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PREVIEW 2018 EUROPE AND BRITAIN

BOOK 2018 FOR THE GREATEST EXPERIENCES AT 2017 PRICES SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 10% BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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WAYS TO TRAVEL WE MAKE TRAVEL EASY. CAREFULLY CRAFTED ITINERARIES DELVE DEEPER INTO EACH DESTINATION WITH TRIP STYLES THAT SHOWCASE THE BEST OF EVERY LOCATION

COUNTRY EXPLORER

REGIONAL EXPLORER

Single country

Two or more countries

Discover one European country in depth as you meet the people, hear their stories, taste the flavours and enjoy richer cultural experiences.

Explore Europe by visiting two or more countries and discover the peoples, stories and cultures in depth.

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DISCOVERIES

Slower pace

Multiple countries

Take it easy and stay 2 - 6 nights in each destination. With days that don’t start before 9 am, we’ve designed itineraries that balance inclusions with plenty of time for personal discovery.

Discover more with optimised time as itineraries move seamlessly across several destinations with stress-free trips that last between 7 - 29 days.

FAMILY EXPERIENCE

HIDDEN JOURNEYS

Fun for all

Smaller groups

Created for the whole family to explore and enjoy holidays that are made simple with plenty of adventure and childfriendly fun.

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Travel off the beaten track and explore intimate surroundings in your small groups of only up to 26 while experiencing the essence of each location.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Multi-transport travel

Two or more countries

Travel over land, upon water, by coach or train and explore the outstanding beauty across varied landscapes in ways best suited to the terrain.

Explore your personal interests, whether within an English country garden or on a gastronomic delight.

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OUR PROMISE BOOK 2018 TRAVEL AT 2017 PRICES ON YOUR AUTHENTIC, EFFORTLESS AND FUN HOLIDAY

 UNRIVALLED VALUE PRICES, PRICE GUARANTEE AND DISCOUNTS • Preview Europe and Britain Secure your Summer 2018 holiday at 2017 prices. Just book by 22 September 2017.*

+ Pay in full by 28 February 2018 to save an additional 10%.** + Past Trafalgar guests receive 5% off their 2018 land price and when booking two or more trips of 7 days or longer save an additional 2.5%. + Your price is then guaranteed, even if regular trip prices increase with the release of the brochure.

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

VIP ACCESS AND TREATMENT

THE RIGHT TRAVEL IN ACCOMMODATION COMFORT

Skip the lines and get straight to the essence of your journey. Forget language barriers, travel plans and logistics details. Most trips include free airport transfers (except those starting and ending in London). It’s all designed for you.

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

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

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

LOCAL EXPERTS CULINARY IN ALL DISCOVERIES LOCATIONS Food is core to exploring and appreciating different cultures, breaking bread with locals and eating together, discovering new and exciting flavours and recipes.

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

WAYS TO TRAVEL

INSIDER EXPERIENCES

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

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

* Trafalgar’s 2018 Europe & Britain Preview pricing is available on selected itineraries featured on the Trafalgar website and identified as “Preview 2018” only, and is valid until 22 September 2017. A non-refundable deposit is required per standard booking conditions to lock in “best price”. If the holiday price is higher once the main brochure is released in mid-September, Trafalgar will honour the lower Preview rate; if it is lower, Trafalgar will refund the difference. ** Full payment is due by 28 February 2018. Exclusions apply. Please note all itineraries, hotels and prices are subject to change and will be finalised when our 2018 Europe brochures are released.

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EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

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Make sure you get the icing on the cake with a thrilling Discoveries holiday. Meticulously orchestrated, the full itineraries of our Discoveries trips move seamlessly from one destination and iconic sight to the next. You get the most from your travel time, covering more ground, and get treated to the full symphony, stress-free, in a single trip lasting 7-29 days.

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THREE OF OUR 13 IN-DEPTH DISCOVERY HOLIDAYS 7 Days FROM**

EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS

US$1695PP†

Visits 6 Countries

Code: EINT

8 Days FROM**

EUROPEAN TRAVELLER

US$1875PP†

Visits 5 Countries

Code: ETAVA

12 Days FROM**

EUROPEAN WHIRL

US$2775PP†

Visits 9 Countries

Code: EWHI

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From the White Cliffs of Dover to the lush Burgundy vineyards of France, delve into the mesmerising landscapes of Europe – its rich heritage and distinctive flavours yours to share with new friends. Explore Amsterdam from its labyrinthine canals, soak up Lucerne’s fresh Alpine air, and say ‘bienvenue’ to the sophistication and splendour of Paris.

Explore the tradition and elegance of Europe’s most romantic capital cities – the majestic Arc de Triomphe, Bridge of Sighs and Sistine Chapel your gateways to an unforgettable journey. Enjoy radiant Paris and the Renaissance romance of Florence, dramatic Alpine landscapes and the Eternal City of Rome where you’ll toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your swift return...

The tring tring of Dutch bicycles launch your Europe adventure, from pictureperfect Amsterdam and vine-clad hills along the Rhine with their fairy-tale medieval castles, to the magnificent open-air museum that is Rome. Mountains and monuments dot your route to your final stops in Paris and London, with a drive past to the infamous WWI battlefields in France en route.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES ▶ Cultural Insight Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Paris

▶ Cultural Insight Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Paris, Florence and Rome

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES ▶ Cultural Insight Watch as skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries’ old craft of clock making in the Black Forest

▶ City tour in Paris ▶ Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS ▶ City tour in Paris, Florence and Rome

▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence and Paris ▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS ▶ City tour in Rome, Florence and Paris

▶ Orientation of Lucerne and Venice

▶ Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne

▶ Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine

▶ Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome

▶ Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

▶ View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House in Paris

▶ View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and the ancient sites of Rome

▶ View the canals in Amsterdam, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, St. Mark’s Square in Venice, the ancient sites in Rome and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

▶ Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Lion Monument in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

▶ See the Lorelei Rock, Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields

▶ See the Somme Battlefields and the vineyards of Burgundy

▶ Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and the River Rhine ▶ See the Lorelei Rock, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields

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**Price based on European Highlights departing 16 April 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on European Highlights departing 03 September 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on European Traveller departing 01 April 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on European Traveller departing 16 September 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on European Whirl departing 08 April 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on European Whirl departing 13 May 2018. Conditions apply.

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ITALIAN ITINERARIES

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Italy, a feast of mouth-watering cuisines, art, style and beauty. Experience the country where Michelangelo dreamed up his masterpieces, gladiators crossed swords and Romeo and Juliet defied the stars. Explore this inimitable destination, from where regional flavours suffused the globe to become worldwide favourites.

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THREE OF OUR 18 IMMERSIVE ITALIAN HOLIDAYS 10 Days FROM**

GREAT ITALIAN CITIES

US$2475PP†

Visits 2 Countries

Code: IGICB

11 Days FROM**

ITALY BELLISSIMO

US$3695PP†

Visits 2 Countries

Code: ITBE

13 Days FROM**

BEST OF ITALY

US$3050PP†

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

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

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

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

▶ Be My Guest Eight generations and plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional dinner with the Landi family at their home near Siena, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves

▶ Be My Guest Join the Callistri family at their ‘borgo’ in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian meal, olive oil tasting and leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards

▶ Be My Guest Join Signor Telli for an exclusive dinner and ‘bei tempi’ at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island on Lake Maggiore

▶ Cultural Insight Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and da Vinci at the Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries ▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Rome, Assisi, Pisa, Florence, Bologna and Venice ▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS ▶ City tour in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice ▶ Orientation of Pisa ▶ Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum in Rome and St. Francis’ Basilica in Assisi ▶ Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice ▶ View Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

▶ Cultural Insight Witness the exquisite crafts of inlaid wood in Sorrento glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries ▶ Local Specialist FFor included sightseeing in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence

▶ Cultural Insight Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the smooth and stepless spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

▶ City tour in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

▶ Orientation of Venice and Siena ▶ Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum in Rome, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii and St. Francis Basilica in Assisi ▶ Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice ▶ View the ancient sites of Rome, Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, the Faraglioni Rocks on the Isle of Capri, the Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica, Santa Croce Basilica, Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo

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

▶ See the ancient sites of Rome

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**Price based on Great Italian Cities departing 03 August 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Great Italian Cities departing 07 September 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Italy Bellissimo departing 19 July 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Italy Bellissimo departing 03 May 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Best of Italy departing 20 July 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Best of Italy departing 02 September 2018. Conditions apply.

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Steeped in history and mystery and dappled with legends, lakes, lochs and laughter. From north to south, the islands and highlands of Britain and Ireland provide a wealth of grand travel adventures. The royal treatment awaiting you includes castles, cottages and cream teas, character-filled towns and cities, and mesmerising green landscapes.

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THREE OF OUR 21 HISTORICAL BRITAIN & IRELAND HOLIDAYS 10 Days FROM**

BEST OF IRELAND

US$1925PP†

Visits 1 Country

Code: IRBO

8 Days FROM**

BRITAIN AND IRELAND HIGHLIGHTS

US$1750PP†

Visits 5 Countries

Code: BBIH

15 Days FROM**

BEST OF IRELAND AND SCOTLAND

US$2995PP†

Visits 3 Countries

Code: BIAS

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15 meals

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20 meals

Ravishingly beautiful and enchanting to explore, you’ll soon learn why the Irish say if you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough… Visit the Ring of Kerry and unspoilt region of Western Ireland featured in John Wayne’s ‘The Quiet Man’. See the stronghold of the O’Donnell Clan and beautiful Dingle Peninsula, as well as Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest villages. YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES ▶ Be My Guest Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with Banoffee and Baileys flavours in the Old Kitchens of a stately 16th century home near the charming town of Westport ▶ Cultural Insight Explore the tragic history of Ireland’s famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original famine ships used in the 1800s, and learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour ▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Dublin ▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS ▶ City tour in Dublin ▶ Orientation of Waterford, Killarney, Limerick, Galway and Donegal ▶ Visit the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, Famine Ship in New Ross, the crystal showroom at Waterford, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the ‘gift of the gab’, Adare, Bunratty folk park, Cliffs of Moher, the rugged Burren, mystical Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, the Marian Shrine at Knock and County Donegal ▶ View St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, King John’s Castle and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick and Donegal Castle

Go beyond the ‘great’ and see the best of Britain and Ireland on one trip, starting your tale of two islands in London and exploring such city gems as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff. Explore the countryside travelling through the Yorkshire Dales and the rugged Ayrshire Coast, before saddling up for a visit to the Irish National Stud Farm.

Pretty pink heather hues and a perfect emerald green landscape define the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland – home to enduring myths and legends, grand castles, bloody battles and the perfect swing. Visit their charismatic capitals of Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh, trace the history of the Jacobites in the Scottish Highlands and follow the footsteps of a giant.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

▶ Be My Guest Enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner with a farming family and their animals in the beautiful award-winning vineyards of Wales

▶ Be My Guest It’s 1930s Ireland revisited. Visit the working farms of Muckross taking you back to a time of traditional farming where you’ll meet the families who plough the land, learn how to churn butter and dine in the Quilles Farmhouse against the backdrop of the lakes of Killarney

▶ Cultural Insight Admire Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm and learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour ▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Edinburgh, Belfast and Dubliny ▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS ▶ City tour in Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin ▶ Orientation of York, Glasgow, Cardiff and Bath ▶ Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-uponAvon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Irish National Stud farm and Japanese Garden, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge ▶ View York Minster, Glasgow Cathedral and George Square and Kilkenny Castle and Gardens ▶ See the Millennium Stadium in Cardif

▶ See the Cathedral of Galway ▶ Scenic drives along the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula

▶ Cultural Insight Admire Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm. Discover the full story of the Titanic at the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction and monument in Belfast. Learn how Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. And visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland’s most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and a tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky ▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Dublin, Londonderry/Derry, Belfast and Edinburgh

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS ▶ City tour in Londonderry/Derry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh ▶ Orientation of Salisbury, Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Chester, Glasgow and York ▶ Visit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle, Giants Causeway, Quarry Bank Mill, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon ▶ View the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster

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**Price based on Best of Ireland departing 28 September 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Best of Ireland departing 31 July 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Britain and Ireland Highlights departing 24 September 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Britain and Ireland Highlights departing 02 July 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Best of Ireland and Scotland departing 14 April 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Best of Ireland and Scotland departing 21 July 2018. Conditions apply.

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FRANCE, SPAIN, 15 TRIPS PORTUGAL AND MOROCCO

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A sun-struck fiesta of flavours, colours and aromas to indulge the senses. La vie en rose awaits you in Europe’s south. From mellow Morocco to the beaches of Normandy, this region is brimming with warmth and style; ancient chateaux and quaint villages, sublime dining, and exquisite coastlines in contrast with chic, cosmopolitan cities.

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THREE OF OUR 15 EXCEPTIONAL FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND MOROCCO HOLIDAYS 13 Days FROM**

BEST OF FRANCE

US$2875PP†

Visits 2 Countries

Code: FBOF

15 Days FROM**

BEST OF SPAIN

US$2775PP†

Visits 2 Countries

Code: SBES

16 Days FROM**

SPAIN, MOROCCO AND PORTUGAL

US$2650PP†

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Enjoy France à la carte – châteaux, chic beach resorts and delicious cuisine served with a dash of French Riviera, medieval Bastide villages and a healthy helping of Bordeaux. Journey through the romantic Loire Valley to the beaches of Biarritz and Carcasonne with its enchanting city walls. Cross Avignon’s famous bridge, see the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy and visit Claude Monet’s home in Giverny.

Ditch your siesta and embrace the spirit of Spain – the vibrant cityscapes of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, running of the bulls in Pamplona, the smell of orange zest en route to Valencia yours to discover as you indulge in Spain’s intense flavours and explore the Roman and Moorish influences that have shaped its distinct art, architecture and culture.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

▶ Be My Guest Enjoy a traditional Andalusian dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family whose olive oil you’ll learn how to produce and get to sample after a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard

▶ Be My Guest Return to 17th century France and join the de Montferrier family on their farm near the famous Château de Villandry for a traditional three-course Tourangeau dinner accompanied by local wines ▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Carcassonne and Paris

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS ▶ Insider walking tour in Paris and city tour in Carcassonne ▶ Orientation of Paris, Beaune, Lyon, Avignon, Monaco, Nice, Arles, Lourdes and Bordeaux ▶ Visit the Hospice de Beaune, Château Chenonceau, D-Day Museum, Claude Monet’s home at Giverny and The Eiffel Tower ▶ View the Papal Palace in Avignon, The Royal Palace, Cathedral while in Monaco, Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena in Nice, St Bernadette’s Grotto in Lourdes, Esplanade des Quinconces in Bordeaux, the Abbey of Mont St. Michel and the D-Day Beach of Omaha while in Normandy ▶ See the Roman Ampitheatre and the Cathedral in Arles

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Córdoba, Toledo and Madrid

Ornate architectural wonders, the scent of spice markets and warm Mediterranean sun are yours to explore. Wander down Madrid’s Gran Via, visit the exquisite Alhambra Palace and learn the art of haggling in the labyrinthine Medina. Travel to the seafaring city of Lisbon, Fatima, the site of religious miracles, and cross in to Spain to admire the rare beauty of Salamanca. YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES ▶ Be My Guest Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional home-cooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal’s beautiful Alentejo

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

▶ Cultural Insight The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craftsmen forging the highest quality steel. Visit a Moroccan pharmacy to learn about local healing creams and cosmetics made from regional ingredients

▶ City tour in Barcelona, Seville, Córdob, Toledo and Madrid

▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Madrid, Toledo, Fez, Marrakesh, Seville and Lisbon

▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

▶ Orientation of Burgos, Santander, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Valencia ▶ Visit The Tomb of El Cid in Burgos, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Rock of Gibraltar, Cathedral in Seville, the Mosque of the Caliphs in Córdoba, the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo and the Prado Museum in Madrid ▶ View the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, La Concha Bay in San Sebastian, the Cathedral of Zaragoza, the Castle of Peñiscola, Serrano and Quart Towers and the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia

▶ Scenic drive through Dordogne and Loire Valley

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS ▶ City tour in Madrid, Toledo, Fez, Marrakesh, Seville and Lisbon ▶ Orientation of Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fátima and Salamanca ▶ Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Cathedral in Seville, Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca ▶ View Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Royal Palace in Rabat, Belém Tower in Lisbon and the Shrine at Fátima

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**Price based on Best of France departing 21 October 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Best of France departing 16 September 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Best of Spain departing 08 June 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Best of Spain departing 07 September 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Spain Morocco and Portugal departing 07 July 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Spain Morocco and Portugal departing 01 September 2018. Conditions apply.

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CENTRAL AND EASTERN 15 TRIPS EUROPE ITINERARIES

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D A kaleidoscope of enjoyable experiences, from the unspoiled, craggy Croatian islands to the vibrancy of Germany. Central and Eastern Europe are rich in diverse traditions. The region has a fascinating wartime history, boasting Bohemian romance, rustic charm and the extravagance of the far-north cities, all topped off with the breathtaking Swiss Alps.

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THREE OF OUR 15 CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE HOLIDAYS 10 Days FROM**

IMPERIAL EUROPE

US$1895PP†

Visits 5 Countries

Code: CEOX

12 Days FROM**

BALKAN DELIGHT

US$2425PP†

Visits 3 Countries

Code: BALK

13 Days FROM**

SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

US$2750PP†

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Code: SWAU

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Magical cities of bridges, cathedrals, cobbled lanes, and castles – central Europe’s capitals put on a stately show in which the leads are played by Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and the beautiful Danube river featuring the regal cities of Vienna and Budapest where you’ll break bread with a local family and hear of their heartwarming WWII rescue.

The astonishing natural beauty and charming medieval cities of the Balkans show few signs of the conflicts that have shaped this region. See the Sarajevo War Tunnels, the historic inner city of Split and Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Admire the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe and Plitvice’s crystal clear lakes, plunging waterfalls and emerald green landscapes.

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES

▶ Be My Guest Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution

▶ Be My Guest Experience life in rural Osojnik with the Muhoberac family who will show you how to prepare your meal on an open fire using only local ingredients and fresh aromatic Mediterranean herbs

▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

▶ Small Group Sightseeing Enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic inner city of Dubrovnik with a group size of no more than 25 guests

▶ Be My Guest Sister Monika takes you on a tour of the Monastery of Kloster Wernberg, originally a castle, today home to 60 Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood with whom you’ll enjoy a traditional Carinthian dinner

▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Montenegro, Split, Trogir and Plitvice. Guided walking tour of Sarajevo War Tunnel

▶ City tour in Prague, Budapest and Vienna and Salzburg

▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

▶ Orientation of Munich, Regensburg

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

▶ Visit Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest and the Baroque town centre of Győr ▶ View the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus’ Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna and Melk Abbey

Explore the Alpine landscapes of Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the northern fringes of Italy, following the Arlberg route into the Tyrol and the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley. Cross the Tre Croci Pass to the heart of Italy’s Dolomites and spectacular Rhône Valley, enjoying beautiful Vienna, St. Moritz and Lake Geneva as you traverse the heart of Europe.

▶ Cultural Insight Visit the Lipizzaner Stud Farm at Piber which has bred horses since 1920 and today provides all the stallions for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna ▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Salzburg and Vienna ▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

▶ City tour in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Split and Trogir

▶ City tour in Salzburg and Vienna

▶ Orientation of Mostar

▶ Orientation of Zurich, Graz, Innsbruck and Lucerne

▶ Visit the War Tunnels in Sarajevo, the charming towns of Kotor and Budva in Montenegro, Diocletian’s Palace in Split and Plitvice National Park

▶ Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, the Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the mountain resort of St. Moritz, lakeside Stresa and Zermatt

▶ View the Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace in Zagreb, the Rector’s Palace and city walls in Dubrovnik, the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park

▶ View the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace in Innsbruck, the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting, the castle of Chillon, the city of Berne and Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne ▶ See Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley

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SAVE UP TO^ US$295PP†

**Price based on Imperial Europe departing 29 June 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Imperial Europe departing 07 September 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Balkan Delight departing 07 April 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Balkan Delight departing 08 September 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Switzerland and Austria departing 08 April 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Switzerland and Austria departing 24 June 2018. Conditions apply.

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THREE OF OUR 5 SPECTACULAR NORTHERN EUROPE, SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA HOLIDAYS 13 Days FROM**

CAPITALS OF THE NORTH

US$2825PP†

Visits 4 Countries

Code: SCRUA

14 Days FROM**

SCENIC SCANDINAVIA AND ITS FJORDS

US$3375PP†

Visits 3 Countries

Code: SCFA

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From the Little Mermaid to the not so little Peter the Great – explore Northern Europe’s myths and legends, imperial landmarks and picturesque countryside. Travel from Copenhagen to Stockholm across the Øresund to the meadows of Smáland, shop in the market squares of Helsinki and marvel at the lavish testaments to Russian Imperialism in St. Petersburg and Moscow. YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES ▶ Be My Guest Visit Irina and her family in the wooden town of Vitoslavitskly – reminiscent of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ – where you will see how traditional pancakes are made and learn about the art of traditional Russian liqueurs ▶ Authentic Accommodation Inspired by the era of Louis XVI, Copenhagen’s Hotel Phoenix has its origins in the late 17th century as the former home of a colonel of the Royal Life Guards ▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow ▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Beyond the deep fjords, glaciers and islands that dot the Scandinavian coastline are distinctly different cultures that will make your visit to Norway, Sweden and Denmark a fascinating journey of discovery. Celebrate elegant and historic architecture, extreme natural beauty and the heritage of the Vikings as you travel from Copenhagen to Odense, Stavangar to Stockholm, with breathtaking views in between. YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES ▶ Be My Guest Enjoy dinner with the Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway that has been a working farm since the Viking Ages ▶ Cultural Insight Take a ride on one of the most exciting train journeys in the world, past mountains and waterfalls through the scenic Norwegian countryside to Flåm ▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm ▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS

▶ City tour in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm

▶ City tour in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow

▶ Orientation of Bergen

▶ Orientation of Novgorod ▶ Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Stockholm’s City Hall, the town of Tver, Kremlin Fort Novgorod and the Kremlin in Moscow ▶ View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki

▶ Visit Odense where Hans Christian Anderson was born, Stavanger, the Sognefjord, Geiranger, the Stave Chuch at Lom, the Olympic town of Lillehammer, Hamar, Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo and Stockholm’s City Hall

Explore the rare Baltic gems of Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Belarus along the seaway from Helsinki to St. Petersburg for fascinating insights into the heritage of the Tsars and days spent seeing the magnificent sights of Moscow. You’ll also wander through the ancient capitals of Riga, Vilnius and Minsk and the beautifully preserved streets of Talinn’s Haseatic Quarter. YOUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES ▶ Be My Guest Anatolij and his family welcome you to their Belarus farmstead for a traditional lunch, rousing accordion choruses and, of course, a few shots of vodka ▶ Local Specialist For included sightseeing in St.Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki ▶ Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

YOUR INCLUDED SIGHTS ▶ City tour in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki ▶ Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin in Moscow, the Peter and Paul Church in Vilnius, the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn ▶ View Red Square in Moscow, Nevsky Prospekt and St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki

▶ View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Haakon’s Hall in Bergen, the Geirangerfjord and Oslo’s Royal Palace

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**Price based on Capitals of the North departing 15 July 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Capitals of the North departing 13 May 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords departing 30 September 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords departing 10 June 2018. Conditions apply.

**Price based on Best of Finland, Russia and the Baltic States departing 22 April 2018. Conditions apply. ^Saving based on Best of Finland, Russia and the Baltic States departing 24 June 2018. Conditions apply.

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