AllCanadian game. Then, transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Calgary Downtown if you are extending your stay or joining the Calgary Stampede Option. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 1 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede Option (Ref: DC5A) The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar, you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures.

Day 1 to Day 6

These days will operate as shown on Canada’s Rockies itinerary Days 1-6.

Day 7 Banff – Canmore – Calgary

(2 Nights) After completing a unique hockey experience in Canmore, bid farewell to your newfound friends and transfer to your hotel in Calgary. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza with a fireworks display. (FB) Hotel: Calgary Marriott Downtown or Delta Calgary Downtown

Day 8 Calgary Stampede

Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. (FB)

Day 9 Depart Calgary

$1875 (per person double share)

Includes: 6 nights’ accommodation. 6 full breakfasts. 3 dinners (including Be My Guest). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 12.

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Ice

KAMLOOPS 1

7 days – 1 Country

ALBERTA

Jasper National Park

BESTSELLER BOOK EARLY

Canada’s Rockies

Starts Calgary 15 May Mon 22 May Mon 29 May Mon

Ends Calgary 21 May Sun 28 May Sun 4 Jun Sun

5 Jun Mon 6 Jun Tue 12 Jun Mon 13 Jun Tue 19 Jun Mon 26 Jun Mon 1 Jul Sat 2 Jul Sun 7 Jul Fri

Price per Person

Single Double Supp. Share Option

1875 1875 1925

695 695 695

11 Jun Sun 12 Jun Mon 18 Jun Sun 19 Jun Mon 25 Jun Sun 2 Jul Sun

1925 1925 1925 1975 1995 1995

695 695 695 695 695 695

9 Jul Sun 10 Jul Mon 15 Jul Sat

2625 2625 2625

1025 1025 1025

Code: DCRA

Starts Calgary 8 Jul Sat 24 Jul Mon 31 Jul Mon

Ends Calgary 16 Jul Sun 30 Jul Sun 6 Aug Sun

7 Aug Mon 14 Aug Mon 21 Aug Mon 28 Aug Mon 4 Sep Mon 5 Sep Tue 11 Sep Mon 18 Sep Mon 25 Sep Mon

Single Double Supp. Share Option

2625 1995 1995

1025 695 695

13 Aug Sun 20 Aug Sun 27 Aug Sun 3 Sep Sun

1995 1995 1995 1995

695 695 695 695

10 Sep Sun 11 Sep Mon 17 Sep Sun 24 Sep Sun 1 Oct Sun

1995 1995 1995 1995 1995

695 695 695 695 695

Calgary Stampede Special Departures (Ref: DC5A) These departures feature two nights in Calgary and entry to the Calgary Stampede.

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO $263 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 26 & 27.

WESTERN CANADA AND ALASKA

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Trip Style: Country Explorer HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 7,494 ft.

^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $131 p.p. SAVE up to $66 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $263 Triple room discount from $195 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $74 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Rocky Mountaineer Return Option (Ref: DCRS/G) On Day 7, you have the option of taking the Rocky Mountaineer Train from Banff to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver you will be transferred to Vancouver International Airport or hotel in Vancouver, if you extend your stay. SilverLeaf: From $1500 p.p. twin room, $75 single supp. GoldLeaf: From $2015 p.p. twin room, $75 single supp. Prices include all taxes and gratuities to on-board personnel Day 8 - Airport arrival will be between 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

Take a transfer to Calgary International Airport this morning. (FB)

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Trip Style: Discovery

Spectacular Canadian Rockies

This is an exhilarating experience in the Canadian Rockies taking you from the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver to the heart of the Rockies through spectacular mountain scenery.

Victoria Harbor, British Columbia

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Vancouver, Victoria and quaint Banff • Visit scenic Butchart Gardens • View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Athabasca Glacier, Mount Robson, Yoho and Banff National Parks • Scenic drive along Icefields Parkway

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Dine at a family-owned winery in Victoria. • Local Specialist Meet a wildlife expert in Jasper and a Mountie in Banff. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront

A Day 2 Vancouver – Strait of Georgia – Victoria (2 Nights) Set out for Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles, then explore Chinatown and Gastown. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria. En route, visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly-balanced vintages, aged in French oak barrels at a Be My Guest lunch on the property. Later, enjoy a tour of Victoria. (FB, BG) Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point Day 3 Victoria Sightseeing

and Free Time Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a representative who can answer any questions before exploring on your own. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day. (FB)

Day 4 Victoria – Kamloops You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… being greeted with a glass of a delicious Church & State wine, whilst making your way into a beautiful interior space of with wooden, high-beamed ceilings and windows overlooking acres of vineyards. Tasting the perfectly balanced varietals carefully crafted from grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in oak barrels.

Cruise back to the mainland for a visit to the British Columbia Wildlife Park, where you get a chance to view black bear, bison and many other species. Then relax and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds of your riverside inn before enjoying dinner followed by s’mores roasted on an open fire. (FB, D) Hotel: South Thompson Inn

Day 5 Kamloops – Mount Robson –

Jasper National Park (2 Nights) Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arriving in Jasper, the rest of the day is on your own. (FB) Hotel: The Sawridge Inn

A Day 6 Jasper National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Start the day with an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Then take a cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake. The rest of the day is yours to spend in Jasper. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel and then, learn all about the native wildlife during an interactive presentation by a Local Specialist. (FB, D) Day 7 Jasper – Athabasca Glacier

– Lake Louise – Banff National Park (2 Nights) Travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and ride out on the Athabasca Glacier ice sheet aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer. Travel on to Banff National Park and picturesque Lake Louise before you settle into your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

A Day 8 Banff Sightseeing and Free Time Learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a Local Specialist during “Meet a Mountie.” Later, immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including Surprise Corner and Bow Falls. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner to toast the end of your vacation with newfound friends. (FB, FD) Day 9 Banff – Depart Calgary

Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Calgary Downtown if you are extending your stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be 11:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Ferry

WASHINGTON

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (Ref: DSCRI/Z/B)

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Optional Rocky Mountaineer Return (Ref: DSCS/G)

Start

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Day 9: Take the Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver. Includes hotel stay in Kamploops and a transfer to airport Day 10. SilverLeaf: From $1500 p.p. double share, $75 single supp. GoldLeaf: From $2015 p.p. double share, $75 single supp. Price includes all taxes and gratuities to onboard personnel. Day 10 - Airport arrival will be between 6:30 pm and 8 pm, please be aware when booking your flights.

by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view. (FB, L, D)

Day 4 Cruise Tracy Arm and Juneau

collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided tour through town or a harbor cruise. (FB, L, D)

Day 8 Cruise the Inside Passage

Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains and bathed in the blue hue of the ice. Arrive in Juneau, where you can shop downtown, kayak, dogsled, raft or flightsee. (FB, L, D)

Day 5 Cruise to Skagway, Alaska

Day 9 Arrive Vancouver

Day 2 Vancouver – Inside Passage Cruise

Step into the town’s colorful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (FB, L, D)

All meals included onboard with Personal Choice Dining, Personal Choice Activities, entertainment, spa and fitness center Welcome to Vancouver, the entire day is yours to enjoy Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourside

(7 Nights) Enjoy the day on your own until you are transferred to Canada Place where your cruise begins with the Inside Passage. (FB, D)

Day 6 Cruise Glacier Bay, Alaska

Day 3 Cruise the Inside Passage

Day 7 Ketchikan, Alaska

With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only

Code: DSCR

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $126 p.p. SAVE up to $63 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $240 Triple room discount $225 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA

VANCOUVER

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP TO

CALGARY

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER Optional Extension

2 VICTORIA

Banff National Park

BANFF 2 1

$2395 (per person double share)

Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation. 8 full breakfasts. 1 Be My Guest lunch. 3 dinners. All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 12.

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Icefields Parkway

ALASKA CRUISE 8 Day Optional Extension

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Skagway

From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. (FB, L, D)

Cruise the Inside Passage Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver. (FB, L, D) Sail into Vancouver Harbor this morning. After disembarking, transfer to the hotel and join your trip on Day 1 for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (FB)

Day 10 to Day 17

These days will operate as shown on Spectacular Canadian Rockies Days 2-9.

While ashore, check out the world’s largest

9 Days Land Only

17 Days Land & Cruise (Ref: DSCRI/Z/B)

Starts Vancouver 13 May Sat 27 May Sat

Ends Calgary 21 May Sun 4 Jun Sun

Double Share 2395 2395

Single Supp. Option 795 795

3 Jun Sat 10 Jun Sat 24 Jun Sat

11 Jun Sun 18 Jun Sun 2 Jul Sun

2425 2495 2495

795 795 795

8 Jul Sat 22 Jul Sat

16 Jul Sun 30 Jul Sun

2525 2525

795 795

5 Aug Sat 12 Aug Sat

13 Aug Sun 20 Aug Sun

2525 2525

795 795

9 Sep Sat 16 Sep Sat

17 Sep Sun 24 Sep Sun

2525 2525

795 795

Inside Stateroom Ocean-view Total Double Single Supp. Double Cruise Fees, Share Option Share Taxes & Tips † 3840 1895 3750 545 3995 2325 3895 545 4095 2375 3975 545

WI-FI: see page 118 for details.

Verandah Stateroom Total Double Single Supp. Share Option 4540 2650 4770 2875 4795 2875

Ends Calgary 21 May Sun 4 Jun Sun 11 Jun Sun

Double Cruise Fees, Share Taxes & Tips † 3295 545 3450 545 3550 545

2 Jun Fri 16 Jun Fri 30 Jun Fri

18 Jun Sun 2 Jul Sun 16 Jul Sun

3695 3695 3750

545 545 545

4240 4240 4295

2475 2850 2475

4150 4150 4175

545 545 545

4695 4695 4720

2695 2695 2695

4525 4725 4750

545 545 545

5070 5270 5295

3075 3295 3295

14 Jul Fri 28 Jul Fri

30 Jul Sun 13 Aug Sun

3850 3850

545 545

4395 4395

2595 2595

4275 4275

545 545

4820 4820

2795 2795

4750 4750

545 545

5295 5295

3295 3295

4 Aug Fri

20 Aug Sun

3850

545

4395

2595

4275

545

4820

2795

4750

545

5295

3295

1 Sep Fri 8 Sep Fri

17 Sep Sun 24 Sep Sun

3525 3525

545 545

4070 4070

2250 2250

3975 3975

545 545

4520 4520

2475 2475

4450 4450

545 545

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Stateroom Total Double Single Supp. Share Option 4295 2375 4440 2525 4520 2675

Starts Vancouver 5 May Fri 19 May Fri 26 May Fri

Double Cruise Fees, Share Taxes & Tips † 3995 545 4225 545 4250 545

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $95 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Single and Triple Cruise Staterooms: On a request basis only. Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on cruise and train.

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Trip Style: Hidden Journey

Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park

From Glacier National Park to Lake Louise and legendary Banff—this in-depth trip reveals the natural beauty, secluded places and secret stories of the Canadian Rockies.

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The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Day 1 Arrive Calgary

Welcome to Calgary. Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown

A Day 2 Calgary – Fort MacLeod – Your included sights • City tour in Calgary • Visit Waterton Lakes, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and the Glacier Skywalk over the Sunwapta Valley • Cruise upon Waterton and Maligne Lake • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway and Red Jammers excursion along the Going-to-theSun Highway

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Enjoy a Farewell Dinner barbecue with line dancing on a Banff Ranch. • Authentic Accommodations Stay at Deer Lake Lodge and The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. • Local Specialist Learning about the North West Mounted Police, hearing about buffalo hunting and at a wildlife interactive presentation in Jasper. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… dining on local Alberta beef with all the trimmings in a cozy, country setting, deep in the hills of Banff. Listening to stories of the family’s heritage in the Banff ranch home, where they have lived for 70 years.

Waterton Lakes National Park Start the morning with a tour of Calgary then head toward Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park. En route, stop at Fort MacLeod for a visit to the Fort Museum where you’ll meet a Local Specialist and learn about the history of the North West Mounted Police. Next, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. where you’ll meet a native Local Specialist who describes the way of life at the very place where hunters drove buffalo over the cliff. Continue on to Waterton Lakes National Park, where you enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer aboard a delightful lake cruise. (FB, D) Hotel: Waterton Lakes Lodge

Day 3 Waterton Lakes National Park –

Glacier National Park This morning, cross the International Border into Montana’s Glacier National Park, both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. As you enter Glacier National Park and the stunning Going-to-the-Sun Road, step aboard your private restored 1930s-vintage red touring “jammer” and set out along this 50-mile long engineering marvel, skirting the shores of St. Mary’s Lake, crossing the Continental Divide and onto Lake McDonald to your overnight accommodation, superbly located right inside the park, along the lakeshore. (FB, D) Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge

A Day 4 Glacier National Park – Lake Louise (2 Nights) Continue your journey through Glacier National Park before heading north back into

Canada and the forested area of the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Pass through Fairmont and Radium Hot Springs, through the sheer red walls of Sinclair Canyon and scenic Kootenay National Park. Enter Banff National Park and arrive at your home for the next two nights, Lake Louise, the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”. (FB, D) Hotel: Deer Lake Lodge Authentic Accommodation

Day 5 Lake Louise Sightseeing and

Free Time Start the morning with a talk by your Travel Director along Lakeshore Trail, taking in the magnificent scenery of snow-covered peaks, including Mount Victoria at the end of the Lake. Then head out to Moraine Lake, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most photographed sites in all of Canada; discover why as you are taken on a guided stroll along the shoreline and enjoy the best views from Rock Pile. Back at Lake Louise, the afternoon is free. (FB)

Day 6 Lake Louise – Athabasca Glacier – Jasper (2 Nights) Set out for a drive along the Icefields Parkway with jaw-dropping views. Stop at Athabasca Glacier on the Columbia Icefield and take a memorable ride across the glacier’s surface on a specially designed Ice Explorer. Next, step on to Glacier Skywalk, the newest attraction in the Rockies, a thrilling glassfloored walkway, a full 920 feet (280 metres) above the Sunwapta Valley. Continue to your home for the next two nights, in the heart of Jasper National Park. (FB) Hotel: Crimson

A Day 7 Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time The morning is yours to spend as you like. This afternoon, take part in an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system. Then head to Maligne Lake for an interpretive lake cruise to Spirit Island, the heart and soul of Jasper

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National Park. Back ashore, enjoy dinner and learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife during an interactive after-dinner presentation by a Local Specialist. (FB, RM)

A Day 8 Jasper – Icefields Parkway –

Banff National Park (2 Nights) Wind your way down the Icefields Parkway and stop at the thundering Athabasca Falls. Continuing on toward Banff, enjoy another peak experience as you step out at Bow Summit, the highest point on the Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the turquoise hue of glacier-fed Peyto Lake below. Arrive in the welcoming community of Banff. (FB, D) Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs, Stanley Thompson Wing Authentic Accommodation

A Day 9 Banff Sightseeing and

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rock formations known as the hoodoos. After some free time, you’ll be greeted by your hosts for the evening, the Guinn family, who welcome you to their ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Hop-on a horse drawn hayride and set out on a scenic trail surrounding the ranch. Afterward, the aroma of a sizzling barbecue will whet your appetite as a delicious meal of Alberta beef is being prepared. After dinner, enjoy a private lesson in the traditional country western style of line dancing. (FB, BG)

Day 10 Banff – Depart Calgary

This morning, descend from the Canadian Rockies and arrive in Calgary. A transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Delta Calgary Downtown for guests extending their stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 1 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures.

Day 1 to Day 9

These days will operate as shown on the Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park itinerary, Days 1-9.

Day 10 Banff – Calgary (2 Nights)

This morning descend from the Canadian Rockies. Check in to your hotel before joining your fellow traveling companions for the Chuck Wagon Races. (FB) Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend

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the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza with a fireworks display. (FB)

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Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede Option: (Ref: DR5P) This departure features two nights in Calgary at the Delta Calgary Downtown with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $440 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 26 & 27.

^ For your chance to save, book by: 12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $220 p.p. SAVE up to $110 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $363 Triple room discount from $375 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $107 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Hidden Journey: itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Deer Lake Lodge, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada The lodge is a testament to a bygone era, built in 1923 as a teahouse, it officially opened as a hotel in 1925. Your Authentic Accomodation has been completely restored and renovated and is beloved by international and local guests for its unique rustic mountain charm and dazzling views. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada Located in the heart of Banff National Park, this world famous Authentic Accomodation stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”, has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years.

Day 12 Depart Calgary

This morning, a transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or you may choose to extend your stay at the Delta Calgary Downtown hotel. (FB) KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Trip Style: Discovery

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

The glaciers, National Parks and laid-back cities of Western Canada are just some of the highlights on this adventure into places like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff.

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Your included sights City tour in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and Banff Visit the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks and Chase Cruise across Maligne Lake View Lake Louise, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks and a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations • Scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway and Icefields Parkway

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Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Enjoy a hosted dinner at a family-owned and operated ranch in Kananaskis Valley. • Local Specialist For included sightseeing at the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, with a First Nations ambassador, learning about fur trapping and trading, meeting a Mountie and with dinner in Jasper. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… spotting buffalo and other wildlife and enjoying a meal of delicious Alberta beef with the trimmings on the Guinn Family’s ranch, followed by hopping on an authentic wagon.

Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront

Day 2 Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

Set out for Stanley Park and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island. Visit a family-owned winery and enjoy a taste of their delicious wines. Later, arrive in quaint Victoria. (FB) Hotel: Marriott Inner Harbour

Day 3 Victoria Sightseeing and Free Time Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a representative who can answer questions and then spend some time exploring. Back in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour. This evening, dinner is up to you with a selection of restaurants for your choice dining. (FB, YC)

Day 4 Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights) Set out for Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals. Return to the mainland by ferry and drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and ride all the way to Summit Lodge, enjoying sweeping views. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

A Day 5 Whistler Sightseeing and

Free Time

Start the morning with a guided walking tour led by a Local Specialist. Learn about the history of the resort during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Next, step into a fascinating world where ancient ways meet modern life at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center. Your Local Specialist, an authentic First Nations ambassador, will greet you with a warm welcome in traditional song. This afternoon is free. (FB)

A Day 6 Whistler – Historic Ranching Country – Sun Peaks

Leaving Whistler, continue toward the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks and enjoy an interpretive walk before your Regional Meal dinner. After, a Local Specialist will regale you

with tales of voyageurs and the fur trapping industry. (FB, RM) Hotel: Sun Peaks Grand

A Day 7 Sun Peaks – Rocky Mountain National Park – Banff (2 Nights)

Sample the best of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel through Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, cross the Columbia River and Yoho National Park. Arrive at your mountain resort in Banff National Park for a relaxing stay. Enjoy drinks and a Local Specialist presentation where you will learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a real life “Mountie.” (FB) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

A Day 8 Banff Sightseeing and Free Time Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including Surprise Corner, Bow Falls and hoodoo rock formations. Enjoy a free afternoon before setting off for Boundary Ranch where your hosts welcome you for a scenic Be My Guest experience and dinner. (FB, BG)

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Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Enjoy a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield where you climb aboard an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at your hotel in the heart of Jasper National Park. Join your fellow travelers for a “Farewell to the Rockies” Dinner. After dinner, enjoy a presentation about the area’s history and wildlife with a Local Specialist. (FB, FD) Hotel: The Sawridge Inn

Day 10 Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Then, embark on a narrated cruise across Maligne Lake. Stop at Spirit Island before returning to Jasper where the rest of the day is free. (FB)

Day 11 Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase

Head west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies’ tallest peak. At your hotel, stroll the grounds and view a traditional kekui built by the First Nations people. (FB) Hotel: Quaaout Lodge and Spa

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Day 1 to Day 12

These days will operate as shown on the Iconic Rockies and Western Canada itinerary, Days 1-12.

Day 13 Vancouver – Cruise (7 Nights)

Free time until you are transferred to Canada Place where your cruise begins. (FB, D)

BOOK & PAY EARLY

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $208 p.p. SAVE up to $104 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $328 Triple room discount from $275 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view. (FB, L, D)

Day 15 Cruise Tracy Arm and Juneau

The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains. Arrive in Juneau where you can, shop, kayak, dogsled, raft, or flightsee. (FB, L, D)

Day 16 Skagway

Step into the town’s colorful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (FB, L, D)

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From the comfort of your ship, enjoy the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park (FB, L, D)

Day 18 Ketchikan

Check out the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles or take an optional guided tour through town. (FB, L, D)

Day 19 Cruise the Inside Passage

Relax as you cruise back to Vancouver. (FB, L, D)

Day 20 Depart Vancouver

Sail into Vancouver Harbor this morning. (FB) Airport arrival will be at approximately 9:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

20 Days Land & Cruise (Ref: DICRI/Z/B) Starts Vancouver 17 Apr Mon

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Stateroom Verandah Stateroom Total Total Double Single Supp. Double Cruise Fees, Double Single Supp. Share Option Option Share Taxes & Tips † Share 4940 2375 4675 545 5220 2675

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p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 26 & 27.

Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to Canada Place if you are extending your trip with the optional Alaska Inside Passage cruise. (FB)

Optional Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (Ref: DIRWI/Z/B)

Includes: 12 nights’ accommodation. 12 full breakfasts. 5 dinners (including Be My Guest). All transport shown (including ferry). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 12.

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Day 13 Depart Vancouver

Return back to Vancouver and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. This evening, enjoy dinner with your newfound friends. (FB, D) Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfont

$3275 (per person double share)

Day 11: Take the Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver. Includes hotel stay in Kamloops and an airport transfer on Day 13. Silverleaf: From $1394 p.p. double share, $26 single supp. Goldleaf: From $1895 p.p. double share, $26 single supp Price includes all taxes and gratuities to on-board personnel

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† Cruise Fees, Taxes and Tips: The compulsory charges are levied by the cruise line and are comprised of a Non-Commissionable Fare, Hotel Service Charges (cruise tips), Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses. See Terms and Conditions for details. More about your trip All prices are per person, double share.

WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $135 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Single and Triple cruise staterooms are on a request basis only. Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on cruise and train.

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Trip Style: Cruise Rail and Combos

Contrasts of Canada

An epic exploration, east meets west on this grand trip across Canada, taking you coast to coast on VIA Rail’s renowned train, The Canadian. history of the resort and its significance to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Next, step into a fascinating world where ancient ways meet modern life at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center. Your Local Specialist, a First Nations ambassador, will greet you with a warm welcome in traditional song. The afternoon is at leisure in Whistler. (FB)

A Day 6 Whistler – Sun Peaks

Leaving Whistler, head through Cache Creek, offering some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Canada. Continue past historic Kamloops, toward the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks. Enjoy an interpretive walk before your Regional Meal dinner where a Local Specialist will join you to give a true insider’s perspective on the fur trapping and trading industry of the region. (FB, RM) Hotel: Sun Peaks Grand

A Day 7 Sun Peaks – Rocky Mountain

VIA Rail Train

The Trafalgar difference

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Your included sights • City tour in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and Banff • Visit the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks and Niagara Falls • View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks • Scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway • Iconic train journey aboard VIA Rail’s “The Canadian” train

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Enjoy a hosted dinner on a family-owned ranch in Kananaskis Valley. • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Whistler, with a First Nations ambassador at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center and in Sun Peaks, Banff and Jasper. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… playing horseshoes with your travel companions and listening to music performed by the Guinn Family, whilst relaxing beneath the stars after a meal of great BBQ whipped together on the family ranch.

Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver. Check in to your hotel and get settled or head out to explore. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront

Day 2 Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

Set out for Stanley Park to see its towering totem poles and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island. Visit a family-owned winery for a taste of their delectable wines. Later, arrive at your hotel in quaint Victoria. (FB) Hotel: Marriott Inner Harbour

Day 3 Victoria Sightseeing and

National Park – Banff (2 Nights) Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, crossing the Columbia River and Yoho National Park. Cross the Continental Divide, enter Banff National Park and arrive at your quintessential mountain resort for a relaxing two night stay. Enjoy drinks and a presentation with a Local Specialist where you will learn all about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a real life “Mountie.” (FB) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

A Day 8 Banff Sightseeing and Free Time Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. The afternoon is free. In the evening, join your traveling companions for a visit to a ranch in the scenic Kananaskis Valley as your hosts greet you for a memorable Be My Guest experience and dinner. (FB, BG)

Free Time Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a representative who can answer any questions you may have before spending some time exploring on your own. Back in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour and enjoy the rest of the day as you wish. This evening, dinner is up to you with a selection of restaurants for a your choice dining experience. (FB, YC)

A Day 9 Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper

Day 4 Victoria – Sea-to-Sky Highway – Whistler (2 Nights) Set out for Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals. Return to the mainland by ferry and drive along the scenic Seato-Sky Highway. Board the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and ride all the way to Summit Lodge whilst enjoying sweeping views. Later this afternoon, arrive in Whistler. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

Day 10 Jasper Sightseeing – VIA Rail’s

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Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Enjoy a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield where you board an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at your hotel in the heart of Jasper National Park. Join a Local Specialist and your newfound friends for a “Farewell to the Rockies” Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: The Sawridge Inn

The Canadian (3 Nights) Enjoy an interpretive walk on the trails of Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Embark on a narrated cruise across the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake. Stop at Spirit Island, before returning to Jasper. Later this afternoon, bid farewell to your Travel Director and fellow travelers as you board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for your independent transcontinental journey across Canada, from Jasper to Toronto. Take in the legendary scenery, one of the

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Canadian Enjoy the full experience of traveling aboard VIA Rail’s flagship: delicious meals are prepared fresh by local chefs and served in the elegant, fully renovated dining cars. Enjoy wine tastings and interactive presentations on the history, geography and culture of the regions you travel through. From time-to-time, musicians play on board, providing a soundtrack for the journey. As you travel across the continent, take in the sweeping landscapes from the comfort of your private compartment or from the Bullet Lounge, Mural Lounge or the scenic glass dome Skyline and Park cars, where you can unwind with a coffee or make new friends. (FB, L, D/FB, L, D)

Day 13 Arrive Toronto (2 Nights)

Arrive in Toronto, Canada’s most cosmopolitan city located on the shore of Lake Ontario. On arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant city. Time permitting, start exploring Toronto with your complimentary “hop-on, hop-off” city sightseeing tour. Note: Your scheduled arrival at Toronto Union Station is 9:30 a.m., but local rail traffic conditions may result in service disruptions and delays. Should you arrive too late to enjoy your complimentary “hop-on, hop-off” city sightseeing tour, we will replace it with with another ticket valid before your departure time. We therefore recommend a later flight on Day 15 to avoid any disappointment. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

Day 14 Niagara Peninsula Excursion

Today, venture to the Niagara Peninsula for a full day sightseeing tour. Take in the picturesque countryside of the Niagara Peninsula and stop at one of the local

wineries where you can sample selections of some of Ontario’s finest wines. Continue along the Niagara Parkway to Niagara Falls with photo opportunities at the famed Floral Clock. Board the Hornblower for an exhilarating boat ride to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time around the falls before heading back toward Niagara-on-the-Lake, stopping along the way for photo opportunities at the observation deck. Once in historic Niagaraon-the-Lake, you will have time to stroll through the charming streets, soaking up the history and heritage of one of Canada’s most famous landmarks. The rest of the day is free. (FB)

Day 15 Depart Toronto

Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to Toronto Pearson International Airport. (FB)

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most renowned long-distance journeys in the world. Get settled in and relax in your Sleeper Plus or Prestige Sleeper Class (optional upgrade) compartment. (FB, D) Hotel: VIA Rail The Canadian, Sleeper Plus Class

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $151 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Why not extend your vacation in Eastern Canada? This program can be combined on select dates with our popular “Best of Eastern Canada” trip for a complete journey including the popular sights of Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal.

VIA Rail Prestige Class Upgrade: Enjoy a larger window, turndown service, stocked mini-bar, private bathroom and shower for your VIA Rail trip. From $1150 per person double share and from $1150 single supp. No triples available.

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Best of Eastern Canada

The perfect introduction to Eastern Canada’s highlights, the scenic splendor of Niagara Falls meets the urban favorites of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Your included sights • Orientation of Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa • Visit Niagara Falls, Montreal, Parc Omega Safari Park and Quebec City

Your Insider Experiences • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Quebec City and Montreal. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… delving beyond the iconic attractions of Quebec City and Montreal to see the cities like a local. We introduce you to residents we know who share personal stories of everyday life and introduce you to their favorite places. It’s tasting unique ‘ice wine’ in the 200 year old log barn of a winery on the Niagara Peninsula. Discovering how the grapes are frozen on the vine, before heading to the stone Carriage House for a private dinner of delicious authentic dishes paired with estate wines.

Day 1 Arrive Toronto

Welcome to Toronto. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

Day 2 Toronto Sightseeing – Niagara Falls (2 Nights) Start the day with an orientation tour of cosmopolitan Toronto, viewing sprawling Queens Park; the lively entertainment district, stately University Avenue and the Provincial Parliament Buildings. Embark on a trip to the top of the iconic CN Tower. Travel to Niagara Falls for an evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview Day 3 Niagara Falls Sightseeing

Enjoy a panoramic view of the thundering cascades at Niagara Falls before an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. This evening, enjoya Regional Meal at a familyowned and operated winery. Enjoy an exclusive tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a specialty of the region, made from grapes that have been frozen whilst still on the vine. Sample some of Niagara’s regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients alongside stunning views of the vineyard. (FB, RM)

Day 4 Niagara Falls – Kingston – Ottawa

(2 Nights) Travel along the shore of Lake Ontario for an orientation tour of Canada’s first capital, Kingston. See the beautiful historic buildings, churches and picturesque neighborhoods. Continue through rolling farmlands, following rivers and lakes to the current capital before arriving at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill

Day 5 Ottawa Sightseeing

and Free Time Embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament

Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, D)

Day 6 Ottawa – Parc Omega – Quebec

City (2 Nights) This morning, travel to Parc Omega, a safari park with lakes, meadows, forests and rocky hills and is home to various wildlife including moose, bears, raccoons, and wolves. Later, find yourself within the fortified walls of Old Quebec City with its artisanal bakeries and lively cafés offering a taste of Paris in the New World. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Quebec

A Day 7 Quebec City Sightseeing

and Free Time Join your Local Specialist on an exploration of the city, walking the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle between the British and the French. Enjoy the afternoon on your own. Tonight, toast your Eastern Canada adventure at a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your vacation. (FB, FD)

A Day 8 Quebec City – Montreal

Travel to Montreal, the largest Frenchspeaking city outside of France. Stop at Mount Royal (the hill that gave its name to the city) for panoramic views over one of the loveliest cities in North America. Here, your Local Specialist introduces you to the historic sites of the city, including spectacular Notre Dame Basilica, the colorful Old Port area and the modern downtown. (FB) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton

Day 9 Montreal – Depart Toronto

Bid au revoir to your newfound friends as you are transferred to Montreal or Toronto International Airport. (FB) For guests departing Toronto, airport arrival will be at 2 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Day 8 Quebec City – Montreal – Canadian Maritimes Cruise Travel to Montreal and see the famous sights before bidding farewell to your Travel Director and boarding your Holland America ship to set sail on an unforgettable cruise discovering natural beauty and maritime treasures. (FB, D) Day 9 Quebec City

Choose to take the funicular or the “neckbreaking steps” down to the Lower Town where you’ll see Notre Dame des Victoires, the Petit Champlain district, the port, and Musée de la Civilisation. (FB, L, D)

Day 10 Gulf of Saint Lawrence

The Gulf of Saint Lawrence fringes the shores of half the provinces of Canada. The Gulf is defined by stunning coast line and beautiful islands, including Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. (FB, L, D)

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Edward Island Call in at Charlottetown where red doubledecker buses motor along streets lined with Victorian houses. (FB, L, D)

Day 12 Sydney, Nova Scotia

Cruise on passed the Highlands of Nova Scotia to the port of Sydney. Lighthouses stand sentinel on cliffside ledges; tiny villages huddle in rocky inlets and lobsters make it from the ocean to your plate in record time. (FB, L, D)

Day 13 Halifax, Nova Scotia

In Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel defend the city and await your inspection. (FB, L, D)

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Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town. (FB, L, D)

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Disembark the ship in Boston today. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 9:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

Scenic Baddeck, vibrant Halifax and cultural Charlottetown are just three of the highlights on this trip, which showcases the traditions, people and landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes.

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Your included sights • City tour in Halifax, Charlottetown and Lunenburg • Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Prince Edward Island, Green Gables House, Hopewell Rocks and Peggy’s Cove • Cruise on Bras d’Or Lake and Shediac Bay • Scenic drive along The Cabot Trail

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Discover one of the oldest breweries in Canada. • Authentic Accommodations Stay at The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites and at the Rodd Charlottetown. • Local Specialist For sightseeing in Halifax, Shediac Bay, Hopewell Rocks, Lunenburg and on Prince Edward Island. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… learning the traditions and skill behind the fine art of lobstering with a local fisherman, who reveals the techniques passed down through generations, before a delicious meal of freshly caught lobster.

A Day 1 Arrive Halifax (2 Nights)

Welcome to the vibrant city of Halifax. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich maritime history or take some time to relax. Gather at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites Authentic Accommodation

A Day 2 Halifax Sightseeing

Start the day with a guided visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and acquaint yourself with Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage. Next, join your Local Specialist for an exploration of this sparkling port city. Travel to the local cemetery, where many of the Titanic victims were laid to rest before a visit to the Victorian-era inspired Halifax Public Gardens and the bustling harbourfront. End at the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. The rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests until the evening when you visit one of the oldest breweries in Canada, located in a massive ironstone and granite building for a Cultural Insight. Animators in period costume and character bring 1863 Halifax to life in song and story as they lead you through Alexander Keith’s beautifully detailed brew house and taproom, followed by a Regional Meal of traditional Maritimes pub fare and the best brews. (FB, RM)

Day 3 Halifax – Baddeck (3 Nights)

Head north to Truro and the Milbrook Cultural and Heritage Center where you visit the Glooscap Heritage Center and Mi’kmaq Museum celebrating the area’s heritage and legends. Learn about the rich history of the Mi’kmaq people as a native guides you through their trials, tribulations and triumphs. Drive over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island, an island which changed colonial hands several times in the past,

thus retaining a unique blend of Acadian and Gaelic culture and traditions. Arrive in the quaint village of Baddeck. This evening, enjoy a dinner followed by entertainment. (FB, D) Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge

Day 4 Baddeck Sightseeing and Free Time Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, where the inventor of the telephone chose to build his grand Canadian estate. Step aboard a small yacht for a scenic cruise on Bras d’Or Lake (weather permitting). Observe local wildlife and admire the beautiful shoreline. Visit the Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language and Celtic arts and culture. (FB) Day 5 Cape Breton Highlands and

the Cabot Trail Get a taste of true natural beauty as you travel along breathtaking Cape Breton and the world-renowned Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic drives. Keep an eye out for moose and bald eagle as you travel passed majestic cliffs and canyons in search of whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. A little later, enjoy a light lunch, with scenic views, on the way back to Baddeck. (FB, L)

A Day 6 Baddeck – Wood Islands Ferry – Charlottetown (2 Nights) Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before crossing the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and arriving in picturesque Charlottetown. Then, enjoy a Regional Meal featuring local cuisine and genuine Prince Edward hospitality. (FB, RM) Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown Authentic Accommodation

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A Day 7 Charlottetown Sightseeing

and Free Time Join a Local Specialist today for an insider’s tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island’s legislature meeting place since 1847, and a National Historic Site. In Cavendish, visit Green Gables House and its museums and sites. This is the gabled house that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s beloved children’s classic, Anne of Green Gables. Later, return to Charlottetown and enjoy the evening on your own. (FB)

A Day 8 Charlottetown – Shediac Bay – Hopewell Rocks – Saint John Cross back over the Northumberland Strait via the Confederation Bridge, an eight-mile-long engineering wonder. Once in New Brunswick, head onto the waters of Shediac Bay where you meet your Local Specialist, an expert on all things lobstering. Enjoy a delicious Regional Meal lunch of lobster served local style on board the boat (weather permitting). Then, get out your Guinness Book of World Records as you join another Local Specialist to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world’s highest tides. Arrive in Saint John this evening. (FB, RM) Hotel: Delta Saint John

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surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. The inhabitants have managed to safeguard the city’s identity for centuries by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses, some that date back to the 18th century. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic where you have time to browse through the interactive exhibits, aquarium and explore the decks and passageways of real ships. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own before a Farewell Dinner this evening at the hotel. (FB, FD)

Day 11 Lunenburg – Peggy’s Cove –

Depart Halifax This morning, breathe in the fresh ocean air at Peggy’s Cove on St. Margaret’s Bay, delighting painters and photographers alike. Depart for Halifax and the Stanfield International Airport where your trip comes to an end or choose to extend your stay in Halifax. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 12 p.m, please be aware when booking your flights.

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The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, Halifax, Canada Originally built in 1928, this Authentic Accommodation is a legendary landmark in downtown Halifax and the city’s most historic hotel. The hotel’s elegance, charm and Maritime hospitality attracts guests from around the world, including royalty, politicians and celebrities. Rodd Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Canada From the moment you step into the grand lobby of this Authentic Accommodation with its marble floors and barrel vaulted ceilings, you will be surrounded by the historic elegance that sets this hotel in a class apart from all other hotels on the island. Built in 1931, Rodd Charlottetown features the elegance and attention to detail synonymous with the most luxurious hotels of that era.

Day 9 Saint John – Digby – Lunenburg

(2 Nights) Board a ferry for the crossing of the Bay of Fundy and arrive in Digby. Continue on to Annapolis Royal, a beautiful community nestled in the Annapolis Valley, originally inhabited by a strong Mi’kmaq community that in 1605 became home to some of North America’s earliest European settlers. Head for the southern coast of Nova Scotia and arrive in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (FB) Hotel: Atlantica and Marina Oak Island

#TrafalgarCares Gaelic College You’ll discover the Gaelic education programmes at a local college, and learn how they help promote traditional Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia.

A Day 10 Lunenburg Sightseeing

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Treasures of the Yucatán

Mexico’s Mayan history and colonial cities are uncovered on this trip to its most famous and important Yucatán sites, like Chichén Itzá, Ek Balam, Uxmal, Valladolid, Mérida and Campeche.

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Your included sights • City tour in Merida and Valladolid • Visit Ek Balam, the colonial jewel of Izamal, Campeche, Edzná, Cancun and the Mayan Ruins of Uxmal and Chichén Itzá • Cruise the lagoons and canals of Celestún

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Enjoy tasting traditional Maya dishes at Chaya Maya Mansion. • Authentic Accommodation Stay at Hacienda Uxmal Plantation and Museum. • Cultural Insight Learning about the production and uses of henequen at Sotuta de Peón. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… using the private entrance to the most visited site in Mexico, Chichen Izta. Here, admire the ornate and incredible sculpting created in pre-Colombian times, a feat of astonishing architectural talent and beauty.

Day 1 Arrive Cancun

Bienvenidos a Mexico, where your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a private transfer to the hotel. Gather at 7 p.m. to meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente

Day 2 Cancun – Ek Balam – Valladolid – Izamal – Merida (2 Nights) Begin your exploration of the Yucatan Peninsula with a visit to the great Maya acropolis at Ek Balam. The ruins here provide a window into the Mayan soul, with elaborate statues and grand architecture surrounded by exuberant vegetation. Then it’s on to Valladolid, the Yucatan’s first capital, for lunch at a local restaurant and a stroll around its convivial central square. Next, visit the colonial jewel of Izamal with its yellow buildings glowing in the tropical sun. Visit the Franciscan Monastery before ending your day in “The White City” of Merida, one of Mexico’s loveliest colonial cities. (FB, L) Hotel: Presidente InterContinental Merida

A Day 3 Celestun Excursion

Visit Celestun UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where you’ll travel by small boats through the lagoons and canals into protected wetlands to spot the local colony of pink flamingos. Relax during lunch under the palm-thatched roof of a local beach restaurant and enjoy some free time. This evening, gather for a Be My Guest experience hosted by Chef Don Miguel in the Chaya Maya Mansion kitchen. Upon arrival, you are greeted and served a welcome cocktail symbolic of the region, the “Mayita”, or Margarita de Chaya. Learn about the dishes that you’ll be making and sampling today, including the traditional processes with a modern twist used in their preparation. (FB, L, BG)

Day 4 Mérida – Campeche

Immerse yourself in the history and passion of colonial Mexico in Mérida today. View the Paseo de Montejo lined with beautiful Spanish mansions. Visit the Mérida Museum. See the glories of the city as you venture around the Central Plaza, the ornate Casa Montejo, the massive Cathedral and the Palacio del Gobierno with its remarkable collection of murals. Continue on to Campeche. Stroll from the magnificent Puerta de Tierra—the main entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Campeche’s fortified old city—to the Puerta del Mar, which opens up to the Gulf of Mexico. The evening is yours to enjoy one of the many delicious local restaurants on your own. (FB) Hotel: Plaza Campeche

A Day 5 Campeche – Edzná – Uxmal

Travel to La Ruta Puuc for a further taste of Maya history and culture. Inhabited as early as 400 BC, the abandoned city of Edzná now reveals its secrets to modernday visitors. Your Travel Director’s intimate knowledge of its fascinating history brings the ruins to life. A special treat awaits you at a Regional Meal: Yucatecan specialties of pollo and cochinita pibil (chicken and pork wrapped in banana leaves and smoked underground). End the day at your historic hotel. (FB, RM) Hotel: Hacienda Uxmal Plantation and Museum Authentic Accommodation

A Day 6 Uxmal – Sotuta de Peón – Chichén Itzá Few sites reflect the glories of Maya architecture better than the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal. From the Governor’s Palace to the majestic Pyramid of the Magician, you’ll be guided through one of the best-preserved ceremonial centres of any Maya city. At the living history museum of Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, step back in time

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to the age of the haciendas. Learn about the Cultural Insight of henequen (sisal fibre), the green gold of the Yucatán during the colonial era. Visit the main house and the still-active processing plant. Then ride a picturesque mule-drawn rail cart out to one of the cenotes (natural wells) that dot the Yucatán countryside. Later this afternoon, travel to your hotel, ideally situated next to Chichén Itzá, the most famous Maya archaeological site. Enjoy the evening on your own to relax on the shaded terrace or cool off in one of the pools. (FB, L) Hotel: Mayaland

flanked by the Temple of the Warriors and the great Ball Court, the largest of its kind in Central America. This afternoon, return to Cancun to enjoy some free time by one of the hotel’s pools or at the beach. Tonight, celebrate your Yucatán adventure at a lively Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente

Day 7 Chichén Itzá Sightseeing –

Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health who can take such variations in stride.

Cancun Rise early and be the first visitors as you take advantage of your hotel’s own private entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichén Itzá. Under the expert guidance of your Travel Director, explore the imposing El Castillo (The Castle),

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Bid adiós to your newfound amigos as you transfer to Cancun International Airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay in Cancun. (FB)

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $80 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Hacienda Uxmal Plantation and Museum, Uxmal, Mexico Steeped in history, this Authentic Accommodation is the oldest hotel in the area and has attracted world leaders and royalty ever since its inauguration 50 years ago. Past guests include Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of Great Britain, Henry Kissinger and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The hand-painted tile, masonry sculpted by artists, and generous use of the regional hardwoods make the setting as lovely as it is historic.

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Trip Style: Cruise Rail and Combos

Mexico’s Copper Canyon and Colonial Cities

Four times bigger than the Grand Canyon, Mexico’s spectacular Copper Canyon is the backdrop for part of this extraordinary trip along with the picturesque, historic landscapes and cobblestone streets of Colonial Mexico.

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Your included sights • Orientation of Hermosillo and Alamos • Visit historic El Fuerte, Cerocahui, Paquime, Posadas Barancas and Mata Ortiz. • View Copper Canyon • Scenic drive through the Chihuahua Desert • Iconic train journey through Copper Canyon aboard the Train in the Sky

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodations Stay in the foothills at the Hacienda De Los Santos in Alamos at the Posada del Hidalgo and the El Mirador. • Be My Guest Dine in Guerrero with a local family and traditional meal. • Local Specialist For sightseeing in Guaymas, Alamos, with Urique basket weavers and Mata Ortiz ceramicist. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… relaxing in the comfort of El Chepe Train, the most aweinspiring train ride imaginable, over bridges and through tunnels, climbing 7,900 feet. Soak up the spectacular views of Mexico’s Copper Canyons surrounding you.

Day 1 Arrive Phoenix

Welcome to Phoenix. Get settled in at your hotel before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Phoenix Airport

Day 2 Phoenix – Magdalena de Kino – Hermosillo Begin your Mexican adventure with a short stop at the beautiful Mission San Xavier del Bac, a historic Spanish mission founded in 1692. South of the border, the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you. Stop in the small town of Magdalena de Kino, a picturesque city with historic landscapes and cobblestone streets, inhabited by Tohono O’odham natives and Pima Alto Indians. Visit the Church of St. Mary Magdalena, City Hall with its colorful murals, and the house of Miguel Latz with its beautiful garden. Arrive in Hermosillo later this afternoon. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM) Hotel: Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hermosillo

A Day 3 Hermosillo – Guaymas –

Alamos Visit Hermosillo’s lovely colonial cathedral and the Government Palace, its walls bedecked with murals depicting the history of the Sonoran region. Your journey then takes you to Guaymas, on the Sea of Cortez, for a visit to a local pearl farm where you meet a Local Specialist to learn about pearl culture. In the late afternoon, arrive in Alamos, an enchanting colonial silver mining town. It is also designated as a “Magical Town” (Pueblo Magico) and is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, where the Sonoran desert meets the tropics. Arrive at your resort, set in 3 long-standing colonial mansions and a sugar mill. This evening, enjoy a folkloric dance performance and cocktails before dinner is served at the hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Hacienda De Los Santos Authentic Accommodation

A Day 4 Alamos – El Fuerte

Meet a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour to see some of the grand mansions of Alamos. Afterward, enjoy some free time for further exploration, maybe visit the local museum, or do some shopping. Before leaving town this afternoon, visit the local graveyard with extravagant tombs from the 18th and 19th centuries. In the afternoon, travel to El Fuerte which is also acknowledged in Mexico as a “Pueblo Magico” (Magical Town) for its historical, architectural, and cultural contributions. Your hotel is set in a beautiful colonial mansion, built in 1890 by a wealthy family who spent five years and 100,000 gold pesos on its construction. (FB) Hotel: Posada del Hidalgo Authentic Accommodation

Day 5 El Fuerte – Cerocahui

Board the world-famous Chihuahua al Pacifico “El Chepe” train and head into the Sierra Madre Mountains. After taking almost 100 years to build in this rugged terrain, this rail line is considered to be an engineering marvel. Travel from sea level to 5,900 feet (1,800 metres) in less than 150 miles (170 kilometres), passing through tunnels and over soaring bridges. This rail excursion, voted “Most Exciting Train Journey in the World,” takes you along the precipitous Septentrion and Urique Canyons into the heart of the Copper Canyon, over four times as large as Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Disembark in Bahuichivo and transfer to your quaint hotel in the picturesque village of Cerocahui, located in a high fertile river valley of apple orchards and vineyards. After lunch at the hotel, visit the boarding school Tewecado, founded in 1941 by the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor to extend their mission to the remote culture of the Tarahumara Indians. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Mision Cerocahui

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A Day 6 Cerocahui – Mirador Cerro del Gallego – Posada Barrancas (2 Nights) “Cerro del Gallego Urique Lookout,” provides the most sweeping view of the Copper Canyon. Standing at a 7,500 feet (2,285 metres) elevation, gaze into Urique Canyon, the deepest canyon. View the mining town of Urique, nestled below along the river. Stop at a home and meet a Local Specialist for a demonstration of local basket weaving techniques. Then transfer to the train station where you re-board the train for the journey to Posada Barrancas. Poised like an eagle’s nest at the canyon’s edge is your hotel, situated near the highest point of the canyon, surrounded by pine trees. Your room offers a private balcony with aweinspiring scenery of the Copper Canyon. After some time to relax, join a spectacular walk along the rim of the canyon. (FB, L, D) Hotel: El Mirador Authentic Accommodation Day 7 Posada Barrancas Sightseeing

and Free Time Today experience the crossing of the canyon in a spectacular cable car ride, one of the highest in the world, to a breathtaking viewpoint from which you can marvel at three of the main canyons, including the Copper Canyon itself. Enjoy magnificent views of Tarahumara Indian ranches in this expansive canyon system. For lunch, enjoy a picnic featuring Discada (mixed meat dish), set in a scenic location overlooking the impressive canyons. Enjoy an original Tarahumara dance performance and, when available, meet the actual Tarahumara Running Champion. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the canyon on your own before dinner. (FB, L, D)

A Day 8 Posada Barrancas – Mata Ortiz – Casas Grandes Leaving the Copper Canyon, travel to the small town of Guerrero, where Alma Casavantes and her husband Paco Cabrera welcome you for a unique Be My Guest experience. Enjoy an exquisite meal of traditional foods and share stories of the history of their family and of growing up in

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this part of the Chihuahua Desert. Visit the tiny village of Mata Ortiz and meet a Local Specialist on local pottery. See local artisans who have adapted ancient traditions into the modern style called Mata Ortiz. Watch master craftsmen design and fire pots whilst learning the techniques accumulated over several generations. This evening, head to the Hacienda de San Diego, a grandiose estate formerly belonging to Don Luis Terrazas, a wealthy rancher who at one time owned most of the land in the state of Chihuahua. Visit the old hacienda and enjoy dinner in this historical place. (FB, BG, HD) Hotel: Hacienda Casas Grandes

Day 9 Casas Grandes – Paquime –

Tucson Visit the prehistoric adobe complex of Paquime, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great trading center in the 14th and 15th centuries before the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Afterward, the journey continues to the Sotol Factory Don Cuco. Sotol is a drink unique to Chihuahua, made from the desert plant of the same name, and is somewhat like tequila. Don Cuco is a family institution dating back three generations where you will see how sotol is fermented and distilled, taste samples and enjoy a simple lunch with your hosts. Continue across the Chihuahua Desert into the U.S. and arrive in Tucson in time for your Farewell Dinner. (FB, L, FD) Hotel: The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

$2675 (per person double share)

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More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $107 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Hotel Posada del Hidalgo, El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico Believed to be the site where the young Diego de la Vega alias’ El Zorro was born and built in 1890, this Authentic Accommodation has spacious courtyards of Spanish colonial style surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens that will send you back to a romantic era. Hacienda De Los Santos, Alamos, Sinaloa, Mexico Set in the foothills of the Western Sierra Madre in one of Mexico’s most splendid colonial cities. This 300-year-old Hacienda, and Authentic Accommodation, has been renovated to reflect Spanish Colonial design and architecture with the genuine flavor of Old Mexico.

Day 10 Tuscon – Phoenix

After breakfast, bid adios to your newfound friends and depart Tucson for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or extend your stay in Tucson at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 11 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health who can take such variations in stride.

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Trip Style: Hidden Journey

Panama, the Canal and Beyond

It may feature the famous and dynamic capital, an unforgettable canal cruise and the sands of Playa Blanca but this trip also takes you beyond all that to meet locals in villages and the rainforest.

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Your included sights • City tour in Panama City • Visit the historic district of Casco Antiguo in Panama City, Panama Viejo, Gamboa Rainforest, Chagres National Park, and a coffee plantation in the Chiriquí Highlands • Cruise a portion of the Panama Canal • View the Volcán Barú volcano, the Natá basilica and the Pacific Coast

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Taste delicious patacones. • Be My Guest Dine on a traditional lunch at a local family’s equestrian estate. • Local Specialist Meet a Smithsonian researcher in Gamboa and learn about Panamanian coffee with the Ngobe-Bugle. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… learning about the biodiversity of the Panama Canal with a Smithsonian researcher who explains of the environmental impact of the canal across its 90 years of history.

Day 1 Arrive Panama City (2 Nights)

Bienvenidos a Panama, Central America’s most beautiful gem and home to the eponymous Canal. You are greeted at the airport by a local host and transferred to your hotel overlooking the Bay of Panama, just steps away from Calle Uruguay with its many popular restaurants and shops. At 6 p.m., join your fellow travel companions and your Travel Director at the hotel for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Le Meridien Panama

Day 2 Panama Canal Cruise and Free Time Board your vessel and cruise the Canal, Panama’s premier attraction. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal, and witness firsthand the engineering wonder of the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks, the final set before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Cruise over the Continental Divide and under the Centennial Bridge and Bridge of the Americas. Snacks and lunch are included onboard. Once in the beautiful Bay of Panama, prepare for the best views of Panama City’s modern, fast-changing skyline. Afterward, your time is free for independent activities. Enjoy the evening in Panama City to sample local cuisine. Note: The start time of the canal cruise is dependent on ship traffic and in some instances the trip may operate in the afternoon. (FB, L)

A Day 3 Panama City Sightseeing –

Gamboa Rainforest (2 Nights) Discover Panama City’s role long before the Canal put it on the map. Visit Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City before it was sacked by pirate Henry Morgan. Next, wander the quaint streets of Casco Antiguo, a UNESCO World Heritage

Site, in Panama’s Historic District. Afterward, make a stop at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Then head for the lush vegetation and tropical climate of the rainforest. Once at your resort, join a guide on an exciting nature walk and aerial tram ride. Glide smoothly through the treetops and possibly spot birds and animals that inhabit the rainforest canopy. Visit the Observation Tower and admire the panoramic views of the Chagres River and Panama Canal. After dinner, join a discussion with a Smithsonian researcher, a Local Specialist, and learn more about the diversity of Panama. (FB, D) Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort

A Day 4 Gamboa Rainforest Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros (boatmen) at the edge of the Chagres National Park. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths and monkeys. Arriving at the village of Emberá Drua, you are met with a traditional greeting and will learn about the Emberá Indians’ fascinating culture, lifestyle and crafts. Enjoy a Cultural Insight as you taste delicious and traditional patacones (fried plantains) with small samples of fried fish or chicken. Then, listen to local music and watch traditional shamanic dances. Back at the resort, the afternoon is free. (FB) A Day 5 Gamboa Rainforest – David – Cerro Punta – Boquete (2 Nights) Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriquí Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of Volcán Barú, a dormant but prominent volcano and the tallest mountain in Panama. An exclusive Be My Guest lunch awaits at a thoroughbred breeding farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley, one of the most

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beautiful scenic jewels in the country. As guests of the owners—one of Panama’s most prominent families—explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses in a chemical-free environment. Later, arrive at the mountain resort of Boquete in beautiful Valle Escondido. (FB, BG) Hotel: Valle Escondido Resort, Golf and Spa

A Day 6 Boquete Sightseeing and Free Time Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee in Panama is making a grand entrance on to the world stage of gourmet grounds with several award-winning, estategrown varietals. Learn about the coffeemaking process with a Local Specialist and see the Ngobe-Bugle, an indigenous group who hand-pick the red coffee berries when they are perfectly ripe. The rest of the day is free in the Valley of Flowers to do some exploring before dinner. (FB, D)

Day 7 Boquete – Santiago – Nata –

Playa Blanca Descend from the Chiriquí Highlands to the Inter-American Highway, the Central American section of the Pan-American Highway. Stop in Santiago for lunch on your own. Then it’s on to Aguadulce and Natá in Coclé Province, the heart of Panama’s sugar cane industry. In Natá, view the beautiful basilica, said to be the oldest church in Central America. Arrive at your resort, nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean. This evening, recount cherished memories of your Panama vacation with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: JW Marriott Playa Blanca

Day 8 Playa Blanca – Depart Panama City In the morning, depart Playa Blanca for your transfer to Panama City International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Playa Bonita. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 2:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

Panama, the Canal and Beyond with Playa Bonita Beach Stay (Ref: LPAP) Day 1 to Day 7

These days will operate as shown on Panama, the Canal and Beyond itinerary, Days 1-7.

continue your Panama adventure as you please. Perhaps take a surfing lesson, snorkel or swim in the warm gentle waves. (FB)

Day 8 Playa Blanca – Playa Bonita

Day 10 Playa Bonita – Panama City

Free Time (2 Nights) Arrive in Playa Blanca in the morning and spend the rest of the day at one of the seven beautiful sandy beaches. (FB) Hotel: Westin Playa Bonita

Day 9 Playa Bonita Free Time

The day is yours to further relax at the beach, head into the nearby village or choose from numerous options to

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebration for this departure.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $220 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

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^ For your chance to save, book by:

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Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $110 p.p. SAVE up to $55 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $220 Triple room discount from $250 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Land and Intra-Air: prices include economy air and airrelated charges for flight between Panama City - David and are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Luggage: There is a 25 lb/11 kg baggage weight limit per person on the internal flight to David therefore a small carry-on is recommended. Additional luggage will be transferred by coach the evening of Day 4 and will be waiting for you on arrival in Boquete on Day 5. Hidden Journey itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

From $325 per person double share From $225 single supplement KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Costa Rica Eco Adventure

All the iconic experiences of Costa Rica come together on this eco-adventure—visiting Tortuguero National Park, seeing Arenal Volcano and walking through the treetops at Monteverde Cloud Forest.

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Your included sights • Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with its canopy skywalk • View Arenal Volcano • Scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Try gourmet chocolate and the delicate heart of palm. • Be My Guest Visit Hacienda Pozo Azul to meet Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a special lunch in their home. • Local Specialist Listen to a Quaker share stories of the beginning of Monteverde’s colorful history. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… meeting master chocolatiers Julio and George at their workshop in San Isidro de Heredia to see how they create their gourmet chocolate. In search of the finest techniques and cacao, they spent years training at Ecole Chocolat in Canada and Ecole du Gran Chocolate in France searching for a single organic source, before finding it on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slopes. At Monteverde, meet a native Quaker who shares stories of old town.

Day 1 Arrive San José

Welcome to San José where your journey begins with a warm greeting from a local host at the airport and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica

A Day 2 San José – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where you are welcomed by master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, for a taste of gourmet chocolate, a Cultural Insight. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Afterward, continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Day 3 Tortuguero National Park

Sightseeing and Free Time Glide through the canals and waterways of the park today as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air, and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you’re here in July, take an optional trip to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach. (FB, L, D)

A Day 4 Tortuguero – Sarapiquí

Board your boat and bid adiós to the park. Enjoy lunch along the way. Then visit a Tico family’s palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm, a Cultural Insight. After a midafternoon arrival at your hotel, join your Travel Director on an easy hike looking for

the exotic birds of this region. With a little luck, you may spot the endangered great green macaw. Your evening is free. (FB, L) Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort

A Day 5 Sarapiquí – Arenal

For the early risers, there is time for an optional rafting trip. Or relax, sleep in and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area surrounding your lodge. Later, enjoy a special Be My Guest experience at an ecofriendly hacienda built by the Quintana family as a retirement project. Today, it is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco-adventures. The family welcomes you with lunch and shares stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. Afterward, depart to the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. Late this afternoon, spend time in the thermal pools of your resort as well as the gardens with beautiful birds. In the evening, relish some of the best views of the volcano as you enjoy a leisurely dinner. (FB, BG, D) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

A Day 6 Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) Enjoy a free morning to sleep in or take an optional outing including a hike around Arenal, kayaking on Lake Arenal or visiting an ecological park and terrarium with over 200 species of reptiles, rare frogs and other amphibians as well as butterflies. Early this afternoon, head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. Tonight, you’ll meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde. (FB, D) Hotel: El Establo Mountain

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Day 7 Monteverde Cloud Forest

Sightseeing and Free Time Join your guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, the Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones and offers extremely high biodiversity, consisting of over 2,500 plant species (including hundreds of orchid varieties), 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, and 120 reptilian and amphibian species. Later, ascend to the treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of 6 suspension bridges at canopy level. Tonight, trade stories of your experiences at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

Day 8 Monteverde – Depart Liberia

or San José Transfer to either Liberia or San José International Airports or travel on to Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m. for both San José and Liberia, please be aware when booking your flights.

These days will operate as shown on Costa Rica Eco Adventure itinerary, Days 1-7.

Day 8 Monteverde – Liberia –

Guanacaste (2 Nights) Check into your seaside resort, the only hotel located on the white sand of the world famous Tamarindo Beach. Relax and enjoy the beach and amenities of your beautiful resort. With just a short stroll along the shore, you can spot howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots and a variety of wildlife. (FB) Hotel: Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort

Day 9 Guanacaste Free Time

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Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero and Sarapiquí), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

#TrafalgarCares Hacienda Pozo Azul Quintana Family Your trip takes you to the Quintana’s eco-friendly hacienda. You’ll meet the family and discover how they reduce their carbon footprint and support the local economy.

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beach, head into nearby Tamarindo village or choose from numerous options to continue your Costa Rica adventure as you please. Perhaps take a surfing lesson, snorkel or swim in the warm, gentle waves. (FB)

Day 10 Guanacaste – Depart Liberia A transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport for your onward flight. Or, stay a while longer on the beach and reserve extra night accommodations if you wish. (FB)

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BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $185 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 26 & 27.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $93 p.p. SAVE up to $46 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $163 Triple room discount from $125 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lbs (11 kg) of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Sarapiquí hotel. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

This is a locally hosted extension. From $395 per person double share, $375 single supplement

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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

From San José and Sarapiquí to the Los Angeles Cloud Forest and Carrillo Beach—the urban highlights and natural wonders of Costa Rica are revealed on this in-depth adventure.

Arenal Volcano

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • Visit Sarapiquí, a local coffee plantation, Arenal National Park, Borinquen, Carrillo Beach, Palo Verde National Park and the Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve • View the Arenal and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Samara Beach

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Watch a performance by local children. • Be My Guest Travel to Hacienda Pozo Azul to meet Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a special lunch in their home. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… waking up to something new and exciting every morning and trekking through some of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Experience the locals in the urban cities and breathe in deeply the fresh air of tropical rain forests. From active volcanoes and dry plains to coastal beaches and green cloud forests, every day is a new adventure.

Day 1 Arrive San José

Welcome to San José. Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Studio

A Day 2 San José – Sarapiquí – Arenal (2 Nights) This morning, head toward the Poas Volcano area, where you visit a local coffee plantation. Learn about coffee production in Costa Rica from the owner and sample a cup of gourmet coffee. Then, continue to Sarapiquí, an off the beaten path and rarely visited area surrounded by dense rainforests and full of wildlife. Here you are welcomed by Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a Be My Guest experience at their beautiful home, Hacienda Pozo Azul. Enjoy a tour of the plantation before sitting down for a luncheon with your hosts. Afterward, continue to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the giant Arenal Volcano. The afternoon is free for you to relax by the pool or in the hotel’s beautifully landscaped hot springs. (FB, BG, D) Hotel: Arenal Kioro Hotel Suites and Spa A Day 3 Arenal Sightseeing

and Free Time Start the day with an informative visit at the Asis Project, a wildlife refuge where you will learn how the center helps preserve the life of endangered animals and get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals. Then, savor a typical Costa Rican lunch before an entertaining Cultural Insight, brightened by the dances of children at a local education center. Afterward, enjoy a guided visit to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observing monkeys, sloths and colorful chattering birds up close. (FB, L)

Day 4 Arenal – Borinquen (2 Nights)

Today, head toward the Guanacaste province. Famous for its cowboys and cattle ranches, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of open fields. View Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, a smooth cinder cone volcano made up of 9 contiguous craters before arriving at your hotel in Borinquen. The beautiful resort offers spectacular sights and an abundance of relaxing activities. (FB, D) Hotel: Borinquen Mountain Resort and Spa

Day 5 Borinquen Free Time

The day is free for you to pursue your own interests. Thrill seekers can bike the miles of trails, zip line, take a hike or set off on a horseback ride. The property’s thermal hot springs and natural steam room are available if pure relaxation is what you’re after. There are dozens of unique options. (FB, D)

Day 6 Borinquen – Palo Verde – Carrillo Beach (2 Nights) Today, descend to the pristine Carrillo Beach at Nicoya Peninsula. This white sand beach is a secret paradise framed by mountains. En route, enjoy a boat ride on the Tempisque River through the famous Palo Verde National Park. Cruise through 12 different types of habitats, including 4 different species of mangrove trees, 55 aquatic plants and 150 species of trees, a real treasure for those who love and appreciate nature. After a typical lunch served in the park, continue the journey to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure. (FB, L) Hotel: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows Day 7 Carrillo Beach Free Time

A white sand beach right off your bungalow, pristine and warm water and a beautiful blue sky is the perfect way to enjoy the “pura vida” way of living of the locals. If you wish, take the shuttle to the township of Samara

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for lunch at one of its casual restaurants, do some shopping, or perhaps embark on an optional experience such as snorkeling, kayaking or surfing—the options are endless. Your Travel Director is on hand to help plan the perfect day. (FB)

Day 8 Carrillo Beach – Los Angeles Cloud Forest Mid-morning, travel back toward San José, but not before one last stop in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. In this beautiful reserve, the weather is much cooler, and rain is expected during the afternoons. Join your Travel Director for a different type of experience as you are taken on a nocturnal visit through the Cloud Forest—when the sun goes down, the Cloud Forest transforms itself like no other habitat in the world. You’ll see countless species of animals, birds, insects and plants. Later, share experiences with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Villa Blanca Los Angeles Cloud Forest Day 9 Cloud Forest – Depart San José

Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica, we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

#TrafalgarCares Arenal Vida Campesina Organic Farm This self-sustained, organic cultural education center, produces food, spices, tropical fruits and medicinal plants for educational purpose. During your visit, you’ll learn about sustainable agriculture in harmony with the environment.

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebration for these departures.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE $250 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 26 & 27.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to $125 p.p. SAVE up to $62 p.p. savings Young traveler discount $230 Triple room discount from $150 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $95 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Hidden Journey itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Travel back to San José’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Studio Hotel. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 9 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Trip Style: Family Experience

Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes

The sights and sounds of the jungle are joined by the calm of thermal mineral pools, volcanic walks and white sandy beaches on this family adventure.

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The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • Visit Tortuguero National Park, a wildlife center for amphibians and reptiles near Sarapiquí, Arenal and Manuel Antonio National Parks • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park • Scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Discover all there is to know about delicate hearts of palm at a Tico family palm plantation. • Local Specialist Learn about nesting sea turtles in Tortuguero (seasonal). • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… meeting volunteers who strive to protect the sea turtles that nest in Tortuguero National Park; hearing how the turtles can weigh up to 1,100 pounds and that a female can lay more than 100 eggs at one time. And it’s seeing the excitement on your family’s faces as they fly between trees on a zip line, adding to the squeals and shrieks of the jungle.

Day 1 Arrive San José

Pura vida, bienvenidos a Costa Rica. You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica

A Day 2 San José – Braulio Carrillo

National Park – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the local students (when school is in session). Join a Local Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort’s open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

Day 3 Tortuguero Sightseeing and

Free Time There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off on a cruise through the park’s canals with your captain and guide to explore the lush waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colorful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot

tons of monkeys—agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge, the choice is yours. If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB, L, D)

A Day 4 Tortuguero – Horquetas – Sarapiquí – Arenal National Park (2 Nights) Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you’ll visit a local Tico family’s palm plantation. Gain a Cultural Insight into growing this exotic vegetable and the family that grows it. Taste something you’ve probably never tried before, the delicate heart of palm. Continue traveling to quaint Sarapiquí where you’ll visit a wildlife center for amphibians and reptiles run by a family of biologists who rehabilitate animals that can no longer live in the wild. (FB, L) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa Day 5 Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time

Rise and shine as the forest and volcano are calling. Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day at a dinner with your traveling companions. (FB, D)

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Day 6 Arenal National Park – Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Get ready to have a blast. Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along zip lines through the treetops, eye-toeye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Zip lining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures of your lifetime. Later, head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. This evening, join the gang for a pizza night. (FB, D) Hotel: Parador Resort and Spa Sightseeing and Free Time Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys. Then, it’s time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose an

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optional catamaran cruise with snorkeling, perhaps see dolphins, parrotfish or sea turtles (available Jan-Apr). This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB, FD)

Day 8 Manuel Antonio National Park – Depart San José Travel back to San José’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the InterContinental Costa Rica. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

Ends San Jose 20 Nov Sun 27 Nov Sun

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BOOK & PAY EARLY

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^ For your chance to save, book by:

12 Jan 2017 save 10% 28 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Multiple trip discount Past guest discount SAVE up to $52 p.p. SAVE up to $104 p.p. Other savings Young traveler discount $208 Triple room discount from $150 p.p. Quad room discount from $150 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, double share. WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $85 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Arenal hotel. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

#TrafalgarCares Snake Garden Wildlife Center At this family-run wildlife refuge, you’ll meet the local native and Irish-Canadian founders and learn about their work supporting the local community and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.

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Trip Style: Hidden Journey

Secrets of Panama and Costa Rica

The culture, contrasts and epic landscapes of Panama and Costa Rica are revealed on this trip, which ventures from capital to coast via Gamboa, Borinquen and Carrillo Beach. more about the diversity of Panama. (FB, D) Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort

A Day 4 Gamboa Rainforest Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros (boatmen) at the edge of the Chagres National Park. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths and monkeys. Arrive at the village of Emberá Drua where you are met with a traditional greeting and learn about the Emberá Indians’ fascinating culture. Enjoy a Cultural Insight by tasting delicious patacones (fried plantains) with small samples of fried fish or chicken. Listen to local music and watch traditional shamanic dances. Back at the resort, the afternoon is free. (FB)

Hanging Bridge, Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

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Your included sights • City tour in Panama City • Visit Panama Viejo, the historic district of Casco Antiguo, Gamboa Rainforest and Los Angeles Cloud Forest, Chagres and Arenal National Park, coffee plantations in the Chiriqui Highlands and in San José, Sarapiquí, Palo Verde National Park, Borinquen and Carrillo Beach. • Cruise a portion of the Panama Canal • View the Natá basilica and Volcán Barú and Arenal Volcanoes

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Try patacones and watch a performance by local children. • Be My Guest Dine on a traditional lunch at a family’s equestrian estate and enjoy a special lunch at Hacienda Pozo Azul. • Local Specialist Learn from a Smithsonian researcher in Gamboa and discover Panamanian coffee with the Ngobe-Bugle. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… delving into local cultures whether it is riding a canoe to visit with the Embera Indians who live off the land in Panama or enjoying dance performed by local children in Costa Rica.

Day 1 Arrive Panama City (2 Nights)

Bienvenidos a Panama City. You are greeted at the airport by a local host and transferred to your hotel overlooking the Bay of Panama. At 6 p.m., join your fellow travel companions and your Travel Director at the hotel for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Le Meridien Panama

Day 2 Panama Canal Cruise and Free Time Board your vessel to cruise the Panama Canal. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal. Cruise over the Continental Divide and under the Centennial Bridge and Bridge of the Americas. Snacks and lunch are included onboard. Once in the beautiful Bay of Panama, prepare for the best views of Panama City’s modern, fast-changing skyline. Afterward, enjoy the evening in Panama City to sample local cuisine. Note: The start time of the canal cruise is dependent on ship traffic and in some instances the trip may operate in the afternoon. (FB, L)

A Day 3 Panama City Sightseeing – Gamboa Rainforest (2 Nights) Visit Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City. Wander the quaint streets of Casco Antiguo—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—in Panama’s Historic District. Afterward, stop at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Then head for the lush vegetation and tropical climate of the rainforest. Once at your resort, join a guide on an exciting nature walk and aerial tram ride. Visit the Observation Tower and admire the panoramic views of the Chagres River and Panama Canal. After dinner, join a discussion with a Smithsonian researcher, a Local Specialist, and learn

A Day 5 Gamboa Rainforest – David – Cerro Punta – Boquete (2 Nights) Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriqui Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of the prominent Volcán Barú volcano. An exclusive Be My Guest lunch awaits at a thoroughbred farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley. As guests of the owners, explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses. Later, arrive at your mountain resort in beautiful Valle Escondido. (FB, BG, D) Hotel: Valle Escondido Resort, Golf and Spa

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A Day 6 Boquete Sightseeing and

Free Time Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee in Panama is making a grand entrance on to the world stage of gourmet grounds. Learn about the coffee-making process with a Local Specialist and see the Ngobe-Bugle, an indigenous group who handpick the red coffee berries when they are perfectly ripe. The rest of the day is free before dinner this evening. (FB, D)

Day 7 Boquete – Santiago – Nata –

Playa Blanca Descend from the Chiriqui Highlands to Santiago. Then it’s on to Aguadulce and Natá in Cocle Province, the heart of Panama’s sugar cane industry. In Natá, view the beautiful basilica, said to be the oldest church in Central America. Arrive at your resort, nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy dinner on your last evening in beautiful Panama. (FB, D) Hotel: JW Marriott Playa Blanca

Day 8 Playa Blanca – Panama City – San José This morning, transfer to Panama City International Airport for an evening arrival into San José. (FB) Hotel: Studio

A Day 9 San José – Sarapiquí – Arenal (2 Nights) Head toward the Poas Volcano area, where you visit a local coffee plantation. Learn about coffee production in Costa Rica from the owner and sample a cup of gourmet coffee. Continue to Sarapiquí, an off the beaten path area surrounded by dense rainforests and wildlife. Here you are

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welcomed by Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a Be My Guest experience at their home, Hacienda Pozo Azul. Enjoy a tour of the plantation before sitting down for a luncheon with your hosts. Afterward, continue to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the giant Arenal Volcano. The afternoon is free for you to relax before dinner. (FB, BG, D) Hotel: Arenal Kioro Hotel Suites and Spa

A Day 10 Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time Start the day with an informative visit at the Asis Project, a wildlife refuge where you will learn how the center helps preserve the life of endangered animals and get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals. Savor a typical Costa Rican lunch before an entertaining Cultural Insight, brightened by the dances of children at a local education center. Afterward, enjoy a guided visit to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level within the lush canopy. Back at the hotel, there is time to relax. (FB, L) Day 11 Arenal – Borinquen (2 Nights)

Today, head toward the Guanacaste province. Famous for its cowboys and cattle ranches, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of open fields. View Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, a smooth cinder cone volcano made up of 9 contiguous craters before arriving at your hotel in Borinquen. The beautiful resort offers an abundance of relaxing activities. (FB, D) Hotel: Borinquen Mountain Resort and Spa

Day 12 Borinquen Free Time

The day is free for you to pursue your own interests. Thrill seekers can bike the miles of trails, zip line, take a hike, or set off on a horseback ride. The property’s thermal hot springs and natural steam room are available if pure relaxation is what you’re after. (FB, D)

Day 13 Borinquen – Palo Verde – Carrillo

Beach (2 Nights) Today, descend to Carrillo Beach. This white sand beach is a secret paradise framed by mountains. En route, enjoy a boat ride on

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the Tempisque River through the famous Palo Verde National Park. Cruise through 12 different types of habitats including 55 aquatic plants and 150 species of trees. After lunch is served in the park, continue your journey to the hotel where the rest of the day is free. (FB, L) Hotel: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows

Day 14 Carrillo Beach Free Time

A white sand beach right off your bungalow, pristine and warm water and a beautiful blue sky–the perfect way to enjoy the “pura vida” way of living like the locals. The options are endless, and the choice is all yours. Your Travel Director is on hand to help you plan the perfect day. (FB)

Day 15 Carrillo Beach – Los Angeles

Cloud Forest After a leisurely breakfast, travel to the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. Later, join your Travel Director for a different type of experience as you are taken on a nocturnal visit through the Cloud Forest—when the sun goes down, the forest transforms itself like no other habitat in the world. You’ll see countless species of animals, birds, insects and plants. Tonight, share experiences with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Villa Blanca Los Angeles Cloud Forest

Day 16 Cloud Forest – Depart San José

Travel back to San José’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Studio Hotel. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 9 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica, we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos and umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

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Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebration for this departure. Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

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More about your trip WI-FI: see page 118 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $166 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 114-115. Land and Intra-Air: prices include economy air and airrelated charges for flight between Panama City - David and Panama City - San Jose and are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, please visit www. trafalgar.com. Hidden Journey itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Luggage: There is a 25 lb/11 kg baggage weight limit per person on the internal flight to David therefore a small carry-on is recommended. Additional luggage will be transferred by coach the evening of Day 4 and will be waiting for you on arrival in Boquete on Day 5. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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OUR HOTEL PROMISE

Here’s a taste of the exciting and diverse places you stay when you travel with us. Our dedicated team search for the right hotel for each and every night of your trip, so we can always promise the right location, real value and high quality. See page 17 and each trip itinerary page for more hotel details.

Fairmont Banff Springs.

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Each itinerary shows the city where your vacation starts and ends. Choose up to three nights before and/or after your vacation and ask your Travel Agent to make the reservations when you book your vacation. Prices are per person, per night on a single, twin/double and triple basis, based on two-bedded rooms with private bath, including all applicable taxes and service charges. Luggage handling and breakfast not included unless otherwise specified. Quad occupancy is also available at some hotels (based on two-bedded rooms) when guests are traveling with young children and on Family Experiences trips only. Check with your Travel Agent for availability and rates. Conditions: Extra hotel nights should be booked at the time of your vacation reservation; they are subject to availability and offered only in conjunction with the vacation you are booking. Space is limited and blackout dates may apply. Hotels may vary between vacation departures; your Travel Agent will advise you of the confirmed hotel(s).

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Albuquerque

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn Red Lion Hotel* Hilton Anchorage*

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Marriott Copley Place Omni Parker House

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Delta Calgary Downtown

Cancun Charleston Chicago

Marriott Downtown Presidente InterContinental* Courtyard Marriott Charleston Historic District Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

Denver Fairbanks

Sheraton Denver Downtown River's Edge Resort*

Fort Worth Guanacaste

Renaissance Worthington Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort*

Halifax Houston Lahaina, Maui

Long Beach Los Angeles Montreal Nashville

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites JW Marriott Hyatt Regency Maui Resort (Resort View) Hyatt Regency Maui Resort (Partial Ocean View) Hyatt Regency Maui Resort (Ocean View) Tropicana Las Vegas, Sunday to Thursday Tropicana Las Vegas, Friday & Saturday SLS Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort, Sunday to Thursday SLS Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort, Friday & Saturday Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Garden View) Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Pool View) Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Ocean View) Hotel Maya, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Millennium Biltmore Hotel Le Centre Sheraton Renaissance*

New Orleans New York

The Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter New York Marriott Eastside

Orlando Panama City Playa Bonita Rapid City Salt Lake City

Gaylord Palms Resort Le Meridien* Westin Playa Bonita* The Rushmore Hotel Little America Hotel Sheraton Omni San Diego* Hyatt Regency San Francisco Studio Hotel* InterContinental Costa Rica* Monday to Friday InterContinental Costa Rica* Saturday & Sunday Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Historic District* Marriott Suites Old Town Hotel Andra Sheraton Centre Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (City View) Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Partial Ocean View) Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Ocean View) Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (City View) Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Partial Ocean View) Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Ocean View) Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Renaissance Hotel DC, Dupont Circle

Las Vegas

Lihue, Kauai

San Diego San Francisco San Jose

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128 48 95 202 220 244 205 225 101 185 108 177 174 140 140 248 72 141 212 155 144 175 84 91 186 210 242 59 99 44 76 117 125 133 114 131 78 135 142 80 186 165 186 88 100 103 92 64 59 140 201 71 110 80 133 65 182 91 112 143 161 197 157 176 216 109 121

85 40 63 163 179 162 149 162 75 133 81 127 157 94 104 171 56 106 172 103 133 161 65 61 156 172 194 53 79 40 66 109 115 120 84 104 66 100 105 59 135 121 135 58 93 94 66 51 48 101 148 69 104 77 99 43 121 74 88 132 144 168 141 154 180 86 81

*Includes breakfast Prices are applicable for stays between Apr 1, ‘17 – Dec 31, ‘17 unless specified otherwise in the table above.

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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Discover Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, Canada.

GROUP VACATIONS REGULAR GROUP VACATIONS Make a booking of 10 or more people together on one of our brochure vacations and be rewarded with great savings. The more people the greater the discount. Please contact us to find out about our generous free trip policy and obtain a quote.

CUSTOM GROUPS We can customize a trip exclusively for your group only, to any of our worldwide destinations. Our global team has the experience and existing relationships to negotiate great rates for transportation, accommodations, sightseeing and restaurants. Tell us where you wish to travel, the standard of hotels you prefer, along with any sightseeing you want included and we will create a great value trip to suit your budget, pace, and exceed expectations. Whether it be for a group of family and friends, business associates, faith based or special interest inspired, such as garden lovers or foodies – be comforted knowing you are being looked after by the best. Have peace of mind knowing you are traveling with a renowned global company with an impeccable reputation. For more information contact your Travel Agent who will work with our dedicated groups team, or contact Trafalgar Groups at 800-626-6603 or email groupsales@trafalgartours.com

MYTRAFALGAR MyTrafalgar is our new, easy-to-use online portal which allows you to meet your Travel Director and companions prior to departure, enriching your experience before your vacation even begins. You’ll chat with your fellow travelers before you meet and stay connected while you travel. And of course you can document your journey, sharing photos and experiences, keeping your memories alive. Pre-trip, meet your Travel Director and connect with your travel companions, see your itinerary and receive pre-trip updates While traveling, stay in the know with updates from your Travel Director, chat with your companions in real time, create a travel journal and share your pictures with friends and loved ones Back home, reminisce about your journey, stay in touch and get inspired for future trips www.trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar

PASSPORTS AND VISAS Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our vacations. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information.

THINGS TO KNOW

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.

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BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY

Note: Minimum numbers for custom groups vary 10 - 20 people based on your chosen destination, typically 10 rooms.

We’re committed to delivering exciting and seamless vacations, freeing you up to enjoy every special moment. We’ll cater to every little detail, from your hobbies and interests, to the vitals, such as dietary or medical requirements. By activating your registration, you enable us to deliver simply the best travel experience from the moment you arrive. Your details allow us to: • Personalize your trip (art, gastronomy or architecture, for example) and accommodate dietary or rooming requirements; our Travel Directors will keep your preferences in mind throughout

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 take in the sight and capture photos. See – See the sight while driving by on the coach, or from your cruise or train.

• Streamline your vacation; we’ll make it hassle-free, from hotel check-ins to passport and security checks • Log your emergency contact details, in the unlikely event they’re required

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Airport Transfers

With Trafalgar you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers on all vacations by shuttle, minivan or taxi, between designated airports and hotels on the starting and ending day of your vacation. In Hawaii and Central America you will also receive a complimentary meet and greet service with provided flight information. We regret that we are unable to provide complimentary transfers for anyone arriving before the scheduled starting day of the vacation and/or leaving after the scheduled ending day of the vacation. You may, however, purchase these transfers from Trafalgar, provided that you also purchase your extra night(s) from Trafalgar. 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 arrival and departure transfers. Failure to do so, may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival and departure transfers or other related services resulting from missing or outdated flight information. City transfer airport/hotel Albuquerque Anaheim to Los Angeles International Airport Anchorage Boston Calgary Cancun Charleston Chicago (Midway Airport) Chicago (O'Hare Airport) Dallas/Fort Worth Denver Fairbanks Halifax Honolulu (Oahu) Houston Kahului (Maui) Las Vegas Liberia (from Guancaste) Lihue (Kauai) Los Angeles (Downtown, Long Beach, Beverly Hills) Montreal Nashville New Orleans New York (John F Kennedy, La Guardia, Newark Airports) Orlando Panama City Phoenix to Scottsdale Phoenix to Tempe Playa Bonita Rapid City (The Rushmore Hotel & Suites) Rapid City (Hotel Alex Johnson - Curio, A Collection by Hilton) Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco San Jose Savannah Seattle Toronto Tucson Vancouver Washington D.C. (Ronald Reagan National Airport) Washington D.C. (Dulles International Airport)

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Trafalgar’s

Travel Protection Providing you with “any reason” cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel. Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: For trips priced at: Cost is: Under US$2,000 US$149 per person US$2,001 to US$3,500 US$209 per person US$3,500 to US$5,000 US$259 per person Over US$5,001 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 Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company***

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

Section III : Travel arrangement protection 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 1-888-722-2195 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

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 – 12:00am Friday: 5:30am – 11:00pm Saturday: 6:00am – 4:00pm Sunday: 6:00am – 2:30pm and 4:00pm – 12:00am Online 24/7 at www.trafalgar.com for information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions

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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 $200 Final Payment 45 days No of Days Penalty 45 days and over Deposit 44-22 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 7-1 days 50% Departure Day/No Show 100% (# - Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail, * - Holland America)

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Your guided vacation booking Trafalgar Tours West Inc is the ‘Sales Company’; Destination America Inc is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, 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, cruises and ferries and scheduled air transportation when indicated in the price panels (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. Please note that on some regional vacation itineraries, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches 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 Room 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 checkin. 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. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms 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

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$400 80 days Penalty Deposit 25% 50% 100% 100%

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. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less traveling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided vacation. Itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking Local Host services. 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 guided vacation, except to your Motorcoach Driver 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. Tips/gratuities to train personnel are also included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian train. 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. Inter-Island Flights on Hawaii guided vacations: Hawaii guided vacations include all inter-island airfares, airrelated charges and taxes as per the date on the back cover and are subject to change without notice. Included flights are outlined in each Hawaii guided vacation price panel. Due to the nature of the inter-island airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges cannot be confirmed until payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued. Once payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued, the airfares, the taxes and fuel surcharges are final, regardless of any future price fluctuations up or down. Due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Secure Flight rules, airlines in Hawaii must collect required information from guests. Guests traveling on inter-island flights must provide full name (as appears on a governmentissued ID - i.e. passport, or Driver’s License for US citizens and residents), date of birth and gender. For more information regarding TSA Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable to the airline or delay or denial of boarding. Hawaiian Airlines Checked Baggage Fee Please note that Hawaiian Airlines charge a checked bag fee on each inter-island flight as outlined in your guided vacation itinerary. This additional cost is not covered in your guided vacation price and is the responsibility of the guest. The current cost per flight is US$25 per first suitcase, US$30 for an additional suitcase (subject to change without notice). These fees are subject to change per airline baggage policy. Once you join the guided vacation, the Travel Director will collect these fees and can assist you with your questions. 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 Hosts, 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 non-governmental 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 below. 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 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to 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 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) 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’ accommodation, 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 “Prepare For Your Trip” 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. 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 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) 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 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to the guided vacation departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. • If full payment is not received 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) 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 or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Additional hotel 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 on cancellation. Some airfares including published fares 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) direct 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. CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS Cruise Accommodations A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. Cruise Fees & Taxes Your “Double Room” Land Guided Vacation & Cruise price includes an amount covering Cruise Fees & Taxes. Cruise Fees, or “Non-Discountable Amount” as referred to by the cruise line, is a mandatory fee charged by the cruise line. That portion of the price is not subject to reduction in a discount promotion, nor commissionable to Travel Agents. Cruise Taxes, as used by the cruise line, refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by governments or quasi-government authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise, for example, customs fees, head taxes, inspection fees, immigration and naturalization fees, harbor maintenance fees and taxes. Government fees and taxes are subject to change without notice and will apply regardless of your booking’s payment status. The cruise line reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or other incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists in these circumstances. These additional Cruise Fees & Taxes are listed in the date and price panel of each Land Guided Vacation & Cruise program. Cruise Line Immigration Questionnaire These mandatory forms are available online with your cruise company and must be completed online at least 30 days before your departure. Shore Excursions To make your vacation even more memorable, cruise lines offer an extensive program of optional shore excursions. Confirmed guests may book shore excursion online direct with the cruise operator in advance of sailing.

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Staterooms “Ocean-view Stateroom” is a cabin which features a porthole or window, contrasted with an “Inside Stateroom.” Cabin assignment is strictly controlled by the cruise lines. Ships’ Registry Holland America Line, ms Zaandam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Veendam, The Netherlands. Gratuities to shipboard personnel are included in cruise prices. 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 others. This decision, made solely by Trafalgar, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. - Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A 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

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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 accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided 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 a “double” (triple or quad) room. Only two Young Traveler discounts per room are permitted, except on Family Experiences, where the limit is three Young Traveler discounts per room. Please see ‘Your Savings’ for details. Quad rooms are only available on Family Experiences and are for a maximum of 4 persons to a room, with a limit of 3 adults in that room. Accommodations are typically based on two-bedded rooms with a private bath, rollaway beds are not included in either the triple or quad prices. 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 highlight dinners, 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 post-guided vacation accommodation. 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 accommodation 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 shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided 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 Operator is 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 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: Destination America Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. 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