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We’ll show you more of North and Central America than you ever imagined possible. When you travel with an insider, you’ll enjoy unique experiences unlike any other. It's unbeatable value you can see, hear, taste and discover on every day of your holiday.

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Printed in AU

We’ll show you more of North and Central America than you ever imagined possible. When you travel with an insider, you’ll enjoy unique experiences unlike any other. It's unbeatable value you can see, hear, taste and discover on every day of your holiday.

1st Edition NZ, 15th April 2012

50 EXPERTLY PLANNED GUIDED HOLIDAYS Even more ways to keep in touch: facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

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TrafalgarBlog.com

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BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION DESTINATION AMERICA, CANADA, MEXICO AND COSTA RICA

NORTHERN TERRITORIES

Join us for an unforgettable insider's journey of discovery through North and Central America. The locations identified on this map show the various destinations you will experience with Trafalgar. For full details on each destination, refer to the individual itinerary pages within this brochure or visit www.trafalgar.com

Fairbanks Denali N.P.

ALASKA (USA)

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

YUKON TERRITORY

Anchorage Whittier College Fjord Seward

Quebec

Skagway Glacier Bay N.P.

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Juneau

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Lake Louise Banff N.P. Sun Peaks Calgary

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Victoria Olympic N.P.

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320 Guest Ranch Yellowstone N.P.

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Grand Teton N.P. IDAHO

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Jackson

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New Orleans

San Carlos

Orlando Space Coast

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Naples

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Key West

Waikiki Kaanapali Beach

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YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (NZ) Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Destination America Inc is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, travel agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date: The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Inter-city Travel: By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Inter-island airfares are included in Hawaii programs as indicated on the itinerary pages. Guided Holiday: Air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches with reclining seats and onboard restroom facilities. Guided holidays in Mexico and Costa Rica may use smaller motorcoaches with air-conditioning, but no restroom on board. Hotel Accommodations: Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple and quad rooms may be available on some trips (not all) in limited numbers. Triple occupancy is based on three people sharing one room with two beds. Triple occupancy may not be comfortable for three adults sharing. Quad occupancy is based on four people sharing one room with two beds. Quad rooms may be used only for two adults and two children, both aged 17 or younger. Quad rooms are not available for more than two adults. Rollaway beds are not included in either triple or quad prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests (smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels in North America are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Travel Director: Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. Meals: Full American breakfasts (FB) are served when available. When not available, a Continental breakfast is served (CB). Dinners (D)/Highlight Dinners (HD)/Farewell Dinners (FD), Lunches (L)/Highlight Lunches (HL) and ‘Be My Guest’ dining (BG), featuring either a luncheon or dinner, are included as detailed on itineraries. On Land & Cruise packages, all meals are included whilst onboard the ships. Sightseeing: Excursions, entrance fees and English-speaking guide (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. Porterage: Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for inter-island flights for Hawaii guided holidays, is included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Some airlines restrict checked luggage - check with your airline. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities: Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided holiday provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels. Tips/gratuities to train personnel are included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian train. Tips/gratuities are included for local city guides. Cruise Line Tips/gratuities (aka Hotels Service Charges) to shipboard personnel are included under you total ‘Twin Share’ price. Optional Prepaid Gratuities: If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director & Driver, this will be detailed within your holiday vouchers and holiday documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where this option is available. Inter-Island Flights on Hawaii guided holidays: Hawaii guided holidays include all inter-island airfares, air-related charges and taxes as per date on the back cover and are subject to change without notice. Included flights are outlined in each Hawaii guided holiday price panel. Due to the nature of the inter-island airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges cannot be confirmed until payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued. Passengers should therefore be aware that additional payments may be due resulting from increases in taxes and fuel surcharges on inter-island flights (and remain liable even if not acknowledged). Once payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued the taxes, fuel surcharges are final, regardless of any future price fluctuations up or down. Due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines in Hawaii must collect required information from passengers. Passengers travelling on inter-island flights must provide full name (as appears on a government-issued ID - i.e. passport, or Drivers License for US citizens and residents), date of birth and gender. For more information regarding TSA Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable to the airline or delay or denial of boarding. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE All airfares, air-related taxes and fees (except inter-island flights on Hawaii programs), any additional fees charged by the airline such as checked and/ or excess baggage (visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage), seat selections, and/ or any services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; laundry; phone calls; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; when not prepaid discretionary tips/gratuities to Travel Directors; motorcoach drivers and local city guides; items of a personal nature; excess baggage; optional excursions etc. The guided holiday price also does not cover costs and expenses such as the return to your home if you leave the guided holiday at your own volition, due to illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country visited. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. Hawaiian Airlines Checked Baggage Fee: Please note that Hawaiian Airlines charge a checked baggage fee on each inter-island flight as outlined in your guided holiday itinerary. This additional cost is not covered in the guided holiday price and is the responsibility of the guest. The current cost is US$17 per suitcase (subject to change without notice). Depending on your Hawaii guided holiday selection, the total fee may be up to US$51 per person per items of luggage. These fees are subject to change per airline baggage policy. Once you join the guided holiday, the Travel Director will collect these fees and can assist you with your questions.

RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS Deposit payable within 7 days of booking Guided Holiday (excluding Alaska) $200 Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska $200 Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise $500 Final Payment prior to departure date Guided Holiday (excluding Alaska) 45 days Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska 50 days Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise 80 days * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services. 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the guided holiday departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the guided holiday departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled. Trafalgar does not assume responsibility or liability if guest’s special meal requests are not fulfilled. 6. Your travel agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your travel agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your travel agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Travel Documents: Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided holiday departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the travel agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your travel agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your travel agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports & Visas: To enter and leave the USA, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico, all guests including children must be in possession of a machinereadable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar we will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your travel agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services. The following charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed: GUIDED HOLIDAY LAND (EXCLUDING ALASKA) No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as (“%” holiday departure date refers to % of total price) Over 45 days Amount of Deposit 45-22 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 7-1 days 50% Day of departure 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) GUIDED HOLIDAY WITH TRAIN* OR ALASKA No. of days prior Cancellation Fee (“%” to departure refers to % of total price) Over 50 days Amount of Deposit 50-35 days 35% 34-20 days 50% 19-8 days 75% 7 days or less 100% * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) GUIDED HOLIDAY WITH TRAIN# AND/OR CRUISE No. of days prior Cancellation Fee (“%” to departure refers to % of total price) Over 80 days Amount of Deposit 80-46 days 35% 45-8 days 75% 7 days or less 100% # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100%(unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your travel agent • Additional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: Over 45 days $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation • Travel agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your travel agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer.

Illness or Absence: Early departure expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing: If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar payment in full is required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar holiday to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday. Other than as stated under the ‘Inter-Island Flights on Hawaii Guided Holidays’, on receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All airfares and routings are subject to change at any time until full payment is received and air tickets are issued. Air Cancellation: Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating: Not all airlines offer pre assigned seats. Some may charge for pre assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) 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. CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS Cruise Fees & Taxes: Your “Total Twin Share” Land Guided Holiday & Cruise price includes an amount covering Cruise Fees & Taxes. Cruise Fees, or “Non-Discountable Amount” as referred to by the cruise line, is a mandatory fee charged by the cruise line. That portion of the price is not subject to reduction in a discount promotion, nor commissionable to travel agents. Cruise Taxes, as used by the cruise line, refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by U.S. and/or foreign government or quasi-government authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise, for example, customs fees, head taxes, inspection fees, immigration and naturalization fees, harbour maintenance fees and Internal Revenue Service fees. Government fees and taxes are subject to change without notice and will apply regardless of your booking’s payment status. The cruise line reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or other incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists in these circumstances. These additional Cruise Fees & Taxes are listed in the date & price panel of each Land Guided Holiday & Cruise program. Cruise Line Immigration Questionnaire: These mandatory forms are available online with your cruise company and must be completed online at least 30 days before your departure. Shore Excursions: To make your holiday even more memorable, cruise lines offer an extensive program of optional shore excursions. Confirmed guests may book shore excursion online in advance of sailing. Staterooms: “Ocean-view Stateroom” is a cabin which features a porthole or window, contrasted with an “Inside Stateroom.” Cabin assignment is controlled by the cruise lines. Ships’ Registry: Holland America Line ms Zuiderdam, ms Volendam, ms Statendam, The Netherlands. 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 an 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: • Guests 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. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a 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. • Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who require services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. • Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. • Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for 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 to 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 age 18 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 start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only two Young Traveller discount per room is permitted, except on Family Experiences, where the limit is three Young Traveller discounts per room when sharing with one adult. For Mexico guided holidays and guided holidays featuring the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail’s The Canadian, Young Travellers must be under the age of 13 to be eligible for the discount. For Alaska guided holidays, Young Travellers must be under the age of 12 to be eligible for the discount. This discount does not apply to extra night accommodation, optional tour extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers or any cruise portion of a tour. 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. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation: Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance: Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties: The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement: These booking conditions together with terms expressly incorporated into this contract represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes: The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability: Neither the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Safety: Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties: Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests

are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. 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 Customer Services 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 organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at TRAFALGAR TOURS (NZ) LTD, 15/17 Day St (Level 2), PO Box 68-640, DX: CP27510 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. Passports, Visas, etc: Your travel agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information. TRAFALGAR TOURS (NZ) LTD. 15/17 Day St. (Level 2), PO Box 68-640, DX: CP27510, Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Agents Telephone: Auckland (09) 300 1550 Areas outside Auckland should use: 0800 872 325 Fax: (09) 379 2372 E-mail address: info@trafalgar.co.nz The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. 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BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION DESTINATION AMERICA, CANADA, MEXICO AND COSTA RICA

NORTHERN TERRITORIES

Join us for an unforgettable insider's journey of discovery through North and Central America. The locations identified on this map show the various destinations you will experience with Trafalgar. For full details on each destination, refer to the individual itinerary pages within this brochure or visit www.trafalgar.com

Fairbanks Denali N.P.

ALASKA (USA)

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

YUKON TERRITORY

Anchorage Whittier College Fjord Seward

Quebec

Skagway Glacier Bay N.P.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Juneau

MANITOBA

SASK ATCHEWAN ALBERTA

CANADA

Ketchikan

Lake Louise

Kamloops Whistler

NEWFOUNDL AND

Jasper N.P.

QUEBEC

Lake Louise Banff N.P. Sun Peaks Calgary

Kelowna Lac Le Jeune Vancouver

Victoria Olympic N.P.

Spokane

Seattle

PRINCE

Whitefish

MINNESOTA

MONTANA

Portland

320 Guest Ranch Yellowstone N.P.

Gleneden Beach OREGON

Grand Teton N.P. IDAHO

Gold Beach

Jackson

Quebec City

Billings SOUTH DAKOTA Cody Clearmont Sheridan Rapid City Mt. Rushmore Keystone W YOMING

WISCONSIN

IOWA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Salt Lake City

Chicago

Las Vegas

NEBR ASK A

COLORADO

NEVADA

TEXAS

Casas Grandes

ISLANDS OF HAWAII

Springfield

LOUISIANA

Tucson

(NOT TO SCALE)

AL ABAMA

Natchez

GEORGIA

MISSISSIPPI

New Orleans

San Carlos

Orlando Space Coast

Sarasota

Alamos Copper Canyon El Fuerte

Lihue

FLORIDA

Naples

OAHU

Key West

Waikiki Kaanapali Beach

MEXICO

Kahului MAUI

Merida Uxmal Campeche

Cancun Playa Del Carmen Chichen Itza

Waikoloa Kailua Kona Kahaluu-Keauhou

Hawaii

HAWAII

Arenal Liberia Sarapiqui Guanacaste Tortuguero N.P. Monteverde Cloud San Jose Forest Manuel Antonio N.P.

KEY: N.P. = National Park = Overnight Stays

COSTA RICA (NOT TO SCALE)

Costa Rica

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Baddeck Montreal Fredericton Moncton Ottawa Saint John Halifax Kingston North Conway Bar Harbor Essex Toronto MICHIGAN Ludlow NEW Niagara Falls YORK Springfield Boston Newport Cape Cod PENNSYLVANIA

Lancaster County Bedford New York UTAH Garberville OHIO Denver Philadelphia Bryce Gettysburg Moab INDIANNA ILLINOIS Lake Tahoe Canyon N.P. KANSAS Washington, D.C. St. Louis Napa Durango Torrey WEST Yosemite N.P. San Francisco MISSOURI VIRGINIA Zion N.P. Shenandoah N.P. Las Vegas Mammoth Lakes KENTUCKY Santa Fe VIRGINIA Lake Powell Branson Monument Valley Sequoia N.P. Williamsburg Grand Monterey Nashville OKLAHOMA Kayenta Canyon N.P. TENNESSEE Cambria BakersfieldDeath NORTH CAROLINA ARK ANSAS Flagstaff Amarillo Williams Memphis Shell Beach Oklahoma City Valley Sedona Albuquerque Santa Barbara ARIZONA Los Angeles Palm Springs Phoenix N E W M E X I C O Scottsdale SOUTH CAROLINA San Diego CALIFORNIA

K AUAI

EDWARD

NORTH DAKOTA

Helena

WASHINGTON

San Francisco

ONTARIO

COSTA RICA

Miami

New Orleans

New York

YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (NZ) Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Destination America Inc is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, travel agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date: The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Inter-city Travel: By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation: Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Inter-island airfares are included in Hawaii programs as indicated on the itinerary pages. Guided Holiday: Air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches with reclining seats and onboard restroom facilities. Guided holidays in Mexico and Costa Rica may use smaller motorcoaches with air-conditioning, but no restroom on board. Hotel Accommodations: Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple and quad rooms may be available on some trips (not all) in limited numbers. Triple occupancy is based on three people sharing one room with two beds. Triple occupancy may not be comfortable for three adults sharing. Quad occupancy is based on four people sharing one room with two beds. Quad rooms may be used only for two adults and two children, both aged 17 or younger. Quad rooms are not available for more than two adults. Rollaway beds are not included in either triple or quad prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests (smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels in North America are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Travel Director: Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. Meals: Full American breakfasts (FB) are served when available. When not available, a Continental breakfast is served (CB). Dinners (D)/Highlight Dinners (HD)/Farewell Dinners (FD), Lunches (L)/Highlight Lunches (HL) and ‘Be My Guest’ dining (BG), featuring either a luncheon or dinner, are included as detailed on itineraries. On Land & Cruise packages, all meals are included whilst onboard the ships. Sightseeing: Excursions, entrance fees and English-speaking guide (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. Porterage: Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for inter-island flights for Hawaii guided holidays, is included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Some airlines restrict checked luggage - check with your airline. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities: Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided holiday provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels. Tips/gratuities to train personnel are included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian train. Tips/gratuities are included for local city guides. Cruise Line Tips/gratuities (aka Hotels Service Charges) to shipboard personnel are included under you total ‘Twin Share’ price. Optional Prepaid Gratuities: If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director & Driver, this will be detailed within your holiday vouchers and holiday documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where this option is available. Inter-Island Flights on Hawaii guided holidays: Hawaii guided holidays include all inter-island airfares, air-related charges and taxes as per date on the back cover and are subject to change without notice. Included flights are outlined in each Hawaii guided holiday price panel. Due to the nature of the inter-island airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges cannot be confirmed until payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued. Passengers should therefore be aware that additional payments may be due resulting from increases in taxes and fuel surcharges on inter-island flights (and remain liable even if not acknowledged). Once payment has been received and inter-island air tickets issued the taxes, fuel surcharges are final, regardless of any future price fluctuations up or down. Due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines in Hawaii must collect required information from passengers. Passengers travelling on inter-island flights must provide full name (as appears on a government-issued ID - i.e. passport, or Drivers License for US citizens and residents), date of birth and gender. For more information regarding TSA Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable to the airline or delay or denial of boarding. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE All airfares, air-related taxes and fees (except inter-island flights on Hawaii programs), any additional fees charged by the airline such as checked and/ or excess baggage (visit www.trafalgar.com/baggage), seat selections, and/ or any services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; laundry; phone calls; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; when not prepaid discretionary tips/gratuities to Travel Directors; motorcoach drivers and local city guides; items of a personal nature; excess baggage; optional excursions etc. The guided holiday price also does not cover costs and expenses such as the return to your home if you leave the guided holiday at your own volition, due to illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country visited. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. Hawaiian Airlines Checked Baggage Fee: Please note that Hawaiian Airlines charge a checked baggage fee on each inter-island flight as outlined in your guided holiday itinerary. This additional cost is not covered in the guided holiday price and is the responsibility of the guest. The current cost is US$17 per suitcase (subject to change without notice). Depending on your Hawaii guided holiday selection, the total fee may be up to US$51 per person per items of luggage. These fees are subject to change per airline baggage policy. Once you join the guided holiday, the Travel Director will collect these fees and can assist you with your questions.

RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS Deposit payable within 7 days of booking Guided Holiday (excluding Alaska) $200 Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska $200 Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise $500 Final Payment prior to departure date Guided Holiday (excluding Alaska) 45 days Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska 50 days Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise 80 days * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services. 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. The deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the guided holiday departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the guided holiday departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled. Trafalgar does not assume responsibility or liability if guest’s special meal requests are not fulfilled. 6. Your travel agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your travel agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your travel agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Travel Documents: Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided holiday departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the travel agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your travel agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your travel agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports & Visas: To enter and leave the USA, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico, all guests including children must be in possession of a machinereadable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45 days (50 days for Guided Holiday with Train* or Alaska, 80 days for Guided Holiday with Train# and/or Cruise) prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar we will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your travel agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services. The following charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed: GUIDED HOLIDAY LAND (EXCLUDING ALASKA) No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as (“%” holiday departure date refers to % of total price) Over 45 days Amount of Deposit 45-22 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 7-1 days 50% Day of departure 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) GUIDED HOLIDAY WITH TRAIN* OR ALASKA No. of days prior Cancellation Fee (“%” to departure refers to % of total price) Over 50 days Amount of Deposit 50-35 days 35% 34-20 days 50% 19-8 days 75% 7 days or less 100% * Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service, VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian, Copper Canyon’s El Chepe (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) GUIDED HOLIDAY WITH TRAIN# AND/OR CRUISE No. of days prior Cancellation Fee (“%” to departure refers to % of total price) Over 80 days Amount of Deposit 80-46 days 35% 45-8 days 75% 7 days or less 100% # Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf Services (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100%(unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your travel agent • Additional hotel accommodation cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: Over 45 days $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation • Travel agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your travel agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer.

Illness or Absence: Early departure expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing: If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar payment in full is required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar holiday to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday. Other than as stated under the ‘Inter-Island Flights on Hawaii Guided Holidays’, on receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All airfares and routings are subject to change at any time until full payment is received and air tickets are issued. Air Cancellation: Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating: Not all airlines offer pre assigned seats. Some may charge for pre assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) 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. CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS Cruise Fees & Taxes: Your “Total Twin Share” Land Guided Holiday & Cruise price includes an amount covering Cruise Fees & Taxes. Cruise Fees, or “Non-Discountable Amount” as referred to by the cruise line, is a mandatory fee charged by the cruise line. That portion of the price is not subject to reduction in a discount promotion, nor commissionable to travel agents. Cruise Taxes, as used by the cruise line, refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by U.S. and/or foreign government or quasi-government authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise, for example, customs fees, head taxes, inspection fees, immigration and naturalization fees, harbour maintenance fees and Internal Revenue Service fees. Government fees and taxes are subject to change without notice and will apply regardless of your booking’s payment status. The cruise line reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or other incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists in these circumstances. These additional Cruise Fees & Taxes are listed in the date & price panel of each Land Guided Holiday & Cruise program. Cruise Line Immigration Questionnaire: These mandatory forms are available online with your cruise company and must be completed online at least 30 days before your departure. Shore Excursions: To make your holiday even more memorable, cruise lines offer an extensive program of optional shore excursions. Confirmed guests may book shore excursion online in advance of sailing. Staterooms: “Ocean-view Stateroom” is a cabin which features a porthole or window, contrasted with an “Inside Stateroom.” Cabin assignment is controlled by the cruise lines. Ships’ Registry: Holland America Line ms Zuiderdam, ms Volendam, ms Statendam, The Netherlands. 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 an 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: • Guests 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. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a 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. • Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who require services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. • Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. • Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for 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 to 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 age 18 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 start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only two Young Traveller discount per room is permitted, except on Family Experiences, where the limit is three Young Traveller discounts per room when sharing with one adult. For Mexico guided holidays and guided holidays featuring the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail’s The Canadian, Young Travellers must be under the age of 13 to be eligible for the discount. For Alaska guided holidays, Young Travellers must be under the age of 12 to be eligible for the discount. This discount does not apply to extra night accommodation, optional tour extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers or any cruise portion of a tour. 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. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation: Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance: Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties: The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement: These booking conditions together with terms expressly incorporated into this contract represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes: The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability: Neither the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Safety: Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties: Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests

are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. 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 Customer Services 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 organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at TRAFALGAR TOURS (NZ) LTD, 15/17 Day St (Level 2), PO Box 68-640, DX: CP27510 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. Passports, Visas, etc: Your travel agent will advise you as to information and travel documents (such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information. TRAFALGAR TOURS (NZ) LTD. 15/17 Day St. (Level 2), PO Box 68-640, DX: CP27510, Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Agents Telephone: Auckland (09) 300 1550 Areas outside Auckland should use: 0800 872 325 Fax: (09) 379 2372 E-mail address: info@trafalgar.co.nz The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. 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Contents Introduction

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Map

3-4

Travelling like an insider

6-7

Insider experiences

8-9

It’s the people that make the difference

10-11

Magical sightseeing

12-13

Dining experiences

14-15

Be My Guest and Travel at its best

16-17

First Class hotels

18-19

Holiday styles

20-21

Unique seasonal experiences

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Sensational savings and air deals

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Western Canada & Alaska

DACO DHIH DGEC DTLF DATL DFLA DTSS DNEW DRST DEUS

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Autumn Colours i Historic Highlights Great East Coast Cities o Trails of Liberty q East Coast Town & Country Retreat s o Florida's Sunshine Trail s z ! Tastes & Sounds of the South o New York Zest & New England's Best s Route 66 (with Balloon Fiesta Option) East Coast USA & Canada

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DCRA DCRD DRMF DSMA

Canada’s Rockies (with Optional Calgary Stampede) Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer (with Optional Calgary Stampede) o Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills (with Optional Calgary Stampede) Majestic Alaska (with Optional Alaska Cruise)

DCWW DROR DBCW

Western Canada Winter Adventure s Rockies Panorama (with Optional Alaska Cruise) Best of Canada's West (with Optional Calgary Stampede & Alaska Cruise)

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28 –29

8 8 q /9 8 /14

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Hawaiian Explorer Aloha Hawaii Best of Hawaii Hawaiian Discovery Hawaii Four Island Adventure

8 110 – 111 9 112 –113 10 114 –115 11 116 – 117 13 118 – 119

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32 – 33 Page 11 34 – 35 11 /18 36 – 38 1 1/13 /19 39 – 41

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Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

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Best of Eastern Canada

10 46 – 47

DMMA Enchanting Maritimes

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Best of the Canyonlands Yellowstone Winter Adventure s z Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos q The Trailblazer Pioneer Adventures of the Old West q Northern California San Francisco & Wine Country Delights o California Dreamin' q Golden West Contrasts (with Optional Disneyland® Extension) o Canyon Country Jamboree s q Colourful Trails of the Southwest National Parks Wonders The Californian (with Rose Parade Option) Adventures in the Wild Northwest q Dude Ranchin', Yellowstone & Glacier Roundup q Western Frontiers Wonders & Flavours of the Golden State s Scenic Parks Explorer Coast, Canyon & Desert Oasis Crossing s iz! Western Discoverer

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Mexico & Costa Rica LFCA LCRE DYUC DCCA

Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes Costa Rica Eco Adventure (with Optional Guanacaste Beach Stay) Treasures of the Yucatan (with Optional Riviera Maya Beach Stay) Mexico's Copper Canyon (with Tuscon Start Option)

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t 9/7 126 – 127

8 44 – 45

12 48 – 49

Western USA DBOC DYEL DWWA DTRA DCPA DANC DWCD DANF DGWC DCYN DCTS DNPW DCLN DPNA DDRY DWFT DCAL DSPA DWEW DWED

Eastern, Southern USA & Cross Continent

7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 /10 9 9 9

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Travel Information Hotels Pre/Post Nights, Transfers and Join the conversation Express Check-In, Gold Seal Additional Protection, Things to Know, and Booking Conditions

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These symbols featured on itineraries indicate our:

q Family Experiences o At Leisure Itineraries x Cruise s New Itinerary tTrain Travel These symbols also indicate optional Seasonal Departures:

i Autumn z Winter ! Spring

Caring for our world Our company believes in and is committed to the ecological and economical use of raw material and the re-use of existing resources. This brochure has been printed on enviromentallyfriendly paper certified under the Programme of Forests Certification meaning that the pulp used for its production originates from certified forest and other controlled sources. Our web offset printers conform to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.

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Trafalgar is your key to travelling like an insider Every day of your holiday, Trafalgar opens the door to unforgettable experiences. For over 65 years, we’ve been fulfilling travel dreams and creating lasting memories. We bring each destination to life through our intimate knowledge of the places you visit and share authentic experiences you would not have on your own.

INCREDIBLE VALUE We're committed to making sure you get the most out of your holiday. Our guided holidays are packed full of inclusions, from selected meals to exclusive sightseeing highlights and activities, Trafalgar delivers truly incredible value. It’s an experience far more rewarding than you could ever do on your own!

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PERFECTLY BALANCED & HASSLE FREE Trafalgar's local knowledge creates the ideal holiday experience for you with a perfect balance of included sightseeing, optional excursions and free time. We also understand your time is valuable, so with your pre-arranged entry ticket in hand, you'll enjoy hassle free entry to all the major attractions you visit.


Banff National Park, Canada

FIRST CLASS TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

CLASSIC FAVOURITES & UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Enjoy First Class treatment all the way on every Trafalgar guided holiday. Relax in comfort staying in First Class hotel accommodation featuring two-bedded rooms and private facilities. We will check you in, take your luggage to your room and ensure all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities are taken care of in your holiday price. You’ll travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. And you'll have the services of one of our professional Travel Directors throughout your holiday, ensuring your experience is hassle-free. As a bonus, you will also receive a stylish wallet, a keepsake booklet and map, and take home a group photo taken at a popular attraction. Complimentary airport transfers are also provided on the first and last days of your trip.

Not only do we show you the major sights and attractions you would expect to see, but we surprise you with Hidden Treasures along the way. Our local expertise enables us to take you down the road less travelled – and you’ll find it’s paved with unique insider experiences you’ll never forget.

AWARD-WINNING QUALITY & SERVICE Trafalgar wins multiple awards globally every year, including Best International Tour Operator* five years in a row. Over two million people have travelled the world with us, reporting an amazing 98% rate of satisfaction with the quality of our services.

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Insider experiences exclusive to Trafalgar Explore North and Central America with Trafalgar and your itinerary will be filled with authentic local experiences you wouldn’t get to enjoy travelling on your own. The depth of our local knowledge means we can take you deeper inside the destination and provide a unique insider’s perspective on the people, places and history you’ll encounter.

BE MY GUEST DINING B It’s your exclusive invitation to meet and dine with the locals! Our Be My Guest experiences present a unique opportunity for you to sample the authentic dishes of a region and mingle with your hosts at family homes, working estates and other exclusive venues. Discover more on page 16.

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The world is full of amazing sights, but not all of them are as obvious as the famous landmarks. During your journey, your Travel Director will reveal at least one Hidden Treasure – a special surprise you wouldn’t get to experience without their in-depth local knowledge. Read more on page 13.

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Experience firsthand the unique products and crafts of the places you visit with our Local Specialities. Watch skilled local artisans at work, learn about the history of the craft or industry and often sample the fruits of their labours. Read more on page 13.

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On selected itineraries, we’ll provide a different perspective on the area you are discovering with visits to interesting and diverse places that are unique to a particular region. Learn more on page 13.

Chef David Sterling hosts a Be My Guest experience in Merida, Mexico

LOCAL EXPERTS j At various destinations, Local Experts will provide you with fascinating in-depth insights into local cultures and landscapes with their specialised knowledge. These entertaining speakers include professional naturalists, geologists, historians and more. Read more on page 11.

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During your journey, you may be accompanied by Local Guides who will share an insider's view of the destination you are visiting. They will provide real cultural insights of their hometown! Read more on page 11.

Look for the symbols on each itinerary page in this brochure to see the wealth of insider experiences you'll enjoy when you travel with Trafalgar.

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Local Speciality - Learn how sparkling wine is made at Domaine Carneros


For every iconic destination there's an insider experience waiting to be discovered.

Yosemite Falls, California

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Learn the art of wine blending with a winemaker, like Peter at Ravenswood Winery, Sonoma, California


It’s the people that make the difference We know your holiday memories are measured not just by the sights you see and the food you taste, but also the people you encounter along the way. So Trafalgar makes sure you get to meet and mingle with the locals. Whether it’s American Indians in Monument Valley, cowboys in Montana, blues musicians in Memphis or the Amish in Lancaster County, you'll discover the culture of every region from an insider’s view.

THE FINEST TRAVEL DIRECTORS We pride ourselves on having some of the finest and most experienced Travel Directors in the world. These friendly professionals have the local knowledge to do what the guidebooks can’t – give you a true insider's perspective on each destination and create a holiday experience you simply could not have on your own. We personally train our Travel Directors to provide exemplary service every step of the way. And, with their diverse range of talents, they also act as your personal concierge to make your holiday seamless and hassle free.

THE VERY BEST COACH DRIVERS You will be chauffeured by the best Coach Drivers in the business. With years of experience, our friendly and attentive drivers are truly adept at providing you with the smoothest ride and you’ll find them completely dedicated to your comfort and safety.

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On select itineraries, you’ll enjoy the company of skilled and enthusiastic Local Experts who will provide fascinating indepth insights on a range of topics relating to their field. In the San Francisco district of Haight-Ashbury, take a unique journey back to the 1960s reliving the rock ‘n’ roll music, fashion and architecture from the Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix ‘flower power’ era. And in New Hampshire, you’ll meet a naturalist who will share his passion and expertise on the local ecology and climate.

Take in the sights of Quebec City, Canada, with a Local Guide

LOCAL GUIDES

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Entertaining and charming Local Guides will join you at various destinations on select holidays to share stories and knowledge of their hometown and local traditions. Get the insider’s view on the historical landmarks of Washington D.C. Explore New York City’s most famous attractions, including a visit to the ‘Top of the Rock’ for unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline. And in Quebec City, our Local Guide will enlighten you with stories as you walk around the quaint streets of the Old Town and the Plains of Abraham.

SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS Travelling is so much more fun when you can share the experience. Your companions will be made up of English-speaking travellers from around the world. As you share good times, you’ll find the group camaraderie really enriches your holiday experience. Visit the Trafalgar Community to connect with fellow travellers in our Forums and also see what past guests are saying about us on Facebook at: www.trafalgar.com/community www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

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

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Magical sightseeing your journey of discovery Sightseeing with Trafalgar is about much more than simply seeing the sights. We take you on an unforgettable, in-depth journey of discovery. You’ll see the hidden places only the locals know about. You’ll experience the unique traditions that shape the diverse cultures of North and Central America from an insider’s perspective. Wherever you go with us, we'll unlock the wonders of each amazing place you visit.

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When you travel with Trafalgar, you can make use of state-of-the-art audio headsets for an enriching sightseeing experience. These useful devices allow you to explore at your own pace while still listening to your guide’s commentary. No need to even stand nearby – you’ll hear every word with complete clarity.

On our At Leisure holidays, you’ll benefit from locally guided sightseeing with small, intimate groups generally no larger than 25 guests in select locations.


Death Valley, California Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Chichen Itza, Mexico Martha's Vineyard harbour, Massachusetts Everglades National Park, Florida

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Our Local Specialities highlight local enterprises such as wineries, breweries, plantations, farms and art studios. They present great opportunities to learn about the processes involved in creating local products or traditional handicrafts. At Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory in Stowe, Vermont, you’ll tour the factory and learn how ice cream is made – complete with tastings! And in New York State, you’ll visit the Corning Museum of Glass and see firsthand how glassworkers create spectacular works of art.

Unique Insights will take you deeper into the local, social and cultural landscape than you might have expected. On selected itineraries, you’ll visit interesting places that are unique to a particular region. In Las Vegas, you’ll discover the whole truth and nothing but the truth about mafia life with interactive exhibits at the Mob Museum. And in Vancouver, you'll learn to play the popular Canadian winter sport of curling at a local club.

EXCLUSIVE HIDDEN TREASURES G Sometimes, the most amazing sights are just around the corner, but how would you know where to look or that they were even there? With years of experience and an intimate knowledge of each destination, our Travel Directors take delight in revealing these Hidden Treasures to you on every itinerary. In Washington D.C., we’ll show you where you can get the most exclusive views of the city at night. And in a secret location in Piedras Blancas, California, you’ll be surprised when you discover a colony of friendly sea creatures basking in the sun.

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE On every itinerary, we offer 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. Perhaps take a relaxing morning air balloon ride over the Napa Valley. How about white-water rafting in Costa Rica or Jasper? Or experience a thrilling jeep ride through the spectacular red rocks of Sedona? The choice is yours!

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Take part in a hands-on cooking class at the famous Ramekins Culinary School, Sonoma Valley


Dining experiences local & authentic It is impossible to get a true feeling of a region without sampling the tasty specialities of its local cuisine, so we go to great lengths to ensure you get to enjoy these distinctive dishes and flavours. From wine tasting in the Napa Valley to a memorable Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant that you would never find on your own, you’ll enjoy unique and memorable dining experiences throughout your holiday.

WELCOME RECEPTION E & FAREWELL DINNER F Being in a friendly group is all part of the Trafalgar experience, so we make sure you are given a proper introduction to your fellow travellers. On the first night of your guided holiday, your Travel Director will invite you for a Welcome Reception where over a drink and a light buffet, you can get to know your travel companions. For Family Experiences, a Kick-Off Party provides the same opportunity for a fun, informal get together at the start of your holiday. Then, at the end of your trip, you’ll all enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner. For example, in Montana, you'll enjoy a unique dining experience at the iconic Steam Plant Grill.

DELECTABLE EVERYDAY DINING You’ll begin the morning with a hearty American breakfast, either à la carte or buffet style. At lunch, you are generally left to discover the local fare on your own, so you can make the most of your free time. Your Travel Director is on hand with insider tips on the best local restaurants to try. Selected dinners are included, often featuring the distinctive cuisines from the various regions you visit.

HIGHLIGHT MEALS F Trafalgar also includes a variety of Highlight Meals, where you’ll dine on amazing regional cuisine at a hotel or local restaurant distinctive to the area you are visiting. A true highlight on your itinerary, we have sourced the best local dining experiences that will leave you wanting more. In Memphis, you’ll enjoy contemporary southern cuisine with a Delta influence and live blues music while you dine above the famous BB King’s Club at Itta Bena.

WINE TASTING H & WINE PAIRING WITH DINNER North America boasts some excellent wine-producing regions and you’ll be invited to participate in Wine Tastings when you visit these areas. Also, when travelling in regions such as California's Napa, Sonoma and Central Valleys and Canada's Niagara Peninsula, Vancouver Island and Okanagan Valley, you'll enjoy some of the finest locally produced wines served with dinner. You’ll learn about the wines’ characteristics and why that variety was selected to complement each course of your meal.

YOUR CHOICE DINING K On our At Leisure holidays, you’ll appreciate the choice of where to dine for dinner. We understand that individual tastes may differ, so in some locations we have handpicked four restaurants for you to choose from, offering a variety of cuisines to suit your palate.

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

Tantalise your taste-buds with New Orleans Creole cuisine.

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Be My Guest unique local dining experiences Exclusive to Trafalgar, Be My Guest dining experiences connect you with the true essence of a destination as only an insider can. You’ll savour amazing regional food and wine with locals in ways you never could travelling on your own.

Nicholson Ranch Winery, California Nestled in the foothills of the prized grape-growing region of Sonoma Valley, you’ll enjoy a personal tour of the familyrun Nicholson Ranch Winery with one of the winemakers. Sample estate-produced wines followed by an alfresco gourmet meal.

ASAP BBQ, Missouri Meet USA Barbecue Champions, the Randalls and the Mellows, for an outdoor picnic on the grounds of the former St. Louis World’s Fair. Learn how to make your own ASAP (Always Smoked Absolutely Perfect) barbecue sauce which you’ll bottle and take home, followed by an award-winning barbecue dinner.

Pappy's Cowboy Cookout, Montana Join Happy Pappy at his ranch for an evening of Old West hospitality in the beautiful Montana countryside. Listen to stories of the frontier while your barbecue dinner is cooked in true cowboy-style. Later, gather around the campfire for harmonica lessons.

Join your host, like Ramona at Nicholson Ranch Winery, California

UNIQUE, EXCLUSIVE VENUES B The real beauty of Be My Guest is the authenticity of the entire experience – from the exquisite food to the wonderful people you meet and the unique places where these exclusive events are held. You’ll be invited into private estates, working farms, wineries and family-run establishments to discover local culture from an insider’s view, made possible only through Trafalgar’s arrangements with your hosts. Whet your appetite with the following examples, just a few of the Be My Guest experiences you could enjoy in locations all over North and Central America.

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Be entertained around the campfire by your host Happy Pappy in Montana


Ride on the famous Rocky Mountaineer

Travel at its best in every way Wherever you go with Trafalgar, you’ll travel in comfort and style. Whether it’s by land, river or sea, we select the mode of transport that will give you the best travelling experience. No maps or timetables to read, no need to worry about parking, luggage handling or directions – it’s the ultimate in hassle free travel.

THE ULTIMATE IN COACH TRAVEL

THE FINEST MODES OF TRANSPORT

Relax in comfort and safety onboard our modern and fuel-efficient coaches. Each coach is fully air-conditioned, fitted with reclining seats and has an onboard restroom. You’ll be chauffeur-driven, from your hotel doorstep to all the major sights and attractions. Plus you’ll get to know your travel companions along the way! During your journey:

We carefully tailor our itineraries to include unique and exciting modes of transport such as historic train rides like the Durango and Silverton Train, the Grand Canyon Railway in Arizona and the Napa Valley Wine Train in California.

• Your Travel Director will provide a captivating insider’s view on the history, culture and geography of each region. • In Mexico and Costa Rica, you’ll learn useful phrases in Spanish as well as other handy travel tips.

You can enjoy all-inclusive, luxury cruising in Alaska with Holland America Cruise Lines. Or choose one of our holidays featuring spectacular train journeys on The Canadian or the Rocky Mountaineer offering different service level options. On our Hawaiian itineraries, we include internal flights to take you between islands.

• You’ll see the glorious scenery through panoramic windows from your coach’s high vantage point.

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Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, USA

First Class hotels ideally located Whether in the city or the country, Trafalgar’s guests always stay in first class accommodation in locations that perfectly complement each itinerary. Our gateway city hotels are ideally located close to restaurants, bars and shops allowing you to make the most of each destination. And our charming country properties are selected for their uniqueness and proximity to all the must-see sights. 18


Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, Hawaii, USA

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP At Trafalgar, we know that a good night’s sleep is essential for the full enjoyment of your holiday. That’s why every hotel is carefully selected for quality, impeccable service and comfort to ensure you are well rested for the exciting day that awaits you. Your hotels are always First Class or better, featuring luxurious accommodation that often include swimming pools, health spas, gyms and everything you’d expect from highly respected brands such as Sheraton, Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott. You’ll also stay in accommodation which are unique to the area you are visiting, such as the Leola Inn in Pennsylvania, K Bar S Lodge in Keystone or spending the night inside Yosemite National Park. And on our Family Experiences holidays, families can make the most of quad room accommodation.

ACCOMMODATING YOUR EVERY NEED Our Product 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. As a guest on a Trafalgar holiday, you’ll be treated to First Class service every time. Upon arrival you’ll find you have already been checked in, your luggage taken directly to your room and all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities already taken care of in your holiday price, leaving you nothing else to do but enjoy your stay.

The Portola Hotel, Monterey, USA

Tropicana Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, USA

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Your choice of distinctive holiday styles At Trafalgar, we understand that everyone is different, so we present a variety of holiday styles for you to choose from. Each of our holiday choices has been carefully designed to truly immerse you in the destination and the local culture. Our goal is to provide the perfect holiday experience.

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Our Regional guided holidays delve deeper into the heart of a particular region, state or province in North and Central America to discover the true essence of these remarkable destinations. Your Travel Director and Local Guides reveal the unique people, places and sights that make each place you visit so special. If you’re looking for a truly authentic experience, choose one of our 15 Regional holidays.

Our At Leisure guided holidays are expertly designed to give you more time to savour every part of your North American holiday. With at least two or three nights in each destination and motorcoach travelling days starting no earlier than 9am, these leisurely paced holidays allow you time to soak up the atmosphere of each fabulous city or region while having your Travel Director's guidance should you need it. In select locations you’ll make the most of Small Group Sightseeing with generally no more than 25 guests. And when it comes to dining, you can choose from our tempting selection of Your Choice Dining restaurants in select locations. At Leisure holidays are ideal for those who like to linger longer and discover more. Look for the symbol indicating our 7 At Leisure holidays.

DISCOVERY Every day on a Trafalgar Discovery guided holiday is an unforgettable adventure in the making. Visiting multiple regions, these itineraries take you to North America's most popular destinations and treat you to all kinds of exciting adventures along the way. To help you plan, so you can choose a lively or comfortable pace itinerary. Accompanied by your expert Travel Director, Discovery holidays provide an in-depth holiday experience, where you come away with a wealth of local knowledge and a photo album packed with memories. Choose from 13 Discovery holidays.

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Our Family Experiences are designed to let you make the most of every minute with your family. There’s no need to worry about researching the best destinations, family-friendly hotels and restaurants or finding activities that appeal to all ages. All the work has been done for you, so you can relax and have fun with your family. From bonfires on the beach to white water rafting or a stay on a dude ranch, your holiday will be full of family fun and friendship. Look for the symbol indicating our 10 Family Experiences holidays.

HAWAIIAN TIME From the moment you set foot in Hawaii, you'll feel the world slow down as island life takes hold of you. With Trafalgar, you’ll experience the fantastic sights you’ve always wanted to see ��� Honolulu’s Pearl Harbor Memorial, spectacular Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or Maui’s historic Lahaina – but each itinerary also allows plenty of time for your leisure. Try snorkelling, take a hula lesson, go whale watching, count waterfalls or learn to surf. Or just relax on the beach or by the pool. Choose from 4 Hawaiian Time holidays.

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Learn how to hula like a local in Hawaii


Explore the Old West while staying at a dude ranch in Wyoming

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Enjoy the warm hospitality and splendour of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Insider experiences in autumn, winter & spring Every season has a story to tell and so does Trafalgar during autumn, winter and spring. From the winter wonderlands of the Canadian Rockies and Yellowstone National Park to the enchanting deserts of California, Arizona and Nevada, you’ll discover the unique vibrancy of North America unlike any other time of the year. And join us at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year for a truly memorable holiday celebration!

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NOW FEATURING AUTUMN i, WINTER z & SPRING ! HOLIDAYS! No matter what time of the year, Trafalgar opens the door to unique experiences. Our customised autumn, winter and spring holidays are designed to capture the essence of each season with distinctive destinations and experiences that can only be enjoyed and appreciated during these special seasons. Look for the above symbols on the itinerary pages in this brochure to locate our seasonal guided holidays.

Western Canada Winter Adventure Discover Western Canada from a truly unique perspective as you travel in complete comfort aboard VIA Rail’s ‘Snow Train’ and our luxury motor coach through the majestic, snow-blanketed Rockies. You’ll enjoy an exciting array of specially selected activities – shopping, cooking, curling, snowshoeing, dogsledding and more! Plus, you’ll experience the hospitality and grandeur of the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise and Jasper Park Lodge.

Yellowstone Winter Adventure Experience Yellowstone’s winter wonderland away from the summer crowds, when bison, elk, wolves and bighorn sheep wander more freely across the snow-covered landscape, and the otherworldly array of geothermal activities are even more awe-inspiring in the cold winter air. Explore the park aboard specially designed snow coaches, and go sleigh riding, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing – you will feel like you have Yellowstone National Park all to yourself!

Exploring Florida's Vizcaya Gardens is a delight in the cooler months

Florida's Sunshine Trail Discover Florida's east and west coasts, and the southernmost point of the United States, Key West, when the weather is at its most pleasant. Explore NASA’s Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, where you’ll lunch with a real astronaut. In Miami, enjoy a guided visit to the palatial Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. In Key West, you’ll have time to browse the many boutiques and museums and sample delicious Caribbean cuisine. Come face-to-face with manatees in Tampa, and sunbathing alligators as you experience the Everglades aboard a thrilling airboat.

Autumn Colours As the leaves begin to fall, immerse yourself in the auburn hues of Eastern USA on this fascinating autumn holiday that visits Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. See the quaint villages of New England and explore Acadia National Park with its breathtaking views from the top of Cadillac Mountain. Visit the scenic town of North Conway and learn about the region’s diverse wildlife with a Local Expert. And discover the art of glassblowing at an authentic By My Guest lunch in Quechee, Vermont.

The perfect time to experience desert resorts like Palm Springs

Coast, Canyon & Desert Oasis Crossing Explore the great Mojave, Colorado and Sonoran Deserts and revel in their milder season temperatures. Experience the spectacle of the desert in bloom and discover the coastal delights of Los Angeles, Monterey and San Francisco. Enjoy Trafalgar’s unique insider experiences including an exclusive Be My Guest winery experience in California, a private guided tour of Las Vegas’ new Mob Museum.

Explore the colourful autumn foliage in New Hampshire

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Trafalgar gives you a great deal more!

Take advantage of our sensational offers and you’ll enjoy even bigger savings and get even more value out of every moment on your Trafalgar guided holiday. American Eagle

BOOK EARLY – PAY NOW & SAVE! If you book and pay in full you'll save up to 10% off the LAND-only portion of your holiday. Choose from these Early Payment Discount options: Pay (min) 12 Months prior to departure

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IMPORTANT:  See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. All holidays must be booked and paid in full for this discount to apply. This discount does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS One of the great benefits of guided travel is the ease of travelling solo and with Trafalgar we make it simple by offering the following:

Guaranteed room share When travelling alone, we understand that some guests do not want to incur the additional expense of a single room supplement. With this in mind Trafalgar offers you the opportunity to purchase these holidays on a room sharing basis on the majority of our itineraries. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a 'twobedded' room basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee that roommates will be of a similar age group. This is an enjoyable way to travel and get to make new friends as well as a positive way to stretch your holiday budget further. If we fail to match you, we will provide you with a single room at no additional cost to you. IMPORTANT: This option does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, any holiday and cruise combination, or to the Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico and Costa Rica itineraries.

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5 to 8 – SAVE 5%: If a group of 5-8 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the 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 LANDonly portion of the holiday. IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per motorcoach so book early! All guests' names must be advised to Trafalgar before the discount is applied. This discount does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers, optional extensions and any cruise portion of a holiday. *Discount is on a twin-share basis only.

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. IMPORTANT: Each holiday has a limited number of single rooms and single occupancy may be restricted to certain cabin categories on cruises.

TRAFALGAR’S TRAVEL PROTECTION For peace of mind, see our Gold Seal Additional Protection Plan on page 132.

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DEFINITE DEPARTURES Definite Departures are holiday departure dates which have surpassed the minimum number of guests required to operate, therefore confirming the operation of these holiday departure dates. These Definite Departures are 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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Travel with your family and create memories to share for a lifetime. Take advantage of a discount on the LAND-only portion of your holiday. Young Travellers must be under the age of 18 years (under the age of 13 years for Mexico itineraries and itineraries featuring the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail's The Canadian; under the age of 12 years for Alaska itineraries) on the date of departure and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of two Young Traveller discounts per room except on Family Experiences, where the limit is three Young Traveller discounts per room).

Our most recent sustainable tourism initiative saw us partnering with Tourism Cares to help preserve the Grand Canyon. Third year running, twenty members of our team took part in the Grand Canyon Conservation Day, volunteering to restore native vegetation in a select area of the National Park. We believe it is important to preserve our natural environment for future generations!

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 time of travel to be eligible. This discount does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers.

2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar holiday

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Itineraries featuring the Conservation Foundation logo will travel to places where Trafalgar and Tourism Cares worked on a restoration project.

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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 and does not apply to: extra nights' accommodation, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers, optional extensions and any cruise portion of a holiday. Please see our other Trafalgar brochures for their savings or discount exclusions, if relevant.

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Each year, on average 50% of our guests have previously experienced the magic and excitement of a Trafalgar holiday. To express our gratitude, we extend membership into the Trafalgar Travel Club to all clients who have travelled with us, as well as a valuable credit worth up to 5% off the LAND-only portion of the next Trafalgar holiday of your choice. You will need to travel within five years of your last holiday.

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Whether you’re leaving or returning, we’ll make sure you feel right at home on your journey. From the moment you step onboard Qantas, the smiles, familiar accent, friendly service and in-flight entertainment ensure your time with us is as relaxing and welcoming as can be.

So 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 does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers, optional extensions and any cruise portion of a holiday.

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Travel with three or four people sharing one room and each of you will receive a reduction off the LAND-only portion of your holiday price. Selected itineraries list the Triple and Quad Room Reduction per person. Refer to the holiday of your choice. IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the maximum value of how much you will save. Triple and Quad Room Reductions, when available, are based on three or four people sharing one room based on existing bedding arrangements (usually two beds) and does not include the cost of any additional bed or 'roll-away'. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families travelling with young children and is not suitable for four adults sharing. Triple and Quad occupancy on cruises is strictly limited and on application only.

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Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at a fun, interactive presentation in Jasper.

Sightseeing Highlights • Icefields Parkway Motor along this stunning highway. • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Stay two nights in the heart of the National Park; join a narrated walk along Maligne Canyon. • Yoho National Park View the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. • Banff Spend a relaxing three nights in this famed alpine resort town. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Lake Louise Enjoy a guided walk along the lake. • Moraine Lake View this stunning lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or opt to explore the city. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) j Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snowcapped peaks, and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park where you’ll learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 3 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about one of Canada’s longest underground river systems while strolling along the canyon’s trail, past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like: relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets, or join one of the optional activities, which include a gentle float trip down the Athabasca River or a guided alpine excursion to Mount Edith Cavell. (FB)

First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 6 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 7 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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Columbia Icefield


7 Days from NZ$2350 per person twin share Ref: DCRA

Duration: 7 Days Pace: Leisurely

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695 695 905

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Ends Calgary

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Sun 21 Jul

2595 905

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2595 2595 2595 2595

905 905 905 905

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Triple Room Reduction

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2595 2595 2595 2595

2595 905 3195 1215 3195 1215

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NZ$234 Quad Room Reduction 10 months NZ$195

6 months

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$130 p.p. Young Traveller Discount

NZ$363 NZ$130 NZ$260

All prices are per person, twin share. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides. (Canada’s Rockies). Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides. (Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede).

NZ$73 NZ$80

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131. Sightseeing stops

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DAY 4 JASPER – YOHO – EMERALD LAKE – BANFF (3 NIGHTS) K Cross the Continental Divide and set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and Natural Bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. You’ll see Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. End the day in the quintessential alpine village of Banff with a Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your dinner location from one of four Banff favourites. (FB YC) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 5 LAKE LOUISE – MORAINE LAKE – BANFF AT LEISURE Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers dominate the landscape on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Soon the stunning emerald and aquamarine lakes of the Rockies are revealed. Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB) DAY 6 BANFF AT LEISURE F Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting, or be wowed by bird’s-eye views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 7 BANFF – DEPART CALGARY This morning, descend from the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival in Calgary, a complimentary transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the hotel in Calgary for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 2 p.m. (FB)

W Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede (DC5A). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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

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WESTERN CANADA : AT LEISURE

Overnight stays

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with optional Calgary Stampede

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Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at a fun, interactive presentation in Jasper.

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

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

First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • Rocky Mountaineer trail (RedLeaf Service) from Banff to Vancouver • All tips to train personnel included • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets On all guided visits and included sightseeing

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Rocky Mountaineer DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY E Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) j Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snowcapped peaks, and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park where you’ll learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 3 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about one of Canada’s longest underground river systems while strolling along the canyon’s trail, past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like: relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets, or join one of the optional activities which include a gentle float trip down the Athabasca River or a guided alpine excursion to Mount Edith Cavell. (FB) DAY 4 JASPER – YOHO – EMERALD LAKE – BANFF (3 NIGHTS) K Cross the Continental Divide and set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. You’ll see Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. End the day in the quintessential alpine village of Banff with a Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your dinner location from four Banff favourites. (FB YC) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 5 LAKE LOUISE – MORAINE LAKE – BANFF AT LEISURE Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers dominate the landscape on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Soon the stunning emerald and aquamarine lakes of the Rockies are revealed. Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB)


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8 Days from NZ$3775 per person twin share Ref: DCRD Price per Person Starts Calgary

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Mon 15 Jul

Mon 22 Jul

4295 1035

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4295 4295 4295 4295

1035 1035 1035 1035

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4295 4295 4295 4295

1035 1035 1035 1035

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4295 4295 4295 4295

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4295 1035 4925 1345 4925 1345

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Triple Room Reduction Early Payment Discount 12 months NZ$430

NZ$387 10 months NZ$322

6 months

NZ$215

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$215 p.p. Young Traveller Discount (5-12) NZ$430 All prices are per person, twin share. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides. (Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer). NZ$80 Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides. (Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede). NZ$87 For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131. Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

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End

DAY 6 BANFF AT LEISURE F Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting or be wowed by aerial views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 7 BANFF – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS After bidding farewell to your Travel Director, it’s “All aboard!” the Rocky Mountaineer train in RedLeaf Service (GoldLeaf Service and SilverLeaf Service upgrades available) for a two-day independent daytime rail journey back to Vancouver. Travel through the incredible engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels, past the glaciers of Kicking Horse Pass, under Mount McDonald and along the South Thompson River to historic

W Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede (DC5R, DC5S, DC5G). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Kamloops—“the meeting of the waters”—where you are transferred to your hotel. (CB L) Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer DAY 8 KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – DEPART VANCOUVER Continue your rail journey through the Thompson and Fraser Canyons. Approaching Vancouver, travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before arriving at approximately 5:30 p.m. Take a complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel downtown if you want to extend your stay. The train’s arrival into Vancouver can be subject to delays so please allow plenty of time for your onward travel arrangements. Please do not schedule any flights before 9 p.m. (CB L)

Rocky Mountaineer Train GoldLeaf Upgrade GoldLeaf Upgrade NZ$1320 • Rocky Mountaineer train (GoldLeaf Service Upgrade) from Banff to Vancouver • Assigned seating with extended legroom in a bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach • Open-air viewing deck at the rear of the car • Live onboard commentary • 2 full breakfasts and 2 lunches served in the GoldLeaf dining room • Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages • First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • Tips to train personnel included

Rocky Mountaineer Train SilverLeaf Upgrade Reference: DCSD SilverLeaf Upgrade NZ$805 • Rocky Mountaineer train (SilverLeaf Service Upgrade) from Banff to Vancouver • Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows • Roomy, reclining seats • Breakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrees) • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks • Overnight accommodation in popular hotels

Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede Reference: DC5R/DC5G The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar, you can experience this worldfamous event on selected departures. DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and explore some of what Calgary has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley (SF) DAY 2 CALGARY STAMPEDE Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB) DAY 3 TO DAY 9 Days 3-9 will operate as per Days 2-8 on the 8-Day Itinerary.

WESTERN CANADA & ALASKA : AT LEISURE

Reference: DCGD

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with optional Calgary Stampede INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about moose, bear and beavers at a Wildlife Presentation in Jasper n Enjoy a discussion with one of the athletes in training at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

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

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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Q Banff National Park

DAY 1 ARRIVE VANCOUVER E Get ready for a thrilling adventure with your family and friends in the eye-popping Coast Mountains and Canadian Rockies, combining spectacular natural wonders with river rafting, canoeing, hiking and more. Check into your hotel and get settled. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a festive Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel (SF) DAY 2 VANCOUVER – SEA-TO-SKY HIGHWAY – WHISTLER F Start your morning with a brief city tour of vibrant Vancouver including Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Then, travel the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, stopping to visit the Britannia Mine Museum. Here, descend by train into the depths of this historic mining tunnel and try your luck panning for gold. Arrive in Whistler and stop in at the Sports Museum and learn about some of the athletic history of this city that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This afternoon, choose from two options: head out on a guided twohour bike tour through this popular summer outdoors mecca, or visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to learn about two distinctly different First Nations of British Columbia. Then, hold your breath when you look more than 395 metres (1,300 feet) straight down from the world’s highest and longest gondola ride, the Peak 2 Peak Alpine Experience between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This evening, stroll around Whistler Village and enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 3 WHISTLER – CACHE CREEK – KAMLOOPS Leave Whistler and the Coast Mountains and step back in time with a visit to historic Hat Creek Ranch. Interpreters in period clothing bring alive the fascinating tales of this 1860s roadhouse, which catered to miners and wagon trains. Stroll through the apple orchard, view the antique farming equipment and explore the ranch buildings. Walk along beautiful Hat Creek to the native village of the Shuswap

Blackcomb Mountain


8 Days from NZ$3025 per person twin share Ref: DRMF

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3025 3025

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3495 1195 3025 995

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Twin Share Option

995 995

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Ends Calgary

Single Twin Supp. Share Option

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Sat 21 Sep

Sat 28 Sep

NZ$272 Quad Room Reduction 10 months NZ$227

3025 995

NZ$424

6 months

NZ$151

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$151 p.p. Young Traveller Reduction

NZ$303

All prices are per person, twin share. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides. (Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills). NZ$84 Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides. (Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with Calgary Stampede). NZ$91 For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131.

W Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with Calgary Stampede (DSRF). These departures feature one night in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Sightseeing stops

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

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

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

DAY 7 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Strike out on your own this morning with an optional helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Then, get going with one Rocky Mountain high after another. View beautiful Bow Falls, majestic Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner and Sulphur Mountain. Play a game of “What creature do you see?” as you spot the whimsical hoodoos overlooking Bow Valley. This afternoon, you can opt to put on your boots and bandanas for some spectacular horseback riding, following the trail along the Bow River and hanging on to your hat at the Windy Knoll Viewpoint. Tonight, join the gang at a Farewell Dinner pizza night with a rousing game of bowling celebrating this high-scoring family experience. (FB FD)

WESTERN CANADA & ALASKA : FAMILY EXPERIENCES

Overnight stays

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Majestic Alaska

with optional Alaska Cruise Denali National Park, Alaska

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

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

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

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • Train journey aboard the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage • 7 nights First Class accommodation for land-only guests and 13 nights for Land and Cruise guests • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 (Land-Only) and Day 14 (Land and Cruise) • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE FAIRBANKS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Fairbanks! Spend the afternoon getting settled in at your hotel or do a little sightseeing on you own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Wedgewood Resort (F) DAY 2 FAIRBANKS SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I j F Visit a workshop where local artisans carve Alaskan Birch Bowls, a Local Speciality. Then, board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a re-created Athabascan village where you can meet and talk with native Alaskans. Visit the kennel of the late Iditarod champion Susan Butcher and hear a Local Expert recount tales about life as a senior handler on the trail. Enjoy some free time to explore Fairbanks on your own. Tonight, enjoy a Salmon Bake Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) DAY 3 FAIRBANKS – DENALI NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) F Wind your way through the scenic Tanana River Valley on your way to snowcapped Mount McKinley—at 6,194 metres (20,320 feet), it is the highest peak in North America and the centrepiece of Denali National Park. Settle into your hotel and delve into Denali’s lively history at a Highlight Dinner and show at the Denali Dinner Theatre. (FB HD) Hotel: Denali Bluffs Hotel (F) DAY 4 DENALI NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Perhaps take an optional morning rafting trip or a guided hike; then immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness of Denali as your guide helps you spot local wildlife such as moose, bear and caribou. Enjoy a light box lunch before heading back for an afternoon of free time. (FB L) DAY 5 DENALI – ALASKA RAILROAD – ANCHORAGE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy a morning on your own before boarding the famous Alaska Railroad for the scenic journey to Anchorage. Relax in your comfortable reclining seat or visit the panoramic vista dome car as onboard experts discuss the spectacular landscapes of Hurricane Gulch and Indian River Canyon. Arriving in Anchorage, enjoy the evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites Airport (MF) DAY 6 ANCHORAGE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I F Explore Anchorage’s historic downtown district and view the scenic shores of Cook Inlet. Stop at the Ulu Factory for a Local Speciality, an introduction to the semicircular ulu knife developed by the Inuit people. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Centre where you can walk along wooded paths past indigenous villages and meet with natives from different parts of the state. After some free time, join your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner and toast to your Alaskan adventure. (FB FD) DAY 7 ANCHORAGE – KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK – SEWARD Visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre with a guide before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a prime rib and salmon lunch while enjoying the views of abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Then, bid farewell to your travelling companions sailing off on the Holland America Line. (FB L) Hotel: BW Edgewater Hotel (MF) DAY 8 SEWARD – DEPART ANCHORAGE Enjoy the morning on your own before returning to Anchorage. Stops will be made at Anchorage International Airport and the hotel in Anchorage for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. (FB)


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Duration: 8 or 14 Days Pace: Comfortable

DAY 7 ANCHORAGE – KENAI FJORD NATIONAL PARK – SEWARD – GLACIER DISCOVERY ALASKA CRUISE (7 NIGHTS) Visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a prime rib and salmon lunch while marvelling at the abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Then, bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line cruise ship and set sail on an unforgettable 7-Night Glacier Discovery Alaska Cruise. (FB L D) DAY 8 SCENIC CRUISING – COLLEGE FJORD While admiring the massive glaciers of College Fjord in Prince William Sound, keep your eyes open for harbour seals, playful sea otters, bald eagles and even one of the 40-ton humpback whales that come to the rich waters of Alaska each summer. (FB L D) DAY 9 SCENIC CRUISING – GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK From the comfort of your ship, watch Glacier Bay National Park’s immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers and imagine what Alaska was like before the first human arrived. (FB L D) DAY 10 HAINES Haines—home to autumn’s Alaska Bald Eagle Festival—lies alongside the longest fjord in America. Visit galleries offering traditional Tlingit art in the quaint downtown. (FB L D) DAY 11 JUNEAU Stroll Juneau’s picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for exhilarating views of the harbour and nearby mountains. (FB L D)

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Sightseeing stops

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DAY 12 KETCHIKAN While in Ketchikan, check out the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. Consider taking an optional guided tour through town or a floatplane flightseeing trip. (FB L D)

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14-Day Itinerary Including Glacier Discovery Alaska Cruise Reference: DSMI/Z/B DAY 1 TO DAY 6 These days will operate as shown on Majestic Alaska Days 1-6.

DAY 13 SCENIC CRUISING – INSIDE PASSAGE Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands. (FB L D) DAY 14 DEPART VANCOUVER Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel in Vancouver if you want to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before Noon. (FB)

8 Days Land-only from NZ$3475 per person twin share Ref: DSMA 14 Days Land & Cruise from NZ$5270 per person twin share, including cruise fees, taxes & tips Ref: DSMI, DSMZ, DSMB

Starts Fairbanks

Price per Person Single Ends Twin Supp. Anchorage Share Option

14 Days Land & Cruise Inside Stateroom Ocean-view Stateroom Price per Person Price per Person Starts Fairbanks

Ends Vancouver

Verandah Stateroom Price per Person

Cruise Total Single Cruise Total Single Cruise Total Single Twin Fees & Twin Supp. Twin Fees & Twin Supp. Twin Fees & Twin Supp. Share Taxes † Share Option Share Taxes † Share Option Share Taxes † Share Option

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1155 1155 1240

6 Mon 13 May Mon 20 May 6 Mon 27 May

Sun 26 May Sun 2 Jun Sun 9 Jun

4650 4725 5050

620 620 620

5270 5345 5670

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620 620 620

5745 3000 5815 3100 6115 3300

6495 6650 7250

620 620 620

7115 4400 7270 4525 7870 5050

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3695 3695

1275 1275

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5195 5350

620 620

5815 5970

2950 5650 3100 5995

620 620

6270 3400 6615 3750

7475 7775

620 620

8095 5225 8395 5525

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3695 3695 3695 3695

1275 1275 1275 1275

Sun 14 Jul Sun 21 Jul Sun 28 Jul Sun 11 Aug

5350 5350 5350 5350

620 620 620 620

5970 5970 5970 5970

3100 3100 3100 3100

5995 5995 5995 5995

620 620 620 620

6615 6615 6615 6615

3750 3750 3750 3750

7775 7775 7775 7775

620 620 620 620

8395 8395 8395 8395

Mon 12 Aug Mon 19 Aug 3695 Mon 26 Aug Mon 2 Sep 3695

1275 1275

Sun 25 Aug Sun 8 Sep

5275 4975

620 620

5895 5595

3025 5725 2725 5450

620 620

6345 3475 6070 3200

7625 6895

620 620

8245 5375 7515 4650

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1240

4895

620

5515

2700 5375

620

5995 3125

6825

620

7445 4625

Mon 8 Jul Mon 15 Jul Mon 22 Jul Mon 5 Aug

Mon 9 Sep

3625

Mon 1 Jul 6 Mon 8 Jul Mon 15 Jul Mon 29 Jul Mon 12 Aug Mon 26 Aug 6 Mon 2 Sep

Sun 15 Sep

† Cruise Fees, Taxes & Tips: These compulsory charges are levied by the cruise line and comprise a Non Discountable Amount, Government Fees & Taxes, and tips/gratuities to shipboard personnel see page 133 for details.

6 This departure features Holland America Line’s ms Zaandam - all other departures feature Holland America Line’s ms Statendam.

8 Days Triple Room Reduction Land Only 14 Days Land & Cruise Triple room/stateroom reduction SAVE up to Early Payment Discount 12 months NZ$348

10 months

5525 5525 5525 5525

NZ$278

Inside Ocean-view Verandah NZ$575 NZ$760 NZ$1350

NZ$261

6 months

NZ$174

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131.

All prices are per person, twin share.

Full payment for Land & Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$174 p.p Young Traveller Discount (5-11) NZ$348

Single and triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only.

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

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available.

WESTERN CANADA & ALASKA : DISCOVERY

8 Days Land-only

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Western Canada Winter Adventure The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Enjoy a wildlife presentation in Jasper. n Learn about the Canadian Mounted Police at a “Meet a Mountie” presentation. n Learn about and taste ice wine and other local vintages from a sommelier in Kelowna. • l Unique Insight Visit a curling centre in Vancouver to learn about and play this ice sport. • I Local Speciality Take a guided tour of Vancouver’s Granville Market complete with tastings.

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 10 nights First Class accommodation • VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian train (Sleeper Touring class) from Vancouver to Jasper • Private compartment with ensuite facilities that transforms into a bedroom at night with comfortable upper and lower berths • Full access to the Skyline Car with its glass-dome ceiling, Park Car and lounges • All tips to train personnel included • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 11 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE VANCOUVER E Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city and the jewel of British Columbia. Winter is a very special time of year to visit Canada when the always-beautiful landscapes transform into a snow-covered wonderland where travellers can experience a variety of activities not available during the summer months. After checking in at the hotel, relax or begin to explore this cosmopolitan city on your own. At 6 p.m., join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the hotel for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel (SF) DAY 2 VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING – THE CANADIAN l I Travel to a local ice rink for a Unique Insight into Ice Curling, a distinctively Canadian sport similar to shuffleboard, but on ice! Next, enjoy a Local Speciality during a culinary tour of the Granville Market complete with tastings and a guide who will explain the market’s history and impact on the Vancouver food scene. This afternoon, see the totems at Stanley Park and visit Gastown and Chinatown before gathering with your new friends for dinner at a local restaurant. This evening, board The Canadian train for an overnight trip through the interior of British Columbia on your way to stunning Jasper National Park. (FB D) DAY 3 THE CANADIAN – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy your private, comfortable compartment and all of the amenities on board today. Delight in panoramic views from the glass-dome ceiling in the Skyline Car of the passing landscape experiencing all the natural glory of Canada: snowcapped mountains, pristine lakes, sparkling rivers and endless evergreen forests. Upon arrival in Jasper, transfer to your grand hotel ideally located with the incredible mountains as the backdrop. Enjoy beautifully-appointed guestrooms complete with charming amenities that create a homelike atmosphere complimented with excellent service that is quintessentially Fairmont. After getting settled in, enjoy an evening treat of s’mores and spirited refreshments around a bonfire. (FB L) Hotel: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (MD) DAY 4 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME j Enjoy a presentation by a Local Expert about Jasper’s wildlife before embarking on an ice walk through Maligne Canyon. The afternoon is yours to continue your exploration as you please before gathering at the hotel for dinner where you will learn about a local favourite as the chef demonstrates the making of the Beaver Tail pastry. After satisfying your appetite, embark on a guided stargazing tour (weather permitting) to discover why Jasper is designated as the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve. (FB D)

Butchart Gardens, Victoria (as seen on select departures)


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Duration: 11 Days Pace: Lively

11 Days from NZ$5825 per person twin share Ref: DCWW Price per Person

Price per Person

Single Supp.

Single Twin Supp. Share Option

Starts Vancouver

Ends Twin Vancouver Share Option

Starts Vancouver

Ends Vancouver

Sat 23 Nov Sat 30 Nov

Tue 3 Dec 5825 1285 Tue 10 Dec 5825 1285

Sat 28 Dec

Tue 7 Jan 2014

5825 1285

Sat 11 Jan

Tue 21 Jan

5825 1285

Sat 7 Dec Sat 14 Dec Sat 21 Dec

Tue 17 Dec 5825 1285 Tue 24 Dec 5825 1285 Tue 31 Dec 6775 2040

Sat 8 Feb

Tue 18 Feb

5825 1285

Triple Room Reduction Early Payment Discount 12 months NZ$583

10 months

NZ$31 NZ$437

6 months

NZ$291

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$291 p.p. Young Traveller Discount (5-12) NZ$583 All prices are per person, twin share. Departure(s) over the Christmas holiday will enjoy a special holiday meal. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides.

NZ$113

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Sightseeing stops

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DAY 5 JASPER – BANFF (2 NIGHTS) j The Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff is one of the most magnificent mountain drives in the world, made even more impressive during the winter months when the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies are overrun with glistening snow. Relax during a leisurely drive down to the quaint town of Banff. Check into your hotel, the stately Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, and partake in a heritage tour of the magnificent property. After dinner, learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” Local Expert presentation. (FB D) Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (MD) DAY 6 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Continue your exploration of Banff today with an unforgettable winter sleigh ride through the park before embarking on a gondola ride for a bird’s-eye view of six snowcapped mountain ranges. The rest of the day is yours to continue trekking the park or take advantage of the countless amenities at your resort, a National Historic Site of Canada. Often called “The Castle in the Rockies,” the hotel has been welcoming guests for over 125 years and offers a variety of activities including a world-class spa, 12 restaurants and lounges, shopping, and a bowling centre. If you want to get out on the town tonight, choose to join an optional excursion for a dinner and a show. (FB) DAY 7 BANFF – LAKE LOUISE F A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits today as you learn all about and partake in dog sledding. Say Mush! as you guide your team of huskies

DAY 8 LAKE LOUISE – KELOWNA j Bid farewell to Lake Louise and take to the road for a scenic drive to Kelowna. After arriving at your hotel, delight in a wine pairing with hors d’oeuvres and learn about ice wine and other local vintages of British Columbia during a Local Expert presentation by the hotel’s sommelier. (FB D) Hotel: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort (MD) DAY 9 KELOWNA – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS) Head to charming Victoria today, the capital city of British Columbia. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (F) DAY 10 VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F The morning is yours to relax and take in the atmosphere before an exciting excursion to Butterfly Gardens, a vast enclosure of tropical colour and aromas, home to more than 3,000 butterflies. Then, it’s on to beautiful Butchart Gardens. Your day ends with a Farewell Dinner at a family-owned winery with a delectable meal expertly paired with local vintages. (FB FD) DAY 11 VICTORIA – DEPART VANCOUVER Head back to the mainland and take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the holiday hotel downtown for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 2 p.m. (FB)

Dog sledding, Banff

WESTERN CANADA & ALASKA : DISCOVERY

Overnight stays

along a specially groomed trail as they skillfully glide over the snowcovered ground. After, savour a hot chocolate around a roaring fire while you trade tales of your adventure. Head to Lake Louise this afternoon and upon arrival indulge in your choice of a guided Heritage Lake Shore Walk or Ice Skating before checking into your hotel. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with drinks this evening during a special fondue experience and presentation before ending the night with a snow shoe walk. (FB HD) Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (MD)

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Rockies Panorama

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

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • Rocky Mountaineer train (RedLeaf Service) from Vancouver to Jasper • Tourist Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • All tips to train personnel included • Ferry across the Strait of Georgia from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and back to Tsawwassen • 10 nights First Class accommodation for Land only • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 11 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

Lake Louise, Banff National Park DAY 1 ARRIVE VANCOUVER (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Vancouver! Check into your hotel and then spend some time exploring downtown Vancouver or perhaps take a walk near the harbour. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel (SF) DAY 2 VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING F Be swept away by sparkling Vancouver with its sweeping views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park to see its towering totem poles and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown, the city’s first downtown, named for “Gassy” Jack Deighton who opened the area’s first saloon. This afternoon, visit an art gallery, do some shopping or just relax at a cafe. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (FB HD) DAY 3 VANCOUVER – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an unforgettable daylight rail journey through the diverse natural beauty of British Columbia. Travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before entering Fraser Canyon. End your day’s journey in historic Kamloops, which means “the meeting of the waters.” (CB L) Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer DAY 4 KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) j Back onboard the train, make your way through the dramatic mountain landscape of Alberta to the delightful alpine town of Jasper. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park where you’ll learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (CB L D) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper (SF) DAY 5 JASPER SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. This afternoon, relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets, or take an optional float trip or alpine excursion. (FB)

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• Rocky Mountaineer train (GoldLeaf Service) from Vancouver to Jasper • Assigned seating with extended legroom in a bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach • Open-air viewing deck at the rear of the car • Live onboard commentary • 2 full breakfasts and 2 lunches served in the GoldLeaf dining room • Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages • First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • Tips to train personnel included • Your choice of Inside, Ocean-view or Verandah Stateroom • All meals onboard • Personal Choice Dining • Personal Choice Activities, entertainment, spa and fitness

GoldLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer train


Duration: 11 or 18 Days Pace: Comfortable

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pest control by using raptors to patrol the vineyards. Then, indulge in a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines. (FB BG) DAY 11 VICTORIA – DEPART VANCOUVER Travel by ferry back to the mainland. Complimentary transfers will be provided to the airport, extension hotel and Canada Place where guests embarking on the seven-night luxury Alaska Inside Passage cruise will board Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. Please do not schedule any flights before 3:30 p.m. (FB)

Victoria Harbour

18-Day Itinerary Including Alaska Cruise Reference: DRRI/Z/B DAY 1 TO DAY 10 Days 1-10 will operate as per Days 1-10 on the 11-Day Itinerary. Sightseeing stops

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DAY 6 JASPER – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – BANFF (2 NIGHTS) Head south along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snow-clad peaks and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including elk, black bear and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Arrive this afternoon at the quintessential alpine resort of Banff. (FB D) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 7 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including the viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. Then take the Banff Gondola for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or perhaps arrange an optional excursion such as a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine or a river float trip down the Bow River. (FB) DAY 8 BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – CHASE Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you’ll learn about the history and geography of the area on a brief interpretive walk. Soak in the stunning landscape with its azure glacial waters, deep green forests, jagged snow-covered mountains and the mighty Victoria Glacier. Then travel through the alpine majesty of Yoho and Glacier National Parks to the temperate rainforest of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Arrive in Chase in time for dinner and a peaceful evening. (FB D) Hotel: Quaaout Lodge (F)

DAY 11 VANCOUVER – INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE (7 NIGHTS) 18-Day itinerary guests and Cruise members are taken to Holland America Line’s cruise ship ms Volendam for a 7-night Inside Passage cruise to Alaska. (FB D) DAY 12 INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING The Inside Passage winds between the continental shoreline and the great Pacific from Alaska down to the Pacific Northwest. Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands. In the middle of this natural grandeur, you may see signs of human habitation—a lone totem pole, a small village clinging to the side of a hill, even the onion dome of a Russian orthodox church glittering in the distance. (FB L D) DAY 13 TRACY ARM – SAWYER GLACIERS – JUNEAU Famed naturalist John Muir said of Tracy Arm, “no ice-work that I have ever seen surpasses this.” The 42.2-kilometre-long fjord is home to numerous glaciers, calving enormous chunks of ice into the clear waters; countless waterfalls streaming down the lush mountainsides; and a ravishing wilderness you won’t soon forget. Later today, arrive in what may be America’s prettiest capital city, Juneau, surrounded by snowy peaks, wooded valleys and sparkling rivers. Stroll its picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and cosy cafes. Or visit saloons from the Gold Rush era, including the Red Dog Saloon, which showcases Wyatt Earp’s gun. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for spectacular views of the harbour and nearby mountains. Join a guide for a trek through the lush Tongass National Forest or an expedition to Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields. (FB L D)

DAY 9 CHASE – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS) Travel back to the Pacific coast and across the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Vancouver Island and quaint Victoria, home to fashionable tea rooms and old English charm. Though the wooden fort is long gone, Bastion Square (the birthplace of the city) welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. Your orientation tour will also introduce you to the scenic Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings. (FB) Hotel: Inn at Laurel Point (SF)

DAY 14 SKAGWAY The Alaskan Gold Rush transformed Skagway from a sleepy hamlet to a riotous boomtown. Step into the town’s colourful past at The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Its restored frontier-style storefronts and rustic wooden boardwalks invite you to take a stroll into the past. Poke around in its colourful stores, visit The Red Onion Saloon with its honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids and check out the nostalgic Trail of ‘98 Museum. Or ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway past Deadhorse Gulch. (FB L D)

DAY 10 VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING B Start your day with breakfast at the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Learn about the history of the gardens and immerse yourself in the extravagant exhibits featuring flowers in full bloom. Spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly balanced vintages. The vintages have been carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Enjoy a private tour of the winery and learn how they have taken a more natural approach to

DAY 15 GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK No roads lead to the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. Nestled between the Gulf of Alaska, Tongass National Forest and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, this 3.3-million acre preserve was established as a national park in 1980. Ice-sculpted peaks and valleys scoured by glaciers are evidence of the last Ice Age. Today, grizzly bears roam the seemingly endless spruce forests, bald eagles soar upon the thermals and majestic humpback whales ply the clear waters. From the comfort of your ship, watch this landscape of immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers and imagine what Alaska was like before the first human stepped foot upon the land. (FB L D)

WESTERN CANADA & ALASKA : DISCOVERY

Overnight stays

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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DAY 16 KETCHIKAN Scenic, remote Ketchikan clings to the side of a steep hillside overlooking the expanse of the northern Pacific. While ashore, check out the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. If you like, consider taking an optional guided tour through town, a harbour cruise or a floatplane flightseeing trip. If you’re craving excitement, opt to do some fishing (Ketchikan calls itself the salmon capital of the world), paddle a kayak through the clear waters or journey into the mountains on a jeep. (FB L D)

DAY 17 INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver through the famed Inside Passage. Take advantage of your ship’s superb facilities or simply relax on deck and watch the unmatched scenery glide by. (FB L D) DAY 18 DEPART VANCOUVER Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel downtown if you want to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3:30 p.m. (FB)

Holland America Line

11 Days Land Only From NZ$5095 Per Person Twin Share Ref: DROR 18 Days Land & Cruise From NZ$7136 Per Person Twin Share, Including Cruise Fees, Taxes & Tips Ref: DRRI, DRRZ, DRRB 11 Days Land only

18 Days Land & Cruise Inside Stateroom Price per Person

Price per Person Starts Vancouver

Single Supp. Option

Sun 21 Apr

Wed 1 May

5095

1310

Sun 21 Apr

Wed 8 May

6495

641

7136 2700

6875

641

7516 3095

7825

641

8466 4045

Sun 5 May Sun 12 May Sun 19 May Sun 26 May

Wed 15 May Wed 22 May Wed 29 May Wed 5 Jun

5095 5095 5095 5095

1310 1310 1310 1310

Sun 5 May Sun 12 May Sun 19 May Sun 26 May

Wed 22 May Wed 29 May Wed 5 Jun Wed 12 Jun

6625 6695 6695 6775

641 641 641 641

7266 7336 7336 7416

2845 2920 2920 2990

7095 7175 7175 7250

641 641 641 641

7736 7816 7816 7891

3310 3380 3380 3455

8125 8275 8275 8395

641 641 641 641

8766 8916 8916 9036

Sun 2 Jun Sun 9 Jun Sun 16 Jun

Wed 12 Jun Wed 19 Jun Wed 26 Jun

5650 5650 5650

1550 1550 1550

Sun 2 Jun Sun 9 Jun Sun 16 Jun

Wed 19 Jun Wed 26 Jun Wed 3 Jul

7425 7425 7425

641 641 641

8066 3325 8066 3325 8066 3325

7925 7925 7925

641 641 641

8566 3830 8566 3830 8566 3830

9275 9275 9275

641 641 641

9916 5175 9916 5175 9916 5175

Sun 23 Jun Sun 30 Jun

Wed 3 Jul Wed 10 Jul

5650 5650

1550 1550

Sun 23 Jun Sun 30 Jun

Wed 10 Jul Wed 17 Jul

7425 7425

641 641

8066 3325 8066 3325

7925 7925

641 641

8566 3830 8566 3830

9275 9275

641 641

9916 5175 9916 5175

Sun 7 Jul Sun 21 Jul

Wed 17 Jul Wed 31 Jul

5650 5650

1550 1550

Sun 7 Jul Sun 21 Jul

Wed 24 Jul Wed 7 Aug

7425 7425

641 641

8066 3325 8066 3325

7925 7925

641 641

8566 3830 8566 3830

9275 9275

641 641

9916 5175 9916 5175

Sun 11 Aug Sun 18 Aug Sun 25 Aug

Wed 21 Aug Wed 28 Aug Wed 4 Sep

5650 5650 5650

1550 1550 1550

Sun 11 Aug Sun 18 Aug Sun 25 Aug

Wed 28 Aug Wed 4 Sep Wed 11 Sep

7350 7275 7225

641 641 641

7991 3250 7916 3180 7866 3105

7825 7675 7675

641 641 641

8466 3715 8316 3570 8316 3570

8995 8850 8695

641 641 641

9636 4885 9491 4740 9336 4595

Wed 11 Sep Sat 14 Sep Wed 18 Sep

5650 5650 5650

1550 1550 1550

Wed 18 Sep Sat 21 Sep Wed 25 Sep

7150 7350 7150

641 641 641

7791 3035 7991 3235 7791 3035

7595 7725 7595

641 641 641

8236 3500 8366 3615 8236 3500

8550 8395 8550

641 641 641

9191 4450 9036 4300 9191 4450

Sun 1 Sep 6 Wed 4 Sep Sun 8 Sep

† Cruise Fees, Taxes & Tips: These compulsory charges are levied by the cruise line and comprise a Non Discountable Amount, Government Fees & Taxes, and tips/gratuities to shipboard personnel see page 133 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131.

6 This departure features Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam, all other

departures feature Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. GoldLeaf Upgrade (DROG, DRGI, DRGZ, DRGB)

NZ$1320

Single and Triple Cruise staterooms are available upon request. Full payment for Land & Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure.

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Cruise Total Single Cruise Total Single Cruise Total Single Twin Fees & Twin Supp. Twin Fees & Twin Supp. Twin Fees & Twin Supp. Share Taxes † Share Option Share Taxes † Share Option Share Taxes † Share Option

Twin Share

6

Ends Vancouver

Verandah Stateroom Price per Person

Ends Vancouver

Sun 1 Sep Wed 4 Sep Sun 8 Sep

Starts Vancouver

Ocean-view Stateroom Price per Person

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on cruise.

Triple Room Reduction Land Only

NZ$459

Land & Cruise Triple room/stateroom reduction SAVE up to Early Payment Discount 12 months NZ$510

10 months

4335 4480 4480 4625

Inside Ocean-view Verandah NZ$670 NZ$840 NZ$1290

NZ$382

6 months

NZ$255

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$255 p.p. Young Traveller Discount (5-12) NZ$510 Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides, land only. All prices are per person, twin share.

NZ$117


Best of Canada’s West with optional Alaska Cruise

Vancouver

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Attend a private lunch, tour and tasting at a family-owned winery in Victoria and learn about their natural approach to pest control. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Enjoy a wildlife presentation in Jasper.

Duration: 11 or 19 Days Pace: Comfortable

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• Strait of Georgia View British Columbia’s picturesque coastline onboard a ferry cruise. • Victoria See the city’s landmarks and explore Butchart Gardens and the Butterfly Gardens. • Whistler Join a walking tour of the 2010 Olympic venue. • Cache Creek Visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch and a native village. • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage area. • Banff Tour the township and enjoy a scenic gondola ride. • Lake Louise Join an interpretive walk along the lake. • Icefields Parkway Motor along this spectacular alpine drive. • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier. • Jasper National Park Enjoy an interpretive walk along Maligne Canyon. • Mount Robson View the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. • Lac Le Jeune Walk along the lake; learn about the resident beaver colony.

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 10 nights First Class accommodation (Land-only) • Round-trip ferry across the Strait of Georgia from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 11 (Land-only) or Day 19 (Land itinerary and Cruise) • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets On all guided visits and included sightseeing

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

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

DAY 1 ARRIVE VANCOUVER E Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city! Check into your hotel and get settled or head out to explore the jewel of British Columbia on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 2 VANCOUVER – STRAIT OF GEORGIA – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS) B Be swept away by sparkling Vancouver with its sweeping views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park and the towering totem poles and explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown with their cobbled streets. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria, home to fashionable tearooms and old English charm. Visit a familyowned winery and taste the perfectly balanced vintages, carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Indulge in a Be My Guest lunch featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines. Enjoy a private tour of the winery and learn how they have taken a more natural approach to pest control by using raptors to patrol the vineyards. This afternoon, tour the exhibits of cyde and free flight tropical butterflies at the Butterfly

WESTERN CANADA & ALASKA : DISCOVERY

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

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Gardens, an indoor world of tropical colour and sights and home to more than 3,000 butterflies. Though the wooden fort in Victoria is long gone, Bastion Square welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. You’ll see the lovely Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings. (FB BG) Hotel: Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (F) DAY 3 VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Site of an old cement works in the early 20th century, these gardens were transformed by the Butchart family into a world-famous preserve of exotic plants and flowers. Meet with a representative of the gardens who can answer any questions you have, and then spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting colourful butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day on your own. Walk around town, do some shopping or perhaps join an optional whale-watching trip. (FB) DAY 4 VICTORIA – SEA-TO-SKY-HIGHWAY – WHISTLER F Return to the mainland and board your motorcoach for a drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds between the glittering waters of Howe Sound and the soaring Coastal Mountains. Feel the spray on your face and listen to the thunder of the water at the 337metre high (1,105-foot) Shannon Falls near the town of Squamish, once the southern terminal of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler and stretch your legs on a guided walking tour of the village that hosted part of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This evening, enjoy a progressive Highlight Dinner, savouring your meal over the course of three restaurants in Whistler. Enjoy your appetizer and drinks at the first, your main meal at the second and round the evening off with dessert at a third local eatery. (FB HD) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 5 WHISTLER – CACHE CREEK – KAMLOOPS Head east as you cross the Coast Mountains, and travel along remote Duffy Lake Road through some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. At historic Hat Creek Ranch, chat with costumed interpreters who will introduce you to what life was like in the midst of the great gold rush of the 1860s. Before the gold rush brought prospectors and fortune seekers, the Shuswap people lived in this verdant valley. Visit a local village where you can meet and talk with these native people who still live close to the land. (FB) Hotel: The Thompson Hotel (F) DAY 6 KAMLOOPS – CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARKS – BANFF (2 NIGHTS) Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, home to old-growth rainforest of alpine meadows rich with wildflowers. Next, enter Glacier National Park and climb over stunning Rogers Pass—keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears. After crossing the Columbia River, you’ll be in Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks and a natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your quintessential alpine resort. (FB D) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F) DAY 7 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Then board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or join one of the many optional activities, including a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine, a river float trip down the Bow River or a fun-filled dinner show this evening. (FB) DAY 8 BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – JASPER (2 NIGHTS) j Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you’ll learn about the history and geology of the area on a short interpretive walk. Then, soak up the stunning scenery with its azure glacial waters surrounded by deep green forests and jagged snow-covered mountains. Head north amidst a landscape of towering peaks, thundering waterfalls and ancient glaciers, keeping an eye out for elk, black bear and mountain goats. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield when you board an Ice Explorer on the massive Athabasca Glacier. More action is in store if you’d like to take an optional float trip on the Athabasca River on the way to Jasper National Park. Stay in the heart of the park where you’ll learn about the wildlife that call these stunning mountains home at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper (SF)

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DAY 9 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like: relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets of Jasper or join an optional guided alpine excursion to Mount Edith Cavell. (FB) DAY 10 JASPER – MOUNT ROBSON – LAC LE JEUNE F Head west over Yellowhead Pass and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies’ tallest peak at 3,959 metres (12,989 feet). Follow the Thompson River as you descend through the Columbia Mountains and arrive at your resort on the shores of Lac Le Jeune. Take a nature walk with an expert to the beaver dam at the end of the lake. This evening, enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions. (FB FD) Hotel: Lac Le Jeune Resort (MF) DAY 11 LAC LE JEUNE – DEPART VANCOUVER Returning to the Pacific coast, arrive back in Vancouver, where the journey ends for 11-day Land-only guests. Take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel downtown if you want to extend your stay in Vancouver. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. (FB) Holland America Line

19-Day Itinerary Including Alaska Cruise Reference: DBCI/Z/B DAY 1 TO DAY 10 These days will operate as shown on Best of Canada’s West Days 1-10. DAY 11 LAC LE JEUNE – VANCOUVER Returning to the Pacific coast, arrive back in Vancouver and settle in at your downtown hotel. Bid farewell to your Travel Director and enjoy the rest of the day on your own. (FB) Hotel: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 12 VANCOUVER – INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE (7 NIGHTS) Enjoy your day on your own until you are transferred to Canada Place, where you’ll board Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam for your 7-night luxury Glacier Bay Inside Passage cruise. (FB D) DAY 13 SCENIC CRUISING – INSIDE PASSAGE The Inside Passage winds between the continental shoreline and the great Pacific from Alaska down to the Pacific Northwest. Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands. (FB L D) DAY 14 SCENIC CRUISING – TRACY ARM & SAWYER GLACIERS – JUNEAU Famed naturalist John Muir said of Tracy Arm, “no ice-work that I have ever seen surpasses this.” The 42.2-kilometres-long fjord is home to numerous glaciers, calving enormous chunks of ice into the clear waters; countless waterfalls streaming down the lush mountainsides; and a ravishing wilderness you won’t soon forget. Arrive in Juneau, Alaska’s capital, and stroll its picturesque streets, visit a Gold Rush-era saloon or take an optional excursion to Tongass National Forest. (FB L D) DAY 15 SKAGWAY The Alaskan Gold Rush transformed Skagway from a sleepy hamlet to a riotous boomtown. Step into the town’s colourful past at The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park with its restored frontier-style storefronts and rustic wooden boardwalks. (FB L D) DAY 16 SCENIC CRUISING – GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK No roads lead to the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. Grizzly bears roam the seemingly endless spruce forests. Bald eagles soar upon the thermals. From the comfort of your ship, watch this landscape of immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers and imagine what Alaska was like before the first human stepped foot upon the land. (FB L D) DAY 17 KETCHIKAN Scenic, remote Ketchikan clings to the side of a steep hillside overlooking


the expanse of the northern Pacific. While ashore, check out the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. If you like, consider taking an optional guided tour through town, a harbour cruise or a floatplane flightseeing trip. If you’re craving excitement, opt to do some fishing (Ketchikan calls itself the salmon capital of the world), paddle a kayak through the clear waters or journey into the mountains on a jeep. (FB L D) DAY 18 SCENIC CRUISING INSIDE PASSAGE Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver through the famed Inside Passage. Take advantage of your ship’s superb facilities or simply relax on deck and watch the unmatched scenery glide by. (FB L D) DAY 19 DEPART VANCOUVER Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel downtown if you want to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before noon. (FB)

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

Butchart Gardens, Victoria

DAY 10 TO DAY 13 These days will operate as shown on Best of Canada’s West, Days 8-11.

11 Days Land-Only From NZ$3895 Per Person Twin Share Ref: DBCW 19 Days Land & Cruise From NZ$6036 Per Person Twin Share, Including Cruise Fees, Taxes & Tips Ref: DBCI, DBCZ, DBCB Caption

19 Days Land & Cruise Inside Stateroom Price per Person

Price per Person

Ocean-view Stateroom Price per Person

Verandah Stateroom Price per Person

Ends Vancouver

Twin Share

Single Supp. Option

Tue 30 Apr

Fri 10 May

3895

1125

Tue 30 Apr

Sat 18 May

5395

641

6036 2725 5775

641

6416 3100

6375

641

7016 3700

Tue 7 May Tue 14 May Tue 21 May Tue 28 May

Fri 17 May Fri 24 May Fri 31 May Fri 7 Jun

3895 3895 3895 3995

1125 1125 1125 1225

Tue 7 May Tue 14 May Tue 21 May Tue 28 May

Sat 25 May Sat 1 Jun Sat 8 Jun Sat 15 Jun

5475 5525 5525 5725

641 641 641 641

6116 6166 6166 6366

2800 2875 2875 3050

5850 5895 5895 6095

641 641 641 641

6491 6536 6536 6736

3175 3250 3250 3425

6525 6675 6675 6995

641 641 641 641

7166 7316 7316 7636

3850 4000 4000 4325

Tue 4 Jun Tue 11 Jun Tue 18 Jun Tue 25 Jun W Sun 30 Jun

Fri 14 Jun Fri 21 Jun Fri 28 Jun Fri 5 Jul Fri 12 Jul

3995 4150 4150 4150 5175

1225 1365 1365 1365 1770

Tue 4 Jun Tue 11 Jun Tue 18 Jun Tue 25 Jun Sun 30 Jun

Sat 22 Jun Sat 29 Jun Sat 6 Jul Sat 13 Jul Sat 20 Jul

5875 6025 6025 6025 7150

641 641 641 641 641

6516 6666 6666 6666 7791

3175 3325 3325 3325 3775

6295 6450 6450 6450 7550

641 641 641 641 641

6936 7091 7091 7091 8191

3600 3750 3750 3750 4175

7225 7375 7375 7375 8475

641 641 641 641 641

7866 8016 8016 8016 9116

4525 4675 4675 4675 5125

Tue 16 Jul Fri 19 Jul Fri 26 Jul Fri 2 Aug Fri 9 Aug

5175 4150 4150 4150 4150

1770 1365 1365 1365 1365

Thu 4 Jul Tue 9 Jul Tue 16 Jul Tue 23 Jul Tue 30 Jul

Wed 24 Jul Sat 27 Jul Sat 3 Aug Sat 10 Aug Sat 17 Aug

6925 6025 6025 6025 6025

641 641 641 641 641

7566 6666 6666 6666 6666

3575 3325 3325 3325 3325

7450 6450 6450 6450 6450

641 641 641 641 641

8091 7091 7091 7091 7091

4075 3750 3750 3750 3750

8875 7375 7375 7375 7375

641 641 641 641 641

9516 8016 8016 8016 8016

5425 4675 4675 4675 4675

Starts Vancouver

W Thu 4 Jul Tue 9 Jul Tue 16 Jul Tue 23 Jul Tue 30 Jul

Starts Vancouver

Ends Vancouver

Cruise Total Single Cruise Total Single Cruise Total Twin Fees & Twin Supp. Twin Fees & Twin Supp. Twin Fees & Twin Supp. Share Taxes † Share Option Share Taxes † Share Option Share Taxes † Share Option

Tue 13 Aug Tue 27 Aug

Fri 23 Aug Fri 6 Sep

4150 4150

1365 1365

Tue 13 Aug Tue 27 Aug

Sat 31 Aug Sat 14 Sep

5825 5750

641 641

6466 3125 6195 6391 3050 6125

641 641

6836 3500 6766 3425

6950 6795

641 641

7591 4250 7436 4100

Tue 3 Sep Tue 10 Sep

Fri 13 Sep Fri 20 Sep

4150 4150

1365 1365

Tue 3 Sep Tue 10 Sep

Sat 21 Sep Sat 28 Sep

5750 5675

641 641

6391 3050 6125 6316 2975 6050

641 641

6766 3425 6691 3350

6795 6650

641 641

7436 4100 7291 3975

† Cruise Fees, Taxes & Tips: These compulsory charges are levied by the cruise line and comprise a Non-Discountable Amount, Government Fees & Taxes, and tips/ gratuities to shipboard personnel - see page 133 for details. W Best of Canada’s West with Calgary Stampede (DBSW). Best of Canada’s West and Alaska Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise with Calgary Stampede (DBSI, DBSZ, DBSB). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

Triple Room Reduction Land Only

Quad Room Reduction NZ$374 Land Only

Land & Cruise Triple room/stateroom reduction SAVE up to Quad room/stateroom reduction SAVE up to Early Payment Discount 12 months NZ$390

10 months

NZ$581

Inside Ocean-view Verandah NZ$670 NZ$810 NZ$1220 NZ$1025 NZ$1230 NZ$1710

NZ$292

6 months

NZ$195

Single, Triple and Quad cruise staterooms are on request basis only.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$195 p.p.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on cruise.

Full payment for Land & Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure.

All prices are per person, twin share.

Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides land only. (Best of Canada’s West). NZ$117 Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides land only. (Best of Canada’s West with Calgary Stampede). NZ$131

For Trafalgar’s other great savings and discounts, air details, extra nights’ accommodation and transfers, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131.

Young Traveller Discount

NZ$390

WESTERN CANADA & ALASKA : DISCOVERY

11 Days Land-only

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Trans-Canadian Adventure The Canadian Train

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a private lunch, tour and tasting at a family-owned winery in Victoria and learn about their natural approach to pest control. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Enjoy a wildlife presentation in Jasper.

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

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

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• Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 13 nights First Class accommodation • VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian Train (Sleeper Touring class) from Jasper to Toronto • Private compartment with ensuite facilities that transforms into a bedroom at night with comfortable upper and lower berths • Delicious meals served in the Dining Car • Full access to the Skyline Car with its glass-dome ceiling, Park Car and lounges • All tips to train personnel included. • Round-trip ferry across the Strait of Georgia between Tsawassen and Swartz Bay • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 14 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

DAY 1 ARRIVE VANCOUVER E Welcome to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city and the jewel of British Columbia! Check into your hotel and spend some time exploring downtown Vancouver or perhaps take a walk on the harbour. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 2 VANCOUVER – STRAIT OF GEORGIA – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS) B Be swept away by sparkling Vancouver with its sweeping views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park and its towering totem poles and explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown with their cobbled streets. Travel by ferry to cross the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and Victoria, where you’ll see the lovely Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly balanced vintages carefully crafted with grapes farmed over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Indulge in a Be My Guest lunch featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines. Enjoy a private tour of the winery and learn how they have taken a more natural approach to pest control by using raptors to patrol the vineyards. This afternoon, tour the exhibits of cyde and free flight tropical butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens, an indoor world of tropical colour and sights and home to more than 3,000 butterflies. (FB BG) Hotel: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (F) DAY 3 VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Start your day with breakfast at the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Learn about the history of the gardens as well as current exhibits featuring flowers in their full summer bloom. Spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling its winding pathways, spotting colourful butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day on your own. Walk around town, do some shopping or perhaps join an optional whale-watching trip. (FB) DAY 4 VICTORIA – SEA-TO-SKY HIGHWAY – WHISTLER F Return to the mainland and board your motorcoach for the scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds between the glittering waters of Howe Sound and the soaring Coastal Mountains. Feel the spray on your face and listen to the thunder of the water at the 337-metre high (1,105-foot) Shannon Falls near the town of Squamish, once the southern terminal of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler and stretch your legs on a guided walking tour of the village that hosted part of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This evening, experience a progressive Highlight Dinner, enjoying your meal over the course of three restaurants in Whistler. Enjoy your appetiser and a drink at the first, your main meal at the second and round the evening off with dessert at a third local eatery. (FB HD) Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 5 WHISTLER – CACHE CREEK – KAMLOOPS Head east as you cross the Coast Mountains, and travel along remote Duffy Lake Road through some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. At historic Hat Creek Ranch, chat with costumed interpreters who introduce you to what life was like in the midst of the great gold rush of the 1860s. Before the gold rush brought prospectors and fortune seekers, the


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Duration: 14 Days Pace: Comfortable

14 Days from NZ$5725 per person twin share Ref: DBTW Price per Person Starts Vancouver

Ends Toronto

Single Supp.

Price per Person

Twin Share Option

Starts Vancouver

Ends Toronto

Tue 30 Apr Mon 13 May 5725 1185

Tue 9 Jul Tue 16 Jul Tue 23 Jul Tue 30 Jul

Mon 22 Jul Mon 29 Jul Mon 5 Aug Mon 12 Aug

Tue 7 May Tue 14 May Tue 21 May Tue 28 May

Mon 20 May Mon 27 May Mon 3 Jun Mon 10 Jun

5725 5725 5725 6495

1185 1185 1185 1360

Tue 4 Jun Tue 11 Jun Tue 18 Jun Tue 25 Jun

Mon 17 Jun Mon 24 Jun Mon 1 Jul Mon 8 Jul

6495 6495 6495 6495

1360 1360 1360 1360

Single Twin Supp. Share Option

10 months

1360 1360 1360 1360

Tue 13 Aug Mon 26 Aug 6495 1360 Tue 27 Aug Mon 9 Sep 6495 1360 Tue 3 Sep Mon 16 Sep Tue 10 Sep Mon 23 Sep

Triple Room Reduction Early Payment Discount 12 months NZ$573

6495 6495 6495 6495

NZ$429

6495 1360 6495 1360

NZ$585 6 months

NZ$286

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$286 p.p. Young Traveller Discount (5-12) NZ$573 All prices are per person, twin share. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides.

NZ$95

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Shuswap people lived in this verdant valley. Visit a local village where you can meet and talk with natives who still live close to the land. (FB) Hotel: The Thompson Hotel (F)

independent rail journey to Eastern Canada. Relax in your private Sleeper Touring class compartment with ensuite facilities, and settle in for one of the world’s great train journeys. (FB D) DAY 10 TO DAY 11 ONBOARD THE CANADIAN Enjoy your comfortable compartment, delicious meals and gracious service. Unwind with a drink in the welcoming lounge and be sure to spend some time in the open dome car with panoramic views of the passing landscape. As your rail adventure continues, experience all the natural glory of Canada: snowcapped mountains, pristine lakes, expansive prairies stretching to the horizon, sparkling rivers and endless evergreen forests. (FB L D) (FB L D)

DAY 6 KAMLOOPS – CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARKS – BANFF (2 NIGHTS) Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, home to old-growth rainforest and alpine meadows rich with wildflowers. Next, enter Glacier National Park and climb over stunning Rogers Pass—keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears. After crossing the Columbia River, you’ll be on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks and the Natural Bridge that spans the length of the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your quintessential alpine resort. (FB D) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F)

DAY 12 THE CANADIAN – TORONTO (2 NIGHTS) After breakfast, your train arrives in Toronto where you are met, welcomed to the city and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the sights of Toronto aboard a Hop-On, Hop-Off London-style, double-decker sightseeing tour bus. Or, if you wish, stroll the streets of Ontario’s cosmopolitan capital and explore on your own. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (MD)

DAY 7 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Then board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or join one of the many optional activities, including a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine, a river float trip down the Bow River or a fun-filled dinner show this evening. (FB)

DAY 13 NIAGARA FALLS EXCURSION H Experience the majesty of one of the world’s great natural wonders. Travel through Niagara Peninsula, a lush wine-growing region, before arriving at Niagara Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of the falls before boarding the Maid of the Mist for an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. You’ll have plenty of time for shopping and picture taking before continuing to the historic, picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Finish your unforgettable Niagara experience with a Wine Tasting at a local winery. (FB)

DAY 8 BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – JASPER j Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you’ll learn about the history and geology of the area on a short interpretive walk. Then, soak in the stunning scenery with its azure glacial waters surrounded by deep green forests and jagged snow-covered mountains. Head north amidst a landscape of towering peaks, thundering waterfalls and ancient glaciers, keeping an eye out for elk, black bear and mountain goat. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield when you board an Ice Explorer on the massive Athabasca Glacier. More action is in store if you’d like to take an optional float trip on the Athabasca River on the way to Jasper National Park. Stay in the heart of the park where you’ll learn about the wildlife that call these stunning mountains home at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a naturalist, your Local Expert on Jasper wildlife. (FB D) Hotel: Chateau Jasper (SF)

DAY 14 DEPART TORONTO Your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to Toronto International Airport. (FB)

Whistler Village

DAY 9 JASPER – THE CANADIAN (3 NIGHTS) Enjoy an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while strolling along the canyon’s trail past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. Spend the rest of the day on your own until it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and board the Canadian Train for your

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Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

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

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

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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


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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where Bell’s estate—Beinn Bhreagh—can be viewed from the rooftop gardens of the complex. Get a taste of that natural beauty on the famed Cabot Trail, a breathtaking journey around the tip of the island. Pass by sparkling blue bays and emerald-clad hillsides and quaint Margaree Harbour. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagle as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Return to Baddeck in the late afternoon. (FB) DAY 5 BADDECK – WOOD ISLANDS FERRY – CHARLOTTETOWN (2 NIGHTS) B Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before arriving at the “Birthplace of New Scotland,” lovely Pictou, which got its nickname from the waves of Scottish emigres who settled here. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island—the home of the beloved Anne of Green Gables. Visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and learn the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. Join your hosts for a Be My Guest dinner featuring authentic local cuisine. Then skirt the coast before travelling inland to picturesque Charlottetown. (FB BG) Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown (F) DAY 6 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Join a Local Guide today for an insider’s tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin with a visit to the fishing village of North Rustico with its pretty red-and-white lighthouse, built back in 1876. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island’s provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. Then explore a 40 kilometre (25 mile)

stretch of some of Canada’s most spectacular coastline set aside in Prince Edward Island National Park. Relish the sparkling waters, the striking red sandstone cliffs, the chattering shorebirds and the rolling sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass. Later, pay a visit to the quaint township of Cavendish and discover the gabled house that provided inspiration for the classic children’s story about a little orphan girl. Return to Charlottetown this evening for some time on your own. (FB) DAY 7 CHARLOTTETOWN – SHEDIAC BAY – MONCTON F H Return across the Northumberland Strait, this time via the Confederation Bridge—the longest bridge in the world over ice-covered water. Back in New Brunswick, head out onto the waters to learn about the art and science of lobstering; then enjoy a lobster Highlight Lunch onboard the boat (weather permitting). Return to land for a Wine Tasting, enjoying the famed fruit wines, before ending your day’s journey in Moncton, originally settled in 1766 by Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. This evening, join your travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB HL FD) Hotel: Delta Beausejour (F) DAY 8 MONCTON – HOPEWELL ROCKS – DEPART HALIFAX 5 Get out your Guinness Book of World Records this morning for a visit to the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world’s highest tide. Your Local Guide explains everything you need to know about these magnificently eroded rocks that tower above the churning sea. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers in Moncton where you will take a complimentary transfer to Halifax International Airport or to the hotel in Halifax for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7 p.m. (FB)

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

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Best of Eastern Canada Old Quebec City

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

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

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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

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

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

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DAY 6 MONTREAL – QUEBEC CITY (2 NIGHTS) I This morning, wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River, stopping at thundering Montmorency Falls, cascading down from nearly 30 metres (100 feet) taller than those at Niagara. On the way to Quebec City, enjoy a stop at a family-owned Copper Art Museum, a Local Speciality, where you will see a demonstration of how copper ore is transformed into beautiful works of art and browse the art gallery. You’ll even get to try your hand at creating a copper keepsake! This afternoon, find yourself within the fortified walls of old-world Quebec City with its artisanal bakeries, flower markets and lively cafes, offering a taste of Paris in the New World. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton Quebec (MD)

Niagara Falls, Canada

DAY 7 QUEBEC CITY SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Join your Local Guide on an exploration of the city, walking the narrow streets of the atmospheric Old Town and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle between the British and the French. Enjoy the afternoon on your own. Perhaps browse the city’s shops and galleries, visit a museum or simply sit and watch the world go by at a charming sidewalk cafe. (FB) DAY 8 QUEBEC CITY – OTTAWA SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS) Travel back into Ontario to Ottawa, Canada’s stately capital. Upon arrival, embark on an introductory tour of the city, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks with their exquisite gardens. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (MD)

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Enchanting Maritimes Prince Edward Island, Canada

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of local cuisine with your hosts at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and discover the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing on Prince Edward Island and at the Bay of Fundy.

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE BOSTON E Welcome to Boston! Get settled at your hotel and then set out on your own to spot some of Boston’s historical sites or just take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Omni Parker House (SF) DAY 2 BOSTON – FREDERICTON F Travel north through the forests of maple, birch and majestic white pine before crossing the border and arriving at Fredericton, the riverfront capital of New Brunswick. This evening, take a colourful walk through Canadian history at the Kings Landing Historical Park before savouring a Highlight Dinner with traditional music at the King’s Head Inn. (FB HD) Hotel: Delta Fredericton (F) DAY 3 FREDERICTON – HALIFAX (2 NIGHTS) Explore charming Fredericton, home to the University of New Brunswick, the stately Legislative Assembly building and the striking Christ Church Cathedral. Travel along the rugged coastline of the Bay of Fundy on your way to the site of the final battle between the French and English in the war over Canada—Fort Beausejour. Get a taste for military life here in the 1700s before ending the day in the vibrant city of Halifax. (FB) Hotel: The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites (F) DAY 4 HALIFAX SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME With your orientation to this sparkling port city, learn about Nova Scotia’s intimate ties to the Titanic and visit the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. This afternoon, breathe in the fresh salt air at Peggy’s Cove on St. Margaret’s Bay, delighting painters and photographers with its red lighthouse and colourful fishing village. Return to Halifax for an evening on your own. (FB)

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 11 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Lobster Cruise Highlight Lunch with wine in Shediac Bay • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Boston n 2 three-course dinners n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Charlottetown n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Fredericton n F Maine lobster Farewell Dinner with wine in Bar Harbor

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 11 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 12 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 5 HALIFAX – SHERBROOKE VILLAGE – BADDECK (2 NIGHTS) Head north to Jeddore Oyster Pond and the Fisherman’s Life Museum, which allows you to imagine the simple joys and struggles of a typical fisherman’s family in the early 1900s. Then stroll among the clapboard houses, visit the blacksmith’s shop and see the local school of Sherbrooke Village, a meticulously re-created lumber town from the late 19th century. Upon reaching Cape Breton Island, end your travels in the town of Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d’Or Lake. (FB D) Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge (MF) DAY 6 CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS & CABOT TRAIL EXCURSION Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where the inventor of the telephone chose to build his grand Canadian estate. Get a taste of the natural beauty that enchanted him on the famed Cabot Trail, a breathtaking journey around the tip of the island. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagle as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. (FB) DAY 7 BADDECK – WOOD ISLANDS FERRY – CHARLOTTETOWN (2 NIGHTS) B Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before arriving at the lovely harbour of Pictou. Cross the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and picturesque Charlottetown. Visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and learn the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. Join your hosts for a Be My Guest dinner featuring authentic local cuisine. (FB BG) Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown (F)

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

DAY 8 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Join a Local Guide today for an insider’s tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island’s provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. Later, pay a visit to the gabled house that provided inspiration for the beloved children’s classic, Anne of Green Gables. Return to Charlottetown and enjoy the evening on your own. (FB) DAY 9 CHARLOTTETOWN – SHEDIAC BAY – MONCTON F H Cross back over the Northumberland Strait, this time by the Confederation Bridge, an eight-mile-long engineering wonder. Back in New Brunswick, head out onto the waters to learn about the art and science of lobstering, then enjoy a lobster Highlight Lunch aboard the boat (weather permitting). Back on land, visit a local winery for a Wine Tasting of their famed fruit wines before ending your journey in Moncton, originally settled in 1766 by Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants. (FB HL D) Hotel: Delta Beausejour (F)

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Best of the Canyonlands Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Delight in an exclusive dinner with wine at a sand beach along the Colorado River. Toast your host under the fading sunlight. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about the formation of the Grand Canyon with a local specialist.

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

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 6 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 7 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE DENVER E Welcome to the Mile High City! Nestled between the High Plains and the majestic Rockies, Denver entices visitors and locals alike with sunny blue skies and snowcapped peaks. After settling in at your hotel, head out on your own to take in some of Denver’s attractions. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Grand Hyatt Denver (Deluxe) DAY 2 DENVER – VAIL – MOAB (2 NIGHTS) Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the resort destination of Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Later, arrive at your charming riverside lodge. Tonight is yours—perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs and a Western barbecue dinner at your ranch-style lodge. Or if you’re in the mood for more excitement, try a jetboat ride along the mighty Colorado, with a tasty dinner included. (FB) Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge (F) DAY 3 MOAB – CANYONLANDS & ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS B Today, embark on a journey to two national parks. Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park. From scenic overlooks at the Island in the Sky, to the remote canyons of the Maze, to the thunderous rapids of Cataract Canyon, a lifetime of exploration awaits. Also visit magnificent Arches National Park. Here, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches; wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Tonight venture along the Colorado for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner experience at a sand beach along the river. The fading sunlight is framed by towering red sandstone cliffs above your head. (FB BG)

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DAY 4 MOAB – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY F Travel south this morning through a mesmerizing landscape dotted with natural arches and rock formations, framed by the jagged Rockies in the distance. Crossing into Colorado, skirt the edge of the San Juan National Forest before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park. Between A.D. 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Explore some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world; then spend some time in the museum learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilization. This evening, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Highlight Dinner on the floor of Monument Valley and dine on tasty traditional cuisine. (FB HD) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge (NP) DAY 5 MONUMENT VALLEY – LAKE POWELL – GRAND CANYON (2 NIGHTS) You might experience a feeling of deja vu when you enter the wide-open expanse of Monument Valley—this scenic location has been preserved forever in classic films such as Stagecoach and The Searchers. Get up close and personal with this magnificent landscape of towering sandstone buttes and lovely desert vistas in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide. Then wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people, stopping at Cameron Trading

Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. On the way to the Grand Canyon, enjoy a sightseeing stop at the glittering Lake Powell, one of America’s most beautiful lakes. This afternoon, follow scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the stunning panoramic views from the South Rim. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 6 GRAND CANYON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME j F The day is yours to continue exploration of Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. This afternoon, meet with a Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon— you’ll become a geology expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. Toast your grand adventure and your new life-long memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB FD) DAY 7 GRAND CANYON – DEPART LAS VEGAS Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Hit the road again, stopping along famed Route 66 hot spots in Seligman and Kingman. Driving through these desert oases is like cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time. Then, it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas where you bid farewell to your Travel Director. A complimentary transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the hotel for those wishing to extend their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6:30 p.m. (FB)

Monument Valley, Utah

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Yellowstone Winter Adventure Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the first and largest canyon on the Yellowstone River and be amazed by the Lower Yellowstone Falls, which cascade down over 91 metres. • j Local Expert Visit a remote location on the Northeast section of Yellowstone which offers one of the best to search for wolf packs.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Bozeman Visit the Museum of the Rockies and see the jaw-dropping specimen of the world’s largest T-Rex skull. • Chico Hot Springs Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and take a relaxing dip in the natural hot springs. • Mammoth Enjoy access from your hotel to view the mineral terraces of the Mammoth Hot Springs. • Lamar Valley Discover the active winter wildlife with an expert. • Old Faithful See the famous Old Faithful Geyser, consistently erupting almost every 90 minutes. • Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Marvel at the 38-kilometre long canyon, the first along the Yellowstone River downstream from the Falls. • Lower Yellowstone Falls View the 31-metre high falls, almost twice as high as the Niagara Falls. • Grand Teton National Park Take a winter sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge to see the herds in their winter habitat. • Jackson Spend two nights in this Western town.

DAY 1 ARRIVE BOZEMAN E Welcome to Bozeman! Get settled in to your hotel and relax in preparation for the exciting days ahead in America’s first National Park. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn Bozeman (F) DAY 2 BOZEMAN – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS (2 NIGHTS) Discover the Museum of the Rockies, a world-class museum, founded in 1957, and best known for its vast collection of dinosaur fossils including the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skull. Take a scenic transfer through the snowy mountains of Montana stopping for a visit in Chico Hot Springs and bundle up for a ride in a horse-drawn wagon to the old town, the gold mine turned ghost town. And don’t forget your swimsuit—Chico Hot Springs boasts natural hot spring pools where you can soak, swim or just relax in the soothing water. Continue to your hotel and get settled in before enjoying an included dinner. (FB L D) Hotel: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (NP) DAY 3 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – LAMAR VALLEY EXCURSION j Get your cameras ready as you head out with a Local Expert to Lamar Valley, a remote location on the Northeast section of the park which offers one of the best spots for visitors to see Yellowstone’s wildlife, especially wolf packs. Gaze in awe at these powerful, beautiful and evasive predators in their winter habitat. As the park is less frequented in the winter months, the wildlife is more active, creating once-in-alifetime viewing opportunities. And it is not just wolves! Keep your eyes peeled for eagles, coyotes, bison, elk and moose. Then, it’s on to the

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

• Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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advantage of the activities only offered in the winter; strap on a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis and set off on the nearby trails, exploring Yellowstone up close and personal. (FB)

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quaint town of Cooke City where you can explore before heading back to the hotel for an evening on your own. (FB) DAY 4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – OLD FAITHFUL (2 NIGHTS) 5 Yellowstone is a wonderland of over 10,000 geysers, fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and steam vents and today you will get a chance to do some guided exploring of the park’s scenic wonders in special snowvans! Depart from your hotel with a Local Guide and head for the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the first and largest canyon on the Yellowstone River. Witness the Lower Yellowstone Falls, which cascade down over 91 metres, almost twice the height of Niagara Falls. After a full day of excitement, take this evening to relax at the hotel and enjoy an included dinner. (FB L D) Hotel: Old Faithful Snow Lodge (NP) DAY 5 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – OLD FAITHFUL FREE TIME This morning, maybe take an easy walk across the snowy terrain from your hotel to the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Old Faithful is called the most predictable geographical feature on Earth due to its consistent and continuous eruptions almost every 90 minutes. Each powerful eruption shoots 14,000 – 32,000 litres of boiling hot water at an average height of 44 metres. Spend some free time taking full

DAY 7 JACKSON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Take a delightful ride up the mountainside in a gondola from the Swiss-style Teton Village with some time afterward to browse the quaint shops, espresso stands and gift shop at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Take a docent-led tour at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, a 50,000-square-foot castle, home to some of the best wildlife art in the country. There is then time to cap off your adventures in Jackson as you please. Choose from a variety of optional excursions or relax at the hotel and enjoy the beautiful calm of the park’s winter landscape. This evening, join your fellow travellers and raise a toast to your fabulous adventure at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 8 DEPART JACKSON Your winter adventure comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to Jackson Airport. (FB)

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DAY 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK – JACKSON (2 NIGHTS) Travel down to gorgeous Grand Teton National Park this morning to witness the breathtaking views of the peaks that Theodore Roosevelt described as “what mountains are supposed to look like.” Then venture to the National Elk Refuge and partake in a picturesque sleigh ride to view wild elk and their breathtaking winter habitat at the base of the Grand Tetons. The National Elk Refuge is the world’s largest wintering concentration of elk. From the sleigh, get an up close look at the elk, which number in the thousands here, and take in the beauty of the valley known as Jackson Hole. This afternoon, depart for Jackson. (FB L) Hotel: Antler Inn (MF)

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Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos

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

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Jackson View the famous landmark of tangled elk antlers; enjoy an evening of Western entertainment. • Grand Teton National Park Journey through dramatic scenery and stop at beautiful Jenny Lake. • Yellowstone National Park Discover the natural wonders, including geysers, mud pots, bubbling pools and Yellowstone Falls, in America’s first National Park. • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre and learn about the Wild West. • The Ranch at Ucross Stay on a real working dude ranch; enjoy an evening campfire with s’mores; choose from a range of included activities. • Black Hills Spend two nights in the gold rush boomtown of Keystone; explore the area and feel the spirit of the Wild West. • Crazy Horse Behold the spectacle of this giant American Indian memorial. • Mount Rushmore Visit this iconic American monument. • Bear Country USA Enjoy a drive through this unique wildlife park and see young bears up close during a walk through the Wildlife Centre. • Hill City Ride through the scenic Black Hills aboard the historic steam engine1880 Train.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts: 5 full breakfasts n 2 continental breakfasts • 1 lunch • 5 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Salt Lake City n 1 three-course dinner n Chuckwagon dinner in Jackson n Ranch-style dinner at the Ranch
at Ucross n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Keystone

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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Western family fun DAY 1 ARRIVE SALT LAKE CITY E Welcome to Salt Lake City! Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out on your own to see some of the main attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director at the hotel. (KP) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (SF) DAY 2 SALT LAKE CITY – JACKSON Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago, cross the famous Oregon Trail and follow the historic Snake River to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. Passing through the town’s famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers, walk back into history as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops—all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. Come nightfall enjoy a Western-style Chuckwagon dinner and show. (FB D) Hotel: Antler Inn (MF) DAY 3 JACKSON – GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) j Rise early if you’d like to rollick down the Snake River on an optional fun and educational wilderness float trip. Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park and beautiful Jenny Lake, and journey on into the world’s first National Park, spectacular Yellowstone. This is truly a wonderland of over 10,000 geysers, fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. At the Visitor Centre, learn amazing facts about Yellowstone—kids can even earn their Junior Ranger Badge. Join your Local Expert for a guided stroll around the boardwalks of the West Thumb Geyser Basin visiting such colourful spots as Abyss Pool, Thumb Paint Pots and the storied Fishing Cone. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Discover Yellowstone’s most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of hot gushing geysers and countless brilliantly-coloured simmering thermal springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. Your senses will be assaulted by the roar of steam, the thunder of a waterfall, the bellowing of bison and awe-inspiring views at every turn—sights and sounds that make for an experience you’ll be talking about for years. (FB) DAY 5 YELLOWSTONE – CODY – THE RANCH AT UCROSS Travel down, down, down into the Shoshone Canyon and the rugged Absaroka Mountains until you reach the rustic Wild West town of Cody, named after Buffalo Bill Cody. Explore the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the world’s largest collection of Western artifacts. This afternoon, enjoy stunning scenery as you cross the Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest. Get ready for a taste of the true Wild West and cowboy lifestyle as you arrive at the Ranch at Ucross in Clearmont, an Old-West working dude ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. When the dinner bell calls all hands to chow, put on your finest cowboy duds and kick up your heels at a typical Ranch-style


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dinner. End the evening under the stars ‘round a roaring fire with gooey s’mores and entertaining campfire fun. (FB D) Hotel: The Ranch at Ucross (F) DAY 6 THE RANCH AT UCROSS – CRAZY HORSE – KEYSTONE (2 NIGHTS) After a hearty breakfast, enjoy activities galore on the ranch—all included! Learn about life on a working ranch as you rub elbows with true wranglers. Saddle up for a horseback ride around the ranch lands. See how far you can cast that fishing line to catch brown or rainbow trout in Piney Creek. Challenge your travelling mates to a game of tennis or horseshoes…with bragging rights for the rest of the trip at stake! Or simply relax poolside and take in the serenity of this wonderful resort. After an included lunch, re-board the motorcoach and head east through the national grassland to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota. At Thunderhead Mountain, gaze in awe at the Crazy Horse Memorial. A work in progress being carved into the mountainside, the “world’s largest sculpture” honours the famous war chief of the Lakota people. Reach the quaint “City of Gold”, Keystone, once a gold mining boomtown. This evening watch the moving ceremonial lighting of America’s favourite presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You may have seen pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the 60-foot sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. (FB L) Hotel: K - Bar - S Lodge (MF)

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DAY 7 KEYSTONE AND BLACK HILLS EXCURSION F The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a wildlife park featuring the world’s largest private collection of American black bear. Enjoy a drive through this spectacular and unique wildlife park and then walk through the Wildlife Centre, where young and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Then it’s… All Aboard! Ride on board the 1880 Train, an authentic steam engine train, from Hill City back to Keystone. Hear the bellow of the engine and the whine of the whistle as you wind your way through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Black Hills. There is still time to relax or take a plunge in the hotel swimming pool. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring an American Indian dancer and storyteller. (CB FD) DAY 8 KEYSTONE – FORT LARAMIE – DEPART DENVER Follow the trail to old Fort Laramie, the best-known milepost on the Oregon Trail. At the fort’s living history exhibits, learn about the harsh world of the pioneer family as they fought distance, unforgiving terrain and weather to reach Oregon—and the native tribes who gave their lives trying to prevent it. Your Wild West adventure comes to an end at the Mile High city of Denver where stops are made at Denver International Airport or, if you’re extending your stay, at the hotel in downtown Denver. Please do not schedule any flights before 8 p.m. (CB)

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The Trailblazer Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE LAS VEGAS E Welcome to Las Vegas! Check into your hotel and then enjoy the afternoon to familiarise yourself with the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with a stroll down The Strip. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (SF) DAY 2 LAS VEGAS – ROUTE 66 – SEDONA Say good-bye to Sin City and hit the “Mother Road” on historic Route 66. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Travel south through the fragrant pine groves of the Kaibab National Forest on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona, a lovely town situated in the high desert of Arizona. (FB D) Hotel: Poco Diablo Resort (F) DAY 3 SEDONA – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK j This morning, enjoy some free time to stroll the pedestrian-friendly streets, browse a gallery full of local art inspired by the striking landscapes and pure mountain light, or just relax with a cup of coffee and a croissant at a cosy bakery. If adventure’s more your thing, take an optional excursion by jeep into Red Rock Country. Then depart for Oak Creek Canyon where you will gaze at the red cliffs and crystal pools from a panoramic viewpoint above it all. Then meet with a Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon—you’ll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP)

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 4 GRAND CANYON – MONUMENT VALLEY – LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS) j Rise early to catch the first light washing over the canyon. Then, leave the canyon following Desert View Drive and wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people. Stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. Traverse the badlands of the Painted Desert—the rugged landscape changing hour by hour as the sun illuminates the eroded stone of the desert floor. Visit the Code Talkers Exhibit in Kayenta and learn how the Navajos were one of America’s greatest secret’s during World War II. Continue on to striking Monument Valley where you’ll hop aboard an open-air vehicle to explore the magnificent mesas and iconic rock formations. Even more spectacular visits await as you arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell, one of America’s most beautiful lakes. Tonight, meet with a naturalist, your Local Expert, for a fascinating slideshow about the ecology and survival strategies of the desert wildlife of the Colorado Plateau. (FB D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort & Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) (F) DAY 5 LAKE POWELL FREE TIME The day is yours. Rise early for an adventurous hike or relax in the sun on the shores of this 186-mile-long lake, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam. Gather some of your travelling companions for an optional raft excursion down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting magnificent Antelope Canyon. If you want to hit the water, go kayaking or fish for striped bass and bluegill in one of the lake’s glittering bays. (FB)

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200 species of birds that call the park home. Or join a park ranger to learn more about the park on one of the many daily programs. This evening, share your adventures with your travelling companions at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 8 ZION – DEPART LAS VEGAS From Zion, head west to the thriving town of St. George, nestled between the Mojave Desert and the cool Pine Valley Mountains, and home to Utah’s first Mormon temple. Travel along one of the most expensive sections of interstate ever constructed as you wind your way through the Virgin River Gorge on your way to the flat expanses of the Mojave Desert and the neon lights of Las Vegas. A complimentary transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to the hotel in Las Vegas if you’d like to extend your stay. Please do not schedule flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

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DAY 6 LAKE POWELL – BRYCE CANYON & ZION NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) Continue your journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion. You may even spot one of the park’s bristlecone pines, the world’s longest-living trees. Depart Bryce Canyon for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. You’ll be amazed by the petrified sandstone formation of Checkerboard Mesa and the otherworldly Zion Canyon. Throughout your stay, you’ll never be far from the natural glories of Zion; even your room has a view of the canyon. (FB) Hotel: The Majestic View Lodge (F) DAY 7 ZION NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F You have the entire day to immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs during a stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than

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

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE PHOENIX – SCOTTSDALE E Howdy partners! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know this desert oasis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool before gussying up for the 6 p.m. Kick-off Party where you’ll meet your Travel Director and spend some time jawin’ with your travelling buddies. (KP) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town (MF) DAY 2 SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – WILLIAMS A drive through the Sonoran Desert brings you to Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Take a minute to ponder the Sinagua Indians’ life here in the desert before heading to Sedona in spectacular Red Rock Country. Climb into a jeep for a rip-roarin’ ride into spectacular Dry Creek Basin. At the old Van Deren Cabin, learn what it was really like to be a cowboy in the Old West. After a stunning drive through Oak Creek Canyon and ponderosa pine forests, arrive in the historic railroad town of Williams—right on old Route 66 and gateway to the Grand Canyon. (FB D) Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F) DAY 3 WILLIAMS – GRAND CANYON RAILWAY – GRAND CANYON j This morning, watch out for the infamous Cataract Creek Gang, as lowly a group of varmints that ever rode the range! Then, climb aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway, you’ll pass through majestic Ponderosa Pines, the high desert and the Kaibab National Forest while hearing tall tales and folklore about the area. Keep your eye out for wildlife—it’s not uncommon to spot elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope sauntering through this wild and woolly region. Nothing on earth can prepare you

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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for the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world, more than 1.7 billion years in the making! With a Local Expert, you’ll learn how the Grand Canyon was formed and become a rock expert yourself as you examine samples from the colourful sedimentary layers formed as the sea washed in again and again. As the sun sets, join your Travel Director for an unforgettable walk along the rim. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 4 GRAND CANYON – MONUMENT VALLEY – LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS) j Fred Grofe was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch—and maybe whistle—in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Drive along Desert View Drive, featuring jaw-dropping views of the Grand Canyon, before entering Navajo Country. Here you can poke around the historic Cameron Trading Post and hunt for a great piece of Southwest Native American art. Next stop: the Code Talkers Exhibit in Kayenta. Learn how the Navajos were one of America’s greatest secret weapons in World War II and why GIs were ordered to protect the Wind Talkers with their lives. You’ll also see why Monument Valley is a favourite location for movie directors. As you’re bouncing along the valley floor in an open-air vehicle, you can just imagine John Wayne leading the U.S. Cavalry on a ride along the magnificent mesas. Wrap up your exciting day at a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at amazing Lake Powell. Kick off your boots and have some fun at a poolside pizza dinner! After, enjoy a super cool slide show presentation by a Local Expert all about the striking geology and survival strategies of the desert wildlife of the Canyonlands. (FB D) Hotel: Lake Powell Resort & Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) (F)

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Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. Soon you’ll arrive at magical Bryce Canyon for the last two nights of your Wild West adventure. (FB) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F) DAY 7 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Exploring Bryce Canyon is like entering a weird and eerie world, with sandstone spires called hoodoos creating a landscape that is a playground for the imagination. Explore the rim of a great amphitheatre stopping at various look-outs to snap pictures of fairytale castles, wondrous cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, all carved out of stone by Mother Nature. This afternoon you’re free to blaze your own trail. Later, put on your cowboy boots and Stetsons for a Western Farewell Dinner filled with good food and good fun. (FB FD) DAY 8 BRYCE – DEPART LAS VEGAS Travelling down through the scenic Virgin River Gorge, make your way into southern Nevada and to fabulous Las Vegas, where your adventures in the great West come to an end. A complimentary transfer takes you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you’re extending your stay, to the hotel in Las Vegas. Please do not schedule flights before 6:30 p.m. (FB)

DAY 5 LAKE POWELL FREE TIME Enjoy a free day to roam the range. Optional activities include a fun float down the Colorado River, a cruise on spectacular Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon with views of Glen Canyon Dam. Or maybe you’ll dive into some of the many aquatic activities at Lake Powell Marina—the choice is yours! (FB) DAY 6 LAKE POWELL – ZION & BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) You’ll be awestruck by the towering cliffs and massive canyon walls of Zion Canyon. Riding the park’s shuttle, marvel at how the Virgin River cut through the sandstone to create one of Mother Nature’s most stupendous wonders. Enjoy hiking? There’s an easy trek to the Emerald Pools, where splendid views and waterfalls will make the family happier than a crowd of cowpokes at chow time. There’s also a more strenuous hike to Angel’s Landing, which will prove a big pay-off with its amazing views of the canyon. Leaving Zion, drive along the Mount Carmel Highway and watch out for more spectacular formations like the

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Take an exclusive tour of a family-owned winery in Sonoma and enjoy an alfresco lunch with the vineyards as your backdrop. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Taste and learn about baking fortune cookies in San Francisco.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • San Francisco Tour the highlights of the City by the Bay. • Sonoma Valley Visit a local winery, enjoy wine tasting and see the beautiful historic Sonoma Plaza. • Napa Valley Enjoy wine tasting and dinner aboard the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train. • Sacramento Travel to Old Sacramento, a typical town of the Gold Rush era. • Lake Tahoe Discover this amazing lake, the largest alpine lake in North America. • Mono Lake View the breathtaking scenery. • Yosemite National Park Explore Yosemite Valley and admire the iconic Half Dome, El Capitan and waterfalls. • Salinas Valley Travel to the “Salad Bowl of the World” and discover what makes Monterey County the number one vegetable growing region in the world. • Carmel Stop in this quaint seaside community. • Monterey Visit Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. • Monterey Peninsula Journey along the spectacular 17-Mile Drive. • Roaring Camp Step back in time to a logging camp of the 1880s. • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Marvel at the famous giant coast redwood trees.

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

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DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to San Francisco, the City by the Bay! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the “Sea Lebrities”, the pier’s resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I F As the mist rises over the bay, the great city of San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to fashionable Union Square. There’s a story around every corner of San Francisco, and you have some time this afternoon to follow your own path before gathering for a guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States. Sample fortune cookies, a Local Speciality, and then celebrate your discoveries at a sumptuous Chinese Banquet Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD) DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO – SONOMA – NAPA B F You may leave your heart in San Francisco, but be sure to bring your appetite to Sonoma, the heart of California’s wine country. Visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour. Relax amidst the vines during a lovely alfresco Be My Guest lunch, where you’ll be served local wines, olive oil, artisan cheese and succulent cured meats. Napa Valley’s sun-dappled fields, lush vineyards and fragrant flowers provide an idyllic backdrop for your next adventure. After checking in at your hotel, board the Napa Valley Wine Train’s lovingly restored Pullman cars for a taste of the golden age of rail travel. Journey through the magical twilight of a Napa evening as you indulge in a gourmet Highlight Dinner and wine tasting. (FB BG HD) Hotel: River Terrace Inn Napa (SF)

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DAY 4 NAPA – SACRAMENTO – LAKE TAHOE Rise early this morning for an unforgettable optional hot air balloon ride over the lush Napa Valley. Then travel east to the state historic park of Old Sacramento, where you can experience life during the 19th-century California Gold Rush. Travel from the fertile Sacramento River valley to the alpine splendour of Lake Tahoe, its clear blue waters surrounded by evergreen pines and rocky outcrops. In season, choose to take a gondola ride for unparalleled views of the lake and nearby mountains. If you like, enjoy an optional sunset dinner cruise on the lake as you savour the magnificent views and magical mountain light. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel & Ski Resort (SF) DAY 5 LAKE TAHOE – MONO LAKE – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Lying just east of the Sierra Nevada, Mono Lake feels like another world. Its salty waters and limestone formations called “tufa towers” were once part of a great inland lake that covered most of Nevada and Utah. Currently, migrating birds use Mono Lake as a resting point on their journeys to South America or tropical seas. Snow-covered for much of the year, stunning Tioga Pass is the perfect entry point to the Golden State’s most famous National Park. Descend from the Sierra Nevada into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (SF)

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

San Francisco, California

DAY 6 YOSEMITE – SALINAS VALLEY – CARMEL – MONTEREY (2 NIGHTS) Head west today into Salinas Valley, and join an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques of the region. After cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, stop in the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops, wander down to the water’s edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a sidewalk cafe. Travel north to Monterey for two nights. (FB) Hotel: The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay (SF) DAY 7 MONTEREY PENINSULA & BIG SUR EXCURSION F Experience the glories of the California coast on your day trip to Big Sur. Highway 1 hugs the rocky cliffs, high above the dazzling Pacific. Hidden coves with sandy beaches, towering redwoods touching the sky and dolphins and sea lions cavorting in the clear waters—Big Sur’s natural majesty will take your breath away. Return to Monterey for a tour of Cannery Row, made famous by native Californian John Steinbeck. Enjoy some free time at lively, picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf, home to restaurants, shops and vibrant street life, or join an optional tour to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner including a wine pairing. (FB FD)

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Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with wine and a private tour of a winery with your local hosts in Sonoma. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Tour San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighbourhood with an expert guide and recapture the flower-power spirit of the 1960s. • I Local Speciality Embark on a food tasting adventure at the local farmer’s market in San Francisco. n Taste and learn about fortune cookies. n Sample and learn about the making of sparkling wine in Calistoga. n Enjoy a tour and tasting at an Olive Press in Sonoma.

Sightseeing Highlights • San Francisco Enjoy a city tour exploring the main attractions; take a guided walk through Chinatown. • Sonoma and Napa Valley Journey along the scenic Valley of the Moon, Carneros Highway and Silverado Trail, dotted with wineries. • Ravenswood Winery Blend your own wine at a private seminar. • Sonoma Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza for some shopping at quaint boutiques. • St. Helena Enjoy a tour and tasting followed by a picnic lunch at V. Sattui Winery. • Clos Pegase Enjoy the art and sample the varietals during this guided visit. • Castello di Amorosa Enjoy a private guided tour of the castle followed by a tasting of five wines. • Nicholson Ranch Winery Admire the sweeping views and taste fine wines on this exclusive tour. • Domaine Carneros Tour the winery, visit the beautiful chateau and enjoy a tasting of various sparkling wines. • m Small Group Sightseeing In San Francisco, enjoy an expert guided tour of Haight Ashbury and the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • H Wine Tasting Create and sample your own wine at a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery.

Castillo di Amarosa, Calistoga DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to San Francisco and Wine Country! After checking in at your hotel, feel free to start your discovery of San Francisco and get a preview of the many sites you will visit in the coming days. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING I m j K After a leisurely breakfast, begin your day with a Local Speciality with a visit to San Francisco’s famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market for a food-tasting adventure and Small Group Sightseeing. After some time on your own for lunch at Fishermans Wharf, set out for a real insider’s experience of Haight Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation in the ‘60s. Join a Local Expert for a Small Group Sightseeing walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead and learn about the impact of the alternative rock culture on San Francisco and the world. This evening, join your Travel Director on a walking tour through Chinatown, exploring the neighbourhood’s fascinating history. Inhale the pungent scents of the tea and herbal shops, admire the Chinese-style buildings, and enjoy a Local Speciality during a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie Factory

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

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to watch how fortune cookies are made. Tonight, enjoy a Your Choice Dining experience when you select a dinner location from one of four San Francisco restaurants. (FB YC) DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO AT LEISURE You have the entire day to explore glorious, exciting, eccentric San Francisco on your own. Ride the cable cars, shop Union Square, or visit the museums and gardens of Golden Gate Park. If you’re a foodie, you can eat your way through San Francisco’s eclectic neighbourhoods on an optional Tastes of the City tour. You can also venture further away on optional trips to Carmel and Monterey, Muir Woods National Monument or Yosemite National Park. Your Travel Director will be happy to help make any arrangements for you. (FB) DAY 4 SAN FRANCISCO – SONOMA – NAPA (4 NIGHTS) I H Leave your hearts in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California’s world-renowned Wine Country. Pass through the quaint towns of Glen Ellen and Kenwood before arriving in Sonoma for some at leisure time and lunch on your own. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano—the last California mission built—and browse the unique gift shops. Enjoy a Local Speciality during a visit to an Olive Press in Sonoma where you take a tour and learn about the harvesting process and making of olive oil. This afternoon, retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery and create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel for a Wine Tasting. (FB) Hotel: River Terrace Inn (SF)

DAY 7 CALISTOGA EXCURSION I F Travel the scenic drive north to St. Helena. Then, join a guided private tour of Castello di Amorosa, a 107-room, Tuscan-style castle and winery. Learn the Local Speciality of the castle vintners who combine traditional wine making methods with modern technology to produce wines similar to the hand-crafted wines from Italy’s Tuscany and Umbria regions. And, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting, of course! Lunch is on your own in downtown Calistoga, noted for its hot springs and geyser. Continue on to explore the art and vineyards of the award-winning winery Clos Pegase and sample some of its estate wines. This evening, the tables are turned as you join a hands-on cooking class at a famous culinary school. You’ll group into teams with your fellow travellers and prepare a delicious four-course gourmet meal alongside top chef instructors. When finished, toast your efforts with a glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvres before enjoying the fruits of your labour at a Farewell Dinner with a wine pairing of locally produced wines. (FB FD) DAY 8 NAPA – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO I Wrap up your Wine Country sojourn this morning with a tour of the beautiful chateau and vineyards of Domaine Carneros. Learn the Local Speciality secrets of sparkling wine production and toast your fellow travellers with a seated wine tasting of sparkling wines. Before you know it, it will be time to say one last ‘Cheers’ in California—take your complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the hotel in San Francisco if you are extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 5 p.m. (FB)

DAY 5 NAPA VALLEY EXCURSION F B Starting with a visit to downtown Napa and the Oxbow public market, today is a day devoted to tasting the savoury, sweet, salty and spicy flavours of California Wine Country. Sample creamy, pungent and delicate locally produced artisan cheeses; nibble on cured salami and speciality sausages; and sate your sweet tooth with a tasting of decadent chocolates. You’ll have a chance to shop for your own treats before travelling on to the quaint town of St. Helena and the V. Sattui Winery. After touring the winery, prepare your palate for an outstanding selection of wines for a wine tasting then relax at a picnic Highlight Lunch on the beautiful grounds. This evening in Sonoma, celebrate a wonderful holiday with a Be My Guest dinner at a winery where you’ll also enjoy a private tour and sample estate-produced wines. (FB HL BG) DAY 6 NAPA AT LEISURE You have a free day to explore Napa on your own! Spend the day around town, enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the charming restaurants or shop for antiques and crafts. If you are feeling extra adventurous, join an optional sunrise balloon flight over the vineyards or a journey through the bucolic countryside with lunch aboard the vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. (FB)

Ramekins Cooking School, Sonoma

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Q Yosemite National Park

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about the park’s famous black bears at a presentation in Yosemite National Park. • I Local Speciality Visit a fortune cookie factory in San Francisco.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • San Francisco Explore the city; visit the California Academy of Sciences. • Gold Country Learn about California’s Gold Rush and pan for gold. • Lake Tahoe Ride the Lake Tahoe Gondola for the best views of the lake. • Mono Lake Experience breathtaking vistas and learn from an expert naturalist about this otherworldly lake and natural wonderland. • Yosemite National Park View and learn about the park’s stunning waterfalls and monoliths with a Park Ranger aboard a private open-air tram; spend two nights soaking up the park’s wildlife and scenery. • Salinas Valley Join an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques. • 17-Mile Drive Admire the spectacular coastal scenery as you journey along this famous scenic road. • Carmel Discover this California coast jewel, a top-ten destination in the USA. • Monterey Join an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium; go kayaking or explore by bicycle; enjoy a Classic California Beach Party. • Roaring Camp Ride aboard a historic steam train and admire the giant California Redwood trees.

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

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DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the City by the Bay! Take your complimentary transfer to the hotel, perfectly situated right on the Embarcadero waterfront. Gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow adventureseekers for a Kick-off Party at 6 p.m. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F I Let’s see if you’ll leave your heart in this great city! See the many city sights, including Pier 39’s sea lions, known as the “Sea Lebrities,” the “Painted Ladies” of Alamo Square and so much more! One of the most exciting spots in town is the California Academy of Sciences—an aquarium, a planetarium and a natural history museum all rolled into one. You’ll be among the 40,000 creatures that creep, crawl, fly, slither, waddle and swim in this one-of-a-kind museum. Dinner this evening is a delicious chinese banquet Highlight Dinner in Chinatown. But first, explore the many alleys and stop by the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. You’re in luck—these famous Local Specialities, fortune cookies, are as fresh as they come! (FB HD) DAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO – GOLD COUNTRY – LAKE TAHOE Head toward Sacramento and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. This is where gold was found in 1848, spurring the legendary Gold Rush. Learn golden nuggets of knowledge as you visit a replica of the mill and see if you can strike it rich panning for gold! Later, continue to Lake Tahoe, where you’ll be treated to heavenly views from the Lake Tahoe Gondola. Save some pixels on that camera, because coming up is the 2,781-metre high observation platform on The Deck. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel & Ski Resort (SF)

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DAY 4 LAKE TAHOE – MONO LAKE – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) j Now it’s time to venture to another planet—or at least a place that looks like another planet. Between one and three million years old, Mono Lake seems to come from another place, thanks to its odd-looking limestone formations called “tufa towers.” Learn about the lake’s history at the Mono Lake Visitor Centre and get interesting accounts about its history, geology and rich birdlife from an expert naturalist. Next, travel over the Tioga Pass (weather permitting) to Yosemite National Park. Gather ‘round a Local Expert and learn about the park’s famous black bears and why you better not leave out any picnic baskets. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite View Lodge (MF) DAY 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yosemite National Park is awesome! You and your wide-eyed compadres will be introduced to Yosemite Valley’s most famous icons as you ride aboard a private open-air tram while a Park Ranger gives you the scoop on the park’s history, geology, and plant and animal life. Be sure to take the easy hike to the Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in the United States. This afternoon is free to pursue your own interests! You might want to take a bike ride on 19 kilometres (12 miles) of paved trail, rent a raft for a float down the Merced River or attend one of the many ranger presentations offered daily. Your Travel Director will be on hand to help you plan your day! This evening, after a yummy barbecue Highlight Dinner, enjoy gooey s’mores around the campfire. (FB HD) DAY 6 YOSEMITE – SALINAS VALLEY – CARMEL – MONTEREY (2 NIGHTS) Head west today into Salinas Valley, also known as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” where you join an agricultural education tour to discover what makes Monterey County the number one vegetable growing region in the world. Later, when approaching the breathtaking California coast, look out for the Lone Cypress Tree along 17-Mile Drive, a stunning coastline rich in marine life and beautiful mansions. Drive along the top-ranked Pebble Beach Golf Links and wonder how anyone can focus on their swing with such amazing views to distract them! Spend some free time exploring the village of Carmel, where quaint cottages look like they’ve been plucked from the pages of a storybook. Travel on to Monterey, where John Steinbeck’s life and work come to life at Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. (FB) Hotel: The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay (SF)

DAY 8 MONTEREY – ROARING CAMP – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO Heading inland towards the Santa Cruz mountains, arrive at Roaring Camp, the coolest train depot this side of the Mississippi. Here you’ll ride into the past aboard an authentic narrow-gauge steam train that’ll take you over trestles and through towering California Redwood groves. Along the way, conductors narrate the history of the railroad and surrounding giants of the forest. As the train hisses to a stop, it’ll be time to disembark into the 21st century and conclude your amazing California adventure. A complimentary transfer will take you to San Francisco International Airport and, for guests extending their stay, back to the hotel in San Francisco. Please do not schedule any flights before 4:30 p.m. (FB)

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DAY 7 MONTEREY SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F There’s something special in store for you today—a private behind-the-scenes look at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Before the aquarium even opens, this exciting tour gives you a chance to interact with staff and see the marine life in a whole new way. Afterward, enjoy free time to take in the aquarium’s various exhibits at your own pace.

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Discover the Giant Octopus which, in the open ocean, can grow up to 9 metres (30 feet) long and weigh nearly 272 kilograms (600 pounds); the Kelp Forest, one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world; the stunning one-million gallon Outer Bay, home to giant tunas, sharks and turtles; or maybe explore the ocean at Splash Zone, where you can dive into a kelp forest and see sharks and penguins. Later, you have a choice of included activities—you might take a kayak for a paddle on Monterey Bay or hop on a bicycle and pedal from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Lighthouse! Tonight, gather up the gang and head to the beach for a classic Beach Party Farewell Dinner complete with grass huts, tiki torches and a roaring bonfire. Enjoy a scrumptious barbecue and ice cream sundae bar, followed by delectable s’mores and games of beach volleyball and bocce! (FB FD)

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O Griffith Observatory Los Angeles, California

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

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Santa Monica n K Your Choice Dining in Las Vegas n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Old Town San Diego

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DAY 1 ARRIVE LOS ANGELES (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the City of Angels! After checking in at your hotel, spend the afternoon exploring this great city on your own before gathering this evening at 6 p.m. at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Beverly Hilton (MD) DAY 2 HOLLYWOOD & SANTA MONICA SIGHTSEEING F As the sun rises on Los Angeles, head to the hills for a view of the famed Hollywood sign. Then take a stroll along the Walk of Fame and see Grauman’s Chinese Theater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Speaking of the Academy Awards, enjoy a private tour of the Kodak Theater, current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, follow the sleek, stylish Angelenos to beachside Santa Monica with its pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade and its iconic pier, which stretches out over the sun-kissed Pacific. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner tonight in one of Santa Monica’s renowned restaurants. (FB HD) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES AT LEISURE Los Angeles is the city of dreams. Pursue yours today, whether it’s a trip to Venice Beach, shopping at Rodeo Drive boutiques or a visit to the renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you like, take an optional excursion to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park and enjoy the Studio Tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making. This evening is on your own to enjoy a night on the town—take in a show or linger over a gourmet dinner. Whatever you wish, your Travel Director can help you plan your day. (FB) DAY 4 LOS ANGELES – CALICO GHOST TOWN – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS) K Travel east into the deserts of California until you reach the ghost town of Calico. Founded in 1881 on the heels of the largest silver strike in the state, the town was abandoned just 20 years later. Today, walk among

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DAY 5 LAS VEGAS AT LEISURE The day is yours and the choices are endless: Hit the casinos, do some shopping and maybe enjoy lunch at one of the elegant restaurants that have put Vegas on the culinary map. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam, or soar over the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon to walk on the breathtaking glass Sky Walk overlooking the West Rim. Exhausted by the possibilities? Why not lounge by the hotel pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage? (FB) DAY 6 LAS VEGAS – TEMECULA – SAN DIEGO (2 NIGHTS) H Say good-bye to Sin City and head back to California, travelling through the lovely town of Temecula, situated among rolling hills dotted with vineyards. Enjoy a visit to a local winery in Temecula Valley for a guided tour and private Wine Tasting. Continue to laid-back San Diego, site of the first Spanish mission in California. (FB) Hotel: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (MD)

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Golden West Contrasts with Disneyland Resort Extension Reference: DGWA

Extend your holiday with a full day visit to the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. Explore eight fantastic “lands” at the original Disneyland® Park or discover Disney California Adventure™ Park and immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating the Golden State.

DAY 7 SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE F From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some leisure time to do some shopping, take an optional tour to the San Diego Zoo or a cruise on the picturesque harbour. This evening, join your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at a lively restaurant. (FB FD)

DAY 1 TO DAY 7 These days will operate as shown on Golden West Contrasts Days 1-7.

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

DAY 9 ANAHEIM & DISNEYLAND ® RESORT AT LEISURE The Magic Kingdom awaits. Keep in mind Walt Disney’s words of wisdom: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Make the most of your full day at Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure™ Park—places where dreams really do come true. (FB)

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DAY 8 SAN DIEGO – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – ANAHEIM (2 NIGHTS) On arrival in Anaheim, say good-bye to your Travel Director and newfound friends. Take some time this afternoon to explore Anaheim and Orange County’s many attractions on your own. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort (F)

DAY 10 DEPART ANAHEIM Bid farewell to southern California as you board your complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

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some of the original mine buildings, stroll a reconstructed Main Street and imagine the rough-and-ready life of a prospector. Then make your way through the stark Mojave National Preserve before arriving at a barrage of lights breaking the wilderness: flashy Las Vegas. Celebrate your trip through the desert with a Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your own eatery from one of four Las Vegas restaurants. Tonight, try your luck at the tables, take in a show or just get out and enjoy all the sights and lights on The Strip. (FB YC) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF)

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Q Arches National Park, Utah

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Take a guided walk with a naturalist in Zion. n Enjoy a presentation on the ecology of the southwestern desert in Moab.

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE LAS VEGAS E Welcome to exciting Las Vegas! After settling in at your hotel, explore the famous Las Vegas Strip, do some shopping or take a refreshing dip in the pool. Tonight, gather with your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a Kick-Off Party at the hotel. (KP) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas (SF) DAY 2 LAS VEGAS – ZION NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) Depart the glittering oasis of Sin City for the Valley of Fire, named for its red sandstone formations. This is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. Continue on to the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Inside the park marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out of the orange sandstone over the course of 200 million years. On to The Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theater to see the film Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods. The theatre’s screen is the largest in Utah and one of the largest in the world measuring 18 metres (60 feet) high and 25 metres (82 feet) across. After the film, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: BW Zion Park Inn (F) DAY 3 ZION NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME j Take the entire day to immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion. Begin with a guided naturalist walk with a Local Expert, and be amazed at the otherworldly Zion Canyon. Later, enjoy time on your own to hike the park, wander trails or use the park shuttle to explore further. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Zion Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than 200 species of birds that call the park home. Or join a park ranger to learn more about the park on one of the many daily programs. (FB)

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

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FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 8 nights First Class accommodation • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 4 ZION NATIONAL PARK – BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Leaving behind the splendour of Zion, head into the scenic area of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. A photographer’s delight, the dunes of warm, pink sand are also a favourite place to ride off-highway vehicles. Continue the journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that seem to rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion. You may even spot one of the park’s bristlecone pines, the world’s longest-living trees! This evening, gather with your travelling compadres for a Western dinner and show. (FB D) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F) DAY 5 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT – TORREY This morning, depart Bryce Canyon for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which spans eons of time and is a territory of multi-coloured cliffs, plateaus, mesas, buttes, pinnacles, and canyons. The tilted terraces of the Staircase step up in great technicolor cliffs of vermilion, white, gray and pink. Next visit Anasazi State Park, sheltering the ruins of an ancient Native American village, one of the largest Ancestral Puebloan communities found west of the Colorado River. Head to Torrey this evening, travelling scenic Highway 12, and wander the quaint town’s shops and galleries. Butch Cassidy once visited and legend has it the town was named after one of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, Colonel Torrey. (FB) Hotel: BW Capitol Reef Resort (MF)

DAY 8 MOAB – FREE TIME F Start the day with an exhilarating Hummer ride along the steep and slick rock climbing to the top of spectacular Moab overlooks. This off-road adventure is sure to create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. Lounge by the river, play some horseshoes or take a hike. Horse-back ride along trails made famous by John Wayne. If you’d rather stay indoors visit the on-site, award-winning winery for a tasting or browse the museum displaying early cowboy ranching and local movie memorabilia. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner where your host welcomes you at a sand beach along the Colorado River, with the fading sunlight framing towering red sandstone cliffs above. (FB FD) DAY 9 MOAB – DEPART GRAND JUNCTION This morning, say goodbye to your newfound friends and travel to Grand Junction where your journey comes to an end. Take a complimentary transfer to the airport or to the hotel for guests extending their stay. (FB)

DAY 6 TORREY – CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK – MOAB (3 NIGHTS) j Travelling through the heart of red rock country, arrive in Capitol Reef National Park. See cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 160 kilometres (100 miles). The area has been a homeland to people for thousands of years. Petroglyphs etched in rock walls and painted pictographs remain as sacred remnants of the ancient Indians’ saga. Then it’s onward to Goblin Valley State Park, one of Utah’s most popular parks. It offers incredible scenery and the goblin-like hoodoos here are unique and fun for all ages. Today you’ll also see a naturalist presentation, from a Local Expert on the ecology of the southwestern desert. End your day’s journey with a Cowboy Cookout at the lodge. (FB D) Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge (F) DAY 7 MOAB – ARCHES NATIONAL PARK – CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK In magnificent Arches National Park, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches; wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the morning light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Discover the destinations

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Canyonlands National Park has to offer. From scenic overlooks at the Island in the Sky, to the remote canyons of the Maze, to the thunderous rapids of Cataract Canyon, a lifetime of exploration awaits. Explore the shops and outfitters in Moab before returning to your lodge overlooking the river. If you’re feeling adventurous this evening, take an optional jetboat ride along the Colorado River with dinner included. (FB)

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Colourful Trails of the Southwest Arches National Park, Utah

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Meet a local landscape artist in Santa Fe. n Become a rock expert as you examine the multi-coloured rocks at the Grand Canyon with a local specialist.

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

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 8 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE PHOENIX – SCOTTSDALE E Welcome to the Valley of the Sun! Check into your hotel, get acquainted and spend some time relaxing upon your arrival. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town (F) DAY 2 SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON j Leaving behind the Saguaro cactus of the Sonoran desert, ascend into the stunning red rock formations announcing your entrance to the artists’ enclave of Sedona. Trade your motorcoach for a rough-and-ready jeep on an adventure into Red Rock Country. Get a taste of the old cowboy days in Dry Creek Basin where you’ll see some stunning landscapes and make a stop at the old Van Deren cabin, a pioneer homestead constructed out of Arizona cypress. Travel onward and be sure to have your camera ready as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. Arrive in the town of Tusayan, just outside the Grand Canyon, then meet a Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon. (FB D) Hotel: The Grand Hotel (MF) DAY 3 GRAND CANYON – MONUMENT VALLEY F Rise early for an optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon or spend more time in the National Park. You might experience a feeling of deja vu when you enter the wide-open expanse of Monument Valley—this scenic location has been preserved forever in classic films such as Stagecoach and The Searchers. Get up close and personal with the magnificent landscape of towering sandstone buttes and lovely desert vistas in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide. This evening, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Highlight Dinner on the floor of Monument Valley; dine on tasty traditional cuisine as the stars begin to twinkle in the great sky above you. (FB HD) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge (NP)

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DAY 4 MONUMENT VALLEY – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – MOAB (2 NIGHTS) Travel east this morning through a mesmerizing desert landscape before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park at the edge of the San Juan National Forest. Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Tour some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world; then spend some time in the museum learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilisation. End your day’s journey in the outdoor mecca of Moab and dig in to a succulent cowboy barbecue dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge (F) DAY 5 MOAB – ARCHES NATIONAL PARK – FREE TIME In magnificent Arches National Park, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches; wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the morning light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Explore the shops and outfitters in Moab before returning to your lodge overlooking the river. Enjoy the rest of your day on your own—lounge by the river, play some horseshoes, take a hike, go horse-back riding—and relax as the sun sets, lighting up the red cliffs outside your window. (FB) DAY 6 MOAB – OURAY – SILVERTON – DURANGO Depart America’s outdoor recreation capital for the “Switzerland of America;” friendly Ouray boasts classic Victorian architecture, awe-inspiring views and a homey, small-town vibe. Then it’s time to take to the highway—the Million-Dollar Highway, that is—with its priceless views of snowcapped peaks and shimmering alpine lakes. Stake your claim in Silverton, a former silver mining camp that now occupies a spot on the National Registry of Historic Landmark Districts. Stroll the pleasant streets, seeing well-preserved Victorian homes, the pretty city hall and the Grand Imperial Hotel. This afternoon, take a ride from Silverton to Durango on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which operates coal-fired steam engines through the San Juan National Forest. (FB) Hotel: Strater Hotel (F)

DAY 9 SANTA FE – DEPART ALBUQUERQUE After breakfast this morning, bid farewell to your travelling companions. A complimentary transfer is provided to Albuquerque Airport or to the hotel in Albuquerque for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 1 p.m. (FB)

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train

DAY 7 DURANGO – TAOS – SANTA FE (2 NIGHTS) Head south to the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been continuously inhabited for more than 1,000 years. Learn about the traditional lifestyle and beliefs of the Pueblo Indians and visit the striking adobe chapel of San Geronimo. Continue travelling along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, to the colourful artists’ mecca of Santa Fe. Your evening is free to visit some of the many galleries, sample the renowned Southwest cuisine or just admire the adobe architecture on the vibrant plaza. (FB) Hotel: Inn & Spa at Loretto (SF)

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DAY 8 SANTA FE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME j F Embark on a private trolley tour to see the sights of Santa Fe and soak up the atmosphere of one of the West’s most interesting towns— unparalleled in richness of history, heritage, arts and culture. Then, visit a local artist’s studio and learn how this Local Expert captures the Southwest’s magical light in his landscapes. Enjoy the afternoon on your own to explore old downtown, including the Eldorado Hotel, Loretto Chapel and St. Francis Cathedral. Perhaps do some shopping at a local gallery, follow in the footsteps of Kit Carson on a walking tour or pamper yourself in one of Santa Fe’s elegant spas. This evening, gather with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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National Parks Wonders Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of local cuisine and a host that will welcome you with the true western hospitality. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Take a guided stroll among the geysers, hot springs and mud pots in Yellowstone National Park.

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

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 full breakfasts • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Salt Lake City n 1 three-course dinner n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Jackson n B Be My Guest dinner with drinks in Sheridan n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rapid City

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 8 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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Bison, Yellowstone National Park


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DAY 4 JACKSON – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) j Spend the day discovering the natural glories of Grand Teton National Park with its snow-capped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests. From Jenny Lake to the jagged peaks of the Teton Range, you’ll find exhilarating vistas everywhere you look. Then it’s onward to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful’s waters arc nearly 40 metres (130 feet) into the air—as it has done approximately every hour at least since the Washburn Expedition discovered it in 1870. Take a guided walk with a Local Expert among the spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland. Tonight, dine in the park; before retiring for the night, be sure to step out and take in the great panorama of stars. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 5 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Begin today by looking for wildlife in Hayden Valley en route to the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls. Early explorers marvelled at the yellow rock of the canyon, and from this rock Yellowstone got its name. Continue on the upper loop to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley; some of the less travelled, but ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Hot Springs, take a stroll and admire the mineral terraces that resemble frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley. (FB)

you have the option of visiting Mount Rushmore this evening to see the magical nightly illumination ceremony. (FB) Hotel: Adoba Eco Hotel & Suites (SF) DAY 8 BLACK HILLS EXCURSION & FREE TIME F This morning discover more of the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to see the Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Oglala people. Next is a visit to Mount Rushmore, designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum to celebrate the “founding, expansion, preservation and unification of the United States” through enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. This afternoon is yours to do as you please. If you like, embark on an optional excursion into the wild, eroded badlands of South Dakota. This evening, raise a glass of wine to your Travel Director and fellow travel companions at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 9 DEPART RAPID CITY Bid farewell to your travelling companions and take a complimentary transfer to Rapid City Airport. (FB)

Yellowstone National Park

DAY 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – CODY – SHERIDAN B Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre where you can delve into the culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the opening of the West to settlers and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. This evening, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host that will welcome you with the true western hospitality this region is known for. It will be an evening you won’t soon forget! (FB BG) Hotel: Sheridan Holiday Inn (F) DAY 7 SHERIDAN – DEADWOOD – RAPID CITY (2 NIGHTS) Proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt as America’s first national monument, the majestic Devil’s Tower rises nearly 396 metres (1,300 feet) above the Belle Fourche River in eastern Wyoming. You might recognise the iconic monolith from the climactic scenes of the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” After exploring the area around the eroded core of this ancient volcano, head into the Black Hills of South Dakota and the boomtown of Deadwood, which arose after the discovery of gold in the 1870s. Explore the town on a private trolley tour and learn a bit about its founding, expansion and decline from your entertaining guide. Journey on to Rapid City, where

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The Californian The Painted Ladies, San Francisco

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Take an exclusive tour of a family-owned winery in Sonoma and enjoy an alfresco lunch with wine and the vineyards as your backdrop. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with wine in Sonoma • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appertisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Diego n 2 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine in San Francisco

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN DIEGO (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to San Diego! Get acclimated with the hotel and relax. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (MD) DAY 2 SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some free time to do some shopping, visit the San Diego Zoo or cruise the picturesque harbour. This evening, join your travelling companions for dinner. (FB D) DAY 3 SAN DIEGO – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – LOS ANGELES (2 NIGHTS) Travel up the sun-kissed coast to San Juan Capistrano, home to the seventh oldest Spanish mission in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden. Stop and grab a bite to eat for lunch in Santa Monica before a visit to The Getty Center. Spectacularly located on a hill above west Los Angeles sits its world-renowned collection of classical and modern art. Stroll around the grounds admiring paintings and sculptures, the magnificent gardens and the views. Enjoy an evening on your own in the City of Angels. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City (F) DAY 4 LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Immerse yourself in Tinseltown today. See Grauman’s Chinese Theater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies, and then be treated to a private tour of the Kodak Theater, which is the current home of the Oscars. Spot the Hollywood sign and look for your favourite stars along the Walk of Fame. Cruise Sunset Boulevard, as you make your way to Beverly Hills and view the high-end shops of Rodeo Drive. If all this sightseeing has made you hungry, you’ll find plenty of choices to sate your appetite at the historic LA Farmers Market with its colourful collection of restaurants and shops. The rest of the day is on your own. (FB) DAY 5 LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – CAMBRIA After a leisurely morning, wind your way up the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara, situated between the expansive Pacific and chaparral-clad hills of Los Padres National Forest. Savour some time to relax and enjoy lunch before continuing north along the Pacific Coast Highway to the beautiful seaside village of Cambria. This evening, toast to your travels at a convivial dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Cambria Pines Lodge (F) DAY 6 CAMBRIA – SAN SIMEON – CARMEL – MONTEREY Begin your day at “La Cuesta Encantada”—the enchanted hill—upon which William Randolph Hearst built his magnificent castle. A guide leads you through the property with its 165 rooms and acres of gardens, and pools—and brings the story of the newspaper publisher to life. Then it’s on through the lush vineyards of California’s Central Coast to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops,


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wander down to the water’s edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a sidewalk cafe. After cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the iconic Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey, home to Cannery Row, made famous by native Californian author John Steinbeck, and lively, picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf. (FB) Hotel: Marriott Monterey (SF) DAY 7 MONTEREY – SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Head across the fertile San Joaquin Valley, stopping at a local fruit stand to sample some of the tasty produce. Ascend the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada on your way to Yosemite National Park and its spectacular wild landscape, which John Muir called “the hope of the world.” In the breathtaking Yosemite Valley, pass the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls, gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome and take a stroll by the sparkling Merced River. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (SF) DAY 8 YOSEMITE – SONOMA & NAPA VALLEYS – SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) B Descend from the mountains and head north to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and an alfresco Be My Guest lunch featuring a wine tasting and local wines, olive oil, artisan cheese and cured meats. Cruise the scenic Carneros Highway through Napa before crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, take an optional guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States, followed by a Chinese banquet dinner. (FB BG) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F As the mist rises over the bay, the great city of San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you to see the sights of San Francisco from Fisherman’s Wharf to the fashionable Alamo Square. There’s a story around every corner of San Francisco, and you have some time this afternoon to follow your own path before toasting your travelling companions during a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 10 DEPART SAN FRANCISCO Your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport. (FB)

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6 These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Californian with Rose Parade. This trip includes admission to the 7 The 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1, 2014. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides.

NZ$95

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

The Californian with Rose Parade Reference: DCLR Join this special departure and experience the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena from specially selected Reserved Grandstand Seating along the parade route. DAY 1 TO DAY 3 These days will operate as shown on The Californian Days 1-3. DAY 4 125TH ROSE PARADE Celebrate New Year’s Day January 1, 2014 with an unforgettable chance to view America’s famous New Year’s celebration, the 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena. Marvel at the dazzling pageantry of the bands and beautiful floats from your specially selected and Reserved Grandstand Seating right along the parade route. After the parade, continue your revelry with a sightseeing trip of Tinseltown, including Beverly Hills and Sunset Boulevard, viewing the Hollywood sign, a stroll along the Walk of Fame and the Grauman’s Chinese Theater, home to hundreds of premieres. Wrap up the day with a private tour of the Kodak Theater, current home of the Oscars. (FB) DAY 5 TO DAY 10 Days 5-10 will operate as per Days 5-10 on The Californian itinerary.

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Adventures in the Wild Northwest

Q Hoh Rainforest, Washington

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Relish a Be My Guest dinner overlooking an artisan glass studio in Portland and try your hand at crafting melted glass. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Tour the Tillamook Creamery where you’ll be treated to a scrumptious ice cream cone. • j Local Expert Enjoy a naturalist presentation in Garberville.

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: Food tour tasting lunch in Portland • 6 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Francisco n 3 three-course dinners n B Be My Guest Dinner in Portland with wine n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Seattle

DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO E Welcome to San Francisco! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the ‘Sea Lebrities’, the pier’s resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., get together at the hotel with your fellow adventurers and Travel Director at a festive Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco (MD) DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO – RICHARDSON GROVE STATE PARK – GARBERVILLE j What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. If you and the family are up for a walk, grab your cameras and join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it’s not painted gold—despite its name! Then, travel through the rolling hills of California’s Wine Country and stop at Richardson Grove State Park for your first encounter with the giants of the forest, the mighty redwoods. Follow trails that meander among these towering redwoods and amaze your friends with photos of yourself alongside these immense trees. This evening, hear about the coastal redwoods and the ecology of the Pacific Northwest from a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Benbow Inn (SF) DAY 3 GARBERVILLE – REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK – GOLD BEACH This morning, view one of the most written about, and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Then get in touch with your inner green spirit as you travel along the Avenue of the Giants, one of America’s most spectacular roads and best display of giant California redwoods. Step back in time in Eureka, a quaint 19th-century Victorian town built during the height of the region’s logging boom. Next, drive through Northern California’s Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 90 metres (300 feet) tall. Anticipation mounts as you cross into Oregon and step aboard a high-speed jet boat for a ride on the Rogue River. This Congress-designated “National Wild and Scenic River” tumbles and roars from high in the Cascade Range to the shores of the Pacific and is home to tons of native wildlife. Keep an eye out for black bear, river otter, black-tail deer, bald eagles, great blue heron and Canada geese, all commonly seen along the river! (FB) Hotel: Jot’s Resort (F)

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• Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

Oregon Dunes


10 Days from NZ$3450 per person twin share Ref: DPNA

Duration: 10 Days Pace: Lively

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Sun 12 May Tue 21 May 3450 1100 Sun 26 May Tue 4 Jun 3495 1150

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3695 1345

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1285 1285 1285 1240

NZ$489 NZ$179 NZ$358

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NZ$95

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DAY 4 GOLD BEACH – OREGON DUNES – GLENEDEN BEACH (2 NIGHTS) Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Then stop at Heceta Head overlook and see the view of a beautiful 19th-century lighthouse that casts its beam some should say 33 kilometres (21 miles) out to sea, before continuing north to Gleneden Beach. (FB D) Hotel: Salishan Spa & Golf Resort (Deluxe) DAY 5 NEWPORT SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and wade in the Yaquina Head tide pools for a captivating search for hermit crabs, sea urchins, anemones, sea stars and even the occasional octopus! Your next look at sea life is even cooler, because you’re headed to the Oregon Coast Aquarium—named one of America’s “Most Awesome Aquariums” by Forbes magazine. Come face-to-face with sharks and bat rays in Passages of the Deep—an acrylic walk-through tunnel surrounded by water. With your free time this afternoon, maybe explore Newport’s historic waterfront or join an optional Sea Life Cruise; keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist tells you all about your surroundings. (FB) DAY 6 GLENEDEN BEACH – TILLAMOOK – PORTLAND (2 NIGHTS) I B Better get moo-ving, because you’re travelling to Tillamook, a city synonymous with the dairy industry. Get the scoop about this Local Speciality during a tour of the Tillamook Creamery and learn about dairy cows. Then you’ll be treated to a fresh waffle cone filled high with your choice from 35 delicious flavours of Tillamook Ice Cream. Next, journey to Portland, where you’ll enjoy an orientation city tour, complete with a stop at the International Rose Test Garden. This evening, walk through the art of glass blowing. This experience is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with fire and melted glass. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner, overlooking the workshop, with your host at the factory tonight. (FB BG) Hotel: Portland Marriott City Center (SF) DAY 7 PORTLAND SIGHTSEEING Today you’ll discover some of Oregon’s most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 223 metres (733 feet) above. Vista House’s octagonal building with its copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge. Onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon’s tallest! Stop at Bonneville Dam to view this historic dam and lock. Also learn about a fish ladder designed to allow salmon to navigate the Columbia River during spawning. Return to Portland for a progressive food tasting tour lunch with the rest of the afternoon on your own. (FB L)

DAY 8 PORTLAND – OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK Today you’ll visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor’s Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast—an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states—as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. After being blown away by Mount St. Helens, venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, the park contains no fewer than three distinct ecosystems. (FB D) Hotel: Kalaloch Lodge (NP) DAY 9 OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK – SEATTLE F Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world’s few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie “Hall of Mosses” with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Once ashore in this hip and vibrant town, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation’s oldest farmers market, where the fish fly low—from one fishmonger’s hands to the next! No visit to Seattle would be complete without making the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. This evening, kick up your heels at a fun-filled Farewell Dinner—here’s to your exciting Northwest adventures and newfound friends! (FB FD) Hotel: Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue (SF) DAY 10 DEPART SEATTLE Time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your complimentary transfer to Seattle International Airport. (FB)

Heceta Head, Oregon Coast

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Overnight stays

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Dude Ranchin’, Yellowstone & Glacier Roundup

Q Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Take a walk with a naturalist in Yellowstone to learn about the park’s wildlife. n Listen to a tribal elder’s insights into the life of the native tribes on a guided tour of The People’s Center in Pablo.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Pompey’s Pillar National Monument See Native American petroglyphs and the only physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark expedition. • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre and take in a rodeo or Cowboy music review in season. • Yellowstone National Park See Old Faithful and Yellowstone Falls; become a Junior Ranger. • West Yellowstone Visit The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. • 320 Guest Ranch Horseback ride or take a floating or rafting trip on the Gallatin River; fish or hike and enjoy various ranch activities at this pleasant Montana guest ranch. • Bozeman Drop your jaw when you see the world’s largest T-rex skull at The Museum of the Rockies. • Three Forks See the source of the Missouri River, named by Lewis and Clark. • Gates of the Mountains Take a boat cruise and look for mountain goats along these towering limestone cliffs. • Missoula Learn about the daring work of firefighting smokejumpers at the Smokejumper Visitor Center (seasonal). • Pablo Visit the People’s Center. • Glacier National Park Cruise the Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard the historic Red Buses through Logan Pass, past the Continental Divide. • Coeur d’Alene Explore the beautiful lakefront in this resort town.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 1 ARRIVE BILLINGS E Welcome to cowboy country! Get acquainted with your surroundings and relax. At 6 p.m., say howdy to your Travel Director and the rest of your posse at the hotel and join a Kick-off Party for your adventure. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Billings (F) DAY 2 BILLINGS – CODY Git goin’ and follow in the tracks of Lewis and Clark, the West’s greatest explorers, with a visit to the Pompey’s Pillar National Monument. Named for the son of Sacagawea, Clark’s native guide, this 45 metres (150 feet) butte was inscribed with Clark’s name—the only piece of physical evidence of the explorers’ famed expedition back in 1806. Circle back to Cody, home to the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody, known ‘round the world for his stupendous travelling Wild West Show. Visit the top-notch Buffalo Bill Historical Centre, showcasing not only the life of the great showman, but presenting great exhibits on how the Plains Indians lived and an amazing collection of firearms. Keep your Wild West spirit kickin’ with a buffet dinner at Buffalo Bill’s Old Irma Hotel— actually owned by Buffalo Bill and named for his daughter. There’s more fun to be had tonight when you step out for the Cody Night Rodeo (through Aug.) or to a foot-stompin’ cowboy music review (in Sept.). (FB D) Hotel: The Cody (F) DAY 3 CODY – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Leave the Big Horn Basin for another big day—you’re off to Yellowstone, America’s first National Park. Look out for herds of bison and grazing elk and listen for the roar of Yellowstone Falls. Stroll the boardwalks and watch for spouting geysers and steaming vents, peer into the turquoise hot springs, and listen to the gurgling boiling mudpots. Keep an eye on your watch for the next nearlyhourly appearance of Old Faithful, shooting up to 40 metres (180 feet) high! Kids, don’t miss signing up for the Yellowstone Junior Ranger Program, where you’ll learn all about the park’s amazing wildlife and its geothermal energy. (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP)

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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White-water rafting, Montana


10 Days from NZ$3495 per person twin share Ref: DDRY

Duration: 10 Days Pace: Lively

Price per Person Starts Billings

Ends Spokane

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Sun 16 Jun Sun 30 Jun

Tue 25 Jun Tue 9 Jul

3495 1155 3495 1155

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3495 1155 3495 1155

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Price per Person

Single Supp.

Starts Billings

Ends Spokane

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Tue 24 Sep

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6 months

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$175 p.p. Young Traveller Discount

3495 1155

NZ$524 NZ$175 NZ$350

All prices are per person, twin share. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides.

NZ$95

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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DAY 4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – 320 GUEST RANCH (2 NIGHTS) j F Can you tell how to find a bear or what it’s just been eating? Take a walk with a Local Expert and find out all kinds of cool insights about Yellowstone’s wildlife. Keep on the lookout for moose, elk and black bears as you leave the park today, but if you haven’t spotted the elusive grizzly bear or a wolf yet, don’t worry; you’ll see them at your next stop, The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Centre in West Yellowstone. Head on out into Montana’s Big Sky Country and settle in for big fun over the next couple of days at an 1898 homestead-turned guest ranch. Take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin’ Chuckwagon Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch (MF) DAY 5 320 GUEST RANCH FREE TIME No sleepin’ in today when there are so many fun choices: join a white-water rafting trip or gentle float trip down the Gallatin river; or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana wilderness! Then, after a picnic lunch, the whole rest of the day is up to you. Maybe take a hike along one of the many nature trails at the ranch, learn fly casting at the fish pond, do some fly-fishing right on the river, or perhaps skedaddle out to the ski resort town of Big Sky. (FB L)

DAY 9 WHITEFISH – SPOKANE F Bid ‘so long’ to Montana as you travel through Flathead country into Idaho. Stretch your legs and explore the resort town at the great lake of Coeur d’ Alene, once a French and Native American trade centre. Cross the border into Washington State. Round up your gang for a special tour and Farewell Dinner at the Steam Plant Grill, a historic steam plant converted to a restaurant. Check out the original boilers and catwalks—you can even get inside the 68 metres tall (225 feet tall) smokestack! (FB FD) Hotel: The Davenport Hotel & Tower (Deluxe) DAY 10 DEPART SPOKANE Wish your partners ‘Happy Trails’ as your great Western round-up ends with a transfer to Spokane Airport. (FB) 320 Guest Ranch, Montana

DAY 6 320 GUEST RANCH – HELENA Head out of the hills and travel through the Valley of the Flowers where the great Native tribes once roamed—as well as the ancient dinosaurs! At The Museum of the Rockies, you’ll be amazed at the gigantic Tyrannosaurus rex skull—it’s the world’s largest! Get back on the trail of Lewis and Clark, stopping at Missouri Headwaters State Park to see the source of the Missouri River. Then, board a boat to cruise through the towering limestone cliffs of the Gates of the Mountains. Look straight up to spot the Bighorn sheep scrambling up the rocks. Kick back on your own on Last Chance Gulch—main street Helena, the friendly former gold-mining town. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Helena (F) DAY 7 HELENA – WHITEFISH (2 NIGHTS) j When first hearing about smokejumpers—parachuters that drop out of the sky to fight fires in America’s remote forests and prairies—you might think they’re just made up characters for the movies. But their daring jobs are for real as you’ll see during your visit to the country’s largest smokejumper base and Visitor Centre in Missoula. Get the inside scoop on what it takes for this demanding occupation, including a visit to the Smokejumper Loft and ready room (seasonal). In Pablo, listen to the wisdom of a tribal elder, a Local Expert, and learn about the life of Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai tribes with a guided tour of The People’s Center. Arrive in the old railroad town of Whitefish. (FB) Hotel: Grouse Mountain Lodge (SF)

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Overnight stays

DAY 8 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Only 25 glaciers remain in spectacular Glacier National Park, still slowly melting since the last Ice Age and the most fun way to see the amazing lakes and waterfalls left behind is by hopping aboard one of the park’s original renovated red buses. As you “jam” up the Going-to-the-Sun Road, look out for giant white mountain goats and the Continental Divide. Head back to Whitefish to browse its main street shops for that perfect cowboy souvenir; then round up your compadres for a pizza dinner. (FB D)

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Western Frontiers Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Take an interpretive walk among the geysers and hot springs at Yellowstone National Park.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Zion National Park Discover Zion Canyon’s dramatic towering cliffs. • Bryce Canyon National Park View the colourful and whimsical hoodoos. • Salt Lake City Enjoy an orientation tour including Temple Square. • Jackson Overnight in this authentic Old-West town. • Grand Teton National Park View soaring peaks and abundant wildlife. • Yellowstone National Park Spend two nights in America’s first National Park. • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. • Big Horn Lake Enjoy a scenic boat cruise along the lake. • Black Hills View Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials. • Denver Stay in the heart of the Mile High City.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 11 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Highlight Lunch with wine at Big Horn Lake • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas n 3 three-course dinners n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Denver

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 11 nights First Class accommodation • Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 12 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE LAS VEGAS E Welcome to Las Vegas! Check in to your hotel and relax or maybe do some exploring. Perhaps visit exclusive shops, try your hand at a slot machine or simply relax by the pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (SF) DAY 2 LAS VEGAS – ZION & BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Depart the glittering neon gulch of Sin City for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Then it’s onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. (FB D) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F) DAY 3 BRYCE CANYON – SALT LAKE CITY Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah’s capital. See the famed Temple Square, the Mormon headquarters and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Mormon founder Brigham Young’s former home, followed by dinner at the Lion House, featuring pioneer-style ambiance and home-style cuisine. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (SF) DAY 4 SALT LAKE CITY – JACKSON Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Scenic Jackson stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a dinner at a local restaurant in the heart of town. (FB D) Hotel: Antler Inn (MF)

Antler Arch, Jackson


12 Days from NZ$3550 per person twin share Ref: DWFT

Duration: 12 Days Pace: Lively

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NZ$178

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NZ$117

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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DAY 5 JACKSON – GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) j If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the lovely Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park with its snow-capped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. This afternoon, join a Local Expert to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. Today, explore the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see wandering herds of bison, elk and even the occasional grizzly bear. You’ll have the chance to stroll the boardwalks to view more of the park’s fantastical geothermal activity—and no trip to Yellowstone is complete without a sighting of Old Faithful as its waters arc over 40 metres (130 feet) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars in one of the country’s most beautiful wild places. (FB) DAY 7 YELLOWSTONE – CODY Head north to the banks of the great Shoshone River and the town of Cody, named for Wild West showman Buffalo Bill, its most famous native son. Get a glimpse into the lively history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. (FB) Hotel: The Cody (F)

DAY 10 RAPID CITY SIGHTSEEING This morning discover the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery, before a visit to Mount Rushmore, designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum to celebrate the “founding, expansion, preservation and unification of the United States.” This was expressed through enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. (FB) DAY 11 RAPID CITY – DENVER F Traverse some of the West’s most varied terrain today as you travel through the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Grand Hyatt Denver (Deluxe) DAY 12 DEPART DENVER Say so long to your newfound friends this morning. A complimentary transfer connects you to Denver International Airport. (FB)

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Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Wyoming

DAY 8 CODY – SHERIDAN F This morning, leave the town of Cody and head for the Big Horn Mountains. Drive through the mountain range on your way to scenic Big Horn Lake where you will depart for a guided lake cruise and be awestruck by some of the most beautiful outdoor scenery in the northwest United States. Back on land, enjoy a private Highlight Lunch along the banks of the picturesque lake. This afternoon, travel on to Sheridan where you stay for the night. (FB HL) Hotel: Sheridan Holiday Inn (F) DAY 9 SHERIDAN – RAPID CITY (2 NIGHTS) Proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt as America’s first national monument, the majestic Devil’s Tower rises nearly 396 metres (1,300 feet) above the Belle Fourche River in eastern Wyoming. You might recognize the iconic monolith from the climactic scenes of the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Now it’s off to gaze in wonder at the Crazy Horse Memorial, the massive mountain sculpture of the great Oglala war chief. Return to Rapid City this afternoon for an evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: Adoba Eco Hotel & Suites (SF)

WESTERN USA : DISCOVERY

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KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Wonders & Flavours of The Golden State Monterey, California

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

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with wine in Santa Barbara • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles n F Highlight Dinner with drinks above the clouds near Palm Springs n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Napa n 1 three-course dinner

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• Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 13 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 14 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

DAY 1 ARRIVE LOS ANGELES (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Los Angeles! Relax, get settled in and perhaps enjoy a stroll through the amazing architecture of downtown LA’s high-rise buildings. Tonight, gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites (SF) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING As the sun rises on the City of Angels, set out to see some of Hollywood’s most famous sites including Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Walk of Fame and the legendary Sunset Strip. See fabulous Rodeo Drive, with all of its exclusive shops and boutiques. At lunchtime, wander around the LA Farmers Market, and be delighted at the food choices offered by local farmers and vendors. This afternoon, experience the Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tour and be immersed in the inner sanctum of the entertainment industry. (FB) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES – PALM SPRINGS I F Travel east to Palm Springs, a desert oasis known for its crystal blue skies, year-round sunshine, stunning landscape, palm tree lined streets and starry nights! Visit the Coachella Valley to learn about the local agriculture and date farms in the desert before trying a date shake, a typical treat and Local Speciality of the area. Then discover Palm Spring’s mid-century modern architecture reflecting a bygone era when Rat Packers, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin spent time in this sultry desert haven. This evening, ascend two and a half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the world’s largest rotating gondolas. The breathtaking 10 minute ride up the San Jacinto mountains reveals spectacular views and a Highlight Dinner awaits at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. (FB HD) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Suites (F) DAY 4 PALM SPRINGS – JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK – SANTA BARBARA Visit Joshua Tree National Park, and discover the Joshua Tree, an important part of the Mojave Desert ecosystem. Learn about the geologic landscape of the park that has long fascinated visitors to this desert. Next head to the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara, situated between the expansive Pacific and chaparral-clad hills of Los Padres National Forest. Savour some time to relax this afternoon and enjoy the seaside town sometimes referred to as the American Riviera. (FB) Hotel: Hyatt Santa Barbara (F) DAY 5 SANTA BARBARA – SOLVANG – SHELL BEACH B Walk along the golden coast this morning or enjoy the elegant Spanish Revival architecture of Santa Barbara before visiting the Old Mission and its beautiful grounds and gardens. After, delight in a culinary adventure at a Be My Guest lunch. Your host, a local chef and author, shares the bounty of local, seasonal foods for the ultimate farm-to-table experience. Travel to Solvang, in the heart of Santa Barbara’s wine country, to stroll the quaint Danish style village. Continue up the coastline to Shell Beach and arrive at your hotel, perched atop bluffs overlooking some of the world’s most unspoiled beaches. (FB BG) Hotel: The Cliffs Resort (F)


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tour the hands-on exhibits displaying the way cheese is made. This Local Speciality cheese has won numerous Gold medals at the California State Fair! This evening, arrive in the City by the Bay and revel in the remarkable tableau of San Francisco’s twinkling city lights. (FB) Hotel: Serrano Hotel (SF) Sightseeing stops

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DAY 6 SHELL BEACH – HEARST CASTLE – MONTEREY (2 NIGHTS) Travel north to “La Cuesta Encantada”—the enchanted hill—upon which William Randolph Hearst built his magnificent castle. An expert guide leads you through the property with its many rooms and acres of gardens and pools—and brings the story of the newspaper magnate to life. Then it’s up California’s Central Coast Highway 1, hugging the rocky cliffs, high above the dazzling Pacific, to Big Sur. Hidden coves with sandy beaches, towering redwoods touching the sky and sea lions cavorting in the clear waters will take your breath away. Arrive in Monterey, made famous by native Californian author John Steinbeck, and lively, picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf. Enjoy dinner with your travel companions this evening. (FB D) Hotel: The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay (SF) DAY 7 MONTEREY SIGHTSEEING – CARMEL – MONTEREY FREE TIME Cruise the scenic 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links on the way to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops, wander down to the water’s edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a sidewalk cafe. Back in Monterey, enjoy Cannery Row, where the rest of the day is free. Stroll the shops and restaurants, walk alongside Fisherman’s Wharf to hear barking sea lions and watch the fishing boats or maybe visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium to see marine life in a whole new way. (FB) DAY 8 MONTEREY – SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK Travel east today through California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. Arrive at Sequoia National Park, home to towering trees, spectacular valleys and inspiring waterfalls. As California’s very first national park, and the country’s second, Sequoia has been a protected place for more than a century. Enjoy dinner at the lodge this evening. (FB D) Hotel: Wuksachi Lodge (F) DAY 9 SEQUOIA – KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK – BASS LAKE Take the scenic ride to Kings Canyon National Park this morning. Here, amidst hundreds of soaring trees as tall as urban skyscrapers, try to wrap your arms around nature’s giants, and marvel at the majesty of these amazing trees. With its deep valleys, soaring trees, and distinctive rock outcroppings, few visitors to Kings Canyon National Park are surprised to discover that John Muir once called this place “a rival to Yosemite.” Spend the night at a lakeside resort, amongst the forest of trees on beautiful Bass Lake. (FB D) Hotel: The Pines Resort (MF) DAY 10 BASS LAKE – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) I Travel into magnificent Yosemite National Park, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. After an exploration of the park you’re on your way to San Francisco, stopping to visit the Hilmar Cheese Company. Sample the award-winning American-style cheese and

DAY 11 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING I l Take an intimate culinary stroll through San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building Marketplace. Here, discover a Local Speciality where business owners, artisans and purveyors share their personal stories and their passion for local, organic food. Then embark on a city exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to the magnificent Golden Gate Park, stopping at the Cable Car Museum for a Unique Insight. There’s a story around every corner of the city, and the rest of the day you have time to follow your own path. Take a ride on a Cable Car, visit Pier 39 for unparalleled bay views, shopping, dining and entertainment or just stroll historic Fisherman’s Wharf! (FB) DAY 12 SAN FRANCISCO – SONOMA – NAPA (2 NIGHTS) I Travel inland into wine country and the beautiful Sonoma Valley, taking in breathtaking views at every turn. The sun-dappled fields, lush vineyards and fragrant flowers provide an idyllic backdrop for your next adventure. Enjoy a Local Speciality during a visit to an olive press to tour and learn about the harvesting process and making of olive oil. This afternoon find yourself in historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano – the last California mission built – where you can browse the unique shops. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Napa Valley (SF) DAY 13 NAPA F Relish a free morning in Napa on your own. Stroll downtown Napa in search of food and wine tastings at its world-renowned wineries and outstanding restaurants. Tour a local winery before joining your fellow travellers for wine tasting and a Farewell Dinner aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. Enjoy dinner in the lovingly restored Pullman cars for a taste of the golden age of rail travel. Travel through the beautiful vineyards, in one of Napa’s most distinctive restaurants. (FB FD) DAY 14 NAPA – DEPART SAN FRANCISCO I Travel back to the City by the Bay stopping first for a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory. See a real working candy factory, a Local Speciality, where over 150 different sweet treats are created. Learn the secrets of the legendary jelly bean, and discover why it takes more than a week to make a single bean. Say farewell to your new found friends today as your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport or to the hotel in San Francisco if you choose to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

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Scenic Parks Explorer Grand Canyon, Arizona

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Dine on down-home cowboy cooking while your host—a cowboy entertainer—regales you with tales and songs of life in the saddle in Billings. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Join an interpretive guide for a stroll in Yellowstone National Park. n Enjoy an informative presentation on the Grand Canyon.

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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 full breakfasts • 8 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas n 4 three-course dinners n B Be My Guest cowboy dinner with wine in Billings n F Navajo Highlight Dinner with wine in Monument Valley n F Farewell Dinner with wine at the Grand Canyon

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DAY 1 ARRIVE LAS VEGAS E Welcome to Las Vegas! After checking in at the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a while by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas (F) DAY 2 LAS VEGAS – ZION & BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Depart Las Vegas for the graceful slot canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it’s onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos—tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. (FB D) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F) DAY 3 BRYCE CANYON – SALT LAKE CITY Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah’s capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Brigham Young’s former home, followed by dinner at the Lion House, featuring pioneer-style ambiance and cuisine. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (SF) DAY 4 SALT LAKE CITY – JACKSON Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Scenic Jackson stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Antler Inn (MF) DAY 5 JACKSON – GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS) j Perhaps rise early for an optional guided raft trip to spot wildlife on the Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. Join a Local Expert to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) (FB D) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elks. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful’s waters arc over 30 metres (100 feet) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars. (FB) DAY 7 YELLOWSTONE – CODY – BILLINGS B Head north to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country for a unique Be My Guest cowboy dinner. As you dine on down-home cooking, a cowboy entertainer regales you with tales and songs of life in the saddle. Maybe take a quick harmonica demonstration and an opportunity to try on traditional cowboy apparel. (FB BG) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Billings (F)


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DAY 8 BILLINGS – LITTLE BIGHORN – RAPID CITY (2 NIGHTS) Today begins with a visit to Little Big Horn, where Custer led his 263 men against several thousand Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City. (FB) Hotel: Adoba Eco Hotel & Suites (SF) DAY 9 BLACK HILLS EXCURSION Discover the natural and manmade wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Oglala people. Return to Rapid City this afternoon and join your travelling companions for dinner this evening. (FB D) DAY 10 RAPID CITY – DENVER Cross some of the West’s most beautiful terrain today as you travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City. After getting settled at the hotel, the evening is yours to explore the beautiful city of Denver. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants to try and your Travel Director is always available for suggestions. (FB) Hotel: Grand Hyatt Denver (Deluxe) DAY 11 DENVER – VAIL – ARCHES NATIONAL PARK – MOAB Ascend into the Rockies and stretch your legs in Vail before descending to magnificent Arches National Park. Here, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Tonight is on your own—your hotel is in the heart of Moab and close to all kinds of restaurants, whether you’re in the mood for family or fine dining tonight. Or if you’re in the mood for more excitement, choose an optional jetboat ride along the mighty Colorado with a tasty dinner included. (FB) Hotel: BW Canyonlands Inn (F) DAY 12 MOAB – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY F Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire cities out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. Head to Monument Valley for the night where you will be treated to a Navajo Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge (NP) DAY 13 MONUMENT VALLEY – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK j F Marvel at Monument Valley’s landscape of towering sandstone buttes in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views along scenic Desert View Drive just hint at the most spectacular of all vistas—the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon unfolding before you. Meet with a Local Expert who will enlighten you about the more than two billion years of geology revealed in the

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Like us on Facebook Join the conversation and share your stories with us, past Trafalgar guests and those who just love to travel! Post your favorite photos, learn more about our insider experiences and see what others have to say about Trafalgar. Like us today at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new life-long memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB FD) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 14 GRAND CANYON – DEPART LAS VEGAS If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. Hit the road again, stopping in Seligman and Kingman, Route 66 hotspots that have kept the old Mother Road’s culture alive. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a complimentary transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the hotel in Las Vegas for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6:30 p.m. (FB)

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Coast, Canyon & Desert Oasis Crossing Palm Springs, California

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Visit a local winery for a lunch with your host. • 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 date farm and learn about the local agriculture in Coachella Valley. • j Local Expert Learn about the geology of the Grand Canyon. • I Unique Insight Take a guided tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, Taliesin West in Scottsdale. n Uncover the secrets of the early days of Sin City at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. n Visit the Manzanar National Historic Site dedicated to those relocated to the camp during World War II. n Visit the cable car museum in San Francisco.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Los Angeles See Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign. Take a private guided tour of the Kodak Theater, home to the Academy Awards. • Coachella Valley Enjoy a tour of a date farm and enjoy a sampling. • Palm Springs See this desert oasis from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway; see the San Andres Fault on a tour of the Coachella Valley Preserve. • Joshua Tree National Park See the variety of plants and animals thriving in this desert park. • Scottsdale Visit the winter home of a famous 20th century American architect. • Sedona Tour Sedona on an open air trolley as you learn about the history of Red Rock Country. • Grand Canyon Marvel at the sights from the South Rim at one of the Natural Wonders of the World. • Las Vegas Try your luck in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” • Death Valley Take in the diverse landscapes of the hottest place in the United States. • Monterey Visit Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. • San Francisco Tour the highlights of the City by the Bay.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch at a privately-owned winery in Paso Robles • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles n F Highlight Dinner with wine atop Mt. San Jacinto in Palm Springs n F Barbecue Highlight Dinner with wine in Death Valley National Park n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Bakersfield n F Farewell Dinner with wine in San Francisco

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DAY 1 ARRIVE LOS ANGELES (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Los Angeles! After checking in at your hotel, venture out to enjoy the amazing architecture of the famous high-rise buildings of Downtown LA. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel to meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites (SF) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING As the sun rises over Los Angeles, head to the hills for a view of the famed Hollywood sign. Take a stroll down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or down the Walk of Fame and see Grauman’s Chinese Theater, which opened in 1927 and has been home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Speaking of the Academy Awards, visit the Kodak Theater, current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, enjoy a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros. Studios and discover the sets of countless films and TV productions. (FB) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES – PALM SPRINGS (2 NIGHTS) I F Visit Coachella Valley today and learn about the local agriculture. Enjoy a visit to a date farm and taste the Local Speciality. Then hit the road inland to the desert oasis of Palm Springs. Board the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world’s largest rotating gondola, for a ride up the mountain offering you spectacular views of the winter valley below. Tonight, delight in a special Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant atop Mt. San Jacinto. (FB HD) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs (F) DAY 4 JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK & PALM SPRINGS SIGHTSEEING This morning, as you venture to Joshua Tree National Park, you may see a dusting of snow on the cacti and desert floor. Previously a U.S. National Monument, it was deemed a National Park in 1994 and covers an area slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island. The park includes parts of two deserts, the Mojave and the Colorado, and a designated wilderness area. The afternoon is yours to explore Palm Springs. Browse Main Street’s many unique shops and restaurants or visit a local museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, grab a jacket and head out for a hike in the nearby San Jacinto Mountains or enjoy a round of golf on one of Palm Springs more than twenty-five golf courses. (FB) DAY 5 PALM SPRINGS – SCOTTSDALE l Bid farewell to Palm Springs and cross the Colorado River into the state of Arizona. Continue towards Scottsdale where you’ll enjoy a Unique Insight during a guided tour of Taliesin West, the winter home of famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Later, explore Scottsdale, “The West’s most western town,” which prides itself on delectable Southwestern restaurants, shops and art galleries. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town (MF) DAY 6 SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK j Travel to the artist’s enclave of Sedona. Step aboard a narrated trolley tour and see the best of Sedona as you learn about its past and present offerings. Visit the historic sites and landmarks while taking in the beauty of this red-rock landscape. Then depart for Oak Creek Canyon— gaze at the red cliffs and crystal pools below. Travel north to the Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, meet with a Local Expert who will walk you


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through the geologic life of the canyon—you’ll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. Gather this evening to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 7 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS) l Fred Grofe, the famed American composer, was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over the Grand Canyon that he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch—and maybe whistle—in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Make your way to the historic town of Seligman, a famous stop on Route 66. Next, journey from the rocks and vistas to the lights and glitter of Las Vegas. Enjoy a Unique Insight into the shady origins of Las Vegas at the brand new Mob Museum where “Sin City” takes on a whole new meaning. Tonight, try your luck at the tables, take in a show or just get out and enjoy all the sights and lights on The Strip. (FB) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF) DAY 8 LAS VEGAS FREE TIME The day is yours and the choices are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping and maybe dine at one of the elegant restaurants that have put Vegas on the culinary map. Take an optional tour to marvel at the engineering feat that is Hoover Dam, or for the adventure-seekers, soar over the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon to walk on the breathtaking glass Sky Walk overlooking the West Rim. Exhausted by the possibilities? Enjoy some down time at the hotel’s pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. (FB) DAY 9 LAS VEGAS – DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK F Make your way from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park, named for its extreme temperatures. During the summer months, temperatures can climb upwards of 120 °F, frequently the hottest spot in the United States. In the park you will see a variety of terrain from the cracked earth known as Bad Water to the colourful Artist’s Palette and the delicate sand dunes. This evening, hop on a hayride under the stars which takes you to a barbecue Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: Furnace Creek Resort (F)

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scenic 17-Mile Drive, passing the Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Arrive in Monterey, home of Cannery Row—made famous by the respected author and native Californian John Steinbeck—and lively picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf, home to restaurants, shops and vibrant street life. Enjoy some free time to see Monterey on your own tonight. (FB BG) Hotel: Marriott Monterey (SF) DAY 12 MONTEREY – SAN FRANCISCO (2 NIGHTS) Head further up the California coast to San Francisco. Embark on an orientation tour that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge to fashionable Alamo Square. There’s a story around every corner of San Francisco so take some free time this afternoon to continue the exploration on your own. (FB) Hotel: San Francisco Marriott Union Square (F) DAY 13 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING l F Wake in the City by the Bay and enjoy a morning to explore on your own. This afternoon, take a Unique Insight into the city during a visit to the cable car museum then enjoy an educational outing at the California Academy of Sciences, which houses the natural history museum, planetarium, aquarium and rainforest dome. This evening, toast your travelling companions during a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 14 DEPART SAN FRANCISCO Your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport. (FB)

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DAY 10 DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK – BAKERSFIELD l F Continue exploring Death Valley as you head to Bakersfield; stop at Manzanar National Historic Site, a Unique Insight into one of ten camps where Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants were forced to relocate during World War II. Tonight, you are in for a real treat with a visit to the Buck Owens Crystal Palace for a Highlight Dinner and show at a country music performance hall home to the Buck Owens Museum. (FB HD) Hotel: Marriott Bakersfield (F) DAY 11 BAKERSFIELD – PASO ROBLES – MONTEREY B Leave Bakersfield this morning and journey to the city of Paso Robles for a Be My Guest lunch at a privately-owned winery. Join your host and enjoy delicious cuisine paired with superb local vintages. Later, cruise up

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

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

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

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DAY 1 ARRIVE LOS ANGELES E Welcome to the City of Angels! Take a walk around your hotel and enjoy the shops and restaurants or simply relax before your holiday begins. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Long Beach (SF) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES – SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING Travel south along the Pacific to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a guided tour that takes you from the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Enjoy some free time until you join your travelling companions for a dinner. (FB D) Hotel: The Westin San Diego (MD) DAY 3 SAN DIEGO – SCOTTSDALE Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you— keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale (F) DAY 4 SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK j Travel north through the fragrant pine groves of Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona. Get out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Expert who will enlighten you about the amazing geology of this wonder of the world. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON – LAKE POWELL – BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Say good-bye to the Grand Canyon as you wind your way around its South Rim. See the glittering waters of Utah’s Lake Powell and striking rock formations before arriving at Bryce Canyon National Park and its rainbow of limestone spires rising majestically from the desert floor— the largest concentration of hoodoos in the world. (FB D) Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F) DAY 6 BRYCE – ZION NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS) Depart Bryce Canyon for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths. After basking in the natural beauty of Zion, get ready for the neon lights and glitter of Sin City. (FB) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF) DAY 7 LAS VEGAS FREE TIME The choices are endless: Hit the casinos, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at one of the city’s elegant restaurants. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to Hoover Dam, the engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. Or just lounge a while by the hotel pool, browse the exclusive shops and visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. (FB)


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

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DAY 14 SANTA BARBARA – DEPART LOS ANGELES Wake to Santa Barbara’s golden beaches and elegant Spanish Revival buildings. Head south to Hollywood and see its landmark sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. Bid farewell to the City of Angels as you ride down Sunset Boulevard and through Beverly Hills. A complimentary transfer is provided to Los Angeles International Airport or to the hotel in Los Angeles if you’d like to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 5 p.m. (FB)

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

DAY 12 SAN FRANCISCO – CARMEL – MONTEREY Head south to the Old Mission in San Juan Bautista where you can step back in time to the Mission era. In the quaint village of Carmel-by-theSea, browse the shops, wander down to the water’s edge or savour a cappuccino at a café. After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey for the night. (FB) Hotel: The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay (SF) DAY 13 MONTEREY – SAN SIMEON – SANTA BARBARA F Travel south down the coast on your way to Hearst Castle, once the home of one of America’s most powerful men. After a guided tour of his fabulous residence, continue to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening, toast your vacation and newfound friends with a California wine pairing at a fun Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Hyatt Santa Barbara (F)

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DAY 11 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to the magnificent Golden Gate. There’s a story around every corner and this afternoon you have some time to follow your own path. (FB)

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Autumn Colours New England

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Join a Be My Guest lunch at Simon Pearce’s glassblowing workshop in a historic woolen mill in Quechee. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • j Local Expert Learn about wildlife during a presentation by a local expert in the scenic town of North Conway.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Bar Harbor Visit Acadia National Park and drive up to the top of Cadillac Mountain. • Castle in the Clouds Visit the mountaintop setting with views of Lake Winnipesaukee. • Woodstock Experience Vermont’s great agricultural heritage at Billings Farm & Museum. • Plymouth Visit the family homestead of President Calvin Coolidge. • Stockbridge Explore the Norman Rockwell Museum. • Lexington and Concord Visit the towns where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired.

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE BOSTON E Welcome to Boston! Get settled at your hotel and then set out on your own to spot some of Boston’s historical sites or just take a stroll along the waterfront before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Omni Parker House (SF) DAY 2 BOSTON – MAINE COAST – BAR HARBOR (2 NIGHTS) Begin your journey through the vibrant colours of a New England autumn with a trip up the coast to Maine. Pass by old whaling villages dotted with lighthouses and widows’ walks, the playgrounds of New England’s rich and famous, and rocky beaches pounded by the great Atlantic swells on your way to Bar Harbor on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Once home to the largest hotel in North America, Bar Harbor also played host to the grand summer homes of the American aristocracy, including the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Astors. This evening, join your travelling companions for a traditional Maine lobster dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency (F) DAY 3 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK EXCURSION & BAR HARBOR FREE TIME At 464 metres, Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the first spot in the United States where you can see the sunrise. You won’t be getting up that early, but you still have plenty of time to admire the view from the top of the peak and then descend to discover the natural riches of New England’s only National Park. Marvel at granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples, their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp autumn air. Enjoy an afternoon on your own back in Bar Harbor. Sip a coffee by the sea, stroll the quaint Main Street or take an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay. (FB) DAY 4 BAR HARBOR – PINKHAM NOTCH – NORTH CONWAY j Bid farewell to the coast and travel over rolling hills ablaze with colour on your way to the wooded valley of Pinkham Notch, formed during the last ice age as glaciers scoured the earth. Late this afternoon, arrive in

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the pretty town of North Conway on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. After dinner, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging talk by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: North Conway Grand Hotel (F) DAY 5 NORTH CONWAY – LUDLOW (2 NIGHTS) B Visit the Castle in the Clouds this morning for a tour of this breathtaking stone mansion with views to rival any. Crossing into Vermont, spot the traditional wooden covered bridges, thick forests and rolling fields of the Green Mountain State. Stop at a historic woolen mill in Quechee that now houses the Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch featuring local ingredients delicately arranged on Simon Pearce’s beautiful stem and flatware. Later, delve into the art and science of glassblowing before continuing to the picturesque village of Ludlow and your mountain retreat. (FB BG D) Hotel: Jackson Gore Inn (F)

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DAY 6 WOODSTOCK EXCURSION Enjoy a day on the back roads of Vermont. Get a glimpse of agricultural life at the Billings Farm & Museum, a lovely estate that’s home to one of Vermont’s finest dairy producers. Woodstock has been called “the prettiest small town in America.” Savour a stroll around the beautiful village green, see an old-fashioned covered bridge or check out some of the local art galleries. Continue your journey through rural Vermont with a visit to Plymouth and the childhood home of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon on your own in Ludlow. (FB) DAY 7 LUDLOW – SPRINGFIELD F From the Green Mountains, cross back into Massachusetts and the gorgeous Berkshires, alight in autumn with the fall colours that have made New England famous. Stop in Stockbridge to visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and learn about this beloved artist and his iconic paintings of small-town Americana. Continue on to Springfield, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River. This evening, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel (F) DAY 8 SPRINGFIELD – LEXINGTON & CONCORD – DEPART BOSTON Travel east to see the birthplace of the American Revolution and the “shot heard round the world” as made famous in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Concord Hymn.” The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first skirmishes in the American war for independence and these small towns are still rich in history. See the famous statue of the Minute Man, adjacent to Concord’s historic North Bridge. Stop at Lexington Green, which saw the first drops of blood spilled in what George Washington laconically called “the dispute with the British.” Then it’s back to Boston where you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel if you’d like to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 4 p.m. (FB)

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Historic Highlights The White House, Washington, D.C.

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg. • j Local Expert Take a presentation on the ecology of the Appalachian Mountains.

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the nation’s capital! Check into your hotel and spend your afternoon relaxing or set out on your own to take in some highlights of the nation’s capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Capital Hilton (SF) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, D.C. MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS – FREE TIME 5 Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation, joining a Local Guide to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the National Mall, stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery where many of America’s heroes rest. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to chart your own course through America’s capital city. (FB) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. – MOUNT VERNON – YORKTOWN – WILLIAMSBURG (2 NIGHTS) From the nation’s capital, travel to the home of its first president, George Washington, on the banks of the Potomac River in Mount Vernon. Visit the Yorktown Victory Center and watch Revolutionary War history come alive. Delve even further into America’s past upon arriving in Williamsburg—settled in 1638 as Middle Plantation—where you’ll discover the flavours of a traditional colonial menu with a delicious dinner. (FB D) Hotel: The Williamsburg Hotel (F) DAY 4 JAMESTOWN – COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Captain John Smith and his hardy band of 104 settlers established the first permanent English

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey books • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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settlement in the New World—Jamestown. With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how rough life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. Walk through the life-size re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain’s largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Chat with blacksmiths, take in a fife and drum parade, even engage in some politicking with a costumed Federalist in the town square. (FB) DAY 5 WILLIAMSBURG – MONTICELLO – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK j Visit the very spot where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by Patrick Henry’s fiery “Give me liberty or give me death” speech when you visit St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. For a more genteel window into Jefferson’s life, explore Monticello (translating to “little mountain”), his neoclassical Italian estate perched atop a hill. Nearby, as the shadows lengthen over the Blue Ridge Mountains, take famed Skyline Drive into Shenandoah National Park to be inspired by the vistas that shaped the imaginations of early American settlers. With luck, you might even spot black bears, white-tailed deer or a peregrine falcon. Upon arrival at the hotel you will receive a Local Expert presentation about the ecology of the area. (FB D) Hotel: Big Meadows Lodge (NP)

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signing of the Declaration of Independence. You’ll stay in the heart of the city’s historic district, within walking distance of dozens of landmark buildings. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow American history enthusiasts for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Society Hill Hotel (SF) DAY 8 PHILADELPHIA – DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. Walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin in one of the foremost cities of American history. Begin with a visit to the National Constitution Center—an interactive museum tracing the history of the U.S. Constitution and the effects it has had around the world. Then explore Independence National Historic Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Return to Washington, D.C., where a complimentary transfer connects you to Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan National Airport, or to the hotel in Washington, D.C., for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 5:30 p.m. from Dulles International Airport or 6:30 p.m. from Ronald Reagan National Airport. (FB)

DAY 6 SHENANDOAH – HARPERS FERRY – GETTYSBURG A small town with a big story, Harpers Ferry was home to the federal arsenal captured briefly by abolitionist John Brown’s small army. Brown and his men were soon defeated by a contingent of Marines led by Robert E. Lee, but the incident gave the West Virginia town a permanent place on the map of American history. Explore the quaint village on your own before travelling on to Gettysburg. Here you’ll immerse yourself in the narrative of the Civil War. Visit the incredible $135 million Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, home to the breathtaking Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. (FB) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg (F) DAY 7 GETTYSBURG – LANCASTER COUNTY – PHILADELPHIA 5 F Cannons blazing, trumpets sounding, the blue and the gray—join your Local Guide at the site of one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles. The events at Gettysburg—where General George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia—turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was also the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. A short drive takes you from war to the peace of Lancaster’s traditional Amish agricultural community. Spend some time among their verdant fields and clapboard farmhouses before arriving in Philadelphia, site of the

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Great East Coast Cities O The Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and New York City. • I Local Speciality Visit the Samuel Adams Brewery for a tour and tasting.

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America’s favourite East Coast metropolises begins in the nation’s capital. Get settled at your hotel and step out on your own to get acquainted with this capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 m Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you join a Local Guide on your Small Group Sightseeing tour to view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Next, visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city—visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle neighbourhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. (FB) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. – PHILADELPHIA – NEW YORK CITY (2 NIGHTS) Travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where you can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore the Independence National Historic Park. Then it’s on to New York City. Take it easy or venture out to the pulsating streets of Times Square before a delicious dinner at a Manhattan restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton New York (SF)

Dining Highlights • 7 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Washington, D.C. n 1 three-course dinner in New York City n K Your Choice Dining experience in Boston n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Boston

First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 Take a bite of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a Local Guide. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visit Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France. Then ride the elevator to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy—take in a Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest cities. (FB)

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DAY 5 NEW YORK CITY – BOSTON (3 NIGHTS) I K Boston is awash in history, from the Old North Church—made famous in Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride—to the Cambridge campus of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institute of higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. This afternoon, get to know Boston’s most famous beer, a Local Speciality, with a tour and tasting at the Samuel Adams Brewery. This evening, savour dinner at a special Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your dining location from four of Boston’s renowned eateries. (FB YC) Hotel: Omni Parker House (SF)

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DAY 6 BOSTON AT LEISURE Explore Boston on your own today. Rise early and hit the streets—or sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a copy of the Boston Globe. Explore many of the city’s most famous sights. Stroll the green spaces of the Boston Common (and take a summer-time ride on one of the famous Swan Boats in the Public Garden), get lucky enough to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, or discover the continental art collection at the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, designed to resemble a 15th-century Venetian palace. If you like, cross the Charles River to Cambridge on an optional tour of Harvard University. (FB) DAY 7 NEWPORT EXCURSION F Once the destination of choice of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the beautiful seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of architectural landmarks and entertaining stories of life among the 19th-century rich and famous. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his “cottage.” Tonight in Boston, raise a glass with your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 8 DEPART BOSTON A complimentary transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport. (FB)

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Trails of Liberty

Q Williamsburg, Virginia

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg. • I Local Speciality Make your own customized chocolate bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World.

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

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) E Ghosts and heroes, ammunition and battle strategies, chocolatemaking and barbecue—you’re sure to have a blast as history comes alive on this patriotic adventure! Check into your hotel and then set out on your own to explore the nation’s capital. At 6 p.m. gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Join a Local Guide for a tour of the capital and all its famous landmarks. View the Washington Monument, the National Mall, the Capitol and the White House. You’ll be awed as you walk right up to the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and hear all about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. You get the rest of the afternoon to explore wherever you want. Maybe visit one of the world’s greatest museums—the Smithsonian Institution; check out the space vehicles at the National Air and Space Museum or look up at the bellies of the gigantic dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History, just for starters. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant. (FB D) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. – PHILADELPHIA Follow in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, the great inventor and statesman, as you travel to Philadelphia. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market, an old train shed opened in 1892 that now houses a huge marketplace and food stands serving up yummy local delights. With so many choices, you may need a while to decide which treats you want to try—maybe dig into an authentic Philly Cheesesteak or a piping hot Pennsylvania Dutch apple dumpling. Continue on to the Independence National Historic Park and visit the National Constitution Center. Ever wonder why the Liberty Bell cracked? You’ll find out when you visit the giant bell on display in its own pavilion. View Independence Hall where Franklin and the other founding fathers started the country’s favourite national holiday with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the friendly “City of Brotherly Love.” (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Historic District (F) Liberty Bell


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DAY 4 PHILADELPHIA – AMISH COUNTRY – HERSHEY – GETTYSBURG I F Set out this morning for the rolling countryside of Lancaster County. You’ll have a whole new idea of life without technology as you ride back in time aboard a horse-drawn wagon and learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Amish. Then, be treated to an Amish family-style lunch. Travel on to yet another world—Hershey’s Chocolate World that is—where you’ll learn the chocolate making process and everyone will get to try their hand at this Local Speciality and make their own customized chocolate candy bars! Tonight, remember Abraham Lincoln as you settle into historic Gettysburg. Enjoy a historical Highlight Dinner at the “most haunted” 19th century Farnsworth House Inn with a special guest. (FB L HD) Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg (F) DAY 5 GETTYSBURG – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK 5 “Four score and seven years ago,” Gettysburg was one of the most important battlegrounds in the Civil War where President Lincoln gave his remarkable Gettysburg Address. Tour the battlefield with a Local Guide and be amazed by the greatest collection of Civil War relics at the $135 million Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Then, leave the war behind and travel into the peaceful mountains to Shenandoah National Park. Walk with a guide who will teach you about the history, wildlife and native plants in the park. After a hearty barbecue dinner, settle in around a crackling bonfire and listen to a local storyteller bring the legends of Shenandoah to life. Then, challenge your fellow travellers in a contest to see who can toast the ultimate golden marshmallow for the best s’more ever. (FB D) Hotel: Skyland Resort (NP)

DAY 8 WILLIAMSBURG – MOUNT VERNON – DEPART WASHINGTON, D.C. Be assured that George Washington really did sleep here with this morning’s visit to Mount Vernon, the home and final resting place of George Washington. Kids, search for clues to solve the nine different puzzles with the special map you will receive as you tour the mansion and gardens, walk along the forest trail and meet the farm animals. Return to Washington, D.C. where your journey ends with a complimentary transfer to the airport or to the hotel in Washington, D.C. for passengers extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 6 p.m. from Ronald Reagan National Airport or 7 p.m. from Dulles International Airport. (FB)

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DAY 6 SHENANDOAH – CHARLOTTESVILLE – WILLIAMSBURG (2 NIGHTS) Oh Shenandoah…Too bad we have to say farewell so soon. Roll on down picturesque Skyline Drive as you head on over to Charlottesville for a Southern lunch at historic Michie Tavern and get a peek of 18th century tavern life. Continue on to Williamsburg, the early Colonial capital. This evening, don’t be spooked when you walk by candlelight with a storyteller narrating the ghostly legends of the “Hauntings of Williamsburg.” (FB L) Hotel: The Williamsburg Hotel (F) DAY 7 JAMESTOWN & COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG SIGHTSEEING F Hear ye, Hear ye! Get up and get going to visit Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how rough life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. History comes alive as you meet costumed characters and walk through the life-size re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. Then, fast forward to the 18th century to

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spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, Britain’s largest colony in the New World from 1699 to 1780. Get in the spirit along Gloucester Street where townspeople in character go about their daily lives in faithfully restored shops, taverns and homes. Tonight, feast on a Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends. (FB FD)

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East Coast Town & Country Retreat

O New York City, New York

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 New York City, Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. • l Unique Insight See Thomas Jefferson’s impressive book collection at the Library of Congress.

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

Dining Highlights • 8 full breakfasts • 4 evening meals: E Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in New York n K Your Choice Dining in New York n 1 three-course dinner n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Washington, D.C.

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DAY 1 ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY (3 NIGHTS) E Welcome to New York City! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing from your travels or doing a little exploring of this great metropolis on your own. At 5:30 p.m., join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a special Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception for an insider’s introduction to one of the world’s most captivating cities. Hop on a comfortable boat and toast the beginning of an unforgettable trip during a relaxing voyage through the beautiful harbour with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. (WR) Hotel: Staybridge Suites Times Square (F) DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING 5 Embark on a city tour exploring the Big Apple with a Local Guide and discover the most vibrant features of this remarkable metropolis. See Times Square, Rockefeller Center and many more famous Manhattan sights. Drive through the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn getting a glimpse into these eclectic neighbourhoods. Enjoy the evening at leisure offering endless opportunities in the city that never sleeps. Catch a Broadway show or dine at one the unlimited choices of delectable restaurants. (FB) DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY AT LEISURE K The day is yours at leisure to take on the city as you please. Enjoy a long walk in beautiful Central Park, head to Fifth Avenue for some of the city’s best shopping, visit the moving 9-11 Memorial, or just explore the bustling streets soaking up the atmosphere. Tonight, finish your New York adventure with a Your Choice Dining experience, where you can sate your appetite at your choice of one of four stylish Manhattan eateries. (FB YC) Lancaster County, Pennsylvania


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DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY – LANCASTER COUNTY – BEDFORD (2 NIGHTS) Travel through the green landscapes of Pennsylvania as you make your way to Amish Country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. View the verdant fields and clapboard farmhouses before stopping at the Kitchen Kettle Village, a shopping village with 32 unique stores. Experience the heritage of the Amish people, browse the handmade products and soak up the local culture. Perhaps try a local favourite like “chow-chow” or “shoe-fly pie.” Then journey onward to the town of Bedford where the Omni Bedford Springs Resort awaits. Original historic charm is timelessly preserved in this luxury Four-Diamond hotel that sits alongside the Bedford Springs, eight mineral springs that are famed as being sources of rejuvenation. You will be welcomed with an afternoon tea followed by a tour of the historic property and resort. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the resort with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: Omni Bedford Springs Resort (SF)

DAY 9 DEPART WAHSINGTON, D.C. Your trip comes to an end with a transfer to Ronald Reagan National Airport or Dulles International Airport. (FB)

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DAY 5 BEDFORD AT LEISURE Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the scenic Cumberland Valley. Relax or take advantage of the resorts many optional activities such as hiking, biking or fly-fishing. This afternoon, delight in a cooking demonstration by one of the hotel’s expert chefs complete with a tasting of the delicious creations. (FB) DAY 6 BEDFORD – GETTYSBURG – WASHINGTON, D.C. (3 NIGHTS) 5 Bid farewell to Bedford and continue to the historical site of Gettysburg. Join your Local Guide for a tour at the site of one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles. The events at Gettysburg—where General George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia—turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. Arrive in the nation’s capital and enjoy the evening on your own to explore the offerings of Washington, D.C. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel (SF) DAY 7 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 m l Today, immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation as you view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall with a Local Guide on a Small Group Sightseeing tour. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II memorial. Visit the Library of Congress for a Unique Insight, the book collection of Thomas Jefferson. In 1814 Jefferson offered to sell his book collection to the Library of Congress after the British burned Congress and the nation’s Capital. His was the largest private collection at the time, and was purchased for $23,950 in 1815. Today, only a third of the original 6,487 volumes remain after a second fire to the Library in 1851. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB)

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

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Florida’s Sunshine Trail Miami, Florida

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Join your Cuban host for the evening as he closes the doors of his restaurant just for you and effortlessly transports you from Miami to Havana for a fascinating and charming evening of Cuban hospitality, music, mojitos and delicious traditional cuisine. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Miami’s Little Havana and Art Deco District. • j Local Expert Enjoy a lecture in Naples on and the fragile ecosystem of the Everglades and learn why it is significant to all people of the world; hear about the threat of oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on manatees, dolphins and turtles. • I Local Speciality Watch a Key Lime Pie making demonstration.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • St. Augustine Visit Castillo de San Marco, the Nombre de Dios Mission, old St Augustine Village and the oldest wooden school in the Americas. • Space Coast Visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center; relive the historic Apollo 8 launch experience on a simulated Space Shuttle launch. • Miami Enjoy a guided tour of Vizcaya; discover the South Beach Neighbourhood. • Florida Keys Scenic Highway Drive along the “Road to Paradise” from Key Largo down to Key West. • Key West Spend two relaxing nights at the southernmost point of the US. • Everglades Traverse this World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve; Board an airboat to view endemic wildlife up-close. • Naples Relax with two nights and enjoy the gentle pace and tropical ambiance of Florida’s Paradise Coast. • Fort Myers Join a private tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estate with its beautiful historic buildings and award-winning gardens. • Sarasota Enjoy a private tour of Ca’ d’Zan • Apollo Beach Observe manatees in their natural habitat from a variety of viewing platforms.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 full breakfasts • 2 lunches • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Orlando n 1 three-course dinner n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Miami n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Naples n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Sarasota

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DAY 1 ARRIVE ORLANDO E Welcome to the Sunshine State! Relax or explore your resort with its breathtakingly beautiful tropical gardens and signature atriums that recreate three Florida environments—from the gently rising mists of the Everglades, to the funky and vibrant island revelry of Key West, to the Spanish-infused, old-world charm of St. Augustine. At 6 p.m. join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Gaylord Palms Resort (MD) DAY 2 ORLANDO – ST. AUGUSTINE – SPACE COAST – COCOA BEACH Travel north to St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. An orientation tour introduces you to its charming cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you visit Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. Explore the site of the first Mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you visit old St. Augustine Village, featuring houses from the 18th and 19th centuries and the oldest wooden school in the Americas. This afternoon, head down Florida’s famous Space Coast to Cocoa Beach, the surfing capital of the East coast. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a charming local restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront (SF) DAY 3 SPACE COAST – CAPE CANAVERAL – MIAMI (2 NIGHTS) Explore the Kennedy Space Center on a private NASA coach for a panoramic view of space shuttle launch pads at the LC-39 Observation Gantry. Then experience the historic Apollo 8 launch and marvel at a massive 111-metre-long Saturn V moon rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Feel like an astronaut as you experience the sights, sounds and sensations of a real Space Shuttle take off aboard Shuttle Launch Experience. At the IMAX theatre, the dream of spaceflight comes alive with a wall of sound, a five-story screen and realistic 3-D special effects featuring dramatic footage shot by NASA astronauts during actual missions—you will feel like you’re floating alongside them! End your space journey at lunch where you are joined by a veteran astronaut from NASA’s famous Astronaut Corps. Drive down to Miami. If you’d like, enjoy dinner on your own at the Bayside Marketplace upon arrival. (FB L) Hotel: Hyatt Miami (SF) DAY 4 MIAMI SIGHTSEEING 5 B This morning, join an expert guide for a private guided tour of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a Renaissance-style villa housing a priceless collection of 15th through 19th century furnishings and decorative arts. This evening, meet in Little Havana for a walking tour with a Local Guide. The owner of a popular Little Havana restaurant closes his doors for our group tonight for a private Be My Guest dinner. Indulge in a mojito or glass of Sangria while the host enlightens you on the influences Cuban cuisine has in Little Havana. After some appetisers sit down for a dinner featuring some classic Cuban dishes, followed by a cup of Café Con Leche and homemade Cuban dessert. (FB BG)


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DAY 5 MIAMI – KEY LARGO – KEY WEST (2 NIGHTS) 5 Today, explore Miami with its famous port, mansions, yachts and famed neighbourhoods. Start with a walking tour of the historic Art Deco District with a Local Guide. Discover the architectural crown jewels of South Beach’s one-square-mile of traditional deco in the first 20th century neighbourhood to be recognised by the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll also view the area’s most infamous residence, Casa Casuarina, once the home of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was killed on the steps in 1997. Then head south along the fabled “Road to Paradise”—the Florida Keys Scenic Highway. With the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the Gulf of Mexico on your right, the Highway winds through vistas of natural beauty and areas rich in history, legends and stunning views. Arrive in Key West where your hotel is at the southernmost point of the continental United States. (FB) Hotel: Southernmost Hotel (SF) DAY 6 KEY WEST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I This morning join an expert and learn the history of the Keys’ favourite dessert and Local Speciality, the Key Lime Pie. Then explore Key West aboard the world-famous Conch Train Tour and discover Key West Historic District’s many points of interest including world famous Duval Street, the Key West Bight, West Martello Fort, and much more. The rest of the day is free for you to pursue your own interests. Key West is known for its amazing variety of aquatic and land-based activities. Not sure what kind of activities you want to do? Not a problem—your Travel Director is happy to help. (FB) DAY 7 KEY WEST – EVERGLADES – NAPLES (2 NIGHTS) F j Retrace your steps along the Florida Keys Scenic Highway and stop in Big Pine Key at the visitor centre for the National Key Deer Refuge where you will learn about this endangered species of deer that lives only in the lower Florida Keys. After a quick stop in Key Largo, head west through the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve before an early arrival in Naples on Florida’s “Paradise Coast.” This evening, a Highlight Dinner is served at one of the restaurants at The Village on Venetian Bay, home to fashion boutiques and restaurants perched over the waters of Venetian Bay. This evening back at the hotel, enjoy an interpretive presentation by a Local Expert about the popular manatee, as well as the amazing ecosystem of the Everglades, which you will visit tomorrow. (FB HD) Hotel: Hilton Naples (F)

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the rest of the day is yours to do as you please: stroll around Naples’ Fifth Avenue South with its boutiques and art galleries, then head a few blocks away and do it all again along Third Street South. (FB) DAY 9 NAPLES – FORT MYERS – SARASOTA F Meet a historian who leads you on a private visit to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, a 20-acre National Register Historic Site featuring historical buildings, award-winning historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the beautiful grounds of the estate and then head for beautiful Sarasota. Tour the dazzling palatial mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, of John and Mable Ringling (of circus fame). With a guide, discover this tribute to the American Dream reflecting the splendour and romance of Italy. Next, visit the Circus Museum celebrating the American circus, its history, and unique relationship to Sarasota. A special Farewell Dinner celebration is served tonight—the perfect ending to your Florida trail. (FB L FD) Hotel: Hyatt Regency (MD) DAY 10 SARASOTA – DEPART ORLANDO Time to bid farewell to the Sunshine State, but not before a stop at the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach. From a variety of observation platforms, you get a chance to view manatees gathering in the clean, warm water when the temperature of Tampa Bay falls below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Your Florida trail ends at Orlando International Airport or the hotel in Orlando for those wishing to extend their stay in Orlando to visit one of the many amusement parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal or SeaWorld Orlando Resorts. Please do not schedule any flight before 2 p.m. (FB)

DAY 8 NAPLES SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME This morning, enjoy an exciting excursion through the Everglades, where you will embark on a thrilling airboat ride through the sawgrass prairies and mangrove wilderness. Get up-close with alligators, manatees, native wildlife and a variety of birds, such as the Blue Heron, American Egret, Bald Eagle and Osprey. Enjoy some time on your own for lunch in Everglade City where locally caught seafood reigns, from stone crab in season to grouper, shrimp and snapper. Back in Naples,

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Insider Experiences • GUEST SAVOUR A BE MY B BE MY • B Be My Guest Savour a Be My Guest reception and dinner at a private Natchez Mansion. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in New Orleans. • I Local Speciality Encounter America’s most famous Whiskey— Jack Daniel’s—and see how it is created from start to finish n Visit an authentic cotton plantation.

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

Dining Highlights • 9 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: F Highlight Lunch with wine at New Orleans School of Cooking • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Nashville n 1 tapas and wine dinner n K Your Choice Dining in Memphis n B Be My Guest dinner with wine in Natchez n F Farewell Dinner with wine in New Orleans

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DAY 1 ARRIVE NASHVILLE (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Music City! Get settled at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to explore. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Hotel (SF) DAY 2 NASHVILLE – GRAND OLE OPRY No visit to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. See memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks as you explore this shrine to country music. Wrap up your exploration of musical history with a tour of RCA’s Studio B, one of the world’s most successful recording studios where such musicians as Elvis Presley recorded their sounds. Explore the world’s country music capital, starting with Music Row, the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, and home to the record labels, radio stations and recording studios where such greats as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller and Dolly Parton recorded the hits that defined the Nashville sound. Attend a live taping at the Grand Ole Opry, home to America’s longest-running live radio program. Before the show, enjoy a tapas and wine dinner. (FB D) DAY 3 NASHVILLE – LYNCHBURG – MEMPHIS (2 NIGHTS) I Head out to Lynchburg for a taste of life in the country and an introduction to a Southern Local Speciality and America’s most famous whiskey—Jack Daniel’s. Embark on a guided tour to see how clear spring water and corn, rye and barley become smooth-sippin’ Tennessee whiskey. Then travel from Lynchburg to the birthplace of blues and rock ‘n’ roll. In Memphis, take a stroll down Beale Street past Sun Studios, see the hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and savour the late-afternoon light on the Big Muddy. Enjoy the evening at leisure to sample some Southern cookin’ and check out some live music. (FB) Hotel: Memphis Marriott Downtown (SF)

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DAY 4 MEMPHIS – GRACELAND EXCURSION K Graceland is as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great Elvis Presley. From the flowers and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. On a guided tour, marvel at the Jungle Room, the private jets, custom cars and walls full of gold and platinum records. Stroll the grounds and you just might find yourself humming “Blue Suede Shoes;” if so, don’t worry, there’s free time this afternoon to pick up a pair before joining your travelling companions for a Memphis Your Choice Dining experience where you will select your eatery from one of four Memphis favourites. (FB YC) DAY 5 MEMPHIS – NATCHEZ (2 NIGHTS) B This morning, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before it opens to the rest of the public. Take in the exhibits that document the musical history of Memphis. Then depart for Natchez. Founded by the French in 1716, Natchez was home to a flowering antebellum culture. Tonight, step back in time with a private tour of a Renaissance Revival mansion with a local Natchez storyteller. Your authentic Be My Guest experience will begin as your host welcomes you with a cocktail reception, takes you on a guided tour of the elegant Southern home, then escorts you to an authentic and specially prepared ballroom dinner. As you finish your meal, you’ll be charmed by the entrance of costumed tableaux dancers who famously portray life in antebellum Mississippi through song and dance. (FB BG) Hotel: Natchez Eola Hotel (F)

DAY 8 NEW ORLEANS SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE m 5 Delight in a hearty New Orleans breakfast and coffee before today’s exploration of the Crescent City. Join a Small Group Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide and see the atmospheric French Quarter and Jackson Square, originally called Place d’Armes when it was the centre of the old city, and tour one of the city’s above ground cemeteries. Then it’s out to the lovely Garden District, home to some of the best-preserved Southern mansions in the United States. This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own: grab a po’ boy or some fresh beignets, stroll down Bourbon Street or hit the lively waterfront area. (FB) DAY 9 NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING & AT LEISURE F Enjoy a leisurely morning before visiting the New Orleans School of Cooking located in the heart of the French Quarter. Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a fun and interactive cooking class. Later, enjoy your culinary creations at a Highlight Lunch. The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, head out to the bayou for a guided tour deep into the swamps. Look out for alligators! Or stay downtown and stroll Magazine Street, visit Marie Laveau’s Historic Voodoo Museum or catch a little jazz piano while cooling off and watching the world go by. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of the Two Sisters. (FB HL FD) DAY 10 DEPART NEW ORLEANS Say au revoir to the Big Easy this morning. A complimentary transfer is provided to New Orleans International Airport. (FB)

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

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

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

DAY 1 ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to New York City! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing from your travels or doing a little exploring of this great metropolis on your own. Your holiday begins with a special Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception. At 5:30 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers to board a boat for an insider’s introduction to one of the world ‘s most captivating cities. During a relaxing voyage through the beautiful harbour enjoy stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. (WR) Hotel: Hilton New York (SF) DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING 5 I Take a bite of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a Local Guide. See the towering Empire State Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. This afternoon, sample the tastes of New York on a foodthemed Local Speciality tour of a city famous for its edible offerings. The evening is yours to enjoy—take in a Broadway show or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of “the city so nice they named it twice.” (FB) DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY – NEWPORT Spend the morning wrapping up your New York stay with some time on your own. Then head for New England and travel up the coast to the city of Newport. Step into the Gilded Age here, once the destination of choice for the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies—the titans of industry. Today, this beautiful seaside town offers history aficionados a wealth of architectural landmarks and entertaining stories of life among the 19th-century rich and famous. See rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring the Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his “cottage.” This evening, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Hotel: Newport Marriott (SF)

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 full breakfasts • 1 lunch: B Be My Guest lunch with wine at Moonlight Meadery • 6 evening meals: E Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in New York n 2 three-course dinners n F Highlight Dinner in Hyannis with wine n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Essex Junction n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Boston

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DAY 4 NEWPORT – NEW BEDFORD – CAPE COD/HYANNIS (2 NIGHTS) I F Continue your exploration of New England with a stop at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Walk the scale models of the whaling ships and see the skeleton of a whale up close. Following New Bedford, take a guided bog tour at a cranberry farm, a New England Local Speciality. This evening, arrive at Cape Cod in Hyannis. Settle into beach life with a local Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: Hyannis Harbor Hotel (F) DAY 5 NANTUCKET SIGHTSEEING 5 Ferry from Cape Cod to the picturesque island of Nantucket. Upon arrival on the island, embark on a tour with a Local Guide. See the cobblestone streets and quintessential island cottages; the icon Sankaty Head Lighthouse that stands at the eastern end of the island; take in the pristine sandy beaches, diverse outdoor attractions and historical and cultural draws—the artists’ community and other one-of-a-kind boutiques. After spending some time on this island paradise, head back to Hyannis. (FB) DAY 6 CAPE COD – KENNEBUNKPORT – NORTH CONWAY j Head inland toward the pretty town of North Conway on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest. Stop in the town of Kennebunkport before finishing your drive through scenic New Hampshire to North Conway. This afternoon, traverse the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple, mountain ash and white birch, keep your eyes peeled for some of the wildlife that call this area home. This evening, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging presentation by a Local Expert. (FB D) Hotel: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort (F)

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cultural scene. This evening, gather at the resort for a cooking class. After crafting your meal, dine on the finished product with your fellow chefs at a Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) DAY 9 ESSEX – BOSTON (2 NIGHTS) I B Make your way to Morse Maple Farm for a tour and tasting of a famous Vermont Local Speciality, “Sugar on Snow.” Travel back across New Hampshire and stop at Moonlight Meadery and learn about the production of mead—wine made from honey—crafted exclusively from wildflower honey. Feast on a Be My Guest lunch comprised of local New Hampshire ingredients served alongside your sample of mead. Then head to Boston, one of the oldest cities in the United States. From lobster to Paul Revere’s midnight ride, Boston has plenty of claims to fame and plenty to see, taste and experience. (FB BG) Hotel: Omni Parker House (SF) DAY 10 BOSTON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Embark on a fascinating city tour and become immersed in “Beantown.” With several stops along Boston’s famed Freedom Trail, you’ll hear all about the struggle and courage of the American colonists during revolutionary times. Then view the colourful neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill. The rest of the day is yours to visit the waterfront, stroll the Harvard University campus or get to know the locals in a friendly pub. This evening, gather with your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 11 DEPART BOSTON Your tour comes to an end with a transfer to Boston Logan International Airport. (FB)

DAY 7 NORTH CONWAY – ESSEX JUNCTION (2 NIGHTS) I Today is a day to savour the foods of New England. Head across the landscapes of Vermont and sample the flavours of this region at each stop. First, visit the Cabot Creamery, a family-owned farm producing a variety of cheeses. Observe the process before sampling a few varieties of the Local Speciality for yourself. Next, visit a cidery producing apple cider, also a Local Speciality, and learn about the craft. And, of course, a tasting follows! Finish your culinary tour of Vermont with a stop at Ben & Jerry’s, the ice cream makers whose funky flavours have taken them from one Vermont store to a world-wide name. They originated here, making them your third Vermont Local Speciality, and you will see where it all began along with a sample of a few favourite flavours. After a day of tastings, arrive at your resort. (FB) Hotel: The Essex Resort & Spa (SF) DAY 8 ESSEX JUNCTION FREE TIME F Enjoy a day on your own. Choose to take advantage of your resort’s outdoor activity offerings. Set off on foot or on bike to catch the sights on a nearby trail or head into downtown Burlington to capitalize on the

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest You’ll be the guests of two master barbecue chefs for an outdoor feast of traditional American barbecue with beer and wine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Tour the Anheuser-Busch brewery and sample the beer.

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

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

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DAY 1 ARRIVE CHICAGO E Welcome to the starting point of Route 66! Get settled in at your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing from your travels or set out on your own to get acquainted with the city of Chicago. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Palmer House Hilton (MD) DAY 2 CHICAGO – SPRINGFIELD After an introduction to the Windy City, including elegant Lakeshore Drive and the Magnificent Mile, hit the road for a good, old-fashioned American road trip. Just outside Chicago, see several of Route 66’s original gas stations. Explore the history and cultural impact of America’s Mother Road at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Roll on southwest to Springfield, where you will visit the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Springfield (F) DAY 3 SPRINGFIELD – ST. LOUIS I B Get ready for a real taste of America’s Midwest today, starting with the view from atop the famed St. Louis Gateway arch. Take a break at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, a Route 66 favourite since 1929. Then, experience another American favourite with a guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery—from the stables of the Clydesdales to the tasting room—and enjoy a taste of this Local Speciality as well. And what goes better with beer than barbecue? Learn to mix up your own sweet and spicy barbecue sauce with a team of master barbecue chefs and enjoy a rib-sticking Be My Guest barbecue dinner, hot off the grill. (FB BG) Hotel: Omni Majestic Hotel (MD) DAY 4 ST. LOUIS – MERAMEC CAVERNS – BRANSON Begin your day by crossing the Mississippi river via the Chain of Rocks Bridge, named for the rocks that made crossing the river so rough before the bridge was built in the 1960s. As you near the middle, keep your eyes peeled for the bridge’s most notable feature, a 22-degree bend. Go underground in Meramec Caverns, a former hideout of Jesse James, for a glimpse of some outstanding subterranean formations. Then it’s onward to the Ozarks and the lively American musical mecca of Branson. Explore Branson Landing, a shopping, dining and entertainment hub on the shores of Lake Taneycomo. Tonight, perhaps get your kicks at an optional dinner show. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing (F) DAY 5 BRANSON – WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL – OKLAHOMA CITY (2 NIGHTS) F Roll on through historic Joplin, Missouri into eastern Oklahoma, an especially scenic stretch of highway known as the Will Rogers Highways. Stop to visit the Will Rogers Museum dedicated to the famous American humorist Will Rogers, who once said, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” See more classics of the Old Road such as the Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner in the vibrant warehouse district of Bricktown. (FB HD) Hotel: Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown (MF)


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DAY 6 OKLAHOMA CITY SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Get a taste of the Old West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum with its collection of Native American art and outstanding display of antique firearms. After lunch, visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, honouring the 1995 bombing victims. The rest of the day is yours to explore historic Bricktown. (FB) DAY 7 OKLAHOMA CITY – ROUTE 66 MUSEUM – AMARILLO In Clinton, explore a classic collection of Route 66 history, memorabilia and culture. Crossing into the Texas Panhandle, return to Old Route 66 for a scenic drive before stopping at Amarillo, the “yellow rose of Texas.” (FB) Hotel: The Ambassador Hotel (F) DAY 8 AMARILLO – ALBUQUERQUE (2 NIGHTS) Yes, those are 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt, the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation just outside Amarillo. Stop in Tucumcari, where a large number of the vintage motels and restaurants built in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s are still in existence. Travel on to Albuquerque where the spirit of Route 66 still thrives. Tonight, don your poodle skirt or leather jacket for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its 1950s jukebox and blue-plate specials that have hardly changed since the heyday of the “Main Street of America.” (FB D) Hotel: Albuquerque Marriott (SF) DAY 9 ALBUQUERQUE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME While Albuquerque didn’t boom until the coming of Route 66, the city existed for more than 300 years. Take a tour of Old Town and see the old adobe architecture and enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Visit one of the many museums, relax in a cafe or perhaps opt to visit southwestern arts-filled Santa Fe. (FB) DAY 10 ALBUQUERQUE – FLAGSTAFF Cruise through Gallup this morning and see the history of Route 66 immortalized on the main drag. See the Historic El Rancho hotel, which served as a homebase to the movie stars who came to the desert for their films. Crossing into Arizona, watch the sun play over the changing colours of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook and the Man Standing on the Corner in Winslow before arriving in Flagstaff with its quaint downtown and pine-forested hills. (FB D) Hotel: Radisson Woodlands Hotel Flagstaff (F) DAY 11 FLAGSTAFF – CAMERON TRADING POST – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK As the morning sun gilds the desert landscape, visit the traditional land of the Navajo people. Stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. This afternoon, wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon. Spend the night inside the park, allowing plenty of time to explore this natural world wonder. For more stunning views, take an optional plane

or helicopter trip to see the canyon from the sky. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP) DAY 12 GRAND CANYON – SELIGMAN – KINGMAN – LAS VEGAS Hit the road again, passing through Seligman then Peach Springs, the town that was the inspiration for the Pixar movie Cars. Then drive through Hackberry, a Route 66 ghost town along the original route. Further ahead, stop in Kingman, a Route 66 hotspot that has kept the old culture alive. Driving the Mother Road in these desert oases is like time travelling to see the well-preserved motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler era. Then it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas. The afternoon and evening are yours to hit The Strip, catch a show or try your luck at the slots. (FB) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF) DAY 13 LAS VEGAS – HOLLYWOOD – LOS ANGELES F Travel from Sin City to the City of Angels today, with one last jaunt on Route 66 near the town of Barstow. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, see the sights, including Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Beverly Hills, Sunset Boulevard and the place where the road comes to an end, Santa Monica and the great Pacific. This evening, celebrate your journey at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel (SF) DAY 14 DEPART LOS ANGELES Say good-bye to the road and take flight. A complimentary transfer is provided to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

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

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Relax with your host at a Niagara Falls winery for a delicious meal and idyllic view of the vineyard. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Washington, D.C., Montreal and Quebec City. • I Local Speciality Try your hand at making the Amish speciality, whoopie pies, in Lancaster County. n Visit the Corning Museum of Glass.

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

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

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DAY 1 ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY E Welcome to New York! Check into your hotel and then head out on your own for an afternoon of discovering New York City. Grab a slice of pizza or a hot dog from a street vendor, browse the high-end shops or just relax at your hotel. At 5:30 p.m. your holiday begins with a special Harbour Cruise Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Board a boat for an insider’s introduction to one of the world’s most captivating cities. Toast the beginning of an unforgettable trip during a relaxing voyage through the beautiful harbour with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. (WR) Hotel: New York Marriott East Side (F) DAY 2 NEW YORK – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS) Take a bite out of the Big Apple. View the Statue of Liberty, the towering Empire State Building, pulsating Times Square and grand Central Park. Travel on to the City of Brotherly Love and a visit to the Liberty Bell Center. View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before travelling on to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. This evening enjoy a dinner in the capital city. (FB D) Hotel: Capital Hilton (SF) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building and visit the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II and Vietnam War memorials with a Local Guide. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the heroes at rest. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own—perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian’s museums or galleries or take a stroll around Dupont Circle. (FB) DAY 4 WASHINGTON, D.C. – LANCASTER COUNTY/AMISH COUNTRY I Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County with a guide. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Tonight, after a hearty dinner, practice preparing whoopie pies, a delicious Local Speciality, for your dessert. (FB D) Hotel: The Inn at Leola Village (SF) DAY 5 LANCASTER COUNTY – NIAGARA FALLS (2 NIGHTS) I Journey across Pennsylvania through the eastern corner of New York. Stop in at the Corning Museum of Glass, a Local Speciality. Displayed here are 35 centuries of glass ware, from ancient to contemporary creations. Learn about everything from the beautiful sculptures to the discoveries that move the ever-changing world of glass forward. Head into Canada to reach the pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow—the majestic Niagara Falls. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview (SF) DAY 6 NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME B After soaking up the panoramic views and thunderous roar of the falls, set out on the Maid of the Mist for an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Look over your shoulder to catch a last glimpse of a rainbow before leaving this magical setting. Enjoy some free


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time today to explore Niagara Falls more on your own. This evening, visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and tasting of their awardwinning wines, including ice wine, a speciality to the region and a drink that can only be produced in a few other areas of the world. Later, relax with a Be My Guest dinner with bucolic views of the vineyard. (FB BG) DAY 7 NIAGARA FALLS – TORONTO Travel on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake before arriving on the shores of the Great Lake Ontario and cosmopolitan Toronto. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (MD) DAY 8 TORONTO – OTTAWA Travel to Ottawa, Canada’s stately capital. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city, including the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill; Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries and museums. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (MD) DAY 9 OTTAWA – MONTREAL Today takes you from Canada’s administrative capital to the cultural heart of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a restaurant in charming Old Montreal. (FB D) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel (SF) DAY 10 MONTREAL – QUEBEC CITY (2 NIGHTS) 5 Your expert Local Guide introduces you to the pleasures of Montreal, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicentre of the old city. Stop at Mount Royal for a panoramic view, and then wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River to the fortified walls of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (FB D) Hotel: Hilton Quebec (MD)

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the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or explore the lovely Public Gardens. If you like, take an optional tour of Harvard University, America’s oldest university. This evening, toast your holiday and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 14 BOSTON – NEWPORT – DEPART NEW YORK CITY Once the summer home of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the “captains of industry,” the seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of stunning architectural landmarks. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before returning to New York. A complimentary transfer is provided to New York JFK International Airport and the hotel in New York for those extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7 p.m. (FB)

DAY 11 QUEBEC CITY SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Explore Quebec City’s winding streets and historic sites with your Local Guide. Learn about the city’s French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. This afternoon, perhaps visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a sidewalk cafe. (FB) DAY 12 QUEBEC CITY – FRANCONIA NOTCH – BOSTON (2 NIGHTS) Leave the birthplace of French Canada and cross back into the United States. Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple and white birch, watch for the black bear, moose and deer that call this area home. Arrive in Boston and enjoy your evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: Omni Parker House (SF) DAY 13 BOSTON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Immerse yourself in Boston’s rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor, site of the famous Tea Party, and along the Freedom Trail. This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please—visit

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

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Honolulu Explore the city’s main highlights including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and downtown Honolulu. • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Learn how the Hawaiian Islands were created; stop at the active Kilauea Volcano; visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum and walk through an actual lava tube. • Kona Visit a Kona coffee farm. • Maui Visit the historic whaling town of Lahaina.

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

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• Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Oahu to Hawaii and Hawaii to Maui plus all airport transfers included • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Aloha Welcome with fresh flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing.

DAY 1 ARRIVE HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a fragrant lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific, explore The International Market Place in Waikiki or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) DAY 2 PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING I F Begin your exploration of Oahu. On a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona, you’ll be moved by this memorial to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship’s hull since the fatal attack in 1941. Travel on to the spectacular natural landscape of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, called the “Punchbowl” for its shape formed from the cone of an extinct volcano. Return to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii’s last monarchs, and the iconic King Kamehameha I statue at Ali Iolani Hale. View the current state capitol building, built in a Hawaiian version of modernist Bauhaus architecture. The crafting of exquisite coral jewellery, a Local Speciality, has always been a backbone of the islands’ economy; visit a workshop to see how expert artisans transform a treasure of the sea into a priceless memento. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend relaxing on the beach, doing some shopping or just exploring. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD) DAY 3 OAHU – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS) D I Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through lush forest preserves before arriving at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape changes constantly as Kilauea spews lava that flows down to the sea—it’s been erupting almost continuously since 1983. Enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum. Then take a short walk through a fern forest to get inside an ancient cave-like lava tube. After an included lunch, learn how the rich volcanic soil around Kona produces some of the world’s best coffee. Savour a tasting when you visit a local coffee farm and mill to learn how the Local Speciality of Kona coffee is grown, harvested and processed. Reach the golden Kona coast and your stunning oceanfront resort. (FB L D) DAY 4 KONA FREE TIME Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: Tour a native Hawaiian temple, don a snorkel and mask to commune with some of Hawaii’s colourful and varied marine life, learn about an early Hawaiian settlement and look for green sea turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, cruise past the rugged coastline and pristine beaches on a boat tour, descend into the depths on a submarine or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. This evening, as the sky grows red in the west, why not take an optional cruise to relish the magnificent Kona sunset? (FB)


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DAY 5 KONA – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D l B Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to the Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compost-grown operation in the state. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialities made with the freshest local ingredients. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. (FB BG) DAY 6 TO DAY 7 MAUI FREE TIME j F Savour two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. The possibilities are endless. Spend some time on the three-mile long white sand beach or unwind at the resort’s sparkling pool. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Maybe take a surfing lesson from a local or play 18 holes at one of two championship golf courses overlooking the sea—keep an eye out for breaching whales in season while you’re teeing off! Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise bathe the island in light. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui’s rugged eastern coast. Opt for a helicopter flightseeing excursion to get an eye-popping view of the island’s varied landscape and waterfalls. During your stay, enjoy a presentation with a Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. Join your travelling companions on one evening for a festive Luau Farewell Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the great night sky. (FB FD) (FB) DAY 8 DEPART MAUI A hui hou… until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport hotel. (FB)

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Above prices include economy inter-island airfares for Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului and applicable fuel surcharges, government taxes and fees as applicable as of May 20, 2012. These are subject to change without notice. Please note: Hawaiian Airlines will charge a baggage handling fee on each inter-island flight included on your trip. This additional cost is not covered in the trip prices and is the responsibility of the guest. The approximate cost is US$17 for the first checked suitcase and an additional US$17 for the second checked suitcase per each included inter-island flight. These prices are subject to change per the airline baggage policy. The Travel Director will collect these fees when you join the trip and can assist you with any questions. Secure Flight Requirements for Inter-island Flights: Due to airline policies on inter-island flights, passengers must provide their full name (as it appears on your passport), date of birth and gender at time of deposit.

6 These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides.

NZ$73

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Royal Kona Resort (OV)

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Royal Lahaina Resort (POV)

Royal Lahaina Resort (OV)

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

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

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Oahu Explore Honolulu’s main highlights and visit Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial; feed penguins, flamingos, ducks, sacred Ibis and koi fish; take a surfing or stand-up paddle board lesson from local beach boys. • Maui Stop at the historic whaling town of Lahaina; experience Hawaiian culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian luau. • Hawaii Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see both the world’s largest and its most active volcanoes; visit the Jaggar Museum and explore a lava tube; enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride to see and learn about the local sea life.

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

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 8 nights First Class accommodation • Aloha Welcome with fresh flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1 • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 9 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii plus all airport transfers included • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (3 NIGHTS) E Aloha and welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a fragrant lei and your complimentary transfer will whisk you to your spectacular beachfront hotel. After checking in, get settled into Hawaiian Time with a swim in the Pacific Ocean or a quick dip in the resort pool. At 6 p.m., gather the family and hit the sand for a Kick-off Party with pupus and drinks on the beach and meet your Travel Director and fellow adventurers. (KP) Hotel: Hilton Hawaii Village (SF) DAY 2 HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING I l F Your Aloha adventure begins in Downtown Honolulu, home to several historic structures, including Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil; a 162-year-old church built from coral blocks; and the historic Aloha Tower. Next, meet chocolate flavourmeisters, for a fun, hands-on, bean-to-bar Local Speciality experience. Learn how cacao is grown and processed from pods full of cacao beans, which then get roasted, cracked, crushed, ground, conched, tempered and poured into bar molds. Even make your own delicious chocolate bar from scratch and take a bar of handmade chocolate home! This afternoon, visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial Park dedicated to the infamous naval attack that led to the U.S.’s involvement in World War II. Take a boat ride out to the memorial, which is built over the submerged battleship USS Arizona, see the engraved names of the heroes who perished on that fateful day and peer down at the remains of the sunken ship from which oil still seeps after more than 70 years. Later, enjoy a Unique Insight into life on a battleship. Join a real navy sailor on an exclusive visit aboard the ‘Mighty Mo’—the USS Missouri—the star of the blockbuster movie ‘Battleship.’ This evening, join your fellow explorers for a splashin’ good time during a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant where you enjoy dinner facing an incredible three-story, 280,000-gallon saltwater fish tank, home to hundreds of tropical fish! (FB HD) DAY 3 HONOLULU FREE TIME The entire day is yours and the choices are endless! Join one of the resort’s wildlife specialists to feed the animals, including the hotel’s very own African Blackfoot Penguins, flamingos, ducks, sacred Ibis and Koi fish. Perhaps attend a ukulele-making demonstration or spend some time lazing in the warm Hawaiian sun on the beach. Enjoy the water activities of your tropical resort: with a surfing lesson, learn all about the sport from local athletes at Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, or try stand-up paddle boarding. Take an optional snorkeling excursion to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and spot sea turtles, colourful coral and dazzling tropical fish. Explore Waikiki, packed with shops and restaurants and the Ala Moana Shopping Center, a collection of over 90 shops, boutiques and a diverse, international selection of eateries. (FB) DAY 4 HONOLULU – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D B I j Soar high above the Pacific as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical


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foliage. A truly unique island experience begins in the misting forest of Waipoli in upcountry Maui. Here, you will meet your host for an exclusive farm-to-fork Be My Guest lunch as you are taken on a visit through this diversified natural farm, on the slopes of Haleakala with panoramic bi-coastal views of the island. Learn about the various crops while partaking in their harvesting. Enjoy a gourmet al fresco lunch as you watch the fresh products you just harvested be prepared right in front of you by the chef. Kids can help make their own pizza, rolling the dough, adding their toppings and then eating their savoury creation fresh off the pizza oven! This afternoon, visit a working dairy farm and meet working dairy goats, herder dogs and “Charlie,” the owners’ potbelly pig. Discover the ins and outs of goat cheese production, a Local Speciality. Taste various goat cheeses, pet and feed the goats, and for a truly unique experience, kids get a chance to learn to hand milk a goat! Then get settled at your hotel on spectacular Kaanapali Beach, often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. This evening, enjoy a unique “Tour of the Stars” led by a Local Expert on the roof of your resort. Learnw how more than 1,000 years ago, voyaging Polynesians were guided to the Hawaiian Islands with the help of the stars. (FB BG) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui (MD) DAY 5 MAUI SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME j I F Wake up in stunning Maui and get ready to explore the island’s premier attraction: the Maui Ocean Centre. Meet your Local Expert, an ocean naturalist, for a glimpse of Hawaii’s undersea world. Learn about the spectacular live coral displays—the largest collection in the nation—enjoy playful swimming displays by green sea turtles, awe at close encounters with sharks and rays, and enjoy the outdoor touch pools and the acrylic tunnel through the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit with over 2,000 fish. Then head for the historic whaling village of Lahaina, which once played host to as many as 1,500 sailors on leave, including famous Moby Dick author, Herman Melville. Enjoy a cone of colourful flavoured Shaved Ice, a Hawaiian Local Speciality, before returning back to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon is free to relax. This evening, get a real taste of the islands at a special Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner where through the sounds of the conch, the beating of the drums, and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant, you journey through the story of the islands of Polynesia. Enjoy an all-youcan-eat buffet featuring Hawaiian and Western specialities and a full open bar. (FB HD) DAY 6 MAUI FREE TIME I The entire day is free for you and your family to make the most of your holiday as you please. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast served in a striking setting overlooking the ocean and water-fed lagoon. Choose from a selection of optional excursions or enjoy a fun-in-the-sun beach day. Perhaps enjoy a Local Speciality and learn about the art of lei-making or attend a demonstration of the Hula, the uniquely Hawaiian dance

Above prices include economy inter-island airfares for Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii and applicable fuel surcharges, government taxes and fees as applicable as of May 20, 2012. These are subject to change without notice. Please note: Hawaiian Airlines will charge a baggage handling fee on each inter-island flight included on your trip. This additional cost is not covered in the trip prices and is the responsibility of the guest. The approximate cost is US$17 for the first checked suitcase and an additional US$17 for the second checked suitcase per each included inter-island flight. These prices are subject to change per the airline baggage policy. The Travel Director will collect these fees when you join the trip and can assist you with any questions. Secure Flight Requirements for Inter-island Flights: Due to airline policies on inter-island flights, passengers must provide their full name (as it appears on your passport), date of birth and gender at time of deposit. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides.

NZ$91

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

accompanied by chant or song that preserves and perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii. (FB) DAY 7 MAUI – HILO – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – WAIKOLOA (2 NIGHTS) D Take flight early this morning as you bid farewell to Maui and head to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through the lush forest preserves to arrive at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape undergoes constant change as Kilauea continuously spews lava down into the sea. Kilauea Visitor Center is the first stop for informative and interactive displays and movies highlighting the special aspects of the park. Visit the Jaggar Museum to learn about volcanology and view seismographs and other equipment used by scientists monitoring the volcanoes. Arrive at the Thurston Lava Tube which several hundred years ago, a scorching river of lava rushed through. Later, arrive at your beachfront resort on the sun-splashed Kohala Coast. (FB) Hotel: Marriott Waikoloa (SF) DAY 8 KONA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and laidback morning before boarding a glass-bottom boat to explore the amazing Hawaiian reef without ever getting wet! Relax under the shaded canopy and view Green Sea Turtles grazing, hundreds of species of colourful tropical fish, and unique Hawaiian coral through six full size windows. The friendly onboard marine naturalists and captain will answer all your questions as they take you through the protected waters of Anaehoomalu Bay. Back on land, enjoy an afternoon of free time. Tonight, toast to the wonderful adventures you’ve shared with your family and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner of delectable Hawaiian dishes. (FB FD) DAY 9 DEPART KONA A Hui Hou, or until we meet again! Bid farewell to the islands as your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to the airport for your flight home. (FB)

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Overnight stays

NZ$193 NZ$385

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Oahu Discover the island’s many natural wonders. • Honolulu Explore the city’s main highlights including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and downtown Honolulu. • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Learn how the Hawaiian Islands were created; stop at the active Kilauea Volcano; visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum and walk through an actual lava tube. • Kona Visit a Kona coffee farm and enjoy a freshly brewed cup. • Maui Visit the historic whaling town of Lahaina.

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

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• Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 9 nights First Class accommodation • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Oahu to Hawaii and Hawaii to Maui plus all airport transfers included. Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 10 • Aloha Welcome with fresh flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing.

DAY 1 ARRIVE HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (4 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a fragrant lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific, explore The International Market Place in Waikiki or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) DAY 2 OAHU SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Traverse the island today on a grand tour of Oahu. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs, marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the famous break at the North Shore (seasonal). On your journey through this tropical splendour, pass verdant pineapple plantations, swaying palm trees and lushly forested hills. (FB) DAY 3 HONOLULU FREE TIME Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own. Spend some time lazing in the sun on Waikiki Beach; spot sea turtles, colourful coral and dazzling tropical fish while snorkeling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. (FB) DAY 4 PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING I F Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. Travel on to Punchbowl Crater and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Return to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue and the current state capitol building. The crafting of exquisite coral jewellery, a Local Speciality, has always been a backbone of the islands’ economy; visit a coral workshop to see how expert artisans transform a treasure of the sea into a priceless memento. The rest of the afternoon is yours. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD) DAY 5 OAHU – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS) D I Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel from Hilo to the exquisite western coast, passing through forest preserves before arriving at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii’s landscape changes constantly as Kilauea, erupting almost continuously since 1983, spews lava flowing down to the sea. Enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum. Then take a short walk to get inside an ancient cave-like lava tube. After an included lunch, learn how the rich volcanic soil around Kona produces some of the world’s best coffee. Savour a tasting of this Local Speciality when you visit a local coffee farm and mill to learn how Kona coffee is grown, harvested and processed. Reach the golden Kona coast and your stunning oceanfront resort. (FB L D)


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DAY 6 KONA FREE TIME Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: Tour a native Hawaiian temple, don a snorkel and mask to commune with Hawaii’s colourful and varied marine life, look for green sea turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, descend into the depths on a submarine or just relax and enjoy your oceanfront resort. This evening, as the sky grows red in the west, why not take an optional cruise to relish one of Kona’s magnificent sunsets? (FB) DAY 7 KONA – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D l B Fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to the Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compost-grown operation in the state. Travel along country roads to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a special Be My Guest lunch featuring the finest local ingredients. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. Check into your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. (FB BG) DAY 8 TO DAY 9 MAUI FREE TIME j F Savour two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. The possibilities are endless. Spend some time walking along the long white-sand beaches or relaxing by the pool. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui’s rugged eastern coast. Maybe get a bird’s-eye view of Maui on a helicopter flightseeing excursion. During your stay, meet with a Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the great night sky. (FB FD) (FB) DAY 10 DEPART MAUI A hui hou… until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport hotel or relax at the hotel for guests extending their stay. (FB)

10 Days from NZ$3695 per person twin share Ref: DHM/M/F/P Price per Person Starts Oahu

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3695 1400

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1400 1400 1400 1400 1400

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Sun 15 Sep Sun 22 Sep Sun 29 Sep Sun 6 Oct

3695 3695 3695 3695

1400 1400 1400 1400

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Sun 10 Mar 3675 1455 Sun 17 Mar 3675 1455 Sun 24 Mar 3675 1455

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3695 3695 3695 3695

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3695 3695 3695 3695

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Above prices include economy inter-island airfares for Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului and applicable fuel surcharges, government taxes and fees as applicable as of May 20, 2012. These are subject to change without notice. Please note: Hawaiian Airlines will charge a baggage handling fee on each inter-island flight included on your trip. This additional cost is not covered in the trip prices and is the responsibility of the guest. The approximate cost is US$17 for the first checked suitcase and an additional US$17 for the second checked suitcase per each included inter-island flight. These prices are subject to change per the airline baggage policy. The Travel Director will collect these fees when you join the trip and can assist you with any questions. Secure Flight Requirements for Inter-island Flights: Due to airline policies on inter-island flights, passengers must provide their full name (as it appears on your passport), date of birth and gender at time of deposit.

6 These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides.

NZ$91

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131. Location Oahu (Waikiki)

Moderate

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Waikiki Beach Marriott Waikiki Beach Marriott Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (ROH) Resort & Spa (POV) Resort & Spa (OV)

Hawaii (Kailua or Keauhou)

Royal Kona Resort (POV)

Royal Kona Resort (OV)

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa (OV)

Maui (Kaanapali)

Royal Lahaina Resort (POV)

Royal Lahaina Resort (OV)

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa (ROH)

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

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

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Honolulu Explore the city’s main highlights including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and downtown Honolulu. • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Learn how the Hawaiian Islands were created; stop at the active Kilauea Volcano; visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum and walk through an actual lava tube. • Kona Visit a Kona coffee farm. • Maui Visit the historic whaling town of Lahaina. • Kauai Cruise along the Wailua River and visit the famous Fern Grotto.

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

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• Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 10 nights First Class accommodation • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Oahu to Hawaii, Hawaii to Maui and Maui to Kauai plus all airport transfers included • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 11 • Aloha Welcome with fresh flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing.

DAY 1 ARRIVE HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a fragrant lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific, explore The International Market Place in Waikiki or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) DAY 2 PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING I F Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to those military personnel still entombed in her hull from the fatal attack of 1941. Travel on to Punchbowl Crater and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue and the state capitol building. Then visit a coral jewellery workshop to see how expert artisans transform a treasure of the sea into a priceless Local Speciality. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own before joining your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB HD) DAY 3 OAHU – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS) D I Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Set out for the Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home to both the world’s largest and its most active volcano. Look out on spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum; then walk through a real lava tube. After an included lunch, learn how the rich volcanic soil around Kona produces some of the world’s best coffee. Visit a local coffee farm and mill and savour a tasting of 100% Kona coffee, a Local Speciality. Reach the stunning Kona coast and check in to your oceanfront resort. (FB L D) DAY 4 KONA FREE TIME Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. The options are endless: Tour a native Hawaiian temple in the lively seaside town of Kailua, don a snorkel and mask to commune with Hawaii’s colourful marine life, look for green sea turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, descend into the depths on a submarine or just relax and enjoy your resort. This evening, as the sky grows red in the west, why not take an optional cruise to relish one of Kona’s magnificent sunsets? (FB) DAY 5 KONA – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D l B Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to the Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation


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turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compost-grown operation in the state. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a special Be My Guest lunch featuring the finest local ingredients. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and enjoy a relaxing evening. (FB BG) DAY 6 TO DAY 7 MAUI FREE TIME j F Enjoy two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. Spend some time on the white-sand beaches. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui’s rugged eastern coast. Maybe get a bird’s-eye view of Maui on a helicopter flightseeing excursion. During your stay on Maui, enjoy a presentation with a Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your travelling companions for a festive Luau Highlight Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the song and dance of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the sky. (FB HD) (FB) DAY 8 MAUI – KAUAI (3 NIGHTS) D A brief flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai, whose rugged Na Pali Coast was the site of filming for Jurassic Park and King Kong. Head into the interior on a cruise of the tranquil Wailua River, passing thick rainforests and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge. Stroll to a spot once reserved for Hawaiian royalty: the gorgeous Fern Grotto. In this natural amphitheatre, Hawaiian dancers and singers will perform traditional songs and hula. A riverside lunch completes the day’s events before heading to your beautiful oceanfront resort. (FB L) DAY 9 TO DAY 10 KAUAI FREE TIME F Spend two glorious days on Kauai savouring its many natural wonders. Maybe take a trip to immense Waimea Canyon, resplendent in the changing island light. Or travel by boat or helicopter to the Na Pali Coast, which offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire world. And don’t forget to leave some time to enjoy the lovely pool at your resort for no Hawaiian idyll is complete without some serious relaxation. On your final night on Kauai, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) (FB) DAY 11 DEPART KAUAI A hui hou… until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport or relax at the hotel for guests extending their stay. (FB)

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2nd Discount NZ$428 FirstTrip Class HotelSAVE up to NZ$214 p.p. YoungX Traveller Discount Above X for Honolulu-Hilo, KonaPremierprices Hotelinclude economy inter-island airfares Kahului and Kahului-Lihue Early Payment Discount and applicable fuel surcharges, government taxes and fees as applicable 20, 2012. These are subject6 to change without 12 months NZ$428 as of May 10 months NZ$321 months NZ$214 notice. Please note: Hawaiian Airlines will charge a baggage handling fee on 2nd Trip Discountflight SAVE up to on NZ$214 each inter-island included your trip. This additional cost is not covered Young Traveller Discount NZ$428 p.p. in the trip prices and is the responsibility of the guest. The approximate cost is US$17 for the first checked suitcase and an additional US$17 for theKonasecond Above prices include economy inter-island airfares for Honolulu-Hilo, checked suitcase per each and included inter-island flight. These prices are subject to Kahului and Kahului-Lihue applicable fuel surcharges, government taxes and change per the airline policy. Theare Travel Director will collect these fees fees as applicable as ofbaggage April xxxx. These subject to change without notice. when you join the trip and canfor assist you with any questions. Secure Flight Requirements Inter-island Flights: Due to airline policies on

Secure Flight Requirements formust Inter-island Due to airline policies on inter-island flights, passengers provideFlights: their full name (as it appears inter-island flights, passengers must provide theiroffull name (as it appears on your passport), date of birth and gender at time deposit. your passport), date of birth and gender at time of deposit. 6 These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels, hotel room operate per Please the 2012 brochure. room 6 These departures categories and inclusions mayasvary. inquire at theHotels, time ofhotel booking. categories and inclusions may vary. Please at the time of booking. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person forinquire Travel Director, Driver Option to Experts. pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local and Local Guides. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available.

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Moderate First Class Waikiki Beach Marriott Waikiki Beach Marriott WaikikiPremier Beach Marriott

Oahu (Waikiki) ResortBeach & SpaMarriott (ROH) Waikiki ResortBeach & SpaMarriott (POV) Waikiki ResortBeach & SpaMarriott (OV) Waikiki Oahu (Waikiki) Resort & Spa (ROH) Resort & Spa (POV) Resort & Spa (OV) Hawaii (Kailua or Royal Kona Resort Royal Kona Resort Sheraton Keauhou Bay (POV)Resort (OV) Resort Resort & Spa (OV) Hawaii (Kailua or Sheraton Keauhou Bay Royal Kona Royal Kona Keauhou) Resort & Spa (OV) (POV) (OV) Keauhou) Royal Lahaina Resort Royal Lahaina Resort The Westin Maui Maui (Kaanapali) (OV) (OV) Resort & Spa Maui (ROH) Royal(POV) Lahaina Resort Royal(POV) Lahaina Resort The Westin Maui (Kaanapali) (POV) (POV) Resort & Spa (ROH) Kauai Beach Resort Kauai Beach Kauai Beach Resort Kauai (Lihue) (LV)Resort (LV) Kauai Beach ResortResort (PV) (PV) Kauai Beach (OV) Kauai Beach Resort (OV) Kauai (Lihue) Hotel Room Room Categories: Categories: ROH: ROH: Run-of-House Run-of-House LV: LV: Lagoon Lagoon View View POV: POV: Partial Partial Hotel Ocean View View PV: PV: Pool Pool View View OV: OV: Ocean Ocean View View Ocean

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

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

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

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• Includes all First Class features, refer to page 7 • 12 night First Class accommodation • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including twobedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Oahu to Hawaii, Hawaii to Maui and Maui to Kauai plus all airport transfers included • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 13 • Aloha Welcome with fresh flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing.

DAY 1 ARRIVE HONOLULU - WAIKIKI (4 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a fragrant lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific, explore The International Market Place in Waikiki or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (MD) DAY 2 OAHU SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Begin your exploration of Oahu today. Traverse the island, passing through colourful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs, marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the world-famous surf along the North Shore, known for its huge waves during the winter. Back in Waikiki, the rest of your day is a free; swim in the gentle waves or perhaps explore the shops and artisan stands at The International Market Place. (FB) DAY 3 HONOLULU FREE TIME Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own. For the more adventurous, try an outrigger canoe ride, take a surfing lesson or grab a snorkel and mask to spot sea turtles and dazzling tropical fish at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. (FB) DAY 4 PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING I F Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. Travel on to Punchbowl Crater and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue, and the state capitol building. Visit a coral jewellery workshop to see how expert artisans transform a treasure of the sea into a priceless Local Speciality. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own. Tonight, join your travel companions for a Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) DAY 5 OAHU – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS) D I Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii followed by an included lunch. Travel through forest preserves before arriving at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home to both the world’s largest volcano and its most active. At an interpretive museum, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube. After an included lunch, learn how the high elevations and volcanic soil around Kona produce some of the world’s best coffee. Visit a local coffee farm and mill and savour a tasting of 100% Kona coffee, a Local Speciality. Late this afternoon, reach the coast and check into your oceanfront resort. (FB L D) DAY 6 KONA FREE TIME Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: Tour a Hawaiian temple in the seaside town of Kailua, don a snorkel to commune with some of Hawaii’s colourful marine life, look for green sea turtles at


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Kaloko-Honokohau Park, descend into the depths on a submarine or just relax and enjoy your resort. If you like, take to the seas on a spectacular sunset cruise this evening. (FB) DAY 7 KONA – MAUI (3 NIGHTS) D l B Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to the Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compost-grown operation in the state. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine during a special Be My Guest lunch featuring the finest local ingredients. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America’s finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. (FB BG) DAY 8 TO DAY 9 MAUI FREE TIME j F Enjoy two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands. Spend some time on the long white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. See the sunrise from the summit of Mount Haleakala. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana. Maybe get a bird’s-eye view of Maui on a helicopter excursion. During your stay, you’ll gather with a Local Expert and learn about the flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your travelling companions for a Luau Highlight Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. (FB HD) (FB) DAY 10 MAUI – KAUAI (3 NIGHTS) D A brief flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai. Head into the interior on a Wailua River cruise, passing by rainforests and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge. Stroll to the gorgeous Fern Grotto. In this natural amphitheatre, Hawaiian dancers, and singers will perform traditional songs and hula. A riverside lunch completes the day’s events before heading to your beautiful oceanfront resort. (FB L) DAY 11 TO DAY 12 KAUAI AT LEISURE F Spend two glorious days on Kauai, savouring its many natural wonders. Maybe take a trip to immense Waimea Canyon, resplendent in the changing island light. Or travel by boat or helicopter to the Na Pali Coast, where Jurassic Park was filmed. And don’t forget to leave some time to enjoy Kauai’s lovely beach and your resort’s stunning pool and gardens. On your final night on Kauai, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) (FB) DAY 13 DEPART KAUAI A hui hou… until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport or relax at the hotel for guests extending their stay. (FB)

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6 These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides.

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Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa (OV) The Westin Maui Resort & Spa (ROH) Kauai Beach Resort (OV)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Snack on a ripe banana at a plantation near Tortuguero. n Visit a Tico family palm plantation. n Refresh yourself by sipping from a freshly cut coconut. • j Local Expert Learn about sea turtles who nest in Tortuguero.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Braulio Carrillo National Park Journey through this magnificent tropical rainforest. • Tortuguero Travel to Tortuguero by river boat; visit the Green Turtle Research Station; cruise the canals in search of wildlife with your naturalist guide. • Tortuguero National Park Join your expert naturalist guide in search of the abundant local wildlife. • Arenal Enjoy a guided tour through the rainforest canopy along the famous Arenal Hanging Bridges. • Arenal National Park Trek with your guide around Arenal Volcano National Park. • Tabacon Hot Springs Bubble and soak in soothing thermal mineral pools. • Manuel Antonio National Park Get your adrenaline pumping on a zipline canopy safari; look for nearly 300 kinds of birds and animals on a nature walk.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 3 lunches • 6 evening meals: E Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Jose n F Highlight Dinner buffet with drinks in Arenal n F Pizza night Highlight Dinner with drinks in Manuel Antonio n F Farewell Dinner with drinks in Manuel Antonio n 2 buffet dinners

Arenal National Park DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN JOSE E Pura Vida! Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your complimentary transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel (Deluxe) DAY 2 SAN JOSE – BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) I j Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean Sea. Stop at a banana plantation and learn about the Local Speciality of banana production while snacking on a just-ripe banana before arriving in Tortuguero National Park. You’ll also have the chance to taste the fresh juice of a coconut, another Local Speciality, after you find the most delicious “pipa” (a variety of coconut) to have cut open and sample. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. Join a Local Expert from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the students (when school is in session). Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort’s open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB L D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero (MF) DAY 3 TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Arrr, arrr, arrr! There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off with your captain and guide to explore the lush canals and waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colourful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot tons of monkeys—agile howler and spider monkeys and white headed capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, you can venture back out on

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing • Umbrellas provided for your use

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the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours! If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. Amazing! A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB L D) DAY 4 TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI – ARENAL NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) I Bid adios to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel by motorcoach to Horquetas. Here you’ll visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn all about and taste an exotic vegetable and Local Speciality you’ve probably never tried—the delicate heart of palm. Continue travelling to tiny Sarapiqui where you’ll visit a pineapple farm, the only farm of its kind in the world producing certified organic golden pineapples. After learning how it’s grown without hurting the environment, you’ll eat the juiciest, most delicious pineapple ever. (FB L) Hotel: Hotel Arenal Manoa (F) DAY 5 ARENAL SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Rise and shine as the jungle and volcano are calling! Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Relax or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day bubbling and soaking in the thermal mineral pools and hot springs at the awesome Tabacon Hot Springs followed by a scrumptious Highlight Dinner buffet. (FB HD) DAY 6 ARENAL – MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) F Head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white-sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. Then, get ready for a blast! Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along ziplines through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Combined with Tarzan swings and rappelling, ziplining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures of your lifetime! This evening, join the gang for a pizza night Highlight Dinner. (FB HD) Hotel: Parador Resort & Spa (SF)

6 These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. 2014 dates are subject to price and itinerary modifications. Details will be available in July 2013. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

choose one of many incredible optional activities. Will it be a catamaran cruise to snorkel (and maybe even see dolphins, parrotfish and sea turtles), a surf lesson, mangrove kayak tour, horseback ride or white water rafting? This evening, join your fellow explorers and celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD) DAY 8 MANUEL ANTONIO – DEPART SAN JOSE Travel back to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight (not included in holiday price) or to the hotel in San Jose for guests extending their stay. Or choose to linger longer in Manuel Antonio! Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 p.m. (FB) Please note: Some parts of Costa Rica, especially in remote areas such as inside Tortuguero National Park and Sarapiqui, are still off the beaten path. Hotel facilities, while the best available, may be limited, such as the Laguna Lodge in Tortuguero and Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge with comfortable but simple guestrooms with ensuite bathrooms, ceiling fans instead of air-conditioning, and without phone or TV. Meal choices may be limited and not as extensive as on other Trafalgar guided vacations. This program requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and through heavy rainfalls (umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

DAY 7 MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME F Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 kinds of animals and 184 species of birds living here! Listen for those barking howler monkeys and the chattering of those mischievous squirrels and white face monkeys. Then, it’s time to hit the beach! You can laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or

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MEXICO & COSTA RICA : FAMILY EXPERIENCES

Overnight stays

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131.

KP = Kick-Off Party WR = Welcome Reception YC = Your Choice Dining FB = Full Breakfast BB = Buffet Breakfast CB = Continental Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch / Dinner / Farewell Dinner BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure

with optional Guanacaste Beach Stay Monteverde Cloud Forest

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Visit Master Chocolatier Julio Fernandez’s home and small chocolate workshop for a lunch of local ingredients. • G Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Learn about banana production outside Tortuguero n Visit a local family-owned palm plantation to try the delicate heart of palm n Sample cheese produced by the Quaker community in Monteverde n Refresh yourself by sipping from a freshly cut coconut. • j Local Expert Meet a Quaker man who will share photos and stories of the old town of Monteverde.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Tortuguero National Park Ride to Tortuguero National Park by river boat; visit Tortuguero Village and the Green Turtle Research Station; cruise the canals in search of wildlife. • Sarapiqui Explore this beautiful valley surrounded by rainforest; discover pre-Columbian heritage at Alma Ata Archaeological Park. • Arenal See Arenal Volcano; visit Tabacon Hot Springs for a relaxing soak. • Monteverde Cloud Forest Enjoy a two-night stay near the park; take a guided walk through the Cloud Forest Reserve; visit the Sky Walk to experience the chain of suspension bridges high above the Cloud Forest.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 3 lunches: B Be My Guest lunch with wine near San Isidro de Heredia n 2 buffet lunches • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Jose n F Highlight Dinner with wine in Arenal n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Monteverde Cloud Forest n 4 buffet dinners

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing • Umbrellas provided for your use

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DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN JOSE E Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a complimentary transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Real Hotel & Club Tower Costa Rica (Deluxe) DAY 2 SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS) B I After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where you will be welcomed for a Be My Guest lunch by master chocolatiers, for a taste of gourmet chocolate and an organic lunch. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small chocolate workshop. After lunch, continue to Caño Blanco for a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Taste the fresh juice of a coconut, a Local Speciality, after you find the most delicious “pipa” (a variety of coconut) to have cut open and sample. (FB BG D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero (MF) DAY 3 TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Cruise the canals and streams of the park today as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you’re here between July and September, take an optional excursion to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach. (FB L D) DAY 4 TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI I Bid adios to the park as you travel along the river before boarding your motorcoach for a visit to the small village of Horquetas. On the way, visit a banana plantation to learn about the Local Speciality of banana production and snack on a just-ripe banana. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the small village of Horquetas, where you’ll visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn about and taste the

Toucan


8 Days from NZ$1975 per person twin share Ref: LCRE

Duration: 8 Days Pace: Comfortable

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delicate heart of palm, a Local Speciality. Travel on to tiny Sarapiqui and step off the beaten path in this rarely-visited area surrounded by dense rainforests full of wildlife. This afternoon, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area around your lodge—perhaps you’ll spot the endangered great green macaw. (FB L D) Hotel: SarapiquiS Rainforest Lodge (MF) DAY 5 SARAPIQUI – ARENAL F Rise and shine for a small hike through the Alma ATA Archaeological Park. Transfer to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. Relax and enjoy some free time at the hotel. This evening, soak in the thermal pools and waterfalls at idyllic Tabacon Hot Springs. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner beside the hot springs in the shadow of the volcano. (FB HD) Hotel: Hotel Arenal Manoa (F) DAY 6 ARENAL – MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST (2 NIGHTS) j Straddling Costa Rica’s Continental Divide, the Monteverde Cloud Forest is home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. You’ll spend two nights in this most famous of Costa Rican reserves. Upon arrival, ascend to the treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six suspension bridges at canopy level. Begin exploring from the grounds of your mountain lodge before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant and meet a native Quaker man, and Local Expert, who will share historical photos and stories of the old town of Monteverde. (FB D) Hotel: El Establo Mountain Hotel (F) DAY 7 MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I F Join your expert guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, home to innumerable species of animals, birds, insects and plants. Also today, learn about Monteverde’s Quaker community’s role in dairy production when you visit a local cheese factory and sample one of the country’s finest Local Speciality cheeses. Share your experiences with your fellow travellers at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) DAY 8 MONTEVERDE – DEPART LIBERIA Transfer to Liberia Airport for your flight home (not included in holiday price). Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 p.m. (FB) Please note: Some parts of Costa Rica, especially in remote areas such as inside Tortuguero National Park and Sarapiqui, are still off the beaten path. Hotel facilities, while the best available, may be limited, such as the Laguna Lodge in Tortuguero and Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge with comfortable but simple guestrooms with ensuite bathrooms, ceiling fans instead of air-conditioning, and without phone or TV. Meal choices may be limited and not as extensive as on other Trafalgar guided holidays. This program requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and through heavy rainfalls (umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

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NZ$125 10 months NZ$155

6 months

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to NZ$105 p.p. Young Traveller Discount

NZ$105 NZ$155

All prices are per person, twin share. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 24-25 and 130-131.

6 These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste Beach Stay Reference: LCRG

DAY 1 TO DAY 7 Tour will operate as shown on Costa Rica Eco Adventure Days 1-7. DAY 8 MONTEVERDE – LIBERIA – GUANACASTE (2 NIGHTS) The beach awaits. Head to the pristine Pacific coast, where you’ll check into your seaside resort, located on the white sands of lovely Tamarindo Beach. Slip into your swimsuit and enjoy the sand and surf this afternoon. (FB) Hotel: Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort (F) DAY 9 GUANACASTE FREE TIME The day is yours to relax on the beautiful beach or get to know the underwater life while snorkelling. Other optional tours include an exploration of the rainforest canopy, a float trip on a nearby river, horseback riding, whitewater rafting or a visit to a National Park. (FB) DAY 10 GUANACASTE – DEPART LIBERIA A complimentary transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport. Or stay a while longer on the beach; extra nights are available if you wish to extend your stay. Please do not schedule your flight before 12:30 p.m. (FB) 16-23 Mar & 21 Dec 2013

All other departures

Share-twin NZ$415 p.p. Single room supplement NZ$325 p.p. Triple room reduction NZ$40 p.p.

Share-twin NZ$350 p.p. Single room supplement NZ$275 p.p. Triple room reduction NZ$40 p.p.

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Treasures of the Yucatan

with optional Riviera Maya Beach Stay Chichen Itza, Mexico

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Join Chef David Sterling for a cooking lesson and delicious meal of Yucatecan specialities at Los Dos Cooking School in Merida. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Speciality Learn about the production and uses of henequen at Sotuta de Peon.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Ek Balam Explore this recently-excavated Mayan archaeological site. • Valladolid Visit this enchanting colonial town and stroll the main plaza. • Merida Discover this beautiful colonial city and its many highlights. • Izamal See this magical “Yellow City” and visit its imposing monastery. • Celestun Navigate the lagoon and canals of this rich Biosphere Reserve. • Campeche Be enchanted by this skillfully restored fortified colonial town. • Edzna View the Great Acropolis and impressive Pyramid of Five Stories. • Uxmal Marvel at this outstanding Maya ceremonial complex. • Sotuta de Peon Go back in time to the era of the grand colonial haciendas. • Chichen Itza Wonder at the architectural masterworks of this fabled city. • Coba View some of the tallest and steepest classic Maya-style pyramids.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 full breakfasts • 4 lunches: F Highlight Lunches in Valladolid, Celestun, Uxmal and
Sotuta de Peon • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Cancun n B Be My Guest light supper with drinks at Los Dos Cooking School in Merida
 n F Farewell Dinner with wine in Chichen Itza

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class features, please refer to page 7 • 7 nights First Class accommodation • Airport transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8 • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing

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DAY 1 ARRIVE CANCUN E Bienvenidos a Mexico! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a complimentary private transfer to the hotel. Gather at the hotel at 6 p.m. to meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Cancun (SF) DAY 2 CANCUN – EK BALAM – VALLADOLID – IZAMAL – MERIDA (2 NIGHTS) F Begin your exploration of the Yucatan with a visit to the great Maya acropolis at Ek Balam. Still largely unexcavated, the ruins here provide a window into the Maya soul, with elaborate statues and grand architecture surrounded by luxuriant jungle. Then it’s on to Valladolid the Yucatan’s first capital - for a Highlight Lunch at a typical restaurant and a stroll around its convivial central square. Next, visit the colonial jewel of Izamal with its yellow buildings glowing in the tropical sun. You’ll visit the Franciscan Monastery before visiting a local Maya community to learn about their way of life. End your day with some free time in “The White City” of Merida, one of Mexico’s loveliest colonial ci