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THE REAL THING RICHER, DEEPER CONNECTIONS

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YOUR HAPPY PLACE 32 AWARD-WINNING EXPERIENCES

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CONTENTS 32 handcrafted itineraries to reveal the best of Europe. Discover the individual beauty across 23 countries during Autumn, Winter and Spring.

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

Days

Pages

The Real Thing

6-7

Real Britain

6

34-35

Make a Difference

8-9

Irish Highlights

7

36-37

Days

Pages

9

38-39

Spanish Wonder

9

40-41

Wonders of Portugal NEW

9

42-43

Highlights of Spain and Portugal

13

44-45

Spain, Morocco and Portugal

16

46-47

Days

Pages

Prague, Vienna and Budapest

10

48-49

10

50-51

6

52-53

Days

Pages

8

54-55

Free to Be

10

Your Happy Place

11

Your Savings

12-13

Booking Conditions

74-75

Extend Your Stay and Airport Transfers

76

MyTrafalgar and Gold Seal Additional Protection

77

FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND MOROCCO Enchanting France

NEW

CENTRAL, EASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULARS

Days

Pages

Imperial Europe

Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

7

14-15

Northern Lights of Iceland incl. the Blue Lagoon

Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany and Switzerland

8

16-17

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

German Christmas Markets

8

18-19

Best of Greece with One-Day Cruise Option Egyptian Itineraries

ITALY AND COMBINATIONS

Days

Pages

Jordan Experience with Dead Sea Option

9, 9, 12

56-57

5

58-59

8

20-21

Best of Turkey

14

60-61

Great Italian Cities

10

22-23

Best of Israel

9

62-63

Real Italy

10

24-25

Wonders of Italy NEW

11

26-27

EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES

Days

Pages

Best of Italy

13

28-29

European Highlights with Eurostar Option

7

64-65

European Traveller

8

66-67

Simply Italy

CITY EXPLORERS

Days

Pages

European Dream

8

68-69

London Explorer

8

30-31

Delights of London and Paris

9

70-71

Paris Explorer

8

32-33

European Whirl with Eurostar Option

12

72-73

TRIP STYLE KEY At Leisure Country Explorer

Regional Explorer

Christmas Spectaculars

Discoveries a f a m i ly o f br a n d s

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It’s the sight of pure-white snow blanketing the Alps in Switzerland. It’s the crunch of Autumn leaves as you wander the streets of Venice. It’s the warmth of mulled wine at the oldest Christmas market in France. 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; a world that isn’t black and white, but a kaleidoscope of colour – from the burnt orange of Autumn, to the ice blue of Winter and the green of a new Spring. That’s the beauty of Europe. From the iconic to the unexpected, Trafalgar connects you to the magic of the seasons and the colours of the world like no other. You choose the destination, we do the rest. 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.

5 million+ Happy Guests

72 years of Guided Travel

Italian Alps

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OUR TR AVEL ST YLES We've designed a variety of ways to share the secrets of Europe. Enrich your soul with the colour of the seasons in your choice of travel styles. Whenever you want to go, however you want to travel, that’s The Good Life.

COUNTRY EXPLORER

DISCOVERIES

REGIONAL EXPLORER

One country,

Tick off multiple countries

Get to know two or more

done in depth

in one amazing adventure

countries really well

With less distance to cover, you’ll be able

Make the most of your time in Europe

You’ll get a feel for a region, without

to focus on exploring a country or region

and see what makes this continent so

seeing the entire continent. Regional

on a deeper level. You’ll see the icons,

special. Thanks to multilingual Travel

Explorer trips connect you to people,

but then go where other travellers don’t

Directors and Local Specialists, seeing

places and experiences, with just the right

(and some places many locals don’t even

different cultures has never been so easy.

amount of cross-cultural immersion.

know about).

You’re also guaranteed local connections through our Be My Guest experiences.

AT LEISURE

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULARS

See Europe and Britain at a slower pace

Seasonal Specials

Holidays don’t have to be fast paced

Discover the festive charm of travelling

–
if you like yours in the slow lane, you’ll

during the holiday season. Be swept up

love our At Leisure trips. These journeys

in the magic of local Christmas markets,

are crafted to give you more time to

traditional tasty treats and spectacular

get lost, enjoy spontaneous moments

frozen landscapes.

and sleep in, while still gaining an appreciation for the regions you visit.

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU Exceptional holidays since 1947, with 80+ awards as the world's best guided holiday company.

The Real Thing From sampling Tuscan flavours in a 12th century castle, to gingerbread and steamy bratwurst at a German Christmas market, we connect you with the ‘soul’ of Europe through the seasons. You’ll break bread with locals, dive into culture and be enriched by the magic of Autumn, Winter and Spring. Read more, p.6

Free to Be

Get the real thing, without having to worry about a thing. We enable you to be truly in the moment, connected and inspired by the colours of Europe. Your handcrafted holiday and expert team ensure that you make the most of every day, leaving you ‘Free to Be’. Read more, p.10

Your Happy Place Whether you find it amidst the fairy lights lighting up the Champs-Élysées, or the fresh yellow daffodils at Buckingham Palace, 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 through the seasons. Read more, p.11

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The Real Thing We connect you with the heart of Europe in every season, whether it’s breaking bread with locals on a Be My Guest dinner, or seeing fairytales come to life at Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik –the oldest Christmas market in France. It’s these ‘pinch me’ moments that other travellers may never know about or have access to, but will colour your world forever.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS A Real Taste of Culture Warm up with a homecooked meal (and a local wine, or three!), and hear stories of daily life on an exclusive Be My Guest experience. This is the real taste of Europe, on a platter just for you.  Look out for the BG notation within the itinerary day-by-day for your Be My Guest experience.

MORILLO FAMILY

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CASTLE OF TREBBIO

SEVILLE, SPAIN

FLORENCE, ITALY

Enjoy a traditional

The Pazzi and de Medici feud

Andalusian dinner with

is brought to light in this visit

the Morillo family at their

to the 12th century Castle of

estate in Seville, where

Trebbio where you will enjoy

you’ll learn how to produce

a traditional Tuscan buffet,

and get to sample their

explore the castle dungeons

famed olive oil (after a

and indulge in olive oil and

welcome drink of sangria!).

wine tasting.

Spanish Wonder, p.40

Simply Italy, p.20

Pantheon on a snowy Winter day, Paris, France

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

HOTEL CENACOLO

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUVOIS

ASSISI, ITALY

LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

Built to welcome pilgrims visiting

Join the ranks of King Louis XII at this

Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully

extravagant 15th century French castle,

renovated old Franciscan convent

complete with sprawling gardens that

in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli.

show off the seasonal colours.

Château de Beauvois, France

Best of Italy, p.28

Enchanting France, p.38

DIVE INTO CULTURE

HIDDEN GEMS

Beyond the Icons

Local Secrets Revealed

Leave your guidebook at home and discover the magical moments of each

Your Travel Director will help you find the

and every season. Whether it’s the smell of roasted chestnuts and gingerbread

magic moments of Europe, enriching your

at Strasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, a display of delicate glassblowing on

soul with the colour of each season. On every

Giudecca Island, or a tour of the Vatican’s smooth and spiral staircase, in a part

trip, they’ll surprise you with Hidden Gems

of the Museum not open to the public. It’s these insider moments, secret spots

and secrets spots that you may never have

and local friends that will stay with you forever.

the chance to discover alone. We can’t tell you exactly where they are – that would ruin the moment. But you won’t be disappointed.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow We strive to make an impact globally, locally and individually – from connecting you with JoinTrafalgar experiences on trips where you can help us support local communities, to reducing our carbon footprint worldwide.

 On selected itineraries.

GIUDITTA BROZZETTI STUDIO

SCHLOSS LEOPOLDSKRON

PERUGIA, ITALY

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

Find Marta Cucchia in action
at her

The hills are alive at this handsome

workshop in Perugia (main image),

18th century
estate outside Salzburg

established in 1921. She's the only

where The Sound of Music's most

person in the world still using

romantic scenes were filmed.

jacquered wooden looms to weave

Staying here means you'll help

Umbrian, Medieval and Renaissance

JoinTrafalgar keep this iconic hotel

designs from wool and silk. Your

and its museum alive and preserve

visit supports JoinTrafalgar's efforts

scenes from the beloved classic

to keep this ancient craft alive.

for generations to come.

 Visit trafalgar.com to see on which selected European trips you can enjoy these unique JoinTrafalgar experiences, and all other worldwide trips where you can Make a Difference.

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THE REAL THING

Our Three Commitments

TreadRight Foundation As the non-profit arm of our family of travel brands, TreadRight is dedicated to supporting sustainable tourism initiatives around the world.

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

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 Céline Cousteau was a natural ambassador for TreadRight. As the granddaughter of explorer Jacques Cousteau, she has grown up with

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

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

Partner for a Better Future We’re working with employees,

of the day, people want meaning and purpose in their travel. People want to experience a place wholly and deeply".

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 Free the Children, 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 9

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Free to Be Just choose your destination and we’ll take care of the rest. We enable you to be truly in the moment, without needing to worry about a thing. You will enjoy rich, real connections with the places you go, and leave connected and inspired by our colourful world.

YOUR DEDICATED TEAM We’ll Show You the Way Our Travel Directors, Local Specialists and Drivers will share the magic of each season in every step, giving heartfelt service and

We bring you the very best handcrafted holidays and an expert team that will enable you to make the most of every day, effortlessly delving in the beauty of the seasons and leaving you ‘Free to Be’.

colouring your European experience in Autumn, Winter and Spring.

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 what’s so special about travelling through the seasons.

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 traffic rules – just recline and relax as you watch the world go by.

YOUR HAND CR AFTED HOLIDAY Make the most of your every day All your essentials are taken care of, 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.

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Vineyards in Autumn, Modena, Italy

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Your Happy Place We are your champions of happy. Whether you find it on the spring green hills out of Salzburg, the hidden streets of Venice while covered in autumn leaves, or sampling famous sherry in the city of Jerez, we’ll connect you to the moments that will let your best self shine. But don't take our word for it, take it from our travellers living The Good Life through the seasons.

REAL GUEST FEEDBACK

Meet Chye Hew HAPPY GUEST, FROM AUSTRALIA

Because We Believe So Much In What We Do, See For Yourself

«Our Travel Director’s passion for his job was unchallenged and his knowledge

We care and we listen closely to our guests. We publish our

of the history of the places we visited was astoundingly

live, unedited reviews online for everyone to see. It's this real

comprehensive. Best of all, he looked after our exclusive

guest feedback which fuels our innovation to continuely craft

needs and tried his best to please each person in some way.

Simply the Best holidays.

The sights we saw were incredible and the intimate Be My Guests dinners pulled at the heartstrings».

à Go to trafalgar.com/reviews to see for yourself.

Smiles All Around Our guests create infinite travel memories. These are endorsed by our real, unedited 4.6 star Feefo satisfaction rating. See what’s happening live by searching #simplytrafalgar

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YOUR SAVINGS

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Book Early Savings Conditions: *Per person, based on the Northern Lights of Iceland incl Blue Lagoon 22 December 2018 departure. These Book Early/Early Bird savings apply to the land portion of selected holidays and departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Not available on our CostSaver trips. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn without notice. Savings are subject to availability; check the dates and rates section of the trip online at trafalgar.com for current savings availability. See page 74 for full conditions.

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BOOK AGAIN SAVE

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When you book two or more trips. The more you book, the more you save.

BOOK TOGETHER SAVE 5% PER PERSON

EVEN MORE SAVINGS

FAMILY SAVE UP TO 10%

When travelling in a group of 5 – 8 people.

When travelling in a group of 9 or more people.

On most trips for young travellers 5 – 17 years old.

EXTRA DISCOUNTS

BOOK SOLO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

SHARED ROOMING

When you have three travellers sharing a triple room.

On some trips and departures, single supplements are discounted. Look for + on itinerary pages.

Travelling solo? We can pair you in a shared room with a fellow traveller of the same gender.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE DEPOSIT PROTECTION If you’re forced to cancel your trip, you won’t lose your deposit – we’ll keep it for five years as a credit towards a future trip.

GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION Our Gold Seal Additional Protection gives you insurance while you’re away, including trip cancellation up to 30 days prior to travel or interuptions to your trip due to illness. See page 77.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent, of course) as soon as enough guests are booked. Look out for the green tick when browsing prices and dates on trafalgar.com General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your holiday and are not applicable with extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Book again past guest savings are only available on select trips and departures, savings available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips, if you book two at once. Book again with two or more trips applies to holidays booked simultaneously, must be seven days or longer, savings are applied to the shortest trips, not available on our Israel, Jordan, Iceland and Egypt trips. Groups must be booked at the same time and on the same booking number. Group Discounts are not available on our Israel trip, internal flight portion of a trip or with our Special Rate Solo Rooming departures. Family discount for Young Travellers limited to one discount per room when accompanying an adult. Young Travellers must be aged 5-17 at time of travel and discount is not available on our Israel, Jordan and Egypt trips. Triple rooms are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Shared rooming will be accommodated in non-smoking twin rooms and is not applicable on our London, Paris and Rome City Explorers, Israel, Jordan and Greece trips. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years. Cancellation fees and deadlines remain unchanged.

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FESTIVE ST. PETERSBURG AND MOSCOW

7 days - 1 country

R20000 PP*

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Walk in the footsteps of Peter the Great along the winter-white carpets of St. Petersburg and Moscow – a discovery of Russia's vibrant, modern culture, haunting history, grand palaces and the imposing Red Square, on this festive sojourn to two fairy-tale imperial cities.

THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

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6 nights Hotel accommodation 8 meals 6 hot buffet breakfasts 2 dinners On-trip transport All transport shown (including high speed 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.

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Visit the home of the Tsars on a guided tour with a group size of fewer than 25 guests, exploring the treasures of St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum

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 ▶ the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg ▶ the Kremlin in Moscow View the Tsar's Winter Palace ▶ Nevsky Prospekt ▶ St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg ▶ Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

3 ST. PETERSBURG

RUSSIA

SIMPLY THE BEST Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 4.6 satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

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Christmas market in Red Square, Moscow

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive St. Petersburg (3 Nights) Imposing, stately, magnificent – St. Petersburg extends her warm welcome for a festive sojourn that will see you visit two imperial cities cloaked in a magical winter blanket. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and light dinner at your hotel before an enchanting introduction of the city during an orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky

7 Depart Moscow For now it's time to say a sad do svidaniya to two great Russian cities. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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q Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in St. Petersburg. The 30 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in St. Petersburg. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary. w Hermitage: Visit will take place on Day 2

instead of Day 3 on this marked departure.

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

4 St. Petersburg ▶  High-Speed Train ▶  Moscow (3 Nights) Tuck into hearty Russian fare before embarking by high-speed train to Moscow, passing a wintery landscape of soaring church spires and small villages. The Russian capital wears its extraordinary triumphs and tumultuous history on its sleeve and we have an opportunity to explore both over the next few days. Follow the imposing red walls of the Kremlin and chilly banks of the Moskva River on this exploration of Russia's political, economic, religious and financial hub. (BB) Hotel: Marriott Tverskaya

PRICE PP Start End St. Petersburg Moscow

WE 12 DEC MO 17 DEC WE 19 DEC qs SU 23 DEC

2 St. Petersburg Sightseeing d Admire Peter the Great's inspiring vision that culminated in the creation of a majestic city to rival Europe's most magnificent capitals. Join your Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour that will take you past the Tsar's regal Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the grand avenue of Nevsky Prospekt. Included is a visit to the 18th century Peter and Paul Fortress. (BB) 3 Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg e d Catherine the Great's cherished collection of art takes centre stage today as we enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Hermitage Museum with a Local Specialist. Navigate the spectacular corridors that house one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20 th century. Spend the rest of the day exploring the grand boulevards, golden spires and regal façades of this great city. Why not end your St. Petersburg visit in a colourful whirl of traditional dance at a Russian folklore show? (BB)

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

5 Kremlin: Visit will take place on Day 6 instead of Day 5 on these marked departures.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson

(19th-century Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer)

Airport transfers: On arrival at St. Petersburg Airport transfers will operate at 2.30pm and 5pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport at 5am and 11am and at Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 5am and 1pm. Important Visa Information: Visas are 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 R880 per person.

5 Moscow Christmas Markets e d An enchanting winter wonderland awaits as we admire the more than 400 dazzling light installations that illuminate the city for its annual Christmas Light festival. Meander through bustling squares that come alive with Christmas Market stalls – smells of mulled wine, gingerbread and caviar-filled crepes fill the air while stalls spill over with an astounding array of handcrafted gifts. Join a Local Specialist on a sightseeing tour to see the vibrant façade of St. Basil's Cathedral and visit the Kremlin. Then there's plenty of time to stock up on festive souvenirs and explore one of the world's grandest cities on your own terms. (BB)

WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

6 Moscow e Moscow's fascinating history and culture are yours to explore today. Spend your full day at leisure discovering the victories and tragedies that have shaped this magnificent city, from the elegant frescoed metro stations to the sad graveyard of Fallen Monuments. Consider visiting one of the city's museums or take an Optional Experience to Sergiyev Posad, the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. Our journey together is almost at its end as we join our travel companions for a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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CHRISTMAS MARKETS OF AUSTRIA, GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND

8 days - 4 countries

R18200 PP*

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Candles and carols, snowflakes and stollen – wander through central Europe's cosy Christmas markets sipping toasty Glühwein as you admire the handmade wooden toys, delectable Christmas fare and intricate decorations drawing crowds every year to enjoy its enchanting festive cheer.

THE ESSENTIALS All taken care of

a b c

7 nights Hotel accommodation 11 meals 7 hot buffet breakfasts 4 dinners On-trip transport All 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.

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Vienna and Salzburg

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS Visit the Christmas Markets of Vienna ▶ Salzburg ▶ Munich ▶ Innsbruck ▶ Luc erne City tour in Vienna ▶ Salzburg Orientation of Munic h ▶ Oberammergau ▶ Innsbruck ▶ Luc erne Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein View Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg ▶ the Marienplatz in Munich ▶ the Golden Roof in Innsbruck ▶ the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne See stunning Alpine sc enery

SIMPLY THE BEST Take it from our real reviews from real guests, we’ve earned an average 4.6 satisfaction rating. See all at: trafalgar.com/reviews

GERMANY VIENNA

MUNICH 2

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Vienna (2 Nights) Write your very own Christmas story on a festive foray to some of Europe's most magical Christmas Markets. Our journey begins in Vienna, which you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal followed by an evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront

3 Vienna ▶  Salzburg ▶  Munich (2 Nights) d Venture along the scenic Danube Valley to Mozart's beloved Salzburg, where we'll join a Local Specialist on a walking tour to see the beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens and the Old City before crossing Alpine landscapes to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. This evening, we dine at our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Sheraton Westpark 4 Munich Orientation e Bundle up warmly and join your Travel Director on an orientation tour of one of Germany's liveliest cities. Embrace the festive cheer in Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. Then, spend the rest of your day savouring the sights, sounds and smells of Munich's Christmas market – a dazzling display of twinkling lights, carols and a magnificent Christmas tree. Continue your feast and indulge in Munich's unrivalled hospitality with an optional visit to a famous beer hall. (BB)

8 Lucerne ▶  Depart Zurich We bid a festive farewell to our travel companions, returning home with magical Christmas memories. There is a morning transfer to Zurich airport from Lucerne. Conditions apply. (BB) Note: Please do not book flights which depart before 10am from Zurich airport.

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2 Vienna Sightseeing and Christmas Markets d Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the Austrian capital, from its Parliament and City Hall to the grand State Opera House and Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsburgs, one of the most powerful royal houses of Europe. We feed our Christmas spirit with a visit to the enchanting Christkindlmarkt this afternoon and feast on delicious gingerbread and Glühwein, wandering past wooden stalls piled high with handcrafted toys, seasonal gifts and tasty festive fare. (BB)

yours to explore this charming Swiss city, or join your Travel Director for an Optional Experience to the peak of a nearby mountain top. Tonight, we celebrate our magical journey together during a Farewell Dinner filled with Christmas cheer and all the trimmings. (BB, FD)

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I had the best time :) Everything was very well organised. It was good value for money. Our travel director was very informative and kept things fun. Lynsey, from South Africa

Airport Transfers: On arrival at Vienna airport transfers will operate at 10am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from Lucerne will arrive at Zurich Airport at 8am. Christmas Markets: Are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 24 December 2018. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and excursions in keeping with the events of the season. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1010 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

5 Munich ▶  Oberammergau ▶  Innsbruck We leave Munich behind and travel through the romantic Bavarian countryside en route to Oberammergau, which hosts the poignant Passion Play every ten years. Admire the village's intricate woodcarvings and elaborate frescoes depicting Bavarian themes before continuing to Innsbruck. Indulge in delicious Kiachl doughnuts and Glühwein at the bustling Christmas market before returning to your hotel for dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Grauer Bär 6 Innsbruck ▶  Vaduz ▶  Lucerne (2 Nights) A fairy-tale winter wonderland beckons as we see the ski jump that towers over Innsbruck and continue to Vaduz to view its turreted castle, perched perfectly above the Liechtenstein capital. Our final stop today is in Lucerne, where we'll spend the next two nights. Our orientation tour of the city takes us past the sad Lion of Lucerne and famous wooden Chapel Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Astoria 7 Lucerne Orientation e Embrace the Yuletide cheer in true Swiss-style during a visit to Lucerne's Christmas market at Franziskanerplatz, in the heart of the city's Old Town. Ramble past traditional wooden stalls, a warm mug of Glühwein in hand, and admire the swirling Christmas carousel with the joyful sounds of happy children. The rest of the day is

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Frankfurt Tame your festive wanderlust with the smells of Glühwein and Stollen on this magical journey that begins in Frankfurt. After check-in this afternoon, join your Travel Director on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Later, meet with your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

Berlin embarking on a sightseeing tour past the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the Reichstag building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. The rest of the day is yours to explore this cosmopolitan city or consider joining Berlin's Secret Past Optional Experience. Our magical Christmas journey almost at its end, we'll spend the evening with our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a delicious Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB, FD)

3 Nuremberg ▶  Eisenach (Wartburg Castle) ▶  Erfurt ▶  Weimar Embrace hundreds of years of festive spirit at the Eisenach Christmas market held in the UNESCO World Heritage Wartburg Castle. Ramble past sizzling Bratwurst and steaming vats of Glühwein as you soak up the magical atmosphere. Next on our Christmas wish-list is Erfurt's medieval market – its Weinachtspyramiden is the gateway to delicious aromas of schnitzel, gingerbread and egg punch, enjoyed against the backdrop of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Severus Church. See the market Ferris wheel and Merchants' Bridge, the largest inhabited bridge in Europe, spanning 120m. Our final stop on our festive foray today is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Weimar, where tonight we dine at our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Leonardo 4 Weimar ▶  Dresden (2 Nights) Enjoy a leisurely morning in Weimar before travelling to Dresden, the ‘Florence on the Elbe'. Spend the day admiring the magnificent restoration of a city that was all but destroyed during World War II. Consider indulging in traditional German cuisine this evening at a local restaurant. (BB) Hotel: Pullman Newa 5 Full Day at Dresden Christmas Market Germany's Christmas traditions take centre stage today as we wander through Dresden's Striezelmarkt, Germany's oldest Christmas market. Admire the dazzling display of twinkling lights, handcrafted decorations and Christmas carols. If you're lucky enough to visit on the second weekend in advent, pay homage to the original Dresdner Christstollen. (BB)

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2 Frankfurt ▶  Rothenburg ▶  Nuremberg 8 Depart Berlin Fairy-tale Bavarian landscapes line your journey For now, it's time to bid a festive farewell to to the medieval walled town of Rothenburg where our travel companions as we return home you'll enjoy an orientation walk with your Travel filled with magical memories. Morning Director past picture-perfect half-timbered transfers are available to Berlin Tegel Airport. houses and the old Town Hall. Savour a slice Conditions apply. (BB) or two of Schneeballen or shop for gifts at the Reiterlesmarkt before continuing to Nuremberg with its mighty ramparts and St. Sebald's Church. Our next stop is the famous Christkindlesmarkt where sweet gingerbread hearts hang from the stalls and the famous Zwetschgenmännle prune men pose in all their Christmas splendour. (BB, D) Hotel: Novotel Messezentrum

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport Transfers: On arrival to 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 Berlin Tegel Airport at 8am and 10am. Christmas Markets: Are generally open from the beginning of Advent until 24 December 2018. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and Christmas market inclusions in keeping with the events of the season. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1010 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share.

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6 Dresden ▶  Leipzig ▶  Berlin (2 Nights) Immerse yourself in centuries of Yuletide traditions at Leipzig Christmas market as you wander past more than 250 decorated stalls in the Marktplatz. Take a trip back in time as you savour the scents of Glögi wine and admire the traditional crafts in ‘Ancient Leipzig'. We leave vibrant Leipzig for Berlin where we'll spend the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Sheraton Grand Esplanade 7 Berlin Sightseeing e d You won't need Santa's reindeer to ascend hundreds of metres into the air for a Cultural Insight and 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Join your Local Specialist for fascinating insights into old East and West d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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BE MY GUEST The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan buffet, explore the castle dungeons, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting

CULTURAL INSIGHTS Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo at The Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Ah Roma! Once the capital of the world and today yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most magnificent sights, including St. Peter's Basilica. (WR) Hotel: Grand Tiberio

7 Florence ▶  Siena ▶  Rome Our romance with Italy continues as we head south to the charming medieval city of Siena. See the impressive Piazza del Campo where the Palio di Siena horse race has been held for centuries, then consider indulging in a slice or two of the local Panforte before continuing to the Eternal City of Rome. Tonight we toast to our new-found gioia di vivere inspired by Italy. Join your Travel Director and amici for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici

3 Rome ▶  Venice (2 Nights) We journey through scenic Umbria today to see the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto before travelling through Tuscany with its Chianti vineyards and terraced olive groves. Cross the lush Apennine Mountains en route to Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. Tonight, we dine at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini 4 Venice Orientation e d The exquisite ancient tradition of glassblowing takes centre stage this morning on a Cultural Insight to Giudecca Island where we'll visit a glassblowing workshop. Exploring the magical waterways of Venice, we take an orientation cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark's Square, viewing the ornate Doge's Palace and renowned Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound prisoners would make as they crossed the bridge to meet their executioner. Spend the rest of the day exploring the charming calle and canals of Venice, or join an Optional Experience boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious traditional meal. (BB)

The experience of my trip was beyond my expectations. Simply put, it was magnifico.

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ITALY AND COMBINATIONS

2 Rome Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist this morning for a tour of the Vatican Museums and Cultural 8 Depart Rome Insight. Ascend the smooth and step-less Arrivederci Roma! We bid a fond farewell to a Bramante spiral staircase, admire Michelangelo's memorable journey through Italy. Transfers magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. and visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his sorrowful Conditions apply. (BB) Pietà. We venture to the birthplace of western civilisation next and celebrate the enduring symbols that stand today as a testament of the might of an ancient power. See the impressive Colosseum, where brave warriors once battled for supremacy and Circus Maximus where chariots would thunder down the racetrack. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore more of the city or people-watch in one of the grand piazze sipping an Italian coffee or two. (BB)

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7 Venice Carnival: This departure will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2019.

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Airport Transfers: Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm, and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1010 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details.

5 Venice ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence (2 Nights) The city of Pisa beckons this morning as we cross the Veneto plains and steep Appenine Mountains to see its incredible Leaning Tower, carved marble Cathedral and the Baptistery in the Square of Miracles. We continue through the vineyard-clad hills of Tuscany to Renaissance Florence for our two-night stay. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

6 Florence Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist on a guided walking tour through the charming cobblestone streets and squares of Florence. See the multi-coloured Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria before venturing across the Arno River to Piazzale Michelangelo where you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of this glorious city. Spend the rest of your morning shopping for leather and gold, retire to a café for decadent hot chocolate, or consider visiting the Fine Arts Academy to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. The 12th century Castle of Trebbio welcomes us for an authentic Be My Guest Tuscan lunch, and olive oil and wine tasting. (BB, BG)

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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, used as a location for many famous films like ‘Room with a View' and ‘Tea with Mussolini'

CULTURAL INSIGHT Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo at The Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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Arrive Rome (3 Nights) You're in for a bellissimo journey through the spectacular capitals of Italy, which kicks off in the Eternal City of Rome. Join your travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Welcome Reception. Your introduction to la dolce vita begins with an orientation drive to view the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica. (WR) Hotel: Victoria

Venice ▶ Canal Cruise and Orientation ed Savour the unforgettable sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square to admire the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Encounter the delicate Venetian art of glassblowing during a Cultural Insight on Giudecca Island before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Visit the Fine Arts Academy, relax at a café on St. Mark's Square or consider a boat trip to the colourful fishing island of Burano for a delicious meal. (BB) Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Rialto Food Market d Sites made famous in poetry, song and prose are explored today during a leisurely stroll from our hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge where we will join a guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will bring all the flavours of Italy to life at a centuries-old food market. Ambling through the narrow calle of Venice, we admire the beautiful architecture, including walking over the Rialto Bridge before spending the rest of the day to visit the sights of your choice. Our love affair with Italy's capitals comes to an end this evening as we enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, FD)

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Rome At Leisure e The cobblestone streets and charming piazze of Rome are yours to explore today. Ask your Travel Director for tips on what to see and do, or consider an Optional Experience to the fascinating excavations at the tragic city of Pompeii, near the Bay of Naples. (BB)

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Rome ▶ Assisi ▶ Florence (3 Nights) d Today we meander north to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Join your Local Specialist for a visit to the Basilica, the final resting place of this famous saint. Our final stop in Assisi is Giotto's enchanting frescoes before continuing our 10 Depart Venice journey through the scenic Tuscan countryside to For now it's time to say a fond arrivederci to the picturesque Renaissance city of Florence. (BB) Italy and newfound friends who have shared Hotel: Ambasciatori in the memorable sights, sounds and flavours. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure e d Enjoy a leisurely encounter with the artistic and architectural marvels of Florence during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist . Visit the striking Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and palazzi. Amble through the charming cobblestone lanes to the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, before admiring the scenic view of the Ponte Vecchio straddling the Arno River. Spend the rest of the afternoon sauntering through the historic 3 nights each in centre of Florence, shopping for high-quality leather for which the city is famous, or admiring Rome, Florence and the artistic contribution of the de' Medicis at Venice. Savour all the every turn. (BB)

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Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure e d We embark today on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist at the Vatican Museums, enjoying a Cultural Insight into the great men whose astonishing works were said to have been inspired by the divine. See Bramante's 8 smooth and step-less spiral staircase, the magnificent frescoed ceiling painted by Michelangelo in the serene Sistine Chapel and his sorrowful Pietà during our visit to St. Peter's Basilica. We tread in the footsteps of gladiators, slaves, merchants and royalty, crossing the Tiber River into Imperial Rome to visit the ancient Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire. Imagine crowds of enthusiastic onlookers cheering their chariot racers to victory at the Circus Maximus before the rest of the afternoon spent at leisure discovering more of the city or relaxing at a pavement café and 9 watching the frenetic pace of Rome. (BB)

Florence ▶ Bologna ▶ Venice (3 Nights) d Travelling north, through the Apennines, we arrive in the medieval city of Bologna, perhaps best known for the delicious spaghetti sauce that bears its name. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Then it's off to the romantic island city of Venice with its rich cultural and artistic heritage which you will have an opportunity to explore on your own terms this evening. Glide along its enchanting canals in a gondola or wander through the city's labyrinthine lanes, over bridges and into quiet campi before dining tonight at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini

q Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome and New Year's Eve in Venice. The 26 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Florence. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary. 7 Venice Carnival: This departure will be staying in Venice during the Carnival of Venice 2019.

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 Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1120 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

CULTURAL INSIGHT Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo at the Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries.

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THE ICONS City tour in Rome ▶ Florence ▶ Capri ▶ Pompeii

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Visit St. Peter's Basilica ▶ the Colosseum and Vatican Museums in Rome ▶ the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri View St. Mark's Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice ▶ Juliet's Balcony in Verona ▶ the Duomo in Florence ▶ the Abbey of Monte Cassino See the canals of Venice ▶ Mount Vesuvius

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Our launch pad to an epic journey through Italy begins in the Eternal City of Rome. Tread in the footsteps of gods and goddesses, emperors and gladiators as you explore its ancient streets before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of the city's most iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Grand Tiberio

8 Isle Of Capri Excursion e d Cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the chic island playground of Capri where you'll join a Local Specialist to see its sophisticated sights and rub shoulders with the beautiful people. Consider an Optional Experience to Anacapri for beautiful views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and insight into a slower, more peaceful way of life. This evening, the flavours of fresh seafood are celebrated during a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) 9 Sorrento ▶  Pompeii ▶  Cassino ▶  Rome d The tragic immortalisation of an ancient civilisation is ours to explore at Pompeii today, preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. We join a Local Specialist for a walking tour to gain insights into the day-today life of the city's former residents. Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Cassino, which lies below the famous Montecassino Abbey, the site of a fierce battle during World War II. Our Italian odyssey ends in Rome where we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a Farewell Dinner, celebrating excess in true Italian style. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici

3 Rome ▶  Venice (2 Nights) d Journey past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto and cross the steep Appenine Mountains 10 Depart Rome It's time to bid Rome a sad arrivederci as we before arriving in Venice, the Queen of the prepare to depart Italy. Transfers are available to Adriatic, where tonight we enjoy a Regional Meal. Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) (BB, RM) Hotel: Le Boulevard 4 Venice Orientation e d Witness the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing during a Cultural Insight at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square, sharing the city's bustling waterways with ferries, gondolas and yachts. We'll see the Byzantine Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and ornate Doges' Palace before spending the rest of the afternoon exploring the labyrinthine calle or enjoying a relaxing spritz in a quiet piazza. (BB) 5 Venice ▶  Verona ▶  Florence (2 Nights) d Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers take centre stage today as we take a leisurely drive to Verona, the setting for Romeo and Juliet. We'll see the impressive Roman Arena, the third-largest in Italy, and Juliet's balcony. Departing Verona, we travel south, through the rolling vineyard-clad landscapes of Tuscany to Renaissance Florence where we'll spend the evening indulging in a memorable Be My Guest dinner with the Landi family set within a beautiful garden of oak trees. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo 6 Florence Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist for a guided walking tour through the charming cobblestone streets of Florence, past the multi-coloured Duomo with its impressive dome engineered by Brunelleschi and the Baptistery with its inspiring gilded bronze doors. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore a city that inspired artists, poets and painters to create masterpieces. Consider a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo's statue of David, enjoy spectacular views from Piazza Michelangelo or take an Optional Experience to medieval San Gimignano, famous for its hilltop towers. (BB)

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ITALY AND COMBINATIONS

2 Rome Sightseeing e d We join a Local Specialist this morning for a fascinating tour of the Vatican Museums and a Cultural Insight. Ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by Donato Bramanto and admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel before visiting St. Peter's Basilica to see his sorrowful Pietà. We continue to the Palatine Hill, once the capital of the world, imagining the thunderous applause of spectators as they cheered brave warriors in the Colosseum and Circus Maximus centuries ago. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or relax in one of the city's piazze watching the world go by. (BB)

nights is Sorrento and our introduction to the Amalfi Coast, a delicious dinner at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Johanna Park

3 Vatican Museum: Visit will take place on Day 9 instead of Day 2 on this departure.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport Transfers: Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1260 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details.

Take only memories; leave only footprints.

Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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7 Florence ▶  Sorrento (2 Nights) Travel through the fertile Campanian plains to the Bay of Naples that lies in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Our home for the next two d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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Pay tribute to the extraordinary masterpieces of Italy's greats – the captivating arias of Puccini and splendour of da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli's talents in their full glory throughout this enduring exploration of Italy's alluring art, architecture and old-world charm. See the city of one hundred churches, the imposing towers of picturesque San Gimignano and the seas of pastel pinks, yellows and blues that cling dramatically to the Cinque Terre's Ligurian cliffs.

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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 The Lenzi family invites you to join them for dinner and a Chianti and olive oil tasting on their Tuscan wine farm which is located on the ancient road between Siena and Florence

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli

CULTURAL INSIGHT

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Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo at The Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries

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City tour in Rome ▶ Florence ▶ Assisi Orientation of Pisa ▶ San Gimignano ▶ Verona ▶ Venice Visit The Vatican Museums ▶ The Colosseum in Rome ▶ a Venetian glassblowing factory ▶ UNESCO World Heritage Tivoli Gardens Travel by train to the Cinque Terre View the ancient sites of Rome ▶ Leaning Tower of Pisa

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Open your heart to a whirlwind of fiery passion, fascinating antiquities and hearty flavours crafted by Italian mammas over centuries. Join your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to see St. Peter's Basilica and the bustling cityscape by night. (WR) Hotel: Il Cantico

8 Venice Orientation e d We cruise by private launch to the island of Giudecca to enjoy a unique Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassblowing before seeing St. Mark's Basilica, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. (BB)

one of the city's ancient towers for panoramic views. (BB) Hotel: Grand Guinigi Lucca

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ITALY AND COMBINATIONS

9 Venice ▶  Bologna ▶  Assisi Travel through scenic countryside to the mystical town of Assisi, stopping en route in the city of Bologna to view its Kissing Towers that lean 2 Rome Sightseeing e d towards each other. We continue to our hotel in Visit the Vatican for an included sightseeing tour Assisi where we will dine this evening. (BB, DW) with a Local Specialist at The Vatican Museums. Hotel: Cenacolo Authentic Accommodation Admire the works of great masters – the smooth, 10 Assisi Sightseeing ▶  Tivoli Gardens step-less spiral staircase designed by famous ▶  Rome d architect Donato Bramante, the magnificent Discover the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi in his frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and home town on the slopes of Mount Subasio. We sorrowful Pietà inside of St. Peter's Basilica. join a Local Specialist who will take us on a In ancient Rome, we remember the brave fascinating walking tour to visit the Basilica of gladiators who fought for supremacy at the St. Francis, renowned for its beautiful frescoes Colosseum during our included visit, and see the depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Circus Maximus. This afternoon we have time to We continue to Tivoli for a guided visit with a explore more of the city's sights. (BB) Local Specialist of the UNESCO World Heritage 3 Rome ▶  Pisa ▶  Lucca (2 Nights) terraced hillside Renaissance gardens of Villa We travel north to the city of Pisa, visiting its d'Este. This evening we enjoy an early special Square of Miracles to view the architectural feat Farewell Dinner with our fellow travellers and of the Leaning Tower and picturesque UNESCO Travel Director before returning to Rome. designated Piazza del Duomo with Italy's largest (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici Baptistery. Continue onto Lucca with free time to 11 Depart Rome meander through the medieval streets to admire It's time to say a fond saluto to Italy and our the 14th Century San Martino Cathedral and the newfound friends after a memorable journey. Piazza dell'Anfiteatro built on the site of an ancient Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Roman arena, relax in Piazza San Michele or ascend

YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNER

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.

4 Cinque Terre Excursion d A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues cling dramatically to the Ligurian cliffs in the charming Cinque Terre (Five Lands) UNESCO World Heritage Site which we will have an opportunity to explore today on our included excursion. Join a Local Specialist and travel by train to experience unforgettable old-world charm in a picturesque fishing village. (BB, DW)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1390 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76.

5 Lucca ▶  San Gimignano ▶  Florence (2 Nights) d The gentle Tuscan landscape gives way to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, famed for its stunning medieval architecture and 72 historic towers. We enjoy a Be My Guest lunch with wine in a beautiful family owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills, before arriving in Florence, our home for the next two nights. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

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6 Florence Sightseeing e d We join a Local Specialist who will bring the legacy of the influential de'Medici family to life. Walk along the cobblestone lanes into expansive piazze, viewing the magnificent marble Duomo and the replica of the David statue in Piazza della Signoria. View the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio and admire spectacular panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Cradle of the Renaissance on your terms. (BB) 7 Florence ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers are remembered today during our jaunt to the romantic city of Verona where we will view Juliet's Balcony and the 1st century Roman Arena, still used today to host spectacular operatic performances. We venture to Venice next, our home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini

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

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12 nights Hotel accommodation 19 meals 12 hot buffet breakfasts 7 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine On-trip transport All transport shown (including return Capri cruise) 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 The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan buffet, explore the castle dungeons, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli

CULTURAL INSIGHT

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

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Orientation of Venic e ▶ Milan Visit St. Peter's Basilic a ▶ the Sistine Chapel ▶ Vatican Museum ▶ the Colosseum in Rome ▶ the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino ▶ the excavations at Pompeii ▶ St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, picturesque Lake Como, the medieval city of San Gimignano

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Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri, private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice View the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino ▶ Juliet's Balcony in Verona ▶ the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice ▶ the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan ▶ the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo in Florence See the ancient sites of Rome including Circ us Maximus

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Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1640 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details.

7 Venice Orientation e d We venture to the island of Giudecca where talented tradesmen share their centuries-old glassmaking traditions in a Cultural Insight, before meandering through the domain of St. Mark to view the impressive square and Basilica that still bear his name. Our journey through Venice takes us past the opulent Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, before an afternoon at leisure. (BB)

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Please note: On certain departures Verona will be visited on Day 8 instead of Day 6.

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6 Assisi ▶  Verona ▶  Venice (2 Nights) d Today enjoy the glorious countryside and historic architecture of the Emilia Romagna region. This area is also renowned for its cuisine such as tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. Travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet's Balcony. Arrive later in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. (BB, DW) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus

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ITALY AND COMBINATIONS

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8 Venice ▶  Milan ▶  Lake Maggiore (2 Nights) Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Today we cross the lush green plains of Ciao Roma! Explore this imperial city of emperors Lombardy to sophisticated Milan, the global and senators, gods and goddesses, before capital of design and fashion. An orientation joining your companions and Travel Director tour takes us past the intricate Gothic Duomo, later for a Welcome Reception. Our introduction La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria, to the Eternal City is an evening orientation drive before we enjoy a Regional Meal. (BB, RM) to view some of the sights which await you. (WR) Hotel: Barchetta Excelsior Hotel: Grand Tiberio 9 Lake Como Excursion d Rome Sightseeing e d The glistening blue waters of Lake Como The Holy See takes centre stage today as we join welcome us today, with free time to enjoy the a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing lakeside lifestyle and beautiful scenery that tour in the fascinating Vatican Museums. Witness has enchanted visitors for millennia. Spend first-hand the masterpieces of Bramante and the day exploring the picturesque little towns, Michelangelo in a Cultural Insight, admiring indulge in the delicious gelato of the area, take the smooth, step-less staircase, the magnificent the funicular for spectacular views of the lake or frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel Experience perhaps consider a cruise on the lake. (BB) and the marble masterpiece of Pietà, housed 10 Lake Maggiore ▶  Pisa ▶  Florence in St. Peter's Basilica. We venture across the (2 Nights) Tiber and into Ancient Rome to visit the famous The charm of Tuscany lures us across the forested Colosseum and see Circus Maximus, once the site Apennine Mountains, past Genoa to the famous of celebrated chariot races. This afternoon, enjoy city of Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we free time to explore the city streets of Rome on will enjoy an opportunity to view the Leaning your terms. (BB) Tower. Our next stop is Florence, the Cradle of the Rome ▶  Cassino ▶  Pompeii ▶  Sorrento Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo (2 Nights) d 11 Florence Sightseeing e d Today we pay tribute to the brave souls of the Delve into the extravagant legacy of the de' World War II Italian Campaign whose last resting Medici in the company of a Local Specialist. The place is the Commonwealth War Cemetery elegant Duomo dominates the skyline as we visit in Cassino. We view the Benedictine Abbey, Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite statues which featured as the site of the Battle of Monte and palazzi. Enjoy spectacular panoramic Cassino in 1944, before heading south to the views of the beautiful skyline of Florence and well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Here we join the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio from Piazzale a Local Specialist who will share details of the Michelangelo. Tonight experience typical Tuscan devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius cuisine as you enjoy a special Be My Guest in AD 79. (BB, DW) Hotel: Johanna Park dinner with a local family. (BB, BG) Isle of Capri Excursion d 12 Florence ▶  San Gimignano ▶  Rome We cross the Bay of Naples today by ferry to the This morning we visit the charming Tuscan hill glamorous Isle of Capri where we will visit some town of San Gimignano, within whose colourful of its landmark sights. Wander past the chic city walls are extraordinary examples of boutiques and pavement cafés in Capri Town in medieval architecture and history. This evening the company of a Local Specialist. (BB) in Rome we enjoy a Farewell Dinner spent in the Sorrento ▶  Assisi d company of newfound friends and our Travel We join our Local Specialist in Assisi for a Director. (BB, FD) Hotel: Grand Tiberio walking tour to visit the Basilica of St. Francis. 13 Depart Rome See the remnants of Roman heritage at the Our discovery of the best of Italy has sadly church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, shop come to an end. Transfers are available to Rome on Corza Mazzini or admire the beautiful Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB) façade of San Rufino Cathedral. Dine tonight

Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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The Union Jack waves its greeting as you amble through London's avenues and lush green spaces, tracing centuries of heritage and historical landmarks from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace on this At Leisure holiday. Marvel at castles, cathedrals and palaces, see the picturesque Cotswolds and indulge in a traditional English cream tea.

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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 Forage for the freshest food buys at Britain's most renowned food market – Borough Market and rub shoulders with royalty enjoying an English cream tea at Kensington Palace

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in London and a guided tour of Westminster Abbey

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

THE ICONS City tour in London Orientation of Borough Market ▶ Greenwich Visit Windsor Castle ▶ Stonehenge ▶ Westminster Abbey ▶ Kensington Palace ▶ You will also have a choice of fantastic free museums to visit including the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum View Big Ben ▶ the Houses of Parliament ▶ Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace

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London Sightseeing and At Leisure or Tower of London Optional Experience e Ease into London's energetic pace this morning before embarking on an included half-day sightseeing tour with your Travel Director featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. See the stately Changing of the Guard before your sightseeing tour finishes in central London. 8 Spend the rest of the day enjoying a slice of London culture or join an Optional Experience to the Tower of London to see the magnificent Crown Jewels and meet the Yeoman Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress. This evening, we enjoy a delicious meal at Heddon Street Kitchen in the heart of the West End – one of Chef Gordon Ramsay's most-celebrated London eateries. (FB, RM) Excursion to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge Regal traditions and ancient monuments take centre stage today as we embark on a full-day excursion from London. Visit Windsor Castle, one of the Queen's elegant homes including the superb Georgian State Apartments and St. George's Chapel before free time for lunch in this historic market town. Our next stop sees us delve into the fascinating history of the bestknown prehistoric monument in Europe – the ancient circle at Stonehenge before returning to London. (FB) London At Leisure or full-day Optional Experience to Oxford and the Cotswolds e Armed with your 3-day travel pass, London truly is your oyster. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions on how to make the most out of your full day at leisure. Walk through 'The City' exploring the oldest part of London. Pay tribute to Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square and wander down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Alternatively, consider a full-day Optional Experience to the enchanting Cotswolds, visiting Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon with a stop in the university town of Oxford. Get a real taste of the city this evening with Trafalgar's exclusive Eatwith Optional Experiences. Consider sharing delicious traditional flavours with a local family in their home. (FB) Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with English Cream Tea d Imagine the kings and queens who have glided gracefully up the 13th century mosaic floor of Westminster Abbey which we will have an opportunity to explore this morning on a guided visit with a Local Specialist. Later, visit Kensington Palace for a Cultural Insight into the lives of the Royal Family. Tour the Royal Palace that was once home to Diana, Princess of Wales, and indulge in a delicious English cream tea in The Orangery surrounded by beautiful formal gardens before returning to your hotel. (FB)

London At Leisure and Farewell Dinner in Greenwich e Enjoy one last full day in the lively city streets of London. This afternoon meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a leisurely cruise down the Thames to Greenwich. Sail under the famous Tower Bridge before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a historic pub with a toast to your unforgettable week. (FB, FD) Depart London After breakfast, say a fond farewell to London and newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable At Leisure holiday in one of the world's greatest cities. Airport Transfers to London Airports are available to purchase. Conditions apply. (FB)

PERFECT COMBINATIONS INCLUDING ROME EXPLORER Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see pages 32-33 for the ‘Paris Explorer’ or visit our website for the ‘Rome Explorer’.

WINTER WONDERLAND HYDE PARK Mid November 2018 - Early January 2019 Get in the festive spirit and visit Hyde Park which hosts the annual Winter Wonderland extravaganza! This is a popular event which attracts people from all over the country, offering festive cuisine from all over the world, handcrafted gift s and unique experiences like enjoying a cocktail in Bar Ice, admiring the sculptures in The Magical Ice Kingdom or watching the spinning acrobats in the Circus Megadome. There is something for everyone!

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share and triple rooms are not available on this trip. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 76 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R900 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details.

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the daily lives of Londoners. Embrace your inner foodie and indulge in the flavours of the best of British, before spending the rest of the day at leisure visiting London's extraordinary museums, many of which are free to visit. Use your London Oyster card to traverse the length and breadth of London. (FB)

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EATWITH OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar’s exclusive Eatwith Optional Experiences. Visit Christabel at her North London home and enjoy a slice of her legendary salted caramel tart.

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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 Discover Paris on Parisian terms as your Local Specialist reveals some of the city's hidden gems, including a behind the scenes tour of Montmartre to discover the secrets of the artists quarter. The secrets of la cuisine are yours to discover and enjoy as you learn how to cook the Parisian way with a local chef

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy an in-depth, intimate guided tour at the fascinating Louvre Museum in a group size of no more than 25 guests

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Paris, Montmartre, the Louvre and Versailles

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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Paris Sightseeing and At Leisure e Join your Travel Director this morning for a fascinating tour of this mesmerising city. View the grand Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and Arc de Triomphe, built by Napoleon in the 19th century. Delve into its hidden squares and secret passages, visiting one of Paris' most historic neighbourhoods and a favourite local haunt that remains a secret to outsiders. Gaze from the second level of the Eiffel Tower to the boulevards below. Spend the evening at leisure, or take an Optional Experience to the Latin Quarter for a visit inside the medieval Notre-Dame and a scenic 8 cruise down the River Seine. (BB) Paris At Leisure or Optional D-Day Beach Experience e Spend the day soaking up the sights and sounds of this elegant European capital. Your Travel Director will suggest activities and attractions that will ensure a memorable day spent discovering Paris. You may wish to experience a full-day Optional Experience on the northern coast of France to uncover the poignant history of the D-Day Landing. Spend your evening at leisure exploring the city's glittering sights at night or use your Parisian Brasserie voucher to indulge in delicious French flavours at one of the nearby brasseries. (BB) Full-Day Excursion to the Palace and Royal Estate of Versailles d e Tread in the footsteps of French nobility and explore the opulence and splendour of Versailles. Join a Local Specialist as you wander through the palace's extraordinary Hall of Mirrors and Battles Gallery. Meander through the picturesque Royal Gardens and visit Petit Trianon to see first-hand how the French Royal Family lived in private. Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar's exclusive Eatwith Optional Experiences. Share delicious traditional flavours with a local family in their home. (BB) French Cuisine Experience and At Leisure e d Enjoy a Cultural Insight savouring the exquisite flavours of French cuisine as you meet a real Parisian chef for an unforgettable gourmet lunch experience, delving into local culinary secrets, delicious flavours and aromas that you will have an opportunity to create yourself and enjoy afterwards. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening perhaps discover the pageantry and French flair of a traditional cabaret performance at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. (BB, RM) Visit Montmartre and the Louvre d A leisurely start to our morning sees us take a private street trolley car back in time to the colourful hillside “village” of Montmartre and home to the picturesque Sacré-Coeur. Join your Local Specialist and tread in the footsteps of Picasso, Dali and Van Gogh as you meander through hidden squares, artists' haunts and

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Paris Morning At Leisure, Walking Tour and Farewell Dinner e Today is your last chance for last-minute souvenir shopping or alternatively participate on an Optional Experience to visit the Musée d'Orsay. During the festive season, visit the Christmas markets that are held all over the capital: in Montparnasse, on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and in La Défense. Or visit the Nativity scenes in Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, the Madeleine church, and Basilique Sacré-Cœur. Whether they be traditional, baroque or modern, these veritable works of art welcome a large number of visitors. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour to a part of Paris where you will discover how the French Revolution began. Join your Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner at an iconic Parisian restaurant dating back to 1686. (BB, FD) Depart Paris After breakfast, it's time to bid Paris au revoir as you prepare to return home after a memorable At Leisure break in one of the world's greatest cities. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

PERFECT COMBINATIONS INCLUDING ROME EXPLORER Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see pages 30-31 for the ‘London Explorer’ or visit our website for the ‘Rome Explorer’.

DINE OUT AT A TOP PARISIAN BRASSERIE Included Parisian Brasserie voucher which gives you a choice of centrally located Parisian brasseries to visit for either lunch or dinner.

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Arrive Paris (7 Nights) Paris is well deserving of its title – the City of Light – and it is yours to explore At Leisure in depth over the next few days. Check-in to your centrally located hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know your picturesque surrounds. Wander through the leafy boulevards and winding cobblestone lanes of the French capital, stopping for a leisurely café au lait while watching sophisticated Parisians go by their day-to-day. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a quintessentially Parisian Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel

romantic hideaways. Spend the rest of the day at leisure embracing your inner bon vivant before embarking on a special evening experience at the renowned Louvre museum. Enjoy the quiet atmopshere of the museum during this Small Group Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist . (BB)

] Valentines: This departure will be in Paris on Valentine's Day.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: On arrival to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8am and 11.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1010 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Leisurely 7 nights in beautiful Paris. Delve into the fantasy world of King Louis XIV at Versailles.

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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 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

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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in the world. This evening join a local family for hearty British hospitality and a home-cooked Be My Guest Farewell Dinner in their country home. (FB, BG) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson

2 Cardiff ▶  Ludlow ▶  Liverpool The charming half-timbered Tudor houses of Ludlow feature today on our exploration of this market town with its medieval walls and historic castle. We meander north through the Shropshire Hills and lush green Cheshire landscapes to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. Saunter through its edgy Scouse streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club where The Beatles once played on your evening at leisure. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn 3 Liverpool ▶  Lake District ▶  Gretna Green ▶  Edinburgh (2 Nights) The enchanting views of Britain's Lake District provide a scenic backdrop for our leisurely drive north to Scotland – views that inspired the centuries-old writings of such literary greats as William Wordsworth, who declared the village of Grasmere "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found". We stop at the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green where "Blacksmith Priests" would marry couples over the Marriage Anvil. Later, we arrive in enchanting Edinburgh – 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 4 Edinburgh Sightseeing e d Ramble up the Royal Mile in the mesmerising medieval city of Edinburgh where you'll join a Local Specialist on an included city sightseeing tour. Meander through the Old Town and view Arthur's Seat and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for centuries the seat of the kings and queens of the Scots. Your choice of sightseeing could see you visit either Edinburgh's Camera Obscura or Edinburgh Castle. Spend the rest of the day exploring Auld Reekie's charming cobblestone streets, medieval relics and elegant Georgian and Gothic façades on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Soak up the irresistible charm of the city and consider attending a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes this evening. (FB)

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This is our second trip with Trafalgar within 2 years and as always we were treated with a great tour director and driver and a wonderful tour. George, from Australia

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1 London ▶  Stonehenge ▶  Bath ▶  Cardiff Experience first-hand what's "great" about Great Britain on this mesmerising sojourn past 6 York ▶  Stratford-upon-Avon ▶  London the peaks of Wales and the rolling hills and lush Delve into the fascinating story of Shakespeare's farmlands of England to bonnie Scotland. We life at his Birthplace and Visitor Centre in kickstart our adventure in the cosmopolitan Stratford-upon-Avon, and view Anne Hathaway's capital of London, heading west to the stone thatched cottage. We return to London this monoliths at Stonehenge whose centuries-old evening where our memorable encounter with myths have yet to be fully revealed. The elegant Britain's icons comes to an end. (FB) Georgian architecture of Bath takes centre stage during our visit to this famous spa town where we'll see the Abbey and visit the Roman baths before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales. Delve into the proud culture and heritage of the Welsh as you embark on an orientation of the city to see the Millennium Stadium and the medieval Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city. Tonight, we celebrate the beginning of an epic adventure through Britain at a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 76. 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 76 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R740 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

5 Edinburgh ▶  Hadrian’s Wall ▶  York d Trace the northern frontier of the Roman Empire at Hadrian's Wall before crossing the River Tyne and venturing south to the ancient cathedral city of York, whose origins hark back to Roman times. Saunter along the famous Shambles and view York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals

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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 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

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Dublin

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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

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 7 Depart Dublin Specialist for a sightseeing tour with views of For now, it's time to say a fond slán abhaile to Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the your fellow travellers as you close the curtain stately Georgian Squares. Indulge in a little Irish on an unforgettable journey through the craic this evening, joining your Travel Director Emerald Isle. Airport transfers are available. and fellow travellers for a traditional Irish pub Conditions apply. (FB) experience that will kickstart your holiday in style. (WR) Hotel: Ballsbridge

3 Limerick ▶  Cliffs of Moher ▶  Killarney (2 Nights) This morning view the 13th century King John's Castle overlooking the Shannon, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation in Limerick. Our first stop is the spectacular sheer Cliffs of Moher 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: Killarney Avenue 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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1 Christmas Day: Is celebrated in Ireland on 25 December. The majority of businesses and organisations (except for hospitals) are closed on Christmas Day. Some smaller stores selling food may open however public transport services may not operate at all. Your itinerary may be affected and inclusions changed to accommodate closures. 7 St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated in Ireland on these departures

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 Dublin Airport at 7am, 9am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R880 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

6 Waterford ▶  New Ross ▶  Co. Wicklow ▶  Dublin d Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of crafting fine glass at the House of Waterford Crystal where we'll watch the talented master craftsmen in their workshop creating exquisite pieces. Our next stop is in the town of New Ross where we'll see the monument to John F. Kennedy who travelled to his ancestral family hometown in 1963. We'll visit the threemasted famine ship Dunbrody and gain a BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast L Lunch

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5 Killarney ▶  Blarney ▶  Youghal ▶  Waterford Cross the rugged Kerry Mountains and travel 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: Marina

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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. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure enjoying the world-renowned hospitality of the Irish. (FB) Hotel: Greenhills

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Let yourself be seduced by the sophistication and elegance of a festive sojourn through France. Medieval chateaux, historic city centres and sumptuous French flavours of roasted chestnuts, fresh oysters and effervescent champagne are the order of the day as you travel from Paris to Burgundy, Strasbourg to Dijon.

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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 Return to 17th century France and join a local family on their farm near the famous Château de Villandry for a traditional three-course Tourangelle dinner accompanied by local wines

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Stay in a 18th century château containing antique furniture in the spectacular Loire region of France

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Paris, Loire Valley and Dijon

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Paris Savour the good life in la belle France on this sophisticated sojourn that will see you visit charming towns, elegant country chateaux and one of Europe's oldest Christmas markets. This evening we kickstart our festive foray through France, joining our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past the glittering icons of Paris, from the Champs Élysées to the Eiffel Tower. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel

Place Kléber, waiting for night to fall to witness it towering over the square in all its illuminated glory. (BB) Hotel: Le Boma 6 Strasbourg Christmas Markets See Strasbourg's sights from the water this morning as you board your included river cruise that will take you past some of the important buildings of the European Union institutions such as the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. See the colourful half-timbered houses of Petite France that line the river banks and travel through one of the lock systems on the river. Spend the rest of the day exploring this beautiful medieval city, including its UNESCO World Heritage historic city centre. (BB)

evening, we feed our soul and stomach during an unforgettable Be My Guest Experience with bon amis. (BB, BG)

4 Château de Beauvois ▶  Dijon The lively city of Dijon and its imperial heritage take centre stage today as we explore the capital of Burgundy, whose historic centre has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a Local Specialist who'll regale you with fascinating insights into the lives of the dynamic Burgundian Dukes and their link to the House of Habsburg. Admire the city's well-preserved monuments and see the Gothic masterpiece that is the Church of Notre Dame and grand Ducal Palace, overlooked by the Philippe le Bon tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore this medieval city. Saunter down the splendid Rue des Forges for a journey back to medieval times or consider a visit to the superb Musée des Beaux-Arts. (BB, DW) Hotel: Mercure Dijon Centre Clémenceau

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2 Paris Sightseeing ▶  Château de Beauvois (2 Nights) d Delve behind the grand boulevards of Paris, 7 Strasbourg ▶  Reims ▶  Paris (2 Nights) joining a Local Specialist on their discovery of We journey back north to Paris today via the the hidden squares and secret lanes of a Paris ancient Roman city of Reims. Pop the cork on that few outsiders have had an opportunity to France's capital of champagne and uncover the explore. Your short insider walk will culminate in imperial heritage of a city that for over a century a visit to one of the city's loveliest squares, where crowned France's kings. After a brief orientation, you'll encounter the authentic flavours of and set off to explore the ornate Gothic architecture day-to-day life in Paris. Stroll through charming of the 14th century Cathédrale Notre-Dame de historic neighbourhoods before ascending to Reims or join an optional experience to sample the the second level of the iconic Eiffel Tower for fruity flavours of the region's fine champagnes. spectacular panoramic views of the city – the We continue to Paris where we spend the next two grand boulevards, manicured gardens and iconic nights seduced by the glitz and glamour of the City Seine stretch as far as the eye can see. This of Light. Kick-start your love affair with Paris and afternoon, we leave Paris behind and journey consider joining an optional experience to one of the to a magnificent chateau in the Loire Valley, city's famous cabaret shows to sample Montmatre's our home for the next two nights. (BB, DW) nightlife. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel Hotel: Chateau de Beauvois 8 Paris Free Day or La Vallée Shopping 3 Châteaux Excursion d Outlet Village Excursion Tread in the footsteps of French nobility, Spend a full day exploring Paris on your terms. admiring the beautiful châteaux of the Loire Stroll along the Seine, popping in to a patisserie Valley. Join your Local Specialist for a visit to for a tasty treat and some people watching, or the exquisite Amboise Royal Château, where get your art fix at the Louvre, Pompidou Centre King François I once hosted Leonard da Vinci, and even Le Marais. Alternatively travel to the whose tomb now lies in the Chapel of Saintoutskirts of Paris to La Vallée Shopping Outlet Hubert adjoining the château. Next stop is the Village and engage in some retail therapy at one fairy-tale Chenonceau Château which straddles of the best outlet shopping villages in Europe the River Cher. Admire its beautiful Gothic and with over 110 designer shops to chose from. This Renaissance architecture, reflected in the waters evening, we revel in the city's intoxicating spirit of the river, and exquisite masterpieces by of bonhomie as we dine in one of the city's fine Rubens and Tintoretto, before rambling through brasseries to toast to new friendships. (BB, FD) its magnificent landscaped gardens. This

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Airport transfers: On arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8am and 11.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1130 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

9 Depart Paris For now, it's time to bid a festive farewell to France at the end of a memorable trip. Transfers are available to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Château de Beauvois, Loire Valley, France Step back in time with a two night stay at a gorgeous château once frequented by Louis XIII. The regal 16th and 17th century building has a number of wings, a manicured flowered terrace, a Renaissance Tower and a landscaped box-hedge garden, all surrounded by ancient woodland.

5 Dijon ▶  Strasbourg (2 Nights) The smell of roasted chestnuts on a chilly day makes our visit to the capital of Christmas even more special. We visit Strasbourg's Christkindelsmärik today, one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe and certainly one of the best, with 300 wooden chalets spread out over 11 sites. Browse the beautifully decorated Christmas stalls heaving with handmade decorations, local delicacies and Alsatian fare, then pay a visit to the giant Christmas tree on d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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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 zesty scents of orange blossoms. 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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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 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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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

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

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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 7 Valencia ▶  Peñiscola ▶  Barcelona most iconic sights. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Sightseeing (2 Nights) d 2 Toledo Excursion and Madrid Head north along the coast through the Levant Sightseeing d region and stop at Peñiscola, the City in the We head to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, Sea, to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish where we join a Local Specialist for a walking Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used tour of this city that dates back to Roman times. in the film, 'El Cid'. We meander along the We'll visit a traditional factory to gain a Cultural Costa Dorada to beguiling Barcelona with its Insight into the age-old steel craft before seeing whimsical Gaudí architecture which we will one of El Greco's most famous paintings – 'The have an opportunity to view in the unfinished Burial of Count Orgaz' – in the Church of Santo La Sagrada Família Cathedral, which has been Tomé. We'll also visit the synagogue during under construction since 1882. Stroll up Las our guided walk through Toledo's winding Ramblas, see the Plaça de Catalunya and pay cobblestone lanes. We return to Madrid to tribute to the great discoverer, Christopher admire the monument to Cervantes and Don Columbus with your Local Specialist. Take Quixote at the Plaza de España and see Puerta a trip up Montjuïc for panoramic views of this del Sol, the city's hub with our Local Specialist. enchanting city. The evening is yours to embrace Spend your evening at leisure delving into the the charm of Barcelona. Ramble through El Born delicious flavours of Spain's tapas capital, for delicious tapas or consider visiting a Catalanor perhaps join your newfound friends for a style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local traditional Spanish dinner. (BB) specialities. (BB) Hotel: U232 

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1130 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details.

5 Seville ▶  Granada d Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today as we visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra complex was mostly built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the other places by a covered walkway across the ravine, and admire the intricate design and detail around every turn. (BB) Hotel: Occidental

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Let the melancholic trill of the Fado Guitar follow you from Portugal's Manueline Lisbon to Baroque Oporto and the port wine Douro Valley. 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 Enjoy typical Portuguese hospitality with an evening spent with a local family close to Lisbon. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal delivering the flavours Portugal is famous for.

CULTURAL INSIGHT Sample the Douro Valley's delicious Port winemaking tradition at one of the local Port wine lodges

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Lisbon, Evora and Oporto

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7 Oporto ▶  Coimbra ▶  Tomar ▶  Fátima Soak up the grand atmosphere of one of Europe's 1 Arrive Lisbon (2 Nights) greatest and oldest universities and meander Bem vindo a Lisboa. A sea of pastel pinks, yellows through the ancient streets and squares of and blues dot the seven hills of the romantic Coimbra this morning, before journeying to the Portuguese capital, which you will have an Templar city of Tomar to visit the Convent of opportunity to explore today before meeting Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in your fellow travellers and Travel Director the 12th century and today an exquisite reminder for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the Portuguese Renaissance. We arrive in the drive past the city's most iconic sights. (WR) pilgrimage centre of Fátima where we'll dine in Hotel: Olissippo Marques de Sa our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Fatima Hotel

4 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 5 Viseu ▶  Mateus ▶  Guimarães ▶  Oporto (2 Nights) Vineyard-clad hills provide an enchanting backdrop for our journey today through the Douro Valley where port wine is produced. We explore the magnificent gardens at the beautiful baroque Palácio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine bottles. We then continue via Guimarães for views of its impressive 10 th century castle before arriving in Oporto where we will spend the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza 6 Oporto Sightseeing 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. See the remarkable bridges that span the river and the Gothic Church of St. Francis. Visit the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra, before experiencing a fascinating Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of local port production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic centre of Oporto, admire the azulejo-clad façades or visit Livraria Lello, the city's oldest book store with its iconic red staircase. (BB)

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2 Lisbon Sightseeing e d 8 Fátima ▶  Batalha ▶  Nazaré ▶  Obidos Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring ▶  Lisbon d heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men This morning we rub shoulders with millions who set off from these shores to discover a new of Catholic pilgrims who have journeyed to the world. We'll see the shimmering white Monument shrine where three young shepherds famously to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge saw the apparition of the Virgin at the pilgrimage spanning the River Tagus, Belém Tower, built site of Fátima. En route to Lisbon, we stop at to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. the imposing monastery of Batalha – a UNESCO We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing World Heritage site, it is the best example of late tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Gothic architecture in Portugal. Our next stop is Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament at the quaint fishing village of Nazaré before we to 15th century Manueline architecture and art. visit the medieval walled city of Obidos with its Join an Optional Experience to the historic towns quaint white-washed houses and cobblestone of Cascais and Queluz or enjoy a traditional roads. Our last night in Portugal together sees Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, us toast to an incredible journey at a Be My melancholic sounds of the fado. (BB) Guest Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB, BG) Hotel: Olissippo Marques de Sa 3 Lisbon ▶  Évora d Travel to the ancient Alentejo city of Évora. Join 9 Depart Lisbon your Local Specialist and visit the elaborate Say a fond adeus to your fellow travellers cathedral, Roman temple and the Chapel of at the end of an unforgettable Portuguese Bones. Spend the rest of our day delving into holiday. Airport transfers are available. the medieval history of this enchanting city. Conditions apply. (BB) 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, R1130 per person.

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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 famous sherry tradition in the southern Spanish city of Jerez, that has been making wine since the 7th century. 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

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Orientation of Valenc ia ▶ Cadiz ▶ the Algarve Region ▶ Salamanca

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spectacular 16th century Hieronymite Monastery, and Belém Tower, built as a tribute to Vasco da Gama's journey of discovery. (BB, BG) Hotel: Olissippo Marquês de Sá

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9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: This departure includes 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing. q Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 16 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Salamanca. The 21 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Seville and toast the New Year in Madrid. The 24 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Valencia and New Year's Eve in Lisbon. And the 30 December 2018 departure toast New Year's Eve in Valencia. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

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1 Arrive Madrid Embrace la buena vida and soak up the passionate atmosphere of Madrid's vibrant 9 Lisbon e streets before joining your fellow travellers and Meander through the cobblestone lanes of old Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and town Lisbon and the grand shopping boulevards orientation of the city's glorious sights as the sun that stretch from the shores of the Tagus sets on the capital. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran and Lisbon Baixa to Rossio. Today is yours to 2 Madrid ▶  Cuenca ▶  Valencia embrace the charm of the Portuguese capital. Witness the dramatic honey-coloured clifftop Consider joining an Optional Experience to the hanging houses of Cuenca during our first historic towns of Cascais and Queluz. (BB) stop today before we journey to Valencia. An 10 Lisbon ▶  Fátima ▶  Salamanca orientation drive will include views of the 15th Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the century Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the City last 100 years to the Shrine at Fátima, site of Arts and Sciences. (BB) Hotel: Silken Puerta of celebrated religious miracles. We leave 3 Valencia ▶  Guadix ▶  Granada Portugal, travelling to the historic Spanish city Meandering through the sierra of Spain, we of Salamanca where we will view its 18th century arrive in Guadix. Witness how generations of Plaza Mayor during our orientation tour. (BB) Guadix locals have carved cosy abodes into their Hotel: Gran Corona Sol rocky surrounds, then travel through the jagged 11 Salamanca ▶  Toledo ▶  Madrid (2 Nights) Mora Pass to Granada. This evening, sample the d hearty flavours of Andalusia during a special See the walled city of Ávila, the town of stones Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) and saints, so named for its vast collection of Hotel: Occidental Romanesque and Gothic churches. We arrive in 4 Granada ▶  Córdoba ▶  Seville (3 Nights) the clifftop city of Toledo where we'll visit the d Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs, most famous paintings – The Burial of Count joining your Local Specialist for a visit to the Orgaz. Join a Local Specialist for a guided walk incredible Alhambra, it's amazing palaces, through the quaint streets and see the oldest gardens and fountains. Soak up the tranquil synagogue building still standing in Europe. Later atmosphere in quiet courtyards, follow its enjoy a Cultural Insight into the historical steel colossal ancient walls and admire the ornate industry while watching local craftsmen at work. stone carvings. We leave Granada behind for We arrive in Madrid this evening, our home for the Córdoba where we'll join a Local Specialist to next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Rafael Atocha visit the mesmerising Cathedral of Córdoba, 12 Madrid Sightseeing e d the former mosque of the caliphs and a jewel of This morning we join a Local Specialist for a Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and sightseeing tour of Madrid where you will see the Byzantine mosaics. Our final stop for the day is Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes beguiling Seville, our home for the next three Monument with its stone representations of nights. (BB, DW) Hotel: Meliá Sevilla Don Quixote's "true love". Spend the rest of 5 Seville Sightseeing e d the afternoon exploring the city on your terms. Seville takes centre stage today as we spend the This evening marks the end of our memorable day exploring this charismatic city. We'll see the journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Join your symbolic Giralda Bell Tower in the company of fellow companions and Travel Director for a a Local Specialist, then visit the Maria Luisa Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Park. We'll walk through the imposing Plaza de 13 Depart Madrid España and visit the largest Gothic Cathedral For now it's time to say a fond adiós to Spain and in the world, where the explorer Christopher Portugal at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport Columbus is entombed. Perhaps witness the transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) twirling of colourful skirts and rhythmic clapping

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival at Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1640 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76.

6 Seville ▶  Jerez and Cádiz Excursion d We indulge in the aromatic flavours of Jerez today as we gain a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of Spanish sherry production. The leafy boulevards and quiet plazas of romantic Cádiz are our next stop. (BB)

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7 Seville ▶  Algarve Region We journey from Spain to the sun-kissed shores of southern Portugal's Algarve, a retreat for sun-worshippers with its spectacular natural landscapes and fascinating heritage. (BB, DW) Hotel: Agua Riverside 8 Algarve ▶  Lisbon Sightseeing (2 Nights) d Travel north to the Serra da Arrábida mountains and the golden landscapes of the Alentejo where you'll enjoy a delicious Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where Lusitano horses have been reared since the 18th century. We arrive in the seafaring Portuguese capital of Lisbon this afternoon where we'll join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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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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3 Madrid ▶  Toledo ▶  Granada d Join your Local Specialist for a walking tour of Toledo that will take you to visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Celebrate the tradition of steel manufacturing and moulding during a Cultural Insight at a local steel factory before meandering through the breathtaking Andalusian landscape to Granada. (BB, DW) Hotel: Allegro 4 Granada ▶  Costa del Sol d Tread in the footsteps of Spain's last emirs and admire the impressive palatial city of the Alhambra, 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: Meliá 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 Jnan Palace

11 Seville Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will take you past the iconic Giralda Tower. Admire the tiled fountains and pavilions in the Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus' ornate tomb in the Cathedral, the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and enjoy a walk through the historic Jewish Quarter. (BB) 12 Seville ▶  Lisbon (2 Nights) d Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva. We cross into the golden fields of the Alentejo region, where we will enjoy a memorable Be My Guest lunch at a local stud farm before arriving in Lisbon this afternoon. (BB, BG) Hotel: Olissippo Marquês de Sá 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)

6 Fez Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour 14 Lisbon ▶  Fátima ▶  Salamanca through the cultural and spiritual centre of We trace the path of pilgrims who for decades Morocco. Meander through the fascinating Medina have ventured north to the celebrated shrine of Fez, view its fortifications and Royal Palace, at Fátima to pray to the Virgin Mary and see the and admire traditional Moroccan handiwork site of celebrated religious miracles. Departing during a visit to a carpet cooperative. Spend the Portugal, we arrive in the historic university city rest of your afternoon at leisure or consider a visit of Salamanca. (BB) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol to the Imperial city of Meknes. (BB) 15 Salamanca ▶  Madrid 7 Fez ▶  Marrakesh (2 Nights) Traversing the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains Departing Fez, we journey west to the vibrant we arrive in Madrid, Europe's highest capital city of Marrakesh. Embrace the unrivalled energy city. Spend this afternoon exploring the sights. of a city that is said to have been the favourite This evening we join our travel companions and holiday haunt of Sir Winston Churchill. (BB) Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner Hotel: Le Méridien N’Fis with wine. (BB, FD) Hotel: Rafael Atocha

8 Marrakesh Sightseeing e d 16 Depart Madrid We join a Local Specialist this morning for a Our epic journey through Spain, Morocco and walking tour through the charming streets of Portugal comes to an end this morning. Transfers Marrakesh. Visit the exquisitely detailed Bahia are available. Conditions apply. (BB) 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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9 Marrakesh ▶  Casablanca ▶  Rabat ▶  Tangier 1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) We journey north to enchanting Casablanca to Kick off your unforgettable journey in the fiery experience first-hand the intrigue and romance Spanish capital of Madrid. Explore the city's of this city immortalised by Hollywood. We vibrant streets before joining your fellow continue to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Here travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome we will view the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Reception and orientation drive past some of the 19th century Royal Palace. We arrive in Tangier city's most iconic sites. (WR) Hotel: AC Cuzco later this evening where we will dine in our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: El Minzah 2 Madrid Sightseeing e d Join a Local Specialist on this day of discovery, 10 Tangier ▶  Seville (2 Nights) including views of the iconic Cibeles Fountain, Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry, we the bustling Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana and arrive in Spain and journey through the region Puerta del Sol, Madrid's most famous square. At of Jerez to Seville – our home for the next two Plaza de España, we admire the monument to nights. Perhaps embrace the intoxicating sights Cervantes before spending the rest of the day at of colourful twirling skirts and the clapping leisure indulging in la buena vida. Consider an sounds of castanets as you watch a traditional Optional Experience to the medieval UNESCO flamenco performance this evening. (BB) World Heritage city of Segovia. (BB) Hotel: Meliá Lebreros

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. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R2020 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Explore Central Europe's centres of culture and arts At Leisure – three riverside cities straddling mighty rivers and promising centuries of tradition and an exhilarating youthful energy. See Prague's Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square, treat yourself to a slice of Sachertorte and view the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Follow the Danube to Budapest, visiting Buda's Castle District and the Fisherman's Bastion.

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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

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING Enjoy an expert guided walking tour in Prague with a group size of no more than 25 guests

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Prague, Vienna and Budapest

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure e d Delve into centuries of heritage joining your Local Specialist for a Small Group Sightseeing guided walk past the city's iconic sights. Visit the 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 Plan your day and see the sights of your choice. You might like to take an Optional Experience to the historical German city of Dresden. Alternatively, take time to explore the small streets and shops of Prague and spend the evening at your leisure. (BB)

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Budapest Sightseeing and At Leisure e d 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 krémes 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)

Prague ▶ Bratislava ▶ Vienna (3 Nights) Travel south from Prague through lush Moravian landscapes to Bratislava, passing its Presidential 10 Depart Budapest Palace and quaint Old Town before continuing We say a fond farewell to our companions and your journey to Austria and the Imperial Travel Director today after an unforgettable city of Vienna – our home for the next three At Leisure trip. Transfers are provided to nights. Admire the city's musical talents and Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB) consider attending a Viennese concert. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure e d 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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Vienna At Leisure e Today is yours to explore the City of Music on your terms. Tread in the footsteps of the great sons of Vienna – Mozart, Haydn and Strauss, as you delve into the city's rich musical heritage nurtured by aristocrats throughout the centuries. Consider a visit to the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace or see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School – the choice is yours. (BB)

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stopping in Esztergom to view its Castle Hill, domed Cathedral, and St. Thomas 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: Art’otel

3 Christmas Market Departures: Please note that guests on departures during Advent will experience the festivities of the Christmas Markets in Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Look for the departures marked in the price panel.

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 R1260 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details.

Leisurely 3 nights to enjoy the enchanting City of Music. Amble through the grand boulevards of imperial Vienna.

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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

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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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of a city that was once home to famous composers – Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube Waterfront

nights. Why not spend the evening meandering along the Danube on an unforgettable river cruise, enjoying a selection of Hungarian specialities and awe inspiring views. (BB) Hotel: Art’otel

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q Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 17 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Munich. The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Prague and toast New Year's Eve in Munich. And the 27 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Budapest. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

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1 Arrive Munich The sophisticated city streets of Munich are your 7 Vienna Sightseeing e d launchpad to an adventure through the capitals Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at the of Imperial Europe. Spend time at leisure soaking exquisite Hofburg Palace, the former winter up the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital, residence of the Habsburg Dynasty - one of the later join your fellow travellers and Travel Director highlights of your guided sightseeing tour of on an orientation of this fascinating city. View the Vienna with a Local Specialist, which will also Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since include views of the grand State Opera House the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard before a Welcome Reception to kickstart your built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. journey. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Arabellapark Admire the ornate colourful roof of St. Stephen's 2 Munich ▶  Regensburg ▶  Prague Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved icons, (2 Nights) before spending the afternoon at leisure. Visit Medieval façades and Bavarian hospitality are the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace with its tranquil yours to explore this morning in the unspoilt gardens or enjoy Vienna's musical talents at one of Danube town of Regensburg, which you will the performances for which the city is famous. (BB) have an opportunity to visit en route to the 8 Vienna ▶  Wachau Valley ▶  Salzburg Czech Republic. Meandering through the Sightseeing d charming Bohemian landscape to the fairy-tale The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCOcity of Prague, we spend the evening at a local designated Wachau Valley provides a picturesque restaurant indulging in traditional flavours and backdrop for our leisurely drive today past the hearty aromas of Czech cuisine during a vineyards and fortresses en route to Salzburg. Regional Meal. (BB, RM) Hotel: Angelo We see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on 3 Prague Sightseeing e d a rocky outcrop above the Danube and learn Delve into centuries of history as you join a about its royal connections. Arriving in the fairyLocal Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of tale Baroque city of Salzburg, we embark on a Prague. View the impressive Gothic architecture leisurely walking tour of its magical Old Town of St. Vitus' Cathedral in the grounds of the with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this 1,000 year-old Prague Castle, then cross the river evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Arcotel Castellani on your walking tour to the Old Town Square 9 Salzburg ▶  Munich e to see the magical Astronomical Clock, with After exploring the surrounds of Salzburg, its hourly Walk of the Apostles. The afternoon depart Austria for the sophisticated city of is yours to experience the city on your terms. Munich in Germany. Celebrate an unforgettable Savour the delicious chocolate flavours of journey through some of Europe's most magical Trdelník in the old Town Square, pay tribute to cities during a Farewell Dinner with your travel the saints that line the Charles Bridge or consider companions and Travel Director this evening. a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava. (BB) (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Arabellapark 4 Prague ▶  Bratislava ▶  Budapest 10 Depart Munich (2 Nights) For now it's time to say a fond Auf Wiedersehen We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel landscapes of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, Director at the end of your exhilarating European with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco experience. Transfers to Munich airport are architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, available, conditions apply. (BB) we arrive in Budapest, our home for the next two

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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 R1260 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details.

5 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 Hungarian 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)

Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

ADD AN EXTRA NIGHT IN MUNICH TO YOUR HOLIDAY Why not extend your stay in Munich and explore this exciting city on your own? Ask your Trafalgar Specialist for accommodation and private transfer prices.

6 Budapest ▶  Győr ▶  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 krémes 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 charm before arriving in Vienna later for an evening at leisure to indulge in the intoxicating melodies, art and architecture d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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Journey to a land of ethereal landscapes – towering waterfalls, volcanoes and even mischievous elves. Iceland's intensely beautiful landscapes are a miracle of nature, from the vivid Blue Lagoon to the mystical Aurora Borealis dancing across the crystalclear Icelandic sky.

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5 nights Hotel accommodation 8 meals 5 hot buffet breakfasts 3 dinners On-trip transport All 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.

CULTURAL INSIGHT See how the Icelanders once lived while visiting the Skógar Folk Museum's cultural heritage collection and restored farm houses. Visit the Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant and see how Iceland has become a showcase for sustainable geothermal energy worldwide. Bathe in the warm waters of the geothermal Blue Lagoon, cocktail in hand

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Reykjavik (2 Nights) Warm your winter heart in the cosmopolitan, creative city of Reykjavik. The capital of Iceland is yours to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés. (WR) Hotel: Grand Reykjavik

6 Depart Iceland We bid farewell to this extraordinary land of legends and epic landscapes.  (BB) Please note: This itinerary visits locations most likely to offer a glimpse of the colourful and mesmerising auroras. Viewing them is not guaranteed.

3 Reykjavik ▶  Golden Circle Excursion ▶  Hella (2 Nights) We visit the Golden Circle and Thingvellir National Park to trace the gigantic cracks in the earth's crust, formed over millennia as the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia slowly drift apart. Iceland's natural wonders continue to astound as we watch the bubbling mud pits and Strokkur geyser erupt, spouting a spectacular column of boiling water and steam 30 metres into the air. Next up are the glistening frozen waves of majestic Gullfoss, the 'Golden Waterfall', before we journey to the Fridheimar Greenhouse for a fascinating introduction into Icelandic horticulture and a taste of the juicy tomatoes grown there. This evening, dine at your hotel and, if conditions permit, join your Travel Director for a walk in search of the dazzling heavenly display. (BB, D) Hotel: Stracta 4 South Shore Adventure Excursion d Embark on an epic journey through Iceland's extraordinary south coast, a land of Viking legends and mystical natural beauty. Encounter the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and the volcanic midst of Eyjafjallajökull, today completely covered in ice. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum where you will gain a Cultural Insight into Icelandic heritage, then travel to Vik to view the black sand beach. Tonight, we dine at our hotel. (BB, D)

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q Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 22 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Hella. The 29 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Hella. This specially arranged festive meal celebration will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Triple Room share is not available on this trip. Post Trip Accommodation is not available on this trip.

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Airport Transfers: On arrival at Keflavík Airport transfers will operate at 8am and 4.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. On the final day, the Park Inn hotel operates a complimentary airport shuttle service between the hours of 4am until 8am every 30 minutes, and at 12 noon. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R760 per person.

5 Hella ▶  Blue Lagoon ▶  Reykjanesbær d The extraordinary geothermal feats of Iceland are explored today as we gain a Cultural Insight into the way in which this island harnesses geothermal energy. We'll visit the state-of-the-art Hellisheidi Geothermal Exhibition located on an active volcanic ridge, then embark on another Cultural Insight to soak in the healing waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon, a delicious cocktail in hand. (Please remember to pack your swimwear). Iceland's Viking heritage is next on our agenda during a visit to Viking World, before a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant with our Travel Director and travel companions. (BB, FD) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson

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2 Reykjavik Sightseeing e We meander past the colourful façades and iconic attractions of Reykjavik during a sightseeing tour that will include views of Parliament House, the Old Harbour, the National Museum and Laugardalur swimming pool. Admire the imposing hilltop Hallgrímskirkja church, inspired by Iceland's natural beauty. Then, consider joining an Optional Experience to meet the spirited Icelandic horses and experience a horsebank riding tour. Weather permitting, this evening could see you venture out on a Northern Lights drive to catch a glimpse of the ethereal display of motion and colour. (BB)

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WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

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

Meteora

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

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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/Olympia Palace

search of the city's tastiest souvlaki – the choice is yours. (BB)

3 Athens ▶  Corinth ▶  Mycenae ▶  Epidaurus ▶  Nafplion d We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in the ancient city of Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snakeentwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the charming Venetian town of Nafplion later, we'll dine in our hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Amalia/Agamemnon

7 Kalambaka ▶  Meteora ▶  Athens d The breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece. (BB, FD) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

8 Depart Athens We say a fond farewell to our newfound friends and the treasures of Greece after an unforgettable journey. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply. (BB)

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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 5 Olympia ▶  Patras ▶  Delphi d to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital We join a Local Specialist this morning to of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the and modern verve, which you will have an ancient Olympic site, the museum and the opportunity to explore after being transferred to ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza tonight. (BB) Hotel: Amalia/Aegli 2 Athens Sightseeing e d Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning 6 Delphi ▶  Thermopylae ▶  Kalambaka d sightseeing tour to the ancient hilltop complex Tread in the footsteps of ancient Greeks who that was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to and today overlooks a sprawling cityscape consult with the most important oracle in the below. Along our journey into antiquity we'll classical world. Join your Local Specialist and have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, of Apollo and view the statues immortalising dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal the strength of the athletes who once competed Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once in the Pythian Games held in honour of Apollo the haunt of Socrates and Plato. We'll see and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings remarkable displays of an ancient world during us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the against the invading Persians. We cross the lush first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The Thessaly region, the ‘bread basket of Greece', rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards terms. Meander through the cobbled lanes of Kalambaka. (BB, D) Hotel: Amalia/Divani Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

ONE DAY 3 ISLAND CRUISE EXTENSION CODE: WCGBO Consider extending your holiday by spending an additional night in Athens and taking a one day ‘3 Greek Island Cruise' extension. 8 Athens ▶  Transfer to Port ▶  3 Greek Island Cruise ▶  Transfer to Hotel Set sail on shimmering Aegean waters, past Poros, Hydra and Aegina – enjoy a day spent gliding past hidden coves, lush pine-clad slopes and labyrinthine cobbled streets that reveal all the charm you've come to expect from the Greek isles. Enjoy lunch on board before returning to your hotel after a full day on the water. (BB, L) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

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Follow the footprints of the Ancients and explore the lush river valleys and endless desert landscapes of Egypt on three trips including a Nile Cruise‌ (see each itinerary for more details)

Visit trafalgar.com for full itinerary information, dates and prices Please note: Cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected. All three itineraries include a cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships; the MS Miriam, MS Giselle or La Boheme (or similar cruise ship). Abu Simbel Optional Experience available on all of these itineraries. Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on Trafalgar’s Egypt itineraries for departures up until 30 March 2019.

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1 Arrive Cairo (2 Nights) You are met on arrival at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and soak up the atmosphere. Hotel: Ramses Hilton

1 Arrive Cairo (2 Nights) You are met on arrival at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and soak up the atmosphere. Hotel: Le Meridian Pyramids

2 Cairo ▶  Luxor ▶  Nile Cruise (4 Nights) Fly to Luxor and visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the amazing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch. Later, visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship for dinner. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise

2 Cairo Sightseeing Enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum, home of King Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures. View one of the seven wonders of the ancient world − the Great Pyramids at Giza, including the Pyramid of Cheops and the Sphinx. (BB)

2 Cairo ▶  Pyramids Excursion See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit Sakkara and see the Step Pyramid. Marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and see the Sphinx. View the pyramids at night and an unforgettable Sound and Light Show. (BB)

3 Cairo ▶  Aswan ▶  Nile Cruise (3 Nights) After your flight to Aswan, visit the impressive High Dam. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, on the Island of Philae. Board your Nile cruise ship for lunch then sail in a felucca to see the Botanical Gardens and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise

3 Cairo ▶  Nile Cruise: Luxor ▶  Dendera (7 Nights) Fly to Luxor for a guided tour of the Karnak Temple complex. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, and set sail for Dendera in the north. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Nile Cruise

3 Nile Cruise: Luxor ▶  Edfu Discover the Valley of the Kings. Visit the Temple of Medinet Habou, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. Admire Queen Hatshepsut’s temple at Deir el-Bahri. And view the Colossi of Memnon. Later, sail to Edfu. (BB, L, D) 4 Nile Cruise: Edfu ▶  Kom-Ombo Visit Egypt’s best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Relax and admire the scenery as you sail upstream to Kom-Ombo − little has changed in a thousand years. This evening, dress up in traditional clothing and experience a fun filled Egyptian Dinner and Galabea Party. (BB, L, D) 5 Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo ▶  Aswan Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. Later, in Aswan sail in a traditional felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. A bloodred sunset is common in Aswan, made all the more breathtaking by the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it. (BB, L, D) 6 Disembark ▶  Aswan ▶  Cairo (3 Nights) Disembark in Aswan to explore the High Dam. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. See the Unfinished Obelisk. Later, consider an Optional Experience to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel. This afternoon fly back to Cairo from Aswan. (BB) Hotel: Ramses Hilton 7 Cairo Sightseeing During your sightseeing, see the ancient Citadel, marvel at the Alabaster Mosque’s ornate interior and the Sultan Hassan Mosque. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum. Spend the evening as you wish. (BB) 8 Cairo ▶  Pyramid Excursion See the Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Free time this evening or perhaps complete your Cairo experience with a dinner cruise on the Nile. (BB) 9 Depart Cairo Say goodbye to your travelling companions as your holiday ends. Airport transfers are available. (BB)

4 Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo ▶  Edfu Enjoy a relaxing morning or join an Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. This afternoon visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. This evening, enjoy an Egyptian dinner and cultural experience. (BB, L, D) 5 Nile Cruise: Edfu ▶  Luxor Discover Egypt’s best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god, Horus. On arrival in Luxor, see the ancient Great Temple. (BB, L, D) 6 Disembark ▶  Luxor ▶  Cairo Explore the extraordinary Valley of the Kings and Luxor’s West Bank, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. Admire Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple. And marvel at the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the gigantic Karnak Temple Complex before your flight to Cairo. (BB) Hotel: Ramses Hilton 7 Cairo ▶  Alexandria Visit the Coptic Monasteries at Wadi El Natrun (if open) on the way to Alexandria. Enjoy views of the Mediterranean this evening during dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, D) Hotel: Helnan Palestine 8 Alexandria Sightseeing ▶  Cairo Tour the Roman Amphitheatre and Pompey’s Pillar at the ancient acropolis. Visit the Kom el Shoqafa Catacomb and the National Museum. Admire the El Morsi Abu El Abbas Mosque before your drive back to Cairo. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Heliopolis 9 Depart Cairo Say goodbye to Egypt, your fellow travellers and Travel Director after the trip of a lifetime. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply. (BB) Departures operate from Saturday 3 November 2018 to 30 March 2019 inclusive.

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1 Arrive Cairo Welcome to Cairo. You are met at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey. Hotel: Hilton Heliopolis

4 Nile Cruise: Dendera ▶  Luxor Explore the Dendera Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, before cruising back to Luxor to visit the Grand Temple. (BB, L, D) 5 Nile Cruise: Luxor ▶  Edfu Discover Luxor’s West Bank, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. See Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the Valley of the Kings before cruising through the Esna Lock to Edfu. (BB, L, D) 6 Nile Cruise: Edfu ▶  Aswan Visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Tonight, enjoy some Egyptian culture and cuisine. (BB, L, D) 7 Nile Cruise: Aswan View the Unfinished Obelisk and visit the impressive High Dam in Aswan. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. Sail in a felucca on the Nile to view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. (BB, L, D) 8 Nile Cruise: Aswan ▶  Kom-Ombo ▶  Edfu Consider joining an excursion to Abu Simbel. Later, visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo. (BB, L, D) 9 Nile Cruise: Edfu ▶  Luxor Enjoy a full day cruising on the Nile. Enjoy the unique scenery as you cruise to Luxor. (BB, L, D) 10 Disembark Luxor ▶  Cairo (2 Nights) Fly to Cairo. This evening consider dining on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment. (BB) Hotel: Ramses Hilton 11 Cairo Sightseeing Visit the Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques and the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo. Then visit the Egyptian Museum. (BB) 12 Depart Cairo Say goodbye to this unforgettable country. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply. (BB) Departures operate from Tuesday 6 November 2018 to 26 March 2019 inclusive.

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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

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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

1 Arrive Amman Tread in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, crusading knights and Bedouin tribes who 5 Depart Amman once crossed the length and breadth of Jordan This morning, we bid farewell to this leaving their mark on its mystical desert extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport landscapes. Our springboard to the spellbinding are available, conditions apply. (BB) 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

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) 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

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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

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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.

Shared Rooming: Room Share and Triple rooms are not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Amman hotel booked by Trafalgar. Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities may be used on this trip. Important Visa Information: Visas will be required for this trip. Please contact your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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OPTIONAL DEAD SEA EXTENSION CODE: JOXT Extend your holiday and visit the mysterious Dead Sea. 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: Movenpick Dead Sea Spa and Resort 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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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 11 November 2018 - 31 March 2019 with prices From R3400 per person double share. Single supplement available from R2400.

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A fabled land of fairy chimneys, Whirling Dervishes and cotton castles is yours to explore on this leisurely journey through Turkey. Visit the extraordinary excavations at Ephesus, one of the best preserved Roman theatres in the world, and the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road. Marvel at volcanic landscapes, the ruins of ancient civilisations and Istanbul's bustling city markets.

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BE MY GUEST Enjoy lunch with and gain insight into the traditions of the Yazir community in the Taurus Mountains near Antalya

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION Located alongside the ancient Ortahisar rock castle, the rooms at Dilek Kaya Hotel are hewn out of the surrounding rock

CULTURAL INSIGHT Haggle for souvenirs at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and over 5,000 shops

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YOUR HOLIDAY 1 Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights) Stand at the ancient crossroads between Europe and Asia. Arriving in vibrant Istanbul, you will be transferred to your hotel before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kick off your epic adventure. (WR) Hotel: Wyndham Old City 2 Istanbul Sightseeing e Gain insights into the Ottoman Empire's power during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace and see the 4th century Egyptian obelisk. Visit Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome and the exquisite Blue Mosque. Explore the famous Grand Bazaar market, then spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. This evening, consider an optional dinner with Turkish folk and belly dancing. (BB)

4 Çanakkale ▶  Troy ▶  Pergamon ▶  Izmir (2 Nights) Explore the legends of Troy and see the symbolic replica of the famous Wooden Horse that the Greeks used to break their siege of this ancient city. Visit the ancient Asclepion Medical Centre in the city of Pergamon before retiring in seaside Izmir this evening where we'll dine at our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Mövenpick

10 Konya ▶  Cappadocia (2 Nights) d See where weary travellers once rested at a well-preserved 13th century caravansary. We then journey to the fairy-tale land of Cappadocia with its honey-coloured rocky spires providing an enchanting backdrop for our visit to the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road and sights of the cone of Uchisar. This evening, indulge in the flavours of traditional pottery kebabs during a Regional Meal. (BB, RM) Hotel: Dilek Kaya Authentic Accommodation 11 Göreme Excursion The other-worldly landscapes of Cappadocia take centre stage today as we explore its volcanic landscape dotted with caves and troglodyte dwellings. We visit the Göreme Open-Air Museum to admire the rock-hewn churches and learn about the art of pottery making in Avanos before dining in our hotel this evening.  (BB, D) 12 Cappadocia ▶  Ankara Arriving in the youthful capital of Turkey today, we visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations and the final resting place of the country's beloved Atatürk. This evening we dine at our hotel in Ankara. (BB, D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

5 Excursion to Ephesus and the House of 13 Ankara ▶  Istanbul e the Virgin Mary e Returning to Istanbul, we enjoy the rest of the Meander through the ruins of the ancient Greek day at leisure. Consider an optional cruise city of Ephesus. See the House of Virgin Mary at meandering along the waters of the Bosphorus Mt. Koressos then spend the rest of the day at before meeting your Travel Director and fellow leisure. This evening you may consider joining an companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner. optional dinner at a local restaurant in Izmir and (BB, FD) Hotel: Wyndham Old City perhaps a spot of raki. (BB) 14 Depart Istanbul 6 Izmir ▶  Pamukkale e Our epic journey into antiquity has come to an Leave the coastal city of Izmir behind as we end as we bid Istanbul a fond farewell. Transfers journey inland to Pamukkale. Relax and enjoy are available. Conditions apply. (BB) the blissful thermal pools at your hotel before dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Richmond Thermal 7 Pamukkale ▶  Hieropolis ▶  Antalya (2 Nights) d Tread in the footsteps of the ancients who sought relief and relaxation at the Roman health spa at Hieropolis, and admire the bubbling pools and delicate white cascades of water of Pamukkale's Cotton Castle Springs. Later, we travel through scenic countryside and join the Yazir community in the Taurus Mountains for an unforgettable Be My Guest lunch and insights into their traditions. Our stop for the next two nights is the Mediterranean retreat of Antalya. This evening, join your companions for a rousing Regional Meal at a local restaurant.  (BB, BG, RM) Hotel: Crowne Plaza/Rixos Downtown

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3 Istanbul ▶  Gallipoli ▶  Çanakkale Pay tribute to the brave souls who lost their lives at Gallipoli. See Anzac Cove and Dardanelles, visit the cemeteries of Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. We continue to Çanakkale where we dine at our hotel tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Kolin

9 Antalya ▶  Aspendos ▶  Konya Witness the world's best-preserved theatre of antiquity during our first stop in Aspendos this morning, before continuing to Konya, where we will gain unique insights into the mystical Whirling Dervish sect. We continue to the Karatay Tile Museum before returning to our hotel where we'll dine tonight. (BB, D) Hotel: Novotel

9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see website for pricing. q New Year's Eve Highlights: Christmas Day is not celebrated in Turkey. Departure 23 December 2018 will celebrate New Year's Eve in Konya. And the 30 December 2018 departure will celebrate New Year's Eve in Istanbul. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. 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. Itinerary: Some departures may operate in reverse. Included sightseeing will not be affected. If Sarhatli is unavailable, an alternative underground city may be visited instead. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

8 Perge Excursion Enjoy a morning on your terms to soak up the beguiling seaside atmosphere of the Turkish Riviera, embarking on an optional yacht cruise or relaxing at the hotel pool. This afternoon, we travel to Roman city of Perge to visit the impressive Antalya Archaeological Museum to see treasures spanning the centuries. Your evening is free to find an inviting meyhane for some local chit chat and delicious flavours of kebab and baklava. (BB)

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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 7 Lower Galilee ▶  Tzfat ▶  Acre ▶  Haifa Drink to herald an epic journey into antiquity. ▶  Caesarea ▶  Tel Aviv (2 Nights) L'chaim! (WR) Hotel: Dan Panorama Venture to one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities 2 Mount Zion ▶  The Old City Of and the birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Jerusalem exploring the labyrinthine cobbled lanes, Tread in the footsteps of prophets, crusaders ancient synagogue and artists' colony of Tzfat. and kings, admiring the Old City of Jerusalem We continue to the almost-intact 12th century and its protective walls from the sacred vantage underground City of Acre to admire its medieval point of the Mount of Olives. Ascend to Mount Crusader buildings, before enjoying views of the Zion to visit the tomb of King David and see the Baha'i Shrine and the beautiful Persian Hanging room where Jesus and his disciples shared in the Gardens of Haifa, created as a memorial to the Last Supper near Zion Gate. We meander through founders of the Baha'i faith. Imagine seafaring the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall - watching traders plying their wares in the ancient port city faithful Jews cede their prayers to the crevices of Caesarea and then travel to the vibrant city of of its ancient rocks. See the Dome of the Rock Tel Aviv, our home for the next two nights. (IB) on Temple Mount and follow the path taken by Hotel: Dan Panorama Christ past the Stations of the Cross along the Via 8 Tel Aviv e Dolorosa to Golgotha, arriving at the 4th century Stroll through the ancient ruins of Old Jaffa this Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians morning to explore biblical stories and ancient gather to commemorate at the traditional site of mythology before continuing to Newe Zedek, His Resurrection. (IB) the first neighbourhood of Tel Aviv. Soak up 3 Jerusalem ▶  Dead Sea ▶  Masada the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Rothchild ▶  Jerusalem Boulevard, then drive to Rabin Square where Journeying across the rocky Judean Desert, you'll learn about the assassination of Prime we arrive at the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls Minister Yitzhak Rabin who has become a symbol were found accidentally by a Bedouin boy in of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Indulge 1947. A short drive and journey up the cableway all your senses on your final stop in Tel Aviv – the brings us to the striking cliff-top fortress of smells of roasted coffee and freshly baked bread Masada where Herod the Great built palaces and provide a welcome backdrop for your leisurely a Roman siege ended in the tragic mass suicide meander past bustling market stalls before you of over 900 Zealots whose sacrifice to this day return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. (IB) remains as a symbol of Israel's pledge to remain Depart Tel Aviv 9 free. Stroll through the excavations of Herod's Our epic journey through the sacred lands of palatial retreat before returning to the lowest Israel has come to an end. All that's left to say is point on earth to float in its salty waters (time a fond farewell to fellow pilgrims as you prepare permitting). This evening we share a traditional for your journey home. Transfers are available. meal at our hotel in Jerusalem. (IB, D) Conditions apply. (IB) 4 Jerusalem e 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 explore during your free time. Meander through the Old City and into the New City to celebrate its talented artists in Ein Kerem or enjoy a coffee stop at a friendly café in the German Colony. (IB)

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q New Year's Eve Highlights: Christmas Day is not celebrated in Israel. Departure 27 December 2018 will celebrate New Year's Eve in Lower Galilee. This specially arranged festive meal celebration will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a hotel booked by Trafalgar. Transport: Smaller coaches without toilet facilities are used on this trip. Religious holidays: Due to the frequency of religious holidays in Israel, the hotels and order of the sightseeing program may be changed. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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 6 Excursion Megiddo ▶  Nazareth ▶  Capernaum ▶  Mount Of Beatitudes Ascend to the hilltop ‘chariot city' and battlegrounds of Megiddo to see the excavations of Solomon's Stables. Our next stop is the sacred d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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BE MY GUEST Experience a classic old style quintessentially Parisian Bistro run by Daniel and his family. This is where the locals come and is one of our favourite places for rustic and soulful French cuisine

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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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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Your London Hotel: The Tower For rates and full details please see page 76. This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R880 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Consider extending your holiday by spending more time in London. Travel from Paris to London by high-speed Eurostar™ train. This extension includes a standard class Eurostar™ ticket, transfer to the station in Paris and to your hotel in London as well as one night’s hotel accommodation in London.

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7 Paris ▶  Eurostar™ ▶  London Transfers are provided to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar™ train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: The Tower

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5 Lucerne ▶  Burgundy Wine Region ▶  Paris (2 Nights) 1 London ▶  Amsterdam d See the changing landscape as you travel into Meet your Travel Director this morning before France through Alsace and across the Maginot leaving London. Venture past the iconic White Line. Indulge in the mesmerising countryside Cliffs of Dover fringing the English Channel as you of the Burgundy Wine Region, famous for its board your ferry to Calais. We travel through the delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape lush green landscape of Belgium in Amsterdam varieties, before arriving in Paris. This evening this afternoon where we'll spend the night. This is yours to explore the grand boulevards of the evening enjoy a Welcome Reception on a scenic French capital. See the pageantry of Paris and canal cruise including a light dinner and welcome opt for an Optional Experience to enjoy the drinks. (WR) Hotel: Mercure City colourful sights and sounds of a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense 2 Amsterdam ▶  Rhine Cruise ▶  Rhineland Take to Amsterdam's charming canals this 6 Paris Sightseeing e d morning before retreating to Germany's Rhine Join a Local Specialist today to explore the Valley for a memorable cruise meandering past artistic and historic treasures of Paris, including terraced vineyards, historic towns and medieval views of the elegant Champs Élysées, the Arc castles to St. Goar. We pass the legendary de Triomphe and magnificent Opera House, Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875. fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by song then venture to our Rhineland hotel where elevator and view the City of Light in all its glory. we'll spend our evening at leisure. (BB, D) This afternoon, meander through the stylish Hotel: Achat Premium Walldorf/Reilingen gardens, avenues and lanes of Paris admiring the sophisticated atmosphere or perhaps join 3 Rhineland ▶  Heidelberg an Optional Experience to the exquisite Palace ▶  Schaffhausen ▶  Lucerne (2 Nights) d of Versailles. This evening we celebrate an epic The old university town of Heidelberg is our journey across Europe with our fellow travellers first stop this morning, with its impressive at a Farewell Be My Guest Dinner at a family Renaissance structures, Baroque Old Town and run bistro. (BB, BG) view of the ruined red sandstone castle that towers above the city. Delving into a world of 7 Paris ▶  London legends and fairy-tales, we enter the enchanting After breakfast, we say a fond au revoir to Paris. Black Forest and stop for a Cultural Insight into Crossing the infamous Somme battlefields, the the fine craft of cuckoo clock making, before final resting place of so many brave souls, we visiting the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, catch a glimpse of the Canadian War Memorial the largest waterfall in Europe. We cross the at Vimy Ridge. In Calais, we board a ferry to Swiss border, admiring the exquisite alpine Dover, continuing to London by coach where our setting and arrive on the shores of Lake Lucerne encounter with European Highlights comes to where we will stay for the next two nights. (BB) an end. (BB) Hotel: Astoria

8 Depart London Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday. (FB) From R5220 per person twin share Single supplement available from R1390.

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BE MY GUEST Indulge in delicious Italian flavours and the hearty hospitality of a local family who will share why the Italians say, "first we eat, then we do everything else"

CULTURAL INSIGHT Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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Montmartre in search of beautiful art, consider viewing da Vinci's Mona Lisa at the Louvre or relax at a cosy French café and enjoy a glass or two of wine watching the world go by. (BB)

5 Venice Orientation ▶  Florence d Take to the water and board a private motor launch to the gateway to Venice, St. Mark's Square, view the Bridge of Sighs and ornate Doge's Palace. Witness a Cultural Insight into the fine, centuries-old craft of glassblowing at one of the oldest workshops on the island. We'll have some time to explore the hidden calle and campi fitting in some last-minute shopping or soaking up the old-world charm of this island city. This afternoon we cross the striking Apennine Mountains to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance and our home for the night. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

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Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 76. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 76 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, R1010 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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6 Florence Sightseeing ▶  Rome (2 Nights) d The magnificent Renaissance Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and the Baptistery stand imposingly in the centre of Florence and are among the sights we will view during our guided walking tour in the company of a Local Specialist who will share with us the rich cultural, artistic and architectural treasures of this fascinating city. Admire the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio which spans the Arno and marvel d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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3 Paris ▶  Lucerne d We wind our way through the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy, journeying south past the 15th century fortress of Châteauneuf and rolling green farmlands into Switzerland en route to Lucerne where we will spend the night. Cross the famous wooden Chapel Bridge with its 17th century paintings and visit the mortally wounded lion hewn from rock, paying tribute to the hundreds of brave Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI. (BB, D) Hotel: Astoria 4 Lucerne ▶  St. Gotthard ▶  Venice We meander through the imposing Alps today through the winding St. Gotthard region and across the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of its beautiful lakes, which have attracted aristocrats in search of a scenic retreat for centuries, before arriving later in Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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1 London ▶  Paris (2 Nights) Cheerio London and hello sparkling White Cliffs of Dover, England's last hurrah before we cross 7 Rome Sightseeing e d the English Channel bound for Calais. We pass Cross the Tiber to The Vatican City for a the tragic World War I battlefields of the Somme fascinating encounter with the Centre of before arriving in the beautiful city of Paris where Christianity. A Local Specialist will take us we will enjoy a Welcome Reception with dinner to on a tour of St. Peter's Basilica, the home of meet our fellow travellers and Travel Director. This Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the evening the City of Light creates an enchanting Pietà, crafted from the most perfect block of backdrop for an orientation drive that will Carrara marble. Consider an Optional Experience showcase several of the sights which will await us to see the magnificent frescoes of the Sistine tomorrow. (WR) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel Chapel, before travelling to Ancient Rome to view 2 Paris Sightseeing e d the Colosseum where brave gladiators and slaves Enjoy a scenic sojourn along the grand fought to the death to the thunderous applause boulevard of the Champs Élysées to view the of thousands of spectators. This evening we join Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought our travel companions and Travel Director for a Be for France. We join our Local Specialist for a My Guest Farewell Dinner celebrating the Italian's guided sightseeing tour that ascends to the zest for life, food and good company. (BB, BG) second level of the Eiffel Tower, the cultural icon 8 Depart Rome of France, for spectacular views of the city. This Our adventure together has come to an end. We say afternoon, perhaps join an Optional Experience a fond farewell to Rome and our travel companions to Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter or enjoy at the end of our journey together. Airport transfers time at leisure to explore the treasures of Paris. are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Wander through the quaint cobblestone lanes of

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Brush up on your photographic skills – you're going to need them on this fast-paced jaunt through Europe's celebrity cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris and lesser-known Lucerne. Get snap-happy sightseeing at such highlights as the Vatican City, Eiffel Tower and the Duomo, people watch in the piazze and marvel at a multitude of picture-perfect 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 The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan buffet, explore the castle dungeons, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting

CULTURAL INSIGHT Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

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6 Lucerne ▶  Paris (2 Nights) From Lucerne, we head into France and through 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) the rolling vineyard-clad hills of Burgundy, one Ciao Roma! Welcome to the Eternal City – once of the country's largest wine-producing areas, home to gods and goddesses, emperors, senators en route to Paris where we'll spend the next two and slaves. Explore the city's bustling boulevards nights. The City of Light is yours to explore this and labyrinthine lanes before meeting your evening. Wander up grand boulevards and along fellow travellers and Travel Director at a Welcome the scenic Seine, stumble upon a cosy salon to Reception. This evening we meander through the grab a bite to eat and sip wine while watching the streets of Rome during an orientation drive revealing beautiful people of Paris, or consider attending some of the city's most celebrated treasures. (WR) one of the city's famous colourful cabaret Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s shows. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel

3 Rome ▶  Florence Sightseeing d We travel north into the vineyard-clad hills of Tuscany and along the valley of the River Arno. Stopping for an authentic Be My Guest lunch at an unforgettable castle, we enjoy local wine, a delicious meal and olive oil flavours before venturing to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Join a Local Specialist for an enchanting encounter with one of the world's cultural centres, admiring the exquisite architecture and artistry around every turn. View the magnificent marble Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, the political hub of Florence before arriving at your hotel. (BB, BG) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo 4 Florence ▶  Venice d The romantic island city of Venice is our destination today. We take to San Marco's waters, cruising the canals with views of the imposing St. Mark's Basilica and ornate Doge's Palace before experiencing a Cultural Insight into the fine, centuries-old art of Venetian glassblowing. The afternoon is yours to explore narrow calle in search of a cosy bacaro where you can enjoy delicious Venetian cuisine washed down with a Campari spritz or two. Or venture to the enchanting canal-side setting of St. Mark's Square – the sounds of talented buskers, seagulls and lapping water the perfect backdrop for a brilliant sun set over the Grand Canal. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

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Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 76. This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. 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. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 76 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1010 per person.

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5 Venice ▶  Lucerne d We depart Venice, travelling across the lush green Veneto plains and north into the picturesque Italian and Swiss Lake Districts via Como and Lugano. Meandering through the spectacular alpine landscape along the winding St. Gotthard route, we arrive in Switzerland and the laidback lakeside city of Lucerne, most famous for its solid wooden Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, a memorial to Swiss Guards who were massacred in Paris in 1792 while guarding Louis XVI. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, ambling through the cobblestone streets of Old Town lined with beautifully painted façades or perhaps join an Optional Experience ascending one of the surrounding mountain peaks for panoramic views of the surroundings. (BB) Hotel: Astoria

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2 Rome Sightseeing e d 7 Paris Sightseeing e d The Holy See takes centre stage today as we join Join a Local Specialist today and ascend to a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will the second level of the iconic Eiffel Tower to see us visit the 17th century St. Peter's Basilica get a bird's-eye view of the golden dome of Les in the Vatican City and witness Michelangelo's Invalides, the Tuileries gardens and the glinting sorrowful Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance tip of the Louvre Pyramid in the distance. See sculpture. We cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde, to delve into what was once the largest empire with its turbulent past spanning centuries before in the world and view such ancient sites as the joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers imposing Colosseum where brave gladiators and at a memorable Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) slaves duelled to their deaths. The afternoon 8 Paris ▶  London is yours at leisure to explore the picturesque Our last day together sees us pass the tragic piazze of Rome. Sit on the Spanish Steps and Somme battlefields en route to Calais from shop up a storm on Via Condotti or perhaps where we set sail across the English Channel to join an Optional Experience to see the exquisite Dover and travel through Kent to London. (BB) frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. (BB)

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FLEXIBLE LEAVING OPTION Due to visa implications for certain passport holders, guests are welcome to leave this trip in Paris. In Paris on day 8, private transfers can be arranged for R864 or guests can utilise a complimentary transfer from their Paris hotel which arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport at 8 am. Please advise your Travel Agent of your leaving preference at the time of booking.

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Two iconic European cities – one captivating cultural experience reflecting centuries of innovation, imagination and initiative. London and Paris vie for your attention on this At Leisure holiday as you savour such highlights as Big Ben, the Champs Élysées and a bit of French joie de vivre. Marvel at the majestic Palace of Versailles, visit Stonehenge and view the royal residence of Windsor Castle.

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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 a classic old style quintessentially Parisian Bistro run by Daniel and his family. This is where the locals come and is one of our favourite places for rustic and soulful French cuisine

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in London, Paris and Versailles

HIDDEN TREASURE Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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London Sightseeing and Excursion to Windsor d London's iconic sights take centre stage today during a half-day introductory sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist . See Big Ben, the 8 imposing Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, before travelling to the town of Windsor with its vast Royal Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Spend the afternoon following in the footsteps of royalty. Explore over 900 years of royal history, amble through quaint streets of this historic market town or settle back at an authentic British riverside pub and enjoy delicious pub fare washed down with an ale. (FB) 9 Excursion to Bath and Stonehenge This morning leave London and travel to Bath. Visit the Roman baths from which the city derives its name and enjoy an orientation of this World Heritage Site with its beautiful Georgian architecture. After free time for lunch travel through scenic countryside and stop at Stonehenge to visit the historic stone monoliths where pagans once worshipped. Later return to London. (FB)

London e Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the captivating sights and sounds of London. Ask your Travel Director for recommendations on how to spend your last day in the city or join one of several Optional Experiences. Delve into centuries of history and admire exquisite royal jewels at the Tower of London, meander through the stalls of Covent Garden or take a leisurely cruise along the Thames River. Spend the afternoon shopping on Bond Street and in Knightsbridge or consider joining your Travel Director at a lively restaurant and enjoy a West End show. (FB)

Versailles Excursion e d Join a Local Specialist today to explore the opulent Palace of Versailles – its splendour and beauty created to reflect the self-proclaimed majesty of King Louis XIV, the Sun King. See the exquisite sprawling gardens, the Hall of Mirrors with its impressive chandeliers and glinting mirrors and the quirky hamlet that MarieAntoinette once used as a retreat from her royal lifestyle and to masquerade as a peasant. This evening we return to Paris to enjoy the city by night, or perhaps attend a colourful Parisian cabaret performance. (BB)

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Airport Transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at 8am and 10:30am. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 76 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1090 per person.

Paris Sightseeing d The City of Light shines brightly today as our Local Specialist takes us on a sightseeing tour of Paris this morning. We'll view the grand Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde, renowned for its tumultuous history before ascending to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a bird's-eye view of the capital. This afternoon is at leisure to soak up the sophistication of this beautiful city. Wander the charming streets of Montmartre and admire the imposing white domes of Sacre Coeur, enjoy a light-hearted picnic in the pretty Tuileries gardens or pay a visit to da Vinci's Mona Lisa at one of the world's most visited museums, the

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Arrive London (4 Nights) Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that combines the fascinating heritage of yesteryear 7 with all the verve of a modern capital. Spend time strolling through the leafy Royal Parks, shopping up a storm on the trendy West End or visiting some of London's world-famous historic attractions or museums to gain a sense of a place that is certainly larger than life. This evening, we join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Tower

Louvre. This evening we indulge in a unique encounter with Parisian culture, enjoying a special Be My Guest experience in the City of Light. (BB, BG)

WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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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 a local family who will host you at their private estate on the outskirts of Florence. Enjoy warm Italian hospitality and delicious homemade dishes prepared from local produce

CULTURAL INSIGHT Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craft smen have perfected over the centuries

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence and Paris

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imposing Duomo with its Brunelleschi dome and Baptistery renowned for its bronze doors filled with relief sculptures. This evening, enjoy true Tuscan hospitality with a local family on their private estate on the outskirts of Florence. (BB, BG) Hotel: Cosmopolitan Concept

10 Lucerne ▶  Paris (2 Nights) Crossing the border into France this morning, we travel past the picturesque vineyards and quaint country towns of Burgundy en route to the City of Light. Spend some time this evening strolling along the Seine and grand boulevards in search of a cosy bistro for fine French cuisine or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to a colourful Parisian cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense

3 Rhineland ▶  Munich ▶  Innsbruck Crossing the Swabian Alps on the edge of the Black Forest, we arrive in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Our orientation drive takes us past the Olympic Stadium and neo-Gothic City Hall, which dominates the Marienplatz. Driving across the Austrian border, we arrive in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Admire Emperor Maximilian's famous Golden Roof with its ornate façade and perhaps consider an evening of traditional 11 Paris Sightseeing e d Tyrolean entertainment to soak up the sights and Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing sounds of this region. (BB) Hotel: Grauer Bär tour of this romantic city. View the sophisticated Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the 4 Innsbruck ▶  Venice d 19 th century Arc de Triomphe, honouring those Meandering through the emerald-green who fought for France. We'll ascend to the landscape along the Brenner Pass, we journey second level of the Eiffel Tower for panoramic into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains en views of the city - the Seine, gardens and route to the enchanting city of Venice. We cruise symmetrical streets stretching out below. Our on the beautiful Venetian Lagoon by private European Whirl almost at its end, we spend the launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's evening with our travel companions and Travel Square, viewing the ornate Doge's Palace and the Director enjoying a delicious Farewell Dinner in a Bridge of Sighs. We gain a fascinating Cultural local bistro. (BB, FD) Insight into the centuries-old craft of Venetian glassblowing before spending the afternoon at leisure to soak up the romantic atmosphere. Get lost in Venice, cross bridges and discover hidden campi where locals share their daily stories over a glass of Venetian Spritz. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana

5 Venice ▶  Rome (2 Nights) Travelling south across the Veneto Plain, we pass by Bologna and the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing through the green and golden fields of Lazio before reaching Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Occidental Aurelia by Barcelo 6 Rome Sightseeing e d We venture to the Vatican City, visiting St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. We journey to Ancient Rome to view the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races centuries ago. The afternoon is yours to explore the city on your terms. (BB) 7 Rome ▶  Florence Sightseeing d From Rome, we travel north through the rolling countryside of Tuscany and along the Arno valley to the Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence. Delve into the rich de' Medici heritage of this beautiful medieval city with your Local Specialist. Visit what was once the political hub of the city, Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. View the d Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception e Free time

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12 Paris ▶  London Departing mainland Europe, we venture past poignant World War I battlefields to the coast where we board a ferry to Dover and travel by coach on to London where our adventure comes to an end. (BB)

FLEXIBLE JOINING AND LEAVING OPTIONS Due to visa implications for certain passport holders, guests are welcome to join this trip in Amsterdam. Private transfers are available in Amsterdam on Day 1 for R1080 provided all flight details are supplied in advance. Guests need to be ready at the Amsterdam hotel listed in their trip documentation for 5pm in order to participate in the included evening programme. In Paris on Day 12, private transfers can be arranged for R864 or guests can utilise a complimentary transfer from their Paris hotel which arrives at Charles de Gaulle airport at 8am. Please advise your Travel Agent of your joining and leaving preference at the time of booking.

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1 London ▶  Eurostar™ ▶  Brussels ▶  Amsterdam A brief interlude with the British capital this morning sees us meet our Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International 8 Florence ▶  Lucerne (2 Nights) d where we will board the Eurostar™ for a highDrive via the picturesque Italian Lakes District, speed train journey to Brussels and a luxury coach across the snow-capped Alps into beautiful journey to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of Switzerland where we'll spend the next two this historic Dutch capital centre before joining nights in the beautiful medieval lakeside city your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a of Lucerne. (BB, D) Hotel: Astoria Welcome Reception dinner cruise on its charming canals. (WR) Hotel: Mercure City 9 Lucerne Orientation e This morning, view the mournful, mortally 2 Amsterdam ▶  Rhine Cruise wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate ▶  Heidelberg ▶  Rhineland the Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending We arrive in Boppard where we board a cruise Louis XVI. Walk along the flower-lined 14th century along the Rhine past the vineyard-clad hills, fairycovered Chapel Bridge, crossing the Reuss. Or tale medieval castles perched above charming join an exciting Optional Experience to one of the riverside towns to St. Goar. Arriving in the Baroque surrounding peaks for breath-taking views of the city of Heidelberg, explore its magnificent sights Swiss countryside. We have some time later to before travelling to our Rhineland hotel. (BB, D) discover the best Swiss chocolates in town. (BB) Hotel: Achat Premium Walldorf/Reilingen

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f MORE ABOUT YOUR TRIP Your London Hotel: The Tower For rates and full details please see page 76. This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply. See page 76 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R1510 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. Book early for great savings - see pages 12-13. Extra nights' accommodation page 76. * All prices are per person, twin share. Visit trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

OPTIONAL EUROSTAR™ EXTENSION From R5225 per person on a twin share basis. Includes one-way Eurostar train ticket from Paris to London Standard Class, London accommodation at The Tower hotel and station transfers. See our website for details.

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YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. CostSaver is a trading name of Trafalgar. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the booking confirmation. Security Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Intra-tour Travel By private motorcoach, trains, cruises, ferries and intra-tour flights (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Guided Holiday By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. On London sightseeing and some Regional holidays, including the Middle East and Morocco motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control motorcoaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of R50 per person will be made. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances, additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodation Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected holidays in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one double bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single Travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of double rooms are available with our Shared Rooming service. Trafalgar shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the shared rooming. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Note hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style. Cruises Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. On Nile cruises, triple rooms are not available.

As per airline policy As per airline policy Penalty R350 plus airline charges

Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the motorcoaches except in remote locations. The WiFi on the motorcoaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. Audio and Video streaming is not available using motorcoach WiFi. Please note that it is not available on train trips, or when the main Trafalgar motorcoach is not being used, such as on transfer motorcoaches and other local services. For further information on which countries WiFi is offered in as well as daily data allowances please refer to the Trafalgar website www.trafalgar.com/wifi. Travel Director Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In Egypt, only itineraries of 10 guests or more will be guided by a Travel Director. In Turkey and Israel holidays are conducted by a Local Expert. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided holiday. Itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular Englishspeaking Local Host services. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and an Englishspeaking Local Specialist (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused transfers. If you did not purchase your flights from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. Porterage Luggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive guided holidays, is included in the guided holiday 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 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. Tip/gratuities

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Deposit required No additional deposit required Final Payment In accordance with guided holiday No of Days Penalty 45 days and over R175 Higher of R175 or 25% 44-22 days of accommodation price Higher of R175 or 30% 21-8 days of accommodation price 7-1 days 100% of accommodation price Departure Day/ 100% of accommodation price No show

Deposit required No additional deposit required Final Payment In accordance with guided holiday No of Days Penalty 45 days and over R175 Higher of R175 or 25% 44-22 days of transfer price Higher of R175 or 30% 21-8 days of transfer price 7-1 days 100% of transfer price Departure Day/ 100% of transfer price No show

are not included for the Nile Cruises. 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. 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 nonrefundable 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. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. 6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Book Early/Early Bird Savings Savings are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Early Bird Savings” 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 available 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 “Passport and Visas” 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, immunisations, 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. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of R175 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 R175 (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 R500 per person will be charged for name changes or name corrections together with any airline penalties and other cost or 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. Please also refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/ Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party.

The charges detailed in the Summary Information table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the guided 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 R175 service fee per person or if after ticketing a R350 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 nonrefundable. 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 If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar, payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar holiday to get you to/from the starting/ ending point of your holiday. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, 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 $75 per person, reduced to $35 if air ticket has not been issued prior to cancellation, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. Airline Seating 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. 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. Airline Availability 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. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to

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the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in South African Rand unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as 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 travelling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarised letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not travelling. 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 notarised 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 individualised 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, motorised 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 travelling 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 on the departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin or triple room. Only one Young Traveller discount per room. This discount can be combined with our ‘Book Together 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. 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 ‘Extend Your Stay’ 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, unless otherwise stated. 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 travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond

its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher. Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities (“released parties”) shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to luggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. The released parties shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All luggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain luggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The released parties are not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Trafalgar to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Trafalgar, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, travelling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Trafalgar, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from

contracting for, travelling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating 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. Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd Limited’s Role Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of South Africa. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however, Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a 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 post, email and/or phone) 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 want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar Tours Pty Ltd, Attn. Marketing Department, P.O. Box 413786, Craighall, Gauteng 2024, SA. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. The booking conditions set out herein are in compliance with existing legislation and regulations as at the date of publication hereof. Should any further legislation and/or regulations be promulgated subsequent to the aforesaid date that may render any provision of the booking conditions and/ or the performance thereof in contravention of the law, the relevant contravening provision/s shall be deemed to have been severed from the balance of the booking terms with immediate effect and without further notice to ensure compliance of the booking conditions with all new legislation. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided 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. We recommend that you review information provided by the South African Department of International Relations and Co-operation prior to making your booking by visiting their website www.dirco.gov.za for the latest information. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the latest Government Consular advice and information regarding the country you intend to visit. It is advised that you register your details prior to departure on the Registration of South Africans Abroad website www.ROSA.gov.za TRAFALGAR TOURS PTY LTD 3rd Floor, The Travel House, 4-6 Hood Street, Rosebank, 2196 S.A. Telephone Numbers: (011) 280 8400 Fax: (011) 280 8410 Postal address: PO Box 413786, Craighall 2024, S.A. Docex Address: Docex 122, Randburg

Tour Operators: 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, Bermuda, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, 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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EXTEND YOUR STAY

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Our exclusive discounted rates enable you to extend your stay a little longer 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 holiday; it’s as simple as that. Transfers are not included when extending your stay but we will be happy to provide door-to-door airport/hotel transfers to make your trip effortless. (See table below for prices). Per person price (R) City

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Amman Amsterdam Athens Barcelona Berlin Budapest Cairo

Landmark Mercure Amsterdam City * Divani Palace Acropolis * U232 * Sheraton Grand Esplanade Art'otel Budapest Hilton Cairo Heliopolis * Le Meridien Pyramids *# Ramses Hilton *# Ballsbridge Clayton Dublin Airport * Sheraton Offenbach Ramada Plaza City Center Wyndham Old City Dan Panorama * Olissippo Marques de Sa * Hilton Kensington The Tower *# Astoria * AC Cuzco Ayre Gran Colon * Rafael Atocha Marriott Tverskaya Sheraton Arabellapark Evergreen Laurel Novotel CentreTour Eiffel *# Renaissance Paris La Defense * Angelo by Vienna House * Grand Hotel Reykjavik Cicerone Crown Plaza St Peters Ergrife Palace Grand Hotel Tiberio * Sheraton Parco De Medici * Victoria Hotel * Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky Movenpick Dead Sea Spa Hotel Resort Dan Panorama Boscolo Bellini Hotel * Antony Hotel * Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Dublin Frankfurt Istanbul Jerusalem Lisbon London Lucerne Madrid

Moscow Munich Paris

Prague Reykjavik Rome

St. Petersburg Sweimeh Tel Aviv Venice Venice Mestre Vienna

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Transfer

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* Seasonal Supplement may apply  # Certain days of the week attract a Supplement ** To Zurich airport  † From London Heathrow  ^ Hotel Shuttle All hotel prices are per person per night. The accommodation cost includes twin rooms with private facilities, all hotel taxes and service charges. Continental or buffet breakfasts are included daily excluding hotels in Ireland and Britain outside London, where full national breakfasts are served. A supplement may apply for Christmas, New Year, Easter and Special Events; this will be advised at time of booking. Chargeable transfer prices are per person one way and are by car or minibus. Flight information must be provided at the time of booking or no fewer than 21 days before flight departure.

Europe and Eastern Mediterranean All guests benefit from complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle coach on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday. Times are specified on the individual itinerary pages. If your flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach transfer timings you may chose to book and purchase a transfer. In addition, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book a transfer through us provided they also purchase the additional pre and/or postholiday hotel night(s) from us (see Extend Your Stay table for details and prices). We provide complimentary airport transfers in the Eastern Mediterranean region at any time on the first and last day of the holiday, or on other days in conjunction with pre and/ or post-trip accommodation booked through us. Flight times must be provided to Trafalgar or CostSaver at least 21 days before flight departure. For our Terms & Conditions, please see below. London Trafalgar and CostSaver have arranged group transfer rates from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports to your London hotel: R693 single trip per person to/from Heathrow Airport R1440 single trip per person to/from Gatwick Airport Transfer terms and conditions: 1) For included and chargeable transfers, you or your Travel Agent must provide detailed flight information to us at the time of booking or no later than 21 days prior to departure. Transfers cannot be amended once booked. 2) For London arrivals, you must stay in a hotel booked by Trafalgar or CostSaver on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date. 3) Trafalgar and CostSaver only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. 4) In the event of flight delays outside of our control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. 5) All transfers are based on group transfers. Refunds are not available for missed transfers or to guests not using this service. 6) I n the event of unforeseen circumstances (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar and CostSaver will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

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.

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REGISTRATION 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 online, on Manage My Booking. 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 passport and insurance details Visit Trafalgar.com/ManageMyBooking to complete your registration and start personalising your holiday.

E-DOCUMENTS Your Travel Documents Will Be Available on MyTrafalgar ü All guests will need to register on Manage My Booking to receive their trip documentation.

ü Once registered, you’ll receive an email approximately 21

days prior to your departure with a link to download your electronic documents on My Trafalgar. We’re committed to long-term sustainability, so by choosing this paperless option, you’re supporting our JoinTrafalgar efforts to reforest 100 acres of land across Tanzania and Northern California.

GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION TRAFALGAR’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION PLAN COSTS ONLY R590 PER PERSON (PAYABLE WITH YOUR DEPOSIT ONLY) AND INCLUDES: ON YOUR HOLIDAY Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to South Africa due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded up to R750 per person per day for the unused portion of the holiday (note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required. RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY If you or a member of your direct family in South Africa should fall sick* while you are on your Trafalgar guided holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar’s recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from South Africa. PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION Your deposit and/or payment to Trafalgar will be refunded in full or you will have the option to carry it over to another Trafalgar or TTC holiday should you cancel your holiday for any reason prior to one day before departure from South Africa. This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by Trafalgar only. Prior to departure from South Africa your airfares are not covered by Gold Seal. We recommend you take out TIC Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your holiday (Please review TIC terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by Gold Seal. Cancellation option fee is not refundable for any reason Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. *Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

ü Printed documents will be available on a request basis should this be more convenient for you.

MY TRAFALGAR 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. You’ll find all your itinerary details, be able to download your travel documents and chat with travel companions online. Visit Trafalgar.com/MyTrafalgar

OUR TERMINOLOGY 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).  brief stop to enjoy the sights and take some photos. View – A See – Observe sights while passing by on your coach, cruise or train. 77 23

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Wonders of Turkey

CostSaver Regional

11 Days – 1 Country From : R11000

(per person twin share)

Start: Istanbul - End: Istanbul

Day 1 | Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights) Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey. In the evening attend a trip briefing with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers. Hotel: Ramada Plaza City Center Day 2 | Istanbul Sightseeing Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour including a visit to see parts of the Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852. Visit the Hippodrome, once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Visit the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, and the world's largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Consider joining a delicious Turkish optional dinner where local cuisine is served along with traditional belly dancing entertainment. (BB) Day 3 | Istanbul - Ankara This morning enjoy free time in the city or consider an Optional Experience Bosphorus cruise and visit to Hagia Sophia. This excursion enjoys views of the strait that separates Asia and Europe and a visit to the church built in the Byzantine capital during the 6th century and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. Today it houses a museum and is known as one of the world's greatest architectural wonders. Early this afternoon depart for the capital city of Ankara for an overnight stay. (BB, D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Day 4 | Ankara - Cappadocia (2 Nights) Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts dating back 7,500 years including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Perhaps take an Optional Experience this evening to see a Whirling Dervish performance with dinner. (BB) Hotel: Avrasya Day 5 | Cappadocia Sightseeing This morning travel to Pasabagi and the Red Valley and later stop at a regional rug production centre. This afternoon you may wish to take an Optional Experience to Göreme and Avanos. Göreme, a historical region of Turkey located among unique rock formations, was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Afterwards continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. This evening dinner will be served at your hotel. (BB, D)

Day 7 | Konya - Pamukkale After breakfast leave Konya and travel to see the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs. You will also get to see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. This evening enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Richmond Thermal Day 8 | Pamukkale - Ephesus and St. Mary's House - Izmir Today travel to Selçuk and tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, view a magnificent theatre, see the Library of Celsus, a gymnasium and finally Hadrian's Temple. Then take a short drive from Ephesus to visit St. Mary's stone cottage, where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Arrive later in Izmir. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Alsansak Day 9 | Izmir - Pergamon - Troy - Çanakkale Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamon and continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse. This town is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War as well as a place where many cities are built on top of each other. Continue to Çanakkale for the night with dinner served at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Buyuk Truva Day 10 | Çanakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many WWI battles. Visit poignant Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair before returning to Istanbul. Enjoy a last night in Istanbul with your travel companions. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Plaza City Center Day 11 | Depart Istanbul This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to the airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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December Wed 12 Sat 22 Wed 26 Sat 05

March Wed 06 Wed 20

January Wed 09 Wed 23

Sat 16 Sat 30

Sat 19 Sat 02

YOUR SAVINGS

AND DISCOUNTS

SAVE up to R308

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to R1230

Young traveller discount Triple room discount

SAVE R200

Past Guests Benefits

VIP Offers & SAVINGS

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

9 Unbeatable Features* 10 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided CostSaver with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by CostSaver.

For CostSaver's other great savings, air deals and extra nights' accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 76. WiFi: See page 74 for details. All prices are per person, twin share.

* Get the best available price on this trip with our new Ready To Go Rate. For up to date prices, availability, optional experiences and all Unbeatable Features visit

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Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

Day 6 | Cappadocia - Konya This morning visit the underground city of Sarhatli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Drive to Konya and visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. This was also the

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dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Later check into your hotel in Konya and enjoy dinner. (BB, D) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

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Memorable Highlights • Istanbul Sightseeing includes the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar • Ankara Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk's Mausoleum • Cappadocia Visit Pasabagi and the Red Valley and marvel at the underground city of Sarhatli • Konya Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes • Pamukkale See the Cotton Castle springs and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis • Ephesus Visit the Great Theatre, Library of Celsus, Gymnasium, Temple of Hadrian and House of the Virgin Mary

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• Pergamon Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre • Troy Visit the ruins of the ancient city and see the Wooden Horse • Gallipoli See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunnuk Bair Cemeteries

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Jewels of Italy

CostSaver Regional

7 Days – 2 Countries From : R11250

(per person twin share)

Start: Rome - End: Venice

Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome. After check-in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares with stunning architecture. Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit inside the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards enjoy free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (BB)

time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing farewell dinner. Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon known for its brightly coloured houses. (BB) Day 7 | Depart Venice (Mestre) This morning say ‘arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Day 3 | Rome - Pisa - Florence (2 Nights) This morning leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through picturesque scenery in Umbria and Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later arrive at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Firenze Nord Day 4 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery for which Florence is renowned and don't forget to try the gelato. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, D) Day 5 | Florence - Verona - Venice (Mestre) (2 Nights) Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year. Stop and view Juliet's balcony in a courtyard which has become a popular tourist site for the tragic story of the Montague and Capulet family feud. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB, D) Hotel: Antony

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YOUR SAVINGS SAVE up to R325

Multiple trip discount

SAVE up to R1250

Young traveller discount

Our tour guide, lidia was exceptional. Her knowledge of italy, pride of country and organisational skills made this experience beyond words! We did and saw so much of italy, in comfort and style. This trip was beyond our expectations and has been life changing for my elderly mother and myself.

Triple room discount

SAVE R400

Past Guests Benefits

VIP Offers & SAVINGS

WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

8 Unbeatable Features* 6 Buffet breakfasts 2 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

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.

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For CostSaver's other great savings, air deals and extra nights' accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 76. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R880 per person. WiFi: See page 74 for details. All prices are per person, twin share.

* Get the best available price on this trip with our new Ready To Go Rate. For up to date prices, availability, optional experiences and all Unbeatable Features visit

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Day 6 | Venice Orientation and Free Time Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free

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Memorable Highlights • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower • Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria • Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony

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Day 1 | London - Stratford-upon-Avon York - Bradford This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. During your orientation of York your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Continue to your hotel in Bradford where you dine tonight. (D) Hotel: Jurys Inn Day 2 | Bradford - Lake District - Gretna Green - Glasgow (2 Nights) Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald's Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. (FB) Hotel: Ibis City Centre Day 3 | Edinburgh Excursion Today visit Edinburgh. Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, historic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Later enjoy free time to explore at leisure. (FB) Day 4 | Glasgow - Belfast - Dublin (2 Nights) Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Scotland to Ireland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. See City Hall, Queen's University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to enter the Irish capital, Dublin. (FB) Hotel: Maldron Newlands Cross

Day 7 | Waterford - Cardiff Cross St. George's Channel to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre Day 8 | Cardiff - Bath - Windsor - London Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. View the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs. Later arrive back in London where your amazing holiday ends. (FB)

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1 Christmas Day: Is celebrated in the United Kingdom on 25 December. The majority of businesses and organisations (except for hospitals) are closed on Christmas Day. Some smaller stores selling food may open however public transport services may not operate at all. Your itinerary may be affected and inclusions changed to accommodate closures.

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Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is a departure upon a distant journey to unknown lands.

SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (19TH-CENTURY BRITISH CONSUL, EXPLORER, ORIENTALIST AND SWORDSMAN)

Day 5 | Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and the stately Georgian squares with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret. (FB)

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WHATS INCLUDED ON YOUR TOUR

11 Unbeatable Features* 7 Full breakfasts 2 Three course dinners

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS

Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 76. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through CostSaver.

Day 6 | Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford Traverse County Kildare's splendid countryside. In Kilkenny see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Treacy’s

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver R990 per person. For CostSaver's other great savings, air deals and extra nights' accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 76. WiFi: See page 74 for details.

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Memorable Highlights • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls

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• Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour

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• Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle

• Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College • Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle

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Britain and Ireland Delight

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Jewels of Italy

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