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TR AVEL THE WORLD

2018 USA CANADA LATIN AMERICA EUROPE ASIA AUSTRALASIA SOUTH AFRICA THE REAL THING RICHER, DEEPER CONNECTIONS

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YOUR HAPPY PLACE 75 AWARD-WINNING EXPERIENCES

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From the iconic to the unexpected, Trafalgar connects you with the local soul of a destination like no other. Get the real thing, without worrying about a thing. Have all the details taken care of, so you’re free to just be – be happy, be in the moment, be inspired. Let your best self shine through. It’s the people and places we’ve known since 1947, with feedback from over five million guests like you that fuel our innovation to craft simply the best holidays and bring you the good life. It might be a minute, an hour, a day: it’s found in a "pinch me" moment you didn’t expect, but will change the way you see the world forever.

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TRAFALGAR CONNECTS YOU WITH PEOPLE, PLACES AND EXPERIENCES TO REVEAL THE DIVERSITY OF THE WORLD

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Connect with Locals

See the Iconic Sites & Hidden Treasures

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CONTENTS

Save with Trafalgar ................................................... 26 -27 Booking Conditions...............................................178 - 179

Airport transfers, MyTrafalgar, Door-to-door Transfer and Group Travel ............ 182-183

Stay a Little Longer................................................ 180-181

USA & CANADA

Hawaii Four Island Adventure 13 days ................................... 28-29 The Trailblazer 8 days ..................................... 30-31 Wild West, Cowboys & Buffalos Denver or Rapid City Depart Options

9 days ..................................... 32-33 Scenic Parks Explorer 15 days ................................... 34-35 Northern California 8 days ..................................... 36-37 Coastal California NEW with Yosemite National Park

Western Discoverer with Disneyland® Option

14/16 days ............................. 40-41 Great East Coast Cities 8 days ..................................... 42-43 Autumn Colors 9 days ..................................... 44-45 East Coast USA and Canada 14 days ................................... 46-47 Heart of the South with the Great Smoky Mountains NEW with Nashville Option

8/10 days ............................... 48-49

Tastes and Sounds of the South

Spectacular Canadian Rockies

10 days ................................... 50-51

9/17 days ................................ 60-61

Spirit of the South NEW 17 days ................................... 52-53

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Calgary Stampede Special

with Mardi Gras or Jazz Festival Special departures

Route 66

with Balloon Fiesta Special departures

15 days ................................... 54-55

with Alaska Cruise or Rocky Mountaineer Options

departures or Alaska Cruise and/or Rocky Mountaineer Option

13/20 days ............................. 62-63

Adventures in the Lone Star State

Best of Eastern Canada

10/11 days ............................. 56-57

9/16 days ............................... 64-65

with Texas State Fair Special departure

with Canadian Maritimes Cruise Option

Majestic Alaska

with Alaska Cruise Option

8/14 days ............................... 58-59

with Rose Parade special departure

10/11 days ............................. 38-39

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Mexico’s Copper Canyon and Colonial Cities 10 days ................................... 66-67 From Cuban Cigars to American Cars NEW 9 days...................................... 68-69

Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes 8 days...................................... 72-73

ASIA

Splendours of Japan 9 days.......................................82-83

Wonders of Sri Lanka 9 days...................................... 88-89

Spiritual Japan NEW 9 days...................................... 84-85

Classic China 10 days.................................... 90-91

India’s Golden Triangle NEW

Classic China

8 days...................................... 86-87

17 days.................................... 92-93

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand 22 days.................................100-101

Australian Highlights 13 days................................ 102-103

Sydney, Reef and Rainforest 10 days................................ 104-105

Contrasts of New Zealand 10 days................................ 106-107

EUROPE

European Highlights

Best of Devon and Cornwall 6 days.................................. 124-125

Best of Portugal 11 days ............................... 140-141

Britain and Ireland Highlights 8 days.................................. 126-127

Spain, Morocco and Portugal 16 days................................ 142-143

Irish Highlights 7 days.................................. 128-129

Amsterdam Explorer 6 days.................................. 144-145

Imperial Europe 10 days................................ 156-157 Balkan Delight 12 days................................ 158-159 Wonders of St. Petersburg and Moscow 7 days.................................. 160-161 Best of Norway NEW 9 days.................................. 162-163 Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords 14 days................................ 164-165 Nordic Adventure 19 days................................ 166-167 Ultimate Iceland 10 days................................ 168-169

with Varanasi

with Eurostar Option

7 days...................................108-109 Rome and Tuscan Highlights 9 days.................................. 110-111 Northern Italy including Cinque Terre 9 days.................................. 112-113 Best of the Italian Lakes 9 days.................................. 114-115 Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold 10 days................................ 116-117 Contrasts of Italy 10 days................................ 118-119 Southern Italy and Sicily 10 days................................ 120-121

Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste Option

8/10 days................................ 70-71

with Yangtze Cruise and Chengdu

Best of Ireland and Scotland 15 days................................ 130-131 Best of Scotland 7 days................................. 132-133 WWI and WWII Battlefields 12 days................................ 134-135 Spanish Wonder 9 days.................................. 136-137

Real Britain 6 days.................................. 122-123

Northern Spain 11 days................................ 138-139

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Best of Greece 8 days................................... 170-171

Best of Israel 9 days.................................. 172-173

SOUTH AFRICA

South African Adventure 14 days................................. 176-177

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Country Explorer

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Land of the Incas 12 days.................................... 74-75

Wonders of Patagonia 11 days.................................... 78-80

Best of South America 12 days.................................... 76-77

Peruvian Amazon 5 days.............................................81

Colonial Singapore and Malaysia NEW with Beach Stay option 12 days.................................... 94-95

Treasures of Thailand with Cambodia option and Golden Triangle option 11 days.................................... 98-99

Highlights of Vietnam with Cambodia option

12 days.................................... 96-97

Best of Holland 7 days.................................. 146-147 Best of Germany 12 days................................ 148-149 Sound of Music 10 days................................ 150-151 Contrasts of Switzerland 8 days.................................. 152-153 Prague, Vienna and Budapest 10 days................................ 154-155

Jordan Experience

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU The Real Thing

We connect you with locals proud to bring you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales. These are the kinds of “pinch me” moments from Trafalgar that reveal the diversity of the places you visit. Read more, p8

Free to Be

Get the real thing, without having to worry about a thing. We give you the freedom to just be - to be in the moment, to be connected to the world. Our 71 years’ of expertise and knowledge, will take you on simply the best holiday. Read more, p14

Your Happy Place We’ll connect you to the places you go in ways you could never imagine. We’re your champions of happy so you can let your best self shine. But don't take our word for it, take it from our travellers living the good life around the world. Read more, p18

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CREATING INFINITE T R AV E L M E M O R I E S

Choose from

226

Carefully-crafted itineraries around the world

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Countries on six continents

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Travel styles to personalise your journey Rely on

70+ awards

Most awarded guided holiday company as voted by agents and guests

97% Real guest satisfaction, from real reviews

5 million+

Happy guests and counting

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years leading Guided Travel Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London, where it all began in 1947

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The Real Thing From the iconic to the unexpected, we connect you to the diversity of the world. Get those “pinch me” moments through a series of Trafalgar highlights other travellers may never know about, or have access to.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS A Real Taste of Culture From only-the-locals-know restaurants and hot spots to carefully-crafted Trafalgar Be My Guest experiences, always with local families, you'll savour the region's traditional eats in a first-hand cultural immersion. We connect you with locals who are proud to welcome you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales so you not only taste the region’s delicacies but also experience their way of life. Look out for the BG notation within the itinerary day-by-day for your Be My Guest experience.

Main Image: BBQ at Uluru, Australia.

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AUTHENTIC | THE REAL THING

Sai Niwas Home cooking in Jaipur

Unexpected Flavours One of the best ways to get to know a place is through its food.

Feel at home at Inder Vijai Singh and Usha Singh's cosy home in Jaipur, where Usha will cook for you dishes from Rajasthan and Central India. She'll teach you how to make chapati bread while her husband will share his passion for polo, being the official commentator for the Jaipur polo team and a national level player.

Your bite sized piece of culture awaits in the local treats we share. In each destination, your Travel Director ensures a taste of the favourite regional flavours like these:

Vietnamese Báhn Mì

SAI NIWAS JAIPUR, INDIA On selected trips through India

Tango & Dinner in Buenos Aires Palermo Soho is one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in the city. It’s also home to the Palace family who will invite you for dinner and a night of unforgettable entertainment.

PALACE FAMILY BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA On Best of South America, p76

Sample home-cooked food, sip on local wines, and learn how to make traditional country bread. Finish the night with a Tango performance before saying farewell to your newfound friends.

MORILLO OLIVE FARM SEVILLE, SPAIN

The World’s Best Gelato

On Spanish Wonder, p136

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Classic Mojito

Kick-start your evenings with Cuba's best known cocktail. Lime, sugar and fresh mint muddled together before lashings of rum and fizzy soda water, topped with ice. Salud!

Andalusian dinner with the Morillo family Leaving the city for the evening, meet the Morillo family and enjoy a traditional Andalusian al fresco dinner at their olive oil estate courtyard. After a welcome drink, you'll learn how to produce and taste one of the finest olive oils around.

Vietnamese flavours with a French influence, Báhn Mì is a sandwich made with marinated grilled chicken or pork and pickled vegetables tucked into a French style baguette.

Skip the queues snaking out of San Gimignano’s gelateria and pick two gelato flavours to try – it’s been voted the best in the world for good reason. 9

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STAYS WITH STORIES Living the Legacy Stay in accommodation that is more than just a bed for the night, but are an important piece of the local heritage. When immersed in the soul and the stories behind it, you live the legacy yourself.

Schloss Leopoldskron

Remota Hotel

Jasmine Cruise Junk Boat

AUSTRIA

CHILE

VIETNAM

Surrounded by the spectacular backdrops for the ďŹ lm 'The Sound of Music', stay at the former family estate of Prince Archbishop of Salzburg.

Sharing Trafalgar's environmental values, Remota's sustainable architecture blends into Torres del Paine National Park's natural beauty.

Stay and dine onboard Jasmine Cruises' traditionally built junk boat, as you float among the magnificent limestone islands of Halong Bay.

On Sound of Music, p150

On Wonders of Patagonia, p78

On Highlights of Vietnam, p96

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AUTHENTIC | THE REAL THING

DIVE INTO CULTURE Beyond the Icons Leave your guidebooks at home. Travel with our ultimate local insiders and we’ll connect you to our secret spots, our local friends and not-to-be missed experiences for a deeper view of your destinations.

Muhammad Ali

Chef Libero

Maori Experience

We enable you to step into the house where Muhammad Ali was raised. His brother Rahman, will tell you all about life with Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. You'll walk away with a greater understanding of what made him ‘The People’s Champion'.

There’s more to Italian cuisine than pasta and pizza. In Florence, team up with Chef Libero to shop like a local for fresh produce at the farmers' market – in a few hours, you’ll know your fettuccini from your fusilli having prepared your own delicious lunch.

Discover the heart-pounding wero challenge. Performed by Maori warriors, it forms part of the Powhiri welcoming ceremony; a blend of energetic dance displays, followed by a touching hongi greeting and a hangi feast at Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua, New Zealand.

On Heart of the South with the Great Smoky Mountains, p48

On Rome and Tuscan Highlights, p110

On Contrasts of New Zealand, p106

HIDDEN TREASURES Local Secrets Revealed Your Travel Director is passionate about the places they share. That’s why on each trip they’ll surprise you with their favourite Hidden Treasures, their secret spots just for you. We can’t tell you exactly what they are - that would ruin the moment. But you won’t be disappointed. Main Image: Schloss Leopoldskron.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow We strive to make an impact globally, locally and individually—from connecting guests with ‘JoinTrafalgar’ experiences on trip where you can help us support local communities, to reducing our carbon footprint worldwide. Look for this logo on select itinerary pages.

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

Giuditta Brozzetti Studio

USA

Italy

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is a not-for-profit wildlife park and educational facility. You'll experience the conservation projects of Yellowstone National Park and find out more about their work with wolves and grizzly bears (main image) and how your visit contributes to the centre.

Find Marta Cucchia in action at her workshop in Perugia, established in 1921. She's the only person in the world still using jacquard wooden looms to weave Umbrian, Medieval and Renaissance designs from wool and silk. Your visit supports JoinTrafalgar's efforts to keep this ancient craft alive.

On selected trips through the USA

On selected trips through Italy

PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER*

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

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AUTHENTIC | THE REAL THING

Our Three Commitments

TreadRight Foundation Invest in Local Communities Enjoy the holiday of a lifetime and support the heritage of the people and communities you meet along the way.

Protect the Environment We enable you to minimise your travel footprint and reduce the environmental impact on the places we visit.

As the non-profit arm of our family of travel brands, TreadRight is dedicated to supporting sustainable tourism initiatives around the world. By offering financial support, TreadRight invests in local community development projects and programmes that preserve the environment, with the ultimate goal of partnering for a better future. Environmentalist and filmmaker Celine Cousteau was a natural choice of ambassador for the TreadRight brand. As the granddaughter of explorer Jacques Cousteau, she has grown up with travel in her blood. “If you’re visiting a destination, you want the places to be alive, vibrant and healthy, both economically and environmentally. To do that, you need to be able to take tourists to places that need the additional support, to small artisans that don’t get a lot of exposure, to those hidden gems that are really worthwhile. I think that brings a special, bespoke side to Trafalgar’s trips. At the end of the day, people want meaning and purpose in their travel. People want to experience a place wholly and deeply.”

Partner for a Better Future We’re working with employees, partners and guests to support communities around the world. From volunteering adventures with ME to WE in India and Kenya to life changing development projects like bringing education to underdeveloped areas with WE charity, we make a difference.

Coach transport is a Greener way to Travel ≈ 85% less CO2 per passenger kilometre than car and air travel ≈ 40% less CO2 per passenger kilometre than rail travel

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Free to Be

Get the real thing, without having to worry about a thing. We give you the freedom to just be - to be in the moment, to be connected to the world. Our 71 years' of expertise and knowledge, will take you on simply the best holiday.

YOUR DEDICATED TEAM We’ll Show You the Way Our Travel Directors, Local Specialists and Drivers take care of every detail at every step, giving heartfelt service and making your Trafalgar experience as unique as you are.

Travel Directors

Local Specialists

Drivers

Your on-trip concierge and the ultimate local expert, we've trained our Travel Directors to be best in class, understanding your needs to give you a trip like no other.

Connect with the places you go on a deeper level with insights and anecdotes from people on the ground. Ask your Local Specialists anything.

Your Driver will get you there in style and comfort. No stress about unfamiliar traic rules-just recline, relax and repeat as you watch the world go by.

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EFFORTLESS | FREE TO BE

ALL THE EXTRAS The Choice is Yours We know the perfect holiday blends the local highlights with free time on your own. Discover, eat, shop, unwind with our recommendations along the way.

Extra Time? Choose to add an extra adventure to your journey with one of our favourite Optional Experiences, like a jaunt around Paris in an iconic Citroen 2CV, or a private Chopin recital in Warsaw. You're free to be flexible with these options available for booking on trip. Your Travel Director gives you the details on your choices and makes the bookings for you.

AMANDA GARDINER TRAVEL DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES, 22 YEARS WITH TRAFALGAR

“ The trips I lead are multi-region, which means we’re going to numerous countries, dealing with different currencies and languages and customs. Travellers are always overwhelmed by how effortless the journeys are for them. It would take a lot of time to do it all by themselves. They’re relieved that they don’t have to worry about everything and can just enjoy the holiday.”

JENNIFER SUMNER TRAFALGAR GUEST ON THE EUROPEAN DREAM ITINERARY

“ Travellers only need to relax on their Trafalgar holiday because everything is taken care of in the most organised way. Our Travel Director was more than a guide – she was a wealth of information and a pure delight. She made you feel like you are travelling with family. I loved my experience. It was a dream come true with many magical moments I will never forget. ”

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MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY DAY The Expert Touch All your essentials are covered, from accommodation, meals and sightseeing to those “pinch me” moments of deep local connection. Your time is precious and it's in the best hands.

Enjoy a Smooth Ride

Sip & Savour

Skip the Lines

Plenty of legroom, majority with Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and space to recline make our coaches the ultimate way to get around. Put away your map, take in the scenery and relax.

From Swiss fondue to Italy’s best pasta, you'll be hooked at first bite. We include daily breakfasts and the right mix of local meals versus time to find your own flavours.

You'll feel like the ultimate VIP when you save hours skipping to the front of the line at the iconic sites, plus get experiences most travellers will never access.

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EFFORTLESS | FREE TO BE

A journey through time Welcome to one of the world’s most dynamic regions where we will guide you, through this melting pot of cultural diversity. We’ll show you all of Singapore’s architectural, culinary, cultural and spiritual wonders that we love so much. GARDENS BY THE BAY SINGAPORE On Colonial Singapore and Malaysia, p94

" These things don't just happen." A traveller in one of my most recent groups to Venice just said this to me, a comment I get all the time. When I hear how suprised guests are by how carefully we've created their itinerary it makes me so proud to work for Trafalgar. They say we've given them everything they want to

discover and more and there was no way they could have done this on their own. One of my favourite moments is at the Vatican, when my guests simply walk past hundreds of travellers in line, even past the groups at the front, to go straight in and I always hear, "wow, we are such VIP's!"

HOWARD HAZEKAMP TRAVEL DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES, 18 YEARS WITH TRAFALGAR

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YourHappy Place

We’ll connect you to the places you go in ways you could never imagine. We’re your champions of happy so you can let your best self shine. But don't take our word for it...

THE REAL STORY Take It From Our Travellers We’ve shown over 5 million happy travellers the good life around the world. See it first-hand from our guests on social media and journalists and bloggers who’ve travelled with us. I love that Trafalgar is committed to SUSTAINABILITY. On my last trip to Italy, we went to Marta Cucchia’s weaving workshop. You learn the story of an art Trafalgar is helping to keep alive. It felt good to be part of that.

Meet Amanda With followers around the world, travel writer and blogger Amanda Woods has been on three Trafalgar trips. Here are her "pinch me" moments.

You always meet interesting people with amazing life stories at BE MY GUEST experiences. From dining at an organic vineyard to lunching with Sisters on produce from their Monastery.

You won’t find these by yourself. They’re very special. They stay with you. The ACCOMMODATION is amazing (not cookie-cutter!). A lot are family owned and some quite unusual. I stayed at Schloss Leopoldskron, from The Sound of Music – never thought I’d say that. I slept in a boutique cave hotel in Turkey. I do love that you SAVE TIME. You only have so much time,

so you can really make the most of it and explore when you don’t have to wait in lines at major attractions. The PEOPLE you meet are so interesting and inspiring. You learn about different cultures and are genuinely inspired to improve the way you live. The SIGHTS you go to are very representative of a destination, but they’re not the places where everyone else goes. You feel quite special.

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FUN | YOUR HAPPY PLACE

REAL GUEST FEEDBACK See For Yourself We care and we listen closely to our guests—that’s how we ensure your holiday is simply the best. Because we believe so much in what we do, we publish our live, unedited reviews online for everyone to see. Go to trafalgar.com/reviews to see for yourself

Meet Chye Hew HAPPY GUEST

“Our Travel Director’s passion for his job was unchallenged, and his knowledge of the history of the places we visited was astoundingly comprehensive. Best of all, he looked after our exclusive needs, and he had tried his best to please each person in some way. The sights we saw were incredible and the intimate Be My Guests dinners pulled at the heartstrings. There were OMGs and wows, every day presented a new surprise and something to look forward to. I could go on, but I don’t want to spoil the surprises. Immerse yourself in the experience as I did and you will return home with a big smile on your face and a sense of gratitude for those who helped make the experience so enjoyable.”

Meet MJ De Vries

Smiles All Around Take a photo because you’re smiling, not smiling to take a photo. Guests love sharing their favourite moments: FROM DON, USA

FROM WELLY, ENGLAND

FROM CLAUDIA, ITALY

FROM JAN, PERU

FROM MARK, MONACO

TRAVEL DIRECTOR COVERING 15 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, 5 YEARS WITH TRAFALGAR

“I find that a lot of travellers start off with one attitude, but that it is completely different at the end of the trip. People tell me their attitude to and priorities in life have changed. Travel inspires people, and sometimes their world opens up and they choose to change it when they get home – be happier, healthier and spend more time enjoying life instead of just living it. People learn about culture and customs in each destination we visit. But they also get to meet, talk and share amazing experiences with people from all over the world. It breaks stereotypes, misconceptions and cultural barriers they might have. You see that people aren’t that different after all. Travel really unites us that way.”

FROM LAUREN, INDIA

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8 T R AV E L S T Y L E S

DEFINING YOUR TRAVEL ST YLE You know where you want to go, we design the perfect way to discover those places unlike any other. Find the right way to travel based on your preferences from our eight travel styles and you'll be living the good life at every turn.

Country Explorer

Discoveries

Regional Explorer

One country, done in depth

Tick off multiple countries in one amazing adventure

Get to know two or more countries really well

With less distance to cover, you’ll be able to focus on exploring a country or region within on a deeper level. You’ll see the iconics, but then go where other travellers don’t go and then some places many locals don’t even know about.

Make the most of your time and see what makes a continent so magical. Thanks to multi-lingual Travel Directors and Local Specialists, crossing borders and seeing different cultures has never been so stress-free. You’re guaranteed local connections as well through a Be My Guest experience.

You want to get a feel for a region, but don’t want to see the entire continent – Regional Explorer trips connect you to people, places and experiences, with just the right amount of cross-cultural immersion.

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8 TRIPS

9 TRIPS

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At Leisure

Family Experiences

Hidden Journeys

See the world at a slower pace

Bring your kids, your parents, your brothers and sisters...

Smaller travel groups, greater immersion

Holidays don’t have to be fast paced – if you like yours in the slow lane, you’ll love At Leisure trips. These journeys are crafted to give you more time to get lost, enjoy spontaneous moments and sleep in while still gaining an appreciation for the regions you visit.

Travel with the people you love most, and create memories that you can all take home. Family-friendly experiences don’t have to be crowded and clichéd – we’ve crafted the right mix of fun, hands on and educational activities for kids of all ages.

With fewer travelling companions (up to 26) you’ll experience some of the world’s more intimate experiences. We’ll take you to sights and attractions that many others will not have the chance to experience.

10 TRIPS

4 TRIPS

2 TRIPS

LIESA BISSETT

Special Interest

Cruise, Rail and Combos

Deepen your passions with themed trips

When it’s about the journey as much as the destination

EUROPEAN PRODUCT DIRECTOR

"Travel is my passion, my career. I’m lucky to have this incredible opportunity. My team and I create itineraries we hope delight, excite and inspire our guests to travel — after all, travel is the school of life!

History buff ? Love gardening? Want to follow in the footsteps of your favourite TV series? Special Interest trips are crafted with your passions in mind. Every day you’ll learn a little more about your love – you’ll be a true expert by the time you go home.

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I've been leading the Trafalgar Europe product team for nine of my nearly 25 years of European travel experience with TTC. There’s nothing quite as romantic as a rail journey through the countryside, or a lazy river cruise between destinations. Sit back, relax and enjoy the diversity of the ride.

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You’ll find my team and I researching, designing and curating new experiences for our guests and making sure they are innovative and special. Our number one objective is to create your best holiday memories ever."

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TRAVEL THE WORLD Here are a few highlights from our 75 trips that exemplify living the good life around the world. For our full range of trips available visit trafalgar.com

ICELAND

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CANADA

CANADA

U.K. IRELAND

NEW

Heart of the South with the Great Smoky Mountains

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Coastal California HAWAII (U.S.)

UNITED STATES

UNITED STATES

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with Yosemite National Park HAWAII p38(U.S.)

NEW

p48

Spirit of the South p52

MEXICO

Guest Favourites 1. Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

DISCOVERIES, P62 - 63

2. Contrasts of Italy

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MEXICO CUBA

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MOROCCO

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CUBA

From Cuban Cigars to American Cars p68

COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

CRUISE, RAIL AND COMBOS, P118 - 119

3. Tastes and Sounds of the South

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AT LEISURE, P50 - 51

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BRAZIL

PERU

BRAZIL

PERU

4. Land of the Incas

COUNTRY EXPLORER, P74 - 75

5. Australian Highlights

COUNTRY EXPLORER, P102 - 103

6. South African Adventure

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CHILE

ARGENTINA

CHILE

FAMILY EXPERIENCE, P176 - 177

7. Highlights of Vietnam

COUNTRY EXPLORER, P96 - 97

8. Irish Highlights

COUNTRY EXPLORER, P128 - 129

9. Costa Rica Eco Adventure

COUNTRY EXPLORER, P70 - 71

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GLOBALLY TRAFALGAR OFFERS 226 EXPERTLY-DESIGNED TRIPS TO 65 COUNTRIES

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Best of Norway p162 ICELAND

ICELAND FINLAND NORWAY

NORWAY SWEDEN U.K. IRELAND

DENMARK HOLLAND IRELAND GERMANY

U.K.

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PORTUGAL SPAIN MOROCCO

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THE BEGINNING OF A GREAT ADVENTURE This photo of The Travel Corporation (TTC) Chairman Stanley Tollman and his brother, my father Arnold Tollman, was taken in London’s Trafalgar Square in the 1950’s. When I see this, I think about the two young brothers looking forward to a future in travel and I’m reminded just how unbelievable their journey has been. It was here, under the gaze of the towering Nelson’s Column, that Trafalgar took its name thanks to our first offices overlooking the square. From Trafalgar’s humble beginnings, TTC developed into a family of over 30 global travel brands, including those listed below. Each TTC company is fuelled by a shared passion to create human connections around the world. We are bound together by our deep-seated travel legacy and an unwavering commitment to provide unrivalled service and value to each and every guest. With all of this in mind, Brett Tollman, CEO of TTC, and I came to Trafalgar Square to reflect on that very special and significant moment in time shared between our fathers. We proudly looked back on Trafalgar’s 71 years' of the journey from this very place to being the leader in guided holidays. Equally, we looked to the future and how our roots, passion and vision will drive us to maintain and grow this prestigious position.

Travel is inextricably in our blood. This love of travel and what we do is felt throughout our family and our exceptional TTC teams. We are proud to continue the responsibility of opening up a broader view of the world. We also take the responsibility and the privilege of building on our heritage very seriously and continue to put our guests at the heart of all that we do. We innovate to deliver unparalleled opportunities for our travellers to experience the world. We consider how we can positively impact the communities we engage with. We exist to inspire people to build bridges worldwide: not only Trafalgar, but all TTC brands that serve as a force for good through efforts with our TreadRight foundation and JoinTrafalgar. It is the enormous sense of pride that inspires us to challenge ourselves to deliver diverse travel opportunities. We do so with the same level of passion and care we’ve shown our guests since 1947. We cannot wait to discover the moments that lie ahead and to share them with you, our guests, who make it all possible.

GAVIN TOLLMAN Trafalgar CEO

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Book Early Discount Conditions: *Per person. These Book and Pay Early/Early Bird discounts apply to the land portion of selected holidays and departures. See itinerary pages and trafalgar. com. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown above for your chosen destination. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn without notice. See page 178 for full conditions. General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your holiday and are not applicable with extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions which include cruises and Rocky Mountaineer train, mini-stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Book again past guest savings are available

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away’. Shared rooming will be accommodated in non-smoking twin rooms and is not applicable on our Asia trips, Hidden Journey’s, Mini-stays, Family Experiences, Hawaii and Alaska trips, City Explorers, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Central America trips and optional extensions. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms and are limited to certain cabin categories on trains and cruises. Solo travel is not accepted on our Family Experience holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you have previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years. Cancellation fees and deadlines remain unchanged.

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Modern American lifestyle meets Polynesian seafaring tradition on this epic adventure across Hawaii’s picture-perfect islands where you’ll discover Pele’s volcanic landscapes, tales of World War II bravery and share crystal clear waters with green sea turtles and water-sports enthusiasts—all on Hawaiian time of course.

12 nights Hotel accommodation 18 meals 12 full breakfasts 2 lunches (including Be My Guest) 4 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including 3 internal flights) All transfers shown

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Meet Ancil for an educational farm-to-fork experience and help gather fresh produce for your al fresco lunch

LOCAL SPECIALIST Discover Kona coffee on a plantation tour and see a special presentation on the island’s manta rays

Waimea Canyon

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Honolulu, Oahu ▶  Waikiki (4 Nights) Welcome to Hawaii. In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel: Outrigger Waikiki Beach (Moderate – CV, First Class – POV, Premier – DOV) 2 Oahu Sightseeing e Begin your exploration of Oahu today. Traverse the island, passing through colourful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations. See panoramic views from rugged cliffs. Marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the world-famous surf along the North Shore. Back in Waikiki, your evening is free. (FB)

4 Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing e Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. After a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater, return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I Statue and the state capitol building. The afternoon is free. (FB) 5 Oahu ▶  Kona ▶  Keauhou Bay, Hawaii (2 Nights) d Your morning begins with a scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii, before an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona. Visit a local coffee plantation with a Local Specialist. Later, check in to your oceanside resort and meet your Local Specialist at the hotel’s Manta Ray Learning Center. In the evening, enjoy rich island flavours at Rays on the Bay with views of these resident sea creatures. (FB, D) Hotel: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Moderate – MV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV) 6 Kona e Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. (FB) 7 Keauhou Bay ▶  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ▶  Hilo ▶  Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights) Bid farewell to Kona as you make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way, stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Once inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant. Later, travel to Hilo for your flight to Maui where you check in to your beachfront resort on Kaanapali Beach. (FB, L) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa (Moderate – RV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV) 8 Maui Sightseeing d This morning, travel along the coast to the Maui Ocean Center and meet the centre’s passionate conservation naturalists. Next, head into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture. Indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up Hawaiian specialities made with the freshest local ingredients. (FB, BG)

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10 Maui ▶  Lihue, Kauai (3 Nights) Enjoy a morning at leisure before a flight to Kauai. (FB) Hotel: Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Moderate – LV, First Class – PV, Premier – OV) 11 Kauai Sightseeing Start your day on Kauai with a visit to Grove Farm Sugar Plantation, including a private tour of the home on this historic sugar cane plantation. Then set off for Waimea Canyon to view one of the most majestic geological wonders in Hawaii described as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” (FB) 12 Kauai e Spend a free day on Kauai, soaking in its many natural wonders. You may choose to travel by helicopter over the Na Pali Coast and Manawaiopuna Falls. On your final night on Kauai, join your travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) 13 Depart Kauai A hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay on Kauai. (FB)

f More about your trip Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £101 per person. Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May, 2017 for Honolulu-Kona and Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit  trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Inter-island airlines charge a baggage handling fee of USD$25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for more information. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181 . Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View RV: Resort View POV: Partial Ocean View PV: Pool View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean View LV:Lagoon View MV: Mountain View

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3 Honolulu e Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own or take part in one of the many optional activities offered. Tonight, join your travel companions for dinner featuring local fare, a mai tai and sunset. (FB, D)

9 Maui e Enjoy a full free day in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui’s wonderlands, before a lively Hawaiian Luau, and Regional Meal, featuring a Hawaiian feast and tropical cocktails. (FB, RM)

£1550 p.p. £1750 p.p. £1995 p.p.

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£195 p.p . £250 p.p. £325 p.p.

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Colour outside the lines on this brush with the brilliant hues of some of America’s most spectacular natural wonders, from the golden pink and yellow sunrise over the Grand Canyon to the red and lavender shades of the Painted Desert and Sedona’s red rock cliffs and buttes.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS Visit Grand Canyon ▶ Bryce National Park ▶ Zion National Park See glittering Lake Powell Scenic drives in Sedona ▶ Monument Valley ▶ along Desert View Drive ▶ Oak Creek Canyon ▶ along a portion of Route 66

SIMPLY THE BEST Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

UTAH NEVADA

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Las Vegas Welcome to Las Vegas. Check in to your hotel, then enjoy the afternoon to take in the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with a stroll down the Strip. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

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. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Springdale

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

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7 Zion National Park d e Join a Local Specialist and naturalist in Zion, for a guided walk and introduction to the flora and fauna. You’ll be amazed by the petrified sandstone formation of Checkerboard Mesa and the otherworldly Zion. The rest of the day is yours to immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty. 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 from the Temple of Sinawava to the start of the 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 inhabitants who live there on one of the many daily programs. This evening, share your adventures with your travelling companions 3 Grand Canyon National Park ▶  Sedona at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Rise early to catch the first sunlight washing over the canyon. If you like, perhaps take an optional 8 Zion National Park ▶  Depart Las Vegas helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip Head west and travel along one of the windiest to view the canyon from the sky. Then, travel sections of interstate ever constructed as you south through the fragrant pine groves of the wind your way through the Virgin River Gorge Kaibab National Forest and down Oak Creek on your way to the flat expanses of the Mojave Canyon where you can admire the stunning red Desert and the neon lights of Las Vegas. A cliffs amid the pristine forests of ponderosa pines transfer is provided to Las Vegas International on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona, a Airport and to the Tropicana Las Vegas if you’d lovely town situated in the high desert of Arizona. like to extend your stay. (FB) Enjoy some free time or, if adventure is your Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) thing, take part in an optional jeep experience in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at into Red Rock Country. Relax during a leisurely your own risk and a signed liability waiver will dinner at your hotel this evening. (FB, D) be required. Hotel: Poco Diablo Resort 2 Las Vegas ▶  Grand Canyon National Park d Say goodbye to Sin City and depart for Grand Canyon National Park. Along the way, 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. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon. You’ll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

f More about your trip Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £73 per person. Airport arrival will be at 1:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Treadright: See pages 12-13 for details. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Alternative Trip Check out our similar ‘Canyon Country Showcase’ trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

5 Lake Powell e The day is yours. Rise early for an adventurous hike or relax in the sun on the shores of this 186 mile (300 kilometre) long lake, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam. Gather with some of your travelling companions for an optional raft experience down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting magnificent Antelope Canyon*. If you want, hit the water on a kayak on one of the lake’s glittering bays. (FB) 6 Lake Powell ▶  Bryce Canyon National Park ▶  Zion National Park (2 Nights) Continue your journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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Calling all wranglers for a ride into the sunset, through the mighty Rocky Mountains to the Badlands of South Dakota. Trot through Montana’s Big Sky Country where you’ll stay at an 1898 homestead and watch as Old Faithful spouts steam in Yellowstone. You’ll also see the American presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore and say hi to Buffalo Bill in Cody.

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A son of the Lakota and Iroquois Nations, meet Stephen Yellowhawk who is helping to keep the important traditions and history of his tribe alive through song and dance

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Spend the night at an authentic 1800s Montana homestead to relive the early Western atmosphere

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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THE ICONS Visit the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier ▶ Jackson ▶ Grand Teton National Park ▶ 320 Guest Ranch ▶ Yellowstone National Park ▶ Cody ▶ the Black Hills ▶ Bear Country USA View Crazy Horse Memorial ▶ Mount Rushmore

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Salt Lake City Welcome to Salt Lake City. Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out to see some of the attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director. (KP) Hotel: Little America

of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West where you’ll experience the culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Then it’s on to Sheridan to check in to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan 7 Sheridan ▶  Keystone ▶  Rapid City (2 Nights) After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial where you’ll gaze in awe at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and discover the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or perhaps take an optional trip to the moving Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America’s most famous landmarks from a different perspective. (FB) Hotel: Alex Johnson

4 320 Guest Ranch ▶  Yellowstone 9 Depart Rapid City or Denver National Park (2 Nights) Your Wild West adventure comes to an end after Giddy up cowboys and cowgirls. There are breakfast. Say so long to your newfound friends many fun choices on the Ranch this morning: this morning and transfer to the Rapid City join a whitewater rafting trip* down the Gallatin Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse River or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the wrangler in the Montana wilderness*. After expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to lunch at the Ranch, visit The Grizzly and Wolf Denver, the Mile High City, where you may extend Discovery Center in West Yellowstone before your stay, or transfer to Denver International entering one of America’s most famous National Airport for your flight home. (FB) Parks, Yellowstone. Stay inside Yellowstone Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at where each lodge has its own unique setting and your own risk and a signed liability waiver will atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful be required. Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents. (FB, L) Hotel: National Park Lodges 5 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing Discover Yellowstone’s most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of gushing geysers and countless brilliantly coloured hot springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. Do you know how to locate a bear or tell what it’s been eating? Enjoy a stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park’s abundance of wildlife. (FB, D) 6 Yellowstone National Park ▶  Cody ▶  Sheridan This morning, say farewell to majestic Yellowstone. Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history

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

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2 Salt Lake City ▶  Montpelier ▶  Jackson Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago. Stop at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon before crossing the famous Oregon Trail to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. 8 Black Hills Excursion d Walk through the town’s famous landmark arch The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a of tangled elk antlers and step back in time as wildlife park featuring the world’s largest private you explore the Town Square with its Western viewing habitat of American black bear. Enjoy a boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream drive through this spectacular and unique park shops—all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. and walk through the Wildlife Center, where This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a younger and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor rib-stickin’ Chuckwagon Regional Meal. (FB, L, RM) exhibits. Next, head for the famous Black Hills Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa of South Dakota to view one of America’s most 3 Jackson ▶  Grand Teton National Park iconic landmarks: the presidents sculpted at ▶  320 Guest Ranch d Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of Rise early if you’d like to rollick down the Snake Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison River on a scenic optional wilderness float trip* to seeing this majestic site in person. It took (seasonal). Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of National Park. Travel onward to Montana’s George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Big Sky Country and settle in for big fun at an Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. 1898 homestead where you’ll feast on a classic This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Western dinner. (FB, D) Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch Farewell Dinner featuring a local Native American Authentic Accommodation dancer, a true Cultural Insight. (FB, FD)

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f More about your trip Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £81 per person. Day 9 End Denver Option (DWWR): Available for guests wishing to end in Denver. For guests who choose to continue on to Denver Airport on Day 9, arrival will be at 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181 . Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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BE MY GUEST Experience true Western hospitality in Montana

CULTURAL INSIGHT Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Salt Lake City, Monument Valley and at the Grand Canyon

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Las Vegas Welcome to Las Vegas. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

9 Black Hills Excursion d e Discover the wonders of the Black Hills on your way to visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial before a visit to Mount Rushmore. This afternoon, gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive dinner featuring a Cultural Insight, Stephen Yellowhawk, who shares his tribe’s history through dance and song. (FB, D)

13 Moab ▶  Mesa Verde National Park 4 Salt Lake City ▶  Montpelier ▶  Jackson ▶  Monument Valley Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at Puebloan people carved houses and entire the Oregon Trail Center. Enjoy lunch at a covered communities out of the sandstone of the wagon themed restaurant before departing to canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal for you to explore. (FB, L) Hotel: The Lodge at in Monument Valley before returning to your Jackson Hole hotel. (FB, RM) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge 5 Jackson ▶  Grand Teton and 14 Monument Valley ▶  Grand Canyon Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights) National Park d Traverse through Grand Teton National Park Marvel at Monument Valley’s landscape in special on the way to Yellowstone, the world’s first open-air vehicles accompanied by a Local National Park. (When the south entrance is Specialist. Visit the land of the Navajo people, closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Breathtaking views hint at the most spectacular of Yellowstone National Park through the west all vistas—the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon. entrance.) Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village and you about the more than 1.7 billion years of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your will be confirmed in your documents. (FB, D) grand adventure and your new lifelong memories Hotel: National Park Lodges at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB, FD) 6 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing Hotel: National Park Lodges Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the 15 Grand Canyon ▶  Depart Las Vegas Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a Perhaps take an optional helicopter or fixedchance to see bison and elk. Join your Travel wing aircraft flightseeing trip before hitting Director to explore the spouting geysers, the road again. End your journey back in Las bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Watch Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas in wonder as Old Faithful’s waters arc over International Airport or to the Tropicana Las 100 feet (30 metres) into the air. (FB) Vegas for guests extending their stay. (FB) 7 Yellowstone ▶  Cody ▶  Billings d Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. (FB, BG) Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings 8 Billings ▶  Little Bighorn ▶  Rapid City (2 Nights) Today begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City. (FB) Hotel: The Rushmore d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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2 Las Vegas ▶  Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks Depart Las Vegas for the graceful canyons and 10 Rapid City ▶  Denver towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it’s Travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world’s on your way to Denver. Enjoy the evening to largest concentration of hoodoos—tall limestone relax. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. 11 Denver ▶  Vail ▶  Moab (2 Nights) (FB, D) Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and 3 Bryce Canyon ▶  Salt Lake City d cross the Continental Divide on your way to Travel north to Utah’s capital to see the famed Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon ski mountain in the United States, this pretty church and home to the renowned Mormon alpine village has an old-world feel. Then Tabernacle Choir. Meet Local Specialists, it’s on to Moab where tonight is yours. (FB) sister missionaries, who introduce the basic Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers 12 Canyonlands and Arches National which brought about the building of the temple Parks Excursion and the Tabernacle, home of the Tabernacle Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park Choir. This evening, enjoy an optional dinner at and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the Roof Restaurant, Utah’s premier gourmet the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone dining location. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake into natural arches. (FB) City Center

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f More about your trip Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £129 per person. Airport arrival will be at 4 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Treadright: See pages 12-13 for details. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Alternative Trip Check out our similar ‘Spectacular Canyons and National Parks’ trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

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Jump aboard the ultimate northern Californian road trip winding your way through the fresh cityscapes of San Francisco and Monterey and along the sun-kissed seaside cliffs of Big Sur tasting the golden age of rail travel through Napa Valley wine country and dining on the quiet waters of Lake Tahoe.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Learn about California’s organic food scene and watch two food preservationists prepare your meal using fresh ingredients

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay at the Yosemite Valley Lodge located within Yosemite National Park and the Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill with its unique tiki bar

CULTURAL INSIGHT Learn about the west coast’s silver rush history in Virginia City where Mark Twain once roamed the streets

LOCAL SPECIALIST Embark on an agriculture tour in Salinas Valley

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive San Francisco d Welcome to San Francisco the City by the Bay check in to your hotel and explore. At 6 p.m. gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation 2 San Francisco Sightseeing ▶  Napa As the mist rises over the bay the great city of San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to fashionable Union Square. There’s a story around every corner of San Francisco. Enjoy some free time at Fisherman’s Wharf before driving across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge heading for Napa Valley’s sun-dappled fields lush vineyards and fragrant flowers. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Napa Valley

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

8 Monterey ▶  Roaring Camp ▶  Depart San Francisco When Isaac Graham settled in the hills outside of Santa Cruz in the 1830s Mexican authorities named his rowdy settlement “Roaring Camp”. Today journey back in time to the era of lumberjacks and sawmills in a re-created 1880s logging camp complete with a general store and railroad depot. Luckily Graham and 4 Lake Tahoe Sightseeing d e his lumberjacks didn’t cut down the massive After a relaxing breakfast step back in time redwoods just minutes away in Henry Cowell as you ride along the Pony Express Trail to Redwoods State Park. Walk among the aweAmerica’s largest historic landmark Virginia inspiring trees—some of the largest living City where Mark Twain once roamed the streets things on earth—and admire these treasures of and everybody wanted a piece of the “Richest California. End your journey where you began in Place on Earth”. Learning about the West Coast’s the golden city of San Francisco. Take a transfer infamous Silver Rush is a true Cultural Insight. to San Francisco International Airport or return Take some time to visit one of the mansions to the Fairmont San Francisco if you wish to museums gold and silver stores and see a extend your stay. (FB) real mine. This evening join an elegant sunset Regional Meal dinner cruise on the lake complete with wine live music and magnificent views. (FB RM) 5 Lake Tahoe ▶  Yosemite National Park d Snow covered for much of the year stunning Tioga Pass is the perfect entry point to the Golden State’s most famous National Park Yosemite a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used.) Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the Yosemite Valley passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil Falls. Enjoy your accommodation inside the park taking in all of the natural wonders after the crowds have left and just a short stroll from Yosemite Falls. (FB) Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge Authentic Accommodation

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Authentic Accommodation Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Opened in 1907 this Authentic Accommodation is well known for its impeccable service and centrally located at the top of Nob Hill. Take a stroll or stop for a tropical drink in their historic tiki bar Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar opened in 1945 for a truly memorable experience. Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite National, Park California, USA Located right inside Yosemite National Park the Yosemite Valley Lodge is an idyllic spot for families and visitors seeking the comforts of a hotel after an exciting day exploring the wilderness. Your Authentic Accommodation has a cosy ski-lodge type atmosphere redesigned with an emphasis on glass and wood detailing to blend harmoniously with its surroundings.

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

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3 Napa ▶  Sacramento ▶  Lake Tahoe (2 Nights) Enjoy a scenic drive through the Napa Valley area before boarding the Napa Valley Wine Train’s lovingly restored Pullman cars for a taste of the golden age of rail travel. Journey through the sparkling sunlight of a Napa afternoon as you indulge in a Regional Meal lunch and wine tasting. After lunch travel through the fertile Sacramento River Valley to the alpine splendour of Lake Tahoe its clear blue waters surrounded by evergreen pines and rocky outcrops. (FB RM) Hotel: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at Heavenly Valley

with an understanding of the farm-to-table experience. (FB BG) Hotel: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

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All that glitters is gold on the sun-kissed shores of California, which you will explore on this epic road trip from the movie star haven of Hollywood to eccentric San Francisco, tracing the lush green vineyards and olive groves, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the romantic Riviera of North America.

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BE MY GUEST Sample blended olive oils during a meal in Paso Robles

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A guided walking tour of Hollywood’s most famous icons. Tasting and touring an organic farm. A valley floor tour in Yosemite Valley. Create, taste and blend your own vintage in California wine country

HIDDEN TREASURE SANTA BARBARA Hollywood/Beverly Hills

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THE ICONS City tour in Los Angeles ▶ San Francisco Visit Hollywood ▶ Santa Monica ▶ Malibu ▶ Santa Barbara ▶ Paso Robles ▶ Monterey ▶ Yosemite National Park ▶ Mariposa ▶ Napa and Sonoma Valleys ▶ San Francisco See the spectacular Half Dome ▶ Golden Gate Bridge Scenic drive along Highway 1 ▶ 17-Mile Drive

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights) Welcome to Los Angeles, La-La Land. Settle at your hotel and explore on your own. At 6 p.m. meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Beverly Hills Marriott 2 Los Angeles Sightseeing e d Make your way to Tinseltown, Hollywood, where you’ll be joined by a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour taking in Hollywood’s most famous icons: the Hollywood Sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Later, experience the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills as you drive down famous Rodeo Drive, lined with high-end shops. The rest of the day is free for you to pursue your own interests. (FB)

7 Yosemite National Park ▶  Mariposa de Explore Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, believed to be nearly 3,000 years old. Then board a private valley floor tram tour with a National Park Local Specialist to discover the spectacular and wild landscape of Yosemite Valley. Pass the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and gaze at the wonders of El Capitan and Half Dome. The afternoon is yours to do as you please: explore further, take a hike or stroll along the Merced River. Later this afternoon, drive down the Sierra to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station 8 Mariposa ▶  Napa and Sonoma Valleys ▶  San Francisco (2 Nights) d Head to Northern California’s beautiful wine country. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa. Retreat to an exclusive blending lab at Ravenswood Winery with a Local Specialist to create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Afterward, cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in San Francisco. (FB) Hotel: Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation

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4 Santa Barbara ▶  Paso Robles ▶  Monterey (2 Nights) d After a leisurely morning, continue north to Paso 9 San Francisco Sightseeing e Robles to enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at awardStart your San Francisco exploration that takes winning The Groves 41. Stroll through olive you to Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, groves with a glass of local wine while your hosts fashionable Union Square and much more. End enlighten you about olive trees and the process at San Francisco’s famous Farmer’s Market, of olive oil making before dining on a delectable featuring the Bay Area’s best food artisans. Your meal created with local ingredients and olive afternoon is free to explore. This evening, join oil. Then, head north to Monterey. (FB, BG) your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Hotel: Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, FD)

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5 Monterey Sightseeing e Embark on a tour of the Monterey Peninsula featuring Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf, beautiful Pacific Grove and the famed 17-Mile Drive. View the iconic Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, before arriving in the quaint township of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Enjoy time to explore before heading south toward Big Sur along the scenic Highway 1. Arrive at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where you can stroll among the giant redwood trees. Enjoy a Regional Meal dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, RM)

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10 Depart San Francisco Your journey ends with a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or extend your stay at the Fairmont San Francisco. (FB)

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3 Los Angeles ▶  Malibu ▶  Santa Barbara Head for Santa Monica to wander the shops or pier and then wind your way up the coast, past Malibu to idyllic Santa Barbara. Take time to enjoy this lovely community with the Santa Ynez Mountains on the horizon. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Visit Mission Santa Barbara, one of the 21 missions founded by the Spaniards along El Camino Real. This evening, your Regional Meal dinner is served at a local restaurant. (FB, RM) Hotel: The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree Resort by Hilton

salads fresh from the farm and learn the about the farm’s grassroots story. Ascend the western slopes of the Sierra Nevadas through Gold Country, passing Victorian-era townships and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Late afternoon, arrive in Yosemite. (FB, D) Hotel: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £97 per person. Treadright: See pages 12-13 for details. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181.

Authentic Accommodation Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Opened in 1907, this Authentic Accommodation is known for its impeccable service and centrally located at the top of Nob Hill. Take a stroll or stop for a tropical drink in their historic tiki bar, Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar, opened in 1945 for a truly memorable experience.

6 Monterey ▶  Yosemite d This morning, join your Local Specialists for a tour and tasting at Earthbound Organic Farms in Carmel Valley. Explore the difference between organic and conventional farming, taste different

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

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design and workmanship that goes into every float where you can ask volunteers how the floats were created. You can walk almost within arms reach of over 50 floats and see for yourself the creativity and imagination of the floral displays. (FB)

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BE MY GUEST Visit Happy Girl Kitchen in Monterey where your hosts share their knowledge and love of food using the freshest ingredients during an outstanding farm-to-table experience

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay at the historic Fairmont San Francisco located atop Nob Hill with its uniquely San Franciscan tiki bar

CULTURAL INSIGHT Walk through Paso Robles olive groves and enjoy a tasting of local olive oils

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Los Angeles Welcome to the City of Angels. After a short transfer to Beverly Hills settle in to your hotel. At 6 p.m. gather with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Beverly Hills Marriott 2 Los Angeles ▶  San Diego Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Join a city tour of the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter Old Town and Balboa Park. Enjoy some free time before a Regional Meal dinner. (FB RM) Hotel: Westin Gaslamp Quarter 3 San Diego ▶  Scottsdale Head east today as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you. This afternoon arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB) Hotel: Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale

5 Grand Canyon National Park ▶  Las Vegas (2 Nights) Depart the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and head toward the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the centre of the famed Strip. (FB) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas 6 Las Vegas e The choices today are endless: hit the casinos do some shopping or enjoy lunch at one of the city’s elegant restaurants. This evening enjoy one of the elaborate Regional Meal buffets Las Vegas is renowned for. (FB RM) 7 Las Vegas ▶  Mammoth Lakes Leave Vegas behind and travel through the wideopen expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enjoy the evening on your own. (FB) Hotel: The Westin Monache Resort

10 San Francisco Sightseeing e As the mist rises over the bay stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to Golden Gate Park before enjoying free time. (FB) 11 San Francisco ▶  Carmel ▶  Monterey (2 Nights) d e Spend a leisurely morning in San Francisco before heading to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea browse the shops or wander down to the water’s edge. Travel to Monterey for a Be My Guest dinner where your hosts prepare a dinner with the freshest ingredients. (FB BG) Hotel: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay 12 Monterey e After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links spend the rest of your day exploring the historic waterfront district and Cannery Row in Monterey. (FB) 13 Monterey ▶  Paso Robles ▶  Santa Barbara d Travel south to visit a Cultural Insight where you will taste different varietals of olive oil and tour the olive groves. Continue on to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening toast your holiday with a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: The Fess Parker: A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort 14 Santa Barbara ▶  Depart Los Angeles Head south to Hollywood to see Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. Travel through Beverly Hills for those extending your stay or take your transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

8 Mammoth Lakes ▶  Yosemite National Park Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass into the Yosemite Valley passing by the wonders of Bridal Veil Yosemite Falls El Capitan and Half Dome. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed typically mid-Oct to end-May. In this case the overnight will be in Visalia.) Spend the rest of your day in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (FB) Hotel: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station

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4 Scottsdale ▶  Sedona ▶  Grand Canyon National Park d Journey to the artists’ enclave of Sedona before getting out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon. This afternoon arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about this natural wonder. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges

9 Yosemite ▶  Napa ▶  Sonoma ▶  San Francisco (2 Nights) d Descend from the mountains and head north to Napa. Then it’s on to Sonoma where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Travel through scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. This evening enjoy Regional Meal dinner with your fellow travellers. (FB RM) Hotel: Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation

f More about your trip Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £81 per person. Treadright: See pages 12-13 for details. Airport arrival will be at 2:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Opened in 1907 this Authentic Accommodation is well known for its impeccable service and centrally located at the top of Nob Hill. Take a stroll or stop for a tropical drink in their historic tiki bar Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar opened in 1945 for a truly memorable experience.

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Disneyland® Resort Option (Ref: DWDD) 14 Santa Barbara ▶ Los Angeles ▶ Anaheim (2 Nights) After sightseeing in Los Angeles say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends before transferring to Anaheim. Take some time this afternoon to explore the city’s attractions on your own. (FB) Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Anaheim 15 Anaheim and Disneyland® Resort The Magic Kingdom awaits. Make the most of your full day at Disneyland® Park or Disney’s California Adventure™ Park where dreams really

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do come true. You may even get a chance to meet Mickey Mouse himself. (FB) 16 Depart Anaheim Bid farewell to the West as you board your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB) Guaranteed Room Share not available on this extension. £325 per person twin share £150 single supplement

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The hearth and home of sophisticated socialites and the American establishment—this At Leisure trip meanders along the East Coast and traces the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and the Vanderbilts, from the halls of Washington to the bright lights of New York, Newport’s opulence and the beer brewing traditions of Boston.

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CULTURAL INSIGHT Explore Boston’s beer culture with a visit to a local brewery for a tour and tasting

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Boston Sightseeing and At Leisure d e A morning of living history awaits, 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. Amble up and down The City on the Hill today, following the redbrick Freedom Trail from Boston Common to Bunker Hill, or head to a bistro for lunch with a copy of the Boston Globe—the choice is yours on an afternoon at leisure. The city’s rich brewing heritage is explored later with a Cultural Insight on a tour and tasting at a local brewery where you can indulge in the tradition of Great American ales. Tonight, spend your last night together at a Farewell Dinner reminiscing over shared experiences. (FB, FD) Depart Boston This morning ends your leisurely jaunt through the East Coast capitals. A transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Boston. (FB)

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3 Nights to explore New York City at your own pace. Sip a brew in Boston, where beer isn’t just a beverage, it’s part of the cultural tapestry, take time to explore a local brewery and savour a tasting of their refreshing brews

New York City At Leisure e Indulge in a full day of sightseeing at your own pace. Perhaps tea at Central Park’s Tavern on the Green, a dim sum lunch in Chinatown, New York-style pizza in Little Italy—soak up the cosmopolitan cultures of a city that has been shaped by a wave of tenacious settlers seeking new fortunes. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene, from MOMA to the Guggenheim, or spend the day in the fashion capital of the world—the grand avenues and alluring storefronts of Tiffany’s, Bloomingdales and Sax Fifth Avenue are beckoning. (FB) BB FB L

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New York Sightseeing and At Leisure de Reject a hurried New York state of mind, exploring the highlights of a city that never sleeps from the first-hand insights of a Local Specialist . Admire one of the world’s most iconic skylines, from the towering Empire State Building to the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building. Breathe in the leafy expanse of Central Park, a quiet escape from the bustling city streets, and the green heart of Manhattan. Then it’s off to Battery Park for magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty and a ride up to the “Top of the Rock” for a sweeping view of the isle’s skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons. Spend the afternoon and evening at your pleasure—give in to the allure of Broadway, feel the buzz of Times Square or enjoy a relaxing rooftop ‘Manhattan’ overlooking the effervescent city skyline. (FB)

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It was in these picture-perfect maple and cedar forests of New England that pilgrims, and later revolutionaries, sought sanctuary. And as autumn arrives, you too can admire the fiery red, orange and yellow flames of fall foliage on a scenic journey from Boston to the rocky Atlantic headlands of Maine.

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LOCAL SPECIALIST Learn about North Conway flora and fauna and spend time with a lobster fisherman in Bar Harbor

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Boston Visit Woodstock ▶ Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory ▶ Acadia National Park View Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired Scenic drive along the Mohawk Trail ▶ Kancamagus Highway

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your travelling companions for a traditional lobster dinner where you’ll learn about lobster fishing from a fisherman, your Local Specialist. (FB, D) Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency

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

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1 Arrive Boston Welcome to Boston. Get settled at your hotel, then set out on your own to spot some of Boston’s historic sites or enjoy a stroll along the 7 Acadia National Park Excursion e At 1,523 feet (464 metres), Cadillac Mountain waterfront before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. in Acadia National Park is the first spot in the with your Travel Director and fellow travellers United States where you can see the sunrise. for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Boston You won’t be getting up that early, but you’ll still Marriott Copley Place have plenty of time to admire the view from the 2 Boston ▶  Lexington and Concord top of the peak before descending to discover ▶  Williamstown the natural riches of New England’s only National Begin the day with a city tour of Boston’s Park. Marvel at granite cliffs overlooking historic sites including several along the famous dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone Freedom Trail. Continue your journey into history bridges arching over rushing streams and stands with stops at Lexington and Concord, where the of ancient maples, their leaves glowing fiery first battles of the American Revolution were red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the fought and made famous with “the shot heard crisp autumn air. Back in Bar Harbor, enjoy an round the world.” The afternoon’s drive takes afternoon on your own. Sip a coffee by the sea, you along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native stroll scenic Main Street or take an optional American and colonial trade route, and the first nature cruise on Frenchman Bay. (FB) designated scenic drive in New England. Enjoy 8 Bar Harbor ▶  Maine Coast the stunning vistas before arriving in the quaint ▶  Portsmouth university town of Williamstown nestled in the After experiencing the majestic colours of New western Massachusetts mountains known as England’s forests and mountains in the autumn, the Berkshires. (FB) Hotel: The Williams Inn it’s time to embark on a journey down the rocky 3 Williamstown ▶  Quechee ▶  Woodstock beaches and cliffs of Maine’s coast. Head down ▶  Burlington the coastal highway past lighthouses, fisheries Head for the Green Mountain State of Vermont, and seaside dwellings that are home to everyone driving through small towns and villages en from local lobstermen to holidaying presidents. route to the historic woollen mill in Quechee Travel south to Portsmouth which sits near the that now houses the Simon Pearce glassblowing mouth of the Piscataqua River that divides New workshop. Relish a Regional Meal lunch featuring Hampshire and Maine. The National Trust for local ingredients arranged on Simon Pearce’s Historic Preservation named Portsmouth to beautiful stem and flatware before delving its list of Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Enjoy into the art and science of glassblowing. After a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant and a stop in the quaint and picturesque town of toast your fellow travellers as you end your fall Woodstock, continue to your hotel located foliage experience. (FB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton at a mountain resort where you will have Portsmouth Harborside dinner. (FB, RM, D) Hotel: Essex Vermont 9 Portsmouth ▶  Depart Boston Culinary Resort and Spa Today it’s back to Boston where you are 4 Burlington ▶  Stowe ▶  White Mountains transferred to Boston Logan International ▶  North Conway (2 Nights) d Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you’d like to Continue up into the forests of Vermont as you extend your stay. (FB) travel to Stowe, home of the famous Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory where you’ll savour some of their famous and uniquely named flavours. Pass into New Hampshire, the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and Bretton Woods for a stunning glimpse of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast, before descending into the pretty town of North Conway on the edge of White Mountain National Forest. Later, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging talk by a Local Specialist followed by dinner at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

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f More about your trip Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £73 per person. Airport arrival will be at 3 p.m. on Day 9, please be aware when booking your flights. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine with a more in-depth guided holiday. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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BE MY GUEST Indulge in a Be My Guest dinner at a local winery and savour the regional cuisine paired with their delicious wines

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9 Ottawa ▶  Quebec City (2 Nights) Bid adieu to Ottawa this morning. Set off for Quebec City and Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to the only walled city north of Mexico in the Western Hemisphere. On the way, enjoy lunch at an authentic local “sugar shack”. Once in Quebec City, you’ll feel as if you’ve set foot in Old Europe with its sidewalk cafés and cobblestone streets. (FB, L) Hotel: Hilton Quebec City

4 Washington, D.C. ▶  Lancaster County/ Amish Country d Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County with a Local Specialist. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago. Arrive at your hotel, a historic preservation in the heart of Amish Country. Tonight, after a hearty Regional Meal, practice preparing delicious whoopie pies for your dessert.  (FB, RM) Hotel: The Inn at Leola Village Authentic Accommodation

12 Montreal ▶  Franconia Notch ▶  Boston (2 Nights) d Leave the second largest city in Canada and cross back into the United States. Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of the White Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple and white birch, watch for the black bear, moose and deer that call this area home. Arrive in Boston at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Omni Parker House Authentic Accommodation 13 Boston Sightseeing e Discover Boston’s rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor—site of the famous Tea Party—and along the Freedom Trail with a tour of the city. This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please—visit the bar that inspired the TV show Cheers or explore the lovely Public Gardens. This evening, toast your holiday and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

5 Lancaster County ▶  Niagara Falls (2 Nights) Depart Lancaster County and journey across Pennsylvania into the eastern corner of New York. Make a stop at the Corning Museum of Glass and see more than 35 centuries of glass artistry in the galleries. Later, arrive in Canada at majestic Niagara Falls. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Hotel 14 Depart Boston This morning, say farewell to “The City on a and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hill”. A transfer is provided to Boston Logan 6 Niagara Falls Sightseeing d International Airport or choose to extend your After soaking up the panoramic views and stay in Boston. (FB) thunderous roar of the falls, set out on an exhilarating boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time to INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS explore on your own before travelling on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices Tonight, enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner at can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure a local winery, complete with a tasting of their we offer the latest and most competitive rates, delicious vintages. (FB, BG) giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel 7 Niagara Falls ▶  Toronto e Arrive on the shores of the Great Lake Ontario and cosmopolitan Toronto today and set out for an orientation tour of the city. There is time to explore on your own this afternoon or perhaps join an optional tour of the CN Tower. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

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

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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 d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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2 New York ▶  Philadelphia ▶  Washington, D.C. (2 Nights) 10 Quebec City Sightseeing d e Take a bite out of the Big Apple on an orientation Explore Quebec City’s winding streets and tour of the city. View the towering Empire State historic sites with your Local Specialist. Learn Building, pulsating Times Square and grand about the city’s French and English military Central Park. Travel on to the City of Brotherly past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Love and visit the Liberty Bell Center. View Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. The Independence Hall, site of the signing of the afternoon and evening are yours to explore; you Declaration of Independence, before travelling on might choose to visit a gallery, take a carriage to Washington, D.C. This evening enjoy dinner in ride through the cobblestone streets or simply the nation’s capital. (FB, D) Hotel: Renaissance relax at a café. (FB) Washington, DC Dupont Circle 11 Quebec City ▶  Montreal d 3 Washington, D.C. Sightseeing e Arrive in Montreal where your Local Specialist Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation introduces you to the pleasures of the city, today as you view the White House, the U.S. Capitol including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II the colourful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, and Vietnam War memorials. Enjoy the remainder epicentre of the old city. This evening, dine on of the day on your own—perhaps visit one of the an authentic Regional Meal feast. (FB, RM) Smithsonian’s museums or galleries. (FB) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

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BE MY GUEST Meet Mr. Rahaman Ali, Muhammad Ali’s younger brother, for a tour through the Ali Childhood Home Museum and enjoy a dinner hosted by Mr. Ali at a bed and breakfast

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms to meet equines whose racing careers have come to an end

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with a Local Specialist. Also visit the Museum of 8 Depart Louisville the Cherokee Indian. Travel through the centre The morning is free before your transfer to of the park enjoying stunning vistas and witness Louisville International Airport or you may the “smoky” mist of blue haze that surrounds choose to extend your stay at the Hyatt Regency the mountains for which the park is named. This Louisville. Alternatively, you can continue your evening, arrive in Gatlinburg. (FB, D) Hotel: The trip down to Nashville for a two-day independent Park Vista – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel extension (see below) or join our Tastes and Sounds of the South trip (see pages 50-51). (FB) 4 Gatlinburg e Today is free for optional activities. Explore the park further, go walking, cycling, or visit Dollywood, owned by country music legend Dolly Parton which may be followed by Dolly Parton’s famous Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction. (FB) 5 Gatlinburg ▶  Cumberland Gap ▶  Lexington Stand in awe at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, the first great gateway to the west. The buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter and the pioneer all travelled this route through the mountains. Continue through Kentucky into Lexington, the “Horse Capital of the World.” This afternoon, choose to delve into equine culture at the Kentucky Horse Park or explore the International Museum of the Horse, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. (FB) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Lexington

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms Providing a dignified retirement to thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. Promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, raising awareness of all equines in need.

Nashville Extension Option (Ref: DANA) 8 Louisville ▶ Nashville (2 Nights) Head south to Bowling Green to visit the National Corvette Museum showcasing the Chevrolet Corvette, an American sports car that has been in production since 1953. Continue on to Nashville, where you have two days to do as you please. Your hotel is conveniently located downtown, close to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, historic Ryman Auditorium, the District, featuring honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville

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6 Lexington ▶  Louisville (2 Nights) d Visit a horse retirement farm, and Cultural 1 Arrive Atlanta Insight, to meet equine residents and learn Welcome to cosmopolitan Atlanta, capital of about their careers and lives. Next, travel along the South. At 6 p.m. gather with your Travel the Bourbon Trail to Buffalo Trace Distillery, Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome the world’s most award-winning distillery, for Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Atlanta an insider’s look into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into crafting truly great bourbon. 2 Atlanta ▶  Asheville You’ll witness everything from grain delivery Explore Atlanta and its most prized landmarks as to the cooking process, fermentation and, of you make your way to the CNN Studios. Join the course, distillation and enjoy a taste of the Inside CNN VIP Tour for an exclusive behind-thefinal product. Continue on through Blue Grass scenes experience with expanded access to the Country to Louisville. This evening, you are working studios at the Global Headquarters of treated to an exclusive Be My Guest experience CNN Worldwide. This tour takes you inside the as you meet the younger brother of Muhammad studios, control rooms and newsrooms. Then Ali, Mr. Rahaman Ali. He will guide you on a visit head north to Asheville, North Carolina, and of the Ali Childhood Home Museum and host your hotel located in the heart of the city. (FB) dinner at a nearby bed and breakfast. (FB, BG) Hotel: Renaissance Asheville Hotel: Hyatt Regency Louisville 3 Asheville ▶  Great Smoky Mountains 7 Louisville Sightseeing e National Park ▶  Gatlinburg (2 Nights) Head to Churchill Downs, the legendary d thoroughbred racetrack that has hosted the Start the day with a guided visit to the Biltmore Kentucky Derby since 1875. Then you’re off for Estate, the largest privately owned home in fun and excitement as you visit the Kentucky America. Explore the spectacular gardens and Derby Museum, the most dynamic and unique learn about the Vanderbilts. Next, head for Great celebration known worldwide as the “Greatest Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s Two Minutes in Sports.” This afternoon is at most visited National Park, and a UNESCO leisure before joining your fellow travellers for World Heritage Site. Stop at the Great Smoky a Farewell Dinner filled with bluegrass music, Mountains National Park Visitors’ Center and history and authentic Kentucky cuisine. (FB, FD) explore 19 th century wilderness settlement life

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BE MY GUEST Join a pianist for an evening of true southern hospitality and an opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of two beautiful Natchez estates

CULTURAL INSIGHT Delve into the life and foot-tapping tunes of Johnny Cash with a member of his family

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10 Depart New Orleans For now, it’s ‘Au Revoir’ New Orleans, but not ‘Adieu’. Take a transfer to New Orleans International Airport or extend your stay in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans. (FB)

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

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Arrive Nashville (3 Nights) The beating heart of America’s Music City will chart your pace as you prepare to embark on a leisurely pilgrimage to discover the sounds of the South. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) 7 Hotel: Renaissance Nashville

you are treated to a glass of wine and are free to tour the expansive collection. Head over to the 1804 residence of Esther Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef once named one of the Top 20 female chefs in America by USA Today, to enjoy a traditional four-course Deep South dinner with wine. (FB, BG) Hotel: Natchez Grand

3 Jazz Festival: (Ref: DTSJ) This departure will include tickets to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and will not visit Grand Ole Opry. 1 Mardi Gras: (Ref: DTSG) These departures will include tickets to the Mardi Gras Parade and will not visit The Grand Ole Opry. ◆ These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £138 per person. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

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Float like a butterfly in your Blue Suede Shoes as you pay homage to the Kings of the Ring and Rock ‘n’ Roll—tracing Tennessee’s jazz and juke joints and the bourbon and bluegrass plains of Kentucky horse-racing country along this Deep South musical meander to The Big Easy.

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Spend the evening with Muhammad Ali’s brother after a visit to the boxing great’s Childhood Home Museum. Join Joe and Esther for an evening of true southern hospitality and an opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of two beautiful Natchez estates

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For sightseeing in the Smoky Mountains, in Memphis, on a reconstructed cotton plantation and in New Orleans

THE ICONS City tour in Memphis ▶ New Orleans Orientation of Atlanta ▶ Asheville and Nashville Visit CNN Studios ▶ Biltmore Estate ▶ Great Smoky Mountains National Park ▶ Kentucky Horse Park or International Museum of the Horse ▶ Buffalo Trace Distillery ▶ Churchill Downs ▶ Kentucky Derby Museum ▶ Corvette Musuem ▶ RCA’s Studio B ▶ the Country Music Hall of Fame ▶ National Civil Rights Museum ▶ Graceland ▶ Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum ▶ Oak Alley Plantation ▶ Frogmore Plantation ▶ Cumberland Gap ▶ Grand Ole Oprey ▶ Sun Studios

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10 Nashville At Leisure and Sightseeing e Write your own song of the South on a full day at leisure before heading to the Grand Ole Opry. (FB)

1 Arrive Atlanta Welcome to Atlanta. At 6 p.m. gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome 11 Nashville ▶  Memphis (2 Nights) d e Head for the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll on Beale Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Atlanta Street where we meet a musician and Local 2 Atlanta ▶  Asheville Specialist to learn about the musical heritage of Explore Atlanta as you make your way to the Memphis. The former Lorraine Hotel, where civil CNN Studios to join an Inside CNN VIP Tour rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was gunned for a behind-the-scenes experience at the down, is the backdrop for the National Civil Rights Global Headquarters of CNN Worldwide. (FB) Museum, where we visit before a free evening. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Asheville Hotel: Sheraton Memphis Downtown

Museum of the Horse, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. (FB) Hotel: Hyatt Regency Lexington

14 Natchez ▶  Oak Alley ▶  New Orleans (3 Nights) d Join costumed Local Specialists at Frogmore Plantation and Gins, before meandering through 6 Lexington ▶  Louisville (2 nights) d the charming Louisiana countryside to Oak Visit Old Friends, a horse retirement farm, and Alley Plantation. The spicy scents of Creole Cultural Insight, where you will meet equine cuisine linger on this evening’s visit to the New residents. Next, travel along the Bourbon Trail to Orleans School of Cooking where we will enjoy Buffalo Trace Distillery, the world’s most awarda fun cooking demonstration before a Regional winning distillery, for an insider’s look into the Meal. (FB, RM) Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans behind-the-scenes work that goes into crafting truly great bourbon, tasting a sample of the final 15 New Orleans Sightseeing and product. Continue on to Louisville where you are At Leisure d e treated to a Be My Guest dinner after meeting Trace the cosmopolitan history of New Orleans Mr. Rahaman Ali (Muhammad Ali’s younger with a Local Specialist, stopping at City Park brother) for a guided visit of their Childhood and one of the famous above-ground cemeteries. Home Museum. (FB, BG) Spend the afternoon at leisure. (FB) 7 Louisville Sightseeing e 16 New Orleans At Leisure e Head to Churchill Downs, the legendary Today is free before joining your Travel Director thoroughbred racetrack that has hosted The and new friends for a Farewell Dinner at the Kentucky Derby since 1875. And then you’re off to famed Court of Two Sisters. (FB, FD) visit the Kentucky Derby Museum. The afternoon 17 Depart New Orleans is at leisure before Regional Meal of authentic Take a transfer to New Orleans International Kentucky cuisine. (FB, RM) Airport or extend your stay in New Orleans at the 8 Louisville ▶  Bowling Green ▶  Nashville Sheraton New Orleans. (FB) (3 Nights) Stop at the Corvette Museum showcasing the American sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. This afternoon arrive in Nashville to meet your new travel companions. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville

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3 Asheville ▶  Great Smoky Mountains 12 Graceland Excursion National Park ▶  Gatlinburg (2 Nights) d Head to Graceland, a tribute to the man who Start the day with a guided visit to George changed the face of American popular music Vanderbilt’s 250-room Biltmore Estate. Next, and culture. Pay a visit to Sun Studios, where head for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a the first Rock ‘n’ Roll single was recorded in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at the Visitors’ 1951. Tonight, embark on a your choice dining Center and explore 19th century wilderness experience where you choose from a selection of settlement life with a Local Specialist. Also visit the local eateries. (FB, YC) Museum of the Cherokee Indian. (FB, D) Hotel: The 13 Memphis ▶  Natchez d Park Vista – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tour the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before 4 Gatlinburg e heading to Natchez. Tonight, enjoy a Be My A full day at leisure for optional activities. Go Guest dinner beginning at the private residence walking, cycling or visit Dollywood. (FB) of Joe Stone, whose 1850s home features a gallery collection of rare maps, a quaint billiards 5 Gatlinburg ▶  Cumberland Gap hall, and exquisite ornamental glasswork. ▶  Lexington Joe performs on his Steinway grand piano Stand in awe at Cumberland Gap National before heading to the 1804 residence of Esther Historical Park and continue through Kentucky Carpenter, a former Four Seasons chef, with into Lexington. Delve into equine culture at the whom you’ll enjoy a traditional four-course Deep Kentucky Horse Park, a working horse farm. South dinner. (FB, BG) Hotel: Natchez Grand Explore the world renowned International

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms Providing a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. Promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, raising awareness of all equines in need.

Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow

9 Nashville Sightseeing d At RCA’s Studio B this morning, ‘meet’ another music legend with a Cultural Insight into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of Cash tunes with Johnny and June’s son, John Carter Cash (or a family member). Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum—a collection of memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams and Garth Brooks. Later, embark on a your choice sightseeing experience, exploring the Johnny Cash Museum or a tour of the Ryman Auditorium. (FB) d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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Buckle up for an American road trip you’ll never forget, tracing the famed Route 66 from Chicago to the City of Angels. From the world’s tallest arch to high living in a desert oasis, tune in to the wild and welcoming spirit of The Main Street of America.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Join owner and Pitmaster of Bootleggin’ BBQ, Brenton Brown, for a culinary experience in traditional American barbecue including a trip out back to their charcoal grill for a demonstration on how St. Louis style ribs are smoked to perfection

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay at the Palmer House, a grand Chicago icon hailing back to 1873

CULTURAL INSIGHT Explore the 150-year history of the AnheuserBusch Brewery in St. Louis and sample its brews

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS Orientation of Chicago Visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum ▶ St. Louis ▶ Meramec Caverns ▶ Branson ▶ Will Rogers Memorial Museum ▶ Clinton ▶ Albuquerque ▶ Grand Canyon National Park ▶ Las Vegas ▶ Los Angeles View the outdoor installations at Cadillac Ranch ▶ the Petrified Forest National Park Scenic drive along Will Rogers Highway ▶ Desert View Drive

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10 Albuquerque ▶ Flagstaff Cruise through Gallup this morning and see the historic El Rancho Hotel. Crossing into Arizona, watch the changing colours of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See the Wigwam Motel and the Man Standing on the Corner before arriving in Flagstaff. (FB, D) Hotel: DoubleTree Flagstaff 11 Flagstaff ▶ Cameron Trading Post ▶ Grand Canyon National Park Stop at Cameron Trading Post and browse through the shop for Navajo craft s. This afternoon, wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon and spend the night inside the park. (FB) Hotel: National Park Lodges 12 Grand Canyon National Park ▶ Seligman ▶ Las Vegas (2 Nights) Hit the road again, passing through Seligman. Drive through a Route 66 ghost town along the original route to see the well-preserved motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler era. Then it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas to enjoy some free time. (FB) Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £125 per person. Airport arrival will be at 2:00 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

14 Las Vegas ▶ Los Angeles Travel from the desert of Las Vegas into Los Angeles. This evening, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Beverly Hills Marriott

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15 Depart Los Angeles Say goodbye to Route 66 with a trip to Santa Monica. Then take a transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or extend your stay in L.A. (FB)

Treadright: See pages 12-13 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA One of the nation’s oldest continuously operating hotels, and an Authentic Accommodation, hosts you along with entertainers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, who were guests when the hotel was an entertainment epicentre in the mid 1900s.

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This extension replaces Days 8 and 9. The rest of the days will run per the Route 66 itinerary. 9 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 8 Amarillo and Albuquerque Balloon Rise early to watch the greatest show in the Fiesta air. Gaze in wonder as hundreds of brightly Visit the famed Cadillac Ranch and quaint coloured hot air balloons rise into the clear town of Tucumcari en route to Albuquerque blue autumn sky. Tonight, don your poodle where you will gather this evening for the skirt or leather jacket for a dinner at the 66 spectacular Balloon Glow where the balloons Diner with its 1950s jukebox and blue-plate light their burners in unison to illuminate specials. (FB, D) the night sky. Conclude your day with the bang of the After Glow fireworks show. Hotel: Albuquerque at Old Town

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Don your cowboy boots and your Stetson hat as you explore the cowboy culture, Spanish heritage and space-age ambitions of the Lone Star State. Bigger is always better, from the home of the Ewings and The Alamo, to barbecue feasts and the Texas Two-Step.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Join award-winning barbecue master Wayne Mueller, the third-generation owner and pitmaster of Louie Mueller Barbecue, for one of the world’s best barbecues

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS Visit Dallas/Fort Worth ▶ Wildcatter Ranch ▶ Waco ▶ Austin ▶ Fredericksburg ▶ San Antonio ▶ Houston

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

3 Fort Worth ▶  Dallas Sightseeing d Discover the historical heart of downtown Dallas with a Local Specialist and hear fascinating tales surrounding the legends and mysteries of the area. View Pioneer Plaza, commemorating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas and cattle to market, the Historic West End and the infamous Dealey Plaza. Learn all about a moment in history at the 6th Floor Museum, the somber location from which Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963. This afternoon, enjoy a nostalgic visit to Southfork Ranch, also known as Ewing Ranch, made famous by the hit TV series Dallas. (FB) 4 Fort Worth ▶  Graham e Escape the city and discover the beauty of the Texan Range and North Hill Country at the Wildcatter Ranch Resort and Spa. The afternoon is free. This evening, enjoy a typical Texan ranch barbecue Regional Meal and some roping lessons, followed by a line dancing lesson from a former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader. Later, join a storyteller around the campfire with s’mores. (FB, RM) Hotel: Wildcatter Ranch Resort and Spa

7 Austin ▶  Fredericksburg ▶  San Antonio Sightseeing (2 Nights) Continue further into the south Texas plains with a stop at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Site. This evening, walk along the famous San Antonio River Walk, a delightful network of walkways along the banks of the river. Board a private barge and cruise the San Antonio River canals. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk 8 San Antonio Sightseeing e d After breakfast, visit The Alamo, site of the famous, pivotal battle during the Texas Revolution. Then visit the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a Local Specialist. They will guide you through Mission San Jose, including a visit to the stately King William Historic District. Then stop at El Mercado for lunch on your own. See the San Fernando Cathedral, seat of the Archbishop and one of the oldest cathedrals in the U.S. and explore King William Historic District. The rest of the day is free. (FB) 9 San Antonio ▶  Schulenburg ▶  Houston Sightseeing d Head to Houston, stopping in Schulenburg— home to some beautiful painted churches. Once in Houston, meet your Local Specialist for a guided tour including Minute Maid Park, home to the Houston Astros baseball team; Market Square Park, a historic square surrounded by 19th century buildings, the original courthouse and City Hall, the Theatre District and learn about the Houston tunnel system. This evening, meet your newfound friends for a “Farewell to Texas Dinner.” (FB, FD) Hotel: JW Marriott Houston 10 Depart Houston or Dallas This morning, visit the Houston Space Center and learn about space exploration. Your transfer takes you to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport or Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. (FB)

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2 Fort Worth Sightseeing d Join a Local Specialist and start exploring Fort Worth, famous for its unmistakable mix of cowboys and Texan culture. Then visit the Sid Richardson Museum, featuring paintings depicting the American West. Stop for lunch on your own in Sundance Square. Next, stop at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, recognising excellence in competition, business and support of the western lifestyle. End your day with a traditional Fort Worth “Longhorn Cattle Drive,” and meet with the cowboys before they take the cattle through the Stockyard Historic District. This evening, head for renowned Chef Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove Western Bistro for a Regional Meal. (FB, RM)

Texas State Capitol. The afternoon is free to explore. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience with true Texan hospitality while enjoying a typical barbecue feast. (FB, BG)

f More about your trip Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £68 per person. Houston’s George Bush International Airport arrival will be at 4 p.m. and Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport arrival will be at 8:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181 . Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

5 Graham ▶  Waco ▶  Austin (2 Nights) Head south for Waco where you’ll visit the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum to learn about the famed law enforcement agency. Later, arrive in Austin, Texas’ state capital and a beautiful city located along the banks of the Colorado River. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Austin 6 Austin Sightseeing d e Meet your Local Specialist and enjoy a guided city tour of Austin. View the Governor’s Mansion, Texas State University, and visit the pink granite

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A once-in-a-lifetime wilderness experience awaits the rugged adventurer in you as you explore the scenic river valleys and snowcapped peaks of Alaska, traversing Denali’s tundra, Hurricane Gulch and the fjords to the mountains and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park—home to Black Bears, the Harding Icefield Trail and Resurrection Bay.

7 nights Hotel accommodation 11 meals 7 full breakfasts 1 lunch 3 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including train) All transfers shown

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing on a scenic nature walk in Fairbanks, learning about the uniqueness of Alaskan wildlife and at a sport fishing hatchery in Anchorage

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS Visit Fairbanks ▶ Denali National Park ▶ Anchorage ▶ a wildlife rehabilitation centre Cruise in a paddlewheel boat in Fairbanks ▶ into Kenai Fjords National Park Iconic train journey through Alaska’s wildnerness aboard the Alaska Railroad

ALASKA

SIMPLY THE BEST

2 FAIRBANKS

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DENALI

2 NATIONAL PARK

ALASKA RAILROAD

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SEWARD 1

ANCHORAGE College Fjord

See page 183 for details

Haines

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Fairbanks (2 Nights) Welcome to Fairbanks. Spend the afternoon getting settled in or do some sightseeing. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Rivers Edge Resort 2 Fairbanks Sightseeing d e Start your day with a visit to Creamer’s Field Refuge where a Local Specialist will take you on a peaceful nature walk to view migratory birds before a visit to the historic farmhouse. Board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a recreated Athabascan village. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before a salmon bake Regional Meal. (FB, RM)

4 Denali National Park e In 1976 President Jimmy Carter designated Denali National Park as an international biosphere reserve, focusing on ecosystem conservation and prudent use of national resources. Today is yours to completely explore the park. (FB)

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 lunch made of fresh, local ingredients while taking in the views of abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Bid farewell to those who will be joining the Glacier Discovery Cruise with Holland America Line. (FB, L) Hotel: Seward Windsong Lodge

Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure. Single and triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only.

6 Anchorage Sightseeing d e Explore Anchorage’s historic downtown and view the scenic shores of Cook Inlet. Stop at a local sports fishing hatchery where over 6 million sport fish are hatched every year. Your Local Specialist will explain this complex process and its positive

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8 Scenic Cruising ▶ College Fjord Admire the massive glaciers of College Fjord in Prince William Sound. (FB, L, D) 9 Scenic Cruising ▶ Glacier Bay National Park Watch as Glacier Bay National Park’s immense glaciers pass you by. (FB, L, D) 10 Cruising ▶ Haines Visit Haines which lies alongside the longest fjord in the U.S. (FB, L, D)

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11 Cruising ▶ Juneau Stroll Juneau’s picturesque streets. (FB, L, D) 12 Cruising ▶ Ketchikan See the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. (FB, L, D) 13 Cruise the Inside Passage Slowly glide past a maze of bays, fjords and waterways. (FB, L, D) 14 Depart Vancouver After disembarking this morning, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel if extending your stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at approximately 9:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share.

Single Supp. Option

Young traveller discount:

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £73 per person.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip or cruise.

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Early Bird savings SAVE £278 p.p.

8 Seward ▶  Depart Anchorage Enjoy the morning on your own before returning to Anchorage. Stops will be made at Anchorage International Airport and the Anchorage Marriott Downtown for guests extending their stay. (FB)

5 Denali ▶  Alaska Railroad ▶  Anchorage (2 Nights) Enjoy free time this morning before boarding the famous Alaska Railroad for the scenic journey to Anchorage. Relax in the Deluxe Dome Railcar as onboard experts discuss the spectacular landscapes of Hurricane Gulch and Indian River Canyon. After arriving in Anchorage, the evening is all yours. (FB) Hotel: Anchorage Marriott Downtown

7 Anchorage ▶ Kenai Fjords National Park ▶ Seward ▶ Cruise (7 Nights) Bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line cruise. (FB, L, D)

Price pp Start Fairbanks

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3 Fairbanks ▶  Denali National Park (2 Nights) d Wind your way through the scenic Tanana River Valley on your way to snowcapped Mount Denali—the highest peak in North America and the centrepiece of Denali National Park. Settle into your hotel and enjoy a presentation by a Local Specialist about the uniqueness of the Subarctic flora and fauna before delving into Denali’s lively history at a Regional Meal and show at the Denali Dinner Theatre. (FB, RM) Hotel: Denali Park Village

8 Days Land Only

economic impact on the local communities. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you can walk along wooded paths past indigenous villages and meet with natives from different parts of the state. After some free time, join your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner and toast to your Alaskan adventure. (FB, FD)

Ocean-View Stateroom PRICE PP Mo 14 May Su Mo 21 May Su

27 May 03 Jun

3275 3495

505 505

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1875 1895

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16 Sep

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27 May 03 Jun

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2475 2475

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2675 2950

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16 Sep

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From the trendy cityscape of Vancouver to the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies, your exhilarating encounter with western Canada will see you breakfasting in floral splendour, riding out on to glaciers and meeting a real-life Mountie en-route to see the glories of Banff.

8 nights Hotel accommodation 12 meals 8 full breakfasts 1 lunch (Be My Guest) 3 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown (including ferry)

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Enjoy beautiful vineyard views, wine tasting and a delicious lunch at a family-owned winery in Victoria

LOCAL SPECIALIST Meet a First Nations member in Kamloops and a Mountie in Banff

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour of Vancouver ▶ Victoria ▶ Banff Visit scenic Butchart Gardens

Skagway Juneau Tracy Arm

Glacier Bay National Park

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Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway

ALASKA CRUISE 8 Day Optional Extension

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SIMPLY THE BEST Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

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Rocky Athabasca Glacier Mountains Icefields Columbia Banff 1 Parkway Icefield National Park Lake Louise

VANCOUVER 1 KAMLOOPS 1

View Lake Louise ▶ Stanley Park ▶ Athabasca Glacier ▶ Mount Robson ▶ Jasper ▶ Banff National Parks

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Vancouver Welcome to Vancouver. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront 2 Vancouver ▶  Strait of Georgia ▶  Victoria (2 Nights) d Start your morning with a sightseeing tour of Chinatown and Gastown, then set out for Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles. Travel by ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island and visit a family-owned working farm and taste a freshly prepared farm to table meal at a Be My Guest lunch on the property. Later, take a tour of Victoria. (FB, BG) Hotel: Chateau Victoria 3 Victoria Sightseeing e Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens and spend some time meandering through the property. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day. (FB)

5 Kamloops ▶  Mount Robson ▶  Jasper National Park (2 Nights) Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rest of the day is at leisure in Jasper. (FB) Hotel: The Sawridge Inn 6 Jasper National Park Sightseeing e Start the day with an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon followed by a cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake. The rest of the day is free before dinner at the hotel. (FB, D) 7 Jasper ▶  Athabasca Glacier ▶  Lake Louise ▶  Banff National Park (2 Nights) Travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and ride out on the Athabasca Glacier aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer. Travel on to Banff National Park and picturesque Lake Louise before you settle in at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

9 Banff ▶  Depart Calgary Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Calgary Downtown if you are extending your stay. (FB)

f More about your trip Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £76 per person. Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on cruise and train. Single and Triple Cruise Staterooms: On a request basis only. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Optional Rocky Mountaineer Return (Ref: DSCS/DSCG) Day 9: Take the Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver. Includes hotel stay in Kamloops and a transfer to airport on Day 10 where airport arrival will be between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. SilverLeaf: £1102 per person twin share £54 single supplement GoldLeaf: £ 1495 per person twin share £54 single supplement Price includes all taxes and gratuities to onboard personnel.

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1 Arrive Vancouver Welcome to Vancouver, the entire day is yours to enjoy. Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront 2 Vancouver ▶ Inside Passage Cruise (7 Nights) Enjoy the day on your own until you are transferred to Canada Place to board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam. (FB, D) 3 Cruise the Inside Passage Be inspired by Alaska’s astounding beauty. (FB, L, D) 4 Cruise Tracy Arm and Juneau See dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm and arrive in Juneau. (FB, L, D)

5 Cruise to Skagway, Alaska Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (FB, L, D) 6 Cruise Glacier Bay, Alaska See the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park from the ship. (FB, L, D) 7

Ketchikan, Alaska Explore Ketchikan. (FB, L, D)

8 Cruise the Inside Passage Relax and cruise back to Vancouver. (FB, L, D) 9 Arrive Vancouver Disembark in Vancouver Harbour, transfer to the hotel and join your trip on Day 1 for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (FB, WR)

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4 Victoria ▶  Kamloops d Cruise back to the mainland for a visit to the British Columbia Wildlife Park, where you get a chance to view wildlife. Tonight, be welcomed to the Shuswap territory with traditional song by a First Nations member, and Local Specialist, before indulging in a dinner followed by s’mores roasted on an open fire. (FB, D) Hotel: South Thompson Inn

8 Banff Sightseeing d e Learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a Local Specialist during “Meet a Mountie.” Later, see Surprise Corner and Bow Falls. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner to toast the end of your holiday with newfound friends. (FB, FD)

Young traveller discount:

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Snowcapped peaks and cobalt lakes dot this Canadian adventure from the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver to the dramatic wilderness of the Rockies. Explore the traditions of the First Nations and fur trapping, behold the icy fingers of the imposing Columbia Icefield and meet a real-life Mountie.

THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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12 nights Hotel accommodation 17 meals 12 full breakfasts 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All transport shown (including ferry) All transfers shown

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Enjoy a hosted dinner on a family-owned ranch in Kananaskis Valley at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay at an alpine retreat at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing at the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, with a First Nations ambassador and meeting a Mountie

Skagway Glacier Bay National Park

HIDDEN TREASURE

Juneau Tracy Arm

Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

ALBERTA

Ketchikan BRITISH COLUMBIA

CRUISE

Mount Robson

ALASKA CRUISE 8 Day Optional Extension

VANCOUVER 7 ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER 2 Day Return Option

Rocky Mountains Athabasca Glacier Icefields Columbia Banff Parkway Icefield National Park Lake Louise BANFF 2 CALGARY 2

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CALGARY STAMPEDE 3 Day Optional Extension

Visit the ski resort of Chase ▶ Banff National Park ▶ Jasper National Park Cruise across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island View Lake Louise ▶ Athabasca Glacier ▶ Rogers Pass ▶ Athabasca Falls ▶ Sea-to-Sky Gondola ▶ Butchart Gardens ▶ a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations Scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway ▶ Icefields Parkway

SIMPLY THE BEST Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 97% satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Vancouver Welcome to Vancouver. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront 2 Vancouver ▶  Victoria (2 Nights) Start with a morning tour of historic Chinatown, Gastown and explore Stanley Park. Travel by ferry and visit a family-owned ciderhouse for a tasting before arriving in Victoria. (FB) Hotel: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

9 Banff ▶  Lake Louise ▶  Jasper (2 Nights) Arrive at Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Then, climb aboard an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at your hotel in Jasper National Park before enjoying a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: The Sawridge Inn

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480 480

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Optional Rocky Mountaineer Return (Ref: DIRS/G) Day 11: Take the Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver. Includes hotel stay in Kamloops, rail taxes, rail personal gratuities and a transfer to the airport on Day 13. SilverLeaf: From £879 p.p. twin share From £58 single supplement GoldLeaf: From £1214 p.p. twin share From £58 single supplement

Optional Alaska Cruise (Ref: DIRWI/Z/B) 13 Vancouver ▶ Alaska Cruise (7 Nights) Take your transfer to Canada Place where your Alaska cruise begins on the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. (FB, D)

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8 Banff Sightseeing d e Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff. Enjoy a free afternoon before joining your hosts at the Boundry Ranch for a scenic Be My Guest dinner. (FB, BG)

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11 Jasper ▶  Mount Robson ▶  Chase Arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ tallest peak. Then, stroll the ancestral grounds of the Shuswap people and view a traditional kekuli winter home built by the First Nations people. (FB) Hotel: Quaaout Lodge and Spa

12 Chase ▶  Vancouver 3 Victoria Sightseeing e Return back to Vancouver and visit Capilano Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens. A Suspension Bridge Park. Tonight, enjoy dinner. representative can answer questions before (FB, D) Hotel: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfont you explore. Back in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour before an included your choice dinner with a 13 Depart Vancouver Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to selection of restaurants to choose from. (FB, YC) Canada Place for those on the optional Alaska 4 Victoria ▶  Chemainus ▶  Squamish cruise. (FB) ▶  Whistler (2 Nights) d Set out for Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals. Return to the mainland and drive f More about your trip the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board the Sea‑to‑Sky Gondola and ride all the way to Summit Lodge, before travelling on to Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Whistler. (FB) Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Travel Director and Driver, £108 per person. Whistler Authentic Accommodation Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure. 5 Whistler Sightseeing d e Guaranteed Room Share is not available on Start today with a guided walking tour of cruise and train. Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, led by a Local Specialist. Next, meet another Local Single and Triple cruise staterooms are on a Specialist, a First Nations ambassador at the request basis only. Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Spend the rest * All prices are per person, twin share. of the day at leisure before joining your travelling companions for a Regional Meal dinner. (FB, RM) 3 Calgary Stampede Special Departures (Ref: DI5W): This departure features two nights at the Westin 6 Whistler ▶  Kamloops Calgary with entry to the Calgary Stampede. Continue toward the ski resort of Kamloops for an evening to do as you please. (FB) 0 Cruise Fees, Taxes and Tips: The compulsory Hotel: Kamloops DoubleTree charges are levied by the cruise line and are comprised of a Non-Commissionable Fare, Hotel 7 Kamloops ▶  Rocky Mountain National Service Charges (cruise tips), Taxes, Fees and Port Parks ▶  Banff (2 Nights) d Expenses. See Terms and Conditions for details. Sample the best of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at your mountain resort in Banff National Park. Enjoy drinks and a Local Specialist presentation from a real life “Mountie.” (FB) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

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10 Jasper Sightseeing e Enjoy a guided walk at Maligne Canyon. Then, embark on a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island before returning to Jasper for free time. (FB)

17 Cruise Glacier Bay From your ship, view pristine Glacier Bay National Park. (FB, L, D)

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18 Ketchikan Visit the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles or enjoy a variety of optionals. (FB, L, D)

15 Cruise Tracy Arm and Juneau Arrive in Juneau where you can shop downtown, raft or flightsee. (FB, L, D)

19 Cruise the Inside Passage Today is a relaxing day as you cruise back to Vancouver. (FB, L, D)

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Toronto (2 Nights) Welcome to Toronto. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Centre Toronto

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8 Montreal Sightseeing e d Meet your Local Specialist who introduces you to the historic sites of the city, including spectacular Notre Dame Basilica, the colourful Old Port area and the modern downtown. The afternoon is yours to explore the city. Tonight, toast your Eastern Canada adventure at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

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2 Toronto Sightseeing e Start the day with an orientation tour of 9 Depart Montreal or Toronto cosmopolitan Toronto, viewing sprawling Bid au revoir to your newfound friends as you Queens Park, stately University Avenue and the are transferred to either Montreal or Toronto Provincial Parliament Buildings. Embark on a trip International Airport. (FB) to the top of the iconic CN Tower and enjoy the rest of the day on your own. (FB)

4 Niagara Falls ▶  Kingston ▶  Ottawa Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario for an orientation tour of Canada’s first capital, Kingston, with its beautiful historic buildings. Once in Ottawa, embark on an introductory tour, viewing the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada, and the beautiful downtown parks. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (FB, D) Hotel: Sheraton Ottawa 5 Ottawa ▶  Parc Omega ▶  Quebec City (2 Nights) This morning, travel to Parc Omega, a safari park that is home to many different kinds of wildlife. Later, find yourself in Quebec City. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Quebec

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10 Quebec City Take in all of the sites in Quebec City. (FB, L, D)

14 Halifax, Nova Scotia In Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await your inspection. (FB, L, D)

11 Gulf of Saint Lawrence Travel along the Gulf of Saint Lawrence which fringes the shores of half of the Canadian provinces. (FB, L, D)

15 Bar Harbor, Maine Continuing south, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town. (FB, L, D)

12 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Call in at Charlottetown where red doubledecker buses motor along streets. (FB, L, D)

16 Disembark Boston Disembark the ship in Boston today. (FB) Airport arrival will be at approximately 9:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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7 Quebec City ▶  Montreal (2 Nights) After departing Quebec City, stop at a local cabane a sucre (sugar shack) to learn about all things maple syrup and enjoy a traditional local lunch. Enter Montreal, the largest French-speaking city outside of France, and 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, L) Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton

9 Montreal – Cruise Travel to Montreal and see the famous sights before boarding your Holland America ship to set sail. (FB, D)

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6 Quebec City Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist on an exploration of Old Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk 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. (FB)

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3 Toronto ▶  Niagara Falls d Travel to Niagara Falls for panoramic views of the thundering cascades before an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. This evening, enjoy a Be My Guest experience at a family-owned winery. Enjoy an exclusive tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a speciality of the region. Sample some of Niagara’s regional cuisine created with local seasonal ingredients. (FB, BG) Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview

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The green Copper Canyon walls conceal extraordinary natural beauty and the mysticism of the Tarahumara—yours to explore over soaring bridges and along the “World’s Most Exciting Train Journey” climbing to 5,900 feet (1,800 metres). You’ll visit Don Cuco for a drop of sotol and explore the cobblestone streets of Colonial Mexico.

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BE MY GUEST The Casavantes family are your host at their La Cava restaurant in Guerrero celebrating family recipes and home-style Mexican cooking

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay at the Hacienda De Los Santos, comprised of lovingly restored Spanish Colonial mansions and a sugar mill at the Spanish colonial-style Hotel Posada del Hidalgo in El Fuerte

LOCAL SPECIALIST On a visit to a local pearl farm, for sightseeing in Alamos, with Urique basket weavers and a Mata Ortiz ceramicist in Casas Grandes

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Phoenix Welcome to Phoenix. Get settled in at your hotel before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Phoenix Airport

7 Posada Barrancas Sightseeing e Experience crossing the canyon on a spectacular cable car ride, one of the highest in the world, to a breathtaking viewpoint where you can marvel at three of the main canyons. For lunch, enjoy a picnic served with the local speciality, discada (mixed meat dish), set in a scenic location. Enjoy an original Tarahumara dance performance and, when available, meet an actual Tarahumara running champion. The rest of the day is yours to relax before dinner. (FB, L, D)

2 Phoenix ▶  Magdalena de Kino ▶  Hermosillo Begin your Mexican adventure with a stop at the historic Mission San Xavier del Bac. South of the border, stop in the picturesque town 8 Posada Barrancas ▶  Casas Grandes d of Magdalena de Kino and see the Church of Travel to the small town of Guerrero, where St. Mary Magdalena, City Hall with its colourful Alma Casavantes and her husband Paco murals. Enjoy your first taste of Sonoran cuisine Cabrera welcome you for a unique Be My Guest with lunch before travelling on to Hermosillo and experience. Enjoy a meal of traditional foods and savouring a Regional Meal at a local restaurant share stories of their family history. This evening, in the evening. (FB, L, RM) Hotel: Hampton Inn head over to the Casa del Nopal, a grandiose by Hilton Hermosillo estate formerly belonging to Don Luis Terrazas, a wealthy rancher who at one time owned most 3 Hermosillo ▶  Guaymas ▶  Alamos d of the land in Chihuahua. Here you are greeted Visit Hermosillo’s lovely colonial cathedral and by a Local Specialist in Mata Ortiz pottery. the Government Palace, its walls bedecked with See how they have adapted ancient traditions murals depicting the history of the Sonoran into this modern style of pottery the region has region. Journey to Guaymas, on the Sea of become famous for. Enjoy a festive Farewell Cortez, for a visit to a local pearl farm where you Dinner in this historic locale. (FB, BG, FD) meet a Local Specialist and learn about pearl Hotel: Hacienda Casas Grandes culture. In the late afternoon, arrive in Alamos,

Hidalgo Authentic Accommodation

5 El Fuerte ▶  Cerocahui Board the world-famous Chihuahua al Pacifico “El Chepe” train and head into the Sierra Madre Mountains. This rail line is considered to be an engineering marvel and this rail excursion was voted the “Most Exciting Train Journey in the World”, taking you into the heart of the Copper Canyon, over four times as large as Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Disembark in Bahuichivo and transfer to your hotel in the village of Cerocahui. After lunch at the hotel, visit the boarding school of Tewecado, founded in 1941 by the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor to extend their mission to the remote culture of the Tarahumara Indians. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Mision Cerocahui 6 Cerocahui ▶  Mirador Cerro del Gallego ▶  Posada Barrancas (2 Nights) d Cerro del Gallego Urique Lookout provides the most sweeping views of the Copper Canyon. Gaze into Urique Canyon, the deepest canyon. Stop at a local home to meet a Local Specialist for a demonstration of local basket weaving techniques. Re-board “El Chepe” for the journey to Posada Barrancas. Your hotel is situated near the highest point of the canyon and your room offers a private balcony with awe‑inspiring scenery. After some time to relax, join a spectacular walk along the rim of the canyon. (FB, L, D) Hotel: El Mirador

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10 Tuscon ▶  Depart Phoenix Bid adios to your newfound friends. Enjoy some time to relax at your resort before you depart Tucson for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or extend your stay at the Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel. (FB) Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health who can take such variations in stride.

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an enchanting colonial silver mining town. Arrive 9 Casas Grandes ▶  Paquime ▶  Tucson at your resort, set in three colonial mansions and Visit the prehistoric adobe complex of Paquime, a sugar mill. This evening, enjoy a folkloric dance a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great performance and cocktails before dinner is trading centre in the 14th and 15th centuries. The served at the hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Hacienda De journey continues to the Sotol Factory Don Cuco. Los Santos Authentic Accommodation Sotol is a drink unique to Chihuahua, made from the desert plant of the same name, and is similar 4 Alamos ▶  El Fuerte d to tequila. Don Cuco is a family institution dating Meet a Local Specialist for a guided walking back three generations and here you’ll see how tour to see some of the grand mansions of sotol is fermented and distilled, taste samples Alamos. Afterward, enjoy some free time. and enjoy a simple lunch with your hosts. In the afternoon, travel to El Fuerte which Continue across the Chihuahua Desert into the is also acknowledged as a “Pueblo Magico” U.S. and arrive in Tucson in time for an included (Magical Town) for its architectural and cultural dinner. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Westin La Paloma contributions. Your hotel is set in a beautiful Resort and Spa colonial mansion. (FB) Hotel: Posada del

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Passport: Please note for the border crossing, passport information is required at time of final payment. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Hacienda De Los Santos, Alamos, Sinaloa, Mexico Set in one of Mexico’s most splendid colonial cities, this 300-year-old Hacienda, and Authentic Accommodation, reflects Spanish colonial architecture with the genuine flavour of Old Mexico. Hotel Posada del Hidalgo, El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico Believed to be the site where the young El Zorro was born and built in 1890, this Authentic Accommodation has spacious courtyards of Spanish colonial style surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens that will send you back to a romantic era.

Alternative Trip Check out our similar ‘Mexico’s Great Copper Canyon’ trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit costsavertour.com

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Venture down the colourful, cobblestone streets and past grandiose colonial façades, tracing the history and traditions of a cosmopolitan island nation from the comfort of a 1950’s Oldtimer. Discover a time when pillaging pirates roamed these waters and a revolution stopped the clocks, retaining Cuba’s intoxicating vintage charm.

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Learn about the production of tinajones pots. Visit members of the Camagua dance company. Meet a local woman who creates special woven dolls. Pay a visit to Pepe Gutierrez and Lorenzo Linares whose art reflects important Cuban traditions. Meet artist Roaidi Cartayain Remedios. Visit the gallery of reclaimed wood artist Lazaro Nieblas. In Trinidad, meet a Santeria priest. Learn how famous Cuban cigars are made. See the contemporary artwork of Alejandro Guanche and Aramis Santos. Stop at a local project that inspires through music and dance. Meet with a Cuban baseball player. Ride in a vintage automobile

LOCAL SPECIALIST See the sites of Havana with a local architect

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Trinidad ▶ Cienfuegos ▶ Havana (3 Nights) Begin your day with a stroll through the historic town of Cienfuegos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enter the Thomas Terry Theater which recounts a marvelous era of stage production, and wander along the pedestrian Bulevar leading toward the Bay of Cienfuegos. Travel to the Bay of Pigs, the site of the USA-Cuban conflict in 1961. Visit the Bay of Pigs Museum to learn about how the ramifications of this historical event continue to influence the state of Cuba today. Lunch will be served at Casa de Enrique where you’ll get to know the family who owns it. Tonight, dinner is served in a restored mansion. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Iberostar Parque Central Havana Sightseeing d Enjoy a panoramic tour of Havana today. Start with a visit to a local tobacco factory to learn how the famous Cuban cigars are made, a Cultural Insight. Explore Old Havana, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. Enjoy a walking tour a local architect, a Local Specialist, and see some of the iconic plazas and architectural facades. This afternoon, you will be greeted by Miguel Rojas and his wife Yamila Lopez for a Be My Guest lunch in their beautiful home with a roof top garden where they grow their own vegetables. Visit the San Jose craft market where you can browse hundreds of stalls. Back at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the evening on your own. (FB, BG) Havana Sightseeing d e In the morning, visit Miramar 601 gallery and meet Alejandro Guanche and Aramis Santos who will showcase their contemporary works, a Cultural Insight, and tell you what life is like as an artist in modern Havana. Stop at La Lucecita, a Cultural Insight that inspires local children through music and dance. Enjoy an included lunch while a Cuban baseball player shares his experiences from playing this popular sport at home and abroad, a Cultural Insight. After, enjoy some free time at your hotel. Later, you’re in for an exciting Cultural Insight as you take a spin in one of the ubiquitous vintage American cars you’ve seen during your journey across Cuba. You’ll be dropped off for your Farewell Dinner where you can toast to a wonderful Cuban experience. (FB, L, FD) Depart Havana It’s time to bid farewell to Cuba and your newfound friends as you are taken to Havana International Airport. (FB) Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces, climbing stairs, and participation in a full-time people-to-people schedule of activities crafted exclusively for Trafalgar guests. Our itinerary and people-to-people activities have been planned well in advance and may therefore be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health who can take such variations in stride.

INTERN ATI O NAL FLI GHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details. For additional Cuba travel information, please visit our website at trafalgar.com/cuba

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BE MY GUEST Join Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a traditional Costa Rican lunch at their Hacienda Pozo Azul, a 2000-acre working ranch

CULTURAL INSIGHT Indulge in gourmet chocolate made from the world’s best cacao beans. Visit a Tico family’s palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm

LOCAL SPECIALIST Listen to a Quaker share stories of the beginning of Monteverde’s colourful history

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive San José Welcome to San José where your journey begins with a warm greeting from a local host at the airport and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton San Jose

6 Arenal ▶  Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) d Enjoy a free morning before heading to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. Tonight, you’ll meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde. (FB, D) Hotel: El Establo Mountain

5 Sarapiquí ▶  Arenal d For the early risers, there is time for an optional rafting trip. Or relax, sleep in and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area surrounding your lodge. Enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch at an eco-friendly hacienda built by the Quintana family as a retirement project. Today, it is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco-adventures. The family welcomes you with lunch and shares stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. Depart for the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. Later, spend time in the thermal pools of your resort as well as the gardens with beautiful birds. In the evening, relish some of the best views of the volcano as you enjoy a leisurely dinner. (FB, BG, D) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

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f More about your trip Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £75 per person. Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m. for both San José and Liberia airports on Day 8, please be aware when booking your flights. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lbs (11 kg) of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Sarapiquí hotel. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Guanacaste Beach Stay option (Ref: LCRG) 8 Monteverde ▶ Liberia ▶ Guanacaste (2 Nights) Check in to your seaside resort. With just a short stroll along the shore, you can spot a variety of wildlife. (FB) Hotel: Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort

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2 San José ▶  Braulio Carrillo National Park ▶  Tortuguero National Park 7 Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing e (2 Nights) d Join your guide for an excursion through the After breakfast, head toward the small town of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering San Isidro de Heredia, where you are welcomed 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, the Reserve by master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and consists of 6 ecological zones and offers George Soriano, for a taste of gourmet chocolate, extremely high biodiversity. Later, ascend to the a Cultural Insight. Learn about the history of treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest on the chocolate and how it is produced at this small unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of 6 suspension workshop. Continue to Siquirres and embark on a bridges at canopy level. Tonight, trade stories of river journey through protected wetlands. Later, your experiences at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore Monteverde ▶  Depart Liberia or 8 the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. San José Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. (FB, L, D) Transfer to either Liberia or San José Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero International Airports or travel on to Guanacaste 3 Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing e Beach for those extending their stay. (FB) Glide through the canals and waterways of the Please note: For the more remote areas of park today as howler monkeys watch from the Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero and Sarapiquí), treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air, we use the best available hotel facilities with and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you’re here comfortable but simple guestrooms and ecoin July, take an optional trip to see the sea turtles friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural laying eggs on the beach. (FB, L, D) surroundings. This journey requires walking 4 Tortuguero ▶  Sarapiquí d on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes Board your boat and bid adiós to Tortuguero. through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). Enjoy lunch along the way before a visit a Tico This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced family’s palm plantation where you’ll learn traveller in good health and who can take such about and sample the delicate heart of palm, a conditions in stride. Cultural Insight. After a mid-afternoon arrival at your hotel, join your Travel Director on an easy hike looking for the exotic birds. With a little luck, you may spot the endangered great green macaw. Your evening is free. (FB, L) Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort

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Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

10 Guanacaste ▶ Depart Liberia A transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport for your flight. (FB) From £350 per person twin share, £325 single supplement This is a locally hosted extension.

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Under the watchful eyes of colourful toucans and the lush canopy of dense rainforests, enjoy an unforgettable encounter with the vibrant landscapes and creatures of Costa Rica. Glide along the canals of Tortuguero, trek up the slopes of the steaming Arenal Volcano and note the diverse species you encounter along the way.

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CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a local Tico family’s palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm

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HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive San José Bienvenidos a Costa Rica. You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Sheraton San Jose

7 Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing e Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you’ll check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys. Then it’s time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose an optional catamaran cruise with snorkelling where you might see see dolphins, parrotfish or sea turtles (available Jan-Apr). This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences over a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

out on the canals or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours. If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB, L, D)

4 Tortuguero ▶  Horquetas ▶  Sarapiquí ▶  Arenal National Park (2 Nights) d Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas to visit a local Tico family’s palm plantation. Taste something you’ve probably never tried before, the delicate heart of palm, a Cultural Insight. Continue travelling to quaint Sarapiquí where you’ll visit a wildlife centre for amphibians and reptiles run by a family of biologists who rehabilitate animals that can no longer live in the wild. (FB, L) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa 5 Arenal National Park Sightseeing e Rise and shine as the forest and volcano call you back. Start the day with a guided trek around 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 for the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eyelevel with the lush canopy, observe monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close and look out to see towering Arenal Volcano. Kick back and relax before ending the day at a dinner with your travelling companions. (FB, D)

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver, £75 per person. Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m. on Day 8, please be aware when booking your flights. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Arenal hotel. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

For the Kids

6 Arenal National Park ▶  Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Get ready to have a blast. Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you zipline through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures—a once in a lifetime adventure. Head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white sand beaches and abundant wildlife. This evening, join the gang for a pizza night. (FB, D) Hotel: Parador Resort and Spa d Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party e Free time

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2 San José ▶  Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) d Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here. Join a Local 8 Manuel Antonio National Park Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy ▶  Depart San Jose Foundation later to learn about the incredible Travel back to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria turtles that nest in Tortuguero. Enjoy a buffet International Airport for your flight or extend dinner tonight at the resort’s open-air restaurant your stay at the Sheraton San Jose. (FB) along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the 3 Tortuguero Sightseeing e best available hotel facilities with comfortable There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly of howler monkeys. Set off on a cruise through amenities perfectly suited to the natural the waterways of Tortuguero National Park with surroundings. This journey requires walking your captain and guide. You may want to start on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look through heavy showers (rain ponchos out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the and colourful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot experienced traveller in good health and who tons of monkeys swinging through the dense can take such conditions in stride. rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back

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Soar over intricate desert designs carved centuries ago—the vastness of Peru traced from its Pacific edge to the mountain fortresses of the Incas and the shimmering blue of South America’s largest lake, where you will journey to the quiet island of Taquile, still firmly rooted in the past.

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BE MY GUEST Visit Hacienda “Sarapampa”, and savour Peruvian farm-to-table cuisine. Your lively hosts will acquaint you with the production process for Great White Corn and you’ll have a chance to watch a Marinera performance that showcases traditional dance alongside Peruvian Paso horse showmanship

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay at the centuries-old Palacio del Inka in the historic heart of Cusco

CULTURAL INSIGHT Meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra ceremony. Visit a local chicheria for a traditional chicha tasting. Learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers and visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest pisco in the country

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5 Machu Picchu ▶  Cusco (2 Nights) d Return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring on your own. Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train and learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers, a Cultural Insight. Your evening is free. (FB) Hotel: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel Authentic Accommodation 6 Cusco Sightseeing d e Meet a Local Specialist and begin the day at Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture and bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops. Learn more about the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina with a Local Specialist who discovered this hidden site back in 1999. The afternoon is free before a your choice dining experience, giving you the choice of several local restaurants to dine at. (FB, YC) 7 Cusco Sightseeing ▶  Juliaca ▶  Puno (2 Nights) d In the morning, fly to Juliaca where you will meet your Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian altiplano. After an included lunch, visit Sillustani, a lakeside pre-Incan burial ground. Explore its chullpas (above ground tombs) before arriving in Puno along the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca. (FB, L) Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca

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Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach. Hotel: Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure e Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (FB, WR)

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Buenos Aires At Leisure d e Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as they demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian craft s. Spending time with this lively family will be a memory you won’t soon forget. (FB, BG)

10 Buenos Aires ▶ Santiago (2 Nights) d Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. At Leisure e Meet your Local Specialist for a tour of this Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of vibrant city, travelling by Club Hipico—the regal majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the racetrack—and sprawling Parque O’Higgins. Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of Drive along Alameda Avenue past the University the World. Back down the mountain, see the songof Chile on your way to the dynamic Plaza de inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The Armas with its fountains and sculptures. Head rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the to mix the national cocktail, the caipirinha, and city and the snowcapped Andes. Later, settle indulge in a traditional Regional Meal barbecue at into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of a local churrascaria. (FB, RM) Santiago’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, and a prime location close to charming boutiques, bars Rio de Janeiro At Leisure e and restaurants. This evening is at leisure. (FB) Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio Hotel: InterContinental Santiago on your own. Optional activities include a tour into the nearby favelas, a sailboat cruise and a 11 Valparaiso and Winery Excursion helicopter flight over Copacabana Beach. (FB) Today, set out on a tour of Valparaiso city, formerly a major stopover for ships travelling Rio de Janeiro ▶ Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This de afternoon, visit a Chilean winery and sample a Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent variety of wines from this now famous region activities. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, a before returning to Santiago. This evening, gather Cultural Insight, to see how the school operates with your travel companions for a festive Farewell and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival Dinner. (FB, FD) props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for the short 12 Depart Santiago flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls Say hasta luego to Chile and transfer to the airport cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. for your onward travel arrangements. Choose to This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your extend your stay at the InterContinental Santiago companions at the hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Wish or add an exciting optional extension. (FB) Resort Foz do Iguassu Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure d e Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Specialist to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride to the base of the falls or a helicopter flightseeing tour. (FB, L)

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as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen, discover the secrets of kneading bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of the Tango. (FB, BG) Buenos Aires ▶ Tierra del Fuego National Park ▶ Ushuaia (2 Nights) d An expedition through the extraordinary landscapes of Patagonia begins today as you fly to the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia. Upon arrival, embark on an exploration of the dramatic 5 landscapes of Tierra del Fuego National Park with a Local Specialist, delving into the depths of its beautiful scenery with its waterfalls, glaciers, forests and mountains. Take in the wildlife that inhabit this spectacular environment like red foxes, woodpeckers, steamer ducks, condors, eagles and beavers. Within the park, come face to face with the biological richness of Tierra del Fuego Island and its incredible scenic beauty, views over the Beagle Channel at Ensenada Bay, the glacial waters of Roca Lake and the deep Bay of Lapataia Bay. This evening 6 dinner is served at your hotel on the Beagle Channel. (CB, D) Hotel: Los Yamanas Ushuaia d e Enjoy the views this morning and linger over breakfast. Explore the town of Ushuaia or perhaps choose an exciting optional adventure. Board your vessel and cruise the Beagle Channel focusing on the scenic archipelago,

wildlife and history. Learn about the great shipwrecks of the region as well as the first explorers who arrived from Europe. Or take a longer excursion that includes colonies of sea lions and elegant Magellanic penguins. Late afternoon, join a Local Specialist and your fellow travellers for a tour of Ushuaia including an early evening visit to the Museo Maritimo y Del Presidio, home to the Maritime, Prison, Antarctic and Marine Art Museum. (FB) Ushuaia ▶ El Calafate (2 Nights) Leave the “end of the world” and fly to the quaint town of El Calafate on the shores of Lake Argentino, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park with its spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. An otherworldly landscape surrounds you, one of massive glaciers, jagged landscapes of interconnected fjords and mountainside glacial lakes which you will have a rare opportunity to explore over the next few days. (FB, D) Hotel: Kosten Aike Los Glaciares National Park Excursion d The day is dedicated to a deep exploration of the striking Los Glaciares National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its exceptional natural beauty. Touring with a Local Specialist, you’ll come face-to-face with its arctic blue and white glaciers that are fed by the massive South Patagonian Ice Field, milky coloured glacial lakes and towering King Penguins, Tierra Del Fuego

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snowcapped peaks. Discover the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, which towers above the icy waters of Lake Argentino. You could perhaps witness massive igloo icebergs plunging into the lake with thunderous force. Experience the rugged solitude of the windswept steppe and the quiet southern beach forests before heading back to El Calafate for an evening spent at leisure. (FB) 7

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10 Puerto Natales, Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Excursion d Today’s exploration takes you by boat up the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur) toward the icy turquoise sheets of the Serrano Glacier. Take some time with a Local Specialist to explore the impressive glacier with a hike through unspoiled, cool rainforest landscapes to Seno Ultima Esperanza (“Fjord of the Last Hope”) where you will see the rest of the Southern Patagonian Icefield, the incomparable Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, where you’ll enjoy lunch. Continue through the fjord by boat with views of the Balmaceda Glacier and Serrano Glaciers in the background. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner and toast to an unforgettable expedition to the ends of the earth. (FB, L, FD) 11 Puerto Natales ▶ Punta Arenas ▶ Depart Santiago Spend time this morning in the peninsula town of Punta Arenas, a city famous for its European style, rugged charm and status as a gateway to the Antarctic due to its location on the Straits of Magellan. This afternoon, board your flight to the Santiago International Airport, where your Patagonian adventure ends or extend your stay in Santiago at the InterContinental Hotel. (FB)

AUTHENTIC ACCOM MO DATI O N Remota Patagonia Lodge, Puerto Natales, Chile In perfect harmony with the environment and the local culture, this Authentic Accommodation has well-recognised sustainable architecture, incorporating the rich environment and high standards of service and with the comfort of the natural remote surroundings.

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Explore a lush wilderness and the magnificent river which sustains its extraordinary biodiversity. Delve into the depths of Peru’s Amazon in search of mythical tribes and a myriad of enchanting creatures – scarlet macaws, howler monkeys and stealthy jaguars that will share a glimpse into their million-year-old rainforest home.

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Please Note: Air is not included in the prices listed. Please contact Trafalgar or your Travel Agent to inquire about flight arrangements to and from Easter Island. † This extension price applies to the LLIA trip with Easter Island Extension. Please Note: Due to flight schedule, an additional overnight in Santiago for either pre or post extensions is required and is included in the cost of your trip. The hotel in Santiago will be the Vacation Inn Santiago Airport except on the South America Landscapes, the hotel in Santiago will be the InterContinental Santiago. For the Best of South America, an additional overnight in not required or included in Santiago. WiFi: see page 178 for details. * All pric es are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Pay your respects to the Fox Spirit at Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine, climbing the extraordinary path lined with thousands of orange torii gates that snake through the forest up into the mountains above the City of 10,000 Shrines. Indulge in a delicious kaiseki lunch at a traditional ryokan and gain insight into Japanese customs.

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BE MY GUEST A kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto where you will learn about local customs

CULTURAL INSIGHT Sample Japanese Sake during a walking tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town. Learn how local artisans make Japanese washi paper in the UNESCO village of Gokayama

LOCAL SPECIALIST in Tokyo and Kanazawa

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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6 Takayama ▶  Kanazawa d This morning travel to Kanazawa and discover the secrets of gold leaf painting during a visit with a Local Specialist. The production of gold leaf started at the end of the 16th century and now 99% of Japan’s high quality gold leaf is produced in the 2 Tokyo Sightseeing e area. Next visit the gardens of Kenrokuen, rated This morning your City Tour begins with a stop as one of the top three most beautiful gardens in in Asakusa and a visit to the Sensoji Buddhist Japan and a great place to see Cherry Blossom temple. It is one of Tokyo’s most colourful and in the springtime. Take your time to relax and popular temples and has been rebuilt countless explore the ornate landscapes, temples and ponds. times since it was founded in 628, making it Afterwards take a short walk through the Omicho Tokyo’s oldest temple site. Visit Nakamise, market to see the local fish catch and enjoy an a shopping street over 200 metres long that insiders view of everyday life in a busy coastal stretches from the outer gate to the temple’s town. Later visit the Nagamachi District with its old second interior gate. Visit the Tokyo Skytree, the and beautifully preserved samurai houses. Visit the world’s highest free-standing broadcasting tower. Nomura house, an elegant samurai mansion with Later choose to either return to the hotel at leisure beautiful small gardens belonging to a high-ranked or take part in an Optional Experience. (BB) samurai family. (BB) Hotel: Kanazawa Tokyu

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3 Tokyo ▶  Lake Yamanakako d 7 Kanazawa ▶  Kyoto (2 Nights) d Start the day by heading to the Imperial Palace This morning leave Kanazawa for Kyoto by Plaza, a large park area in the centre of Tokyo from Express train. On arrival enjoy a special Be My where the two bridges that form the entrance to Guest lunch at a traditional ryokan nestled in the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace can be the peace and quiet of Mt. Yoshida. The ryokan viewed. It is the primary residence of the Emperor was built in 1932 by master craftsmen to serve as of Japan and built on the former site of Edo Castle. the second residence of the uncle of the current Take a stroll around the Imperial Palace East Japanese Emperor, Akihito. Learn more about Gardens before continuing your City Tour with a local Japanese customs as your hosts welcome visit to the Edo-Tokyo Museum. This fascinating you into their beautiful home. After lunch visit museum displays artifacts and architecture that Kinkakuji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site tell a tale of Tokyo’s history and culture during the famous for its Golden Pavilion. The Kinkakuji Edo period. Next head to the famous Ginza district history dates back to 1397, when the villa was for a hands-on cooking class. Learn how to make purchased by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. When sushi with a Local Specialist and afterwards Yoshimitsu died, the building was converted into a enjoy your sushi creations for lunch. Then depart Zen temple by his son. Later check in to your hotel Tokyo for the Five Lakes District, dominated by for a relaxing evening. (BB, BG) Hotel: Nikko majestic UNESCO listed Mt. Fuji. At 3,776 metres it Princess Kyoto is Japan’s highest mountain and most recognisable icon. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Fuji Marriott Yamanakako 8 Kyoto Sightseeing This morning visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine and see 4 Lake Yamanakako ▶  Mt. Fuji the tunnel of thousands of bright orange torii gates ▶  Takayama (2 Nights) that snake through the forest up into the mountains. After breakfast visit Oshino Hakkai, a small rural Then head to the Sanjusangen-do Hall, a temple village in the Fuji Five Lakes district; a listed famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess UNESCO World Heritage Site. Oshino Village of mercy and afterwards enjoy a walking tour of boasts a beautiful park with 8 natural spring water the Gion area. Choose to remain in Gion to explore ponds that are fed by melted snow from Mt. Fuji. further or return to the hotel. This evening join your The reflections of the sky and landscapes on the Travel Director and fellow guests for a Farewell clear and pure water provide picturesque scenes Dinner at the Ninja Kyoto restaurant. Venture into which make stunning photographs. Then ascend the mysterious labyrinth and secret fortress of the Mt. Fuji by road to 2,300 metres at the 5th station Ninjas, the traditional Japanese heroes and enjoy before taking a ride on the Kachikachiyama the creative Ninja-style food. (BB, FD) Ropeway, (both weather permitting) a cable 9 Depart Kyoto/Osaka car ride offering spectacular views on a clear Transfer by airport shuttle service to Kansai day of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko. Later International Airport or Osaka Itami Airport for your travel through the breath-taking Japanese onward flight. Alternatively, continue to Hiroshima Alps to the beautiful hillside town of Takayama by choosing our 13 day itinerary on. Please see our before enjoying dinner at the hotel. (BB, D) website or the Asia brochure for details. (BB) Hotel: Associa Takayama Resort 5 Takayama ▶  Gokayama ▶  Takayama d This morning take a step back in time during a visit to the peaceful mountain village and UNESCO designated site of Gokayama. See the unique Gassho-zukuri wooden houses; the steeply sloped thatched roofs resemble two hands together in prayer. Visit one of the houses and meet the family. Later observe local artisans making washi paper and try your hand at making your own, a Cultural Insight. Lunch today is a Regional Meal of Japanese Hida beef at a local restaurant. Hida beef (Hida-gyu) is the specific name given to beef from a black-haired Japanese cattle breed, it is known as one of the finest quality varieties of beef. This afternoon begin

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your walking tour in the Edo style streets of the Old Town, shopping en route to sample Japanese sake, a Cultural Insight. (BB, RM)

4 Important Information: The Imperial Palace East Gardens are closed on Fridays so trips starting in Tokyo on Wednesdays will visit the Hamarikyu Japanese Garden instead.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Visas are generally not required for Japan but please contact your travel agent for more information. Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependent on weather conditions. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed. Important Information: The Edo Tokyo Museum will be closed for renovation until 31 March 2018. During this time the National Museum will be visited instead. Airport transfers included. See page 182 for details. WiFi: See page 178 for details. *All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181.

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Retrace the steps of the ancients – a spiritual interlude with some of Japan’s most sacred places and the extraordinary rituals performed throughout millennia. Visit the birthplace of Shingon Buddism, the elegantly painted sliding doors of Kongobuji Temple and delight in vegetarian dishes served by local monks at their monastery lodgings.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Lunch with a monk at Shorenji Temple in Nabari

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a Japanese style vegetarian lunch at a monastery inn. Learn about the ‘Ama’, professional women shellfish divers

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City Tour of Osaka ▶ Kyoto Visit Osaka Castle ▶ the Abeno Harukas Observatory in Osaka ▶ the Kongobuji Temple ▶ the Danjo Garan Temple in Mt. Koya ▶ the Ise Jingu Shrine ▶ Mikimoto Pearl Island in Shima ▶ the Ninja Museum ▶ Ueno Castle in Iga ▶ Bamboo Forest ▶ Kinkakuji Temple ▶ Sanjusangendo Hall in Kyoto View the Nachi waterfall in Kumano

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known as ‘Ama’, as seen in the James Bond movie ‘You Only Live Twice’. They are working women of the region who dressed all in white, dive into the sea without any diving equipment to catch shellfish and seaweed. Enjoy the fine flavour of the char-grilled local fresh seafood while listening to the stories told by the friendly and cheerful divers, a Cultural Insight. Later visit Mikimoto Pearl Island which is the place where, for the first time in the world, pearls were successfully cultured. Then enjoy some free time at a local mall for shopping and dinner at one of the many local and international restaurants. (BB)

5 Shima ▶ Ise ▶ Shima d Enjoy a later start this morning before travelling to Ise to visit the Ise Jingu Shrine the most revered Shinto sanctuary of great spiritual and historical significance. It consists of an inner and outer shrine and both are rebuilt from scratch every 20 years according to ancient Shinto tradition. Later meet some traditional free divers

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2 Osaka e After breakfast start your city tour with a visit to Osaka Castle, one of Japan’s most famous landmarks which played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. Although the present structure is a 6 Shima ▶  Iga ▶  Nabari ▶  Kyoto (3 nights) 1931 reconstruction, it’s nonetheless quite a d sight, looming dramatically over the surrounding Travel to Iga and start the day with a visit to park, which has the bonus of being a great place the Ninja Museum, dedicated to the history of to view cherry blossom in the springtime. Next ninja and ninjutsu, an original form of warfare visit the Abeno Harukas Observatory which developed mainly in the region. The museum’s standing at 300 metres is the tallest skyscraper collection includes very old ninjutsu writings in Japan. The observation deck with large analyzed scientifically along with ancient floor-to-ceiling glass panels all around offers weapons. Continue by exploring Ueno Castle 360 degree panoramic views of Osaka. Later constructed in the late 16th century served as the enjoy some free time for shopping in the Umeda seat of the local lords during the Edo Period. The district before returning to the hotel. This castle tower was destroyed in a storm less than afternoon is yours at leisure or choose to join an 50 years later and not rebuilt until 1935 when a Optional Experience. (BB) local resident provided funding for the tower’s reconstruction. Then enjoy a special Be My 3 Osaka ▶  Mt Koya ▶  Shirahama d Guest lunch with a monk at Shorenji Temple This morning travel to Mt. Koya, a UNESCO in Nabari while learning about the history and World Heritage Site and where the Shingon traditions of the region. After lunch continue Buddhism sect was introduced in 805 by the to Kyoto for your overnight stay. (BB, BG) priest Kukai, who posthumously became Hotel: New Miyako known as Kobo Daishi. Here visit the Kongobuji Temple with its elegantly painted sliding doors 7 Kyoto and the Danjo Garan Temple, one of the first Enjoy a late start this morning followed by a visit complexes built by Kobo Daishi in Mt. Koya. to Kinkakuji Temple; a UNESCO World Heritage Later enjoy a Japanese style vegetarian lunch site famous for its Golden Pavilion reflecting at a delightful monastery inn (shukubo) served beautifully in the water of the adjoining pond. by local monks, a Cultural Insight. Continue to Lunch today is okonomiyaki; similar to a savoury Okunoin, Japan’s largest cemetery and the site pancake and made with egg, cabbage, soba of Kobo Daishi’s mausoleum, set in an enchanted noodles and meat, seafood or cheese and grilled forest of towering ancient cedar trees. Travel in layers on a hot plate in front of you. This to Shirahama and later enjoy dinner in a local afternoon visit Arashiyama and the breath-taking authentic Japanese ‘Izakaya’. (BB, L, D) Bamboo Forest for a walk through the bamboo Hotel: Nanki Shirahama Marriott groves. Continue on with a visit to Tenryuji Temple which has one of the finest gardens in 4 Shirahama ▶  Kumano ▶  Shima (2 Nights) Kyoto and scenic mountain views. (BB, L) Today visit the Kumano area, the spiritual heartland of Japan and discover the Kumano 8 Kyoto e Kodo Pilgrimage Route, a UNESCO World This morning visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple; Heritage Site. Choose to ascend Daimonzaka a buzzing hive of activity perched on a hill Hill either on foot or by coach to admire the overlooking the city. It is one of Kyoto’s most Nachi Taisha Shrine, Seiganotoji Temple popular and most enjoyable temples and a and the impressive Nachi waterfall which at UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to approximately 130 metres high is the tallest Sanjusangendo Hall, a temple famous for its waterfall in Japan. Continue your journey by 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. visiting Hayatama Taisha one of Kumano’s most Return to the hotel for a leisurely afternoon or important shrines that holds an important place choose to take part in an Optional Experience. in Japanese mythology. The collection housed This evening have a delightful Farewell dinner in this small museum is impressive, with more with your fellow companions and Travel Director national treasures than some major museums. at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) Continue to your hotel which for the next two 9 Depart Kyoto nights is the Shima Kanko The Classic; famous Transfer by airport shuttle to Kansai for hosting the 42nd G7 summit in 2016 which International Airport or Osaka Itami Airport for was attended by many top politicians including your onward flight. (BB) the US president at the time, Barack Obama. This evening enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Shima Kanko The Classic

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WiFi: See page 178 for details. *All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Extend your stay and travel by high-speed bullet train to Tokyo. Stay for three nights and enjoy a City Tour and a visit to Mt. Fuji; Japan’s highest mountain and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See our website or the Trafalgar Asia brochure for details.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Amagoya Experience, Shima An ‘Ama’ is a professional female shellfish diver who dives into the sea without an oxygen tank or any other equipment to catch shellfish and seaweed. ‘Amagoya’ literally means the hut where the Ama divers take a rest with their colleagues after diving. Take the opportunity to enjoy the flavour of char-grilled local fresh seafood while listening to their animated stories.

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Embark on a spiritual interlude with India. Candle-lit rituals on the River Ganges, palaces, forts and tombs, a riot of colour and vibrancy around every corner – your exploration of India’s Golden Triangle and centuries-old heritage takes you through the sandstone and marble halls of the Amber Fort, the pyramidal Palace of Winds and the exquisite Taj Mahal.

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy dinner with a local family at their home in Jaipur

CULTURAL INSIGHT Take a rickshaw tour around the Old Delhi. In Varanasi, visit the rural life and observe the locals taking a morning bath in the holy water at the River Ganges

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City Tours of Delhi ▶ Varanasi ▶ Jaipur Visit the Jama Masjid ▶ the Humayun’s Tomb ▶ the Qutub Minar in Delhi ▶ the Sarnath in Varanasi ▶ the Agra Fort ▶ the Taj Mahal in Agra ▶ the Amber Fort ▶ City Palace Museum in Jaipur

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Agra ▶ Jaipur (2 Nights) d Make an early start with a visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the marble exterior reflecting rose and golden tints at sunrise which then turn to dazzling white. The construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and it took 18 years and over 20,000 craftsmen to complete this monument in memory by an emperor for his beloved queen. Legend has it that once construction was completed, the emperor had the architects hands cut off, and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure anywhere else. After the visit return to your hotel for breakfast and later this morning depart for Jaipur, the capital of the colourful state of Rajasthan. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with a local family in their home. (BB, L, BG) Hotel: Hilton Jaipur This morning visit the inspiring Amber Fort with its marvellous Rajput architecture listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The interior of the fort has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glass work complemented by exquisite wall paintings. En route back to the hotel make a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. This afternoon continue your city tour with a visit to the City Palace Museum to see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. Across the road from the palace is the famous Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of five observatories in India. This astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century continues to provide accurate information to this day. Later this evening join your fellow guests and Travel Director for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) Depart Jaipur Transfer to Jaipur airport for your onward flight or choose to take our complimentary transfer by coach to Delhi. (BB)

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Rameshwar Village, Varanasi You’ll discover the ‘Learn and Earn’ programme which helps to raise the economic and social status of local rural women.

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Arrive Delhi (2 Nights) Welcome to India. Upon arrival at Delhi airport, transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your fellow guests and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton New Delhi

from within this powerful walled palatial city. As you drive through the city witness the local life, markets and hustle and bustle of everyday India. This evening dinner is at the hotel and perhaps choose to take part in an Optional Experience. (BB, D) Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Visas are required for India, please contact your travel agent for more information. Flights: Prices include internal airfare and taxes for flights from Delhi to Varanasi and Varanasi to Agra and are accurate as of 1st June 2017. Airport transfers included. See page 182 for details. WiFi: See page 178 for details. *All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181.

COMPLIMENTARY DEPARTURE TRANSFER TO DELHI Airport transfers are available to Jaipur Airport on the last day of the trip or choose to take a complimentary coach transfer to Delhi, departing at 10:00 and arriving to Delhi at approximately 16:30. The coach will drop off at Delhi International Airport and the Trafalgar post night hotel; the Pride Plaza.

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From a rock fortress to a royal city, experience the flavours of Ceylon – a spicy sojourn crisscrossing the Cultural Triangle, tropical rainforests, tea plantations and centuries-old spiritual sites to the beat of the Beraya and surrounded by the warm hospitality of the Sri Lankan people.

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8 nights Hotel accommodation 15 meals 8 buffet breakfasts 3 lunches (including Be My Guest) 4 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown All transfers shown Maximum 26 Guests

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan lunch with Ganga Akka at her family home

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay at one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka, once a Dutch villa and meeting place for gentlemen of the colonial era, today restored back to its former glory in the heart of Colombo

CULTURAL INSIGHT Sample local snacks and experience the flavours and spices of Ceylon in Colombo. Learn the art of meditation with a Buddhist monk or take part in a traditional folklore dance lesson in the village of Habarana

LOCAL SPECIALIST in the villages of Habarana and Katugastota

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4 Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa Sightseeing This morning make an early start to avoid the heat of the day and visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress from the 5th Century which dominates the jungle from all sides. Choose to climb to the top of ‘Lion Rock’ or just go up halfway to the ‘Lions Paw’. Alternatively for anyone not feeling energetic take a stroll around the gardens at the base and admire the scenery. A bit later enjoy breakfast before continuing to Polonnaruwa which was once the site of Sri Lanka’s second medieval capital. The landscape is studded with sites of well-preserved archaeological importance. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening or choose to take part in an Optional Experience. (BB) 5 Sigiriya ▶  Kandy (2 Nights) d e This morning your choice of activities gives you two Cultural Insight experiences in the village of Habarana. Choose between taking part in a traditional folklore dance lesson with a Local Specialist or visit a forest hermitage to see the dwelling of a Buddhist monk and learn about the art of meditation. Continue your journey on to Kandy and on arrival check in to your hotel. Enjoy some free time this afternoon and this evening visit the Temple of the Tooth where a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined. At dusk observe a religious service (pooja) accompanied by traditional music and drumming. (BB) Hotel: Mahaweli Reach

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6 Kandy d e This morning depart the hotel by tuk-tuk and 1 Arrive Colombo (2 Nights) travel to the village of Katugastota to meet a Welcome to Sri Lanka. Upon arrival at Colombo Local Specialist, a senior from the village who Airport transfer to your hotel. This evening will demonstrate how to play a beat or two on join your Travel Director and fellow guests for the ‘Beraya’ (a traditional drum). Ancient sources a Welcome Reception with drinks and local reveal that these drums were used for special appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Galle Face Authentic occasions and have become an integral part Accommodation of life in Buddhist Temples. Next take a walk through the village to the home of a local family 2 Colombo Sightseeing d e for a special Be My Guest lunch. The family Begin your City Tour this morning at Kelaniya lives in a small traditional house built in the late Raja Maha Viharaya; one of the most sacred 1950’s with a Kandyan style garden which has Buddhist worshipping places in Sri Lanka. Marvel many spice trees planted for their own personal at its eastern architecture, remarkable frescoes use. The staple food of Sri Lanka is rice and and learn of the many legends that surround this is eaten for lunch with a combination of this religious site. See the Old Parliament spicy curries. Engage in conversation with the House, the Town Hall and Independence Square family to learn all about local life in the village before making a stop at the oldest Hindu before returning to Kandy for some free time. Kovil in Colombo, Sri Kailawasanthan Swami This evening travel to a rural village and see a Devasthanam. This afternoon enjoy some free performance by a group of local school children, time to relax, explore further or take part in a Cultural Insight. (BB, BG) an Optional Experience. Later see a different and more charming side of Colombo as you 7 Kandy ▶  Gampola ▶  Nuwara Eliya d drive around the city by ‘tuk tuk’. Make a stop This morning travel by train through Sri Lanka’s tea to sample some local snacks and experience country to Gampola, a fabulous way to see the hill the flavours and spices of Ceylon, a Cultural villages and to observe the daily lives of the local Insight, before returning to your hotel. (BB) people. See how Ceylon tea is made and gain an insight into becoming a discerning tea taster on a 3 Colombo ▶  Sigiriya (2 Nights) d Tea Factory tour, a Cultural Insight. Learn the art This morning get a deeper insight into a rather of picking the tender tea shoots which is generally simpler lifestyle as you leave the city behind referred to as ‘plucking’. Take part in a tea plucking and head for the village of Horakelle. Take a competition; it is not as easy as it looks but is great walk around a tranquil garden surrounded by a fun! For lunch enjoy a Regional Meal of ‘lamprais’, coconut plantation, spices and fruit trees. A bit rice boiled in stock accompanied by curry and later meet a local villager and assist in preparing baked in a banana leaf in the oven. Continue to lunch, a Cultural Insight. Then continue on to Nuwara Eliya, dubbed the ‘Little England of Sri your next destination the Cultural Triangle and Lanka’ and located in the misty hills of the island. enroute visit the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. The colonial atmosphere remains preserved and It is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage it resembles a British countryside complete with Sites in the country and renowned for its unique rose gardens, hedges and red-roofed bungalows. sculptures and large mural paintings (BB, L, D) (BB, RM, D) Hotel: Grand Hotel: Aliya Resort and Spa

Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

RELAX ON THE BEACH!

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Extend your stay and enjoy a relaxing day or two on the sandy beach at the Mt. Lavinia hotel, Authentic Accommodation, or perhaps do some further exploration of the island. See pages 180-181 for prices

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Oruthota Village In a rural village near Kandy you’ll get to meet a group of local school children who will put on a cultural performance along with some of their teachers. Find out how your visit helps support the school and the children’s education.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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Follow in the footsteps of the ancients – up the ornate steps of the Forbidden City and to the ramparts of the Great Wall, snaking its way across the rolling countryside, and through the winding ancient alleys of Beijing’s hutongs to learn about Chinese traditions over a home-cooked lunch.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Visit a Chinese family in their home in one of the Hutong areas of Beijing to gain a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lifestyle

CULTURAL INSIGHT Indulge in a foot massage at the Foot Reflexology Centre and discover the traditions and techniques of dumpling making, after which you’ll get to taste them

LOCAL SPECIALIST in Xi’an and Shanghai

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure Great Wall Excursion

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THE ICONS City Tour of Beijing ▶ Xi’an ▶ Shanghai Visit Tiananmen Square ▶ Forbidden City ▶ Temple of Heaven ▶ the Sacred Way in Beijing ▶ the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an ▶ the Jinmao Tower in Shanghai ▶ the Great Wall of China

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Beijing (4 Nights) Welcome to Beijing. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and settle in before meeting your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Peace

kinds of dumplings with a variety of fillings and different ways of cooking them. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Then, visit the impressive 88 storey Jinmao Tower which at approximately 420 metres high is the eleventh tallest building in Asia and offers great views over the city. (BB, L) Hotel: Hyatt on the Bund

6 Xi’an Sightseeing During term-time, meet the children and teachers at a local primary school. Perhaps learn a few words of Chinese from the children who in turn will be happy to practice their English. Afterwards, visit the legendary army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s subterranean tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For lunch enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Chinese noodles and later continue with a visit to a Jade factory. (BB, L)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Visas are required for China, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice. Flights: Prices include internal airfares and taxes for flights: Beijing to Xi’an and Xi’an to Shanghai and are accurate as of 1st June 2017. Airport transfers included. See page 182 for details. WiFi: See page 178 for details. *All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

YANGTZE CRUISE AND CHENGDU

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Make the most of your trip to China. Choose our exciting Classic China with Yangtze Cruise and Chengdu itinerary (featured on page 92) which follows on seamlessly from this sensational Classic China journey.

HONG KONG AND MACAU EXPERIENCE Extend your stay and take a trip to Hong Kong which also includes a visit to the former Portuguese colony, Macau Please see our website or the Trafalgar Asia brochure for details.

7 Xi’an ▶  Shanghai (3 Nights) d This morning your choice of activities gives you the chance to participate in a T’ai Chi Class, with a skilled Local Specialist, or take a cycle tour around part of the ancient City Wall of Xi’an. Continue on to a local restaurant for a Cultural Insight; watch a demonstration in the art of making dumplings, and afterwards enjoy sampling these for lunch. There are 21 different d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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2 Beijing Sightseeing 8 Shanghai Sightseeing d Begin your visit to this great capital city by With a Local Specialist, take a stroll along exploring one of the world’s largest public Shanghai’s famous ‘Bund’, the city’s renowned areas, Tiananmen Square, home to the National waterfront, lined with former colonial buildings Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao and modern sky-scrapers. Learn how marshland Zedong and the Great Monument to the People’s was turned into one of the most important Heroes. Pass through the south gate to the trading hubs in the modern world. Continue to magnificent Forbidden City, a 180 acre complex Old Shanghai, a little known treasure trove of of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens. winding streets and vibrant markets. Despite It served as the imperial palace for emperors the rapid pace of development in the rest of the and their households for more than 500 years city, the established customs and lifestyle of and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After this area have remained relatively unaltered. lunch continue to another UNESCO Heritage Enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping Site - the stunning Temple of Heaven, visited by in the Old Town before continuing to visit a silk the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties museum, a Cultural Insight. This evening enjoy for annual ceremonies of prayer to heaven. a performance by the world-renowned Shanghai This evening, enjoy a succulent Peking Duck Acrobatic Troupe. (BB) Regional Meal - a must during any visit to Beijing. Shanghai e 9 (BB, L, RM) Today is yours to explore Shanghai further, do 3 Beijing and the Great Wall some last minute shopping or take an Optional Travel outside the city and look down upon the Experience to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town Chinese countryside from your perch on top founded more than 1,700 years ago. In its heyday, of the Great Wall, which is actually a collection Zhujiajiao was a bustling market town well known th of fortifications built and rebuilt from the 5 throughout the country. Today, old historical th century B.C. to the 16 century, to defend against buildings such as rice shops, banks, spice stores nomadic invaders like the Mongols. Walk the and even a Qing Dynasty post office can still be Sacred Way to the remnants of the Ming Tombs, found when strolling down the ancient streets the once-lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors and exploring the many bridges that crisscross its of the Ming Dynasty. Both places are listed as canals. In the afternoon enjoy some free time back UNESCO World Heritage sites. (BB, L) in Shanghai before joining your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) 4 Beijing Sightseeing d e Spend the morning at leisure, before embarking 10 Depart Shanghai on a unique tour by rickshaw around the ancient Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (BB) alleyways of the courtyard Hutong residences. Stop at the home of a local family for a delicious Be My Guest lunch of traditional Chinese cuisine followed by a visit to a charming tea house, MAKE A DIFFERENCE where a Local Specialist prepares and serves tea, while explaining the historic tea making Primary school visit, Xi’an ritual. This afternoon indulge in a relaxing You’ll get to know the students and foot massage, a Cultural Insight, at the Foot teachers at this little school and find Reflexology Centre. (BB, BG) out how your visit helps support their 5 Beijing ▶  Xi’an (2 Nights) education in the local community. This morning fly to the city of Xi’an. Later visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the city’s most distinctive and outstanding landmarks and one of the Silk Road UNESCO listed sites. (BB) Hotel: Wyndham Grand Xi’an South

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China’s exquisite natural splendour takes centre stage on this epic journey from the cityscapes of Beijing to Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai to the meandering Yangtze River along whose bamboo and lotus blossom-clad gorges we sail through en route to an unforgettable encounter with the rare giant pandas of Chengdu.

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LOCAL SPECIALIST in Chengdu

CULTURAL INSIGHT

Learn about Sichuan cuisine at a cooking class in Chengdu and afterwards get to taste your creations

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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Great Wall Excursion

City Tour of Chengdu

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1-9 Beijing ▶  Shanghai These days will operate as per days 1-9 of the Classic China itinerary on pages 90-91. 10 Shanghai ▶  Yichang ▶  Yangtze River Cruise (4 Nights) Today leave Shanghai behind as you transfer to the airport for your flight to Yichang. On arrival have dinner in a local restaurant before transferring to the port to embark on your Yangtze River cruise. (BB, D) Hotel: Victoria Selina (cruise ship) 11 Yangtze River Cruise Start your morning with a leisurely cruise towards the world’s largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges Dam. Disembark for a tour around the colossal dam, which is designed to both generate power to fuel China’s economic growth and to control flooding on the Yangtze. Later observe this amazing feat of modern engineering, as you pass through its’ five level double lock system from the comfort of your ship. Witness the beautiful scenery passing on both shores as you sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest and the deepest of the Three Gorges. (BB, L, D)

45 courtyards along them. One of Chengdu’s historical and cultural areas which dates from the Qing Dynasty, and is today a beautifully restored upscale entertainment and nightlife area with restaurants, teahouses, and stores selling local handicrafts and other keepsakes. Later continue to Jinli Old Street to be immersed in the lively local atmosphere. The buildings are modeled on the architectural style of a traditional old town in western Sichuan Province and exhibit an ancient charm. Stroll along the narrow street to find old-world stores, each with their own unique style, selling Shu Embroidery, lacquer products, handicrafts, calligraphies and paintings of celebrities. (BB, L)

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16 Chengdu Sightseeing d e Today visit the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine and learn about traditional Sichuan cooking practices for a Cultural Insight. Have a go at crushing chilies into powder using a Qing Dynasty pestle and mortar, view ancient kitchenware, books and manuscripts faithfully recording the history of Sichuan culinary cultures dating back more than 3,000 years. Visit Restaurant Alley to catch a glimpse into the dining experiences of the past. Also see the shrine of the Kitchen God to perhaps leave an offering before trying your hand at cooking a 12 Yangtze River Cruise few of the dishes under the guidance of the chef. After breakfast board a sampan to see a tributary Enjoy eating your creations for lunch before of the Yangtze River, the Shennv Stream, up close returning to your centrally located hotel. The and personal. Return to the ship for lunch and afternoon is yours to relax, explore further or do for the long awaited breathtaking scenery of some last minute shopping. (BB, L) the most revered part of the Yangtze River - the 17 Depart Chengdu 120km. known as the Three Gorges. (BB, L, D) Transfer to Chengdu Airport for your onward 13 Yangtze River Cruise flight. (BB) This morning take a shore excursion to visit Shibaozhai with its wooden temple on the top of a 200 metre tall cliff. Take the opportunity YOUR RIVER CRUISE SHIP to have a bit of exercise by climbing up to the temple via the red pavilion which leans against Explore the Yangtze River in style on board the cliff and serves as a pathway. Return to the the Victoria Selina and stay in well-appointed ship to continue enjoying the stunning scenery outside cabins with private balconies for and your last day on board. Spend a peaceful viewing the spectacular scenery of the gorges. night docked at Chongqing where the cruise The ship is fully air conditioned with facilities finishes, ready for an early disembarkation the that include reading room, fitness area, gift next day. (BB, L, D) shop, mini spa, copying and printing services, 14 Chongqing ▶  Chengdu (3 Nights) d international cable television and internet After breakfast disembark the cruise in and Wi-Fi access. Shipboard entertainment Chongqing and take the high speed bullet train includes a range of activities linked to the to Chengdu - the hometown of the giant panda culture of China such as T’ai Chi lessons, and a city famous in China for its leisurely calligraphy demonstrations and lectures pace of living. Later visit People’s Park (also on Chinese history. Sail in comfort as you known as Renmin Park) for a stroll around and experience the scenery, natural history and some people watching, a Cultural Insight. culture of the Yangtze and at the end of the See how the locals spend their leisure time cruise enjoy the Captain’s farewell banquet. playing mahjong, dancing, napping in a teahouse, practicing calligraphy with water on the pavement, enjoying a neck massage and even having their ears cleaned. The park features several Chinese gardens, a beautiful lake, the Railway Protection Movement Monument, and local tea houses. This evening perhaps choose to take part in an Optional Experience. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

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Airport transfers included. See page 182 for details. Yangtze River Cruise: Prices are based on a twin share superior cabin on the Promenade Deck of the Victoria Selina. Upgrades to Bridge Deck and to an Executive or Shangri-la Suite incur an additional supplement and are subject to availability. Prices and further details can be supplied on request WiFi: See page 178 for details. *All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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A melting pot of religion and cultures assembled over millennia, from Buddhism to Catholicism, the Dutch to the Chinese. Explore the colonial heritage of Singapore through the bustling streets of Chinatown and Little India, wander along the river to Malacca’s Dutch Square and visit the cornerstone of the Malay-Chinese community represented by the seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI.

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy lunch with a local family in the village of Kampung Cantik, Malacca

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION In Georgetown stay in a stunning heritage hotel that was built in the 1920’s and originally housed traditional shophouses

CULTURAL INSIGHT In Singapore, visit Chinatown and Little India. Enjoy some typical Peranakan tea time treats with a family in their home. In Malaysia, learn about rubber tapping and bamboo basket making. Visit a village inhabited by the ethic group ‘Orang Asli’

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Singapore (3 Nights) Welcome to Singapore. Upon arrival, transfer to your centrally located hotel. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Clarke Quay

7 Kuala Lumpur d Leave behind the modern high-rise skyscrapers and wander the streets of a typical Malay village ‘Kampung Baru’. Try some Malaysian style sweets and cakes at local food stalls before venturing through the wet Chow Kit market. Later this morning travel outside the city to visit a village inhabited by the ‘Orang Asli’, an ethnic group which is widely regarded as being Malaysia’s original inhabitants, a Cultural Insight. Take a walk around the village with a Local Specialist and observe the local people weaving various handicrafts. Enjoy a local style lunch all cooked in bamboo before returning to Kuala Lumpur for an evening at leisure. (BB, L)

2 Singapore d e Start your city tour from where it all began for colonial Singapore at the Raffles Landing Site; where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819. Continue with a walk through the Colonial District and later see the former Parliament House, the Victoria Theatre and the Old Supreme Court Building. 8 Kuala Lumpur ▶  Batu Caves Discover the contrasts of Singapore with visits to ▶  Cameron Highlands d e Chinatown and Little India, a Cultural Insight. Drive into the countryside and make a short stop Chinatown has evolved since 1821 and was at the Selangor Pewter factory before continuing the area many Chinese immigrants headed for to the Batu Caves; one of Malaysia’s most iconic on arrival to the then British colony. Continue sights. En route to the Cameron Highlands with a visit to Little India to discover a district visit a cottage industry to observe a Local deeply rooted in the traditions of the Indian Specialist making bamboo baskets followed community. Later visit the Singapore Botanic by a photo stop at the Lata Iskandar Waterfall Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and take before continuing to Tanah Rata to check in at a walk through the National Orchid Garden. The your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is yours at afternoon is yours at leisure. (BB) leisure followed by dinner at the hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Strawberry Resort Park 3 Singapore d

4 Singapore ▶  Malacca (2 Nights) e Say goodbye to Singapore as you head for the border with Malaysia and then on to your hotel in Malacca. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before taking a boat cruise along the Malacca River. Sail past historic buildings, old warehouses (godowns), churches and villages. (BB, D) Hotel: Casa del Rio

9 Cameron Highlands ▶ Georgetown (Penang) (3 Nights) d Today explore the Cameron Highlands which at 1542 meters above sea level is Malaysia’s most extensive hill station. Make a photo stop at a tea plantation before visiting a tea factory and meet a Local Specialist to gain an insight into how the tea leaves are processed to make the perfect cup of tea. En route to Penang visit the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, a famous Chinese Buddhist Temple considered to be the largest cave temple in the country. Next make a stop at the majestic Ubudiah Mosque with its golden dome and also at the Iskandariah Palace, the official residence of the Sultan of Perak. Later drive over to Penang across the fourth longest bridge in Southeast Asia. (BB) Hotel: Penaga Authentic Accommodation

10 Georgetown d e This morning’s historical tour of Georgetown starts with a photo stop at Fort Cornwallis, where Captain Francis Light, the founder of the British colony in Penang, first landed in 1786. 5 Malacca d Continue to a local coffee shop where a Local Start the day with a walking tour of the historical Specialist will explain the traditional process of city of Malacca with a Local Specialist. See roasting the perfect coffee bean. Next visit Khoo Dutch Square which is surrounded by red Kongsi, a Chinese clan house before enjoying a painted buildings and reflects the history of trishaw ride around the town to view the many Malacca; the Dutch administration, the British colonial buildings. Visit Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion colonisation and the Chinese settlers. Proceed with a Local Specialist before returning to your to the top of Malacca Hill and then onwards hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (BB) along the river to Kampung Kuli to discover some traditional crafts. Later visit a local family home 11 Georgetown ▶  Ayer Itam ▶  Penang Hill in Kampung Cantik to enjoy your Be My Guest ▶  Georgetown e lunch followed by a walk around the village, with This morning visit the Kek Lok Si Temple in Ayer a Local Specialist. Learn about rubber tapping, Itam, a majestic Buddhist Taoist temple with its pass by quaint Malacca kampong stilt houses striking seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI. Later and discover various exotic seasonal fruits ascend Penang Hill on a Swiss funicular railway before taking part in some fun activities with for breathtaking views, passing through hill the locals. (BB, BG) farms and the lush tropical jungle. The afternoon is free at leisure and this evening celebrate a 6 Malacca ▶  Kuala Lumpur (2 Nights) e wonderful trip with your travel companions at a Travel to the capital, Kuala Lumpur and on Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) arrival visit the National Mosque, Independent Square, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and 12 Depart Georgetown the impressive Sky Bridge at the 88 storey Transfer to Penang International Airport for your high Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy the rest of onward flight. (BB) the afternoon and evening at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Melia Kuala Lumpur

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Visit a typical Peranakan home and admire the many antiques and treasures worthy of any museum collection. The Peranakans are straits-born Chinese who are descendants of Chinese immigrants many of who married the local Malays in the region. Chat with the hosts to learn about their heritage and culture while enjoying some typical Peranakan tea time treats, a Cultural Insight. This evening see a demonstration on Chinese Calligraphy by a Local Specialist in Chinatown. Enjoy dinner at a local Chinese restaurant before walking through the narrow lanes of the Night Market. Later take a trishaw ride back to your hotel. (BB, D)

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Extend your trip to 14 days and stay for two nights at the stunning beach-side hotel, the Golden Sands Resort Penang by Shangri-La. The hotel features three outdoor pools in beautifully landscaped gardens and is within walking distance of the local night market. Price from £2675 per person in a twin share based on the following 14 day itinerary: Days 1-11: As per Colonial Singapore with Malaysia Day 12: Transfer from Georgetown to the beach resort of Batu Ferringhi. Day 13: At Leisure in Batu Ferringhi Day 14: Transfer to Penang International Airport for your onward flight. Additional nights also available, please See pages 180-181 for details

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Float on the sparkling emerald waters of Halong Bay on a traditional Vietnamese Junk. Glide past hidden islets, giant limestone karsts and colourful fishing villages, stopping only to gain insight into the lives of the local fishermen at Cua Van and to practice T’ai Chi in exquisite surroundings.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Enjoy lunch at one of the great remaining former Royal garden houses of Hue and gain an insight into the lives of a local family

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay on a traditional style Vietnamese Junk boat for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay

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Visit Ho Chi Minh’s house, the Cham Museum, the colourful market of Hoi An and the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s. Join a Lantern Making Workshop or a Fishing Life Tour to learn about the lives of the local fishermen

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1 Arrive Hanoi (2 Nights) Welcome to Vietnam. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers. (WR) 8 Hue Sightseeing d e Hotel: Melia Hanoi Start from your hotel with a cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage 2 Hanoi Sightseeing d Start the day with a visit to the historic Ho Chi designated site. From here drive to Thien Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument where Mu Pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious the preserved body of ‘Uncle Ho’ resides. A short monument before taking a local dragon boat walk from here is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, a trip along the Perfume River to the house of Cultural Insight, where he lived intermittently the former Princess Ngoc Son for a Be My between 1958 and 1969. Continue to the Temple Guest lunch. Chat with a family member to of Literature, the first university for the sons of get a glimpse of their life in this historic house Mandarins, for an overview of Hanoian culture. and enjoy lunch prepared by the family. This After lunch enjoy a walking tour through the Old afternoon enjoy some free time or take part in an Optional Experience. (BB, BG) Quarter to embrace the bustling local life. This evening is yours at leisure or choose to take part 9 Hue ▶  Ho Chi Minh City (3 Nights) in an Optional Experience. (BB, L) This morning, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly 3 Hanoi ▶  Halong Bay Cruise d known as Saigon and upon arrival enjoy some This morning, drive through green rice paddy free time before lunch at KOTO restaurant; fields to Halong Bay to board your Authentic a non-profit social enterprise that provides Accommodation, a traditional style Vietnamese training to disadvantaged young people in junk boat. Cruise among the hundreds of islets the hospitality industry. Next transfer to Dong of Halong Bay, a remarkable UNESCO World Khoi Street for the start of a walking tour. See Heritage listed site. After lunch on board travel the Opera House and the former Hotel de Ville. by small boat to visit the Tien Ong Cave and Wander up to Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Cua Van Fishing Village, where the people Central Post Office, designed by the French live in floating houses. Head back to the boat architect, Gustave Eiffel. Continue to visit the and participate in a cooking demonstration War Remnants Museum for a vivid glimpse of the with the chef or enjoy sunset on the top war through the eyes of the locals. Conclude the deck before dinner and a peaceful overnight day at Ben Thanh market before arriving to your stay. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Jasmine Cruise hotel. (BB, L) Hotel: Sofitel Saigon Plaza Authentic Accommodation 10 Mekong Delta d 4 Halong Bay ▶  Hanoi ▶  Danang ▶  Hoi Today take a day trip to My Tho situated in the An (3 Nights) d Delta of the Mekong River. Transfer to a small Begin your day as the locals do during a morning sampan boat and discover the maze of small T’ai Chi class with a Local Specialist, on the canals before stopping for a Regional Meal of deck of the traditional Junk boat. Then it is delicious Mekong Delta specialities. Take a short time for an early morning swim at a natural walk along village roads to visit the house of a white sandy beach. If you are feeling energetic, former soldier, a Local Specialist who survived perhaps take an uphill walk to have one last fighting the Khmer Rouge. Now he and his view of scenic Halong Bay before your drive to wife live on making rice paper and have some fascinating stories to tell. Later return to Ho Chi Hanoi Airport to catch your flight to Danang. Minh City for an evening at leisure. (BB, RM) On arrival transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. (BB) Hotel: Royal Hoi An 11 Ho Chi Minh City d e 5 Hoi An Sightseeing d e Today travel by private speedboat to visit the Cu This morning enjoy a walking tour around the Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting ancient town of Hoi An. Today this ancient underground tunnels started in 1948 to protect UNESCO World Heritage designated town the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air boasts well-preserved buildings, pedestrianised and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served streets, narrow lanes and a colourful market, a as living quarters and housed hospitals, food Cultural Insight. See the old merchants houses and weapons caches. Tour the underground and the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge. compounds and gain an understanding of the Later visit Tra Que Organic Village for a Cultural history of the tunnels. Return to Ho Chi Minh Insight. Spend some time helping local farmers City and enjoy some free time this afternoon. and learning about their daily working routines, Later join your fellow travellers for a visit to the before indulging in a relaxing foot massage. After home of the former American Ambassador to lunch return to Hoi An for the rest of the day and South Vietnam in the 1960s, Mr. Henry Cabot evening at leisure. (BB, L) Lodge, a Cultural Insight followed by your Farewell Dinner. (BB, L, FD) 6 Hoi An d e This morning enjoy some free time to relax at the 12 Depart Ho Chi Minh City hotel or explore Hoi An further. In the afternoon Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (BB) your choice of activities gives you two Cultural Insight opportunities: to join a Lantern Making Workshop or a Fishing Life Tour (subject to INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS weather conditions) to learn about the lives of the local fishermen and have a go at casting your Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices own fishing net. (BB) can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure 7 Hoi An ▶  Hue (2 Nights) we offer the latest and most competitive rates, This morning depart Hoi An by boat to the giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Red Bridge Cooking School to learn about the Experts now for more details. traditional ways of preparing and cooking

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Continue to Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum before driving over the picturesque Hai Van Pass stopping en-route at Red Beach where the American Marines first landed in Vietnam during the war. Arrive in Hue late afternoon for your overnight stay. (BB, L) Hotel: Imperial

Important Information: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closed September to mid November. Airport transfers included. See page 182 for details. WiFi: See page 178 for details. *All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Jasmine Luxury Junk boat Stay and dine onboard Jasmine Cruises’ traditionally built Authentic Accommodation, as you float among the magnificent limestone islands of Halong Bay. The original junk boats were developed during the Han Dynasty and were used as seagoing vessels as early as the 2nd century AD.

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Delve deeper into the culture of this region by extending your trip to see the unmissable sights of Cambodia. Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Angkor Wat supported with the knowledge of a renowned Khmer scholar, a Local Specialist. See our website or the Trafalgar Asia brochure for details. 97

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Capture the spiritual soul of Old Siam – a journey from the colourful streets of Bangkok to the sacred spaces of Chiang Mai. You’ll visit the terracotta-coloured ancient ruins of Ayutthaya and enjoy a northern Thai-style lunch with the Saiwangjit family in their wooden Thai stilt house to learn about the traditions of their Tai Lue tribe.

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BE MY GUEST Join the Saiwangjit family who live in a wooden Thai stilt house for a traditional northern Thaistyle meal

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Relax at your charming hotel with its exotic Lanna style architecture, in Chiang Mai’s Old Town

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Learn the secrets of Thai cooking and visit a local market to buy fresh ingredients. Take a thrilling ride across wooden viaducts offering fantastic scenery along the River Kwai. Visit Lumpini Park in Bangkok and join the locals in their daily T’ai Chi practice. Enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the grounds of Wat Pho, a centre for traditional Thai massage

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THE ICONS City Tour of Bangkok ▶ Chiang Mai Visit Wat Pho Temple ▶ the Grand Palace in Bangkok ▶ Damnoen Saduak floating market ▶ the ancient city of Ayutthaya ▶ Sukhothai Heritage Park

Ayutthaya KANCHANABURI 2

See the Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Bangkok (3 Nights) Welcome to Bangkok. Transfer to your centrally located riverside hotel and relax before meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink with local appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Royal Orchid Sheraton

7 Sukhothai Sightseeing Start the day with a visit to the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the other, much larger ancient capital of Thailand 2 Bangkok Sightseeing d founded in 1238. See thousands of years of history For the early risers, start your day with a visit in this extensive and elaborate park and find the to Lumpini Park to join the locals and learn the temple with the 15 metre seated Buddha secreted basic principles of T’ai Chi, a Cultural Insight. away amongst the trees. Your choice of exploring Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely start to the day the large area by bicycle or on the internal tram before joining your fellow travellers on your City which services the historical park. This afternoon Tour, starting with a visit to Bangkok’s most go off the beaten track with a visit to the home of a well-known fruit and flower market, Pak Klong local family. Learn how to make amulets which are Talad before continuing to the Grand Palace. The important to many Thais and thought to protect most famous building in the palace grounds is the owner from harm. (BB, L) Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in 8 Sukhothai ▶  Chiang Mai (3 Nights) d Thailand. Afterwards visit Wat Pho, Bangkok’s Depart early this morning and travel to the oldest temple, which features the largest village of Natonchan where the community reclining Buddha in Thailand. While there enjoy a started an eco-tourism project. Interact with the traditional Thai massage, a Cultural Insight, in local people, meet one of the villagers to learn the temple’s massage centre. (BB, L) about gymnastic doll making and the typical ‘mud soaked clothes’ worn by the villagers, 3 Bangkok d e a Cultural Insight. The local woven cotton Today learn the secrets of traditional Thai recipes clothes are soaked in mud to protect them from in a cooking class with a Local Specialist located fading. Continue the journey north and enjoy in a charming colonial style house. Before the lunch in a local restaurant followed by a stop in start of the class visit a local market to buy Lampang and a visit to the unique temple of Wat fresh ingredients. Discover the exotic fruits and Prathat Lampang Luang. Later visit the ‘Friends vegetables found in Thailand that will be used to of the Asian Elephant’ Hospital a foundation that prepare the meal, a Cultural Insight. Later enjoy cares for wounded elephants before continuing the various exciting dishes you have prepared. on to Chiang Mai. (BB, L) Hotel: De Naga Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure or opt Authentic Accommodation to join an Optional Experience. (BB, L) 9 Chiang Mai Sightseeing d This morning visit the temple of Wat Suan Dok and take part in a talk with a local monk about Buddhism, a Cultural Insight. Meet the children and teachers at a local school before continuing to a small village nearby for your Be My Guest experience. The family will welcome you to their typical stilt house for a northern Thai style lunch. Later visit the handicraft villages in the Sankamphaeng district of Chiang Mai where all the traditional crafts such as the famous umbrella and fan making can be found. (BB, BG) 10 Chiang Mai e Spend the morning at leisure or choose to join an Optional Experience. Later enjoy a visit at Wat Doi Suthep one of Thailand’s most sacred temples and observe the chanting of the monks at sunset; a magical experience. This evening join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a delightful Farewell Dinner at a traditional Thai restaurant located next to the river. (BB, FD)

5 Kanchanaburi Sightseeing d This morning visit the famous Hellfire Pass, a section of the Thailand-Burma Railway. It was built 11 Depart Chiang Mai during WWII under very difficult conditions and Transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport for said to have resembled hell on earth. After lunch your onward flight. (BB) board the train for your Cultural Insight, a thrilling ride across wooden viaducts offering fantastic scenery along the Kwai River before experiencing a INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS walk over the wooden viaduct. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant. (BB, L, D) Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices 6 Kanchanaburi ▶  Ayutthaya can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure ▶  Sukhothai (2 Nights) we offer the latest and most competitive rates, After breakfast leave Kanchanaburi and travel giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel to Ayutthaya to visit the remains of this historic Experts now for more details. city which was once the 2nd most important ancient capital of Old Siam, built after the fall of Sukhothai. It was founded in 1350 and was one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then travel

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Visas are generally not required for Thailand but please contact your travel agent for more information and advice. Flights: Prices include internal airfare and taxes for flight: Bangkok to Sukhothai and are accurate as of 1st June 2017.

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4 Bangkok ▶  Damnoen Saduak ▶  Kanchanaburi (2 Nights) d Make an early start this morning to travel to the famous floating market at Damnoen Saduak where the colourfully clad merchants paddle along the congested canals in sturdy canoes, laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. En route make a short stop at a coconut palm sugar plantation and discover how the farmer extracts the sap from the palm trees to eventually be turned into sugar, a Cultural Insight. After lunch in a local restaurant discover the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, a facility dedicated to presenting the history of the famous railway line. It was built during WWII by the Imperial Japanese army, using Allied prisoners of war alongside Asian labourers. Continue with a visit to the War Cemetery, the final resting place for over 6,000 allied prisoners of war.  (BB, L, D) Hotel: Dheva Mantra

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back to Bangkok for your flight to Sukhothai. This evening during dinner experience an authentic Thai cultural dance in an open-air theatre at the hotel. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Legendha Sukhothai Resort

Airport transfers included. See page 182 for details. WiFi: See page 178 for details. *All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

TREASURES OF THAILAND WITH CAMBODIA CODE: CSOC

WH Y EXP NOT L FUR ORE TH E R?

Discover more about Khmer history and culture while exploring Angkor Wat on our three night programme in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This can be booked to follow on seamlessly from our Thailand itinerary.

TREASURES OF THAILAND WITH THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE CODE: CSOG

Explore Thailand further with our three night programme visiting the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Laos converge. Please see our website and the Trafalgar Asia brochure for details of the above two trips.

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Let’s go walkabout through gracious Victorian arcades, vast desert plains and the effervescent byways of Rotorua – The taste of the Outback, untamed fiords and fascinating Maori legends every bit as enchanting as an epic Alpine journey through New Zealand’s majestic snow-capped Southern Alps.

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21 nights Hotel accommodation 35 meals 21 hot buffet breakfasts 5 lunches (including Be My Guest) 9 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All land transport shown All transfers shown

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST

NORTHERN TERRITORY 1

AYERS ROCK 2 ALICE SPRINGS RESORT

CAIRNS 3

Just out of Alice Springs is Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, Central Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral venue, where you’ll hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy, while enjoying an Aussie Outback barbecue dinner. In New Zealand’s North Island, join the O’Sullivans for lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful dairy farm in the Waikato region

GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE

QUEENSLAND

CULTURAL INSIGHT

NEW SOUTH WALES VICTORIA

Tour the waterholes at the base of Uluru and learn about the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu. Gain an insight into their indigenous culture and traditions at the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua

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Arthur’s Pass Hokitika FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 1 Milford Sound

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LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Alice Springs and Hokitika

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Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Melbourne ▶ Sydney ▶ Auc kland Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock) ▶ Sydney Opera House ▶ Bondi Beach ▶ Te Puia Thermal Valley ▶ Franz Josef Glacier View Sydney Harbour Bridge on your city tour Cruise on Great Barrier Reef ▶ Sydney Harbour ▶ Waitemata Harbour ▶ Milford Sound

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights) Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (WR, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

13 Sydney ▶  Auckland (2 Nights) Say goodbye to Australia and fly to Auckland, New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for dinner at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Stamford Plaza

2 Melbourne Sightseeing d e 14 Auckland Sightseeing and Free Time e This morning, explore Melbourne on a city sights A morning city sightseeing tour and cruise on tour and discover its eclectic laneways, arcades, Waitemata Harbour is followed by free time. (BB) café society and street art on your Cultural Insight private walking tour. (BB) 15 Auckland ▶  Rotorua d Today you’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at 3 Melbourne Free Time e the home of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Today is free for you to explore the delights of Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous Melbourne. You may like to take an Optional country-style lunch at the Red Barn on their Experience along the Great Ocean Road. (BB) beautiful Waikato farm (from April 1, 2018). This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi Regional Meal at the 4 Melbourne ▶  Alice Springs d Tamaki Family Marae. Experience the heartToday you’ll fly to Alice Springs. Visit the School pounding wero (challenge) from a Maori warrior of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service and during a Powhiri, a ceremonial welcome, at the hear from Local Specialists about the operation Tamaki Family Marae. Journey into the village and of both facilities. This evening enjoy a Be My gain a Cultural Insight into life in New Zealand Guest dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature before European settlement. Feast on succulent Centre and afterwards hear from the Falzon meats and vegetables cooked in a hangi, the brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable traditional Maori method of cooking in the earth. lifestyle they have established. (BB, BG) (BB, BG, RM) Hotel: Millennium Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort 5 Alice Springs ▶  Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights) d Travel to Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy sparkling wine as Uluru changes colour when the sun dips below the western horizon. (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens Authentic Accommodation 6 Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) d View the magical Uluru sunrise. Afterwards, gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk at Walpa Gorge and later toast a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine. (BB)

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12 Sydney Free Time e Enjoy a free day in Sydney and then celebrate your last evening in Sydney at dinner with your Travel Director at a waterfront restaurant. (BB, DW)

16 Rotorua ▶  Christchurch d Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a Local Specialist and discover the native flora and fauna. Continue to Te Puia Thermal Reserve, where you’ll be accompanied by a Local Specialist on a guided tour through the geothermal valley. Later, you’ll fly to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel (Distinction from April 1, 2018) 17 Christchurch ▶  Franz Josef d Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and demonstration by a Local Specialist. Continue to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB, DW) Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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7 Important Note: Departures between 1 Nov 2017-31 Mar 2018 operate as per the 2017 brochure itinerary. Departures between 30 Sep 2018-31 Mar 2019 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification. Itinerary is one day shorter and ends in Queenstown.

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7 Uluru (Ayers Rock) ▶  Cairns (3 Nights) d 18 Franz Josef ▶  Queenstown (3 Nights) Join a Local Specialist for a fun introduction to Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain and then visit the historic gold mining village of the meanings of their totems, before assisting you Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown. This to complete your own painting to take home as a evening join your Travel Director for dinner at memento of your experience. This afternoon you’ll The Boatshed. With its spectacular views of Lake fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Wakatipu and the Remarkables, it is the perfect 8 Cairns Free Time e venue for your exclusive Regional Meal with wine. Spend your free day relaxing or exploring. Perhaps (BB, RM) Hotel: Millennium take an Optional Experience to the Tjapukai 19 Milford Sound Cruise Aboriginal Cultural Park or Hartley’s Crocodile Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the Adventures. (BB) shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. Travel through 9 Great Barrier Reef the rainforest of Fiordland National Park, sighting Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to numerous photo this natural living wonder up close (equipment opportunities before reaching Milford Sound. provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef Cruise the magnificent fiord with Mitre Peak and from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft. Enjoy Bowen Falls high above you. (BB, L) a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. 20 Queenstown Free Time e This evening you’ll dine at a restaurant on the Today is all yours to enjoy. Perhaps consider Cairns waterfront. (BB, L, DW) an Optional Experience jet boat ride or a wine 10 Cairns ▶  Sydney (3 Nights) tour. (BB) Today you will fly to Sydney. This evening is free for 21 Queenstown ▶  Christchurch d you to do as you wish. (BB) Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Hotel: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Tekapo before you join hosts Angie and Stan Taylor 11 Sydney Sightseeing d at Morelea Farm for a Be My Guest lunch in their Join a Local Specialist for a guided tour of Sydney 600 acre garden. Celebrate your trip this evening Opera House before putting your feet in the sand on at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, BG, FD) Hotel: Novotel Bondi Beach. Then take to the water on a Captain (Distinction from April 1, 2018) Cook Lunch Cruise Regional Meal, cruising around 22 Depart Christchurch the glistening harbour while you enjoy a fresh Your holiday concludes this morning after seasonal menu. (BB, RM) breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - QF796; Day 7 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - QF1854; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - QF925; Day 13 from Sydney to Auckland QF143; Day 16 from Rotorua to Christchurch NZ5785/5787. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. TreadRight: See pages 12-13 for details. WiFi: see page 178 for details. All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Indulge in a close encounter with the raw and magical splendour of ‘The Land Downunder’ – from the golden beaches of Bondi and shared stories of Aboriginal Dreamtime, to an astounding underwater wonderland and fiery Uluru sunset lighting up the Outback sky to the earthy tune of the didgeridoo.

12 nights Hotel accommodation 18 meals 12 hot buffet breakfasts 2 lunches 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) On-trip transport All land transport shown All transfers shown

THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST At Earth Sanctuary’s Spirit of the Outback Dinner and Show you will hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy and will learn about the sustainable lifestyle the family has established

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION You’ll discover the stunning heart of the Red Centre from the Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock

CULTURAL INSIGHT Discover Melbourne’s eclectic hidden lanes, arcades and fascinating street art. Tour the waterholes at the base of Uluru and learn about the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu

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GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE

NORTHERN TERRITORY

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Melbourne, Ayers Rock and Sydney

HIDDEN TREASURES AYERS ROCK RESORT 2 Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Uluru

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Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

QUEENSLAND THE ICONS City tour in Melbourne ▶ Alice Springs ▶ Sydney

(Ayers Rock)

Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock) ▶ Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) ▶ Sydney Opera House ▶ Bondi Beach

NEW SOUTH WALES

Cruise on Sydney Harbour ▶ the Great Barrier Reef View spectacular outback sunsets at Uluru (Ayers Rock) ▶ Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights) Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Early evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you’ll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. It’s a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting. (WR, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai dance. Or visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter native Australian animals. You could travel to Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’, on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and return to the lowlands above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park through some of the oldest rainforest in the world on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. (BB) 9 Great Barrier Reef Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one meter underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. This evening you’ll dine at a restaurant on the Cairns waterfront. (BB, L, DW)

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2 Melbourne Sightseeing d e Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour then discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society and fascinating street art on your Cultural Insight private walking tour. The rest of your day is free for you to do as you please. You may like to take 10 Cairns ▶  Sydney (3 Nights) an Optional Experience to Phillip Island to see the Today you will fly to Sydney. This evening is free famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach or for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director maybe you’d prefer to relax or even experience some will give you hints and tips on the best places to of Melbourne’s well-known food and culture. (BB) eat, and after dinner why not take a stroll around 3 Melbourne Free Time e this famous harbour city. (BB) Today is free for you to explore the delights Hotel: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth of Melbourne. Consider a full day Optional 11 Sydney Sightseeing d Experience to the Great Ocean Road to discover A day of sightseeing around this harbour city the stunning coastline and the Twelve Apostles. awaits! Join a Local Specialist for a guided tour Or maybe treat yourself to a theatre production of iconic Sydney Opera House before discovering or indulge in some world-class fare at one of the Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and putting your feet in city’s famous eateries. (BB) the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Then take to the 4 Melbourne ▶  Alice Springs d water on a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise Regional Today you fly to Alice Springs. On arrival visit School Meal, cruising on the glistening harbour while you of the Air and hear from a Local Specialist how enjoy a fresh seasonal menu. Spend the rest of it delivers education to children living in remote your day seeing the sights of your choice or relax areas. Next stop is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and take a stroll around the harbour front. Maybe where you’ll join a Local Specialist to learn how this even take in a performance under the sails of the facility provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people famous Sydney Opera House. (BB, RM) of the outback. This evening join us on a discovery tour at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Enjoy 12 Sydney Free Time e Enjoy a free day in exciting Sydney. Maybe take a Be My Guest dinner and afterwards hear from an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the Mountains. You’ll visit the charming village of sustainable lifestyle they have established. (BB, BG) Leura, see the famous Three Sisters rock formation Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you can 5 Alice Springs ▶  Uluru (Ayers Rock) pat a cuddly koala. See our amazing Australian (2 Nights) d animals including kangaroos and crocodiles. Or Journey across rugged outback landscapes to if you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Ayers Rock Resort. On arrival, travel to Uluru Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling Kata Tjuta National Park to see the spectacular ‘BridgeClimb’. Tonight celebrate your trip at a sunset. Enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine as Uluru Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new(Ayers Rock) changes colour as the sun dips found friends at a waterfront restaurant. (BB, FD) below the western horizon. (BB) Hotel: Desert 13 Depart Sydney Gardens Authentic Accommodation This morning after breakfast say goodbye to 6 Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) d your fellow travellers as your memorable holiday This morning, view the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) throughout Australia comes to an end. You will be sunrise. Afterwards, gain a Cultural Insight into transferred to the airport for your onward flight the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, (flights anytime). (BB) as you tour the waterholes at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art and hearing stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk MAKE A DIFFERENCE at Walpa Gorge and later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine. (BB) Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, 7 Uluru (Ayers Rock) ▶  Cairns (3 Nights) d Red Centre Northern Territory Join your Local Specialist Aboriginal artist for You’ll explore the park and discover how a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your your visit helps support not only the Anangu artist will explain the meanings of their environment, but the traditions of the totems, before assisting you to complete your native Mutitjulu community. own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. In the afternoon you will fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Cairns

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - QF796; Day 7 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - QF1854; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - QF925. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings. WiFi: see page 178 for details. All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up‑to‑date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef and its underwater kaleidoscope of vivid colours is our destination today as we board a Quicksilver wavepiercing catamaran for our cruise to Agincourt Reef. Enjoy an in-depth look at this stunning underwater utopia from the comfort of your semi-submersible observatory. Or get your feet wet and get up-close and personal with the reef’s resident marinelife (snorkelling equipment provided). Before embarking on your journey back to Cairns, enjoy a tropical buffet lunch. (BB, L) Port Douglas ▶ Cairns (2 Nights) d Today we go back to basics on a soulful encounter with nature, exploring the special relationship between the Aboriginal people and the rainforest on a Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk. As we meander through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park, a Local Specialist will take us along the tranquil, private tracks and past culturally significant sites, identifying bush food sources. At the end of our journey, we’ll enjoy a traditional bush tea and damper (bread) cooked directly on the coals of an open fire. Our next stop is Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’, where we will have time to explore its Heritage Village Markets and then board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back down to the lowlands. There can be no better end to a day spent celebrating the beauty of nature than a real Aussie BBQ, which you’ll enjoy at a special Be My Guest dining experience with a local family at their home in Cairns. Spend an evening learning about life in the tropics. (BB, BG) Hotel: Shangri-La Cairns At Leisure e Take it easy on your last day in the laid-back tropical city of Cairns. Chill in the city’s relaxing parklands or amble along the Promenade from the Marina to the mangrove forest. Experience this port city at your leisure, or let loose in the tropical rainforests of Queensland. Our ramble through the cosmopolitan cities, colourful seascapes and dense rainforests of Australia is almost at its end. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner overlooking Cairns Harbour. (BB, FD)

Sydney At Leisure e Today is yours to soak up all that Sydney and its beautiful natural surrounds have to offer. Perhaps take an Optional Experience and venture to the spectacular eucalyptus-clad Blue Mountains, so named because of their blue hue visible on the horizon as far away as Sydney. Enjoy a leisurely ramble through the quaint village of Leura. See the famous Three Sisters rock formations and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to pat a koala. If your 10 Depart Cairns heart is set on staying in Sydney and you’re feeling All that’s left to say is a resounding Aussie, Aussie, adventurous, ascend the imposing iron arches of Aussie… Oi, Oi, Oi, before our transfer to Cairns Sydney Harbour Bridge on the thrilling BridgeClimb. Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB) (BB) Sydney ▶ Hamilton Island (2 Nights) d Quiet solitude and secret island hideaways lie ahead as we depart Sydney and head for Hamilton Island, one of the 74 islands in Queensland’s picturesque Whitsundays. Embrace your inner sloth, kick back and relax with a book on a lounger at the crystal-clear pool, take a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge or indulge in a beautiful tropical sunset from your private balcony. (BB) Hotel: Reef View Authentic Accommodation

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rainforest collides with the Great Barrier Reef. Take a quiet stroll along the town’s palm-fringed Four Mile Beach, stopping for an ice cream or drink, or spend the afternoon relaxing at the lagoon-style pool at your resort. This evening you may be tempted by a cocktail at Estilo lounge bar before a delicious dinner at the resort. (BB, DW) Hotel: QT Port Douglas

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CULTURAL INSIGHT Gain an insight into their indigenous culture and traditions at the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua

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rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to the numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls before reaching mystical Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch while you cruise on this wonder of nature. Return to Queenstown this evening. (BB, L)

1 Arrive Auckland (2 Nights) Welcome to Auckland! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). The afternoon is free for you to explore the city. You could visit the Sky Tower for amazing views of the city. Perhaps visit the Auckland Museum or go shopping in stylish Parnell. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome 8 Queenstown Free Time e Reception and dinner at your hotel. (WR, DW) Today you may like to consider taking one of our Hotel: Stamford Plaza Optional Experiences. You could ride the Shotover 2 Auckland Sightseeing Jet boat, cruise across Lake Wakatipu onboard the Start the day with a sightseeing tour. You’ll see historic steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Bastion Point, the War Memorial, Viaduct Harbour, High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner, the Auckland Harbour Bridge and more. Later, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers board your cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Canyon, or just explore Queenstown on your own. Harbour. Sit back and relax, the time is yours, it’s This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline the best way to see Auckland, the City of Sails! (BB) Restaurant for dinner. (BB) 3 Auckland ▶  Rotorua d Today you’re invited to a Be My Guest lunch at the home of Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan, New Zealand horse racing royalty. Enjoy a sumptuous country-style lunch, sourced from fresh locallygrown produce, at the Red Barn on their beautiful Waikato dairy farm (from April 1, 2018). This evening enter the traditional world of the Maori for a unique Cultural Insight. Enjoy a Hangi Regional Meal with wine, and a powerful and entertaining cultural performance, at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB, BG, RM) Hotel: Millennium 4 Rotorua ▶  Christchurch d Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where with a Local Specialist you will discover native bush, ferns and trees that grow around the crystal clear mineral water springs. You may even spot a kiwi, New Zealand’s national icon! From here you’ll visit Te Puia (New Zealand’s Maori culture and geothermal experience). A Maori Local Specialist will escort you through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve with its mud pools and geysers. In the afternoon you’ll fly to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel (Distinction from April 1, 2018)

6 Franz Josef ▶  Queenstown (3 Nights) Get your camera ready today as you’ll experience some spectacular sights. Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls, Lakes Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital. Next you’ll visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown, where an orientation tour completes your day. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed set in the historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office built in 1936. Restored and relocated to its lakefront setting, The Boatshed, with its spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, is the perfect venue for your exclusive Regional Meal with wine. (BB, RM) Hotel: Millennium

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5 Christchurch ▶  Franz Josef d Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At the small town of Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory for a jewellery demonstration with a Local Specialist. Next you’ll arrive at the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier. You’ll have the opportunity to see it from the air on an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). (BB, DW) Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

9 Queenstown ▶  Christchurch d You’ll be awestruck by the sensational alpine landscape of Mt. Cook National Park. You may wish to take an Optional Experience scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). See Lake Pukaki, and at Tekapo you’ll stop to view the charming Church of the Good shepherd. Later, you are welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in their 600 acre garden and gain an insight into the day to day operation of farm life. Then travel over the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, where you’ll join your Travel Director and new-found friends this evening for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, BG, FD) Hotel: Novotel (Distinction from April 1, 2018)

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BE MY GUEST Go Dutch and share a gezellig dinner, savouring delicious local cheeses, with the Pauw family on their dairy farm near Amsterdam

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 London ▶  Amsterdam d Meet your Travel Director this morning before leaving London. Venture past the iconic White Cliffs of Dover fringing the English Channel as you board your ferry to Calais. We travel through the lush green landscape of Belgium, arriving in Amsterdam this afternoon where we’ll spend the night. This evening we join the Pauw family and their resident cows for a Be My Guest Welcome Reception at their dairy farm. (BG) Hotel: Mercure City

5 Lucerne ▶  Burgundy Wine Region ▶  Paris (2 Nights) See the changing landscape as you travel into France through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Indulge in the mesmerising countryside of the Burgundy Wine Region, famous for its delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties, before arriving in Paris. This evening is yours to explore the grand boulevards of the French capital. See the pageantry of Paris and opt for an Optional Experience to enjoy the colourful sights and sounds of a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Pullman La Defense

2 Amsterdam ▶  Rhine Cruise ▶  Rhineland Take to Amsterdam’s charming canals this morning before retreating to Germany’s Rhine Valley for a memorable cruise meandering past terraced vineyards, historic towns and medieval castles to St. Goar. We pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song then venture to our Rhineland hotel where we’ll spend our evening at leisure. (BB, D) Hotel: NH Viernheim

6 Paris Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist today to explore the artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including views of the elegant Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the City of Light in all its glory. This afternoon, meander through the stylish gardens, avenues and lanes of Paris admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace 3 Rhineland ▶  Heidelberg ▶  Schaffhausen of Versailles. This evening we celebrate an epic ▶  Lucerne (2 Nights) d journey across Europe with our fellow travellers at The old university town of Heidelberg is our first a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, FD) stop this morning, with its impressive Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and view of the 7 Paris ▶  London ruined red sandstone castle that towers above After breakfast, we say a fond au revoir to Paris. the city. Delving into a world of legends and fairyCrossing the infamous Somme battlefields, the tales, we enter the enchanting Black Forest and final resting place of so many brave souls, we stop for a Cultural Insight into the fine craft of catch a glimpse of the Canadian War Memorial cuckoo clock making, before visiting the dramatic at Vimy Ridge. In Calais, we board a ferry to Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Dover, continuing to London by coach where our Europe. We cross the Swiss border, admiring encounter with European Highlights comes to an the exquisite alpine setting and arrive on the end. (BB) shores of Lake Lucerne where we will stay for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

4 Lucerne Orientation e Soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere amidst a stunning natural setting before exploring the city’s fascinating heritage. Cross the solid wooden Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation, visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the Massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792 and spend your afternoon shopping in the old town for Swiss souvenirs and chocolates. Consider an Optional Experience ascending the surrounding mountains for panoramic alpine views, wander along the tranquil lake shore or meander around the city admiring the decorative signposts and ornate façades lining the city’s quaint streets. (BB)

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

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

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Tuscan Lifestyle Experience e Feast your eyes on the vibrant colours and bustling stalls heaving with fresh produce at a local Florence food market where you will join a Local Specialist for a memorable introduction to Italian cuisine from a professional chef. Learn how to cook like only an Italian Mamma can, selecting your fresh produce from the market and preparing lunch which you will enjoy with a delicious glass of local wine. The tastes of Tuscany still lingering after an unforgettable Regional Meal, we return to our hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night, enjoying the evening at leisure. (BB, RM) Montecatini ▶ Rome ▶ Vatican Experience d Departing Tuscany, we travel south to Rome enjoying free time to explore the city’s magnificent sites. This afternoon, gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where you will meet an off icial representative during your private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum. Founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, this museum has a remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. Enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities. Join a Local Specialist for a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums including a visit to Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici Depart Rome Today we bid a sad farewell to newfound friends and an epic At Leisure experience, departing Rome today. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

VATICAN EXPERIENCE PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

COOK THE ITALIAN WAY WITH CHEF LIBERO Discover the secrets of ‘la cucina Italiana’ with Chef Libero who will take you shopping at a local food market for the freshest ingredients and teach you to prepare traditional Italian pasta and a veritable buffet of other local favourites. ‘Buon appetito’!

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £67 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

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

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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Milan, Genoa, the Cinque Terre and Parma

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Arrive Milan (2 Nights) Embrace the glamour of Milan, your introduction to the fascinating sights and sounds of northern Italy. Spend the day exploring this trendy city before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn Garibaldi Milan Sightseeing e d We wander through the sophisticated streets of Milan on a walking tour of the city with a Local Specialist to view the city’s most magnificent sites, including the Gothic Cathedral, glassdomed Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Then it’s time to pound the pavements in your free time, exploring Italy’s fashion capital or visiting the medieval fortress of Sforza Castle to admire magnificent artistry by da Vinci and Michelangelo, including the famous statue of the Pietà Rondanini. (BB)

Milan ▶ Baveno (2 Nights) e d The holiday hotspot of Italy’s picturesque Lake District, and beautiful Lake Maggiore, set against the backdrop of the Southern Alps, is the next stop on our northern Italian journey. We enjoy a Cultural Insight into the exquisite flora of 9 the local area during a visit to the magical Villa Taranto botanical gardens – the scents of azalea, camellia and wisteria linger as we explore lush gardens filled with rare lilies and 300 varieties of dahlias in bloom. Then it’s on to our home for the next two nights and the gateway to the three Borromean islands, the picturesque lakeside village of Stresa. Consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the aristocratic Borromeo Palace. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon

Parma ▶ Milan d Delight in the gastronomic and architectural splendour of the Emilia-Romagna region during a guided tour of Parma with a Local Specialist . See the 12th century Piazzo Duomo with its Romanesque Cathedral and Baptistery, and Garibaldi Square, home to the Palazzo del Governatore with its ornate astronomical clock. We leave the flavours of Parma behind and embark on a scenic drive back to Milan where we’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight with our travel companions and Travel Director. (BB, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Tourist Depart Milan Our sumptuous encounter with the landscapes of Northern Italy has sadly come to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Baveno ▶ Genoa ▶ Santa Margherita (2 Nights) e d The maritime city of Genoa and birthplace of Columbus is our first stop today as we join a Local Specialist for an included guided walking tour to view the city’s majestic Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and visit Via Garibaldi, the historic centre of Genoa lined by ancient palaces. This afternoon, we arrive in the picturesque seaside town of Santa Margherita, where we will stay overnight, spending the rest of the day free to soak up the holiday atmosphere. (BB) Hotel: Lido Palace

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Baveno e d Lap up gentle lakeside living and la dolce vita during a full day spent at leisure in this pictureperfect setting. Spend the day relaxing or embark on the alpine train to see the magnificent panoramic views of the north. This evening, we cross the tranquil waters of Maggiore to one of the Borromean islands for an unforgettable Be My Guest dining experience. (BB, BG)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £67 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Santa Margherita ▶ Full-Day Porto Venere and Cinque Terre Excursion d Today we explore the dramatic setting of the five coastal villages of the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre (Five Lands) on an included full-day excursion. The deep blue Ligurian Sea provides a stunning backdrop for the expanse of pastel pinks, yellows and oranges that cling to the rugged seaside cliff s in this beautiful area that can only be reached by boat or train from La Spezia. We join a Local Specialist to visit two of the five picturesque fishing villages. (BB, DW)

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BE MY GUEST Meet Giovanna and her family for a traditional dinner and tales of Lake Garda life in the quaint town of lakeside town of Lazise

CULTURAL INSIGHT A celebration of all things Ferrari – present and future – the Ferrari Museum in Maranello includes a permanent exhibition dedicated to Formula 1 complete with cars and a pit stop wall

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Lake Garda At Leisure e Indulge in a full day at leisure to soak up the picture-perfect setting of Italy’s largest lake. Meander along its tranquil shores, stopping at quaint lakeside villages and breathing in the intoxicating aroma of lemons around every turn. Enjoy the flavours of delicious local olive oils and cheese at bustling markets, amble along flowerlined lakeside paths or visit the lake’s extraordinary sights, including the 13th century Scaliger Castle, Grottoes of Catullus or the 5th century wooden statue of St. Peter near Bogliaco. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range, a World Heritage Site comprising 18 peaks at an altitude of over 3,000 metres. (BB) Modena Excursion d Sparkling Lambrusco, salty prosciutto and the intense aromas of parmigiano await us in the gastronomic paradise of Modena, which we explore today in the company of a Local Specialist. Amble past pastel-hued façades in Modena’s Old Town into the magnificent Piazza Grande which, along with its 12th century cathedral and Torre Civica, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sample the intoxicating flavours of a city that was the birthplace of Ferrari and Pavarotti, home to Michelin Star restaurants, tortellini and delicious balsamic vinegar. Our gourmet interlude at an end, we take a short drive to the Ferrari Museum for a Cultural Insight into the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari. (BB) Lake Garda ▶ Milan e In search of spires that reach the sky, we leave our tranquil lakeside setting behind for the chic northern capital of Milan. Admire the extraordinary Gothic Duomo, ornate La Scala Opera House and 19th century Galleria with its impressive glass and iron domed roof before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure to jostle with the ambitious Milanese for your spot on the runways of Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant’Andrea. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner, joining our fellow travellers to celebrate the end of an exquisite holiday together. (BB, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace Depart Milan Our leisurely jaunt through the Italian Lakes has come to an end. We say arrivederci to Italy and your companions. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion We embark on a full-day excursion today to the ancient walled town of Marostica, most renowned for its living chess event held every second year, although the gigantic chessboard is visible in the Piazza Castello all year round. We enjoy a leisurely exploration of the city’s fascinating sights, including its old city walls, Lower and Upper Castles and Romanesque bell tower. We venture to the banks of the River Brenta for an unhurried visit to Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy (Grappa) and magnificent scenery. This evening we return to the picturesque lakeside setting of Lake Garda. (BB)

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy local Tuscan cuisine with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills

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

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Ciao Roma! Feast your eyes and your stomach on the Eternal City – the launch pad for an unforgettable adventure with la famiglia. Tread in the footsteps of the ancients before meeting with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party that will rock Rome. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s 2 Rome Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist to delve into centuries of history and culture, including a guided tour of the Vatican Museums. Gaze up at the wonder of Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and explore the Catholic shrine of St. Peter’s Basilica. Venture across the Tiber to the Colosseum imagining a time when brave warriors fought to their death amidst the thunderous roar of thousands. (BB) 3 Rome ▶  Visit a Gladiator School e d Book your spot on the podium. It’s time to become a gladiator for the day. You’ll learn how to wield a gladiator’s sword and gain insights into Roman history with a Local Specialist. This afternoon, the cobblestone streets of Rome are yours to explore. Board the Bioparco Express through Villa Borghese, count the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Then it’s time for a cheesy family affair as we enjoy a Cultural Insight into authentic Italian pizza making and share a tasty slice or two with our loved ones. (BB, RM)

8 Venice ▶  Canal Cruise and Orientation ed All aboard! We cruise to bustling St. Mark’s Square on a private launch, viewing the famous Bridge of Sighs so named for the sound condemned prisoners made at catching their last glimpse of beautiful Venice. We’ll view the exquisite Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Campanile before experiencing a creative Cultural Insight into Venice’s glassblowing traditions and the art of crafting Carnival masks. Indulge your artistic flair and create your own colourful mask, before enjoying a free evening, perhaps glide through the canals of Venice by gondola or wander through the tiny calle for the cosiest trattoria in town. (BB) 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour and Visit to the Rialto Food Market d Navigating the bustling canals to the Rialto Bridge, embrace the sights and sounds of Venice from the water, before enjoying a Cultural Insight into the flavours of Italy at an ancient food market. We delve into the hidden highlights of Venice during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, working up an appetite for our Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) 10 Depart Venice Our unforgettable journey together has come to an end. All that’s left to say is a hearty arrivederci as you prepared to return home with fantastic shared memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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5 Florence Sightseeing e d The exquisite sights of Florence are brought to life on a walking tour in the expert company of a Local Specialist. See the magnificent Gothic Duomo and famous Baptistery before marvelling at Michelangelo’s statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Where better to indulge in a refreshing gelato than in the city where it was invented – a tasty treat before a special Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa that once featured as a famous film location. Join a local family for dinner enjoying delicious specialities against the backdrop of picture-perfect olive groves and vineyards. Saluti! (BB, BG)

Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am.

6 Florence ▶  Excursion to Pisa e Uno, due, tre... it’s off to Pisa today, and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Piazza del Duomo to snap a selfie in front of the famous Leaning Tower. Before venturing back to beautiful Florence, we’ll see the Baptistery and Camposanto, built on sacred soil brought back by the Crusaders from the Holy Land. (BB)

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7 Florence ▶  Bologna ▶  Venice (3 Nights) ed Stop and smell the rich aromas of Bolognese sauce, spending the morning with a Local Specialist exploring the medieval city of Bologna. Then it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the island city of Venice. Enjoy free time to walk along the Grand Canal, feed the greedy pigeons in the piazza and wander through labyrinthine streets in search of hidden treasures and the city’s tastiest gelato. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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Rolling hills of lush green and gold hues flash by as you travel by high-speed train from the ancient capital of Rome north to Venice, stopping in Florence to admire its historical treasures. Cross the Rialto Bridge in search of Marco Polo, cruise to St. Mark’s Square and dine amidst three centuries of art and antiquities in the Vatican.

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

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £63 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

VATICAN EXPERIENCE PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican’s Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

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6 Florence e Today is yours to delve into the beauty and Arrive Rome (3 Nights) elegance of Florence – a city filled with exquisite Benvenuti a Roma where we begin our exciting galleries, lush gardens and opulent palaces that journey through some of Italy’s most beautiful are yours to discover at your leisure. Perhaps cities. Spend time recovering from your travels or visit the most famous Italian gardens worldwide take a walk down memory lane, tracing centuries at Boboli Gardens with its magnificent collection of art, antiquities and culture before joining of sculptures and explore the 15th century Pitti your travel companions and Travel Director Palace with its galleries and museums. Venture for a Welcome Reception and orientation outside the city to see charming Tuscan villages drive through its intoxicating cityscape. (WR) and taste rich panforte and tortas or shop for Hotel: Grand Palatino the latest fashions in Florence’s sophisticated wboutiques. This evening, why not join an Rome Sightseeing ▶  Vatican Experience Optional Experience in Chianti for a delicious ed Tuscan dinner? (BB) We visit the Centre of Christianity this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour 7 Florence ▶  High Speed Train ▶  Venice which includes a visit to the imposing St. Peter’s (3 Nights) Basilica to see the Pietà, Michelangelo’s All aboard the express train for Venice. We cross masterpiece carved from the most “perfect” the spectacular Appenines and fertile Veneto block of marble. Our next stop is in Ancient plain before arriving in the island city of Venice. Rome to visit such extraordinary treasures as Get lost in Venice this afternoon, meandering the Colosseum, where gladiators and slaves along quiet lanes in search of a cosy bacaro, met their end in a blaze of glory, and see Circus people-watch in St. Mark’s Square, the gateway Maximus. This afternoon, we return to the Holy to Venice, or take an unforgettable gondola See, and gain priority access to the Vatican ride along the city’s enchanting canals. (BB) Museums where a Local Specialist will take Hotel: Boscolo Bellini us on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo’s 8 Venice Orientation e d magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine This morning, we enjoy a Cultural Insight into Chapel when it is less crowded and join an the centuries-old craft of glassmaking on the official representative of the Vatican Museums island of Giudecca. Breathe in the salty sea air as for a private guided tour of the Missionary you board a private launch cruising to St. Mark’s Ethnological Museum, founded by Pope Pius XI in Square to see the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian 1926, with its remarkable collection of artworks Churches, the Customs House, St. Mark’s Basilica and historical relics from missions all over the and Campanile as well as the Doge’s Palace on world. We will also enjoy an exclusive dinner at your orientation of the city. This afternoon, enjoy the museum in the midst of three centuries of free time to explore the city on your own terms. art, history and antiquities. (BB, RM) Find a quiet campi and pavement café to enjoy la Rome e dolce vita or take a cruise to colourful Burano for Spend the day at leisure delving into la dolce a delicious meal. (BB) vita against the backdrop of glorious fountains, Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to 9 Roman temples and ornate basilica. Consider the Rialto Food Market e d spending the day in beautiful Tivoli, enjoying an The sights and sounds of modern Venice come Optional Experience to see the exquisite house to life today as we join our Local Specialist on a and gardens of the 16th century Villa d’Este – a tour of the vibrant Rialto Food Market, which has marvellous example of Renaissance landscape been feeding Florentines since the 11th century. architecture. As the sun sets over the seven hills We wander through the narrow calle - seeing of Rome, sit on the Spanish Steps and watch the the ornate façades of merchant houses that beautiful people, or admire the Trevi Fountain, line the canals, including the home of Marco tossing a coin to secure your return to Rome. (BB) Polo, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure for Rome ▶  High Speed Train ▶  Florence one last taste of Venice. Our adventure through Sightseeing (3 Nights) d Italy’s charming capitals is about to come to an Sit back on the high-speed train and watch the end. We celebrate newfound friendships and an picturesque Tuscan landscape go by en route to unforgettable experience at a Farewell Dinner. Florence, where you’ll join a Local Specialist (BB, FD) on a walking tour to gain insights into the city’s 10 Depart Venice Renaissance treasures. View the 400-yearSay arrivederci to Italy and your fellow travellers old Ponte Vecchio, lined with goldsmiths and as your fascinating holiday comes to an end. souvenir shops, and visit the Fine Arts Academy Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) to see one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the statue of David. Our love affair with Florence continues as we wander through the charming cobblestone lanes to the Piazza della Signoria, featuring Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori

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

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

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Rome Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Relax after your journey or explore on your own. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy an orientation drive through the city – a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the centre of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains. (WR) Hotel: Villafranca 2 Rome ▶  Cassino ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento (2 Nights) d From Rome, visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery to commemorate those who died in the huge battle here during WWII, and view the Benedictine Abbey at Cassino, which was originally founded by Saint Benedict in the 6th century, making it one of Europe’s oldest monasteries and a recognised centre of arts and culture. Next stop at the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. See such sites as the Ampthitheatre, dating back to 80BC, and the Gymnasium which used to have a pool in the middle. You’ll also see the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica. Arrive later at your hotel in Sorrento. (BB, DW) Hotel: Johanna Park

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

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9 Palermo Sightseeing and Excursion to Monreale d Meet your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See The Opera House of Palermo and the Cathedral. Travel to the town of Monreale for views of La Conca d’Oro and explore the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral. Later join your companions and celebrate with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) 10 Depart Palermo Say arrivederci to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

5 Taormina Sightseeing e d Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theatre and the sub-tropical terraced gardens. Stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto with a gelsi gelato and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. (BB)

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3 Sorrento ▶  Isle Of Capri Excursion d Gain a Cultural Insight during a demonstration of the art of inlaid wood at a workshop in Sorrento. Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, the isle of Sirens according to Greek mythology, and continue to Capri town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist and spend some time people-watching at one of the local cafés. (BB) 4 Sorrento ▶  Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (3 Nights) Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria. Travel across the straits of Messina to the rugged and historic island of Sicily and to the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos below Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden

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Airport transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Palermo Airport at 8am. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £74 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share.

Sicily is a stunner. Excellent trip... relaxing, beautiful destinations, excellent rooms. All around amazing time. Marianne, from USA, 2017

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6 Taormina e d Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax or see the sights of your choice. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Tonight savour a delicious Be My Guest dinner at a beautiful Sicilian winery and restaurant overlooking Mount Etna. (BB, BG)

Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181.

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

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Pure poetry awaits as you journey north to the land of the bonny and brave. Meandering through the lush green landscapes of Britain, you’ll see the mythical Stonehenge and journey to Wales and its capital, Cardiff. Admire the beautiful Lake District and consider eloping at Gretna Green, before rambling up the Royal Mile en route back to London via Shakespeare’s birthplace.

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BE MY GUEST This evening join a local family for hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked dinner in their country home in Yorkshire

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Edinburgh

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Orientation of Bath ▶ Cardiff ▶ Liverpool ▶ York Visit Stonehenge ▶ the Roman Baths in Bath ▶ the Tudor town of Ludlow ▶ Gretna Green ▶ Edinburgh Castle ▶ Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

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4 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising 1 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Bath ▶  Cardiff medieval city of Edinburgh where you’ll join a Experience first-hand what’s “great” about Great Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing Britain on this mesmerising sojourn past the peaks tour. Meander through the Old Town and view of Wales and the rolling hills and lush farmlands Arthur’s Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, of England to bonnie Scotland. We kickstart for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of our adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of the Scots. Your choice of sightseeing could see London, heading west to the stone monoliths you visit either Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura at Stonehenge whose centuries-old myths have or Edinburgh Castle. Spend the rest of the day yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Georgian exploring Auld Reekie’s charming cobblestone architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our streets, medieval relics and elegant Georgian visit to this famous spa town where we’ll see the and Gothic façades on your own or join your Abbey and visit the Roman baths before crossing Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales. the Royal Yacht Britannia. Soak up the irresistible Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the charm of the city and consider attending a lively Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and to see the Millennium Stadium and the medieval bagpipes this evening. (FB) Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city. Tonight, 5 Edinburgh ▶  Hadrian’s Wall ▶  York d we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire through Britain at a Welcome Reception with top at Hadrian’s Wall before crossing the River Tyne pub nosh. (WR) Hotel: Clayton and venturing south to the ancient cathedral 2 Cardiff ▶  Ludlow ▶  Liverpool city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman The charming half-timbered Tudor houses of times. Saunter along the famous Shambles and Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals market town with its medieval walls and historic in the world. This evening join a local family for castle. We meander north through the Shropshire hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked Be Hills and lush green Cheshire landscapes to the My Guest Farewell Dinner in their country home. bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the (FB, BG) Hotel: Novotel Centre ‘Fab Four’. Saunter through its edgy Scouse 6 York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  London streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club where Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare’s The Beatles once played on your evening at life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in leisure. (FB) Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway’s 3 Liverpool ▶  Lake District ▶  Gretna thatched cottage. We return to London this Green ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) evening where our memorable encounter with The enchanting views of Britain’s Lake District Britain’s icons comes to an end. (FB) provide a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive north to Scotland – views that inspired the centuries-old writings of such literary greats as FLIGHTS William Wordsworth, who declared the village of Grasmere “the loveliest spot that man hath Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices ever found”. We stop at the runaway wedding can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure capital that is Gretna Green where “Blacksmith we offer the latest and most competitive rates, Priests” would marry couples over the Marriage giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh Experts now for more details. – our home for the next two nights. If your visit coincides with the Edinburgh Festival, enjoy rousing performances at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo in the city’s striking castle grounds. (FB) Hotel: Leonardo Royal

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 3 – 25 AUGUST 2018 One of the most spectacular annual events is the Edinburgh Tattoo. It is simply not to be missed. Military bands from all over the world take to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to play rousing tunes culminating in the haunting bugle call of the Last Post. The Tattoo is run for charitable causes and has donated over £5 million to military and civilian charities and organisations. Trafalgar includes tickets and arrangements for our guests for every trip in this brochure that stays in Edinburgh during the Tattoo dates above.

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BE MY GUEST Join the Kempthorne family for lunch and tales of farming heritage at their homely Cornish farmstead which has been in their family since the early 18th century

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a guided tour in Longleat House, the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and one of the finest stately homes open to the public

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS Orientation of Bristol ▶ Bath ▶ Dunster ▶ Lynmouth ▶ Plymouth ▶ Exeter ▶ Salisbury Visit Royal Windsor ▶ the Roman Baths in Bath ▶ stately Longleat House in Warminster ▶ picturesque Lacock village ▶ the ancient seaport of Bideford ▶ the gorgeous artists’ colony of St. Ives ▶ the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge ▶ John Constables Salisbury View Windsor Castle ▶ the ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland at Longleat ▶ Tintagel Castle in Cornwall ▶ the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth ▶ St. Michael’s Mount

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city of Plymouth and view the Mayflower Steps from which brave pilgrims are said to have left English shores for an unknown new world. Discover lovely St. Ives, a popular retreat for artists, before enjoying views of St. Michael’s Mount with its 17th century castle which sits dramatically atop the tidal island near the seaside town of Penzance. We travel through the brooding landscape of Dartmoor National Park, stopping at a traditional pub for a memorable Farewell Dinner with our travel companions. (FB, FD)

1 London ▶  Windsor ▶  Bath ▶  Bristol (2 Nights) Leave the bright lights of the British capital behind and journey through lush landscapes to the historic market town of Windsor, enjoying free time to ramble through its quaint streets and visit the elegant 11th century castle. Journeying west, we arrive in the stately Georgian town of Bath whose beautiful Pulteney Bridge and 15th century Gothic Abbey, provide a picturesque backdrop for the Roman Baths 6 Exeter ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Salisbury from which the city takes its name. See the ▶  London steamy thermal pool of the ‘Great Bath’ before Visit the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge rise travelling to easy-going Bristol where we’ll enjoy up imposingly on Salisbury Plain this morning an orientation of the city including views of the and see them. Imagine a time when pagans and Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel’s SS Great druids would gather in their mysterious midst. Britain, the world’s first ocean-going luxury liner. We’ll visit the town of Salisbury, home to Britain’s (WR) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn City Centre tallest spire, before returning to London where 2 Longleat Stately Home and Lacock our memorable journey through Devon and Excursion d Cornwall comes to an end. (FB) Leaving trendy Bristol behind, we embark on a scenic drive through the English countryside arriving at Longleat Stately Home near Warminster for a fascinating Cultural Insight MAKE A DIFFERENCE into English heritage. Delve into centuries of British tradition during a included guided tour JoinTrafalgar of one of the country’s finest stately homes, currently home to the 7th Marquess of Bath. The Churches Conservation Trust Wander through its grand rooms featuring welcome you to enjoy a moving evening priceless collections of art, antiques and performance of Gregorian chants and tapestries collected by 15 generations and choral music at St. Martin’s Church in admire the exquisite surrounding ‘Capability’ Exeter. Discover how your visit supports Brown landscaped parkland. Later, we stop in church conservation. the picturesque village of Lacock – its honeycoloured stone cottages and 15th century inns have served as a picturesque backdrop for such famous films as ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and ‘Harry TRAVEL TODAY, Potter’, among others. (FB) SUSTAIN TOMORROW 3 Bristol ▶  Dunster ▶  Exmoor National Park ▶  Lynmouth ▶  Bideford Take a step back in time to the medieval village of Dunster with its picturesque thatched cottages, 17th century yarn market and Working Watermill, built on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey of c1086. Driving through the dramatic landscapes of Exmoor National Park, we stop in Lynmouth perched along the breathtakingly rugged Devon coast for some time at leisure and perhaps a ride on the famous funicular cliff lift to nearby Lynton. Our home for this evening is the historic port town of Bideford with its imposing 15th century bridge that spans the Torridge River. (FB) Hotel: Durrant House

Great itinerary - loved Best of Devon and Cornwall. Very good optional extras. Thank you Trafalgar for all our unexpected treats and gifts.

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 181. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 182 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £42 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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4 Bideford ▶  Tintagel ▶  Exeter (2 Nights) d Tales of knights and medieval myths and legends take centre stage today as we enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle, reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur. We join the Kempthorne family for a light Be My Guest Cornish lunch and tales of farming heritage at their homely Cornish farmstead which has been in their family since the early 18th century. As the day draws to its close, we sit in quiet contemplation with the sounds of Gregorian chants and choral music filling the historic St. Martin’s Church as part of a Join Trafalgar initiative to support The Churches Conservation Trust. Spend the rest of the evening exploring the medieval centre of Exeter on your terms. (FB, BG) Hotel: Mercure Southgate

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5 Cornish Excursion including Plymouth, St. Ives and Dartmoor National Park Meandering along the dramatic coastline of Cornwall today, past smugglers’ coves and quaint coastal villages, we stop in the maritime

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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.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner with a farming family and their animals in the beautiful awardwinning vineyards of Wales

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 Dublin

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 London ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶   York ▶  Harrogate Delve into centuries of history today – tales of star-crossed lovers, tragic kings and Roman emperors are brought to life as we visit Stratford-upon-Avon and follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare. Visit his Birthplace and Visitor Centre before embarking on a scenic drive north to the Viking city of York where we’ll enjoy an orientation walk around its historic streets. View the quaint cobbled Shambles, see the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. This evening we indulge in traditional pub grub at a memorable Welcome Reception in the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, our home for tonight. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza 2 Harrogate ▶  Lake District ▶  Gretna Green ▶  Glasgow (2 Nights) Stunning landscapes dotted with quaint stone villages offer a picturesque backdrop for our drive around the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the beautiful Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries. We meander past England’s pretty Lake Windermere to Grasmere, described by William Wordsworth as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. View the grave of this famous Romantic poet at St. Oswald’s Church before crossing the border to the runaway wedding capital of Greta Green, where eloping couples would tie the knot over the Marriage Anvil. We arrive in Glasgow this evening where we will enjoy an orientation tour with views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square lined with statues of some of Great Britain’s most celebrated sons. (FB) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

consider visiting the Old Jameson Distillery. This evening join an Optional Experience to a rousing Irish cabaret performance. (FB) 6 Dublin ▶  Kildare ▶  Kilkenny ▶  Waterford d Fascinating Irish heritage and tradition are explored this morning as we gain a Cultural Insight into rearing world-class thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm established in 1946. Enjoy a guided walk through the farm and take some time to stroll through its tranquil Japanese Gardens, regarded as the best in Europe. Admire the imposing medieval castle at Kilkenny before some free time in this charming city for lunch. Our next stop sees us enjoying a Cultural Insight into the delicate craft of Waterford Crystal. We’ll watch master craftsmen at work during a tour of the workshop and see the exquisitely crafted pieces in the showroom. (FB) Hotel: Marina 7 Waterford ▶  Cardiff d Cross the Irish Sea to Wales by ferry and continue your journey to the Welsh capital of Cardiff to view the Millennium Centre, National Assembly and historic Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city. This evening join a local Welsh family in the idyllic Welsh countryside for a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. (FB, BG) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

8 Cardiff ▶  Bath ▶  Stonehenge ▶  London Traversing the Severn Estuary into England, we arrive in the glorious UNESCO-listed Bath with its elegant Georgian façades and world-famous Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. Journeying across the picture-perfect landscapes of Wiltshire, we visit the mysterious monolithic stone circle at Stonehenge, whose myths and mysteries have yet to be fully 3 Edinburgh Excursion d revealed, returning to London later where our From the cultural capital of Glasgow to beguiling memorable holiday in Britain and Ireland comes Edinburgh with its exquisite medieval façades, our to an end. (FB) encounter with Scotland will see us join a Local Specialist for a memorable sightseeing tour, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. We’ll see the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town and amble through the secret lanes of Auld Reekie before we return to Glasgow this evening for a delicious meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM)

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4 Glasgow ▶  Belfast ▶  Dublin (2 Nights) d Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island of Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland, to board the ferry to Northern Ireland. Join a Local Specialist and explore the crossroads of British and Irish culture in its capital, Belfast, where we’ll view City Hall, Queen’s University and the dock where the Titanic was built. This evening we arrive in the vibrant capital of Ireland where we’ll spend the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Ballsbridge/Mespil

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BE MY GUEST Traditional Irish fare with an Italian twist is served up at Glenealy Farmhouse near Dublin with the charming Fulvio family on hand to share their story

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

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Dublin ▶  Afternoon Sightseeing d Tread in the footsteps of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, through the lyrical streets of Dublin – your launch pad to a memorable encounter with Ireland’s iconic highlights. This morning is yours to soak up the charming atmosphere of the quirky capital, before meeting a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Indulge in a little Irish craic this evening, joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a traditional Irish pub experience that will kickstart your holiday in style. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge 2 Dublin ▶  Galway ▶  Bunratty ▶  Limerick We journey to Galway, the City of Tribes, where we’ll see its stone cathedral on the banks of the Corrib and spend some free time exploring its colourful façades. Irish traditions and heritage are explored during a fascinating visit to Bunratty Castle and its Folk Park, a living museum that reveals insights into life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Be sure to drop into Mac’s for a pint, meet the Bean an Tí and see if you can spot a fairy. Then travel to Limerick, our home for the night. View the 13th century King John’s Castle overlooking the Shannon, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation, spending the rest of the evening at leisure enjoying the world-renowned hospitality of the Irish. (FB) Hotel: Castle Oak/Greenhills

John F. Kennedy who travelled to his ancestral family hometown in 1963. We’ll visit the threemasted famine ship Dunbrody and gain a Cultural Insight into the tragic plight of the Irish emigrants who fled the potato famine during the 1800s. Continuing through County Wexford and the lush countryside of County Wicklow, we journey to Dublin stopping en route at Glenealy Farmhouse for a Farewell Be My Guest dinner with the charming Fulvio family. (FB, BG) Hotel: Clayton 7 Depart Dublin For now, it’s time to say a fond slán abhaile to your fellow travellers as you close the curtain on an unforgettable journey through the Emerald Isle. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

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5 Killarney ▶  Blarney ▶  Youghal ▶  Waterford Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel to the colourful market town of Macroom this morning – its origins as a meeting place for the Druids of Munster hark back to the 6th century. Travel on to Blarney Castle and kiss the stone that bears its name in pursuit of acquiring the ‘gift of the gab’. En route to Waterford, we stop in the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. This evening we dine in our hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Fitzwilton/Marina

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3 Limerick ▶  Cliffs of Moher ▶  Killarney (2 Nights) The spectacular sheer Cliffs of Moher are our first stop where we will learn about their history during a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition. After a picturesque coastal drive through the villages of Lahinch and Kilrush, we take the ferry across the Shannon estuary. Our home for the next two nights is the colourful little town of Killarney. (FB) Hotel: International/Manor West 4 Ring of Kerry Excursion Circle the spectacular Ring of Kerry – its emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide a breathtaking backdrop for our leisurely drive around this beautiful coastline that has inspired writers and poets for centuries. We’ll see Daniel O’Connell’s Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, Molls Gap and the Black Valley, renowned for being the last place in Ireland without electricity and telephone networks. (FB)

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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.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

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, 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. 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

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Dublin (2 Nights) Explore Celtic heritage and hospitality delving into the charm and whimsy of the Irish capital, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Irish pub. (WR) Hotel: Mespil

2 Dublin Sightseeing e d 11 Glasgow ▶  Glencoe ▶  Isle of Skye Drive through the quaint streets of Dublin, joining Journey along the famous bonnie banks of Loch your Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour past Lomond to the tragic site of the 1692 massacre of the stately Georgian Square and St. Patrick’s the MacDonalds at the ‘Glen of Weeping’ before Cathedral. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure continuing to Fort William, at the foot of Britain’s soaking up the charm of this vibrant city. Consider highest mountain, Ben Nevis. At Glenfinnan, joining an Optional Experience this evening to tap we see the viaduct and monument to the final your feet to the lively sounds of Irish music at an Jacobite Rising. Cross by ferry to the breathtaking Irish cabaret. (FB) Isle of Skye where we’ll spend this evening dining in our hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Dunollie 3 Dublin ▶  Kildare ▶  Waterford d Ireland’s strong tradition of breeding world-class 12 Isle of Skye ▶  Loch Ness ▶  Culloden thoroughbreds is explored this morning during a ▶  Scottish Highlands Cultural Insight at the Irish National Stud Farm. We leave the rugged beauty of Skye behind and We travel to the House of Waterford Crystal this venture past Eilean Donan Castle before travelling afternoon for a Cultural Insight into this delicate along the banks of Loch Ness. The bloody craft where we’ll see talented master craftsmen at battlefield of Culloden is our next stop where work in their workshop. (FB) Hotel: Dooley’s we witness the site of the brief but brutal battle between the Redcoats and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s 4 Waterford ▶  Blarney ▶  Killarney Jacobites. This evening we dine at our hotel in the (2 Nights) d Scottish Highlands. (FB, D) Hotel: Highlander Bend over backwards and kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ before crossing the 13 Scottish Highlands ▶  Pitlochry Kerry Mountains to the lakeside town of Killarney. ▶  St. Andrews ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) We journey to 1930s Ireland this evening, visiting Meandering through the dramatic landscapes of the working farms of Muckross where we’ll enjoy the Scottish Highlands, we pass the picturesque a traditional Be My Guest dinner in the Quilles village of Pitlochry before arriving in the historic Farmhouse. (FB, BG) Hotel: Killarney Towers town of St. Andrews and its famous golf course. We cross the scenic Firth of Forth to enchanting 5 Ring of Kerry Excursion Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. The astounding beauty of Iveragh Peninsula During the month of August, certain departures accompanies us on this breathtaking coastal drive include tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh around the ‘Ring of Kerry’. See Daniel O’Connell’s Tattoo. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll’s Gap. (FB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 7am and 9am. Treadright: See pages 12-13 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £111 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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14 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Spend the morning exploring this charming 6 Killarney ▶  Galway ▶  Enniscrone cityscape. Join your Local Specialist for a guided Drive through quaint Adare, one of Ireland’s sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh prettiest villages, known for its picturesque Castle. See the Royal Mile and the elegant Palace thatched cottages. The imposing stone Cathedral of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, built on the site of an old prison and Eyre Square and the new Scottish Parliament building. As our take centre stage on our next stop in Galway memorable holiday comes to an end, we meet our before arriving in Enniscrone. This evening we dine Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell in our hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Ocean Sands/Ballina Dinner to reminisce over shared experiences. (FB, FD) 7 Enniscrone ▶  Donegal ▶  Londonderry/ Derry d 15 Depart Edinburgh Head north to the quaint town of Donegal For now it’s time to say a fond farewell to with its ‘Diamond’ centre before travelling to Scotland and our newfound friends, at the end Londonderry to stroll along its 17th century of an unforgettable Celtic sojourn. Transfers are walls with a Local Specialist and explore the available. Conditions apply. (FB) “Troubles” neighbourhood of Bogside. (FB) Hotel: Everglades Please Note: Hotels in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler 8 Londonderry/Derry ▶  Giant’s establishments typical of the region. In July Causeway ▶  Belfast d and August, accommodation on the Isle of Skye Tread in the footsteps of Finn Mac Cool and along may be substituted with accommodation on the the other-worldly Giant’s Causeway ‘steps’ that mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as descend into the sea. We arrive in Belfast later per the itinerary. and visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre for a Cultural Insight into the tragic story of the famous ship that met its end in the Atlantic. (FB) Hotel: Stormont

9 Belfast ▶  Glasgow (2 Nights) d Join your Local Specialist this morning for an included city tour which will take us to Queen’s University and City Hall. We board our ferry at Larne and cross to Cairnryan in Scotland, driving through the picturesque Ayrshire countryside en route to Glasgow. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn City Centre

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10 Glasgow Orientation e d Embrace fascinating Scottish culture in its cultural capital, Glasgow, meandering through the Toon to admire views of George Square and the River Clyde. We head to whisky country next, visiting the beautiful Glengoyne whisky distillery for a Cultural Insight into making whisky and a chance to sample a wee dram. (FB)

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The land of the ancients – cliff-top castles, standing stones and Rob Roy. Travel from Scotland’s literary capital, Edinburgh, to feisty Glasgow, the heart and home of golf, St. Andrews, and the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a well-deserved ‘wee dram’.

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BE MY GUEST Join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit Glengoyne, known as Scotland’s most beautiful whisky distillery, for a tour and a tasting of their unique Highland single malt whisky

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Visit Edinburgh Castle ▶ Pitlochry ▶ the Isle of Skye ▶ Culloden Battlefield ▶ Stirling Castle View the 18th green at St Andrews ▶ the Glenfinnan Monument ▶ Eilean Donan Castle ▶ Loch Ness ▶ Glencoe ▶ People’s Palace and Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights) Get lost among the enchanting cobbled lanes of Edinburgh – the quirky Scottish capital with a mystical air that combines ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. Spend your day at leisure exploring its rich history and embracing the warm culture of the Scots before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Centre

tragic battlefield of Culloden. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the fierce final battle of the Jacobite Uprising before returning to your hotel this evening. (FB, D) 5 Scottish Highlands ▶  Glencoe ▶  Glasgow (2 Nights) Our first stop today sees us commemorate World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, where we admire spectacular views of Britain’s highest peak – Ben Nevis. We journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond the quaint village of Glencoe to see the “Glen of the Weeping” and remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Continuing towards the River Clyde, we arrive in our final stop for the day – Glasgow. (FB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

2 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, watching imposingly over the surrounding cityscape. Meander through the picturesque Old Town along 6 Glasgow Orientation and Stirling the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Castle Excursion d Holyroodhouse before enjoying time at leisure to Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little soak up the city’s charming atmosphere. If your rusty, your fascinating orientation tour around travel dates coincide with the Edinburgh Festival, this edgy city will be anything but. Begin your your visit will include tickets to the magnificent day seeing Glasgow’s iconic sights. Enjoy views Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (FB) of the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, the 3 Edinburgh ▶  St. Andrews ▶  Pitlochry regal George Square and River Clyde, for over ▶  Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) d 200 years the epicentre of shipbuilding. Spend Tread in the footsteps of the world’s golfing some time at leisure before we travel to visit greats and head to St. Andrews, the home of the hilltop fortress of Stirling Castle. Today a golf en route to the glorious Scottish Highlands. symbol of national pride, the royal residence A scenic drive brings us north and across the was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, Dundee Firth to the picturesque village of including Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Wallace Pitlochry. Spend your afternoon rambling Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute through the village’s charming river-side setting, to the Scottish hero who fought for Scotland’s browse its woollen crafts or join an Optional independence. Later, we indulge in a Cultural Experience to visit Blair Castle, the ancestral Insight at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and enjoy home of the Clan Murray. Our day in beautiful a wee dram before we join the Wood family at surrounds comes to an end over a cosy dinner at their 15th century historical farms on the shores our hotel sharing tales of the day with our fellow of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Be My Guest travellers. (FB, D) Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore Farewell Dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few footAuthentic Accommodation/Highlander taping Ceilidh tunes. (FB, BG)

4 Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic 7 Depart Glasgow Highlands Excursion The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland’s Meandering to the coast, we arrive in Mallaig people forever in your memories, we enjoy one where we’ll board our ferry and cross to last hearty breakfast with our travel companions Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Heather-clad peaks before wishing them and your Travel Director a provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive fond farewell. Transfers are available. Conditions around the breathtaking Sleat Peninsula where apply. (FB) we will have some free time to enjoy lunch before crossing a road bridge back to the mainland. The rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle will leave you speechless before you continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Highlands to the

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO 3 – 25 AUGUST 2018 One of the most spectacular annual events is the Edinburgh Tattoo. It is simply not to be missed. Military bands from all over the world take to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to play rousing tunes culminating in the haunting bugle call of the Last Post. The Tattoo is run for charitable causes and has donated over £5 million to military and civilian charities and organisations.

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival to Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7am and 9am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £49 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Lest we forget, this sobering journey through the battlefields of WWI and WWII reminds us of the millions of lives lost in these 20th century conflicts. Explore the poignant moments of the Battle of Britain, D-Day Landing, infamous Somme and the Battle of Dunkirk immortalised forever in the museums, memorials and cemeteries that dot the French, Belgian and Dutch countrysides.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Go Dutch and share a gezellig dinner, savouring delicious local cheeses, with the Pauw family on their dairy farm near Amsterdam

CULTURAL INSIGHT The charming town of Volendam in North Holland reveals its secrets behind perfecting Dutch cheese and crafting the traditional clog

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in London and Paris

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THE ICONS Insider walking tour in Paris City tour in London Orientation of Portsmouth ▶ Normandy ▶ Bayeux ▶ Amiens ▶ Somme Region ▶ Ypres ▶ Dunkirk ▶ Bruges ▶ Amsterdam Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Monitor 33 ▶ D-Day Beaches in Normandy ▶ Amiens Cathedral ▶ Military cemeteries throughout Northern France ▶ Belgium and The Netherlands ▶ the Bayeaux Tapestry Museum ▶ Caen Memorial ▶ WWI & WWII Battlefields ▶ the Eiffel Tower in Paris ▶ The Dunkirk War Museum and evacuation beaches ▶ Passchendaele Memorial in Ypres See the cobblestone streets and canals of Bruges ▶ Dam Square ▶ the Mint Tower in Amsterdam

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive London (2 Nights) From tragic battles to tales of triumph, this specialinterest exploration of two World Wars kicks off in the vibrant British capital of London. Meet your Travel Director and fellow companions this evening for a traditional English pub Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank

a real favourite among the locals. We ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower to see the city in all its splendour, spending the rest of the day at our leisure to see the sights. Consider an Optional Experience to the opulent Palace of Versailles. This evening you may wish to soak up the pageantry of a traditional Parisian Cabaret. (BB)

8 Paris ▶  Vimy Ridge ▶  Fromelles ▶  Lille (2 Nights) d 2 London ▶  Sightseeing and included We travel north to the memorial at Vimy Ridge Imperial War Museum Visit d dedicated to the Canadian soldiers who fought a Towering Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament battle here in 1917 during the First World War. This and Westminster Abbey feature on this halfhorrific battle and the bravery of the men who day introductory sightseeing tour with a Local fought in it came to symbolize Canada’s coming Specialist, which also includes views of the English of age as a nation. Later, we visit Fromelles where Royals’ Buckingham Palace. This afternoon, we visit there was a combined operation between British the Imperial War Museum, which tells the story of troops and the Australian Imperial Force, described those whose lives were shaped by war since World as the “worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history”. War I to today. (FB) (BB, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza 3 London ▶  Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ▶  Overnight Ferry to Caen We journey south to Portsmouth, stopping at the fascinating Historic Dockyard for an insider view into the past, present and future of the Royal Navy. We’ll also visit the HMS Monitor M33, the Royal Navy’s sole surviving warship from the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign and the only warship from World War I open to the public of the three that remain intact today. Learn about the heroism of the sailors whose lives were intertwined in the service of this ship, including the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-16, the Russian Civil War and its work as a mine-laying training ship in Portsmouth. Tonight dine at a local restaurant and then board an overnight ferry crossing the English Channel to France.  (FB, RM)

9 Lille ▶  Excursion to Ypres Battlefields ▶  Passchendaele ▶  Menin Gate Some of the biggest battles of World War I are explored at Ypres Salient in Belgium, where we will see such sites as Tyne Cot, Langemark and Vancouver Corner. Stop in Passchendaele for an included visit to The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 where you can see a replica trench. See Essex Farm Cemetery where over 1,200 brave servicemen are buried and where Lt. Col. John McCrea wrote his immortal poem - ‘In Flanders Fields’. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure before making your way to Menin Gate to witness the moving Last Post Ceremony at 8.00pm to pay tribute to over 100,000 Australian soldiers who laid down their lives in war over more than a century. (BB)

7 Paris Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist for an insider view into the lives of Parisians, wandering through the enchanting hidden squares and secret passages of one of Paris’s oldest historical neighbourhoods. Our short insider walk concludes in one of the city’s loveliest squares off the beaten tourist track, but d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Amsterdam Airport at 8am and 10am. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 182 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £83 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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4 Overnight Ferry ▶  D-Day Normandy 10 Lille ▶  Dunkirk ▶  Bruges ▶  Amsterdam Beaches ▶  Bayeux (2 Nights) Disembark from the ferry this morning after an Travel to Dunkirk where we will visit the ‘Musée early breakfast. We journey to the historic D-Day Dunkerque 1940’ located in Bastion 32, the Normandy landing beaches and learn about British, headquarters for the French and Allied forces Commonwealth and American involvement in this during the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation unbelievable battle for supremacy. Later, we stop Dynamo. Gain an insight into the largest evacuation in Bayeux and see the famous Bayeux Tapestry effort in military history and see where many depicting the Norman conquest of England. scenes of ‘Dunkirk’ where filmed in the city where (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel the events actually happened. Travel to the picturesque town of Bruges for free time for lunch 5 Bayeux ▶  Visit Memorial de Caen and perhaps try the delicious local chocolate and ▶  Amiens Belgium’s famous friets – the perfect fried chip! Take yourself back to June 6, 1944. Imagine the Explore the cobblestone streets with charming terror and bravery of thousands of soldiers who medieval step-roofed houses and imposing landed on the beaches of Normandy to free churches reflected in the still waters of the canals. Europe from the Nazis. This morning we visit the Continue to Amsterdam where we spend the next Memorial de Caen to learn about the significance two nights. (BB) Hotel: Mercure City of Normandy and the day that changed World War II. You’ll also receive a souvenir D-Day Landing 11 Amsterdam Orientation e d beach booklet, before travelling to Amiens to see its Gabled façades dating back centuries and leafy th 13  century Gothic Cathedral, the largest of its kind canals provide a beautiful backdrop for our in France. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Cathedrale orientation tour to see such sights as the Mint Tower, Dam Square and Museum Square. Enjoy free 6 Amiens ▶  Somme Battlefields ▶  Paris time afterwards to explore the city. Later, we visit (2 Nights) the quaint town of Volendam for a Cultural Insight An early start sees us visit the bloody into the art of making Galcheeses and wooden battlefields of the Somme. Stop at Thiepval to clogs, before joining the Pauw family for a gezellig  see the poignant memorial which honours the Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. (BB, BG) 72,191 missing British and South African men who died with no graves. Visit the thick tangle of oaks 12 Depart Amsterdam and birch and remains of trenches that are all that Say farewell to this magical country and your is left in Delville Wood (Devils Wood). We journey to newfound friends at the end of a remarkable Paris, our home for the next two nights and enjoy Battlefields trip. Airport transfers are available. an evening at leisure exploring the City of Lights. Conditions apply. (BB) (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Neuilly

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Set your watch to a fiery Flamenco beat as you dance through the heart of Spain from Madrid to Andalusia, famed for its Sierra Nevada, Moorish-influenced architecture and the sun-kissed beaches of the Costa del Sol. Visit the ornate Alhambra Palace in Granada, Valencia’s 19th century Bullring and marvel at Gaudi’s Gothic gift to Barcelona, la Sagrada Familia.

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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

CULTURAL INSIGHT The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craft smen forging the highest-quality steel

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Madrid. The lively capital of Spain is our launchpad to a memorable encounter with one of Europe’s most soulful destinations. Relax in the lush surrounds of Buen Retiro Park, shop up a storm on Gran Vía or people-watch over coffee and napolitana con chocolate in Puerta del Sol. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a fiery Welcome Reception, followed by an orientation drive to see some of the city’s most iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon 2 Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing d We head to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, where we join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of this city that dates back to Roman times. We’ll visit a traditional factory to gain a Cultural Insight into the age-old steel craft before seeing one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – ‘The Burial of Count Orgaz’ – in the Church of Santo Tomé. We’ll also visit the synagogue during our guided walk through Toledo’s winding cobblestone lanes. We return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes and Don Quixote at the Plaza de España and see Puerta del Sol, the city’s hub with our Local Specialist. Spend your evening at leisure delving into the delicious flavours of Spain’s tapas capital, or perhaps join your newfound friends for a traditional Spanish dinner. (BB)

Nevada mountains where you will see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area. We travel to Valencia, where we will stay overnight to view the Bullring and admire the architecture of its medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Quart Towers. Embrace the city’s spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. This evening dine at your hotel and take to the vibrant streets of the Old Quarter. (BB, DW) Hotel: Silken Puerta 7 Valencia ▶  Peñiscola ▶  Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights) d Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola, the City in the Sea, to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, ‘El Cid’. We meander along the Costa Dorada to beguiling Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudi architecture which we will have an opportunity to view in the unfinished La Sagrada Família Cathedral, which has been under construction since 1882. Stroll up Las Ramblas, see the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to the great discoverer, Christopher Columbus with your Local Specialist. Take a trip up Montjuïc for panoramic views of this enchanting city. The evening is yours to embrace the charm of Barcelona. Ramble through El Born for delicious tapas, attend a flamenco show at Barri Gotic or consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities. (BB) Hotel: U232 

3 Madrid ▶  Córdoba ▶  Seville (2 Nights) d Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive in Córdoba, once a significant Moor settlement. 8 Barcelona e Join a Local Specialist to visit the Mosque of the Explore centuries of history, contemporary Caliphs and learn about centuries of Moorish rule culture and exquisite art and architecture and its influence on the culture and architecture on your day at leisure. Visit Gaudi’s fairy-tale of the region. We travel to flamboyant Seville, Park Guell, ramble through the enchanting our home for the next two nights. Consider an Gothic Quarter or join an Optional Experience Optional Experience to see the colourful twirling to the monastery perched atop Montserrat to skirts of a fiery flamenco or rub shoulders with see the mystical Black Madonna, the patron the Sevillanos in search of delicious tapeo and saint of Catalonia. This evening, we celebrate wine. (BB) Hotel: Zenit a memorable journey through Spain with our newfound friends and Travel Director at a special 4 Seville Sightseeing e d Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB, FD) This morning we meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the symbolic 9 Depart Barcelona Bell Tower of the Giralda, see the MoorishFor now it’s a sad adios to Spain at the end of inspired Maria Luisa Park with its tiled fountains, a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are pavilions and ponds, and walk through the available. Conditions apply. (BB) imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at Christopher Please Note: Your coach returns to Madrid from Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral, then Barcelona on Day 9. You are welcome to use this take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will This evening, we join the Morillo family for a be at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the unique Be My Guest dinner at their olive oil airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, mill where you learn how oil is produced from depending on traffic conditions. the 6,000 trees and get to sample some of their produce. (BB, BG)

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BE MY GUEST Say salut to traditional Asturian cider and enjoy a local meal and cider tasting with the Castañón family at their Cider Mill near Oviedo

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights) Trace the treasures of the north on this grand expedition from Barcelona to Madrid, easing yourself into la buena vida as only the Spaniards can. Delve into centuries of history and the cosmopolitan culture of Barcelona, rambling up Las Ramblas, people-watching in Plaza Catalunya and admiring the whimsical architecture of Gaudi before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening drive to see the city’s iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: AC Som

renowned as the end of the ‘camino’ pilgrimage route that has its origins dating as far back as the 9 th century. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Santiago 8 Santiago de Compostela Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist who will share insights into the ‘Way of St James’ and why thousands of people attempt the life-changing pilgrimage annually. Visit the vast Cathedral, reputed to be the final resting place of Saint James the Great, and the Praza do Obradoiro, a square dominated by four architectural styles. Consider an Optional Experience to the Rias Biaxas for breathtaking views of the Galicia coast. The region has long waterways stretching inland that are said to be the mark left by God’s hand when he cleansed himself after creating the world. (BB)

2 Barcelona Sightseeing e d The unfinished La Sagrada Família is our first stop this morning. We join a Local Specialist to explore the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute 9 Santiago de Compostela ▶  Zamora to Christopher Columbus at the monument ▶  Salamanca d that bears his name. Later, consider joining Meander through the lush Galicia landscape and an Optional Experience to the mountaintop Castile-Leon to Zamora, a veritable open-air monastery of Montserrat to see the shrine of museum of Romanesque art. See the 12th century the Black Madonna - affectionately known in Cathedral with its richly sculptured Bishop’s Catalonia as ‘La Moreneta’ or spend the rest of the Door and the scaled Dome before departing for day exploring the city’s enchanting barrios. (BB) Salamanca – its golden-hued façades providing 3 Barcelona ▶  Pamplona an air of mystery and majesty. We join a Local The feisty former capital of Navarre takes Specialist for a sightseeing tour including views centre stage today. We follow in the footsteps of Spain’s oldest University and the Cathedral as of thousands of exhilarated runners and hotwell as a walk through the imposing Plaza Mayor, blooded bulls, exploring Pamplona’s ancient built in the Spanish Baroque style. (BB, DW) city walls and Plaza del Castillo, the heart Hotel: Gran Corona Sol of the city where markets, tournaments and 10 Salamanca ▶  Madrid Sightseeing d even bullfighting have taken place. (BB, DW) Travelling east, we arrive in the fiery Spanish Hotel: Tres Reyes capital, Madrid, for an afternoon of sightseeing 4 Pamplona ▶  San Sebastian ▶  Bilbao with a Local Specialist. We’ll visit the Prado ▶  Santander (2 Nights) Museum, which houses the largest collection of Today we journey to the sophisticated culinary European art in the world, see the Plaza España, capital of San Sebastian where we spend time Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol and the neoclassical exploring its splendour. See the beautiful Bahia Cibeles Fountain that has become an iconic de la Concha beach or meander along la calle symbol for the city of Madrid. Tonight join your 31 de Agosto in the Old Town. Our next stop is Travel Director and fellow companions for a Bilbao to view the modern Guggenheim Museum memorable Farewell Dinner with wine, toasting designed by talented architect Frank Gehry. We to a magnificent journey through northern Spain. arrive in Santander later this evening for a two(BB, FD) Hotel: AC Cuzco night stay. (BB) Hotel: Santemar 11 Depart Madrid 5 Santander e For now it’s a sad hasta luego to your newfound Spend the day at leisure in elegant Santander. friends as our Spanish adventure comes to an end. Relax on the sun-kissed shores of one of the Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) nearby playas, amble through the charming Old Town or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the coastal town of Comillas, with its charming cobbled streets and castle. Consider a visit to Gaudi’s El Capricho, built in the late 19th century as a summer villa, and the museum dedicated to the Altamira Caves. (BB)

7 Oviedo ▶  Luarca ▶  Santiago de Compostela (2 Nights) The Asturian fishing village of Luarca is our first stop today. Soak up its seafaring charm en route to the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela,

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival at Barcelona Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £82 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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6 Santander ▶  Picos de Europa ▶  Covadonga ▶  Oviedo d Spectacular scenery awaits today as you travel through the dramatic Picos de Europa which sits between two main pilgrim routes along which you will encounter several quaint historic market towns. Visit the grotto of ‘Our Lady of Covadonga’, a famous Marian pilgrimage site, and the pink-hued basilica made from the marble of the surrounding hills. Arriving in Oviedo, we enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner and cider tasting with the Castañón family at their Cider Mill. (BB, BG) Hotel: Silken Monumental Naranco

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It was an unforgettable and very memorable trip. The food was great and oh those churros with chocolate dip were soooooo good, delicious. Cynthia, from USA, 2017

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Let the melancholic trill of the Fado Guitar follow you from Portugal’s Manueline Lisbon to Baroque Oporto and the sunsoaked beaches of Vilamoura. Wander through the medieval cities of Obidos, Évora and Guimarães, and visit the religious landmarks of Fatima, Batalha and the dramatic Hieronymite Monastery, enjoying a delicious pasteis de nata or two along the way.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional homecooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal’s beautiful Alentejo

CULTURAL INSIGHT Sample the Douro Valley’s delicious Port wine-making tradition at one of the local Port wine lodges Guimarães

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Lisbon (2 Nights) Bem vindo a Lisboa. A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues dot the seven hills of the romantic Portuguese capital, which you will have an opportunity to explore today before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past the city’s most iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Turim Av Liberdade 2

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distinctive Mateus wine bottles. We then continue via Guimarães for views of its impressive 10th century castle before arriving in the seaside town where we will spend the next two nights. This evening we enjoy a memorable Regional Meal together. (BB, RM) Hotel: Vila C Boutique

8 Oporto Excursion e d Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour in Oporto which takes you past baroque churches and along the winding cobblestone lanes that tumble down towards the Douro. Lisbon Sightseeing e d See the remarkable bridges that span the river Delve into Lisbon’s centuries-old seafaring and the Gothic Church of St. Francis. Visit the heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian who set off from these shores to discover a new Hall inspired by Granada’s Alhambra, before world. We’ll see the shimmering white Monument experiencing a fascinating Cultural Insight to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge into the centuries-old tradition of local port spanning the River Tagus, Belém Tower, built production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s expedition. the rest of the afternoon strolling through the We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing historic centre of Oporto. (BB) tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 9 Vila do Condo ▶  Coimbra ▶  Tomar Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament ▶  Fátima to 15th century Manueline architecture and art. Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe’s Join an Optional Experience to the historic towns greatest and oldest universities and meander of Cascais and Queluz or enjoy a traditional through the ancient streets and squares of Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, Coimbra this morning, before journeying to the melancholic sounds of the fado. (BB) Templar city of Tomar to visit the Convent of Lisbon ▶  Algarve Region (2 Nights) d Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold We journey across the Tagus this morning and in the 12th century. We arrive in the pilgrimage drive south towards the Serra de Arrábida centre of Fátima where we’ll dine in our hotel. Mountains and to the golden pastures of the (BB, DW) Hotel: Fátima Alentejo. The hearty aroma of Portuguese chicken 10 Fátima ▶  Batalha ▶  Nazaré ▶  Obidos fills the air as we share a traditional Be My Guest ▶  Lisbon lunch with the owners of a stud ranch where This morning we rub shoulders with millions Lusitano horses were reared at the pleasure of Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the of King João VI in the 18th century. Meandering shrine where three young shepherds famously further south, we arrive on the sun-kissed shores saw the apparition of the Virgin at the pilgrimage of the Algarve – our home for the next two nights. site of Fátima. En route to Lisbon, we stop at the (BB, BG) Hotel: Agua Riverside imposing monastery at Batalha – a UNESCO World Algarve Excursion e Heritage site, it is the best example of late Gothic The dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches of the architecture in Portugal. Our next stop is at the Sagres Peninsula, at the very edge of Portugal, quaint fishing village of Nazaré before we visit provides a stunning backdrop for our morning the medieval walled city of Obidos with its quaint coastal drive. Admire spectacular views across white-washed houses and cobblestone roads. Our Baleeira Beach before continuing along the coast last night in Portugal together sees us toast to an to Cape St. Vincent, the site of many sea battles incredible journey at a Farewell Dinner with wine. centuries ago. We end our excursion with a visit (BB, FD) Hotel: Turim Marques to the resort town of Lagos – once the home of 11 Depart Lisbon Henry the Navigator. (BB) Say a fond adeus to your fellow travellers at the Algarve Region ▶  Évora d end of an unforgettable Portuguese holiday. Meandering north, we travel across the Serra Airport transfers are available. Conditions de Caldeirão to the ancient Alentejo city of apply. (BB) Évora. Join your Local Specialist and visit the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones. Spend the rest of our day delving into the medieval history of this enchanting city. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the village of Monsaraz set against the stunning backdrop of golden olive groves. This evening we dine at our hotel in Évora. (BB, DW) Hotel: M’ar De Ar Muralhas

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Lisbon Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Lisbon Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £82 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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6 Évora ▶  Castelo de Vide ▶  Viseu Our first stop today is in the quaint hilltop town of Castelo de Vide with its charming white façades, narrow alleys and fascinating Jewish Quarter. Travel north towards the Serra de Estrela mountains and arrive later in Viseu. (BB) Hotel: Grao Vasco

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Saddle up for a superb stud farm visit, the tragic story of unrequited love and a traditional homecooked lunch with Tiago and Vera in Portugal’s beautiful Alentejo

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

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Orientation of Casablanca ▶ Rabat ▶ Tangier ▶ Fátima ▶ 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 ▶ Plaza Mayor in Salamanca View Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca ▶ Royal Palace in Rabat ▶ Belém Tower in Lisbon ▶ the Shrine at Fátima

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Kick off your unforgettable journey in the fiery Spanish capital of Madrid. March to the trill of the flamenco guitar, exploring the city’s vibrant streets before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city’s most iconic sites. (WR) Hotel: Meliá Castilla

later this evening where we will dine in our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: El Minzah 10 Tangier ▶  Seville (2 Nights) Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry, we arrive in Spain and journey through Jerez to Seville – our home for the next two nights. Perhaps embrace the intoxicating sights of colourful twirling skirts and the clapping sounds of castanets as you watch a traditional flamenco performance this evening. (BB) Hotel: Meliá Lebreros

2 Madrid Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist on this day of discovery, 11 Seville Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including views of the iconic Cibeles fountain, that will take you past the iconic Giralda Tower. the bustling Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana and Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s most famous square. At Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de Plaza de España, we admire the monument to España. See Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb Cervantes before spending the rest of the day at in the Cathedral, the largest Gothic Cathedral in leisure indulging in la buena vida. Consider an the world, and enjoy a walk through the historic Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO Jewish Quarter. (BB) World Heritage city of Segovia. (BB) 12 Seville ▶  Lisbon (2 Nights) d 3 Madrid ▶  Toledo ▶  Granada d Your panoramic journey continues through the Join your Local Specialist for a walking province of Huelva. We cross into the golden tour of Toledo that will take you to visit the fields of the Alentejo region, where we will enjoy Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El a memorable Be My Guest lunch at a local stud Greco’s most famous paintings - The Burial farm before arriving in Lisbon this afternoon. of the Count of Orgaz. Celebrate the tradition (BB, BG) Hotel: Olissippo Marques De Sa of steel manufacturing and moulding during a Cultural Insight at a local steel factory before meandering through the breathtaking Andalucian landscape to Granada. (BB, DW) Hotel: Allegro

4 Granada ▶  Costa del Sol d Admire the incredible Alhambra Palace, a 14th century fortress that is said to have been inspired by poetry and reflects the description of paradise found in Islamic verse. Join a Local Specialist for a guided visit then continue to the famous Costa del Sol where we will spend tonight. (BB) Hotel: NH Marbella 5 Costa del Sol ▶  Fez (2 Nights) We travel along the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings us to the Imperial city of Fez. (BB, D) Hotel: Marriott

13 Lisbon Sightseeing e d See the gleaming Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district, home to the melancholic fado. Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCOlisted Hieronymite Monastery before spending free time exploring the city’s quaint bairros or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to discover Portugal’s Golden Triangle of Queluz, Cascais and Estoril. (BB) 14 Lisbon ▶  Fátima ▶  Salamanca We trace the path of pilgrims who for decades have ventured north to the celebrated shrine at Fátima to pray to the Virgin Mary and see the site of celebrated religious miracles. Departing Portugal, we arrive in the historic university city of Salamanca. (BB) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol

15 Salamanca ▶  Madrid 6 Fez Sightseeing e d Traversing the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour we arrive in Madrid, Europe’s highest capital through the cultural and spiritual centre of city. Spend this afternoon exploring the sights. Morocco. Meander through the fascinating Medina This evening we join our travel companions of Fez, view its fortifications and Royal Palace, and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell and admire traditional Moroccan handiwork Dinner with wine. (BB, FD) Hotel: NH Collection during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Spend the Eurobuilding rest of your afternoon at leisure or consider a visit to the Imperial city of Meknes. (BB) 16 Depart Madrid Our epic journey through Spain, Morocco and 7 Fez ▶  Marrakesh (2 Nights) Portugal comes to an end this morning. Transfers Departing Fez, we journey west to the vibrant are available. Conditions apply. (BB) city of Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivalled energy of a city that is said to have been the favourite holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. (BB) Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis

9 Marrakesh ▶  Casablanca ▶  Rabat ▶  Tangier We journey north to enchanting Casablanca to experience first-hand the intrigue and romance of this city immortalised by Hollywood. We continue to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here we will view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and 19 th century Royal Palace. We arrive in Tangier

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am. Note: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. Ramadan: During daylight hours from dawn to sunset fasting takes place for Ramadan. It is observed from Tuesday 15 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 in Morocco. The order of sightseeing and meals may be adjusted.

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8 Marrakesh Sightseeing e d We join a Local Specialist this morning for a walking tour through the charming streets of Marrakesh. Visit the exquisitely detailed Bahia Palace and soak up the spirited atmosphere in the Old Quarter’s Djemaa el Fna Square. We’ll visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a fascinating Cultural Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients, spending the rest of the day at leisure. (BB, D)

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With the buzz of a big city and charm of a little village, let Amsterdam’s tree-lined canals captivate you. Wander through the city’s labyrinthine streets, the smell of pancakes and spicy speculaas coffee linger as you dodge the swarm of bicycles that pound the city’s cobblestone roads. You’ll also delve into Dutch WWII history and visit Gouda’s traditional cheese market.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit a working Dutch Windmill and see the inner workings of the machinery responsible for helping to reclaim the Netherlands from the sea. Visit the Delft Pottery factory for a look at the creation of this renowned, hand painted, porcelain. A Dutch dining experience at a cheese farm where you will also gain an insight into the making of traditional wooden clogs

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING In Amsterdam, enjoy a guided visit to the Rijksmuseum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included visit to the Corrie ten Boom House and Museum

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THE ICONS City orientation in Amsterdam ▶ The Hague ▶ Rotterdam

Zaanse Schans Haarlem AMSTERDAM The Hague Delft

Tickets for Keukenhof Tulip Bulb fields are included during the flowering season as an alternative to Gouda (April until mid-May)

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Scenic canal cruise in Amsterdam Visit the Rijksmuseum ▶ Corrie ten Boom House and Museum in Haarlem ▶ Volendam ▶ Zaanse Schans ▶ The Hague ▶ Delft ▶ Kinderdijk ▶ Gouda

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Amsterdam Sightseeing including the Rijksmuseum e d This morning, we enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum, home to masterpieces of Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer. Delve into the gezelligheid of Amsterdam during a city orientation – see its beautifully preserved medieval buildings line the cobbled streets and tree-lined canals. Pass the imposing Mint Tower and mesmerising floating flower market and drive across the historic Dam Square. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring and experiencing the picturesque Dutch capital on your terms. End your day with delicious local flavours at one of the city’s many cosy restaurants. (BB) Amsterdam ▶ Excursion to Haarlem, Volendam and Zaanse Schans d Take a trip back in time to discover the old-world charm and traditions of Holland stopping in the pretty town of Haarlem. We join a Local Specialist this morning for a visit to the Corrie ten Boom House and Museum. Learn how this watchmaker helped countless Jews escape Nazi prosecution during World War II, which would ultimately lead to her arrest. We travel to the quaint fishing village of Volendam on the shores of the Ijsselmeer, our gateway into a Holland of yesteryear. Visit Zaanse Schans, sample delicious Dutch cheeses and investigate the innerworkings of one of the country’s many windmills. Along the way, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of the Zuiderzee and its incredible story of land reclamation and battle against the encroaching sea. This evening, we join some of our local friends on a farm and indulge in a meal of authentic Dutch delicacies. (BB, RM) Amsterdam ▶ Excursion to The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam and Kinderdijk d This morning we travel to the stately capital of The Hague and the heart of Dutch politics where we will learn about the International Court of Justice, housed within the beautifully designed Peace Palace. The pretty blue and white pottery of Delft takes centre stage next as we visit the medieval old town in which it is crafted, enjoying an exclusive tour of the factory that produces these delicate pieces with a Local Specialist. Our next stop is edgy Rotterdam, which was almost completely rebuilt after World War II. Ascend the iconic Euromast Tower for spectacular panoramic views of the world’s largest port city before meandering back to Amsterdam via Kinderdijk to see the stunning views of a series of 18th century windmills. Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Share delicious traditional flavours with a local family in their home. (BB) Amsterdam ▶ Excursion to Gouda (Keukenhof excursion included during Tulip Season as an alternative to Gouda) e The powerful aroma of delicious Dutch cheese will infuse our senses today. Seemingly frozen in time with its beautiful 15th century town hall and

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One of the best trips ever!! Our tour guide (Jelle) and driver were excellent and provided a full itinerary. They both have great personalities and attended to everyone’s needs.

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Amsterdam Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Amsterdam Airport at 8am and 10am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £44 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share.

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Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

VIZEAT OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive VizEat Optional Experiences. Enjoy a local herring the way it should be served at Petra’s apartment with beautiful harbour views.

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Arrive Amsterdam (5 Nights) Welcome to the picture-perfect city of Amsterdam, a charming city buzzing with bicycles and boats – every alley leads to another cosy bruin café and the canals are more plentiful than in Venice. Ease into your trip with a Welcome Reception and laidback city cruise along its winding canals, soaking up the beguiling setting as you enjoy a light meal. (WR) Hotel: Ramada Apollo Centre

medieval cheese weighing station, Gouda’s status as a cheese trading town dates back to the Middle Ages. Witness this proud tradition first-hand in the town’s beautiful Market Square before spending the rest of the day at leisure (Please note, during the opening of Keukenhof, an excursion to see the tulip fields will be included instead of the visit to Gouda). Returning to Amsterdam this evening, you’ll be treated to a superb Farewell Dinner in the heart of the city. (BB, FD)

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You’re in for a gezellig time in the land of all things orange. But there’s far more to this little country with a lot of heart for you to enjoy. Trace the steps of the Dutch Masters, ramble through rainbow fields and explore centuries-old maritime heritage, ending your Dutch discovery with Dignie and Gina in their Groningen farmhouse.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Join Dignie and Gina on their farm in Groningen for a hearty Dutch dinner and meet-and-greet with their neighbour’s cows just in time to see them being milked

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Spend the night on the restored SS Rotterdam, the former flagship of the Holland America line, which now rests on the Maas river

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Explore Holland’s long diamond heritage at a historic diamond polishing factory in Amsterdam. Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate, porcelain is created. See Rotterdam from the water on a Spido boat cruise and enjoy city views from the top of the Euromast Tower. Take a guided bicycle tour of Groningen and discover how wooden clogs and Dutch cheese are made

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ROTTERDAM Groesbeek

Enjoy a harbour cruise in Rotterdam Visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam ▶ Aalsmeer or Keukenhof (when open) ▶ Royal Delft Pottery ▶ a trip up Euromast Tower in Rotterdam ▶ National Liberation Museum at Groesbeek ▶ Hoge Veluwe Park ▶ KröllerMüller Museum in Zutphen ▶ Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorm ▶ Staphorst ▶ Volendam

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Amsterdam Sightseeing e d Delve into the Golden Age and its extraordinary art, architecture and history traversing the city’s inner labyrinth of canals and narrow streets along which hundreds of sturdy Dutch bicycles rattle day and night. Enjoy an orientation drive of the city’s historic centre, including a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum – the works of great Dutch masters, including 7 Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ you will have an opportunity to view before visiting a historic diamond polishing factory for a fascinating Cultural Insight into Amsterdam’s centuries-old diamond cutting traditions. (BB) Amsterdam ▶ Aalsmeer/Keukenhof ▶ The Hague ▶ Delft ▶ Rotterdam d We rise with the birds this morning, taking a trip to Aalsmeer to visit the vibrant flower auction and see the vividly hued blooms for which Holland is so famous. Alternatively, during the flowering season (April until mid-May), we’ll enjoy an included visit to the tulip fields of Keukenhof – the mesmerising sight of several million flowering bulbs planted across a 70-acre will leave you in absolute awe. This afternoon, we travel through The Hague to the historic town of Delft and visit the Royal Delft Pottery workshop for a Cultural Insight into the manufacturing of this delicate hand-painted blue and white porcelain. We continue to edgy Rotterdam, where we’ll enjoy two Cultural Insight experiences. Board a Spido boat cruise along the most important river port in Europe and ascend the iconic Euromast Tower for panoramic views of the city. This evening we stay on board the SS Rotterdam. (BB) Hotel: SS Rotterdam Authentic Accommodation Rotterdam ▶ Groesbeek ▶ Arnhem ▶ Oosterbeek Explore the tragic history of Operation Market Garden in Groesbeek, whose residents were forced to flee intense battles which obliterated the city during World War II. Here we will visit the National Liberation Museum, built on one of the landing sites of this airborne operation and learn about the occupation and liberation of Holland. We travel north to Arnhem to see John Frost Bridge, so named to pay tribute to the commander of the British forces that held the bridge for four days with a mere 750 soldiers during the World War II Battle of Arnhem. This afternoon we’ll also visit the Hoge Veluwe Park and the Kröller–Müller Museum, featuring the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world. (BB) Hotel: De Bilderberg

Depart Amsterdam For now we say a fond tot ziens to Amsterdam and our newfound friends, closing the door on a memorable Dutch experience. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport Transfers: On arrival at Amsterdam Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Amsterdam Airport at 8am and 10am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £52 per person.

Like having invisible helpers everywhere. From the tour leader, the port carriers, coach driver and hotel staff the service was excellent.

WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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SS Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland The SS Rotterdam is the largest passenger ship ever built in the Netherlands. Welcomed by its crew, you’ll gain a rich insight into Rotterdam’s ship-building history during a stay on board this Authentic Accommodation.

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Oosterbeek ▶ Apeldoorn ▶ Staphorst ▶ Groningen d We head north to scenic Apeldoorn and Het Loo Palace, the former royal residence built in 1685 with its immaculate Baroque Dutch gardens. Our next stop is the traditional village of Staphorst, where you will have an opportunity to experience first-hand the traditions of Holland

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Arrive Amsterdam (2 Nights) What better place to start your jaunt through Holland than in its picture-perfect capital, Amsterdam? Spend your day meandering through the quaint cobblestone streets and treelined canals, stopping for a coffee and speculaas 6 along the way. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening on a scenic canal cruise, including a light meal and welcome drinks, admiring the centuries-old façades along the way. (WR) Hotel: Bilderberg Garden

and see the locals walk by in their traditional dress. Ending our day in Gronginen, we’ll join Dignie and Gina on their farm for a hearty Be My Guest dinner and meet-and-greet with their neighbour’s cows just in time to see them being milked. (BB, BG) Hotel: Apollo Groningen

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Baroque cities, the Bavarian Alps and mythical Black Forest – this one’s straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy-tale. Circle north, south, east and west to see the Pied Piper’s Hamelin, medieval Rothenburg and Munich’s musical Glockenspiel. Explore the magical castles of Neuschwanstein, and gain insight into a ‘divided Germany’ in Berlin and the little village of Mödlareuth.

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CULTURAL INSIGHT Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city and watch as skilled craft sman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries’ old craft of clock making in the Black Forest

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your orientation tour of the city, then spend the rest of your evening at leisure indulging in grilled Nürnberger and sauerkraut. (BB) Hotel: Maritim

1 Arrive Frankfurt Welcome to Frankfurt – a city renowned for its 8 Nuremberg ▶  Rothenburg ▶  Munich old-world charm and modern sophistication (2 Nights) which you will have a brief opportunity to enjoy Amble through the charming cobblestone before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon streets of Rothenburg, its beautiful medieval for an orientation of the medieval Römerplatz and centre seemingly frozen in time and encircled dynamic financial district. This evening we enjoy by a fortified town wall that remains intact after a Welcome Reception with our fellow travellers, centuries. See the beautiful Market Square lined including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) by quaint half-timbered houses and the Old Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach Town Hall before following parts of the Romantic 2 Frankfurt ▶  Rhine Cruise ▶  Cologne Road through picturesque villages and pristine ▶  Düsseldorf d countryside to the sophisticated city of Munich. Board your leisurely cruise along the mighty See the Olympic Stadium, built as the main venue River Rhine past romantic vineyard-clad hills. for the 1972 Olympic Games, before arriving at Stop to experience an unforgettable Be My your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Sheraton Westpark Guest banquet in a fairy-tale 13th century castle 9 Munich Orientation e perched high above the river valley. After lunch, Today is yours to embrace the Bavarian we continue north before arriving in Cologne, heritage of Munich. Enjoy an orientation tour where we will view the Gothic spires of its of the city’s landmarks including Odeonsplatz magnificent cathedral during our orientation and Marienplatz, famous for its Glockenspiel, of the city. We continue to Düsseldorf where enacting stories from the 16th century. Explore we will dine tonight at our hotel. (BB, BG, D) Baroque palaces and vibrant markets, and Hotel: Leonardo City Center embrace the Bavarian region’s rich beer brewing 3 Düsseldorf ▶  Hamelin ▶  Hamburg heritage at Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, built in the Journey through the lush green landscape of 16th century by Maximilian I. (BB) Lower Saxony, stopping in the legendary town of Hamelin, immortalised in the medieval tale of the 10 Munich ▶  Neuschwanstein ▶  Black Forest Pied Piper. We continue to the international trade Snap your fingers and be transported to a land centre of Hamburg, where we’ll join our Travel of fables and folklore. This morning we tread in Director for an orientation tour of the city’s iconic the footsteps of shy King Ludwig II visiting his sights. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza City Alster fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle. We continue 4 Hamburg ▶  Berlin Sightseeing through the magical countryside to the Black (2 Nights) d Forest, whose mystical landscape inspired Follow the picturesque Elbe Valley from fantasy and fiction from the famous Brothers Hamburg, crossing the former ‘Iron Curtain’ to Grimm. This evening, we dine at our hotel. the historic city of Berlin, whose once-turbulent (BB, D) Hotel: Best Western Hofgut Sternen history has shaped its rebirth as a charismatic 11 Black Forest ▶  Heidelberg ▶  Frankfurt capital city. Join your Local Specialist to d explore the iconic landmarks of a unified Berlin. Admire the centuries-old craft of cuckoo clock See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, making during a Cultural Insight before driving Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard to the famous university town of Heidelberg, and Kurfürstendamm, renowned for its shopping straddling the Neckar River. View the ruins of and entertainment. Enjoy some time at leisure Heidelberg Castle, as well as the Baroque-style this afternoon to explore the city on your terms. Old Town with its bustling market squares (BB) Hotel: Hilton and colourful façades. Our exploration of the 5 Berlin Sightseeing e d fascinating sights and sounds of Germany is at its Ascend the iconic Berlin TV Tower for inspiring end. Tonight we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our Cultural Insight providing 360° views of the city travel companions reminiscing over the highlights and meandering River Spree. Enjoy some time of our trip. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach at leisure this afternoon to explore the city on 12 Depart Frankfurt your terms. See the remnants of the Berlin Wall, After breakfast we say a fond farewell to consider visiting the infamous Checkpoint Charlie our newfound friends and Frankfurt after a or enjoy an Optional Experience to the District memorable holiday. Transfers to Frankfurt of Potsdam, the former Prussian royal seat, for Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB) sightseeing and an unforgettable meal. (BB) 6 Berlin ▶  Dresden A short drive south brings us to Dresden, the ‘Florence on the Elbe’. See the Semper Opera, Zinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. Consider delving into the treasures of Dresden joining an Optional Experience to explore this elegant city. (BB) Hotel: Pullman Newa

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8am and 10am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £89 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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BE MY GUEST The Klaushofer family and their resident bees are your hosts on their charming Salzburg farm where you will enjoy a traditional family dinner, not to mention the delicious home-made cheese strudel

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Dubbed the Sound of Music palace, Schloss Leopoldskron is the location of several outdoor scenes from the 1965 film and emulates the wealth and history of this era

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access

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THE ICONS City tour in Salzburg ▶ Vienna Orientation of Munich ▶ Oberammergau ▶ Innsbruck View Wilten Basilica and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck ▶ Mozart’s Birthplace in Salzburg

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Arrive Munich (2 Nights) Willkommen in Munich – a city of sophistication, old-world charm and of course all the flavours of Bavaria, which you will have an opportunity to explore before embarking on your lyrical At Leisure sojourn through the Sound of Music. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kickstart your leisurely meander through Germany and 8 Austria. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn Westpark Munich Orientation and At Leisure e Delve into the fascinating mix of old and new as you embark on a morning orientation tour taking you to some of the city’s most renowned sites, including the majestic Opera House, Ludwigstrasse, Hofbräuhaus and Marienplatz - its magical Glockenspiel delights visitors throughout the day with its enactment of 16th century tales. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city’s Old Town or consider an Optional Experience to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first of the Nazi camps established in Germany. This evening, embrace the city’s rich beer heritage and consider a memorable night out at a local beer hall. (BB) Munich ▶ Neuschwanstein Castle ▶ Oberammergau (2 Nights) Journey to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein 9 Castle, built as a retreat for shy King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Meandering through Bavaria, we arrive in Oberammergau, where locals have performed the Passion Play every decade since 1634 to fulfil their vow after the village was spared from the grip of the Black Plague. We dine in our hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Wittelsbach Innsbruck Excursion The Tyrol mountains beckon today as you take a scenic drive to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol. Against a magnificent Alpine backdrop, we spend a leisurely day exploring the city’s iconic sights. Admire Emperor Maximilian I’s ornate Golden Roof and the Wilten Basilica, take a trip up the funicular for spectacular views, or see the Hofburg Palace. We return to Oberammergau this evening to indulge in true Bavarian hospitality. (BB) Oberammergau ▶ Berchtesgaden ▶ Salzburg (2 Nights) d The astounding beauty of Berc htesgaden provides an enchanting backdrop for a leisurely day spent in pristine natural surrounds. After a soulful day spent connecting with nature, we venture to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, where we’ll spend the next two nights at an exquisite Schloss intimately connected to the beloved ‘The Sound of Music’ movie. (BB) Hotel: Schloss Leopoldskron Authentic Accommodation Salzburg Sightseeing and At Leisure ed Tread in the footsteps of musical greats today and join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including views of Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, and several of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. The rest of the day is at leisure delving into the city’s Mozart history or see the Domplatz dominated by the Salzburg Cathedral. This evening we join the Klaushofer family and their resident bees on their charming Salzburg farm for a Be My Guest family dinner, not to mention the delicious home-made cheese strudel. (BB, BG)

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Salzburg ▶ Mondsee ▶ Vienna (3 Nights) Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee where you’ll visit Mondsee Abbey, the one-time Benedictine monastery that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria got married in ‘The Sound of Music’. Meander along the mountains and lakes of Salzkammergut and pass the centuries-old salt mines that brought great wealth to the area. (BB) Hotel: Imperial Riding School Renaissance

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Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure ed We enjoy an in-depth and exclusive Cultural Insight this morning during a guided tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, delving into the fascinating heritage of the House of Habsburg, one of the most influential royal houses in Europe. Explore their exquisite collection of art in the spectacular Kunstkammer before the public gains access, then embark on a sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist to admire its iconic landmarks and palaces. See the beautiful Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its colourful geometrically tiled roof, and amble through its quaint cobblestone lanes of ‘Am Hof’. Spend the rest of the day at leisure indulging in the local Kaffee und Kuchen culture or consider an encounter with the city’s rich musical heritage. (BB) Vienna At Leisure e Soak up the elegance of the City of Music today with a full day to embrace the sights and sounds of a place that inspired the great talents of Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. Visit the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace, see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School or consider an Optional Experience to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. As the curtain closes on a magnificent Sound of Music performance, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

10 Depart Vienna We say a fond farewell to newfound friends and the beauty of Vienna at the end of an unforgettable At Leisure experience. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE JoinTrafalgar at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg Spend two nights at the 18th century former family estate of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, turned Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, a member of the Historic Hotels of Europe and known as the ‘Sound of Music Palace’ for the role it played as the spectacular backdrop for some of the film’s most famous romantic outdoor scenes. Enjoy the unique heritage experience offered by this property and its surrounding Schloss Park and learn how your visit helps fund its continuous care, periodic restoration and the training of its staff in effective conservation methods so that it can be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

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THE ICONS Orientation of Zurich ▶ St. Moritz ▶ Zermatt ▶ Geneva ▶ Lucerne Visit Interlaken View the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting) ▶ the Jet d’Eau in Geneva ▶ the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Zurich The trendy city of Zurich is our springboard to a spectacular journey through Switzerland. Explore its mix of ancient heritage and modern verve during your orientation tour before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception to launch your epic Swiss experience. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu 2 Zurich ▶  St. Moritz Our love affair with the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland begins on a scenic train journey via Chur to the chic resort of St. Moritz, set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake St. Moritz. Admire the inspiring natural setting and perhaps take a mountain pass train ride this afternoon, before dining at your hotel tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Reine Victoria

who bravely defended Louis XVI during the French Revolution and view the covered wooden Chapel Bridge spanning the River Reuss with its decorated wooden panels, which chronicle the history of Lucerne. Later consider an Optional Experience to a nearby mountain peak, or explore the old city and shop for delicious Swiss chocolate. Tonight we join our Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant. (BB, FD) 8 Lucerne ▶  Depart Zurich We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and newfound friends at the end of a remarkable Swiss holiday. Your Travel Director will give you tickets for the short train journey from Lucerne to Zurich Airport, which can be used at your convenience for the onward journey. (BB)

5 Zermatt ▶  Geneva Orientation e We board a high-speed train to sophisticated Geneva where your orientation will include views of the Old Town, Jet d’Eau and the Flower Clock, paying tribute to the city’s centuries-old watchmaking traditions. This evening explore the sights of this lakeside city on your terms. Meander through the ancient maze of charming streets and quiet squares or consider a dinner cruise – enjoying views of the charming villages along the shoreline. (BB) Hotel: Warwick

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Well planned and organised excellent tour. The services were well organised and well presented, great Travel Director; fun and knowledgeable. Bernardus, from Australia, 2017

Airport transfers: At the start of the trip, the Radisson Blu hotel is located at Zurich Airport for convenience, so guests can make their own way to the hotel from the Airport terminal. Return transfers to Zurich Airport are provided with tickets for a train journey into Zurich Airport terminal. There is a direct train from Lucerne to Zurich Airport every hour from approximately 5am onwards. The earliest train will get guests in to Zurich Airport check-in by 6.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £40 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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6 Geneva ▶  Interlaken ▶  Lucerne (2 Nights) Picture-perfect landscapes are our constant companion as we journey from Geneva along the Golden Pass route. We stop at Interlaken in the heart of the Swiss Alps between the glassy lakes of Thun and Brienz, at the foot of a trio of famous peaks the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Spend some time at leisure and enjoy superb views of the peaks of the Bernese Oberland, so beloved of Queen Victoria who often stayed at Interlaken. We follow the Brünig Pass to the lakeside town of Lucerne in central Switzerland, where we will stay for the next two nights. The evening is yours to enjoy the charming atmosphere of Lucerne. Consider learning how to yodel at an optional fun-packed Swiss folklore show with fondue dinner. (BB) Hotel: Astoria

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3 St. Moritz ▶  Glacier Express ▶  Zermatt (2 Nights) Embrace the glamour and romance of a bygone era. Watch the epic Alpine landscapes drift past as you chug your way along one of the world’s most unforgettable rail journeys from the comfort of the Glacier Express, crossing hundreds of bridges and the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 metres above sea level. Enjoy an included lunch on board, against the backdrop of magnificent alpine lakes and pristine glaciers en route to the resort town of Zermatt, which sits at the foothills of the imposing Matterhorn. This evening take to the resort’s streets and embrace its vibrant nightlife. (BB, L) Hotel: Monte Rosa/Ambassador 4 Zermatt Orientation e Join your Travel Director for an orientation walk around this charming car-free resort before spending the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the tranquil mountain atmosphere. Consider an Optional Experience to the Matterhorn, ascending by cable car to 3779m and the snowcapped top of the world. (BB)

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

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

CULTURAL INSIGHT Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access

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Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure ed Delve into centuries of heritage joining your Local Specialist for a Small Group Sightseeing guided walk past the city’s iconic sights. Visit the 8 final resting place of Bohemian kings, St. Vitus’ Cathedral, set within the precincts of Prague Castle, and admire the Astronomical Clock in the charming Old Town Square with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. See the 14th century Charles Bridge, lined with the Baroque statues of saints before spending the afternoon admiring the spectacular cityscape on your terms. (BB) Prague At Leisure e Today is yours to explore the fairy-tale legends, and the castles and palaces of Prague. Follow the Royal Route and discover historic treasures, admire picturesque views of the city from Petrin Hill, or join an Optional Experience to the fascinating village of the Kutná Hora with its bone-bedecked chapel and five-nave St. Barbara Church. Spend your evening at leisure, attending 9 a performance at the exquisite Czech National Theatre or enjoying some of the local beer for which the country is famous. (BB)

Vienna ▶ Esztergom ▶ Budapest (3 Nights) Meander along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin, stopping in Esztergom to view its Castle Hill, domed Cathedral, and St. Tamás Hill. We follow the scenic riverine landscape to the romantic city of Budapest where we will spend the next three nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure sipping Hungarian wines or consider gliding along the Danube on a scenic river cruise. (BB) Hotel: Hilton City Budapest Sightseeing and At Leisure ed Join a Local Specialist this morning for a fascinating walking tour through the winding cobblestone lanes of Buda’s Castle District in Buda. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, view the Matthias Church and drive to Pest to see the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. We pay tribute to the seven chieftains of the Magyars in Heroes’ Square before enjoying time at leisure to indulge in coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the Schieszl family and hear the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. (BB, BG) Budapest At Leisure e Venture up Gellert Hill for spectacular views of the Budapest skyline, relax in the Szechenyi Baths or consider an Optional Experience to Szentendre, a charming riverside village popular with artists and craft workers. On our last evening together, we toast to a magnificent journey to the Imperial capitals and enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, FD)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport Transfers: On arrival at Prague Airport transfers will operate at 11am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £74 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181.

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Prague ▶ Bratislava ▶ Vienna (3 Nights) Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its Presidential Palace and quaint Old Town before continuing your journey to Austria and the Imperial 10 Depart Budapest city of Vienna – our home for the next three We say a fond farewell to our companions and nights. Admire the city’s musical talents and Travel Director today after an unforgettable consider attending a Viennese Concert. (BB) At Leisure trip. Transfers are provided to Hotel: Mercure Grand Biedermeier Wien Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure ed The heritage of one of Europe’s most influential royal families is explored this morning during an exclusive Cultural Insight and guided visit to the Habsburgs royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. Visit the spectacular Kunstkammer in this private insider visit and see a treasure trove of valuable objects collected by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg over the centuries. Later, we join an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist to view the Hofburg Palace, the off icial residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Habsburg Dynasty. We’ll see such sights such as the Parliament Building, the magnificent Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its geometrically tiled roof. Spend the afternoon at leisure soaking up the city’s kaffee culture with a slice or two of Sachertorte. (BB)

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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 heart-warming WWII rescue.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

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THE ICONS City tour in Prague ▶ Budapest ▶ Vienna ▶ Salzburg Orientation of Munich ▶ Regensburg Visit Bratislava the capital of Slovakia ▶ the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest ▶ 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 ▶ Melk Abbey

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Munich ▶ Regensburg ▶ Prague (2 Nights) Medieval façades and Bavarian hospitality are yours to explore this morning in the unspoilt Danube town of Regensburg, which you will have an opportunity to visit en route to the Czech Republic. Meandering through the charming Bohemian landscape to the fairy-tale city of Prague, we spend the evening at a local restaurant 8 indulging in traditional flavours and the hearty aromas of Czech cuisine during a Regional Meal. (BB, RM) Hotel: Andels by Vienna House Prague Sightseeing e d Delve into centuries of history as you join a Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of Prague. View the impressive Gothic architecture of St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle, then cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the magical Astronomical Clock, with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. The afternoon 9 is yours to experience the city on your terms. Savour the delicious chocolate flavours of Trdelník in the old Town Square, pay tribute to the saints that line the Charles Bridge or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava. (BB)

Vienna ▶ Wachau Valley ▶ Salzburg Sightseeing d The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCOdesignated Wachau Valley provides a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive today past vineyards and fortresses en route to Salzburg. We see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube and learn about its royal connections. Arriving in the fairy-tale Baroque city of Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its magical Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Hubertushof Anif Salzburg ▶ Munich e After exploring the surrounds of Salzburg, depart Austria for the sophisticated city of Munich in Germany. Celebrate an unforgettable journey through some of Europe’s most magical cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions and Travel Director this evening. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Westpark

Prague ▶ Bratislava ▶ Budapest (2 Nights) We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the 10 Depart Munich lush landscapes of Bratislava, the capital of For now it’s time to say a fond Auf Wiedersehen Slovakia, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border Director at the end of your exhilarating European into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, our home experience. Transfers to Munich airport are for the next two nights. Why not spend the available, conditions apply. (BB) evening meandering along the Danube on an unforgettable river cruise, enjoying a selection of Hungarian specialities and awe inspiring views. ADD AN EXTRA NIGHT IN (BB) Hotel: Novotel Danube Budapest Sightseeing e d Take in the iconic sights of Budapest on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist . See the famous Chain Bridge which connects the two ancient settlements that straddle the Danube and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district. Visit Fisherman’s Bastion paying tribute to the seven Magyar chieftains who founded the Hungary nation, and enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and the Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Be My Guest Hungarian dinner and the story of their winery which once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. (BB, BG)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £74 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Budapest ▶ Gy˝ or ▶ Vienna (2 Nights) e A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Szecheyni Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. We cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Győr for a visit to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval

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Vienna Sightseeing e d Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at the exquisite Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty - one of the highlights of your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist, which will also include views of the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. Admire the ornate colourful roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the city’s most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Visit the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace with its tranquil gardens or enjoy Vienna’s musical talents at one of the performances for which the city is famous. (BB)

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charm before arriving in Vienna later for an evening at leisure to indulge in the intoxicating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers – Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube

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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.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

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

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

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Arrive Zagreb (2 Nights) Embark on an off-the-beaten track discovery of the Balkans, a once troubled region and today a land of diverse cultures and traditions. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive, including a stroll around the 17th century Ban Jelačić Square. (WR) Hotel: The Westin Zagreb Sightseeing e d The paved squares and steep alleyways of 8 Zagreb are ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist to delve into the city’s rich medieval and religious history. See the majestic Cathedral on Kaptol, the Archbishop’s Palace, St. Mark’s Church, with its vividly coloured tiled roof, and the Opera House. Spend the afternoon at leisure – enjoy panoramic city views from Strossmatre, pay tribute to Zagreb’s patron saint at the Stone Gate or meander through the Old Town, twirling your Šestine umbrella as you ramble along its labyrinthine lanes. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the 9 lush surrounding countryside. (BB)

Dubrovnik ▶ Split (2 Nights) d We pass old fishing villages and modern resorts, arriving in the vibrant city of Split. Enjoy a city tour with a Local Specialist featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s 4th century Palace. See Split’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Spend the evening on your own terms, or join an Optional Experience to indulge in traditional Dalmatian flavours. (BB) Hotel: Corner Split Free Day or Optional Excursion to the island of Hvar e Delve into centuries of fascinating heritage on this day at leisure in Split. Consider a full-day Optional Experience to the beautiful island of Hvar, ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs that edge onto the Adriatic, or savour the city’s delicious gastronomy at hidden cafés. (BB)

Zagreb ▶ Sarajevo Sightseeing (2 Nights) d We journey to Sarajevo whose rich religious and multicultural heritage that spans centuries has earned it the nickname, the Jerusalem of Europe, reflected in its beautiful synagogues, mosques, and Orthodox and Catholic Churches. Join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of 10 Split ▶ Trogir ▶ Plitvice d the city’s old town, past the largest mosque in This morning we visit the picturesque walled the Balkans, the Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo island of Trogir with a Local Specialist . The Roses that are dotted across the city as a stark charming stone town is a veritable treasure reminder of the turmoil Sarajevo endured trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque decades ago. This evening, we dine at our hotel. buildings, and Romanesque churches. We leave (BB, D) Hotel: Radon Plaza the coast and journey to the forested National Sarajevo Sightseeing e d Park of Plitvice where we will dine tonight at our Burrowing into the depths below Sarajevo, we hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Jezero join a Local Specialist for an insider tour of 11 Plitvice National Park Sightseeing a Bosnian war tunnel that allowed food, war ▶ Zagreb d supplies and humanitarian aid to come into the The tranquil turquoise, emerald and grey waters city, and people to get out. Hear war-time tales of of Plitvice’s multitude of lakes and waterfalls are bravery and tragedy before spending the rest of explored today on a walking tour with a Local the day exploring the city on your terms. Ramble Specialist . Amble past the pristine natural along Copper Street seeking treasures or drink landscapes, admiring the lush green vegetation from the fountain of Sebilj to secure your return and the abundant birdlife that find sanctuary to Sarajevo. (BB) in this UNESCO World Heritage. We return to Sarajevo ▶ Mostar ▶ Dubrovnik Zagreb for a final Farewell Dinner together where (3 Nights) we will reminisce over an enchanting Balkan We journey to the secluded coves and dramatic exploration. (BB, FD) Hotel: The Westin cliff s of the Dalmatian coast, that for centuries 12 Depart Zagreb have attracted famous artists, actors and Our time together comes to and end this morning aristocrats. En route to Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl after breakfast. Transfers are available to Zagreb of the Adriatic’, we stop to see the magnificent Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) bridge at Mostar, named after the bridge keepers who in medieval times guarded the ‘Stari Most’ over the Neretva River. The 16th century bridge, was destroyed during the war and has been rebuilt using the same centuries-old traditions. Enjoy some free time to explore the town before continuing to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. (BB) Hotel: Ariston

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Zagreb Airport transfers will operate at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Zagreb Airport at 7am and 11.30am Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £89 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All pric es are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

Dubrovnik Sightseeing e d Meander through the marble streets of this stunning medieval city, joining an unforgettable Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights of Dubrovnik with a Local Specialist . Admire the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries before travelling to Osojnik to meet the Muhoberac family for a special Be My Guest traditional meal in the village their ancestors have lived in for over 500 years. (BB, BG)

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The Imperial twin cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg come together on this At Leisure rail adventure, combining art and antiquities and such attractions as the Hermitage Museum, Tsar’s Winter Palace, Red Square and the Kremlin. Gain insight into Russia’s transformation into a creative and opulent modern metropolis.

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This is a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the locals over drinks and canapés at the Theatre of Youth in the centre of St. Petersburg. Enjoy a local tour and stage performances by the students in one of the beautiful theatre halls

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a guided tour of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in St. Petersburg and Moscow

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in St. Petersburg ▶ Moscow Visit the Hermitage Museum for a sightseeing tour ▶ the Peter and Paul Fortress

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View the Tsar’s Winter Palace ▶ Nevsky Prospekt ▶ St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great while in St. Petersburg. In Moscow view Red Square ▶ St. Basil’s Cathedral ▶ the Walls of the Kremlin

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Tales of Vikings and trolls await on this epic journey through Norway’s ethereal natural splendour. Encounter the ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ of the Fjords, Olympic triumphs and the trading heritage of the Hanseatics as you answer the call of Norway’s untamed wilderness and embrace Scandinavian sophistication

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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

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Hardangerfjord ▶ Bergen e d Continue through the ethereal landscape of Norway, and walk behind the falling curtain of water at Steinsdalfoss en route to the Capital of Fjords, Bergen. We learn about the city’s fascinating Hanseatic heritage, enjoying an orientation tour past the 13th century Haakon’s Hall and bustling fish market. Enjoy some free time to explore this colourful city before embarking on a Be My Guest dinner with the Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway that has been a working farm since the Viking Ages. (SB, BG) Hotel: Quality Edvard Grieg Bergen ▶ Voss ▶ Sognefjord ▶ Geiranger (2 nights) d Delving straight back into Norway’s inspiring natural landscapes, we stop in the resort town of Voss, before continuing to the ‘King of Fjords’. We brush the shoreline of Sognefjord, climbing into the surrounding mountains to see the impressive ice wall of the Boeya Glacier. Later, we arrive at Geiranger Fjord whose deep blue waters, surrounding snow-capped peaks and lush green landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop for the next two nights. (SB, D) Hotel: Union Authentic Accommodation

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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

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Enjoy three splendid accommodations at Hotel Randers, Sognefjord Hotel and Hotel Geiranger

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Roam through desolate landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders following in the footsteps of mighty Viking explorers. Iceland is a wonderland of fjords and waterfalls, geysers and glaciers. Explore the quirky capital, Reykjavik, cross the largest mass of lava to have ever flowed on the face of the earth and bathe in the healing waters of the geothermal Blue Lagoon.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

BE MY GUEST Visit a local horse farm where you’ll learn about the pure Icelandic breed, visit the stables and enjoy a traditional homemade lunch

CULTURAL INSIGHT Learn about the legacy of the famous Icelandic writer Thorbergur Thordarson over coffee and cake and bathe in the warm waters of the geothermal Blue Lagoon

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Reykjavik Visit the Snæfellsnes Peninsula ▶ the Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavik ▶ the world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa View the Gullfoss ▶ Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls ▶ Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon ▶ the Möðrudalsöræfi plateau ▶ Dettifoss waterfall ▶ boiling mud pools at the Námaskarð pass ▶ lava formations at Dimmuborgir ▶ the Godafoss waterfall

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Reykjavik Delve into a mythical land forged by fire and ice. Our epic journey through lush lava fields and the windswept landscapes of Iceland begins in the quirky capital of Reykjavik. Spend time exploring Iceland’s Viking heritage and admire the beautiful natural backdrop before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Grand Reykjavik

6 Akureyri ▶  Siglufjördur Excursion Spend the day in the quaint fishing town of Siglufjördur, nestled within a dramatic fjord on the very edge of Iceland’s steep northern mountains. Explore the town at your leisure or consider a visit to the award-winning Herring Era Museum, celebrating the role this industry played in the country’s development over the centuries. Amble along the harbour lined with colourful façades or visit one of the local art galleries before returning to Akureyri in the afternoon for some time at leisure. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel. (BB, D)

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Triple Room share is not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Keflavik Airport transfers will operate at 8am and 4.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will depart the hotel at 4.15am and 11.45am and will arrive at Keflavik Airport approximately 50 minutes later. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, £74 per person. WiFi: See page 178 for details . * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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2 Reykjavik ▶  Thingvellir ▶  Gullfoss ▶  Geyser area ▶  Vík area We leave the capital, journeying through Iceland’s 7 Akureyri ▶  Stykkishólmur d volcanic landscapes to Thingvellir National Park Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to where we will see first-hand how the movements Skagafjördur, renowned for its horse breeding of the North American and Eurasian tectonic traditions, which we will have an opportunity to plates have carved into the earth’s crust. Visit experience first-hand at a Be My Guest lunch the world-famous hot spring area of Geyser and on a local horse farm. Learn about the unique see Strokkur shoot a spectacular plume of water Icelandic horse breed and watch a short riding and steam high into the air. Our next stop is the demonstration before journeying to picturesque ‘Golden Waterfall’ of Gullfoss, saved at the turn Stykkishólmur, our home for the night. (BB, BG) of the last century by the tenacity of a farmer’s Hotel: Stykkishólmur daughter who threatened to throw herself into 8 Stykkishólmur ▶  Snæfellsnes Peninsula its depths if it was developed for hydroelectric ▶  Reykjavik (2 Nights) power. Continue along the south shore and Snæfellsnes is a unique area with a variety of stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss geological interest such as lava fields, volcanoes, and Skógafoss before arriving in the Vík area for glacier, springs, beautiful formed rock, yellow dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Katla and black sand beaches and caves as well as 3 Vík area ▶  Skaftafell ▶  Jökulsárlón interesting bird life. The main attraction is without ▶  Höfn d a doubt Snæfellsjökull glacier, a beautifully This morning, we cross the vast expanse of shaped strato volcano at the very end of the Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on peninsula. The glacier is also known as the the face of the earth, before reaching Skaftafell location for Jules Verne’s novel ‘Journey to the National Park. See the largest glacier in Iceland, Centre of the Earth’, captured in the unspoilt the Vatnajökull, before continuing to Jökulsárlón natural wonder surrounding it. This afternoon Glacial Lagoon, for magnificent views of the ice complete your circuit around Iceland as you arrive cap and drifting icebergs that melt into obscurity back in Reykjavik. (BB) Hotel: Grand Reykjavik in the lake’s waters. This afternoon enjoy a Cultural Insight at the Thorbergur Centre where 9 Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Visit and Bathe d you’ll learn about one of Iceland’s most famous Explore the small capital city of Reykjavik 20th century writers over cake, and coffee or tea. on a sightseeing tour this morning. See all Later, we travel to Höfn, the lobster capital of the city’s major attractions including the Iceland. (BB) Hotel: Edda Parliament, the harbour, the National Museum, 4 Höfn ▶  Eastern fjords ▶  Lake Lagarfljot Laugadalur swimming pool and see the city’s The mystical landscapes of Almannaskard main landmark, the Hallgrímskirkja Church Pass provide a spectacular backdrop for our perched at the top of a hill in the heart of the city. leisurely meander along the majestic southern Experience a Cultural Insight at the worldcoast of Iceland. We continue to the East Fjords famous Blue Lagoon (please remember to pack – towering mountains that plunge dramatically your swimwear) - its steaming turquoise waters into the Norwegian Sea. Consider a visit to are said to have healing powers. This evening Petra’s Mineral Collection in Stödvarfjördur, we reminisce over the quaint myths and legends where you will learn about this much-loved local we’ve encountered along the way, during a woman who collected stones in her house and Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your garden for over 80 years. Tonight we stay on the Travel Director. (BB, FD) shores of Lake Lagarfljot, in Iceland’s biggest 10 Depart Reykjavik forest. (BB, D) Hotel: Hallormsstadur For now it’s time to say a fond farewell to Iceland 5 Lake Lagarfljot ▶  Dettifoss ▶  Lake after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided Myvatn ▶  Akureyri (2 Nights) to Keflavik airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Explore the vast moonscape of Mödrudalsöræfi, a highland desert plateau astronauts once used as a practice ground for their voyage to the moon. Then journey to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful watefall, before continuing towards Námaskard Pass with its colourful bubbling mud pools. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn and see the twisted Dimmuborgir rock pillars, chimneys and towers that rise up from the surrounding lava landscape. We journey north to the bustling port of Akureyri with its fine timber buildings beautifully restored to their original glory, stopping en route at the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall. (BB, D) Hotel: Kea

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Cast your mind back over millennia, your footprints following those of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Plato. Explore the mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Parthenon and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.

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BE MY GUEST Say ‘opa!’ to an Olympic olive oil and wine tasting experience with the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional meal and dancing

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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View the Parthenon ▶ the Agora ▶ Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens ▶ the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus ▶ the battle site at Thermopylae

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Put the ‘oh’ in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

6 Delphi ▶  Thermopylae ▶  Kalambaka d Tread in the footsteps of ancient Greeks who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and view the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the ‘bread basket of Greece’, and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. (BB, D) Hotel: Amalia/Dellas Boutique

4 Nafplion ▶  Olympia d We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, past quaint mountain villages into a land of myths and legends, and the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner, some traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia. (BB, BG) Hotel: Amalia/Europa/Olympia Palace 5 Olympia ▶  Patras ▶  Delphi d We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We’ll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for tonight. (BB) Hotel: Nafsika Palace/Aegli/Amalia

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2 Athens Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning 7 Kalambaka ▶  Meteora ▶  Athens d sightseeing tour to the ancient hilltop complex The breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage that was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. and today overlooks a sprawling cityscape Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the below. Along our journey into antiquity we’ll six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis impressively to immense, rounded rock towers with its treasures. We’ll admire the Parthenon, overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal to Athens where we’ll enjoy a rousing Farewell Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce the haunt of Socrates and Plato. We’ll see over an incredible journey through Greece. remarkable displays of an ancient world during (BB, FD) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/ an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and Crowne Plaza see Hadrian’s Arch and the stadium where the 8 Depart Athens first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The We say a fond farewell to our newfound rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own friends and the treasures of Greece after an terms. Meander through the cobbled lanes of unforgettable journey or join one of the 3, Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in 4 or 7 day Aegean Cruises see our website search of the city’s tastiest souvlaki – the choice for full details. Airport transfers are available, is yours. (BB) conditions apply. (BB) 3 Athens ▶  Corinth ▶  Mycenae ▶  Epidaurus ▶  Nafplion d We depart Athens this morning, crossing the f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in the ancient city of Corinth, Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient on this trip. city that several empires fought over throughout Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty will be available for guests who have provided kingdom of ancient Greece, where we’ll see the Trafalgar with their flight details and are Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Gate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a Later, we’ll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe. the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined WiFi: See page 178 for details . staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. * All prices are per person, twin share. Arriving in the charming Venetian town of Nafplion later, we’ll dine in our hotel this evening. (BB, D) Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Hotel: Amalia/Agamemmon/Ippoliti Extra night hotels see pages 180-181.

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4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WGBOA): Please note, departures marked in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices will be confirmed in May 2018. 1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the festive season. 3 Itinerary (WGBOA): Departure marked will operate as per the Autumn, Winter & Spring 2017/18 brochure and operate in reverse. Hotels and inclusions may vary slightly. Please enquire at time of booking. 9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing. 7 Reversed Itinerary: The departure marked will operate in reverse and may stay in alternative hotels to those listed opposite. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

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The Holy City of Jerusalem sets the scene for this biblical encounter revealing centuries of history in the Promised Land. Visit the tomb of King David, the location of the Last Supper and the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Float in the Dead Sea, pray at the Wailing Wall and explore modern Israel in Tel Aviv.

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THE REAL THING Trafalgar highlights Enjoy our hand-picked Trafalgar Insider Experiences. Here’s a sample of what you can expect

CULTURAL INSIGHT Visit the Western Wall, otherwise known as the Wailing Wall, renowned as one of the holiest places for the Jewish faith

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Jerusalem

Tzfat Acre Capernaum Haifa Nazareth

Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion ▶ the Fortress of Masada ▶ the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth ▶ the old Synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes near Capernaum ▶ the ancient Synagogue and artists’ colony at Tzfat ▶ the underground Crusader City of Acre

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View the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem ▶ the Baha’i Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel in Haifa ▶ the excavations of Solomon’s Stables and the Roman Amphitheatre ▶ aqueduct at Caesarea See the Mount of Olives ▶ the former Syrian bunkers at Golan Heights

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of Solomon’s Stables. Our next stop is the sacred Catholic shrine of the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and the ruins of the old synagogue at Capernaum, said to have been built on the home of St. Peter. Later, we continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. This evening, we dine at our hotel in Galilee. (IB, D)

5 New City Of Jerusalem ▶  Lower Galilee (2 Nights) We continue our compelling discovery of Jerusalem and visit Yad Vashem to commemorate the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust during World War II. We’ll see the Dead Sea Scrolls at Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book, the Knesset and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University, before travelling through the farmlands of the Jordon Valley. Celebrate a strong sense of community at your overnight stop at a Kibbutz hotel, where you’ll dine this evening. (IB, D) Hotel: Lavi Kibbutz

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities are used on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a hotel booked by Trafalgar. Religious holidays: Due to the frequency of religious holidays in Israel, the hotels and order of the sightseeing program may be changed. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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6 Excursion Megiddo ▶  Nazareth ▶  Capernaum ▶  Mount Of Beatitudes Ascend to the hilltop ‘chariot city’ and battlegrounds of Megiddo to see the excavations

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1 Arrive Tel Aviv ▶  Jerusalem (4 Nights) Your pilgrimage through a land regarded by many as the holiest of the holy begins in the sacred city of Jerusalem, which you will have an opportunity to explore before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink to herald an epic journey into antiquity. 7 Lower Galilee ▶  Tzfat ▶  Acre ▶  Haifa L’chaim! (WR) Hotel: Dan Panorama ▶  Caesarea ▶  Tel Aviv (2 Nights) 2 Mount Zion ▶  The Old City Of Venture to one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities Jerusalem and the birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Tread in the footsteps of prophets, crusaders exploring the labyrinthine cobbled lanes, and kings, admiring the Old City of Jerusalem ancient synagogue and artists’ colony of Tzfat. and its protective walls from the sacred vantage We continue to the almost-intact 12th century point of the Mount of Olives. Ascend to Mount underground City of Acre to admire its medieval Zion to visit the tomb of King David and see the Crusader buildings, before enjoying views of the room where Jesus and his disciples shared in the Baha’i Shrine and the beautiful Persian Hanging Last Supper near Zion Gate. We meander through Gardens of Haifa, created as a memorial to the the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall - watching founders of the Baha’i faith. Imagine seafaring faithful Jews cede their prayers to the crevices traders plying their wares in the ancient port city of its ancient rocks. See the Dome of the Rock of Caesarea and then travel to the vibrant city of on Temple Mount and follow the path taken by Tel Aviv, our home for the next two nights. (IB) Christ past the Stations of the Cross along the Via Hotel: Dan Panorama Dolorosa to Golgotha, arriving at the 4th century 8 Tel Aviv e Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians Stroll through the ancient ruins of Old Jaffa this gather to commemorate at the traditional site of morning to explore biblical stories and ancient His Resurrection. (IB) mythology before continuing to Newe Zedek, 3 Jerusalem ▶  Dead Sea ▶  Masada the first neighbourhood of Tel Aviv. Soak up ▶  Jerusalem the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Rothchild Journeying across the rocky Judean Desert, Boulevard, then drive to Rabin Square where we arrive at the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls you’ll learn about the assassination of Prime were found accidentally by a Bedouin boy in Minister Yitzhak Rabin who has become a symbol 1947. A short drive and journey up the cableway of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Indulge brings us to the striking cliff-top fortress of all your senses on your final stop in Tel Aviv – the Masada where Herod the Great built palaces and smells of roasted coffee and freshly baked bread a Roman siege ended in the tragic mass suicide provide a welcome backdrop for your leisurely of over 900 Zealots whose sacrifice to this day meander past bustling market stalls before you remains as a symbol of Israel’s pledge to remain return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. (IB) free. Stroll through the excavations of Herod’s 9 Depart Tel Aviv palatial retreat before returning to the lowest Our epic journey through the sacred lands of point on earth to float in its salty waters (time Israel has come to an end. All that’s left to say is permitting). This evening we share a traditional a fond farewell to fellow pilgrims as you prepare meal at our hotel in Jerusalem. (IB, D) for your journey home. Transfers are available. 4 Jerusalem e Conditions apply. (IB) Enjoy a full day at your leisure to delve into the fascinating centuries-old history of Jerusalem. Discover the meeting place of three great religions and the ancient sites that remain as a testament to their vast heritage. From the Christian Quarter Road and market stalls of the Muslim Quarter, to Hurva Square, the social centre of the Jewish Quarter – the city’s treasures and diverse community are yours to It was a most wonderful trip. explore during your free time. Meander through It was fun yet very educational. the Old City and into the New City to celebrate its talented artists in Ein Kerem or enjoy a coffee The Travel Director Tito was stop at a friendly café in the German Colony. (IB)

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Caravans of spice traders and crusading Christian soldiers once crossed the dramatic desert landscapes of Jordan and you will too, journeying from the beautifully preserved Greco-Roman city of Amman to the fabled “rose red” Petra ruins set deep within a narrow gorge. Travel north along the King’s Highway admiring Crusader monuments and views of the Promised Land en route.

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AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Petra Guest House is located beside the off icial entrance to the Siq of Petra’s historical and archaeological site

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Amman

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in Amman Visit the Greco-Roman city at Jerash ▶ the unique ancient city at Petra ▶ the Crusader Fortress at Shobak View the Roman amphitheatre and Citadel in Amman ▶ Moses’ Promised Land on Mount Nebo ▶ the mosaic map of the Holy Land at Madaba Jerash

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1 Arrive Amman Tread in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, crusading knights and Bedouin tribes who once crossed the length and breadth of Jordan leaving their mark on its mystical desert landscapes. Our springboard to the spellbinding ancient trading history of Jordan is the white stone city of Amman which you will have an opportunity to explore at your leisure after being transferred to your hotel from the airport. (D) Hotel: Landmark 2 Amman ▶  Jerash ▶  Petra (2 Nights) d This morning sees us explore the 3rd century Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash, a favourite city of the Roman emperor Hadrian and an important stop on the incense and spice trade route to the Mediterranean. Amble past its soaring Corinthian columns and view its almost intact city walls before returning to the seven hills of Amman. We join a Local Specialist this afternoon for a sightseeing tour of the 6,000-seater Roman amphitheatre, impressively carved into the northern side of a hill that once served as a graveyard. We’ll see Citadel Hill which towers over the city from atop Jabal al-Qala before departing for Petra where we’ll dine in our hotel tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Petra Guest House Authentic Accommodation 3 Petra Sightseeing The enchanting rose-red façades of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, take centre stage today as we admire the archaeological wonder carved into the sheer rock face over 2,000 years ago by the Nabataean people. Imagine silk and spice caravans plying their wares as we enter this mystical trading city through the narrow Siq – flanked by towering cliffs soaring 80 metres high. As we emerge from the path, the stone façade of the Treasury with its ornate decoration looms ahead – the first of many wonders to be explored. (BB, D)

5 Depart Amman This morning, we bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

I absolutely love travelling with Trafalgar. There is never anything to worry about with Trafalgar from the time they pick you up at the airport at the beginning of your trip until the time they drop you at the airport at the end of your trip. I love that my luggage is handled throughout the trip and all details about the holiday are taken care of for me. Pamela, from USA, 2017

4 Petra ▶  Amman We venture deep into this ancient frontier land, following the King’s Highway north to Shobak and gaining insights into the day-to-day life of local villagers. Ascend Mount Nebo and view the Promised Land as Moses once did in the Hebrew Bible. Later, view The Kings Way mosaic portrait of the Holy Land, the world’s largest mosaic portrait dating back to the 6th century, at Madaba’s St. George’s Church. Consider extending your stay for two nights at the Dead Sea in the Jordan Rift Valley (see below), or continue to Amman for your final night in Jordan spent at your leisure. As the sun sets on this magical city, listen to the mystical call of the muezzin and reminisce over an enchanting trip into antiquity. (BB, D) Hotel: Landmark

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple rooms are not available on this trip. Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities may be used on this trip. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Amman hotel booked by Trafalgar.

* All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra night hotels see pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

FLIGHTS

Extend your holiday and visit the mysterious Dead Sea.

5 Dead Sea Set in a beautiful and dramatic landscape, the Dead Sea is famous for its mineral-rich waters. Relax and enjoy the resort, luxuriate in the warm, stimulating black mud and float in the calming water. (BB, D)

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Important Visa Information: Visas will be required for this trip. Please contact your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements.

OPTIONAL DEAD SEA EXTENSION CODE: JEXT 4 Petra ▶  Amman ▶  Dead Sea (2 Nights) Sightseeing as per Day 4 of Jordan Experience followed by a transfer to your hotel at the Dead Sea. (BB, D) Hotel: Mövenpick

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6 Depart Amman This morning bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available, conditions apply. (BB) This trip departs Sundays fortnightly between 01 April - 30 October 2018 From £250 per person twin share. Single supplement available from £140

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Bundle up your brood and come face-to-face with Africa’s magnificent Big 5 on this epic adventure through the wilderness and wonderlands of South Africa. Journey to the southernmost tip of Africa, see its cute and cuddly creatures and meet the inspiring Rainbow Nation, exploring the natural bushveld, lush Garden Route and the Mother City along the way.

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LOCAL SPECIALIST Experience the ultimate all inclusive safari experience at Makalali Private Game Reserve, with daily game safaris included. A guided 4 x 4 vehicle drive with a Local Specialist through the Featherbed Nature Reserve

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10 Oudtshoorn ▶ Cape Agulhas ▶ Hermanus We journey to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of the African continent and the off icial meeting point of the warm Indian and cold Atlantic oceans. Meandering through the Cape Overberg, we arrive in the whalewatching capital of Hermanus, where we’ll visit the fascinating Whale Museum and dine at a local restaurant this evening. (BB, L, RM) Hotel: Harbour Square

Johannesburg ▶ Flight to Hoedspruit Airport ▶ Transfer to Makalali Private Game Reserve (3 Nights) Set your watch to safari time as we venture to Makalali Private Game Reserve. Follow the spoor into Africa’s savannah, keeping watch for flashes of brilliant colour in the trees and cleverly 11 Hermanus ▶ Betty’s Bay ▶ Cape Town (3 Nights) camouflaged creatures in the brush. (BB, L, D) The lovable penguins of Betty’s Bay take Hotel: Makalali River Lodge centre stage today as we stop en route to Makalali Private Game Reserve d Cape Town. Arriving in the Mother City, we Join a Local Specialist on a morning and visit the spectacular Two Oceans Aquarium. afternoon game drive. Seated in open safari Weather permitting, cross the blue waters of vehicles, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the the Atlantic and join an Optional Experience to Kruger bush and share a rare opportunity to Robben Island to see where Nelson Mandela see Africa’s Big Five in their natural habitat. was imprisoned for decades. Tonight we enjoy (BB, L, D) delicious local cuisine at a local restaurant. (BB, L, RM) Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront Makalali Private Game Reserve Wake up with the birds and journey through the 12 Cape Town ▶ Visit Table Mountain African bush, enjoying the sights and sounds of ▶ Visit the Amy Biehl Foundation Africa’s astounding creatures embarking on their Ascend to the top of Cape Town’s iconic Table day’s activities. (BB, L, D) Mountain (weather permitting) then enjoy a scenic city tour past iconic sights such as the Makalali Private Game Reserve Parliament Buildings, Company Gardens, City ▶ Flight to Johannesburg Hall and Slave Lodge. This afternoon, visit the This morning we return to Johannesburg for an Amy Biehl foundation – a Join Trafalgar initiative afternoon sightseeing tour of Soweto, once home for the youth of South Africa. Tonight we enjoy a to former South African president Nelson Mandela. vibrant dinner and show telling the story of the This evening, we dine at a lively restaurant world of ‘District Six’ - an inspiring insight into in The Emperors Palace complex. (BB, RM) the Rainbow Nation of Cape Town. (BB, L, RM) Hotel: D’Oreale Grande at Emperors Palace 13 Cape Town ▶ Chapman’s Peak Drive Johannesburg ▶ Flight to Port Elizabeth ▶ Cape Point Excursion ▶ Kirstenbosch d Gardens Visit We fly to Port Elizabeth, where our overnight Drive along the spectacular coastline from stop will see us visit a vibrant local township. Clifton to the playground of Camps Bay, winding Dig into a delicious Be My Guest township along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive. meal complete with pap and experience firstEnjoy a cruise to Seal Island (weather permitting) hand South African’s township life. (BB, BG) and then travel to the Cape of Good Hope. We Hotel: Courtyard board a funicular at Cape Point to the lighthouse for exquisite views, meandering back along Port Elizabeth ▶ Knysna (2 nights) e the coast to the historic naval port of Simon’s Hugging the coastline, we travel south stopping Town. Our final stop for today is at Kirstenbosch at Storms River for lunch and a selfie opportunity Botanical Gardens. This evening we enjoy a or two at Bloukrans, Africa’s highest bridge. Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, L, RM) Later, we continue to the charming lagoon town of Knysna where we dine at a local restaurant. 14 Depart Cape Town (BB, L, RM) Hotel: Protea Knysna Quays For now it’s time to end your magnificent journey Knysna ▶ Featherbed Nature Reserve and Monkeyland Excursion d Venture across the picturesque Knysna lagoon this morning to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Meandering up one of the famous Knysna Heads in a 4x4 vehicle, we stop at spectacular viewpoints to see the lagoon below with a Local Specialist . For adventurous families, there is an optional 2.2km guided walk through the coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves. Later, we visit the renowned primate sanctuary of Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, with its two-hectare dome-covered indigenous forest. (BB, L, RM)

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FLIGHTS Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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£990 p.p. f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. Airport Transfers: At the start of the trip, the Southern Sun hotel is located at O.R. Tambo International Airport for convenience, and offers a complimentary shuttle service. A departure transfer is available to Cape Town International Airport. Internal Flights: The above prices include the internal air fares for the flights Johannesburg - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg and Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth, and are accurate as of July 2017. For up to date pricing please visit our website. One piece of hold luggage restricted to 23kg/50lbs. Please note: International airfare between your gateway city and the holiday start/end city is additional, please call Trafalgar for special airfares. Important Visa information: Visas are required for South Africa, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice. WiFi: See page 178 for details. * All prices are per person, twin share. Book early for great savings - see pages 26-27. Extra nights’ accommodation pages 180-181. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Arrive Johannesburg Howzit South Africa! Welcome to a world in one country – yours to explore with your loved ones on this epic adventure. On arrival, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a kick-off party at your hotel with dinner and drinks. (KP) Hotel: Southern Sun OR Tambo

surrounds. After lunch, we’ll visit the Cango Caves, a subterranean wonderland. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Mossel Bay. (BB, BG, RM) Hotel: Protea

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CHARGEABLE TRANSFERS No additional deposit required In accordance with guided holiday Penalty £15 Higher of £15 or 25% of transfer price Higher of £15 or 30% of transfer price Higher of £15 or 30% of transfer price 100% of transfer price

Due to limited motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (23kg). Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked luggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current luggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding luggage. 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 luggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the motorcoach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided 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 luggage 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, except to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your holiday. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels. Optional Prepaid Gratuities If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director and Driver, this will be detailed within your 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 interisland airfares, air-related charges and taxes as per the date on the back cover and are subject to change without notice. Included flights are outlined in each Hawaii guided 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. Guests 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 airfares, the taxes and fuel surcharges are final, regardless of any future price fluctuations up or down. Due to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines in Hawaii must collect required information from guests. Guests traveling on inter-island flights must provide full name (as appears on a government-issued ID - i.e. passport, or Driver’s License for US citizens and residents), date of birth and gender. For more information regarding TSA Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable to the airline or delay or denial of boarding. Hawaiian Airlines Checked Luggage Fee Please

note that Hawaiian Airlines charge a checked bag fee on each inter-island flight as outlined in your guided holiday itinerary. This additional cost is not covered in your guided holiday price and is the responsibility of the guest. The current cost per flight is US$25 per first suitcase, US$30 for an additional suitcase (subject to change without notice). These fees are subject to change per airline luggage policy. Once you join the guided holiday, the Travel Director will collect these fees and can assist you with your questions. Cuba Requirements Individuals holding passports from one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria and Yemen may be required to carry an A-1 Visa to enter Cuba. United States law requires that all participants in our program adhere to a full-time schedule of peopleto-people activities. Our Cuba itinerary is therefore designed around a full-time people-to-people educational exchange schedule of activities, designed to foster meaningful interactions between Trafalgar guests and individuals in Cuba. Due to special requirements to visit Cuba, all participants, regardless of nationalities, will be required to complete and sign an affidavit confirming that they are traveling under a people-to-people license and are aware of people-to-people travel rules. The Cuban government requires all visitors to have health insurance that covers the territory of Cuba; for U.S. citizens, this means local Cuban health insurance. For Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Cuba, please visit trafalgar.com/cuba NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess luggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Local Host, Local Specialists and Motorcoach Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided holiday whether of your own volition, our decision based on behaviour that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. If not received within 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. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non-refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Information table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Information table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. We do not charge credit card fees. 6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each

and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Book & Pay Early Discounts Discounts are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LANDonly portion of holidays featuring the “Book & Pay Early Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Your Savings section). If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodation, transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. Normal cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel Documents Provided full payment has been received travel documents will be sent in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date. 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 and other Entry/Exit Requirements All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to “Travel Essentials” section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunizations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/ or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry. All guests from countries that do not have a visa waiver agreement with Cuba and are not merely in transit (i.e., not leaving the airport in Cuba) must obtain a Cuban visa (e.g. all U.S. citizens must get a visa). BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of £15 or more per person, per change plus any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Costs and charges may increase closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a £15 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket.

Names Changes A fee of £50 per person will be charged for name changes or name corrections together with any airline penalties and other charges incurred. 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 prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Information table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the guided 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 as per the Summary Table apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers 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. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change prior to airline ticketing incurs a £15 service fee per person or if after ticketing a £30 service fee per person. This is in addition to any airfare rate increase and any additional change fees imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided 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 Trafalgar does not hold an allocation of air seats and all flight reservations are made on request and are subject to the terms and conditions of the airline. To confirm your air reservation full air payment at time of booking is usually required however on some airlines and routes Trafalgar may be able to hold flight options for up to 7 days (a deposit may be required). In these circumstances full air payment is due within 7 days or the flight reservation will automatically be cancelled. 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 flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/ or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Cancellations incur a service fee of £30 per person, reduced to £15 if air ticket has not been issued prior to cancellation, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to

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100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. 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) directly to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS Cruise Accommodations A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. Cruise Fees & Taxes Your “Twin Share” Land Guided Holiday & Cruise price includes an amount covering Cruise Fees & Taxes. Cruise Fees, or “NonDiscountable Amount” as referred to by the cruise line, is a mandatory fee charged by the cruise line. That portion of the price is not subject to reduction in a discount promotion, nor commissionable to Travel Agents. Cruise Taxes, as used by the cruise line, refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by governments or quasi-government authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise, for example, customs fees, head taxes, inspection fees, immigration and naturalization fees, harbour maintenance fees and taxes. Government fees and taxes are subject to change without notice and will apply regardless of your booking’s payment status. The cruise line reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or other incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists in these circumstances. These additional Cruise Fees & Taxes are listed in the date and price panel of each Land Guided 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 direct with the cruise operator 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 strictly controlled by the cruise lines. Ships’ Registry Holland America Line, ms Volendam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Maasdam, ms Veendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Westerdam, The Netherlands. Gratuities to shipboard personnel are included in cruise prices. Yangtze River Cruise There is a flat service charge of RMB150 per person which is payable locally and not included in the Trafalgar package. This covers services provided by waiters, housekeeping staff and porters. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices Prices are in Pound Sterling, per person, twin-share and based on costs, tariffs, rates, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of the date of production of this brochure (see back cover). Should these change, the price of your holiday may increase. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND element only price once the deposit is received. We will not increase the price of your holiday after we receive your deposit except for where there are increases in transportation costs (including cruise and airline-imposed fuel surcharges), taxes, dues, charges, fees or levies imposed by any government or its agencies and any changes to airport taxes or fees. There will be no change to the price within 30 days of your departure date. Where holiday prices are surcharged, we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged, but where a surcharge is payable, there will be an administration charge of £1 per person, together with an amount to cover the agent’s commission. If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid, except for any premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges, provided that you do so within 14 days of notification of the surcharge. Alternatively, you may accept a change to another holiday if we are able to offer you one. If it is of equivalent or higher price you will not have to pay more, but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However,

please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as luggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. 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. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 traveling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not traveling. Trafalgar is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise Trafalgar, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. - Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. This decision, made solely by Trafalgar, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. - Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A Traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other Travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purposes. - 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. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on holiday. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your holiday, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Trafalgar. Some guided holidays include rough terrain, - extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided 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 traveling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the holiday package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Trafalgar shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday of guests who assault our Company Representatives or who are abusive or aggressive. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party

during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour, 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 (age 12 in Asia and 15 in Australia and New Zealand) on the departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin, triple or quad room. Only one Young Traveller discount per room, except Family Experiences which have two. This discount can be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. The Young Traveller discount may not be applicable on certain itineraries or regions and applies to the land only portion of a trip. Please see ‘Your Savings’ for details. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. In the event that we make a major change to your holiday (which does not include, for example, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard, or alteration of your outward/ return flights by less than 12 hours) we will inform you or your Travel Agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure date. You will either have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value, but these booking terms and conditions will continue to apply to any alternative booking), or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Where we make a major change to your holiday, you will also be entitled to compensation unless the change arises for unusual or unforeseeable reasons outside of our control (also referred to as reasons of “force majeure”, and includes war (and threat of war), riot, industrial dispute, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences, civil disturbances, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transportation and any other similar events). The level of compensation will depend on when we inform you of the major change, although this does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so: GUIDED HOLIDAY Compensation No. of days payable prior to departure date (per person) £0 46 days and over 45-22 days £10 21-8 days £20 7-1 day £30 Day of departure £40 Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances, itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled regional meals, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Stay a Little Longer’ 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 (including e-cigarettes) and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on traveling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided 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. Trafalgar will also pay compensation except in circumstances of force majeure, where the holiday is cancelled because the minimum number of guests required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached (and you are informed of this in good time) or where you fail to pay the final balance in time. The level of compensation depends on when we inform you of the cancellation, and is set out in “Itinerary Variations” above. 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. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Disclaimer of Liability Trafalgar shall be responsible to for supplying the services and accommodation described in this brochure with reasonable skill and care. Where the contract is not performed, or is performed improperly by us or our agents, suppliers or other co-operating organisations we will pay you appropriate compensation unless this failure is due to i) you; ii) a third party unconnected with the provision of these services where this failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; iii) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or iv) an event which neither we nor our suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled, even with all due care. In such circumstances, we will do their best to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and in any event we shall offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances, but there shall be no refund in this connection. Our liability for claims which do not involve death, injury or illness shall be limited to twice the price of the holiday. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. If any payments are due from us, any payments made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. All luggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Luggage insurance is recommended. Upon return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by Trafalgar’s agents, suppliers or other cooperating organisations 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 some of which may limit or exclude liability. You are responsible for ensuring that you keep all of your travel documents safe and that they are available for inspection. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor 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. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to reinvoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/ or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their staff or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. 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, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by mail, 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 Ltd (see address below). Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. Please note: Due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) SECURE FLIGHT rules, airlines are now REQUIRED to collect more specific data on their guests prior to travel documents being issued. 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. We provide full financial protection for our package holidays. When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package, flight and/or “flight plus” holiday from Trafalgar you will receive an ATOL certificate from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked), confirming your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s License number 10148. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be

paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the nonprovision of the services, including any claim against us, the Travel Agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. When you buy a package holiday that does not include a flight, protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA. ABTA STATEMENT We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y181X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided 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 as well as available on the Trafalgar website. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Holiday Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. IMPORTANT NOTE It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure all necessary visas are obtained prior to departure and their passport is valid as per the laws of the country that they are travelling in or through. We do not accept any responsibility and will not make any refunds if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements or if you have lost or mislaid any necessary documents (including travel documentation). Trafalgar will also not be liable in circumstances where entry is refused to another country for any reason. You should also contact your GP or a specialist vaccination center for details of any measures you may need to take prior to departure. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) may have issued information on the FCO’s website at www. fco.gov.uk/travel. For travel information, you can also visit ABTA’s website on www.abta.com or phone them on 0901 201 5050 (calls are charged at 50p/minute). IMPORTANT NOTICE Unfortunately it is inevitable that some of the prices or details contained within this brochure or on our website may have changed since the brochure was printed, and we reserve the right to alter the prices of any of our holidays before you book. You will be informed about any changes to any of the relevant details within this brochure before you book either with your Travel Agent or with ourselves as part of our commitment to high quality customer service. Any bookings made in the UK will be made with Trafalgar. (Company Number 50679), which is a member of ABTA (Y181X) and licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (10148). Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH, Channel Islands The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/ Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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S TAY A L I T T L E L O N G E R Our exclusive discounted rates enable you to extend your stay at the hotel where your holiday starts or finishes. Find the hotel details on your holiday itinerary page and ask your travel agent to make the reservation for you when you book your Trafalgar holiday; it’s as simple as that. City Hotel AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Melbourne

Crowne Plaza

Sydney

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Cairns Auckland Christchurch

ASIA

136 143 276 285 243 116 167 214 323 347 242 209

75 79 138 142 130 60 83 121 161 169 121 117

Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl

19 Jan - 31 Mar, 01 Nov - 15 Dec ‘18 01 Apr - 31 Oct ‘18 01 Mar - 30 Jun, 01 Sep - 31 Oct ‘18 01 Jul - 31 Aug ‘18 01 Mar - 31 Aug ‘18 01 Sep - 31 Oct ‘18 01 Jun - 31 Aug ‘18 01 Mar - 31 May, 01 Sep - 31 Oct ‘18 20 Jan - 27 Dec ‘18 01 Feb - 31 Dec ‘18 03 Jan - 31 Mar, 01 Oct - 15 Apr '19 01 Apr - 30 Sep ‘18 13 Jan - 31 Mar ‘18 01 Apr - 30 Sep ‘18 01 Oct - 15 Apr '19

184 159 187 206 152 169 143 159 157 202 215 164 173 164 186

104 91 105 115 88 96 83 91 90 122 120 94 98 94 105

Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl

01 Mar - 31 Oct ‘18 15 Jan - 28 Dec ‘18 15 Jan - 28 Dec ‘18 10 Jan - 31 Mar, 01 Oct - 15 Apr '19 01 Apr - 30 Sep ‘18 11 Jan - 20 Dec ‘18 11 Jan - 20 Dec ‘18 01 Mar - 31 Oct ‘18 11 Jan - 28 Feb, 01 Jun - 31 Aug, 01 Dec - 20 Dec ‘18 01 May - 31 May, 01 Sep - 30 Sep ‘18 01 Mar - 30 Apr, 01 Oct - 30 Nov ‘18 11 Jan - 20 Dec ‘18 01 Feb - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Mar - 31 Oct ‘18 01 Jul - 31 Aug ‘18 01 Mar - 30 Jun, 01 Sep - 31 Oct ‘18

139 179 191 159 114 391 382 268 280 313 372 304 199 236 244 277

81 102 107 91 69 314 314 164 178 198 222 285 118 173 134 150

Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl

06 Jan - 26 Jan, 20 Feb - 21 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 09 Dec ‘18

284 313

154 236

Incl Incl

Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Sheraton San Jose InterContinental Santiago Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal

01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 24 Mar ‘18 25 Mar - 01 Apr ‘18, 09 Dec - 31 Dec ‘18 02 Apr - 08 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 30 Sep ‘18, 01 Dec - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 30 Sep ‘18, 01 Dec - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Oct - 30 Nov ‘18 01 Oct - 30 Nov ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 30 Apr ‘18 01 May - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18

175 194 320 194 202 190 249 190 248 152 122 275 101 258 168

88 97 160 97 101 95 125 95 124 76 61 137 50 129 84

68 70 70 70 Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl Incl 62 30 40 40

Landmark Bilderberg Garden Mercure Amsterdam City Ramada Apollo Divani Palace Acropolis AC Som Hotel U232 Simplon Hilton City Marriott Ballsbridge Hotel Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport Mespil Novotel Edinburgh Centre

All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates

161 187 155 173 188 129 156 169 139 235 159 136 147 147

101 120 96 105 112 87 100 124 86 134 118 87 105 114

Incl 63 63 63 Incl 54 54 105 34 101 42 42 42 29

The Grace Hilton Hotel Shangri-La The Langham Stamford Plaza Novotel Distinction Hotel Royal Orchid Sheraton

Batu Ferringhi

Golden Sands Resort

Beijing

Novotel Peace Hotel

Chengdu

Crowne Plaza

Chiang Mai Colombo Delhi

De Naga Galle Face Hotel Sheraton New Delhi Pride Plaza Hotel

Georgetown Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City Jaipur

Penaga Hotel Melia Hanoi Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hilton

Kyoto

Gion Yoshiima (ryokan)*^^ Ikumatsu (ryokan)*^^ New Miyako Nikko Princess Nisshokan Shoshintei (ryokan)*^^ Mt. Lavinia Hotel Rihga Royal Hyatt on the Bund

Singapore Novotel Clarke Quay Tokyo New Otani CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Buenos Aires InterContinental Guanacaste Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort Lima

Phoenix Rio de Janeiro San Jose Santiago

EUROPE

Amman Amsterdam Athens Barcelona Baveno Budapest Copenhagen Dublin Edinburgh

Per person price (£) Single Twin Transfer

01 Nov '17 - 31 Mar '18 01 Apr '18 - 31 Mar '19 01 Nov '17 - 31 Mar '18 01 Apr '18 - 31 Mar '19 01 Nov '17 - 31 Mar '19 01 Nov '17 - 31 Mar '18 01 Apr '18 - 31 Mar '19 01 Nov '17 - 31 Mar '18 01 Apr '18 - 30 Sep '18 01 Oct '18 - 31 Mar '19 01 Nov '17 - 31 Mar '18 01 Apr '18 - 31 Mar '19

Bangkok

Mt. Lavinia Osaka Shanghai

Season

Hilton Lima Miraflores - Monday to Thursday Hilton Lima Miraflores - Friday to Sunday Hilton Lima Miraflores - Monday to Thursday Hilton Lima Miraflores - Friday to Sunday Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hilton Phoenix Airport

Prices are per person per night, based on twin room accommodation with private facilities. Includes all hotel taxes and service charges, continental or buffet breakfast daily (excluding hotels in Central & South America, USA & Canada whereby breakfast is only included where indicated). For hotels in Britain outside of London, Ireland and Scandinavia full national breakfasts are served. *Seasonal supplements apply.  †Certain days of the week attract a supplement.  ^^Rates include breakfast and dinner.  ‡ Breakfast included

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City

Frankfurt Glasgow Helsinki Jerusalem Lisbon London

Hotel

Sheraton Offenbach Crowne Plaza Clarion Dan Panorama Turim Avenida Liberdade Turim Marques Park Plaza Riverbank

Milan Moscow Munich Oslo Palermo Prague Reykjavik Rome

St. Petersburg Stockholm Tel Aviv Venice Venice Mestre Vienna Zagreb Zurich SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town Johannesburg USA & CANADA Anaheim Anchorage Atlanta Boston

Astoria AC Cuzco Ayre Gran Colon Melia Castilla NH Collection Eurobuilding Holiday Inn Garibaldi Starhotels Business Palace Starhotels Tourist Hilton Leningradskaya Holiday Inn Munich Westpark Sheraton Munich Westpark Best Western Kampen Clarion Collection Bastion Hotel Garibaldi Angelo by Vienna House Grand Hotel Crowne Plaza St Peters Grand Hotel Palatino Sheraton Parco De Medici Villafranca Sokos Valiesky Clarion Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm Hammarby Sjostad Dan Panorama Boscolo Bellini Novotel Mestre Castellana Imperial Riding School Renaissance The Westin Radisson Blu Zurich Airport** Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel* Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport*††

01 Jul ‘18 - 31 Aug ‘18 01 Jul ‘18 - 31 Aug ‘18

181 182

115 114

46 42

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim‡ Anchorage Marriott Dowtown‡ Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Boston Marriott Copley Place

150 362 189 430 374 362 174 328 255 278 137 224 269 236 155 205 221 234 125 198 301 197 157 243 194 321 285 396 266 306 344 112 368 305 226 252

75 204 95 215 187 181 87 164 128 139 68 114 135 118 77 103 110 117 63 99 151 99 72 121 97 160 142 198 133 153 172 56 184 153 113 126

186

93

19 29 22 25 25 25 22 22 37 37 32 Incl Incl 22 26 Incl Incl Incl 18 18 19 20 23 18 29 23 23 23 16 16 16 13 19 27 27 18 DCA 14/ IAD 27

Salt Lake City San Francisco Toronto

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort (City View)‡ Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort (Partial Ocean View)‡ Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort (Ocean View)‡ Little America Hotel Fairmont San Francisco‡ Sheraton Centre Hotel

Vancouver

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront‡

01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 02 Jun ‘18, 01 Sep - 31 Dec ‘18 03 Jun - 31 Aug ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 May - 31 Oct ‘18 06 Jul - 17 Jul ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 26 Sep - 30 Sep ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 May ‘18 01 Jun - 31 Aug ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Apr - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Apr - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 30 Jun ‘18 01 Jul - 31 Aug ’18 01 Sep -31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18 01 May - 31 Oct ‘18 01 Jan - 30 Jun ‘18, 01 Sep - 31 Dec ‘18 01 Jul - 31 Aug ‘18 01 Apr - 31 Oct ‘18

Washington, D.C.

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

01 Jan - 31 Dec ‘18

Calgary

Omni Parker House Westin Calgary‡

Chicago

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

Denver Fairbanks

Sheraton Denver Downtown River's Edge Resort‡

Fort Worth Houston Kauai

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel JW Marriott Houston Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Garden View)‡ Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Pool View)‡ Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Ocean View)‡ Tropicana Las Vegas, Sunday to Thursday Tropicana Las Vegas, Friday & Saturday Beverly Hills Marriott‡ Hyatt Regency Le Centre Sheraton Renaissance Nashville Hotel‡ Sheraton New Orleans‡ New York Marriott Eastside

Las Vegas Los Angeles Louisville Montreal Nashville New Orleans New York Oahu

Per person price (£) Single Twin Transfer

All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All days: 26 Mar ‘18 - 30 Apr ‘18 Tue - Thur: 01 May ‘18 - 30 Jun ‘18, 04 Sep ‘18 - 28 Oct ‘18 Fri - Mon: 04 May ‘18 - 30Jun ‘18, 07 Sep ‘18 - 28 Oct ‘18 All days: 01 Jul ‘18 - 12 Jul ‘18, 22 Jul ‘18 - 03 Sep ‘18 All days: 13 Jul ‘18 - 21 Jul ‘18 01 May ‘18 - 30 Sep ‘18 01 Oct ‘18 - 30 Apr ‘19 All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates All Dates

Hilton Kensington Lucerne Madrid

Season

90 118 173 267 120 117 185 230 194 194 221 105 141 227 142 127 146 146 110 109 104 227 125 146 173 166 142 139 415 170 169 149 158 227 162 115 366 220 128 142 112 150

65 83 111 152 78 74 105 127 109 109 136 77 103 185 86 81 87 87 77 74 71 143 84 91 107 109 97 84 254 125 118 110 115 143 104 77 202 157 91 90 83 93

67 34 71 Incl 25 25 102 125 107 107 133 74 101 184 46 46 46 46 80 80 80 50 67 67 134 134 59 25 117 38 38 38 38 46 80 80 Incl 96 42 38 38 54

Transfers are not included when you extend your stay unless specified in the table above. Prices are per person one way. Flight information must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days before flight departure. Transfers are by car or minibus; you will be met after clearing customs and escorted to your vehicle. Trafalgar will not be responsible for any missed or unused transfers for any reason. #To Zurich Airport.  ^To Milan Malpensa Airport.  ††Johannesburg hotel provides free shuttle bus   **Radisson Blu Zurich Airport is a short walk from the airport terminal.

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YOUR AIRPORT TRANSFERS USA, Canada, Central & South America

For London

Start and end your holiday seamlessly with Trafalgar and enjoy complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the arrival and departure days of your holiday between designated airports and hotels. In Hawaii, Central and South America a meet and greet service will be provided. For peace of mind, Trafalgar also offers our guests the option to book and purchase your transfers if you’re planning to stay a few days before or after your Trafalgar holiday.

Benefit from Trafalgar’s specially negotiated transfer rates between London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports and your hotel for a carefree start and end to your holiday:

Australia, New Zealand & Asia Start and end your holiday seamlessly with Trafalgar and enjoy complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the arrival and departure days of your holiday between designated airports and hotels. We are also pleased to offer complimentary transfers on other days in conjunction with any pre or post nights booked through Trafalgar.

£63 - per person single trip - London Heathrow £71 - per person single trip - London Gatwick TRANSFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1) You or your Travel Agent must provide detailed flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking or at the very latest no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2) For London arrivals, you must stay at the suggested London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3) Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer per person. 4) In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 5) All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or guests not using this service. 6) In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

Europe & South Africa Our guests travelling in Europe and South Africa enjoy complimentary group transfers at scheduled times on the first and last days of their trip as specified in the table below and on the itinerary pages. For peace of mind, Trafalgar also offers our guests the option to book and purchase your transfers if you’re planning to stay a few days before or after your Trafalgar holiday. Gateway Amman Amsterdam Athens Barcelona Budapest Cape Town Copenhagen Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt Glasgow Helsinki Johannesburg Lisbon Madrid Milan Malpensa

Free Transfer Inbound Any time, any day 09:00, 11:30 & 14:30 Any time, any day 09:30, 12.00,14:30 N/A N/A 09:00, 12:00 & 15:30 08:30, 11:00 & 13:00 09:00, 11:30 & 14:00 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 N/A N/A Any time, any day 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 10:30, 13:00 & 15:30 09:30, 13:00 & 15:30

Free Transfer Outbound Any time, any day 08:00 & 10:00 Any time, any day 08:00 07:00 & 11:00 According to flight times N/A 07:00, 09:00 & 11:00 07:00 & 09:00 08:00 & 10:00 07:00 & 09:00 07:00 & 12:00 N/A 07:00 & 09:30 08:30 & 11:00 07:30 & 10:30

Gateway Moscow Sheremetyevo Moscow Domodedovo Munich Oslo Palermo Prague Reykjavik Rome Fiumicino Stockholm St. Petersburg Tel Aviv Venice Vienna Zagreb Zurich†

Free Transfer Inbound N/A N/A 10:00 & 13:00 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 N/A 11:00 & 14:30 08:00 & 16:30 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 14:30 & 17:00 Any time, any day N/A N/A 11:30 & 14:30 N/A

Free Transfer Outbound 05:00 & 11:00 05:00 & 13:00 09:30 07:15 & 10:15 08:00 N/A 05:00 & 12:30 07:00 & 09:30 07:30 & 11:00 N/A Any time, any day 08:00 & 09:30 08:00 & 09:30 07:00 & 11:30 08:00

† Hotel Radisson Blu Zurich Airport is a short walk from the airport terminal so transfers will not be provided on itineraries starting here. On the Contrasts of Switzerland itinerary the departure transfer is by train.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS ü Each guest is responsible for ensuring their passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that all

necessary visas and permits have been acquired. Multiple-entry visas may be required if you are entering a country more than once on your holidays. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip.

ü Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. ü The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other

requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for essential travel advice from the foreign and commonwealth office.

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REGISTRATION

EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSFER

Your Registration on MyTrafalgar Every travel moment counts and to ensure that your trip runs effortlessly, as well as making sure we can contact you in the unlikely event of an emergency, we require all our guests to register before they travel. This is easily done on our travel portal, MyTrafalgar. Registering takes only a few minutes and then you’ll be set for a trip of unforgettable moments. Here’s what you’ll need to enter: 1. Your contact details, such as email address and mobile number you will be travelling with 2. Someone at home we can contact in case of an emergency 3. Your travel preferences like dietary requirements Plus, the more we know about you, the more tailored our Travel Directors can make your holiday experience – like sharing fascinating tid-bits on your favourite travel interests.

E-DOCUMENTS Your Travel Documents Are Now on MyTrafalgar

ü All guests will need to register on MyTrafalgar before

receiving your trip documentation. And once registered, your electronic documents will be available approximately 21 days prior to your departure for download to your computer or mobile device.

ü We’re committed to long-term sustainability, so by

choosing this paperless option, you’re supporting our JoinTrafalgar efforts in ensuring we limit our carbon footprint wherever possible.

ü Printed documents will be available on a request basis should this be more convenient for you.

MYTRAFALGAR Enhance Your Experience on MyTrafalgar MyTrafalgar is an easy-to-use, interactive travel portal that connects you to your Trafalgar holiday before, during and after your trip.

ü Before you go: Find all your itinerary details, download travel documents and receive pre-trip updates, plus meet your Travel Director and travel companions online.

ü While travelling: Get daily updates from your Travel

Director, chat with your fellow travellers, keep notes of your journey and share photos of your experiences with family and friends.

ü Back home: Relive those unforgettable moments, share

memories and stay in touch with your newfound friends. Plus, as a past guest, you’ll get exclusive access to savings as you plan your next holiday.

Visit trafalgar.com/MyTrafalgar now to make the most of your Trafalgar holiday

Trafalgar wants you to enjoy a hassle-free holiday experience, so when you book your Trafalgar holiday we will provide you with a complimentary private door-to-door transfer service for distances of up to 150 miles. You will be collected from your home by private chauffeur-driven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport upon arrival for a relaxing journey home. No worries and no hassle. If you prefer not to take the complimentary transfer we will deduct £100 per person from the total cost of your holiday. Just part of Trafalgar’s legendary personal service. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: This service is offered to guests purchasing a holiday from Trafalgar. It is valid from one address per booking in the mainland UK only and covers the distance from the point of collection to the local departure airport.

For guests exceeding the 150-mile limit, additional mileage will be charged at £1.80 per mile. All mileage is calculated using the map service at maps.google.com. At the time of booking, the guest pickup address and contact details are required. Note that for bookings with 3 to 4 guests may have larger vehicles. Please contact us or your local Travel Agent for further details.

PERSONALISED GROUP TRAVEL Scheduled Departures Enjoy incredible savings for bookings of nine or more guests; the more guests, the greater your discount. Call us to get a quote for your group and find out about our free trip policy too.

Custom Groups Trafalgar can customise group trips to suit your specifications in any one of our worldwide destinations. Simply let us know where you want to go, your preferred hotel standard and any particular sightseeing that you’re interested in and we’ll create an itinerary filled with authentic experiences. How ever you’re travelling, with family or friends, or in a group that shares a common interest, whether it be the arts, food or history, we’ll make sure that you discover the true essence of your chosen destination. For more information contact your Travel Agent who will work with our dedicated groups team, or contact Trafalgar Groups at groups@trafalgar.com Note: Minimum numbers for custom groups vary from 10-20 people based on selected destination.

Visit • View • See Below are descriptions relating to specific terms used within our brochure itinerary pages: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or Travel Director, which includes fast-track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to enjoy the sights and take some photos. See – Observe sights while passing by on your coach, cruise or train.

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