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I was fortunate to be in Paris at the beginning of December last year...

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s I strolled down the Champs Élysées, with the smell of roasting chestnuts in the air and the sounds of Christmas Carols playing, it struck me how travelling to Europe over the autumn, winter and spring months still remains a travellers secret. For me it is one of the most enchanting times of the year. Its charm isn’t just the lack of crowds. It’s the crisp air, pop-up festive markets and almost expectant atmosphere not replicated anywhere else. It’s more than 66 years since Trafalgar welcomed its first guests and this experience allows us to open the door to unforgettable travel in Europe during this special time of year. Whether it’s discovering the festive lights in London and enjoying Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, Italy’s February festivals or the tulips appearing around Buckingham Palace in March, I believe no one shows you Europe quite like Trafalgar. It’s our local knowledge that ensures those little moments and enables you to discover more than you ever could on your own. We’ll show you Europe from a unique insider’s view, with exclusive experiences you won’t encounter any other way. We’ll reveal the unexpected and surprise you with places only locals know about, all with the perfect balance of discovery and downtime. We are your friend in the destination to guide the way so you don’t have to lift a finger – with our Travel Directors adding ‘local’ secrets and Be My Guest dinners. You’ll also be driven through Europe in our modern coaches by professional Coach Drivers who are dedicated to taking care of you. We are proud to be the world’s number one operator. I believe we win these accolades as we are passionate about what we do, care about our guests and always go the extra mile to offer genuine travel experiences at exceptional value. I’m proud to lead a team that works tirelessly to ensure we make it easy for our guests to see, explore and embrace the places they visit. I hope you accept my invitation to join us and discover Europe at this special time of year.

Gavin Tollman, CEO

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REGIONAL EUROPE: Britain & Ireland

Travel with an insider Festive celebrations & Spring into great value Insider experiences Dining experiences & Accommodation Savings and air deals

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CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR: England, Austria, Germany & Switzerland Lose yourself in the magic of the festive season with Trafalgar’s Christmas holidays. Those dreaming of a white Christmas can enjoy pretty alpine towns, the smell of roasted chestnuts, exciting sleigh rides and of course, the fairytale Christmas Markets. Code WENG WMAR WCMA

Itinerary Days Page Festive English Countryside s 6 14-15 German Christmas Markets s 8 16-17 Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland 8 18-19

CITY BREAKS: England, France & Italy Discover the exciting cities of London, Paris and Rome on your own, while having accommodation, breakfasts and introductory sightseeing organised for you. City Breaks offer the assistance of our Local Hosts with the freedom to explore independently. Code IEC6/ CMB6 WCPM/S WLLP/F WPAR WLPR

Itinerary Winter in London

Days Page 7 20

Winter in Paris London & Paris q Paris & Rome London, Paris & Rome

8 21 8 22-23 8 24 10 25

REGIONAL EUROPE: Italy Delve deep into the heart of Europe on our Regional itineraries, each offering a truly authentic holiday experience. Discover the Hidden Treasures that make each destination so unique, along with its delicious cuisine, as showcased by our exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences. Code WISIA WGIC/F WITMA WTBO

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REGIONAL EUROPE: Spain, Portugal, Morocco & France Code Itinerary WWOF Wonderful France WFRSA Highlights of France & Barcelona with Madrid option WPWO/F Spanish Wonder WHIG Highlights of Spain & Portugal WSMP Spain, Morocco & Portugal

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Itinerary Days Swiss Delight p s 7 Prague, Vienna & Budapest p o 10 Imperial Europe p 10

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REGIONAL EUROPE: Central & Eastern Europe Code WSWDE WPVB WEOX

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan & Israel Be amazed every day as we take you deep inside the mysteries of the Eastern Mediterranean. By combining air, land and sea travel, we provide you with a seamless, hassle free holiday. Code WGBO EGBO EGWE TBOT ISBO

Itinerary Best of Greece Best of Egypt with Jordan option Wonders of Ancient Egypt Best of Turkey with Jordan option Best of Israel

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EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES: The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, Belgium & Austria Providing an insider’s perspective on several countries in one itinerary, European Discoveries are an unforgettable introduction to Europe. Code WHIL WTAVA WROL WWWH

Itinerary European Highlights with Eurostar Option European Traveller European Dream European Whirl with Eurostar Option

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

Travel Information Travel at its best, London Reception Centre & Things to Know 72 Extra Nights Accommodation & Transfers 73 Gold Seal Protection Plan, Express Check-In and Group Holidays 74 Booking Conditions 75 These symbols featured on itineraries indicate our: Family Experiences

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Witness a winter fairytale scene - Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany


Travel with an insider Travelling with Trafalgar is like having a trusted friend in every destination you visit. A friend who introduces you to the locals and shows you places you didn’t even know existed. Our exclusive insider experiences give you an authentic holiday you wouldn’t get travelling any other way.

Admire autumn colours at Notre Dame, Paris

WHAT’S INCLUDED We are the undisputed number one operator to Europe, winning the most major travel industry awards. Trafalgar takes care of it all! You won’t have to worry about a thing and you’ll enjoy a range of our First Class inclusions while saving up to 24% on the same holiday in summer. • Professional Travel Directors, Local Hosts & Local Guides

• Exclusive sightseeing and Insider Experiences

• First Class accommodation

• Daily Breakfast

• All hotel porterage, housekeeping and included meal tips

• Approximately half of your evening meals

• Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned coach with restroom*

• A travel wallet with your documentation

• Airport transfers (conditions apply) • VIP entry to major sights

• Christmas & New Year Festive Celebrations

• Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences • Complimentary group photo and map Excluding Eastern Mediterranean trips and City Breaks

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• Headsets for included sightseeing

Blarney Castle, Blarney

Enjoy the festive spirit

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Festive celebrations Europe is the home of age-old traditions, fairytale Christmas markets and legendary cities heralding in the New Year in spectacular style. With Trafalgar, you get to enjoy an exclusive insider’s view – and all at an unbeatable value! CHRISTMAS MARKETS The smell of freshly baked gingerbread and roasting chestnuts fill the night air at festive markets across Europe in the build up to Christmas. Many of the markets can trace their roots back hundreds of years making them a tangible reminder of the origins of many Christmas traditions. From the fairytale backdrop of Vienna’s town hall to the song of carol singers drifting through the air, there is no better way to experience the Christmas spirit in all its glory.

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Wherever you are on Christmas Day , Trafalgar makes it special. There will be no slaving over a hot stove or piles of washing up as you enjoy a delicious Christmas meal full of traditional festive treats. If you happen to be in Florence for example, you will be greeted with a sparkling wine or cocktail before a delicious four-course meal of local specialities, all accompanied by live music. This will surely be a Christmas to remember. *

Excludes Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Morocco and City Breaks.

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Join in the festive fun at Hyde Park, London

A PERFECT START TO THE NEW YEAR p What better way to ring in the New Year than by celebrating in one of Europe’s most spectacular destinations? In Spain, experience the local tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight to ensure 12 months of happiness for the coming year or enjoy dinner and entertainment in a typical Paris bistro before watching fireworks light up the Eiffel Tower - just magic! For the perfect end to the evening, we provide late night coach transfers to ensure you get home safely.

See the sky light up on New Year’s Eve, Venice

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Spring into great value! Experience Tuscany in full bloom

Quaint alpine villages with window boxes bursting full of blooms, English meadows awash with bluebells and daffodils and fields of vibrant tulips across the Netherlands. When city boulevards and parks come alive with colour, Europe in spring is the ultimate photo opportunity. FEWER CROWDS, BIG SAVINGS Europe takes on a unique radiance in the springtime that gives it a gorgeous picture-postcard quality. And with fewer crowds than in summer, it’s the perfect time to capture every breathtaking sight in all its spring glory. But the real beauty of Europe at this time of year is the incredible value you enjoy only a few weeks short of the peak season. Apart from the lack of crowds, your spring holiday in Europe delivers everything summer travel offers but at savings of up to 24% off!

Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Insider Experiences Explore Europe with Trafalgar and your dream holiday will be filled with authentic local experiences you wouldn’t get to enjoy travelling any other way. The depth of our local knowledge means we can take you further inside the destination and provide a unique insider’s perspective on the people, places and cultures you encounter. UNIQUE EXPERIENCES We’ll show you more of Europe than you ever imagined possible. We’ll take you to all the must-see sights and enrich your holiday with exclusive Insider Experiences, including: • Hidden Treasures G surprise sights and experiences revealed by your Travel Director away from the usual tourist path. • Unique Insights l visits to places of unique cultural significance in a particular area like a traditional Moroccan pharmacy and Bramante’s step-less spiral staircase at the Vatican. • Local Specialities I opportunities to see locals at work, learn about the history of their craft and often sample their wares at places such as olive mills, glassblowing workshops and distilleries. • Local Guides 5 passionate locals who entertain and enlighten you about their hometown and local traditions, taking your sightseeing experience to a whole new level.

Our Travel Director Lidia was knowledgeable, humourous, caring and organised as she provided us with everything we required to enjoy an authentic Italian experience... Louise, Best of Italy, Trip Review

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Experience Christmas Market magic, Prague


Wonder at the cascading domes and soaring minarets of the Blue Mosque, Turkey

THE FINEST TRAVEL DIRECTORS It’s the stories behind each destination that allow you to truly get a feel for the places you visit, and no one tells them better than our Travel Directors. These seasoned professionals are your friend in Europe and their passion for sharing its history and culture gives you a real insider’s perspective that you simply wouldn’t have if travelling on your own.

VIP ENTRY You’ll really feel like a VIP when you step to the front of the line at popular attractions where your tickets have been pre-arranged. On all included sightseeing, Trafalgar provides state-of-the-art audio headsets, so you can clearly hear your guide’s commentary even at a distance.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Watch the art of Gondola making in Venice

On every itinerary, you can customise your holiday with a range of Optional Excursions that allow you to enhance your experience should you so choose. Optional Excursions offer unforgettable highlights of each destination at the most competitive prices. Payment for these is made to your Travel Director by credit card or cash (in the local currency). For a full list of excursions, visit the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com

SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS It’s the power of travel that brings people together. The bonds you share with like-minded people during your holiday are an invaluable part of your travel experience. You’ll make lifelong friends with English-speaking travellers from all over the world.

Explore the ornate detail of the Vatican, Italy

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Bon appétit! A destination becomes more than just a place when you discover the food, and this is especially so during the festive season. That’s why we ensure you get to enjoy a true taste of the local culture, by showcasing the authentic flavours that are distinctive to the area you’re visiting.

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DELECTABLE DINING Some of the dining highlights included on your guided holiday are: • A Welcome Reception E where you get to unwind and meet your Travel Director and travel companions over a drink and a light meal. • Daily buffet breakfast including hot local favourites as well as cereals, pastries and fruit. A traditional cooked breakfast is served in the UK and Ireland. • Selected lunches and dinners included, often featuring the local flavours of the area. Enjoy wine with all your included hotel dinners when travelling in the wine-growing regions of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal N. • Complimentary Wine Tasting H when you visit the wine-growing regions of Europe on selected itineraries. • Highlight Meals F where you’ll dine on regional cuisine at distinctive local venues. Be My Guest dining at Count Francesco’s Fattoria di Maiano

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

BE MY GUEST B – AN EXCLUSIVE! Trafalgar’s Be My Guest dining experiences connect you with the true essence of a destination as only an insider can. These exclusive events on selected itineraries give you a unique opportunity to savour amazing regional food and wine, and mingle with local hosts at private estates, working farms, wineries and family-run restaurants. To see some of our superb experiences watch our online videos at www.trafalgar.com – it’s sure to whet your appetite!

Be My Guest was the top experience of the holiday. At Muckross farm, we learned about farming and dined by peat fires, and candles all the while being serenaded... Ken, Irish Highlights, Trip Review Taste delicious local dishes freshly prepared just for you

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A good night’s sleep Hotel Grauer Bär, Innsbruck, Austria

Whether in Europe’s grand cities or beautiful countryside, Trafalgar’s guests stay in First Class accommodation in locations that perfectly complement each itinerary. We select every hotel for quality, impeccable service and comfort, to ensure you’re well rested for the exciting day ahead. PERFECTLY LOCATED HOTELS Our city hotels are ideally located close to the city centre for easy access to all the must-see sights, and our countryside properties are selected for their spectacular scenic locations and proximity to popular attractions. Your hotels are always First Class or better and include some of the world’s most respected brands. To view more of the hotels where you will stay on your Trafalgar holiday, visit www.trafalgar.com/aws-hotels

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

QUALITY ASSURANCE Our Product and Quality Team inspects and monitors each Trafalgar property to ensure the meticulous standards we expect from our hotel partners are maintained for your every comfort and satisfaction. At the majority of the hotels where you’ll stay we ensure that there is access to free Wi-Fi.* *On all European land itineraries

Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir, Turkey

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Trafalgar gives you a great deal more!

Buckingham Palace in Spring

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNTS BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST DEALS DURING AUTUMN, WINTER & SPRING! Book and pay early for these massive savings. Don’t miss out as these discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn.

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NZ$275

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Pay in full on or before Jun 30, 2013 and SAVE UP to NZ$275 per person

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Pay in full on or before Oct 31, 2013 and SAVE UP to NZ$183 per person

This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount”* in the price panel. For discounts to apply, holidays must be paid in full by the designated date above and not less than 45 days before the trip departs. Blackout departure dates may apply, please check with your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com at the time of booking.

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BOOK YOUR AIR EARLY TO GET THE BEST LAND AND AIR DEAL POSSIBLE!

SINGLE TRAVELLERS

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS

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

Travel together and save money

Guaranteed room share When travelling alone, we understand that some guests don’t want to incur the expense of a single room supplement. That's why on the majority of our itineraries we give you the option to room share. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a 'two bed' basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note, we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost. IMPORTANT: This service does not apply to extra nights’ accommodation, ’London and Paris’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’, ‘Winter in Paris’ or any itineraries in our Eastern Mediterranean section except the Best of Turkey.

Single supplement value If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you’ll appreciate our low single room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement.

TRAFALGAR’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION For peace of mind, see our Gold Seal Additional Protection Plan on page 74.

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5 to 8 – SAVE 5%: If a group of 5 to 8 guests travel together a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your holiday. So it pays to explore the world with your family and friends!

9 or more: If 9 or more guests travel together we offer attractive group discounts based on the number of people travelling. In a group of 9 guests 1 traveller qualifies for a 50%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the holiday. In a group of 16 guests 1 traveller qualifies for 100%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the holiday. IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per motorcoach. These discounts cannot be combined with our Young Traveller Discount or Triple Room Reductions. All guests’ names must be advised to Trafalgar at the time of booking in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and does not apply to extra nights’ accommodation, ‘London and Paris’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’ and ‘Winter in Paris’. *Discount is on a twin-share basis only.

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


YOUNG TRAVELLERS (5-17) Share your holiday with your family

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10 %

Take advantage of a great discount off the LAND-only portion of your trip when you travel with your family. Young travellers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveller Discount per room).

IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided holiday. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the time of travel to be eligible. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount and does not apply to extra nights’ accommodation, ‘London and Paris’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’,’Winter in Paris’, Jordan, Egypt and Israel.

2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar holiday

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5%

Book two Trafalgar trips, each 7 days or longer for a reduction of up to 5% off the LAND-only portion of the trip with the shortest duration. Take three holidays and save on two! Ask your Travel Agent for suggestions on your perfect holiday combination. There are too many to list here!

IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the maximum value of how much you will save. Holidays are combinable with second and subsequent additional holidays. Holidays must be booked at the same time. This discount is per person only and does not apply to extra nights’ accommodation, ‘Festive English Countryside’, ‘London and Paris’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’,’Winter in Paris’, ‘Real Britain’, Jordan, Egypt and Israel.

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

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Act NOW and take full advantage of this great offer! IMPORTANT: Trafalgar’s Travel Club is not available retroactively. Only one credit is available per person, per year, and only one credit can be redeemed against each further holiday. The Trafalgar Travel Club Discount does not apply to ‘London and Paris’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’ and ‘Winter in Paris’.

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Travel with three people sharing one room and each of you will receive a reduction off the LAND-only portion of your holiday price. Each itinerary lists the Triple Room Reduction per person. Refer to the itinerary of your choice.

IMPORTANT: 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. This reduction cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends discounts. This reduction only applies to itineraries featuring the Triple Room Reduction offer.

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Festive English Countryside Chatsworth House, Peak District

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Cambridge. • I Local Speciality Visit the Wedgwood Fine Bone China Factory for a demonstration and English Cream Tea. • l Unique Insight Visit Tideswell School of Food - a famous cookery school in the Peak District where you will learn how to make traditional homemade Christmas pies at a unique cooking demonstration. Later a wine specialist will provide a tasting of four wines along with different cheeses sourced in Derbyshire. You will discover how to choose the perfect wine to match food served over the Christmas period.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Ely Cathedral Visit some of the oldest monastic buildings in the country and see the magnificent Cathedral recognised as one of the Seven Medieval Wonders of the World on a guided visit. • Cambridge Visit one of the most famous university towns in the world for a walking tour with a Local Guide and see the beautiful Cambridge Backs. • Lincoln Visit the Cathedral on your guided tour. • Buxton Discover this spa town in Derbyshire. • Chatsworth Guided visit of Chatsworth House in the heart of the Peak District. • Tideswell Visit this scenic town in the Peak District famed for its magnificent 14th century church. • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage. • Bath Visit the Roman Baths and view the Georgian architecture. • Lacock Village Visit this National Trust preserved village linked to the Harry Potter tales. • Blenheim Palace Visit this magnificent stately home. • Windsor Visit this Royal town and view the castle.

DAY 1  LONDON TO CAMBRIDGE VIA ELY CATHEDRAL 5 E Welcome to London! Meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director before enjoying a scenic drive through Cambridgeshire to Ely Cathedral. The highlight of your visit will be a guided tour of the magnificent Cathedral recognised as one of the Seven Medieval Wonders of the World. On arrival in Cambridge, a Local Guide will take you on a walking tour to see some of the famous colleges that make up the University as well as the picturesque River Cam. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director in a local pub. (WR) Hotel: The Cambridge Belfry DAY 2  CAMBRIDGE – LINCOLN – BUXTON (2 NIGHTS) This morning travel to Lincolnshire and stop to visit the impressive and historical Lincoln Cathedral. A guide will take you through the Cathedral which is regarded by some to be the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles. You will have free time here to enjoy a relaxed lunch and explore some of the city. Later travel through the magnificent Peak District National Park.

Enjoy scenic views of steep limestone dales, rolling hills and moorland as well as dry stone walls. Dine tonight at your hotel in the scenic Peak District town of Buxton. (FB D) Hotel: The Palace Hotel DAY 3  PEAK DISTRICT EXCURSION TO CHATSWORTH HOUSE AND TIDESWELL F l Enjoy a drive through stunning scenery in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a guided tour of magnificent Chatsworth House, which is magically transformed for the festive season. Admire the grand halls and rooms bedecked with exquisite lights and decorations, and see a wonderful display inspired by classic Christmas carols. Enjoy a delicious twocourse Highlight Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings. This afternoon will take you to Tideswell where you will visit a famous cookery school and learn how to make a special Christmas delicacy at a unique cooking demonstration. Sample some of the locally produced cheese with specially selected wine before returning to your hotel in Buxton for a relaxed evening. (FB HL)

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 5 full breakfasts. • F Highlight Christmas Lunch. • 1 English Cream Tea. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Pub Reception at a traditional Cambridge pub with your Travel Director. n 1 three-course dinner. n F Farewell Dinner at a pub in Lacock Village a National Trust preserved Village.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 5.

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S Travel Style: Christmas Spectacular Duration: 6 Days Pace: Comfortable From: NZ$1799 p.p. twin share Ref: WENG Starts London Sun 10 Nov Sun 17 Nov Sun 24 Nov

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. London Share Option Fri 15 Nov 1799 300 Fri 22 Nov 1799 300 Fri 29 Nov 1799 300

Starts London Sun 1 Dec Sun 8 Dec Sun 15 Dec

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. London Share Option Fri 6 Dec 1799 300 Fri 13 Dec 1799 300 Fri 20 Dec 1799 300

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Jun 30 & SAVE up to

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$58 per person. Your London Hotel: The Cumberland For rates and full details please see page 73. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Cumberland providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.

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DAY 4  BUXTON – WEDGWOOD – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON I Stop in Stoke-on-Trent for a visit to the Wedgwood Fine Bone China Factory. Enjoy a Local Speciality demonstration on the manufacture of this beautiful porcelain. Later indulge in a delicious traditional English Cream Tea. This afternoon travel to Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit the house where William Shakespeare was born and raised. See Anne Hathaway’s cottage where she lived before marrying the Bard. Enjoy free time for sightseeing and Christmas shopping. (FB) Hotel: Mercure Shakespeare DAY 5  STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – BATH – EXCURSION TO LACOCK VILLAGE F This morning drive to the beautiful city of Bath to admire the superb Georgian architecture on your orientation of the main sights. Visit the Roman Baths, renowned for their hot mineral springs. This afternoon enjoy free time for exploring this Georgian city. This evening join your companions for a drive to the picturesque National Trust

village of Lacock where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a traditional English pub. (FB FD) Hotel: Hilton Bath City DAY 6  BATH – BLENHEIM PALACE – WINDSOR – LONDON Visit Blenheim Palace for a truly magical Christmas experience. Estate-grown Christmas trees sparkle in the Great Court and sumptuous decorations adorn the State Rooms and splendid halls. See the Palace and its courtyards turned into a winter wonderland, with glowing fires providing a warm welcome. Wreaths and miniature trees add to the traditional Christmas atmosphere in the Great Hall and Long Library. Stop in Royal Windsor with time to enjoy a walk along the Thames or the chance to visit inside the royal castle. Later return to London where your scenic and magical Christmas adventure comes to an end. (FB)

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

Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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German Christmas Markets Christmas market and cathedral, Erfurt

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Berlin. • l Unique Insight Enjoy priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Christmas Markets in Würzburg, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Wartburg Castle, Erfurt, Dresden and Liepzig. • Frankfurt See the medieval Römerplatz during the orientation tour of this impressive city. • Rothenburg Orientation of this picturesque medieval city. • Nuremberg See St. Sebald’s Cathedral and the Christmas market stalls on your orientation. • Dresden Orientation includes the Zwinger Palace and Opera House. • Berlin Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Reichstag, Tiergarten and Brandenburg Gate.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including a light meal and drinks with your Travel Director in Frankfurt. n 2 three-course dinners. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Berlin.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Complimentary Frankfurt airport transfers are provided on Day 1. Berlin airport transfer provided on Day 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE FRANKFURT E Welcome to Germany and the start of your magical trip to experience the festive markets! Each year in November and December the atmosphere builds through Germany with the start of Christmas celebrations. Towns and villages are decorated, Christmas markets open in cities and the wonderful smell of “Stollen” (Christmas cake) and “Glühwein” (mulled wine) is to be found around every corner. This afternoon after check-in, your Travel Director will take you on an orientation tour of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Later, meet again with your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach DAY 2  FRANKFURT – WÜRZBURG– ROTHENBURG – NUREMBERG The first visit this morning is to Würzburg on the banks of the River Main. This city is renowned for its art and architectural heritage. The Residence Castle, a baroque masterpiece, has been listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is here in the heart of Würzburg’s Old Town that you will have time to explore the charming markets made up of approximately 140 beautifully decorated wooden stalls. Upon arrival in

Rothenburg in the afternoon, your Travel Director will take you on an orientation walk to see the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include half-timbered houses and the old town hall. Continue to Nuremberg, where you can admire the mighty ramparts, a bustling market place and St. Sebald’s Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Nuremberg DAY 3  NUREMBERG – EISENACH (WARTBURG CASTLE) – ERFURT A very special Christmas market is held in the courtyard of the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg Castle in Eisenach. During Advent you can explore and enjoy typical German food, beverages, crafts, music and entertainment. Later travel to see the largest Christmas market in the province of Thuringia. This medieval market takes place on Cathedral Square in Erfurt with the impressive background of St Mary’s Cathedral and St. Severus Church. These form the perfect backdrop for more than 200 stalls and a big Ferris wheel. See the 120m long Merchants’ Bridge (Krämerbrücke) which has 32 houses along its length – the longest inhabited bridge in Europe. (BB) Hotel: Park Inn Radisson Erfurt - Apfelstadt

Rothenburg, Germany


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Weimar

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S Travel Style: Christmas Spectacular Duration: 8 Days Pace: Lively From: NZ$2025 p.p. twin share Ref: WMAR Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Starts Frankfurt Berlin Share Option Thu 28 Nov Thu 5 Dec 2025 520 Fri 29 Nov Fri 6 Dec 2025 520

Thu 5 Dec Fri 6 Dec

Starts Frankfurt Thu 12 Dec Fri 13 Dec Sat 14 Dec Sun 15 Dec

Thu 12 Dec 2025 520 Fri 13 Dec 2025 520

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Berlin Share Option Thu 19 Dec 2035 520 Fri 20 Dec 2035 520 Sat 21 Dec 2035 520 Sun 22 Dec 2035 520

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NZ$200

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$86 per person. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Frankfurt airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.00pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Berlin Airport at 8am and 10.00am.

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Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of the Advent until 23 December 2013. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and Christmas market inclusions in keeping with the events of the season.

homage to the Christmas pastry from Dresden, the original Dresdner Christstollen. On the 3rd weekend of advent, the Pyramid feast takes place. Taste typical Saxon delicacies and buy traditional handicraft in the heart of this Baroque city. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere! (BB)

Christmas market, Nuremberg

DAY 6  DRESDEN – LEIPZIG – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS) Just as it was 500 years ago, the Leipzig Christmas market blends into the fascinating, historic backdrop of Leipzig city centre. With more than 250 originally decorated stalls, it lives up to its reputation as one of the biggest and most interesting Christmas markets in Germany. The greatest attraction is the worlds’ largest free-standing Advent calendar. After time to explore you will later make your way to Berlin - one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in Europe. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Berlin

Gingerbread Hearts, Germany DAY 4  ERFURT – WEIMAR – DRESDEN (2 NIGHTS) In 1816, Weimar hosted the first public Christmas tree, erected on the Market Square for children whose parents could not afford their own. Spend time enjoying the festive spirit at this Christmas market. Later travel to Dresden − known as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. See the highlights of this astonishing Renaissance city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Pullman Dresden Newa DAY 5  FULL DAY AT DRESDEN CHRISTMAS MARKET A blaze of lights, the smell of mulled wine and Christmas songs pervade the city centre: The Dresden Striezelmarkt, Germany’s oldest Christmas market, opens its gates for you. On the second weekend in advent, during the Stollen feast, the people from Dresden pay

DAY 7  BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME l 5 F This morning enjoy a Unique Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the German State Opera House, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. Spend the rest of your day exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs! This evening, join your companions and Travel Director for a delicious festive Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) DAY 8  DEPART BERLIN Say farewell to your travelling companions as you return home full of the joys of Christmas! Morning transfers are available to Berlin Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland Salzburg, Austria

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Vienna and Salzburg.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Christmas Markets in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Lucerne & Zurich. • Vienna See the Hofburg, City Hall and State Opera House. • Salzburg Admire the Mirabell Gardens and Mozart’s birthplace. • Munich View the Hofbräuhaus and the Glockenspiel in Marienplatz. • Neuschwanstein Castle Horse and carriage ride to the castle for a guided visit of the apartments. • Oberammergau Visit the Passion Play village. • Innsbruck See the Golden Roof and Old Town Square. • Lucerne See the Lion Monument and wooden Chapel Bridge.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including a light meal and drinks with your Travel Director in Vienna. n 2 three-course dinners. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Lucerne.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Complimentary Vienna airport transfers provided on Day 1. Zurich airport transfer provided on Day 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel on the right. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the magical Austrian capital, Vienna. Relax after your journey. Later, meet your fellow travellers and your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal followed by an evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube DAY 2  VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND CHRISTMAS MARKETS 5 Explore the Ringstrasse during your festive sightseeing tour of Vienna. Your Local Guide shows you the Hofburg which was the former home of the Hapsburgs. You will also see the Parliament, City Hall and the grand State Opera House. Visit the ‘Christkindlmarkt’ and buy handmade wooden toys, seasonal gifts, delicious gingerbread and warming Glühwein from traditional decorated wooden stalls. (BB) DAY 3  VIENNA – SALZBURG – MUNICH (2 NIGHTS) 5 Drive along the scenic Danube Valley to the beautiful city of Salzburg. Visit the enchanting Christmas market. See the

beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens, Mozart’s birthplace and the Old City on your walking tour with a Local Guide. Then cross fairytale Alpine landscapes to Munich, capital of Bavaria. Dine this evening at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Sheraton Munich Westpark DAY 4  MUNICH ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Discover Munich on an orientation with your Travel Director. Admire the Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. Spend the rest of your day enjoying the festive spirit at the Christmas market. Consider a visit to a famous beer hall and experience the warmth and hospitality for which this city is renowned. (BB) DAY 5  MUNICH – NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE – OBERAMMERGAU – INNSBRUCK Visit King Ludwig’s castle. Standing on a rugged hilltop and set against dramatic snow-capped mountains, this Gothic Revival building is every inch the fairytale castle! Visit Oberammergau, where the seven-hour long Passion Play is performed every 10 years. Admire the 15th century

Swiss Alps


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Travel Style: Christmas Spectacular Duration: 8 Days Pace: Comfortable From: NZ$2085 p.p. twin share Ref: WCMA

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2085 530

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Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Zurich Share Option Wed 11 Dec 2085 520 Fri 13 Dec 2085 520 Sun 15 Dec 2085 520 Tue 17 Dec 2085 520 Thu 19 Dec 2085 520

NZ$200

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NZ$30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$86 per person.

Overnight stays

■ Sightseeing stops

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Vienna airport transfers will operate at 9.00am, 12.00pm and 3.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from Lucerne will arrive at Zurich Airport at 8am.

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Switzerland. Explore the Christmas market in Zurich, held inside the main train station − the biggest indoor festive market in Europe before continuing on to lakeside Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Astoria DAY 7  LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME F Visit the Lion Monument in Lucerne. See the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and the beautiful Baroque Jesuit Church. Shop for souvenirs in Lucerne’s quaint Christmas market. This evening, join your companions and Travel Director for a delicious festive Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD)

Golden Roof at Innsbruck. Visit the Christmas Market in the Old Town Square and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere! (BB D) Hotel: Grauer Bär

DAY 8  LUCERNE – DEPART ZURICH Say farewell to your travelling companions as you return home full of the joys of Christmas! Morning transfer to Zurich airport from Lucerne, conditions apply. Please do not book flights which depart before 10.00am from Zurich airport. (BB)

DAY 6  INNSBRUCK – ZURICH CHRISTMAS MARKET – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Travel through alpine landscapes into

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

Christmas Decorations

Munich, Germany

Hofburg Palace, Vienna

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Winter in London Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 1 TO DAY 7  LONDON (6 NIGHTS) 5 Welcome to one of the most exciting cities in the world! As any Londoner will tell you, the city comes into its own during what is traditionally called the off-season − autumn, winter and spring. Fewer tourists will give you more space and time to enjoy the historic sights, galleries and museums that this magnificent capital city has to offer. The best theatre tickets are more readily available plus you’ll have the opportunity to grab some excellent bargains in the January sales. Trafalgar offers very special prices, making a trip to London essential during the off-season.

• London Half day sightseeing includes Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. • London FREE travel on Central London’s buses and Underground (subway) trains zones 1 & 2 for three days. • London Tickets for a one day Original London hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

See some of London’s biggest sights during your included half day sightseeing tour with a Local Guide − Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Your tour ends in central London, leaving you free to explore on your own. Consider visiting the British Museum or discover the City of London’s business district and the Tower of London. Visit Madame Tussauds or browse through the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Don’t miss the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Take a River Thames cruise to Greenwich, home of the Royal Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark.

• Full English breakfast daily.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Your choice of hotel accommodation as per categories featured below, which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London. • Services of Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre. • 5 Local Guide in London • A travel wallet with your documentation. • London Airport Shuttle is available. Conditions apply.

Shopping is world-class in London. Major department stores line Oxford Street and Regent Street. A host of designer brands adorn Bond Street and the Burlington Arcade. Antiques and curiosities are at Camden Market, Portobello Road and Chelsea’s fashionable Kings Road. Don’t forget to stop off at Harrods and the boutiques of Knightsbridge. Make the most of your stay with a choice of optional excursions available to you. From Windsor Castle to Oxford’s ornate colleges and the place of Shakespeare’s birth, Stratford-upon-Avon, any number of excursions can be arranged for you. Trafalgar’s London Week also includes tickets for the Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour plus the added bonus of three days’ included free travel on the city’s central bus and underground network. (Full English breakfast daily)

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

Travel Style: City Breaks Duration: 7 Days Pace: Relaxed From: NZ$935 p.p. twin share Ref: See Below Holidays start daily 1 Nov 2013 to 31 Mar 2014 Ref Code: Category IEC6 Moderate CMB6 Superior First Class

Hotel Ibis Earls Court The Cumberland

Twin Share 935 1275

Single Supp Option

410 670

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed room share and triple rooms are not available on this trip.

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A London Heathrow Airport shuttle service is available. See page 73 for details. Conditions apply.

London Eye and River Thames


Winter in Paris Notre Dame, Paris

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Paris See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Visit a perfumery. Enjoy a relaxing Seine Cruise. • Versailles Visit the Hall of Mirrors and admire the magnificent gardens of the Palace.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • Buffet breakfast daily.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Your choice of hotel accommodation as per categories featured below, which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Services of a Trafalgar Local Host in Paris. • 5 Local Guide in Paris and Versailles. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8. See panel below. • J Audio Headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing.

DAY 1 TO DAY 8  PARIS (7 NIGHTS) 5 Experience seven unforgettable nights in one of Europe’s capitals. Your fantastic journey starts with a guided sightseeing tour featuring views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Also included is a cruise on the Seine River and a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery and Museum. Undoubtedly another highlight of your holiday is an included half-day excursion to Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, renowned for its stunning interior and spectacular ornamental gardens. This leisurely City Break gives you the opportunity to explore Paris in your own time and at your own pace. You will never tire of the city’s attractions and there is always something new to discover. Paris is perfect for culture lovers and offers an array of famous museums and galleries including the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Pompidou centre. Shop in chic boutiques and elegant department stores or simply relax at an outdoor café and watch the world go by. When the sun goes down, the city is still bursting with life. Wander through the Latin Quarter and dine in Bohemian Montmartre. Don’t miss a spectacular cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge or Nouvelle Eve. You can also make the most of your stay with a selection of optional excursions, including the home and gardens of the Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, at Giverny. A Trafalgar Local Host will be available to advise and organise excursions and activities. (Buffet breakfast daily)

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

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Travel Style: City Breaks Duration: 8 Days Pace: Relaxed From: NZ$1235 p.p. twin share Ref: See Below Departures start and end on Sundays

Ref: WCPM (Moderate)

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1435

800

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed room share, extra nights and triple rooms are not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: Transfers available on arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will operate at 8:00am, 11:00am, and 2:00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers from the hotel will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport at 8:00am and 11:30am.

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London & Paris

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SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • London See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. • Windsor Visit the royal town of Windsor and the castle. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • Full English buffet breakfast in London • Buffet breakfast daily in Paris.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London and Paris. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 8 in Paris. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • 5 Local Guide in London and Paris. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Paris to enhance your included sightseeing.

TRAFALGAR FAMILY EXPERIENCES Trafalgar offers a range of fun and exciting family friendly itineraries. For further details of these adventures please refer to our Family Experiences brochure or visit www.FamilyTravelExperiences.com.au.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 4  LONDON (4 NIGHTS) 5 Experience London - from the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Horse Guards to the welcoming pubs and bustling markets – this city has it all. Relax after check-in or spend time exploring the sights and sounds of London. On your first full day in London, your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. On your second full day enjoy an excursion to the Royal town of Windsor, with an included visit to the castle and free time to shop. The rest of the time in London is yours to enjoy as you please. Stroll through Hyde Park, visit the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, have lunch in Covent Garden or explore Camden Market. Shop in the West End, Bond Street and Knightsbridge, enjoy a top stage production or take a trip outside of the city to the pretty Cotswolds – your options are endless and your Local Host will be available to suggest activities or to help with organizing any excursions during your stay. (FB/FB/FB) Hotel: Thistle Euston

Big Ben, London

DAY 5 TO DAY 7  PARIS (3 NIGHTS) 5 Transfer to St. Pancras International Station in London and board the Eurostar, a high-speed train service, to Gare du Nord in central Paris. On arrival in the French capital, you are transferred to your hotel for three nights in this vibrant city. The next morning, meet your Local Guide

Arc de Triomphe, Paris


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Travel Style: City Breaks Duration: 8 Days Pace: Relaxed From: NZ$1750 p.p. twin share Ref: WLLP

Channel Tunnel

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English Channel

Mon 2 Dec q Mon 9 Dec q Mon 16 Dec q Mon 23 Dec Mon 30 Dec

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Eurostar Train

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670 670 670 670 670

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Mon 10 Feb Mon 17 Feb Mon 24 Feb Mon 3 Mar

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670 670 670 670

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1799 1799 1799 1799 1835

670 670 670 670 670

1750 670 1750 670

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for a sightseeing tour of Paris which includes an ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, a wonderful drive up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and views of Notre Dame Cathedral. Afterwards, you are free to do as you please. There is time to sample a pâtisserie, to shop in the chic French boutiques or to enjoy a visit to the Palace of Versailles or the Louvre – the choice is yours. This evening, why not take in a spectacular Parisian cabaret? (BB/BB/BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

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Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. ❤ Note: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in romantic Paris on the 10 February 2014 departure. Airport transfers: A London Airport Shuttle service is avaiable. Please see page 73 for details. Conditions apply. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8.00am and 11.30am.

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DAY 8  DEPART PARIS After breakfast, bid your new-found friends ‘au revoir’ as your city break comes to an end. Transfers to Charles De Gaulle airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

FAMILY EXPERIENCES Ref: WLPF

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9, 16, 23 December 2013 – will include ice-skating at Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland, a ride on the London Eye and ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is NZ$390. Check with your travel agent for family discounts available for the other room types. Trip price supplement per person NZ$325 (9 Dec), NZ$185 (16 Dec), NZ$185 (23 Dec). Hotels: London - Holiday Inn Kings Cross Bloomsbury, Paris - Novotel Tour Eiffel.

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Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Paris & Rome Czech Republic Trevi Fountain, Rome

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SLOVENIA

ITALY SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pietà.

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Overnight stays

• Buffet breakfast daily.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in Paris and Rome. • Flight from Paris to Rome and associated transfers. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 in Paris and Day 8 in Rome. Conditions apply, see departure panel below. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • 5 Local Guide in Paris and Rome. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Paris and Rome to enhance your sightseeing experiences.

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DAY 4  FLIGHT FROM PARIS TO ROME (4 NIGHTS) D After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Rome, the Eternal City. On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel, home for the next four nights! Spend the evening exploring or simply relax and watch the world go by. (BB/BB/BB) Hotel: Una DAY 5  ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 This morning, your Local Guide brings the city to life with a half day sightseeing tour featuring views of the Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus as well as a visit to St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Spend the rest of the day as you please. (BB)

Travel Style: City Breaks Duration: 8 Days Pace: Relaxed From: NZ$1899 p.p. twin share Ref: WPAR Ends Rome Fri 8 Nov Fri 15 Nov Fri 22 Nov Fri 29 Nov Fri 6 Dec

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CORSICA

DAY 1 TO DAY 3  PARIS (3 NIGHTS) 5 Welcome to Paris! After check-in, there is time to relax and unwind. On your first morning, your Local Guide takes you on a fascinating sightseeing tour. Ascend the Eiffel Tower to the second level for amazing views of Paris. Drive along the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and enjoy views of Notre Dame Cathedral. Spend the rest of your time sightseeing and shopping in smart boutiques. Visit world-class museums such as the Louvre or perhaps take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles. Sample the local cuisine and maybe see a renowned Parisian cabaret! (BB/BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

Starts Paris Fri 1 Nov Fri 8 Nov Fri 15 Nov Fri 22 Nov Fri 29 Nov

Mediterranean Sea

Price per Person Single Twin Supp. Share Option 1899 620 1899 620 1899 620

Starts Paris Fri 17 Jan Fri 24 Jan Fri 31 Jan

Ends Rome Fri 24 Jan Fri 31 Jan Fri 7 Feb

Fri 7 Feb Fri 14 Feb Fri 21 Feb Fri 28 Feb

Fri 14 Feb Fri 21 Feb Fri 28 Feb Fri 7 Mar

1899 1899 1899 1899

620 620 620 620

Fri 7 Mar Fri 14 Mar Fri 21 Mar Fri 28 Mar

Fri 14 Mar Fri 21 Mar Fri 28 Mar Fri 4 Apr

1899 1899 1899 2050

620 620 620 690

DAY 6 TO DAY 7  ROME FREE TIME Spend two full days exploring this exciting city. From Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to the elegant shops on the Via Condotti and from the ancient Forum to the colourful Piazza Navona, Rome is yours to discover. In the evenings, savour the city’s mouth-watering cuisine at the restaurant of your choice. (BB/BB) DAY 8  DEPART ROME Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your companions at the end of a memorable holiday in Paris and Rome. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. The above prices include Internal airfares and are accurate as of March 2013. For up to date pricing please visit our website. f Note: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in romantic Paris on the 14th February 2014 departure.

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Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am.

Café in Paris


London, Paris & Rome Colosseum, Rome

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LONDON

THE ANDS L HER

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Dover Calais

ENGLAND

English Channel

NET

GERMANY BELGIUM

Eurostar Train

CZECH REPUBLIC

LUXEMBOURG

PARIS

3 AUSTRIA

FRANCE

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • London See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Rome Sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pieta.

Overnight stays

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Paris and associated transfers. • Flight from Paris to Rome and associated transfers. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host in London, Paris and Rome. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 10. Conditions apply, see departure panel below. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • 5 Local Guide in London, Paris and Rome. • J Audio Headsets Provided in Paris and Rome to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

■ Sightseeing stops

Start

CORSICA

End

3

ROME

DAY 4 TO DAY 6  PARIS (3 NIGHTS) 5 Take the Eurostar high-speed train from London’s St. Pancras International station to Gare du Nord in Paris. The following day, your Local Guide brings the city to life during your sightseeing tour, which includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the ascent of the Eiffel Tower to the second level. Later, you might like to dine at a restaurant on the Left Bank and perhaps round off the evening with a spectacular Parisian cabaret. (FB/BB/BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel DAY 7  FLIGHT FROM PARIS TO ROME (3 NIGHTS) D After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Rome, the Eternal City. Check-in to your hotel, then spend the rest of the day relaxing or strolling through the ancient streets and soak up the unique ambience! (BB) Hotel: Una

3 Travel Style: City Breaks Duration: 10 Days Pace: Relaxed From: NZ$2425 p.p. twin share Ref: WLPR Price per Person Single Twin Supp. Share Option 2675 850 2465 800 2465 800 2465 800

Ends Rome Thu 14 Nov Thu 21 Nov Thu 28 Nov Thu 5 Dec

f

Tue 7 Jan Tue 14 Jan

ITALY

DAY 1 TO DAY 3  LONDON (3 NIGHTS) 5 After check-in to your hotel, the rest of your day is free. On your first full day in London, your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour including views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The rest of your time in London is yours to do as you wish! Choose from any number of world-class museums and galleries. Walk in famous parks such as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Mix with the famous and infamous at Madame Tussauds. Watch top stage productions at any one of London’s forty-plus West End theatres. The choice is yours! (FB/FB) Hotel: Thistle Euston

• Full English buffet breakfast daily in London. • Buffet breakfast daily in Paris and Rome.

Tue 3 Dec Tue 10 Dec Tue 17 Dec Tue 24 Dec Tue 31 Dec

SLOVENIA

Mediterranean Sea

SPAIN

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

Starts London Tue 5 Nov Tue 12 Nov Tue 19 Nov Tue 26 Nov

SWITZERLAND

Thu 12 Dec Thu 19 Dec Thu 26 Dec Thu 2 Jan Thu 9 Jan 2014 Thu 16 Jan Thu 23 Jan

2465 2465 2465 2585 2425

800 800 800 850 800

2425 2425

800 800

Price per Person Single Twin Supp. Share Option 2425 800 2425 800

Starts London Tue 21 Jan Tue 28 Jan

Ends Rome Thu 30 Jan Thu 6 Feb

Tue 4 Feb Tue 11 Feb Tue 18 Feb Tue 25 Feb

Thu 13 Feb Thu 20 Feb Thu 27 Feb Thu 6 Mar

2425 2425 2475 2475

800 800 800 800

Tue 4 Mar Tue 11 Mar Tue 18 Mar Tue 25 Mar

Thu 13 Mar Thu 20 Mar Thu 27 Mar Thu 3 Apr

2475 2475 2475 2575

800 800 800 850

DAY 8 TO DAY 9  ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 Experience the delights of two full days in this exciting city. Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour on the first morning, which includes views of the Forum, Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were staged in ancient Rome. The spectacle continues with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Afterwards, Rome is yours to discover. Admire Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, and shop for the latest fashions on the elegant Via Condotti. In the evenings, Rome’s many restaurants offer all manner of mouth-watering specialities for you to try! (BB/BB) DAY 10  DEPART ROME After breakfast say ‘arrivederci Roma’. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. The above prices include Internal airfares and are accurate as of March 2013. For up to date pricing please visit our website. f Note: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in romantic Paris on the 11 February 2014 departure. Airport transfers: Shuttle service is available in London. Please see page 73 for details. Conditions apply. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am.

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Simply Italy Rialto Bridge, Venice

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Speciality Tuscan lunch experience with wine made with locally sourced fresh produce. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide for included sightseeing in Rome and Florence. • I Local Speciality Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian arts. See glass-blowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome View the Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch. View St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles and see the Cathedral and its Baptistery. • Florence See the Cathedral and Signoria Square and view Ponte Vecchio. Admire Florentine leatherwork and enjoy views from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Siena Visit this medieval Tuscan city. Orientation includes the Piazza del Campo.

DAY 1  ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome! Spend the day relaxing or exploring this ancient city on your own. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Afterwards, enjoy a drive to see the city lights and finish with a stroll through Piazza Navona featuring the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers. (WR) Hotel: Executive Style DAY 2  ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 l Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later, view the Forum, centre of daily life in ancient Rome as well as visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur style chariot racing took

place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. (BB) DAY 3  ROME – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) N Travel through scenic Umbria and see the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto before entering into Tuscany. Make your way past Chianti vineyards and terraced olive groves before crossing over the forested Apennine hills. Arrive later in Venice - one of the most unique and serene cities in the world. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini DAY 4  VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME I A visit to the magical city of Venice would not be complete without an orientation cruise by private motor launch along the Grand Canal, as well as views of the Doge’s Palace and the renowned Bridge of Sighs. Witness a Local Speciality demonstration of the ancient art of glass-blowing at a workshop on Giudecca island. Then there’s time on your own to join the various optional activities on offer or to explore the labyrinth of streets and canals. (BB)

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest lunch in Florence. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. n N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided at Rome Fiumicino on Days 1 and 8. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

Venetian Masks


SLOVENIA

VENICE

ITALY

2

Gulf of Venice

Travel Style: Regional Duration: 8 Days Pace: Comfortable From: NZ$2150 p.p. twin share Ref: WISIA Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Starts Rome Rome Share Option Sun 27 Oct Sun 3 Nov 2225 350

Italian Riviera

2

Pisa

P

FLORENCE Siena

Starts Rome Sun 26 Jan

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Rome Share Option Sun 2 Feb 2150 350

Sun 3 Nov Sun 10 Nov Sun 17 Nov Sun 24 Nov

Sun 10 Nov Sun 17 Nov Sun 24 Nov Sun 1 Dec

2150 2150 2150 2150

350 350 350 350

Sun 2 Feb Sun 9 Feb Sun 16 Feb e Sun 23 Feb

Sun 9 Feb Sun 16 Feb Sun 23 Feb Sun 2 Mar

2150 2150 2150 2350

350 350 350 430

Sun 1 Dec Sun 8 Dec Sun 15 Dec Sun 22 Dec Sun 29 Dec

Sun 8 Dec Sun 15 Dec Sun 22 Dec Sun 29 Dec Sun 5 Jan 2014 Sun 12 Jan Sun 19 Jan Sun 26 Jan

2150 2150 2150 2250 2499

350 350 350 350 430

Sun 2 Mar Sun 9 Mar Sun 16 Mar Sun 23 Mar Sun 30 Mar

Sun 9 Mar Sun 16 Mar Sun 23 Mar Sun 30 Mar Sun 6 Apr

2150 2150 2150 2150 2250

350 350 350 350 350

Sun 5 Jan Sun 12 Jan Sun 19 Jan

2150 350 2150 350 2150 350

Sun 6 Apr Sun 13 Apr 2250 350 6 Sun 13 Apr Sun 20 Apr 2499 430 6 Sun 20 Apr Sun 27 Apr 2499 430

GREAT SAVINGS CORSICA

Early Payment Discount:

Tyrrhenian Sea

2 1 ROME

Overnight stays

■ Sightseeing stops

Start

DAY 5  VENICE – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) This morning cross the Veneto plains then travel over the steep Apennine Mountains to the city of Pisa. See the incredible Leaning Tower and the amazing carved marble Cathedral and Baptistery in the Square of Miracles. Later, travel through the province of Tuscany to Renaissance Florence for your two-night stay. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo DAY 6  FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 B Your Local Guide shows you the multicoloured Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Signoria during your guided walking tour. Enjoy a panoramic view over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo before free time to shop for high quality leather and gold. Alternatively consider visiting the Fine Arts Academy to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. Today enjoy an authentic Be My Guest Tuscan lunch experience made with locally sourced fresh produce. (BB BG)

End

Pay By Jun 30 & SAVE up to

NZ$187 p.p.

Pay By Oct 31 & SAVE up to

NZ$125 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to Young Traveller Discount

NZ$125 p.p. NZ$220

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$50

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73.

Meet your travel companions before you go!

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$86 per person. 6 These trips will be in Rome on Easter Sunday

Sign up to the Trafalgar Online Community and get to know your fellow travellers before your journey even begins in your private Trip Group. Ask questions, share handy travel tips and you can also chat with past guests in our online forums. To get started, visit www.trafalgar.com/community/groups

e This departure will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2014

Airport Transfers: Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm, and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 22 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas the ‘Italian way’ in Venice. Enjoy a traditional festive meal with all the trimmings. Christmas in Venice is simply unforgettable. The 29 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Venice. After a delicious meal in a local trattoria with wine, celebrate by witnessing the local festivities. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Siena, Tuscany

DAY 7  FLORENCE – SIENA – ROME F Drive through the Chianti vineyards to the medieval city of Siena. Here an orientation includes the Piazza del Campo, scene of the annual Palio horse races. There is time at leisure to shop for Tuscan specialities before returning to the Eternal City of Rome. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Golf Parco De Medici Hotel & Resort DAY 8  DEPART ROME Say ‘arrivederci’ to your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the end of this remarkable Italian holiday. Airport transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Great Italian Cities O Q Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest You will be welcomed by the owners of a magnificent castle in the Tuscan hills and taken on a tour of the castle and the cellars – once used as the dungeons! Enjoy a memorable dinner in the Great Hall or Castle gardens and taste some delicious Chiantis. • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Assisi, Florence, and Bologna. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Venice, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide of ‘Secret Venice’ and the Rialto food market with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. Then take a cruise along the Grand Canal. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian arts. See glass-blowing artisans and other craftsmen in action.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pietà. Visit the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel. Visit the Colosseum. • Assisi Walking tour includes a visit of St Francis’ Basilica. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower and the Square of Miracles. • Bologna Walking tour includes views of the Kissing Towers and Neptune’s Fountain. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Byzantine Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.

DAY 1  ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It’s the ideal opportunity to get to know everyone! An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter’s Basilica - the perfect start to your Italian holiday! (WR) Hotel: Il Cantico DAY 2  ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 l Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later, view the Forum, centre of daily life in ancient Rome as well as visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. (BB)

DAY 3  ROME AT LEISURE Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively, consider joining an excursion to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, close to the Bay of Naples. (BB) DAY 4  ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS) 5 Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Your Local Guide shows you all the sights. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes. Visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which stands on the site where St. Francis died. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori DAY 5  FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING 5 B Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. See Piazza Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi, and the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. This evening, travel to a Tuscan wine and

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. n N 1 three course dinner with local wine. n B Be My Guest dinner on a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Venice.

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First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 5.

Leaning Tower of Pisa


SLOVENIA VENICE

3

CROATIA

3

Pisa

Travel Style: Regional Duration: 10 Days Pace: Leisurely From: NZ$2699 p.p. twin share Ref: WGIC

Gulf of Venice

Bologna

FLORENCE

Adriatic Sea

Assisi

ITALY 3

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Starts Rome Venice Share Option Fri 1 Nov Sun 10 Nov 2850 520 Fri 8 Nov Sun 17 Nov 2725 520 Fri 15 Nov Sun 24 Nov 2725 520 Fri 22 Nov Sun 1 Dec 2725 520 Fri 29 Nov Sun 8 Dec 2699 520

Fri 6 Dec q Fri 13 Dec q Fri 20 Dec q Fri 27 Dec q Fri 3 Jan Fri 10 Jan Fri 17 Jan Fri 24 Jan

ROME

Sun 15 Dec Sun 22 Dec Sun 29 Dec Sun 5 Jan 2014 Sun 12 Jan Sun 19 Jan Sun 26 Jan Sun 2 Feb

2699 2699 2765 3035

520 520 520 520

2699 2699 2699 2699

520 520 520 520

e

6

Starts Rome Fri 31 Jan

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Venice Share Option Sun 9 Feb 2725 520

Fri 7 Feb Fri 14 Feb Fri 21 Feb Fri 28 Feb

Sun 16 Feb Sun 23 Feb Sun 2 Mar Sun 9 Mar

2725 2725 2999 2725

520 520 640 520

Fri 7 Mar Fri 14 Mar Fri 21 Mar Fri 28 Mar

Sun 16 Mar Sun 23 Mar Sun 30 Mar Sun 6 Apr

2725 2725 2725 2725

520 520 520 520

Fri 4 Apr Sun 13 Apr 2725 520 Fri 11 Apr Sun 20 Apr 3099 640

GREAT SAVINGS

Tyrrhenian Sea

Early Payment Discount:

Optional Excursion Available to Pompeii on Day 3

Overnight stays

P

■ Sightseeing stops

Start

Pompeii

NZ$155 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

NZ$155 p.p. NZ$270

Triple Room Reduction

End

NZ$90

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8.00am and 9.30am.

DAY 6  FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian Sea. In the Square of Miracles, home to some of the city’s most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. Later, spend free time shopping for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB)

DAY 8  VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION I Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating Local Specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Free time is an opportunity to visit the Fine Arts Academy, simply relax at a café on St. Mark’s Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious seafood lunch. (BB)

NZ$232 p.p.

Pay By Oct 31 & SAVE up to Young Traveller Discount

olive oil estate for a special Be My Guest Dinner in a historic castle. (BB BG)

DAY 7  FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) 5 N Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and famous for sausages and salamis! Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Kissing Towers, which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later, cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This Byzantine city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. This evening, you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it’s the perfect introduction to this magical city! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini

Pay By Jun 30 & SAVE up to

6 Please note: This trip finishes in Venice on Easter Sunday. e This departure will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2014

Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$95 per person.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 20 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas the ‘Italian way’ in Florence. Enjoy a traditional festive meal with all the trimmings in this magnificent Renaissance city – it will be a Christmas to remember forever. The 27 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Florence. After a delicious meal celebrate by toasting your newfound friends with a glass of ‘prosecco’. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Family Experiences Fresh Italian Pasta DAY 9  SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR & VISIT TO THE MARKET m F Enjoy a boat trip along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge to join your Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the colourful, centuries-old food market and narrow ‘calle’ or streets. See the beautiful architecture, including Marco Polo’s house. For the rest of the day you are free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 10  DEPART VENICE Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian holiday! Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

q

In addition to our regular departures on the above dates we will also run Family Experiences on 13, 20 & 27 December 2013 and 3 January 2014. These Family departures include a pizza making lesson in Rome, ice-cream tasting in Florence & carnival mask painting in Venice. On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is NZ$260. Check with your travel agent for family discounts available for other room types. Price reduction per person NZ$40 (13 Dec), NZ$40 (20 Dec), NZ$100 (27 Dec), NZ$40 (3 Jan 2014). Hotels: Rome - Barcelo Aran Mantegna, Florence Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Venice - Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Real Italy Colosseum, Rome

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Visit a family home on a lemon farm and enjoy a delicious meal. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • I Local Speciality Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian Arts. See glass-blowing artisans and other craftsmen in action. n Visit an inlaid wood workshop in Sorrento. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Pompeii, experience a guided visit to the excavations with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your visit. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence and the Isle of Capri.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome Explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Visit the Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus. • Venice Cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. • Verona See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. • Florence View Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Baptistery. Admire panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery. • Isle of Capri Discover the Isle of Capri (weather permitting) on your included round-trip cruise. • Sorrento Visit an inlaid wood factory. • Pompeii Guided visit of the ancient excavations.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Rome including light snacks and a Welcome Drink. n N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. n F Highlight dinner in Florence. n B Be My Guest Dinner in Sorrento. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided at Rome Fiumicino on Day 1 and on Day 10. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

DAY 1  ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Unwind or take a stroll through ancient streets and soak up the ambience. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio DAY 2  ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See the sights with your Local Guide. Visit the magnificent St. Peter’s Square, designed so the greatest number of people could see the Pope give his blessing. Explore the Basilica, one of the largest and most important religious sites on earth. On your way to Trastevere, see Tiburtina Island. Admire the Circus Maximus, the ancient site of chariot racing, set in a valley below the Aventine and Palatine Hills. Learn about gladiatorial combat and other public events that took place at the Colosseum on your guided visit. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. You might like to visit the ancient Catacombs along the old Appian Way. (BB) DAY 3  ROME SIGHTSEEING – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) l 5 N Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Visit the Sistine Chapel with your Local Guide and see Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling,

believed by many to be his crowning achievement. Admire the scenery as you drive north from Rome past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto into Tuscany. See the Chianti vineyards and the extensive olive groves before crossing through the Apennine hills and eventually reaching the flat plains of the Veneto region and magical Venice. (BB D) Hotel: NH Laguna Palace DAY 4  VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME I Venice − Queen of the Adriatic − was a maritime power and staging post for the Holy Crusades, and played a significant part in the Renaissance. The history and culture of this unique city is revealed as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Byzantine Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Doges’ Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Your afternoon is free to discover the delights of Venice or perhaps consider a seafood lunch at a local restaurant. (BB) DAY 5  VENICE – VERONA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) 5 F A leisurely drive brings you to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. See the impressive Roman arena, the third largest in Italy, and Juliet’s balcony, close to Piazza della Erbe. To

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Chianti Vineyard, Tuscany

the south, through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany lies Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Explore Piazza della Signoria and see the Ponte Vecchio during your walking tour, with commentary from your Local Guide. See the multi-coloured Duomo, with a dome engineered by Brunelleschi, and see the Baptistery, with its towering bronze doors and relief sculptures. Tonight enjoy a Highlight Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB HD) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo DAY 6  FLORENCE − FREE TIME Plan your day’s sightseeing as you wish. There are endless things to see in this fascinating city including the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo’s statue of David, and the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. Florence is also renowned for luxury leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. This afternoon, you have the opportunity to take an excursion to San Gimignano, whose tall medieval towers can be seen from miles around. (BB) DAY 7  FLORENCE – MONTE CASSINO – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) N Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in

Monte Cassino which lies below the famous Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Johanna Park DAY 8  ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION AND FREE TIME 5 I B Accompanied by a Local Guide, cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri, where Emperor Tiberius built a series of villas and governed the Roman Empire for the last ten years of his life. Spend the afternoon sightseeing or consider an excursion to Anacapri which features magnificent views. Later in Sorrento, visit an inlaid woodwork factory for a short demonstration on the production of this Local Speciality. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner of delicious local ingredients prepared by a local family on a lemon farm. (BB BG)

Airport Transfers: Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7:00am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$107 per person.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 20 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Florence where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings ‘Italian style’. Experience the atmosphere of this beautiful city at Christmas. The 28 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Venice. Enjoy the party atmosphere and see the sky lit up with celebratory fireworks after a dinner of local specialities. A night to be remembered forever! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Isle of Capri

DAY 9  SORRENTO – POMPEII – ROME 5 m F Explore the excavations at Pompeii which was preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your Local Guide gives a historical commentary of day-to-day life in the city on your Small Group Sightseeing tour. Your Italian odyssey ends in Rome where you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and companions. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Golf Parco De Medici DAY 10  DEPART ROME Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your travelling companions and your Travel Director at the end of this memorable adventure. Airport transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Best of Italy Sistine Chapel, Vatican

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Visit an ‘Agriturismo’ farmhouse close to Florence for a delicious Italian meal. After a warm welcome by the family, walk through the olive groves and lemon trees and taste some of the locally produced olive oils. • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Pompeii, Assisi, Milan and Florence. • l Unique Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit Giudecca Island for an insider look at Venetian arts. See glass-blowing artisans and other craftsmen in action. n Visit a traditional inlaid wood workshop in Sorrento.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome View the Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. • Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery. • Pompeii Visit the excavations. • Isle of Capri Cruise to the beautiful island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. • Assisi Visit St. Francis’ Basilica. • Classe Visit the Church of St. Apollinaris and admire its mosaics. • Pomposa View the ancient Romanesque Abbey. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch. View St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. • Verona See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. • Milan Walking tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Glass Domed Galleria, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House. • Lake Como Visit the beautiful Lake Como. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour with a Local Guide takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Siena Visit this medieval Tuscan city, home of the Palio horse race.

DAY 1  ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Spend the rest of your day relaxing or take a leisurely stroll around the city. Join your companions and your Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Then enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and other sights - a great introduction to this beautiful city. (WR) Hotel: Il Cantico DAY 2  ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Visit St. Peter’s Basilica with your Local Guide, one of the most important Christian churches in the world. Across the Tiber, view the Forum, centre of daily life in ancient Rome, and the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held. Later visit inside the mighty Colosseum. Then spend free time this afternoon seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, why not discover the city’s culinary delights? (BB) DAY 3  ROME – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS)

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Visit the Sistine Chapel this morning with a Local Guide to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoed ceiling. Then travel south to the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino which lies below the famous Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Johanna Park

DAY 4  ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION I Witness the art of inlaid wood-working, for which Sorrento is famous. Later, embark on an included excursion by ferry to the Isle of Capri. See the local gardens and other sights during an orientation walk of Capri town. Spend time exploring this lovely island on your own. Perhaps consider visiting the villa of the Swedish doctor, Axel Munthe. (BB) DAY 5  SORRENTO – POMPEII – ASSISI 5 N This morning, your Local Guide tells you all about the devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 during your included walking tour of Pompeii. Assisi is your next destination. This mystical town is perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio overlooking the peaceful Umbrian landscape. Under the protection of St. Francis this city is still enclosed by medieval ramparts. Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour, which includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Spend time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Cenacolo DAY 6  ASSISI – CLASSE – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) N Driving north from Assisi, cross the Apennines to the Adriatic Coast and the town of Classe, famous for ancient mosaics and Byzantine architecture. Visit the Church of St. Apollinaris. Admire the Romanesque

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest Lunch at a farm near Florence. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. n N 4 three course dinners with local wine. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

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DAY 7  VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME I Your cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square is magical! View the Bridge of Sighs, the beautiful Doge’s Palace and the Basilica. Watch a demonstration of the ancient art of glass-blowing at a traditional workshop on Giudecca island. Spend free time seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch. (BB) DAY 8  VENICE – VERONA – MILAN – VARESE (2 NIGHTS) 5 N This morning travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. Cross the plains of Lombardy to Milan for a walking tour of this fashionable city with your Local Guide. See the Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the famous Galleria. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Palace Grand - Varese

views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time exploring or shop for high quality leather and gold. Later enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch at a typical farmhouse close to Florence. (BB BG) DAY 12  FLORENCE – SIENA – ROME F Set in scenic Tuscan countryside, visit the medieval town of Siena, famous for its exciting Palio horse race. This evening in Rome, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio DAY 13  DEPART ROME Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of your memorable holiday in Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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3225 710

Sat 29 Mar Thu 10 Apr 3299 710

Sat 4 Jan

Thu 16 Jan

3225 710

Sat 11 Jan

Thu 23 Jan

3225 710

Sat 5 Apr

Sat 18 Jan

Thu 30 Jan

3225 710

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Sat 25 Jan

Thu 6 Feb

Thu 17 Apr 3325 710

3225 710

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Basilica of Pomposa. Arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where you stay for two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Principe

3399 830

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Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Rome Share Option

Sat 16 Nov Thu 28 Nov 3225 710

Sat 7 Dec

CORSICA

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Rome Share Option

NZ$180 p.p. NZ$320

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$80

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$139 per person. 6 This departure will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2014

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 14 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome where you will enjoy a delicious and traditional festive meal with all the trimmings ‘Italian-style’. The 21 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Assisi and New Years Eve in Florence. For both Christmas and New Year, we have arranged special celebratory meals with wine and soft drinks for you to enjoy these memorable events. The 28 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Sorrento. Enjoy musical entertainment and local specialities that make up a sumptuous three-course meal at a local restaurant before toasting in the New Year with a glass of ‘prosecco’. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

DAY 9  LAKE COMO EXCURSION Travel to the beautiful Lake Como with free time to explore or simply soak up the magnificent scenery. (BB) DAY 10  VARESE – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Plains of Lombardy, the forested Apennine Mountains, and pass by Genoa to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Tonight, you might like to sample some local Tuscan cuisine. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo DAY 11  FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 B Your Local Guide brings the city’s rich history to life during your walking tour. See the Cathedral and Signoria Square and view Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy spectacular panoramic

Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Assisi

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Real Britain Stonehenge, England

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Memorable dinner and drinks in a delightful English country home hosted by a local family. • 5 Local Guide in Edinburgh. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit the Wedgwood Fine Bone China Factory for a porcelain crafting demonstration.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Stonehenge Visit the ancient stone circle. • Bath View the Georgian architecture and visit the Roman Baths. • Chester Visit the historic city, including the arcade of shops known as the ‘Rows’. • Grasmere Visit the village where William Wordsworth lived. • Gretna Green Visit this historic destination, popular with eloping couples. • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as a visit of the castle. • Alnwick Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the castle and the Tenantry Column. • York See the old walls and Mansion House. View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 5 full breakfasts. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Pub Reception in Bristol includes a traditional British pub meal and welcome drinks. n 1 three-course dinner. n B Be My Guest Farewell with wine in York.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre. • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 73. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

DAY 1  LONDON – STONEHENGE – BATH – BRISTOL E Visit the historic stone monoliths at Stonehenge where pagans once worshiped before visiting the Georgian town of Bath. Visit the Roman baths from which the city derives its name. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Pub Reception with a traditional pub meal. It’s the ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Holland House DAY 2  BRISTOL – WEDGWOOD – CHESTER I Visit the Wedgwood Visitor Centre for a Local Speciality demonstration and learn about the manufacture of porcelain in the region known as the potteries. See the medieval city walls at Chester and admire the Tudor architecture and the galleried shops known as the Rows. In your free time, explore the city and perhaps treat yourself to a traditional English Cream Tea, or join an excursion through the spectacular Horseshoe Pass to visit the Welsh town of Llangollen, home to the famous music Eisteddfod. (FB D) Hotel: Best Western Premier Queen

DAY 3  CHESTER – GRASMERE – GRETNA GREEN – EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS) Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem ‘Daffodils’. Visit the town of Grasmere to see St. Oswald’s church where the poet is buried. Stop at Gretna Green across the Scottish border, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith’s anvil. Then travel to the historic capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Edinburgh DAY 4  EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 This morning, discover the elegance of the city with your Local Guide on your included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat. Your guided visit inside of Edinburgh Castle is informative and engaging. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish dinner with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB)

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Scottish Piper

Meet your travel companions before you go! Sign up to the Trafalgar Online Community and get to know your fellow travellers before your journey even begins in your private Trip Group. Ask questions, share handy travel tips and you can also chat with past guests in our online forums. To get started, visit www.trafalgar.com/community/groups

Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$58 per person. Your London Hotel: The Cumberland For rates and full details please see page 73. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Cumberland providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.

6 Celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh on the 28th December 2013 departure date.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 23 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh where you will enjoy a delicious traditional Festive dinner with all the trimmings at your hotel. Relax and toast a Scottish Christmas to remember! The 28 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. After a delicious meal with champagne at your hotel, tickets are included for Edinburgh Hogmanay. This party below Edinburgh Castle is the largest New Year’s event in the world which you will get to enjoy! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

DAY 5  EDINBURGH – ALNWICK – YORK B Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. View the castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland, and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Cross the river Tyne and continue to the Roman city of York. See York Minster and walk along the famous Shambles. Tonight, enjoy a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Dinner experience in an English country home. (FB BG) Hotel: Holiday Inn York DAY 6  YORK – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon and see Anne Hathaway’s gorgeous thatched cottage. Later, arrive back into London where your memorable holiday comes to an end. (FB)

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

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Irish Highlights Traditional Irish Cottage Caption

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy dinner with a local Irish family who have lived in the Dublin area for generations. Hear their family history as you dine on delicious food made with mouth-watering locally sourced ingredients. A fitting and authentic celebration of your discovery of Ireland and its friendly people. • 5 Local Guide in Dublin. • l Unique Insight Visit the three-masted barque Dunbrody, a replica of one of the original famine ships used during emigration from Ireland in the 1800’s. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and workshop (subject to opening).

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Dublin See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College. • New Ross Visit the ancestral hometown of President Kennedy and visit the replica famine ship Dunbrody. • Youghal Visit this Irish Heritage port. • Blarney Castle Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’. • Ring of Kerry Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of County Kerry on this scenic drive. • Cliffs of Moher View the stunning seascape from the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition in the eco-friendly Visitor Centre. • Bunratty Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. • Limerick View St. Mary’s Cathedral & King John’s Castle. • Galway View Galway Cathedral.

DAY 1  DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING 5 E Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon and see Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Guide. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director with dinner and drinks at your Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Mespil DAY 2  DUBLIN – CO. WICKLOW – NEW ROSS – WATERFORD l I Travel through the lush countryside of County Wicklow – known as the Garden of Ireland. Then on through County Wexford before arriving in the town of New Ross. See the monument to John F. Kennedy who visited his ancestral family hometown 50 years ago in 1963. Visit the three-masted barque Dunbrody, and gain an Unique Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800’s. This afternoon, visit the House of

Waterford Crystal for a Local Speciality demonstration. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Waterford Marina DAY 3  WATERFORD – YOUGHAL – BLARNEY – KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) This morning, visit the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. Visit Blarney Castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ then travel through the colourful market town of Macroom and see the impressive Castle Arch, once the gateway to Macroom Castle it is now almost all that remains. Cross the Kerry Mountains to Killarney, your home for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Killarney Avenue DAY 4  RING OF KERRY EXCURSION Enjoy a scenic drive around the mystical and unspoilt Ring of Kerry. Enjoy views of Dingle Bay before passing through Cahersiveen where you will see the monument to

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 6 full Irish breakfasts. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Reception in Dublin on board a canal boat, which includes a light evening meal and drinks. n 1 three-course dinner. n B Be My Guest Farewell Dinner with wine in Dublin.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry across the Shannon Estuary. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Dublin airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 7. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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NZ$40

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All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$75 per person.

St. Brendan the Navigator. Later, view the statue of Charlie Chaplin in Waterville. (FB)

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Dublin Airport will operate at 08.30am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am.

DAY 5  KILLARNEY – CLIFFS OF MOHER – BUNRATTY – LIMERICK Take the ferry across the River Shannon estuary to scenic County Clare. A picturesque coastal drive through the beautiful villages of Kilrush and Lahinch brings you to the Cliffs of Moher. See the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. Visit Bunratty Castle and explore the Folk Park, a living museum dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. In Limerick, view King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation drive. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa DAY 6  LIMERICK – GALWAY – DUBLIN B This morning a short scenic drive brings you to Galway. View the cathedral and enjoy some free time in the city before continuing to Dublin. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. (FB BG) Hotel: Mespil

6 Note: Celebrate St. Patricks Day in Waterford.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 20 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Dublin where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings ‘Irish-style’. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of this friendly city at Christmas.The 26 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in County Wicklow. Enjoy the celebrations after a tasty Be My Guest dinner. Toast in the New Year with your newfound friends! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Bunratty Castle, County Clare DAY 7  DEPART DUBLIN Say goodbye after your unforgettable journey through the friendly Emerald Isle! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

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Wonderful France Pont du Gard

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a speciality dinner cooked in a wood-fired oven in a rustic provençal family-run restaurant. • 5 Local Guide in Paris and Arles. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Pont du Gard View the Roman aqueduct. • Avignon Orientation includes views of the Papal Palace and St. Bénezet Bridge. • Arles See the Roman Amphitheatre and Romanesque Cathedral on your walking tour with a Local Guide. • Aix-en-Provence Orientation tour includes the Cours Mirabeau. • St. Tropez Visit the most fashionable resort on the Riviera. • Cannes See the Film Festival Centre. • Nice Orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais. • Monaco Excursion to see the palace and cathedral. • Route Napoleon Scenic drive. • Lyon Orientation of this gastronomic city. • Beaune Visit the town with cobbled streets known as the capital of the Burgundy wine region.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Paris. n N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. n B Be My Guest Lunch in a provençal restaurant. n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Nice. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Paris.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • TGV Express train between Paris and Avignon. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE PARIS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Paris! Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the City of Light. Tonight, meet your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception. Later, enjoy an evening drive to see some of the most famous Parisian landmarks. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Paris La Defense DAY 2  PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Your Local Guide takes you on an informative sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of the Paris skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité. Later, consider an optional trip to Monet’s garden at Giverny. (BB) DAY 3  PARIS – TGV TRAIN – PONT DU GARD – AVIGNON N Take the impressive and fast TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy to the Rhône Valley. View the Pont du Gard aqueduct, an impressive structure dating back to the Romans. Later, your orientation of Avignon includes views of the impressive

Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhône, which inspired the famous French song, ‘sur le pont d’Avignon’. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Mercure Pont D’Avignon DAY 4  AVIGNON – ARLES – AIX-EN-PROVENCE B 5 Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre and Romanesque cathedral during your sightseeing and walking tour of Arles with a Local Guide, a city where Vincent Van Gogh lived for a time. Later in the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence, join your companions for an authentic Be My Guest lunch of regional food at a provençal family restaurant. (BB BG) Hotel: Escale Oceania DAY 5  AIX-EN-PROVENCE – ST. TROPEZ – CANNES – NICE (2 NIGHTS) F Traverse scenic hills to the coast and the glitzy resort of St. Tropez. The playground of the rich and famous, St. Tropez is where Brigitte Bardot was ‘discovered’. Continue by road to Cannes - the jewel in the Côte d’Azur - and see the Film Festival Centre on the sophisticated Boulevard de la Croisette. Your orientation of Nice includes a drive along Promenade des Anglais as well as

Eiffel Tower


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an orientation which includes Place Bellecour and views of the Basilica of Notre Dame. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Lyon Gerland DAY 8  LYON – BEAUNE – PARIS F Journey via the vineyards of Macon and Beaune to Paris. Stop in Beaune where there is plenty of time to shop for souvenirs. Tonight, celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a very special Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel DAY 9  DEPART PARIS This morning after breakfast, say ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your fellow companions and Travel Director as this fascinating journey through France comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Pay By Jun 30 & SAVE up to

NZ$223 p.p.

Pay By Oct 31 & SAVE up to

NZ$149 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

NZ$149 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

NZ$270

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$10

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8.00am and 11.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$97 per person.

6 Note: These departures will be accommodated in Beaune instead of Lyon due to Fête des Lumières.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 20 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Nice where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of the Côte d’Azur at Christmas.The 24 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Paris, where we have arranged special celebratory meals with wine and soft drinks for you to enjoy these memorable events. The 27 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting Provençal city of Nice. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a well-known local restaurant. The 30 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in magical Paris. After a delicious dinner, we will take you to a good vantage point to enjoy the fireworks over the city. A late transfer will ensure you get to experience an unforgettable night! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

views of Place Masséna and the Old Town. This evening, join your companions for a delicious Highlight Dinner at one of the city’s many bustling restaurants. (BB HD) Hotel: NH Nice DAY 6  NICE – FREE TIME AND MONACO EXCURSION Spend the morning relaxing. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, swim in the Mediterranean or shop in chic boutiques. Later, a scenic drive brings you to the Principality of Monaco, where you see the Palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and the cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. (BB) DAY 7  NICE – ROUTE NAPOLEON – LYON Drive along part of the scenic Route Napoleon inland and travel via Manosque and the Durance Valley to the town of Sisteron. Take the alpine route along the Col de la Croix to Lyon, France’s second largest city. Standing at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is known as one of the greatest gastronomic cities in the world. Enjoy

Lavender Fields, Provence

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Highlights of France & Barcelona

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Speciality dinner in the atmosphere of a traditional 17th century farmhouse in Tours. • 5 Local Guide in Paris, Lyon and Barcelona. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your Travel Director. • H Wine Tasting Enjoy a delicious tasting in a wine cellar near Chateauneuf-du-Pape. • l Unique Insight Enjoy a walking tour through La Boqueria market.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Paris Ascend the Eiffel Tower by elevator to the second level. Visit Les Invalides to see Napoleon’s tomb. • Chartres Visit the Cathedral. • Loire Valley See the Château de Chambord. Visit the Château de Chenonceau. • Bourges See the Palais Jacques Coeur, the cathedral and the archbishop’s gardens. • Lyon Guided walking tour of the old city. • Avignon See the Papal Palace and famous bridge. • Nice See Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. • Monaco Visit the Principality. • Arles View the Roman amphitheatre and the Romanesque cathedral. • Barcelona See Sagrada Familia and walk the Ramblas.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Paris. n N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. n B Be My Guest dinner in Tours. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Barcelona.

DAY 1  ARRIVE PARIS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Paris, the City of Light! Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through ancient streets. Later, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to see some of the city’s impressive sights. (WR) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel DAY 2  PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Paris probably has more familiar landmarks than any other city in the world! The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde - see all these sights and more with your Local Guide. Marvel at the city’s beautiful skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Visit Les Invalides, part of the Army Museum, where you view the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. Visit one of the city’s many internationally renowned museums, wander through the Luxembourg gardens, or take an excursion to the magnificent Louvre. (BB) DAY 3  PARIS – CHARTRES – LOIRE VALLEY CHÂTEAUX – TOURS B Visit Chartres Cathedral, an important place of pilgrimage and an architectural splendour featuring original stained glass

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

Macarons

windows. Continue through the Loire Valley, past beautiful villages and castles. See the impressive Château Chambord, a marvel of French Renaissance architecture. Visit Chenonceau, straddling the River Cher. This evening, join your companions for a very special Be My Guest dinner of mouth-watering French cuisine at a 17th century traditional farmhouse. (BB BG) Hotel: Alliance Tours Centre DAY 4  TOURS – BOURGES – LYON 5 N Journey through the heart of France! Stop in Bourges to see the Palais Jacques Coeur, the Cathedral of St. Stephen and the delightful archbishop’s gardens. Continue south through the volcanic hills around Clermont Ferrand to Lyon. A gourmet paradise built at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, your walking tour with a Local Guide through the old city reveals a rich cultural heritage. See the narrow streets, inner courtyards and ‘traboules’ of France’s largest Renaissance city. Marvel at awe-inspiring views of Lyon from Fourvière hill. Arrive later at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Lyon Gerland DAY 5  LYON – CH��TEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE – AVIGNON – NICE (2 NIGHTS) H Visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a village entwined with papal history since the Avignon Papacy promoted viticulture in the 14th century, advancing the reputation of Côtes du Rhône wines in the process. Sample delicious wines at a regional wine cellar. In Avignon, see the Papal Palace and famous bridge over the Rhône immortalised in the French song, ‘sur le pont d’Avignon’. Arrive later in Nice where you will be treated to an orientation tour, which includes Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. (BB) Hotel: Boscolo Plaza DAY 6  NICE – EXCURSION TO MONTE CARLO Playground of the rich and famous, Nice attracts sun seekers seeking a year-round temperate climate. Spend a free morning relaxing or take a stroll along the Promenade and shop in chic boutiques!


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This afternoon, enjoy an excursion through splendid scenery along the Côte d’Azur. Visit Monaco and Monte Carlo to see the beautiful casino built by Charles Garnier in the 19th century. There is plenty of free time afterwards for you to explore Monaco! (BB) DAY 7  NICE – ARLES – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) N Follow the coast and then visit Arles in Provence. Continue through dramatic landscape which has provided inspiration for so many artists, including Cezanne and Van Gogh. Pass the Camargue National Park, cross the foothills of the Pyrénées to Catalonia in Spain, and continue through olive groves and verdant vineyards. Your destination is Barcelona, a dynamic, cosmopolitan city and one of the busiest ports on the Mediterranean. (BB D) Hotel: Ayre Gran Via DAY 8  BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 l F This morning, see Gaudi’s architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Familia. Walk the

Ramblas and visit Plaça Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus and enjoy panoramic views from Montjuic during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Guide. Enjoy your Unique Insight into the delicacies of Spanish cuisine with a guided walk through the food stalls of La Boqueria Market. Enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore, or join an excursion to the monastery at Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) DAY 9  DEPART BARCELONA Say farewell to your travelling companions at the end of your amazing holiday in France and Catalonia! Return airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Enhance your whole experience by taking the optional Madrid extension featured opposite. (BB)

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

Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$97 per person Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8.00am.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 20 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Nice where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of the Côte d’Azur at Christmas.The 27 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city of Nice. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner at a well-known local restaurant as you toast in the New Year! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

OPTIONAL MADRID EXTENSION Ref: WMEX

NZ$625 per person sharing a twin room NZ$135 Single supplement NZ$10 Triple reduction On the day your holiday ends you will be transferred to Barcelona Airport for a short flight to Madrid. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your First Class hotel accommodation in Madrid. Enjoy a two night stay with included hot buffet breakfast enabling you to have a whole free day to explore Madrid on your own. DAY 9  FLIGHT BARCELONA – MADRID D Transfer to Barcelona Airport. Flight included from Barcelona to Madrid. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Madrid. (BB) Hotel: NH Parque de las Avenidas DAY 10  MADRID FREE DAY After breakfast enjoy a full free day for sightseeing in Madrid. (BB) DAY 11  DEPART MADRID Enjoy breakfast before you are transferred to Madrid Airport for your onward journey home. Conditions apply. (BB)

Château de Chambord, Loire Valley

Madrid

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Spanish Wonder

Q Córdoba, Andalusia

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Andalusian dinner on an authentic ranch with delicious local wine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona. • l Unique Insight Enjoy a walking tour through La Boqueria Market.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Madrid Sightseeing includes Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza España. • Toledo Visit the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé. • Puerto Lapice Visit the inn where Don Quixote was reputedly dubbed a knight. • Cordoba Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs. • Seville Visit the cathedral to see Columbus’ Tomb. Visit Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. • Granada Visit the Alhambra Palace. • Guadix See the cave dwellings. • Valencia See the Town Hall, Cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers. • Peñiscola See the ancient castle. • Barcelona View Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, see the monument to Columbus and visit Plaça de Catalunya and Las Ramblas with your Local Guide.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Madrid. n N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. n B Be My Guest dinner in Seville. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Barcelona.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided in Madrid on Day 1 and in Barcelona on Day 9. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

DAY 1  ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Madrid! Relax or explore this lively city. Later, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city’s main sights. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon DAY 2  TOLEDO EXCURSION AND MADRID SIGHTSEEING 5 Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Visit the Synagogue on your guided walk through the narrow streets. Return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes at the Plaza de España and the Puerta del Sol, the city’s hub, with your Local Guide. (BB) DAY 3  MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) 5 Travelling south from Madrid via Puerto Lapice − the town where Don Quixote was dubbed a knight − you arrive in Cordoba. Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about the influence of the Moors from your Local Guide. Tonight, you might like to take an excursion to watch a fiery flamenco show. (BB) Hotel: Melia Lebreros

DAY 4  SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 B View the Giralda Bell Tower during your sightseeing tour of Seville with a Local Guide. See tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design. Marvel at Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral. Take a walk through the fascinating Jewish Quarter. This evening, experience a unique Be My Guest dinner at an authentic local ranch. (BB BG) DAY 5  SEVILLE – GRANADA 5 Visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada with a Local Guide. A fine example of Moorish architecture, it was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. See the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine. The views over the town and surrounding hills are spectacular. (BB) Hotel: Alhamar DAY 6  GRANADA – GUADIX – VALENCIA N Travel from Granada via the Mora Pass and arrive in Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you can take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings.

Alhambra Palace, Granada


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See the Bull Ring in Valencia. Admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers, which once formed part of the city walls. (BB D) Hotel: Abba Acteon DAY 7  VALENCIA – PEÑISCOLA – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities. (BB) Hotel: U232 Hotel DAY 8  BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 l F This morning, see Gaudi’s architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Familia. Walk the Ramblas and visit Plaça Catalunya. View the monument

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to Christopher Columbus and enjoy panoramic views from Montjuic during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Guide. Enjoy your Unique Insight into the delicacies of Spanish cuisine with a guided walk through the food stalls of La Boqueria Market. Enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore, or join an excursion to the monastery at Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) DAY 9  DEPART BARCELONA Say ‘adios’ to Spain, your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$97 per person. Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona airport at 8:00am. For guests who wish to be transferred back to Madrid, we will transfer you to the Trafalgar extra night hotel in Madrid around 6pm.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 21 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Granada where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful Spanish city. The 28 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Seville. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a well-known local restaurant. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

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Family Experiences – In addition to our regular departures on the above dates we will also run Family Experiences on 14, 21, 28 December 2013 and 4 January 2014. These Family Experiences include a Spanish style barbecue and Flamenco dancing lesson in Seville and a paella making lesson in Valencia. On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is NZ$220. Check with your Travel agent for family discounts available for other room types. Trip price supplement per person NZ$100 (14 Dec), NZ$30 (21 Dec), NZ$100 (28 Dec), NZ$100 (4 Jan). Hotels: Madrid - NH Eurobuilding, Seville - Melia Lebreros, Granada - Hotel Alhamar, Valencia - Abba Acteon and Barcelona Novotel Barcelona City.

Flamenco Dancing

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Highlights of Spain & Portugal Monument to the Discoveries , Lisbon

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Andalusian dinner in an authentic olive oil mill with delicious local wine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Lisbon and Madrid. • I Local Speciality Explore the history of olive oil production and enjoy an olive oil tasting.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Toledo Admire the El Greco masterpiece inside the Church of Santo Tomé and visit the Synagogue. • Cordoba Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs (Mezquita) and the 14th century synagogue. • Granada Visit the spectacular Alhambra Palace. • Costa del Sol Enjoy the holiday atmosphere along the sunny coast. • Gibraltar Visit the famous Rock. • Seville Visit Maria Luisa Park. Visit Seville Cathedral. • Lisbon View the Monument to the Discoveries, the beautiful suspension bridge and Belem Tower. Enjoy a guided visit of the Hieronymite Monastery. • Fatima Visit the celebrated shrine. • Salamanca Enjoy an orientation of this university city. • Madrid Guided visit of the Prado Museum. See the Cervantes Memorial and Puerta del Sol.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Madrid. n N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. n B Be My Guest dinner in Seville. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Madrid.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 13 to Madrid Airport. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

DAY 1  ARRIVE MADRID E Welcome to Madrid, the capital of Spain! Relax or take a stroll along tree-lined boulevards. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your travelling companions and Travel Director. Enjoy an orientation drive this evening – the perfect introduction to this magical city! (WR) Hotel: Rafael Atocha DAY 2  MADRID – TOLEDO – BAEZA – CORDOBA 5 I N Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Travel to Baeza and visit the olive oil museum. See the different varieties of olive, discover the different production methods used through the ages, and sample this Local Speciality during your olive oil tasting. Admire the breath-taking landscape during your drive south, through the heart of Andalusia, to Cordoba. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Ayre Hotel Cordoba DAY 3  CORDOBA – GRANADA 5 Accompanied by your Local Guide, visit the Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba, the former Mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Visit the remains of the 14th century mudejar-style synagogue.

After a drive in the shadow of the dramatic Sierra Nevada Mountains, you arrive in Granada. (BB) Hotel: Hotel Carmen DAY 4  GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL (TORREMOLINOS) (2 NIGHTS) 5 Your Local Guide takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient filigree, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In the afternoon, arrive on the famous Costa del Sol. You might take an excursion to visit the pretty hilltop village of Mijas for a typical Mediterranean dinner. (BB) Hotel: Melia Costa Del Sol DAY 5  COSTA DEL SOL FREE TIME Spend the day as you wish. Consider strolling along miles of perfect sandy beaches, or you might like to go shopping. (BB) DAY 6  COSTA DEL SOL – GIBRALTAR* – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) B A scenic drive takes you past the millionaire’s resort of Marbella and on to La Linea. Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar, for free time to explore. Consider joining an excursion to St. Michael’s Cave to see the Barbary Macaques (Rock Apes). This afternoon, continue through the Andalusian countryside around Jerez – famous for sherry production – to Seville. Join your travelling companions this evening for a Be My Guest dinner at an

Alhambra Palace, Granada


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Andalusian family run Olive Oil Mill. (BB BG) Hotel: Melia Lebreros DAY 7  SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See the Giralda Bell Tower with your Local Guide during your sightseeing tour of Seville. Visit the Maria Luisa Park, the showpiece of the 1929 World’s Fair, built in a Moorish style and featuring half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Tonight you might like to experience a fiery Flamenco show! (BB) DAY 8  SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) 5 Cross the beautiful province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and copper mines. Pass the castle of Aracena and cross the Portuguese border to Lisbon, enjoying interesting scenery along the way. On arrival in Lisbon see important landmarks, including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. (BB) Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa DAY 9  LISBON A completely free day to explore Lisbon consider an optional excursion to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. The evening you are free to dine in one of the citys many restaurants. (BB) DAY 10  LISBON – FATIMA – SALAMANCA N A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Your

Travel Director will also take you to see the unusual Casa de las Conchas. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol DAY 11  SALAMANCA – MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid. This afternoon you have free time to explore this wonderful city. This evening why not experience typical food from some of Madrid’s fine restaurants. (BB) Hotel: Rafael Atocha DAY 12  MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Visit the Prado Museum with your Local Guide, featuring the largest collection of European art in the world, most notably the works of Velazquez. See the Royal Palace, official residence of the King of Spain. View the Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España. On the elegant Paseo del Prado, see the impressive Cibeles Fountain. In your free time this afternoon, consider joining an optional trip to Segovia, where you can see the Roman aqueduct and medieval palaces and castles. Tonight, join your companions and your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver NZ$139 per person. Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 15 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Madrid. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this special day. A Spanish Christmas to remember forever! The 22 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in the Costa del Sol with a delicious festive meal and all the trimmings. New Year’s Eve will be in Salamanca. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year after a delicious three-course meal with wine. And don’t forget that glass of bubbly to enjoy with your newfound friends - a fantastic celebration to be enjoyed in Spain! The 29 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in enchanting city of Granada. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a local restaurant. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Costa Del Sol

DAY 13  DEPART MADRID Say ‘adios’ to your travelling companions, your Travel Director and these beautiful countries at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) *Important note: The visit to Gibraltar is subject to Gibraltarian and Spanish visa requirements. Please speak with your travel agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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

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Spain, Morocco & Portugal High Atlas Mountains, Morocco Caption

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Dinner in a typical Andalusian white-washed Finca with a family who own an Olive Oil Mill and cultivate oranges and lemons. • 5 Local Guide in Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Seville and Lisbon. • l Unique Insight Visit a Moroccan pharmacy for insight into the production of healing creams and cosmetics from local produce. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Madrid Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain. • Toledo Visit the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé with your Local Guide. • Granada Visit the Alhambra Palace with your Local Guide. • Fez Visit the Medina with your Local Guide. • Marrakesh Visit Djemaa el Fna Square and the Bahia Palace with your Local Guide. • Casablanca See the Grand Mosque of Hassan ll and travel the Corniche Road along the Atlantic coast. • Rabat View the Royal Palace, Mausoleum and Royal Mosque. • Seville Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Bell Tower. Visit the cathedral to see Columbus’ Tomb. Visit Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. • Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries before visiting the Hieronymite Monastery with your Local Guide. • Fatima View the celebrated religious shrine. • Salamanca View the Plaza Mayor.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 15 hot buffet breakfasts. • 9 evening meals: E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Madrid. n 3 three-course dinners. n N 3 three-course dinners with local wine. n B Be My Guest Dinner in Seville. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Madrid.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Return ferry crossings between Spain and Morocco. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 16. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

DAY 1  ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Spain’s capital Madrid. Spend some time exploring this vibrant city, or simply relax before meeting for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at your hotel. Later, enjoy an orientation drive through the city. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon DAY 2  MADRID SIGHTSEEING 5 Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España, admire the monument to Cervantes. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours! (BB) DAY 3  MADRID – TOLEDO – GRANADA 5 N Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the Synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Admire the breath-taking landscape during your drive south, through the heart of Andalusia, to Granada. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Hotel Alhamar

and Royal Palace, during your morning sightseeing tour. This afternoon, see the sights of your choice or consider an excursion to the Imperial city of Meknes. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this exotic city when you look for souvenirs at the bazaar! (BB) DAY 7  FEZ – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS) Travelling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh is spectacular. A favourite holiday spot of Winston Churchill, the city is one of North Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Later this evening you might like to experience an authentic Moroccan show. (BB) Hotel: Meridien N’Fis DAY 8  MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 l Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Guide. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter, with its palm-readers, acrobats, camels and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a Unique Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to

DAY 4  GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL 5 This morning your Local Guide takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient filigree, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In the afternoon, arrive on the famous Costa del Sol. (BB) Hotel: Melia Costa Del Sol DAY 5  COSTA DEL SOL – FEZ (2 NIGHTS) Travel along the Mediterranean coast and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings you to the Imperial city of Fez, Morocco’s second-largest city. (BB D) Hotel: Royal Mirage DAY 6  FEZ SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Visit the fascinating Medina of Fez with your Local Guide. View the fortifications

Tapas, Spain


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shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars, or perhaps take an excursion to a Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D)

the Alentejo region of Portugal, renowned for its cork oaks, you arrive in Lisbon. (BB) Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa

DAY 9  MARRAKESH – CASABLANCA – RABAT 5 Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart’s most magical moments. On arrival your tour with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive of the Corniche, plus views of the Hassan II mosque with the world’s tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Golden Tulip Farah

DAY 13  LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See Lisbon’s landmarks, including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Later, in your free time, perhaps join an optional excursion to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. (BB)

DAY 10  RABAT – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) N Today, drive northwards to the coast and board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey through the Jerez vineyards, home of sherry. Next, continue to Andalusia’s most beautiful city, Seville, for a two-night stay. This evening, enjoy dinner with your companions and then relax or why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show? (BB D) Hotel: Melia Lebreros DAY 11  SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 B Seville is known as the home of flamenco and bullfighting in Spain. See the Giralda Tower during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Admire the tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds in the Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral and enjoy a walk through the Jewish Quarter. Experience a memorable Be My Guest dinner with a local family at a traditional Andalusian finca. (BB BG) DAY 12  SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and the Rio Tinto mines, and past the castle at Aracena. Crossing the border into

DAY 14  LISBON – FATIMA – SALAMANCA N A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol

NZ$330

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$60

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see pages 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$172 per person

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 14 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lisbon where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. The 21 December 2013 departure will spend Christmas in Fez, Morocco where dinner will be served at the hotel. This trip will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Seville. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year after a delicious three-course meal with wine. And don’t forget that glass of bubbly to enjoy with your newfound friends - a fantastic celebration to be enjoyed in Spain! The 28 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Costa Del Sol. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

DAY 15  SALAMANCA – MADRID F Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon, explore the city at your own pace and later join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon DAY 16  DEPART MADRID This morning, it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Note: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

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

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Swiss Delight St. Moritz, Switzerland Caption

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Experience memorable Swiss folklore and a delicious meal at a traditional ‘stubete’ in picturesque Appenzell. • I Local Speciality Visit the Alprose chocolate museum near Lugano to find out how chocolate is made – you will get to taste it too! • l Unique Insight Enjoy an included cable car ride to the summit of Mount Pilatus for spectacular views of the Swiss Alps. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • St. Gallen Visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage 16th century library within the monastery complex in this picturesque heritage town (subject to winter opening times). • Liechtenstein Visit the capital, Vaduz. • St. Moritz Visit the exclusive mountain resort. • Bellinzona Visit this town containing three UNESCO World Heritage castles. • Lugano Stay in this scenic lakeside town. • Lucerne Orientation includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge as well as an included cable car trip to the summit of Mount Pilatus (Please note that operation of the cable car is subject to weather conditions). • Zurich Orientation includes the medieval Old Town.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 6 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest Luncheon at a traditional ‘stubete’ in picturesque Appenzell. • 2 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in St. Gallen including Welcome Drinks and a light meal. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Zurich.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1. Conditions apply. A shuttle service is available to Zurich Airport on Day 7. See the departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE ZURICH AND TRANSFER TO ST. GALLEN (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s financial centre. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in picturesque St. Gallen. After check-in, relax and enjoy your picturesque surroundings. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and trip briefing. (WR) Hotel: Einstein Hotel St. Gallen

where a spectacular turreted castle sits above the city. Travel on to one of the most famous destinations in Switzerland – St. Moritz. Surrounded by mountains and lush forests, this scenic town sits alongside a shimmering lake and is the epitome of a winter wonderland. Enjoy an orientation walk through the town with eye-catching buildings and big-name boutiques before checking in to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Laudinella

DAY 2  ST. GALLEN SIGHTSEEING AND BE MY GUEST EXPERIENCE B This morning visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage 16th century library within the monastery complex (subject to winter opening times). For lunch, you will enjoy a memorable Be My Guest experience at a traditional ‘stubete’ with Swiss Folklore in picturesque Appenzell. This afternoon you may like to participate on an excursion to Mount Säntis where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Alps. (BB BG)

DAY 4  ST. MORITZ – BELLINZONA – LUGANO I This morning a spectacular scenic drive will bring you to Italianate canton of Ticino where you will stop in the town of Bellinzona to view the UNESCO-listed trio of medieval castles. Continue on to the bustling city of Lugano with its pavement cafés and palm-tree lined promenades along the lake. Enjoy a Local Speciality visit to a chocolate museum where you will find out about the production and consumption of chocolate! (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Lugano Centre

DAY 3  ST. GALLEN – VADUZ – ST. MORITZ Visit Vaduz, the capital in the tiny mountain principality of Liechtenstein

DAY 5  LUGANO – LUCERNE Today your drive will take you towards the most central part of Switzerland.

Mount Pilatus cable cars


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Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Zurich Share Option Fri 18 Oct 2299 460 Fri 1 Nov 2299 460

Sat 4 Jan Sat 25 Jan

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Zurich Share Option 2014 Fri 10 Jan 2299 460 Fri 31 Jan 2299 460

Sat 2 Nov Sat 16 Nov Sat 30 Nov

Fri 8 Nov 2299 460 Fri 22 Nov 2299 460 Fri 6 Dec 2299 460

Sat 8 Feb Sat 22 Feb

Fri 14 Feb 2299 460 Fri 28 Feb 2299 460

Sat 7 Dec Sat 14 Dec Sat 21 Dec

Fri 13 Dec 2299 460 Fri 20 Dec 2299 460 Fri 27 Dec 2499 460

Sat 8 Mar Sat 22 Mar Sat 29 Mar

Fri 14 Mar 2299 460 Fri 28 Mar 2299 460 Fri 4 Apr 2299 460

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NZ$187 p.p.

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■ Sightseeing stops

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NZ$125 p.p.

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NZ$230

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: At the start of the trip, transfers will operate from Zurich Airport at 9.30am and 12.30pm to St. Gallen. Guests arriving later will need to make their own way to the first hotel. There is a train service available from Zurich airport to St. Gallen. For return transfers, guests can make their own way to the airport terminal from the Mövenpick hotel using the complimentary shuttle service.

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

Christmas Highlights The 21 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in the Swiss Alps!

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne On arrival in Lucerne, view the Lion Monument and see the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before time to explore this picturesque town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Astoria DAY 6  LUCERNE – ZURICH l F This morning enjoy a Unique Insight of the Swiss Alps when you travel by cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus. When you reach the top you will enjoy stunning views over the lakes and mountains and see Lucerne nestled below you. Back in Lucerne, explore the old city and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate before departing for Zurich. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (BB FD) Hotel: Mövenpick Zurich Airport DAY 7  DEPART ZURICH Say farewell to Switzerland and your new found friends at the end of your alpine holiday.

Complimentary Airport shuttles are provided to Zurich airport by the hotel. (BB)

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Abbey Library, St. Gallen

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Prague, Vienna O & Budapest Christmas market, Old Town Square, Prague

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality. • 5 Local Guide in Vienna and Budapest. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Prague, enjoy an expert guided walking tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights • Prague Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square. See Charles Bridge. • Bratislava View the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town. • Vienna Guided tour to see the Parliament, Hofburg Palace, the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. • Esztergom See the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill. • Budapest View the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and Fisherman’s Bastion.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Prague including welcome drinks and a light meal. n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Vienna at a traditional ‘Heurigen’ wine tavern. n B Be My Guest Dinner of seasonal Hungarian specialities and regional wine in a family-run restaurant near Budapest. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Budapest.

DAY 1  ARRIVE PRAGUE (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the Golden city of Prague, renowned for its gleaming spires. Relax or take a leisurely stroll through this magnificent metropolis. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and scenic drive with your travelling companions and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Prague DAY 2  PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE m Explore Prague’s rich cultural and economic history during your Small Group Sightseeing guided walk. Visit the monumental St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the precincts of Prague Castle. Admire the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. See the atmospheric Charles Bridge, lined with Baroque statues. Discover the city at your own pace this afternoon. (BB) DAY 3  PRAGUE AT LEISURE Plan your day and see the sights of your choice. You might like to spend time relaxing with a spa treatment or exploring the shops for Bohemian crystal. In the evening, you may want to consider dinner followed by the opera or a theatre show. (BB) DAY 4  PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – VIENNA (3 NIGHTS) Travelling south from Prague you see Brno,

site of Napoleon’s headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Pass the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic. Crossing into Austria you arrive in the imperial city of Vienna. Tonight, you might consider an evening at a concert of classical Viennese music by composers such as Strauss and Mozart. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube DAY 5  VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 F View the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Hapsburg Dynasty on your included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. View the Parliament Buildings and the magnificent Opera House, dating from the mid-19th century. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornately patterned roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Hapsburgs. Spend the afternoon exploring the city. Tonight, experience a Highlight Dinner featuring Viennese specialities at a Heurigen, a local wine tavern near Vienna. (BB HD) DAY 6  VIENNA AT LEISURE Organise your day to reflect your interests. Consider visiting the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace. Or splash out on the Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna’s most famous

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

Christmas Decorations


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Travel Style: Regional Duration: 10 Days Pace: Leisurely From: NZ$2175 p.p. twin share Ref: WPVB

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2175 2175 2199 2299

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Starts Prague Fri 17 Jan Fri 31 Jan

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Budapest Share Option Sun 26 Jan 2175 510 Sun 9 Feb 2175 510

Fri 14 Feb Sun 23 Feb 2175 510 Fri 28 Feb Sun 9 Mar 2175 510 Fri 7 Mar Fri 14 Mar Fri 21 Mar Fri 28 Mar

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NZ$195 p.p.

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NZ$130 p.p.

DAY 9  BUDAPEST AT LEISURE F Arrange your free day to suit yourself. Laze in one of the city’s Thermal Pools or take a leisurely lunch in the town square. This evening, celebrate the end of your trip with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 10  DEPART BUDAPEST Say goodbye to your companions and Travel Director after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

shopping street. Don’t forget to treat yourself to coffee and Sachertorte in a typical Viennese coffee house! (BB)

NZ$220

Triple Room Reduction

porcelain. Tonight, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic cuisine at a local family-run restaurant and winery on the outskirts of the city. (BB BG)

Budapest

NZ$130 p.p.

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Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.

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510 510 510 510

Fri 4 Apr Sun 13 Apr 2175 510 Fri 11 Apr Sun 20 Apr 2175 510

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CROATIA

2175 2175 2175 2175

NZ$30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$107 per person. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Prague Airport will operate at 9.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7.00am and 11.00am.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 20 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Vienna. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this special day. A Christmas to remember forever in this magical capital city! The 27 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Vienna. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a regional restaurant. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

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DAY 7  VIENNA – ESZTERGOM – BUDAPEST (3 NIGHTS) Drive along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin. View the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill in Esztergom before you follow the river to Budapest. Tonight why not experience a scenic cruise with views of the city. (BB) Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Centre DAY 8  BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 B Your Local Guide takes you on a fascinating walking tour of old Buda. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion. View the Matthias Church. See the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Drive to Pest to visit Heroes’ Square, featuring the Millennium Memorial. Enjoy free time shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

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Imperial Europe Fishermans Bastion, Budapest

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Receive a warm welcome from a local family who have lived on the outskirts of Budapest for many generations. Involved in the production of wine, the family will share some of their history and you will be served delicious food and enjoy fantastic hospitality. • 5 Local Guide in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Enjoy Austrian cakes and coffee in Salzburg.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Munich See the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Ludwigstrasse. • Regensburg Orientation of this medieval town. • Pilsen See the town famed for beer making. • Prague See St. Vitus’ Cathedral, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square and view Prague Castle on your walking tour. • Bratislava Visit the capital of the Slovak Republic. • Budapest View the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO listed Castle Hill District and Fisherman’s Bastion. • Györ Visit the Baroque town centre. • Vienna View the Hofburg, City Hall, Imperial Boulevards and State Opera House. • Melk See the 900 year old Benedictine Abbey. • Salzburg See Mozart’s birthplace and the Mirabell Palace and gardens on your walking tour.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Munich including welcome drinks and a light meal. n 1 three-course dinner. n F Highlight Dinner in Prague. n B Be My Guest Dinner of seasonal Hungarian specialities and regional wine in a family-run restaurant near Budapest. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Munich.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

DAY 1  ARRIVE MUNICH E Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. Stop and view the stadium built for the 1972 Olympics and the Marienplatz, with its fascinating Glockenspiel clock. Meet this evening for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Munich Arabellapark DAY 2  MUNICH – REGENSBURG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) F Visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Across the border see Pilsen, renowned for its breweries, before reaching Prague. This exciting city is your home for the next two nights! This evening, join your fellow companions for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB HD) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Prague

DAY 3  PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Prague has prospered since the fall of Communism, and its new-found status and affluence is evident during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with your Local Guide. See the impressive St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Explore the city on your own, or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the River Vltava. (BB) DAY 4  PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Visit the Slovak capital Bratislava with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Entering Hungary you arrive in

Christmas Market, Salzburg


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Travel Style: Regional Duration: 10 Days Pace: Comfortable From: NZ$2285 p.p. twin share Ref: WEOX

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2

CZECH REPUBLIC

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Regensburg

SLOVAKIA

Wachau Valley

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Györ

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580 580 580 580

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Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Munich Share Option Sun 9 Feb 2285 580

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Sun 16 Feb Sun 23 Feb Sun 2 Mar Sun 9 Mar

2285 2285 2285 2285

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NZ$120 p.p.

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NZ$120 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

NZ$220

Triple Room Reduction

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Glockenspiel, Munich

Budapest on the banks of the River Danube. (BB) Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Centre DAY 5  BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 B Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Budapest featuring views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion. From there enjoy superb views across the Parliament and Danube below. Later, spend time exploring on your own or consider a guided tour of the Parliament. Tonight, experience a Be My Guest Hungarian dinner with local specialities. (BB BG) DAY 6 BUDAPEST – GYÖR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Crossing the Transdanubia region to Györ is a pleasant drive through beautiful countryside. Stroll through this quaint city, which stands at the confluence of three rivers and features charming Baroque architecture. Later arrive in imperial Vienna where you stay for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Vienna Plaza

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DAY 7 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Admire the Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Hapsburg Dynasty during your enthralling sightseeing tour of Vienna with your Local Guide. See the grand State Opera House, and the Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornate roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Hapsburgs. The afternoon is yours to explore the city’s many attractions. Later, you might like to attend a classical concert. (BB)

NZ$20

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12–13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Munich Airport will operate at 10.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$107 per person.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 20 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Vienna. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this special day. A Christmas to remember forever in this magical capital city! The 27 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Budapest. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a local restaurant. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

DAY 8  VIENNA – WACHAU VALLEY – SALZBURG 5 I Travel through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. See the magnificent Melk Abbey, a masterpiece of baroque architecture, before reaching Salzburg. Meet your Local Guide for a walking tour of this musical city before sampling the delicious Local Speciality of Austrian cakes. Dine tonight at your hotel in the beautiful city of Salzburg. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Salzburg City

Johann Strauss Statue, Vienna

DAY 9  SALZBURG – MUNICH F Your holiday ends in the Bavarian capital, Munich. On your return to this fascinating city you will have time to enjoy the numerous museums and beautiful gardens. This evening, join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your holiday. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Munich Arabellapark DAY 10  DEPART MUNICH Say ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience! Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

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Best of Greece

Acropolis, Athens

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest dinner in Olympia, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. • 5 Local Guide in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Athens Visit the Acropolis and view the Parthenon. Visit the Acropolis Museum. See the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian’s Arch and the stadium built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 with your Local Guide. • Corinth Cross the Corinth Canal and visit the ancient ruins with your Local Guide. • Mycenae See the Treasury of Atreus, Beehive Tombs, Lion Gate and Agamemnon’s Palace with your Local Guide. • Epidaurus Admire the amphitheatre, and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius. • Olympia Visit the Olympic Stadium and the archaeological site with your Local Guide. • Delphi Visit the home of the Oracle with your Local Guide. • Thermopylae View the battle site. • Meteora Visit two of the incredible rock monasteries.

DAY 1  ARRIVE ATHENS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Athens! You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink, with your travelling companions and your Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis DAY 2  ATHENS SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. One of the world’s oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. Explore the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy an included visit to the spectacular Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian’s Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and the stadium where

the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. In the evening, perhaps choose to dine in the lively Plaka area of the city. (BB) DAY 3  ATHENS – CORINTH – MYCENAE – NAFPLION 5 Cross the mighty Corinth Canal to the Peloponnesian Peninsula and visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Guide. In Mycenae − a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold − see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace with your Local Guide. On the way to Nafplion, explore the amphitheatre and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine with your Local Guide in Epidaurus. The rod of Aesculapius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. (BB D) Hotel: Amalia Nafplion/Ippoliti DAY 4  NAFPLION – OLYMPIA B Enjoy a spectacular drive east across the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia. Connected to many gods and myths, Olympia is also the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening enjoy a

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director which includes a light meal and welcome drink in Athens. n B Be My Guest Dinner on a wine and olive farm in Olympia. n 3 three-course dinners.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

NZ$90 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

NZ$170

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$90

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar.

dating from the 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. A picturesque early afternoon drive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, cross the fertile Thessaly region, the ‘bread basket of ancient Greece’ and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. (BB D) Hotel: Amalia Kalambaka/Divani Meteora

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights Departures on the 20 December 2013 and 27 December 2013 will have the same inclusions but slightly amended itineraries. This is due to closure of the archaeological sites over the festive season. Departure 20 December will celebrate Christmas in Kalambaka. Enjoy a festive meal with all the trimmings! Departure 27 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Delphi. Welcome in the New Year after a delicious Greek dinner! Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meal’s featured in the itinerary.

DAY 7  KALAMBAKA – METEORA – ATHENS 5 Drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town. A scenic drive brings you back to Athens. Why not consider joining your travelling companions for a celebration dinner on your final night? (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis DAY 8  DEPART ATHENS Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply. (BB) Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm. (BB BG) Hotel: Arty Grand/Amalia DAY 5  OLYMPIA – PATRAS – DELPHI 5 Meet your Local Guide and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic stadium and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Driving north to Patras, you cross the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi. (BB D) Hotel: Amalia Delphi/Delphi Palace DAY 6  DELPHI – THERMOPYLAE – KALAMBAKA 5 Tour Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos with your Local Guide and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo

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

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Meteora, Greece

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Best of Egypt Feluccas on the River Nile at Aswan

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • l Unique Insight Visit a traditional Egyptian perfumery that uses Egyptian plants to produce their fragrances. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Luxor Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Medinet Habou, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. • Nile Cruise Visit the temples at Edfu and Kom-Ombo. • Aswan Sail in a felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens. View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. • Cairo Sightseeing includes the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Egyptian Museum. • Memphis See the Ramses II statue and the Alabaster Sphinx. • Sakkara Marvel at the Step Pyramid, the oldest in the ancient world. • Giza View the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 4 buffet breakfasts in Cairo. • All meals aboard the Nile cruise.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • Flight from Cairo to Luxor. • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise. • Flight from Aswan to Cairo. • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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A once in a lifetime opportunity! Enjoy this four-hour excursion including flights to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with its four great statues of the pharaoh himself. Also see statues of his queen, Nefertari, on the facade of the Temple of Hathor.

DAY 1  ARRIVE CAIRO Welcome to Cairo! You are met at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Wander through ancient, bustling streets in the City of a Thousand Minarets or simply relax after your journey. Hotel: Fairmont Heliopolis DAY 2  CAIRO D LUXOR – NILE CRUISE (4 NIGHTS) Fly to Luxor and on arrival, visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the amazing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your luxury cruise ship in time for lunch. Later visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship for dinner. (BB L D) Cruise ship: MS Norma, MS Sapphire or MS La Bohème DAY 3  NILE CRUISE: LUXOR – EDFU Discover the Valley of the Kings in the Theban Hills west of the Nile, where tombs were built for the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Visit the Temple of Medinet Habou, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. Admire Queen Hatshepsut’s impressive temple at Deir el-Bahri. View the Colossi of Memnon, carved from quartzite sandstone. Later, sail to Edfu. (B L D) DAY 4  NILE CRUISE: EDFU – KOM-OMBO Visit Egypt’s best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Relax and admire the scenery as you sail upstream to Kom-Ombo − little has changed in a thousand years! This evening, dress up in traditional clothing and experience a fun filled Egyptian Dinner and Galabea Party. (B L D) DAY 5  NILE CRUISE: KOM-OMBO – ASWAN Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. Later, in Aswan sail in a traditional felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. A blood-red sunset is common in Aswan, all the more breathtaking with the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it. (B L D) DAY 6  DISEMBARK – ASWAN D CAIRO (3 NIGHTS) Disembark in Aswan to explore the High Dam. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island

of Philae. See the Unfinished Obelisk. Later consider an optional excursion to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel − a once in a lifetime opportunity − where four giant stone statues of Ramses II guard the temple’s entrance. This afternoon fly back to Cairo from Aswan. (BB) Hotel: Ramses Hilton DAY 7  CAIRO SIGHTSEEING l Thousands of years of history are brought to life during your full day of sightseeing. See the ancient Citadel, built to protect the city from the Crusaders. Marvel at the Alabaster Mosque’s ornate interior and the Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum, discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Spend the evening as you wish. (BB) DAY 8  CAIRO – PYRAMID EXCURSION See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which heralded the beginning of the pyramid age. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See the enigmatic Great Sphinx − the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. The evening is yours to do as you please. Perhaps complete your Cairo experience with a romantic dinner cruise on the Nile. (BB) DAY 9  DEPART CAIRO Today you leave this mysterious, ancient country. Say goodbye to your travelling companions and your Travel Director as you prepare for your trip home. Airport transfers are available. (BB) Note: Cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstance. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.

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


5 Giza Province

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JORDAN EXPERIENCE 5 Day Optional Extension

JORDAN

Sakkara

PU Travel Style: Regional Duration: 9 Days Pace: Relaxed From: NZ$2525 p.p. twin share Ref: EGBO Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Starts Cairo Cairo Share Option Wed 30 Oct Thu 7 Nov 2525 530

EGYPT River Nile

Red Sea

Valley of the Kings

Karnak Luxor

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2525 2525 2585 2950

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Kom-Ombo Philae

Aswan ABU SIMBEL Optional Excursion

Overnight stays

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A FABULOUS NILE CRUISE IS INCLUDED The highlight of your holiday is the cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships, the MS Norma, MS Sapphire or MS La Bohème* 5-star features of the MS Norma, MS Sapphire or MS La Bohème are fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full size bath, shower and toilet. There is a TV with video channels, music system, hair dryer, internal phone and mini-bar.

Wed 5 Feb Wed 12 Feb Wed 19 Feb Wed 26 Feb

Thu 13 Feb Thu 20 Feb Thu 27 Feb Thu 6 Mar

2525 2525 2525 2525

530 530 530 530

Wed 5 Mar Wed 12 Mar Wed 19 Mar Wed 26 Mar

Thu 13 Mar Thu 20 Mar Thu 27 Mar Thu 3 Apr

2525 2525 2525 2525

530 530 530 530

GREAT SAVINGS

4 Night Nile Cruise

Edfu

2550 560 2525 530

Starts Cairo Wed 15 Jan Wed 22 Jan Wed 29 Jan

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Cairo Share Option Thu 23 Jan 2525 530 Thu 30 Jan 2525 530 Thu 6 Feb 2525 530

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed room share and triple rooms are not available on this trip. The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of March 2013. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. Important Visa information: Visas will be required for this trip. Please check with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar.

New Year’s Eve Highlights Christmas Day is not celebrated in Egypt. Departure 25 December 2013 will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cairo. Enjoy a festive meal before welcoming in the New Year.

On-board facilities include a plunge pool, fitness equipment, two bars, dancing and folklore entertainment, restaurant and two gift shops.

Pyramids, Cairo

*Note: At certain times, a similar cruise ship of the same category as MS Norma, MS Sapphire or MS La Bohème may be used.

OPTIONAL JORDAN EXPERIENCE WITH DEAD SEA EXTENSION Ref: JORD On your last day (Day 9) of the Best of Egypt, why not extend your holiday by joining our Jordan Experience? DAY 1  ARRIVE AMMAN Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a country rich in ancient history and biblical sites of importance. You are met on arrival at Amman Airport and transferred to your hotel. (D) Hotel: Regency Palace DAY 2  AMMAN – JERASH – PETRA (2 NIGHTS) Visit the ruins at Jerash, a beautifully preserved and once prosperous Greco-Roman city. Return to Amman for a sightseeing tour of the Roman amphitheatre and Citadel Hill. Then travel to Petra, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Petra Guest House DAY 3  PETRA SIGHTSEEING John William Burgon described Petra as “a rose-red city half as old as time”, a description as accurate as any for this treasure of the ancient world. Spend the day in Petra and discover this wonder of the world for yourself! (BB D) DAY 4  PETRA – AMMAN Follow the King’s Highway north to Shobak and visit the 12th century Crusader fortress. View the Promised Land from Mount Nebo. At Madaba, view the mosaic map of the Holy Land in St. George’s Church, dating from the 6th century. Don’t miss the opportunity to extend your stay with two exhilarating nights at the Dead Sea (JEXT). Alternatively, continue to Amman for your final night. (BB D) Hotel: Regency Palace DAY 5  DEPART AMMAN This morning bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Please see the Trafalgar website for full departure details and pricing: Dead Sea Extension reference: JEXT Jordan Experience reference: JORD

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Sphinx, Giza

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • l Unique Insight Visit a traditional Egyptian perfumery that uses Egyptian plants to produce their fragrances. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Memphis See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx. • Sakkara View the Step Pyramid. • Giza View the Great Pyramids and see the Sphinx. Experience the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids. • Luxor Visit the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and Deir El-Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. • Dendera Explore the Temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor. • Edfu Visit the Temple of Horus. • Aswan View the High Dam and Granite Quarries. Visit the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Ride in a felucca to the Botanical Gardens. • Kom-Ombo Visit the Temple. • Cairo See the Citadel, Sultan Hassan Mosque, Mohammed Ali’s Alabaster Mosque, the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Egyptian Museum.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 4 buffet breakfasts in Cairo. • All meals aboard the Nile cruise.

DAY 1  ARRIVE CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) You are met on arrival at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and soak up the atmosphere in this ancient city. Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids DAY 2  CAIRO – PYRAMIDS EXCURSION See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit Sakkara and see the Step Pyramid. Marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and see the Sphinx. Enjoy a view of the pyramids at night and an unforgettable Sound and Light Show. (BB) DAY 3  CAIRO D NILE CRUISE: LUXOR – DENDERA (7 NIGHTS) Fly to Luxor for a guided tour of the Karnak Temple complex. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, and set sail for Dendera in the north. (BB L D) Cruise ship: MS Miriam or MS Giselle or similar DAY 4  NILE CRUISE: DENDERA – LUXOR Explore the Dendera Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, before cruising back to Luxor to visit the Grand Temple. (BB L D)

DAY 5  NILE CRUISE: LUXOR – EDFU This morning, discover the Valley of the Kings, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. See Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the Valley of the Kings before cruising through the Esna Lock to Edfu. (BB L D) DAY 6  NILE CRUISE: EDFU – ASWAN Visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Tonight, dress up in galabeas and enjoy some Egyptian culture and cuisine. (BB L D) DAY 7  NILE CRUISE: ASWAN View the Unfinished Obelisk. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. Sail in a felucca on the Nile to view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. (BB L D) DAY 8  NILE CRUISE: ASWAN – KOM-OMBO – EDFU Consider joining an excursion to Abu Simbel. Later, visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the falcon and crocodile gods. (BB L D)

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach. • All internal flights and relevant airport transfers are included on Egypt itineraries. • Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise. • Escorted by one of Trafalgar’s English-speaking Egyptologists / Travel Directors. • Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

OPTIONAL ABU SIMBEL EXCURSION

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A once in a lifetime opportunity! Enjoy this four-hour excursion including flights to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with its four great statues of the pharaoh himself. Also see statues of his queen, Nefertari, on the facade of the Temple of Hathor.

Egyptologist


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CAIRO

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JORDAN

Sakkara

EGYPT River Nile

Red Sea Dendera Valley of the Kings

Karnak Luxor

7 Night Nile Cruise

Philae

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Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Cairo Share Option Sat 25 Jan 2999 690 Sat 1 Feb 2999 690 Sat 8 Feb 2999 690

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GREAT SAVINGS For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73.

Aswan

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share and triple rooms are not available on this trip.

ABU SIMBEL Optional Excursion

■ Sightseeing stops

Starts Cairo Tue 22 Oct Tue 29 Oct

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Cairo Share Option Sat 2 Nov 2999 690 Sat 9 Nov 2999 690

Edfu Kom-Ombo

Overnight stays

Travel Style: Regional Duration: 12 Days Pace: Relaxed From: NZ$2999 p.p. twin share Ref: EGWE

The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of March 2013. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website.

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Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

DAY 9  NILE CRUISE: EDFU – LUXOR Enjoy a full day cruising on the Nile. Take advantage of the on board facilities. Enjoy the unique scenery as you cruise to Luxor. (BB L D)

Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar.

DAY 10  DISEMBARK LUXOR D CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) Fly to Cairo. This evening consider an evening meal in a local restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment. (BB) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

Christmas Day is not celebrated in Egypt. Departure 24 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard your Cruise ship. Enjoy a delicious meal before seeing in the New Year in true Egyptian style! Departure 31 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cairo. Enjoy a delicious meal in the capital city before seeing in the New Year!

DAY 11  CAIRO SIGHTSEEING l Visit the Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques and the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo. View thousands of artefacts during your visit to the Egyptian Museum. (BB)

A FABULOUS NILE CRUISE IS INCLUDED

DAY 12  DEPART CAIRO Say goodbye to this unforgettable country. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply. (BB) Note: Ships or cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstance. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.

New Year’s Eve Highlights

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

Sultan Hassan Mosque, Cairo

A highlight of this trip is a cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the latest and most luxurious of ships, the MS Miriam or MS Giselle*. On board facilities of this superb vessel include a plunge pool and sun deck which runs the length and width of the ship, salon, two bars, a lounge for relaxing, dancing and folklore entertainment, a large restaurant serving Egyptian and international cuisine, and two gift shops. 5-star features of the ships are fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with ensuite bathroom, full size bath, shower and toilet. There is a TV with video channels, music system, hair dryer, internal phone and mini-bar. *Note: At certain times a similar cruise ship of the same category as MS Miriam or MS Giselle may be used.

MS Miriam

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Best of Turkey Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest lunch in a traditional Ottoman-style house with a local family. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • l Unique Insight Stay in a unique cave hotel in Cappadocia.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Gallipoli See Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemeteries and Chunnuk Bair Cemeteries. • Troy Visit the ruins of the ancient city and see a replica of the Wooden Horse. • Pergamon Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre. • Ephesus Visit the Great Theatre, Library of Celsius, Gymnasium, Temple of Hadrian and House of the Virgin Mary. • Pamukkale See the Cotton Castle springs. • Hierapolis Visit the ruins of the Roman health spa. • Antalya Visit the Archaeological Museum. • Perge and Aspendos Visit Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities. • Konya Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes, and Karatay Tile Museum. • Cappadocia Marvel at the underground city of Sarhatli, and visit Ürgüp and the Open-Air Museum at Goreme. • Ankara Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk’s Mausoleum. • Gordion See the Earth Tumulus. • Bursa Visit the Green Ottoman Complex and the Grand Mosque. • Istanbul Sightseeing includes the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 Buffet Breakfasts. • B Be My Guest Luncheon in a century old Ottoman-style house. • 12 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Istanbul. n 10 three-course or open-buffet dinners. n F Farewell Dinner on your final night in Istanbul.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • Ferry across the Dardanelles from Eceabat to Çanakkale. • Ferry across the Sea of Marmara from Yalova to Istanbul. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

DAY 1  ARRIVE ISTANBUL E Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey and in the evening attend a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel: Dedeman Istanbul

DAY 5  PAMUKKALE – HIERAPOLIS – ANTALYA (2 NIGHTS) Visit the Cotton Castle Springs at Pamukkale and the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis. Spend the afternoon exploring the narrow streets of Antalya. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Rixos

DAY 2  ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – ÇANAKKALE Explore the Gallipoli Peninsula and see Anzac Cove, the site of a bitter battle in WWI. Visit Lone Pine and Chunnuk Bair Cemeteries, the final resting place of many allied soldiers. See the Dardanelles and stay overnight in Çanakkale. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Kolin

DAY 6  ANTALYA – PERGE AND ASPENDOS EXCURSION Visit the impressive Antalya Archaeological Museum and the Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos. Here see one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in the world. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D)

DAY 3  ÇANAKKALE – TROY – PERGAMON – IZMIR (SMYRNA) Visit the ruins of Troy, and see the replica of the famous Wooden Horse. Explore the Asclepion Medical Centre at the ancient city of Pergamon. Dine at your hotel in Izmir this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Swiss/Mövenpick/Kaya Thermal

DAY 7  ANTALYA – KONYA B This morning travel inland and enjoy a unique Be My Guest lunch in a century-old traditional Ottoman-style house hosted by a local family. Visit the Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum, the final resting place for members of the Whirling Dervish mystic sect. Then continue on to the Karatay Tile Museum. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB BG D) Hotel: Anemon

DAY 4  IZMIR – EPHESUS – ST. MARY’S HOUSE – PAMUKKALE Visit the impressive excavations at Ephesus. See the House of the Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Pam Thermal

DAY 8  KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (2 NIGHTS) l Visit the well preserved Sultanhan Caravansary. Journey on to biblical Cappadocia. Here you visit the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road just outside Konya

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and see the cone of Uchisar. This evening, dine at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Dilek Kaya DAY 9  CAPPADOCIA – ÜRGÜP AND GOREME EXCURSION Spend the day exploring the volcanic landscape in and around Ürgüp, dotted with caves and troglodyte dwellings. Visit the Goreme Open-air Museum and learn about pottery making in Avanos. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) DAY 10  CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA Your Travel Director takes you on a tour of the capital Ankara. Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk’s Mausoleum. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Mövenpick/Barcelo Altinel DAY  11 ANKARA – GORDION – BURSA Hear the fascinating legend of King Midas at Gordion, and see the Great Tumulus, the city’s largest burial mound. Explore the Green Ottoman Complex and Grand Mosque at Bursa. Spend the afternoon seeing the sights of your choice. Finish the day with dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Thermal Kervansaray

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DAY  12 BURSA – ISTANBUL (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Sea of Marmara to Istanbul by ferry. Plan your day as you wish. Enjoy the exotic atmosphere and shop for souvenirs at the bustling Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest markets. (BB) Hotel: Dedeman

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Overnight stays

NZ$30

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73.

DAY 13 ISTANBUL SIGHTSEEING F Gain an insight into the Ottoman Empire’s power and influence during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace. Explore the Hagia Sophia and the wonderful Blue Mosque. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner‚ with your Travel Director and travelling companions. (BB FD) DAY 14 DEPART ISTANBUL This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available conditions apply. (BB) Important Note: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

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

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. Please note: Some departures may operate in reverse. Included sightseeing will not be affected. If Sarhatli is unavailable, an alternative underground city may be visited instead.

New Year’s Eve Highlights Christmas Day is not celebrated in Turkey. Departure 20 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Istanbul. Departure 27 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Antalya.

OPTIONAL JORDAN EXPERIENCE WITH DEAD SEA EXTENSION For trips ending on Thursdays in Istanbul, why not extend your holiday by joining our incredible 5 day Jordan Experience. See ancient sights such as Petra and Jerash and consider completing the experience by relaxing at the Dead Sea. Please see the Trafalgar website for full departure details and pricing: Jordan Experience reference: JORD Optional Dead Sea Extension reference: JEXT

Petra, Jordan Göreme scenery, Cappadocia

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Best of Israel Wailing Wall, Old City, Jerusalem

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Jerusalem Sightseeing includes Yad Vashem, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Wailing Wall and the Via Dolorosa. See the Mount of Olives. • Mount Zion Visit the tomb of King David. • Dead Sea Excursion including a visit to the Fortress of Masada. • Lower Galilee Spend two nights on a traditional Israeli kibbutz. • Nazareth Visit the Church of the Annunciation. • Capernaum Visit the old synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes. • Golan Heights See the former Syrian bunkers. • Tzfat (Safed) Visit the ancient synagogue and artists’ colony. • Acre Visit the underground Crusader City. • Haifa Visit the Persian Gardens and enjoy views of the Bahai Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel. • Megiddo View the excavations of Solomon’s Stables. • Caesarea View the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • E Welcome Drink with your Travel Director in Jerusalem. • 8 Israeli breakfasts with juice. • 2 three-course dinners.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach or minibus. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a hotel booked by Trafalgar. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE TEL AVIV – JERUSALEM (4 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Israel! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Relax or take a stroll around Jerusalem. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travellers and your Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Dan Panorama Jerusalem DAY 2  MOUNT ZION – THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM Admire the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall and see the Dome of the Rock. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (IB) DAY 3  JERUSALEM – DEAD SEA – MASADA – JERUSALEM Traverse the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. A short drive brings you to Masada. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of Herod’s Palace before having the chance to float in the Dead Sea, time permitting. (IB) DAY 4  JERUSALEM FREE TIME Spend the day exploring the sights of your choice. There are a wealth of great

attractions to visit, including the Tower of David Museum, the Archaeological Gardens and the Davidson Centre. (IB) DAY 5  NEW CITY OF JERUSALEM – LOWER GALILEE (2 NIGHTS) Tour Yad Vashem, a memorial commemorating the six million martyrs of World War II. Discover the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. See the Knesset − Israel’s Parliament −and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Travelling through the Jordan Valley you reach your Kibbutz hotel, home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (IB D) Hotel: Kibbutz Hotel DAY 6  EXCURSION MEGGIDO – NAZARETH – CAPERNAUM – MOUNT OF BEATITUDES Visit the ‘chariot city’ of Megiddo to see the excavations of Solomon’s Stables. Explore the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and visit the old synagogue at Capernaum, the old town of Jesus. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dine tonight at your hotel. (IB D) DAY 7  LOWER GALILEE – ACRE – HAIFA – CAESAREA – TEL AVIV (2 NIGHTS) Visit the ancient synagogue and artists’ colony at Tzfat, one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities. Discover the fascinating underground Crusaders City at Acre. Admire the views of the Bahai Shrine and visit the beautiful Persian Gardens at Haifa. See the Roman

Floating in Dead Sea


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2485 2485 2485 2599

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Fri 14 Feb Fri 21 Feb Fri 28 Feb Fri 7 Mar

2485 2485 2485 2485

1130 1130 1130 1130

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2485 2485 2485 2485

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Qumran

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$90

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73.

Dead Sea

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

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Note: Due to the frequency of religious holidays in Israel, the order of the sightseeing program may be changed.

Ruins of the fortress, Masada

New Year’s Eve Highlights Christmas Day is not celebrated in Israel. Departure 26 December 2013 will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lower Galilee. Enjoy a delicious meal before seeing in the New Year Israeli style!

Bahai Temple, Haifa

statues, the aqueduct and the Roman Theatre at the ancient port city of Caesarea. Later, travel to Tel Aviv for a two-night stay. (IB) Hotel: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv DAY 8  TEL AVIV FREE TIME Take time on your own to discover the myriad delights Tel Aviv has to offer, the Flea Market, Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighbourhood, the Diaspora Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum. (IB) DAY  9 DEPART TEL AVIV After a memorable holiday in this historic region, it is time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (IB) Important Notice: Security is a major concern to all and the situation in Israel is constantly changing. Events in Israel coupled with the ‘Travel Advisories’ put out by various governments may at times necessitate changes to the brochured itinerary, hotel accommodation or even trip cancellation. Please refer to our terms and conditions for

further information. You must accept the risks involved when travelling to Israel and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

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

Meet your travel companions before you go! Sign up to the Trafalgar Online Community and get to know your fellow travellers before your journey even begins in your private Trip Group. Ask questions, share handy travel tips and you can also chat with past guests in our online forums. To get started, visit www.trafalgar.com/community/groups

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast IB = Israeli Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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European Highlights Heidelberg, Germany

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Paris. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Enjoy a cuckoo clock making demonstration in the Black Forest.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Amsterdam Orientation includes the Mint Tower, Tower of Tears, Dam Square, and ‘Skinny Bridge’. • Rhine Valley Cruise from Boppard to St. Goar (weather permitting). • Heidelberg View the ancient castle. • Black Forest Scenic drive though the picturesque Black Forest. • Schaffhausen Visit the impressive Rhine Falls. • Lucerne View the Lion Monument and see the Chapel Bridge. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 6 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner on a canal cruise with your Travel Director in Amsterdam. n 2 three-course dinners. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Paris.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 7. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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DAY 1  ARRIVE AMSTERDAM E Welcome to Amsterdam! Relax and unwind after check-in or take a leisurely stroll through this unique city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for an orientation of the city followed by a Welcome Reception on a scenic canal cruise including dinner and welcome drinks. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Amsterdam City

DAY 3  RHINELAND – SCHAFFHAUSEN – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) I Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a cuckoo clock making demonstration. Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, which is the largest waterfall in Europe. Later arrive in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne. (BB D) Hotel: Astoria

DAY 2  AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND Travel via Arnhem to the Rhine Valley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St. Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song. In Heidelberg, view the red sandstone castle, one of the most important architectural structures north of the Alps, which towers above Germany’s oldest university town. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Mannheim City Centre

DAY 4  LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation. View the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of Swiss Guards in 1792. Spend the afternoon shopping in the old town for Swiss chocolates. Consider an excursion up a local mountain for panoramic views, or enjoy the fresh Alpine air by taking a leisurely walk beside the beautiful lake. (BB) DAY 5  LUCERNE – BURGUNDY WINE REGION – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) See the changing landscape as you travel

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Sat 7 Dec Sat 14 Dec Sat 21 Dec Sat 28 Dec Sat 4 Jan 2014 Sat 11 Jan Sat 18 Jan

1935 1935 1935 2135 2185

450 450 450 450 450

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450 450 450 450

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2 LUCERNE SWITZERLAND

Early Payment Discount: Pay By Jun 30 & SAVE up to

NZ$164 p.p.

Pay By Oct 31 & SAVE up to

NZ$109 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

NZ$109 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

ITALY Overnight stays

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NZ$190

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. This evening you may decide to take an optional to see a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense DAY 6  PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Your Local Guide shows you the sights, including views of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the city in all its glory. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Perhaps take an excursion to visit the Louvre. Celebrate in the evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$75 per person. Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Amsterdam Airport will operate at 9.00am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8.00am and 11.30am.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 22 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in Switzerland! The 29 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious dinner with a glass of sparkling wine to toast your travel companions as you see in the New Year! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Notre Dame, Paris

DAY 7  DEPART PARIS Say ‘au revoir’ to your Travel Director and new-found friends at the end of a memorable holiday. (BB) into France, through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy countryside − one of the country’s main wine producing regions, famous for

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

OPTIONAL EUROSTAR EXTENSION From NZ$470 per person twin share End your trip in style by travelling back from Paris to London by Eurostar Standard Class, station transfers and one night’s London hotel accommodation included. See the itinerary below for full details. DAY 7  PARIS – EUROSTAR – LONDON You are transferred to Paris Gare du Nord train station where you board the Eurostar train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: The Cumberland DAY 8  DEPART LONDON Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday. (FB)

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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European Traveller Trevi Fountain, Rome

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • 5 Local Guide in Paris, Florence and Rome. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit a traditional glass-blowing factory in Venice.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Dover See the famous white cliffs. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Lucerne View the Lion Monument and see the Chapel Bridge. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Byzantine Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. • Florence View Signoria Square, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Santa Croce Basilica with your Local Guide. • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pietà.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with Welcome Drinks and dinner and an evening drive with your Travel Director in Paris. n N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. n 1 three-course dinner. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

DAY 1  LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) E From the White Cliffs of Dover, cross the Channel to Calais. Pass the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge before continuing via the Somme First World War battlefields to Paris. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with Welcome Drinks and dinner in the evening with your fellow companions and Travel Director. Later an orientation drive will show you some of the sights which await you a perfect introduction to your magical holiday! (WR) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel DAY 2  PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Drive along the famous Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, beneath which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes a trip up the Eiffel Tower to the second level for a breathtaking views of the city. Spend the afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. Perhaps take an excursion to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa. (BB) DAY 3  PARIS – LUCERNE See the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy as you journey south, passing

the medieval castle of Châteauneuf. Cross the border into Switzerland where the scenery is a kaleidoscope of colour. View the beautiful Lake Lucerne. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and view the emotive Lion of Lucerne during your afternoon orientation. (BB D) Hotel: Astoria DAY 4  LUCERNE – ST. GOTTHARD – VENICE N Travel the scenic St. Gotthard Region through the Alps and cross the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of the Italian Lake Region, a popular retreat for aristocrats since Roman times. Pass Verona and arrive in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana DAY 5  VENICE ORIENTATION – FLORENCE I Your private motor launch takes you to St. Mark’s Square to view the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace. Witness a Local Speciality glass-blowing demonstration at one of the oldest workshops on the island, then spend your free time discovering Venice’s hidden gems. Afterwards, cross the

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry across the Channel from Dover to Calais. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Pick-up if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre. • London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 8. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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Lion Monument, Lucerne


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2250 500 2250 500

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Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Rome Share Option Sun 26 Jan 2250 500 Sun 2 Feb 2250 500

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2250 2250 2250 2250

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2250 2250 2250 2250 2299

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Dec Jun 30 & SAVE up to

NZ$187 p.p.

Pay By Feb Oct 31 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

NZ$125 p.p. NZ$125 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

NZ$220

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$40

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. Make sure to capture a magic moment as you toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. This evening, join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 8  DEPART ROME Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your travelling companions, and return home with memories you will cherish for years to come. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 73. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Airport transfers: Return transfers will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$86 per person.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 22 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in magical Venice. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings – and savour the magical atmosphere that is Christmas in Italy! The 29 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious meal with your travel companions surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable New Year’s Eve in Switzerland! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Apennine Mountains to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the night. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo DAY 6  FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING – ROME (2 NIGHTS) 5 Your Local Guide reveals a wealth of fascinating insights during your guided walk around Florence, a city with a rich Renaissance history. View the marble Duomo engineered by Brunelleschi and the magnificent doors of the Baptistery. Admire the Ponte Vecchio which spans the River Arno and marvel at the impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi in the city. Shop for 18-carat gold jewellery and the finest Italian leather goods before heading to Rome, the last stop on your trip. (BB) Hotel: Barcelo Aran Mantegna DAY 7  ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Your Local Guide takes you on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Here you will view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Perhaps consider an excursion to the Sistine Chapel. View the Roman Forum and see the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend

Gondolas, Venice

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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European Dream Rialto Bridge, Venice

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • 5 Local Guide in Rome and Paris. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop in Venice.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pietà. • Venice View St Marks Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony. • St. Gotthard Enjoy breathtaking Alpine scenery en route to Switzerland. • Lucerne View the Lion Monument and see the ancient Chapel Bridge. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Dover See the White Cliffs.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light snacks and Welcome Drinks and an orientation drive with your Travel Director in Rome. n 1 three course dinner. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Paris.

DAY 1  ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey. In the evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow companions and Travel Director. Later, relax on an orientation drive which will whet your appetite for the sights which await you. (WR) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio DAY 2  ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide takes you to visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Witness Michelangelo’s Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. View the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests. Spend time on your own experiencing the wonders of the Eternal City. Later, in your free time, perhaps visit the Sistine Chapel or make a wish and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. (BB) DAY 3  ROME – VENICE I Travel north to the Veneto region and upon arrival in Venice, cruise the Grand Canal. View the imposing Basilica and the ornate Doges Palace before exploring this incredible city. Enjoy a Local Speciality glass-blowing demonstration. Sample

Juliet’s Balcony, Verona dinner in one of the many restaurants or sip coffee ‘al fresco’ while listening to the orchestras in St. Mark’s Square. Arrive later at your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana DAY 4  VENICE – VERONA – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) View the Roman Amphitheatre and Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s most famous play. Cross the border to Switzerland and through dramatic countryside en-route to scenic Lucerne, situated on the banks of a vast Alpine Lake. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Astoria

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or the London Reception Centre. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite for further details. • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1. Conditions apply, see departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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Chapel Bridge, Lucerne


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FRANCE

AUSTRIA

LIECHTE

2

SWIT

Verona

VENICE

1

ITALY

SLOVENIA

Adriatic Sea

Mon 2 Dec Mon 9 Dec Mon 16 Dec Mon 23 Dec Mon 30 Dec

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. London Share Option Mon 11 Nov 2235 530 Mon 18 Nov 2235 530 Mon 25 Nov 2235 530 Mon 2 Dec 2235 530

Mon 9 Dec Mon 16 Dec Mon 23 Dec Mon 30 Dec Mon 6 Jan 2014 CROATIA Mon 6 Jan Mon 13 Jan Mon 13 Jan Mon 20 Jan

2235 2235 2235 2325 2499

530 530 530 530 530

2235 530 2235 530

Price per Person Single Starts Ends Twin Supp. Rome London Share Option Mon 20 Jan Mon 27 Jan 2235 530 Mon 27 Jan Mon 3 Feb 2235 530

Mon 3 Feb Mon 10 Feb Mon 17 Feb Mon 24 Feb

Mon 10 Feb Mon 17 Feb Mon 24 Feb Mon 3 Mar

2235 2235 2235 2235

530 530 530 530

Mon 3 Mar Mon 10 Mar Mon 17 Mar Mon 24 Mar Mon 31 Mar

Mon 10 Mar Mon 17 Mar Mon 24 Mar Mon 31 Mar Mon 7 Apr

2235 2235 2235 2235 2235

530 530 530 530 530

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By Jun 30 & SAVE up to

NZ$187 p.p.

Pay By Oct 31 & SAVE up to

SPAIN Overnight stays

Mediterranean Sea

■ Sightseeing stops

Start

NZ$125 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

CORSICA

End

2

ROME

SARDINIA

NZ$125 p.p.

Young Traveller Discount

NZ$220

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$50

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Airport transfers: Transfers on Day 1 from Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 73. This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$86 per person.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights The 23 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Venice. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings – a truly memorable Christmas in this spectacular city! The 30 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Rome. Enjoy an authentic Italian meal with your newfound friends and then later a glass of ‘spumante’ to toast the year ahead. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Eiffel Tower, Paris DAY 5  LUCERNE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Visit the Lion Monument, a memorial to Swiss Guards massacred in Paris in 1792 while guarding Louis XVI. Explore the old town and cross the Chapel Bridge, one of Lucerne’s most famous landmarks, dating from the 14th century. Consider taking an invigorating mountain excursion or shop for famous Swiss chocolate. (BB) DAY 6  LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) From Lucerne, head northwest past Basel into France. See the extensive vineyards of Burgundy, one of the country’s biggest wine producing areas. Arrive in the City of Light for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel DAY 7  PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Your Local Guide takes you on a morning tour of the city’s sights. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and get a bird’s eye view of the golden dome of Les Invalides. See the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Plan your afternoon. Perhaps take an excursion to visit Versailles,

lavishly designed for Louis XIV. Tonight dine with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 8 PARIS – LONDON Say ‘au revoir’ as you pass the Somme battlefields en route to Calais. Sail across the Channel to Dover, continuing by coach through Kent to London, your final destination. (BB)

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

Meet your travel companions before you go! Sign up to the Trafalgar Online Community and get to know your fellow travellers before your journey even begins in your private Trip Group. Ask questions, share handy travel tips and you can also chat with past guests in our online forums. To get started, visit www.trafalgar.com/community/groups

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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European Whirl Canals and bridges, Amsterdam

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • 5 Local Guide in Rome, Florence and Paris. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop in Venice.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Amsterdam Orientation includes the Mint Tower, Tower of Tears, Dam Square and ‘Skinny Bridge’. • Rhine Valley Cruise the Romantic Rhine (weather permitting). • Heidelberg View the ancient castle. • Munich View the Olympic Stadium, City Hall and Marienplatz. • Innsbruck Marvel at the Golden Roof. • Venice Enjoy a canal cruise by private motor launch. Visit St. Mark’s Square and view the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Basilica. • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and see Michelangelo’s Pietà. • Florence View Signoria Square, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery and Santa Croce Basilica with your Local Guide. • Lucerne View the ancient Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. • Paris View Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées and the Louvre with your Local Guide. Enjoy spectacular city views from an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. • Dover See the White Cliffs.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 11 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner on a canal cruise with your Travel Director in Amsterdam. n 2 three-course dinners. n N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Paris.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom. • Eurostar high-speed train from London to Brussels. • Ferry across the Channel from Calais to Dover. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel. • Pick-up and Drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar, or from the London Reception Centre. • London airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply, see page 73 for details. • J Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences. • A travel wallet with your documentation. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

DAY 1  LONDON – EUROSTAR – BRUSSELS – AMSTERDAM E This morning, meet your Travel Director before travelling to London’s St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. During your orientation of Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise. Enjoy splendid views from your glass-topped boat as you cruise along the city’s canals. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Amsterdam City DAY 2  AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND Travel via Arnhem along the Ruhr and Rhine valleys. Enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. See the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a siren who lured fishermen to their deaths with spellbinding songs. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Mannheim City Centre DAY 3  RHINELAND – MUNICH – INNSBRUCK Crossing the Swabian Alps arrive in Munich,

the capital of Bavaria, for an orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium and City Hall. View the Glockenspiel on Marienplatz. A short drive through splendid scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck where you will enjoy a walk through the town. Admire the architecture including the Hofburg and the Golden Roof and shop for Alpine souvenirs. You might consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening. (BB) Hotel: Grauer Bär DAY 4  INNSBRUCK – VENICE I N Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace along the way. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice. Finish an eventful day with dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana DAY 5  VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) South across the Veneto plain, you pass by Bologna and over the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Executive Style Hotel

Scenic Innsbruck


TH T ER HE LA ND S

1

LONDON

NE

WALES

P

AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Dover Eurostar

Calais

English Channel

GERMANY

Brussels BELGIUM Boppard St. Goar

Rhine Cruise

1

LUXEMBOURG

PARIS

RHINELAND

CZECH REPUBLIC

Heidelberg

2

Travel Style: Discovery Duration: 12 Days Pace: Lively From: NZ$3225 p.p. twin share Ref: WWWH

Munich

INNSBRUCK

FRANCE

LUCERNE

2

1 AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

VENICE

1

Po Valley

CORSICA

1

IA AT

FLORENCE

Gulf of Venice

O CR

ITALY

Starts London Tue 5 Nov Tue 12 Nov Tue 19 Nov Tue 26 Nov

Tue 3 Dec Tue 10 Dec Tue 17 Dec Mon 23 Dec Tue 24 Dec Mon 30 Dec Tue 31 Dec Sun 5 Jan Tue 7 Jan Tue 14 Jan

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. London Share Option Sat 16 Nov 3225 690 Sat 23 Nov 3225 690 Sat 30 Nov 3225 690 Sat 7 Dec 3225 690

Sat 14 Dec Sat 21 Dec Sat 28 Dec Fri 3 Jan Sat 4 Jan Fri 10 Jan Sat 11 Jan 2014 Thu 16 Jan Sat 18 Jan Sat 25 Jan

3225 3225 3399 3635 3665 3299 3350

690 690 690 690 690 690 690

3225 690 3225 690 3225 690

Starts London Tue 21 Jan Tue 28 Jan

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. London Share Option Sat 1 Feb 3225 690 Sat 8 Feb 3225 690

Tue 4 Feb Tue 11 Feb Tue 18 Feb Tue 25 Feb

Sat 15 Feb Sat 22 Feb Sat 1 Mar Sat 8 Mar

3225 3225 3225 3225

690 690 690 690

Tue 4 Mar Tue 11 Mar Tue 18 Mar Tue 25 Mar

Sat 15 Mar Sat 22 Mar Sat 29 Mar Sat 5 Apr

3225 3225 3225 3225

690 690 690 690

Tue 1 Apr Tue 8 Apr

Sat 12 Apr 3275 690 Sat 19 Apr 3350 690

GREAT SAVINGS

2

ROME

SPAIN

Early Payment Discount: Pay By Jun 30 & SAVE up to Pay By Oct 31 & SAVE up to

SARDINIA

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to Young Traveller Discount

Overnight stays

■ Sightseeing stops

Start

DAY 6  ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Your sightseeing begins with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. In ancient Rome, view the Forum and see the Colosseum with your Local Guide. Spend the rest of the day exploring or perhaps take an excursion inside the Vatican Museums to see the Sistine Chapel. (BB) DAY 7  ROME – FLORENCE 5 From Rome travel north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city’s rich artistic and medieval history with your Local Guide. Visit the Piazza Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the Baptistery and the multimarble Duomo, with its dome designed by Brunelleschi. (BB) Hotel: Cosmopolitan Hotel DAY 8  FLORENCE – GOTTHARD DRIVE – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne. (BB D) Hotel: Astoria DAY 9  LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME View the Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Created to commemorate the heroism of Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI in Paris in 1792, Mark Twain described it as ‘the most moving piece of stone in the world’. Walk along the 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. Consider an exhilarating mountain excursion or shop for Swiss chocolate and Swiss watches. (BB) DAY 10  LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an

End

NZ$275 p.p. NZ$183 p.p. NZ$183 p.p. NZ$320

Triple Room Reduction

NZ$90

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 12-13. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 73.

Doge’s Palace, Venice

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Your London Hotel: The Cumberland For rates and full details please see page 73. This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director & Driver NZ$129 per person.

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Highlights

excursion this evening to a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense DAY 11  PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F See all the famous sights during your morning sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. View the Champs Élysées, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you. Perhaps take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles, the Chateau built by Louis XIV the Sun King of France. This evening, celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro. (BB FD) DAY 12  PARIS – LONDON Cross the Somme and pass First World War battlefields at Vimy Ridge as you drive towards the coast. In Calais board a ferry to Dover and travel on to London by coach where your journey of discovery ends. (BB)

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

The 17 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in Switzerland! The 23 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in Innsbruck with a delicious festive meal and all the trimmings. New Year’s Eve will be in Lucerne. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year after a delicious three-course meal with wine. And don’t forget that glass of bubbly to enjoy with your newfound friends - two fantastic celebrations to be enjoyed in the Alps! The 24 December 2013 departure will celebrate Christmas in the Rhine Valley. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. New Year’s Eve will be in Lucerne.The 30 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Rhine Valley. The 31 December 2013 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in lively Amsterdam where you will find a city filled with excitement and celebration. Enjoy delicious festive meals with all the trimmings. Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

OPTIONAL EUROSTAR EXTENSION From NZ$470 per person twin share End your trip in style by travelling back from Paris to London by Eurostar Standard Class, station transfers and one night’s London hotel accommodation included. See the itinerary below for full details. DAY 12  PARIS – EUROSTAR – LONDON You are transferred to Paris Gare du Nord train station where you board the Eurostar train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: The Cumberland DAY 13  DEPART LONDON Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday. (FB)

FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Travel at its best There’s no better way to discover Europe than on-board our luxury coaches. Enjoy door-to-door service as your Coach Driver takes you from your hotel to major sights with porterage of your luggage to and from your room. Each coach is fully air-conditioned, fitted with reclining seats and European electrical outlets, and includes a restroom*. During your journey: • Your Travel Director will provide an entertaining insider’s view of the history, culture and geography of the region. • You’ll learn useful phrases in the local language as well as other handy travel tips. • You’ll enjoy panoramic views from your coach’s high vantage point. Please note: This coach image is a representation of our coaches only; they will vary depending on the region you travel to. Excludes City Breaks and Eastern Mediterranean itineraries.

*

Travel by luxury coach

London Reception Centre While travelling in Europe, it’s reassuring to know you have a helping hand if ever you need it. The friendly team at Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre is there to assist, whether it’s information about joining your group, issues with travel arrangements or an emergency situation you need to resolve. Calm, efficient assistance is just a phone call or email away. Winter Opening Hours: October 26, 2013 to April 7, 2014: 7am – 7pm daily After April 7, 2014, the Centre operates on summer opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 5am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 5am – 8pm. Address & Contact Details: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General Email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com

TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION Protecting the places we visit and cultures we interact with is important to Trafalgar. We are committed to supporting sustainable tourism initiatives and protecting the destinations we visit to ensure they remain vibrant for future generations of travellers. Through the TreadRight Foundation, established by our parent company, The Travel Corporation, we have helped to contribute more than $1.5 million to initiatives worldwide. To learn more, visit us at www.treadright.org

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO SIGHTSEEING BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY: Trafalgar uses specific terms to describe different aspects of your holiday itinerary. Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Guide or your Travel Director. This includes fast track entry and will vary based on the venue itself. View – An opportunity to take in the sight and capture photos with a brief stop. See – See the sight and its surroundings while driving by on the coach.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: You will receive your travel documents and literature together with a Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure.

PASSPORTS & 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. Each guest must comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. We strongly advise you contact your Travel Agent or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information.


HOTELS: WHERE YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR STAY If you wish to stay a little longer in the city where your holiday starts or ends, it pays to travel with Trafalgar. With our insider connections in Europe, we are able to offer the special hotel rates shown below exclusively to Trafalgar travellers. Check on the itinerary page of your holiday for the hotel where your holiday starts or ends, choose how many nights you want to extend your stay and ask your Travel Agent to make the additional reservation when you book your holiday. Transfers are not included in these special rates, but Trafalgar can provide door-to-door transfers to and from the airport and your hotel at the prices per person below. COUNTRY

HOTEL

TWIN (NZ$)

TRIPLE (NZ$)

TRANSFER (NZ$)

Austria

Hilton Vienna Danube

Vienna

CITY

SINGLE (NZ$) 178

125

120

69

Czech Republic

Crowne Plaza Prague

Prague

144

93

91

62

Egypt

Fairmont Heliopolis

Cairo

L:209 H:284

L:135 H:172

N/A

Transfer inc..

Le Meridien Pyramids††

Cairo

L:213 H:258

L:137 H:160

N/A

Transfer inc.

Ramses Hilton Hotel†

Cairo

L:213 H:258

L:137 H:160

N/A

Transfer inc.

England

The Cumberland

London

299

190

184

See below

Hilton Kensington

London

239

169

N/A

See below

Holiday Inn Kings Cross

London

262

164

N/A

See below

Ibis Earls Court*

London

193

127

N/A

See below

Thistle Euston* **

London

264

180

N/A

See below

France

Evergreen Laurel

Paris

260

156

151

96

Hilton Paris La Defense*

Paris

270

157

150

96

Paris Eiffel Cambronne*

Paris

216

134

117

96

Novotel Tour Eiffel* **

Paris

253

149

146

96

Renaissance La Defence*

Paris

265

151

138

96

Germany

Hilton Berlin

Berlin

272

158

158

75

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark*

Munich

243

145

145

123

Sheraton Offenbach

Offenbach

146

103

100

110

Greece

Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel*

Athens

192

127

122

Transfer inc.

Hungary

Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center Hotel

Budapest

166

105

103

55

Ireland

Burlington

Dublin

192

120

112

89

Mespil Hotel

Dublin

160

111

99

89

Israel

Dan Panorama Jerusalem

Jerusalem

368

213

202

Transfer inc.

Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

368

213

202

Transfer inc.

Italy

Barcelo Aran Mantegna**

Rome

202

139

129

69

Il Cantico Hotel* **

Rome

206

137

127

69

Executive Style Hotel* **

Rome

183

134

125

69

Grand Hotel Tiberio*

Rome

200

135

125

69

Sheraton Golf Parco De Medici Hotel & Resort*

Rome

180

129

120

69

Una Hotel Roma*

Rome

243

171

158

69

Boscolo Hotel Bellini*

Venice

192

145

133

171

Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

Venice

158

120

112

89

Jordan

Regency Palace Amman

Amman

261

173

N/A

Transfer inc.

Spain

Ayre Gran Via

Barcelona

204

127

125

96

Novotel Barcelona City

Barcelona

202

131

128

96

U232 Hotel*

Barcelona

219

144

134

96

Ayre Gran Colon

Madrid

183

114

111

96

NH Eurobuilding

Madrid

197

123

121

96

NH Parque De Las Avenidas

Madrid

189

121

116

96

Rafael Atocha

Madrid

180

112

105

96

Switzerland

Astoria*

Lucerne

220

151

143

274#

Mövenpick Zurich Airport

Zurich

270

161

151

N/A

The Netherlands

Mercure Amsterdam City*

Amsterdam

149

108

105

103

Turkey

Dedeman Istanbul

Istanbul

314

190

161

Transfer inc.

Hotel Supplements: Hotels marked * have supplements during peak seasons, ** have supplements on certain days of the week, please consult your Travel Agent, † have an additional supplement on December 31, †† have additional supplements on Dec 24 and 31. The above hotel prices include Breakfast, all hotel taxes and service charges. EGYPT Hotel Seasons: Fairmont Heliopolis Cairo Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 13 Apr, 26 Apr - 30 Apr High: 23 Dec - 5 Jan, 14 Apr - 25 Apr Le Meridien Pyramids Cairo Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 13 Apr, 26 Apr - 30 Apr High: 23 Dec - 5 Jan, 14 Apr - 25 Apr Ramses Hilton Cairo Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 13 Apr, 26 Apr - 30 Apr High: 23 Dec - 5 Jan, 14 Apr - 25 Apr Prices are in NZ dollars. Transfer prices are per person. Transfers are by private car or minibus and guests on the same flight might share a vehicle. Trafalgar is not responsible for missed or unused transfers due to missed flight connections. # To Zurich airport.

TRAFALGAR’S AIRPORT TRANSFERS AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN EUROPE

AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN LONDON

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

Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. As your local insider, Trafalgar has negotiated special rates for group shuttles from London’s Heathrow Airport to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel: NZ$48 per person, per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport.*

Trafalgar bonus in the Eastern Mediterranean: Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time, either on the first or last day of the holiday or on other days in conjunction with pre and/or post hotel accommodation booked through Trafalgar.

*Heathrow Airport: Your airport shuttle service will pick up and drop off in time to meet all flights to/from London’s Heathrow Airport, providing an advance reservation has been made and your flight details supplied. *Gatwick Airport: For guests flying into London’s Gatwick Airport, Trafalgar recommends you use the Gatwick Express. See Gatwick Express’s website at www.gatwickexpress.com.

Important: Please note that flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no later than 21 days before flight departure.

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TRAFALGAR’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION COVERAGE FOR CANCELLATION AND RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY ONLY NZ$129 PER PERSON

Most guided holiday companies are interested in their guests only after they reach their destination. But with Trafalgar, you get a great deal even before you leave home with our Gold Seal Additional Protection plan for only NZ$129 per person (payable at the time of booking). Gold Seal Additional Protection includes:

PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION Your deposit and/or payment to Trafalgar will be refunded should you cancel your guided holiday for any reason prior to departure from New Zealand. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements* made by Trafalgar only. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason.

ON YOUR HOLIDAY Should you or your travel companion leave at any time during the guided holiday for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to New Zealand due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded NZ$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the itinerary (note that in some cases hotels require a one-night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required.

RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY If you or a member of your direct family in New Zealand should fall sick** while you are on your Trafalgar holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same booking class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar’s recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from New Zealand. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Excludes airline deals, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Turkey and itineraries with Rail components. ** Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

EXPRESS CHECK-IN THE ULTIMATE HASSLE FREE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER MAKING YOUR BOOKING Our commitment to provide you with the best travel experience starts with our Express Check-In process. It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete but delivers these great benefits: • Understanding your individual needs and preferences helps us to better tailor your trip • You can meet fellow travellers before you depart via our online communities • You’ll receive helpful information, tips and exclusive savings on travel related goods and services • We can quickly locate you/your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency • You will save time with no paperwork on holiday and streamlined hotel check-ins Please complete Express Check-In as soon as possible after making your booking via our secure website. You will need your booking reference number, passport details for everyone on your booking, travel insurance details and the emergency contact details of your nominated person. All your details are kept secure and we will not share your information with third parties.

1

Go to www.trafalgar.com/nz/express

2

Enter your Booking Reference and Last Name

3

Answer all questions and click ‘submit’

GREAT OPTIONS ON GROUP HOLIDAYS If you belong to a social group or club, or want to plan a special holiday with family and friends, our dedicated Groups Team can make it happen! Depending on your group’s interests, we’ll match one of our existing, award-winning itineraries to your needs, or custom-design an itinerary from scratch just for you.

AWARD-WINNING HOLIDAYS – BIG DISCOUNTS!

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Take a look at where others have travelled on the Trafalgar Community photo galleries. Be inspired by the destinations captured on camera to help you decide where to travel next! Visit www.trafalgar.com/community

Europe’s holiday season is the perfect time for group travel – especially families – with our regular brochure holidays already offering big savings compared to summer. Add on our group discounts and you’ll save even more! If 9 or more people travel together, 1 traveller qualifies for a 50% discount off the LAND-only portion of the holiday. When 16 people travel together, 1 traveller qualifies for a 100% discount off the LAND-only portion of the holiday (discount is based on a twin-share basis only: not valid on City Breaks, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, internal flights or any additional services). A group allocation means fixed prices and assured seats! Restrictions apply – see page 12-13 for full details.

CUSTOM-DESIGNED GROUP HOLIDAYS Visit the places you’ve always wanted to see, travel at a pace that suits you, choose the standard of your hotels and specify the type of meals and excursions you wish to include. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us what your group wants and we’ll create the ideal itinerary at a great-value price! Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with our dedicated Groups Team to plan your next holiday.

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BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the departure date 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. Any special meal requirements will be made on a REQUEST basis only and must be advised at the time of booking. Trafalgar cannot guarantee special meal requests, nor will Trafalgar assume any responsibility or liability if guests’ special meal requests are not fulfilled. 6. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as Inter-city Travel: By private motorcoach, trains and ferries required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on (see itineraries). monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise indicated your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. in the price panel. Guided Holiday: By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please TRAVEL DOCUMENTS note that on London sightseeing, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. In the Middle East and Northern Africa, air- Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior conditioned motorcoaches (or minibuses in Israel) without toilet to the guided holiday departure date (provided full payment was facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control received on time). If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with per person will be made. the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 Hotel Accommodations: Prices are per person and based on two days prior to flight departure date. For the documents to be issued persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath or shower. the guest must give complete names as per passport, nationality, Triple rooms may be available on some guided holidays (not all) in passport numbers, and dates of birth. limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and Passports & Visas: All passengers require a valid passport valid for suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for 6 months after their trip return date and may require visas. Some two adults and one child. Quad rooms (available on select itineraries countries require multiple visas. For specific Visa requirements only) may be either two double beds or one double bed and two ‘roll- at time of booking please contact your Travel agent or Trafalgar away’ beds. Availability of quad rooms is limited and may be used only for more details. It is the guests’ responsibility to ensure he/she for two adults and two children - strictly not available for four adults. To travels with the appropriate documents. Please ask your Travel qualify for quad discounts children must be 15 years of age or under. Agent for advice. Please note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents Note, European hotel standards, facilities and services provided may are complete. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole vary from those in other parts of the world and are often local in responsibility. Trafalgar will not be responsible for advising and/or style. Substitute hotels may sometimes be used at certain times and obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any will be of similar standard whenever possible. There are a limited delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your number of twin-shared rooms available with our Room Share holiday related to improper documentation. Due to government Service. Special room requests such as smoking/non-smoking, imposed security/immigration measures, passport and emergency adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms must be requested at contact information is required for all guests prior to the release time of booking. These special room requests cannot be guaranteed of travel documents. and are based on availability at time of check-in. Smoking in a nonsmoking room may result in a fine. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Hotel Frequent Traveller programme points are not earned with Booking Changes: A fee of $35 or more per person, per change hotels on Trafalgar Holidays. Cruises: Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed of single cabins are available at an extra cost. On Nile cruises, triple unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes cabins are not available. are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will Travel Director: Guided holidays are conducted in English only try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. by a professional Travel Director unless stated on the itinerary page. City Breaks are conducted by a Trafalgar Local Host only. In Turkey A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will and Israel holidays may be conducted by a Local Guide. apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and Meals: Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 Sightseeing: Sightseeing, entrance fees and English-speaking guide (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. (when required) are only included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are Cancellation fees may apply. included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary (please see Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Travel arrangements ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by for missed or unused airport transfers. written notice by the person who made the booking. Please Porterage: Baggage handling of one suitcase per person is note the following: included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited coach • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 45 days prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50lbs will be retained. (23kg). Some airlines restrict checked luggage - check with your airline. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date, luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for be responsible for lost reservations. their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar • N otice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. regarding baggage. A charge of approximately US$6 or local currency equivalent per The following charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed: travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds GUIDED HOLIDAY only weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess Cancellation Fee as % of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted No. of days prior to guided holiday departure date of total price on the coach. 45 days or more Loss of Deposit Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not 44-22 days 25% exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage 21-8 days 30% handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on 7-1 days 50% and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Day of departure 100% Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should cancellation fees will be 100%(unless the guest notifies us of the immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance • C ancellation fees apply to additional accommodation prior to and claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities: All tips are included for services on guided be levied by your Travel Agent holidays provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and • A dditional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation porters at hotels, airports and docks. Optional Prepaid Gratuities: If you have prepaid your gratuities outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees to your Travel Director & Driver, this will be detailed within your will be charged: 45 days or more $35 per person holiday vouchers and holiday documentation. Please note that 44-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable • T ravel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. holidays where this option is available. • A irline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/ NOT INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including Any items and matters referred to above, including, all airfares and published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and air-related charges between your gateway city and your destination); non-refundable. additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage(visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage), seat selections and any • T rafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/ or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected gratuities to Travel Directors, Motorcoach Drivers and Local Guides; by our cancellations. laundry; phone calls; internet access; minibar; beverages and meals If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, not detailed in the itinerary; optional excursions; and all items of a you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected your travel agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price Illness or Absence: Early departure expenses are the guest’s does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure you leave the guided holiday whether at your own volition, due from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. Deposit payable within 7 days of booking AIR ARRANGEMENTS Guided Holiday Only $200 Reservations/Ticketing: If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar Final Payment prior to departure date to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the Guided Holiday Only 45 days ending point of your holiday payment is required for your airfare in (Payments for air flights may also apply see Air Arrangements accordance with the relevant airfares booking terms . Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. below) 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic part of your final payment. If not received within 7 calendar travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (NZ) Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract will come into existence between us when you make a reservation with us. The invalidity of any of the provisions hereof shall not affect the validity of any of the other provisions, and the agreement shall be construed as though such invalid provision had never been contained herein. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, travel agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date: The departure date constitutes the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation.

penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Air Cancellation: If paper tickets are issued, no refund will be made for cancelled air tickets until after the paper tickets are returned to Trafalgar. Non-refundable tickets cannot be refunded. Please ensure any returned guided holiday document which contains airline tickets is sent by certified or registered mail. Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating: Not all airlines offer pre assigned seats. Some may charge for pre assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) 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. Price Changes: Airlines and other travel providers (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes: Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest responsibility. Airfares: If a promotional airfare contained in this brochure is broken or extended for any reason an additional cost may be incurred. Airfares are subject to change at any time. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the Airline concerned and passed on to the guest. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices: Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. However, airport taxes, fuel surcharges and taxes, charges and levies imposed by any government or agencies may be passed on at any time, even after the deposit is received or holiday paid for. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in New Zealand Dollars unless specified. Guided Holiday Participation: On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. 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: • G uests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early as possible, 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. • G uests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • T rafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. This decision to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. • T rafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. • R egrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for providing of the excursion, or anything that happens during the excursion. Some excursions involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about excursions and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour is, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount: The young traveller must be under 18 years old on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the time of travel to be eligible for the applicable

discount and is limited to one Young Traveller discount per room. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. Please see ’Sensational Savings’ for details. Itinerary Variations: Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We try to notify you or your travel agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular exclusive locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes: During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, sightseeing or other activities. If you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays: If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay in Gateway Cities’ section for a list of pre and post guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. Arrivals and departures: It is essential to allow at least one day before and after your guided holiday if you are joining your Trafalgar guided holiday in London. See page 73 for London hotels. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation: Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance: Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties: The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof.

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 holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours (NZ) Ltd Limited Role: Trafalgar Tours (NZ) Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the Companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours (NZ) Ltd but in respect of other things are subject to the law of New Zealand. Errors and Omissions: In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. We try to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of printing. However Trafalgar shall not be held responsible for printing or typographic errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Airline(s) do not by virtue of being referred to in this brochure represent itself or themselves as contracting with or as having any legal relationship with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar. All bookings made with any provider of transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with the above mentioned Operator. If you decide you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit due to any law, condition or requirement of any government or government authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred, and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure: If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to put things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection: To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at TRAFALGAR TOURS (NZ) LTD, 15/17 Day St (Level 2), PO Box 68640, DX: CP27510 ‘K’ Road, Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements: Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent, or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Excursions: With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Excursions and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Excursions and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional excursions may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Holiday Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for optional excursions operated by independent third party suppliers.

RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement: These booking conditions together with terms expressly incorporated into this contract represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes: The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability: Neither the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guests obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. TRAFALGAR TOURS (NZ) LTD. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who 15/17 Day St. (Level 2), PO Box 68-640, provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; DX: CP27510 “K” Road, Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its Agents Telephone: Auckland (09) 300 1550 associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents Areas outside Auckland should use: 0800 872 325 for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and Fax: (09) 379 2372 conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea E-mail address: info@trafalgar.co.nz is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon Administrative offices/agents in: request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly Italy, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, negligent, negligent or otherwise. New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland Safety: Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with and the USA. a safety belt, neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating For further information visit our website at organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness www.trafalgar.com 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 This brochure supersedes any other current brochure on the at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted 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:

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Trafalgar Tours (NZ) Ltd 15 Day Street, Newton Auckland 1010, New Zealand Travel Agent Reservations Auckland area: 09 300 1550 All other areas: 0800 872 325 Customer Care / Administration All areas: 09 300 1560

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