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ASIA JAPAN, INDIA, NEPAL, CHINA & SOUTH EAST ASIA

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CONTENTS 44 CITIES. 27 HANDCRAFTED TRIPS. LET US SHOW YOU THE DIVERSITY OF THE REAL ASIA AND CONNECT YOU TO THE GOOD LIFE, FROM TOKYO TO MUMBAI AND EVERYWHERE IN-BETWEEN. WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO Our Promise to you

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Our Formula for your Perfect Holiday

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The Real Thing

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Free To Be

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Your Happy Place

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Ways To Explore

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Ways To Save

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The Meaning of Family

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Booking Conditions

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Extend Your Stay

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Other Essential Information

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CHINA

Days Page

Best of China with Yangtze Cruise

NEW

Classic China

TRIPS YOU'LL LOVE JAPAN

Days Page

Classic Japan NEW Splendours of Japan Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima Splendours of Japan

Celebrate the Takayama Festival

Classic Japan with Matsue and Osaka NEW Spiritual Japan Spiritual Japan with Tokyo

SOUTH EAST ASIA

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Colonial Singapore and Malaysia

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Treasures of Thailand

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Treasures of Thailand with Phuket NEW

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Treasures of Thailand with Cambodia's Angkor

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Highlights of Vietnam

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Highlights of Vietnam with Cambodia's Angkor

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Secrets of Cambodia's Angkor

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Secrets of Cambodia's Angkor and Phnom Penh

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and Phnom Penh Extension p.41

and Phnom Penh Extension

INDIA & NEPAL

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Treasures of India

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Treasures of India with Nepal NEW

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Treasures of India NEW

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MINI STAYS

India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi

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Hong Kong and Macau Experience

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India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi and Nepal NEW

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Nepal Adventure NEW

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Tokyo with Mt Fuji NEW

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Singapore Explorer

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Celebrate Diwali

India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi NEW

Me To We Option

TRIP STYLE KEY

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GET INSPIRED DAILY

Country Explorer

Mini Stay

Regional Explorer

Cruise, Rail and Combo

Read more about our trip styles on page 12.

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From the iconic to the unexpected, we connect you to the very essence of Asia like no other. From China to Japan, India and Vietnam, you’ll become a local yourself; a part of the story. It's the scent of local spices in Siem Reap, or a soul-stirring experience on the Great Wall of China, stretching 21,196 kilometres from east to west. It’s a handwritten ‘Waka’ poem of gratitude, gifted to you by your hosts as they welcome you for ‘kaiseki’ lunch at their Japanese ryokan home. It's doing T'ai Chi with the locals at a peaceful oasis in the centre of bustling Bangkok, with every experience spontaneous and different from the last. Join us, discover the real thing and just live The Good Life.

Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China.

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU NO MATTER WHERE YOU CHOOSE TO TRAVEL, HERE’S WHY WE’RE THE EXPERTS IN CONNECTING GUESTS AROUND THE WORLD TO THE GOOD LIFE.

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Continents

71

Countries

232

Handcrafted Trips

80+ Awards

5 million+ Happy Guests

72 years Leading Guided Travel

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Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.

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OUR FORMUL A FOR YOUR PERFECT HOLIDAY WE CONNECT YOU TO THE WORLD; NOT JUST TO SEE, BUT TO FEEL. 72 YEARS SHARING OUR LOVE OF TRAVEL, AND 80+ AWARDS LATER, OUR PROMISE IS TO CONTINUE TO BRING YOU SIMPLY THE BEST HOLIDAYS.

F R EE TO B E THE RE A L T HIN G

You choose the destination and itinerary, we do the rest. With the very best Travel

Carefully handcrafted

Directors, Local Specialists,

experiences to get you closer to

accommodation and

JAPAN TOKYO

the rich diversity of Asia.

experiences all sorted, you're

Get access to iconic attractions

'free to be' and discover the

from the picturesque Taj Mahal

very best of Asia.

to an evening boat ride on the

Read more p.10

Kyoto Hiroshima

River Ganges. Read more p.6

Xi’an Chengdu

DELHI

NEPAL KATHMANDU

CHINA

Varanasi

INDIA

It's that feeling of 'pure joy',

HANOI

Halong Bay

whether you find it amongst the serene back drop of Mt. Fuji

Chiang Mai

in Japan, or during a

VIETNAM

THAILAND BANGKOK

YO U R H A P P Y PL ACE

Siem Reap

CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH

demonstration in the art of making dumplings in Xi'an. We are your champions of happy, so you can let your best self shine. Read more p.11

MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR

SINGAPORE 5

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THE REAL THIN G | CONNECT WITH LOC ALS

THE REAL THING WE CONNECT WITH THE HEART OF ASIA, YOU'LL OF COURSE SEE THE ICONIC SIGHTS, BUT YOU'LL GO FURTHER THAN THAT. EXPERIENCE THE DIVERSITY OF THE DESTINATIONS TO GET A DEEPER EXPERIENCE, TRULY CONNECT WITH LOCALS, DISCOVER HIDDEN GEMS, THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE PLACES YOU VISIT.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

The people you’ll meet

CHIANG MAI HILL TRIBE VILLAGE Get a deep local insight over a delicious home-cooked Thai lunch with a friendly Northern family (below) in the district of Lampung. In typical Thai style, their house is built on stilts in a small village inhabited by people from the ‘Tai Lue’ hill tribe. WHAT TRIP? Treasures of Thailand (p.40), Treasures of Thailand with Phuket (p.42), Treasures of Thailand with Cambodia's Angkor (p.43).

IT’S THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE PLACES WE GO TO SO SPECIAL. WE GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THEIR STORIES OVER HOME-COOKED MEALS AS THEY WELCOME YOU INTO THEIR HOMES. WE CALL THESE EXPERIENCES 'BE MY GUEST'. GO INSIDE A TYPICAL THAI HOUSE ON STILTS, OR EXCHANGE STORIES WITH NEW FRIENDS DURING A TRADITIONAL LUNCH IN A BEIJING 'HUTONG', - THIS IS THE REAL THING.

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S TAYS W I T H S TO R I E S | T H E R E A L T H I N G

STAYS WITH STORIES

The places you’ll stay

WE GO OUT OF OUR WAY TO HAND-SELECT EXCEPTIONAL HOTELS THAT HELP YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF EVERY PLACE WE GO. LOOK OUT FOR OUR HIGHLIGHT HOTELS THAT ARE MORE THAN JUST A BED FOR THE NIGHT, THESE UNIQUE FEATURE STAYS HAVE THEIR OWN SPECIAL STORY. LIVE THE LEGACY AND DISCOVER THE HISTORY AS YOU REST YOUR HEAD.

HOTEL PENAGA, GEORGETOWN, PENANG Built in the 1920s this charming hotel was originally built as a double storey, terraced building that included both houses and shophouses. Post war it was renovated into a forty-five room heritage boutique hotel that still offers old world glamour but with a modern twist. Image courtesy of JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.

KYOTO RYOKAN

WHAT TRIP? Colonial Singapore with Malaysia (p.38), Colonial Singapore with Malaysia and Beach Stay (p.38).

RAWLA NARLAI, INDIA

You’ll love this in-depth tour of a beautiful traditional Japanese

This heritage resort was once the hunting lodge of Jodhpur’s Royal

Ryokan and its perfect gardens, built on the hillside of Mt. Yoshida,

Family. While here, you’ll even get to meet with a member of a noble

once the home of Emperor Akihito’s uncle. Learn first-hand about

family, and dine like royalty at a 16th Century stepwell under the

Japanese customs over a mouth watering 'kaiseki' lunch (above),

twinkling lights, a magical night to remember.

then receive a seasonal Waka poem of gratitude handwritten by our

WHAT TRIP? Treasures of India (p.26).

host, just for you. WHAT TRIP? Splendours of Japan (p.18), Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima (p.20).

IC ONS K E Y Keep an eye out for these handcrafted Trafalgar experiences. Connect With Locals

Hidden Gems

Dive Into Culture

Make a Difference

Stays With Stories

Local Specialist

Image courtesy of Rawla Narlai, India

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T H E R E A L T H I N G | D I V E I N TO C U LT U R E

DIVE INTO CULTURE

HIDDEN GEMS

LEAVE THE GUIDEBOOK AT HOME. WITH US, YOU

YOUR TRAVEL DIRECTOR WILL CONNECT YOU ON

WON’T JUST TICK OFF THE ICONS – YOU’LL DIVE

AN EVEN DEEPER LEVEL, THROUGH SHARING THEIR

HEADFIRST INTO CULTURE. NOT JUST TO SEE, BUT

FAVOURITE PLACES THAT YOU MAY NEVER HAVE

TO EXPERIENCE IT LIKE A LOCAL.

THE CHANCE TO DISCOVER ALONE. WHETHER ITS

IT’S THESE MOMENTS YOU’LL REMEMBER AND

FOODIE FAVOURITES, SHOPPING DISTRICTS, A

FOREVER WANT TO SHARE; WITH FAMILY, WITH

PLACE TO TAKE THE BEST PHOTO… THEY’VE GOT

FRIENDS, WITH EVERYONE YOU MEET.

YOU COVERED WITH THEIR HIDDEN GEMS.

The things that you’ll do

The secrets you’ll hear

FEEL THE ANCIENT SPIRIT OF JAPAN You'll visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, one of the most important and beautiful Shinto shrines in Kyoto, Japan. Walk through the tunnel made up of 10,000 red torii gates originally built to worship the Inari God, then enjoy the silence of the surrounding rainforest. While here, don't forget to get the best snap of the gates, for a memory that will last forever. WHAT TRIP? Splendours of Japan (p.18)

GO BACK IN TIME IN CHENGDU Visit the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine and learn about traditional cooking practices. Crush chillies into powder using a Qing Dynasty pestle and mortar, then visit Restaurant Alley to catch a glimpse into the dining experience of the past. You'll cook dishes under the guidance of our expert chef, then enjoy eating your creations at lunch, and take away new skills you can put into practice back home. WHAT TRIP? Best of China with Yangtze Cruise 8

(p.34)

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE | THE REAL THING

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

By travelling with us

TRAVEL TODAY, SUSTAIN TOMORROW. WE BELIEVE TRAVEL IS A TRUE 'FORCE FOR GOOD'. WE STRIVE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE GLOBALLY, LOCALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY. NO MATTER WHICH TRIP IN ASIA YOU CHOOSE, YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH AT LEAST ONE UNIQUE JOIN TRAFALGAR EXPERIENCE ON EVERY TRIP.

HERE'S JUST A SAMPLE OF SOME OF THE SPECIAL JOIN TRAFALGAR EXPERIENCES YOU CAN ENJOY.

CHENGDU RESEARCH, BASE OF GIANT PANDA BREEDING In China, you’ll visit this non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. Established in 1987, its mission is to rescue and protect the endangered giant panda species which Invest In Local Communities

Protect The Environment

Partner For A Better Future

currently have a population of less than 2000. WHAT TRIP? Best of China with Yangtze Cruise (p.34).

PEAK SNENG VILLAGE, SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA Catch a glimpse of everyday life and learn about some local traditional crafts in this quietly secluded village. Meet the locals and learn some traditional skills like palm hat weaving, or folding Lotus flowers into ME to WE is a recognised leader in volunteer travel and partner of an award winning international charity with a 21 year history of

works of art. Trafalgar makes a donation to cover the cost of water filters and other items of necessity. WHAT TRIP? Secrets of Cambodia's Angkor (p.46)

sustainable development. Travellers make an impact by working side-by-side with local communities on a development project like building a school or water wells, ensuring brighter futures for generations to come. Extend your trip to include a life changing ME to WE experience on page 32. For more about ME to WE trips, departure dates and pricing, visit trafalgar.com/metowe_india

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supporter of the

spectacular this planet

not-for-profit TreadRight

is every day, and take great pride

Foundation's sustainability work

in creating experiences of a

and projects to help the

lifetime across the globe. As such,

environment and communities.

we are an active partner and

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FREE TO BE Travel with complete freedom, not a care in the world JUST CHOOSE WHERE YOU WANT TO DISCOVER IN ASIA AND YOUR TRIP STYLE, WE’LL SORT THE REST. WITH 72 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE AND 80+ AWARDS UNDER OUR BELT, YOU’LL TRAVEL WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD. IT’S THE REAL THING, WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT A THING.

YOUR TRAVEL DIRECTOR Your knowledgeable Travel Director will bring your Asian holiday to life, creating an experience that is absolutely effortless. They are locals themselves, dedicated to fulfil your travel dreams.

YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST Your hand picked Local Specialists will share stories and anecdotes, enabling you to discover Asia on a deeper level. This is their home, and they’ll invite you in; transforming you into a local yourself.

YOUR TRANSPORT With your own dedicated Driver or driver guide on hand, there's no need to worry about getting lost. Just recline, relax and watch this colourful world go by. We get you right to the doorstep of your accommodation, and pack, unload and deliver your bags too. Now that's The Good Life.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION Your accommodation is sorted every night of your trip. From hotels with great locations, to our incredible 'Stays with Stories' experiences dotted around this wonderful continent, these are overnights done right.

YOUR MEALS We include breakfast every day of your trip. Because we know how important food and travel are, we include many other regional meals, as well as our 'Connect with Locals' extra special 'Be My Guest' meal experiences. The rest of the time is yours to get local, and try all those special local tastes. 10

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REAL GUES T S FEEDBAC K I N D E P E N D E N T LY R AT ED BY FEEFO

OUR GUESTS ARE AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO. THESE REVIEWS AND THIS FEEDBACK FUELS OUR MOTIVATION TO CRAFT SIMPLY THE BEST HOLIDAYS. " The personal advice and guidance from our Tour Guide, Yama, was excellent. She went out

YOUR HAPPY PL ACE It’s that ‘special moment’

of her way to accommodate everyone's needs. Her knowledge of Japan was shown when she could answer any question that was put to her. Also the standard of the hotels where we stayed was really good… we were able to experience Japanese lifestyle with the hot spa bathing and the ryokan method of sleeping" Graeme, Travelled with us to Japan

" I have recently returned from the China and Yangtze River tour with Lee from Beijing as our tour guide. What a wonderful and interesting trip this was! The exposure to so many

THAT FEELING OF PURE JOY AND WANDERLUST. WHEN YOU'RE EXCITED

different aspects of Chinese culture really

BY THE JOURNEY, AND READY TO DIVE INTO THE UNKNOWN - IT'S THE

provided a true view of China and the Chinese

MAGIC OF TRAVEL AND DISCOVERY.

people -their strengths and struggles. What

Whether it's satiating your appetite with the freshest flavours in Vietnam, seeing the spectacular Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai - the world's largest outdoor laundry, or enjoying panoramic views from the twin skyscrapers in the heart of Kuala Lumpur; we'll bring you the moments that you'll never forget.

made this trip the trip of a lifetime for all of us on this tour, however, was Lee. His compassion, kindness and concern for each of us was amazing! Lee exemplifies what all of us should be in a life- positive, considerate and patience

If you don't believe us, see what our guests have to say. Because we believe so

with others. Kudos to Lee! "

much in what we do, we invite our guests to leave their honest reviews, 100%

Mary, Travelled with us to China

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WAYS TO EXPLORE WE’VE TAILORED OUR TRIPS TO UNIQUE TRAVEL STYLES, GIVING YOU A MORE PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO EXPLORE.

C OUNT RY E XPLORE R

R E G ION AL E X P LOR ER

For: Those with a keen interest

For: Those who want to explore

in one destination

a number of countries

What you get? One country,

What you get? You’ll get a

done in depth. You’ll focus

feel for a region, without seeing

on exploring more of a single

the entire continent, but

country – from the icons to

getting to know two

the hidden gems.

countries really well.

17 TRIPS, 5-15 DAYS

5 TRIPS, 11-17 DAYS

MINI S TAY

C RU IS E , R AI L & C OM BO S

For: Those who want

For: Those who value

to extend their trip

the journey as much as

What you get? The option to

the destination

add-on a short excursion to your

What you get? Rail journeys,

holiday. With a focus on one

lazy river cruises and everything

particular icon or region, you

in between. These trips are all

get the chance to extend your

about sitting back to relax and

trip and enhance your overall

enjoy the diversity of the ride.

travel experience. 4 TRIPS, 4 DAYS 12

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1 TRIP, 15 DAYS Chinese Junk in Halong Bay.

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DISCOUNTS

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SOLO?

On some trips and departures, single supplements are discounted

EXC LU SI V E AI R DEAL S With great fares with our airline partners, getting to your holiday

BOOK W ITH C ON F ID E N C E 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 PROTECTION Our Gold Seal Additional Protection gives you insurance while you’re away, including trip cancellation up to 30 days prior to travel or interruptions to your trip due to illness. See page 59.

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destination has never been more affordable. Visit Trafalgar.com or contact your local travel agent. Book Early Discount Conditions: Per person, based on the Classic Japan with Matsue and Osaka, 29 March 2019 departure. These Book Early/Early Bird savings and discounts apply to the land portion of selected holidays and departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. See page 54 for full conditions. General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your holiday and may not be available on all trips and departures. Not applicable with extra nights’ accommodation, ministays, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges, airport transfers, solo rooming discount and does not apply on any Internal air portion of a trip. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest exclusive offers are only available on select trips and departures after your initial trip is completed. Book again with two or more trips applies to holidays booked simultaneously and must be seven days or longer, savings are applied to the lowest price trip. For Book again & Group discounts they must be booked at the same time and on the same booking number to apply. Groups are on request as they are limited to one group per coach. Young travellers must be aged 5-11 at time of travel and accompanied by at least one adult sharing a room, discount is limited to one discount per room. Triple rooms are based on three people sharing one room and will often feature one double bed, plus one foldaway bed. Rooms are more suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small with limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Shared rooming is not applicable on any trips in this brochure. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms and are restricted to certain cabin categories on board cruises. Deposit protection travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Credit 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.

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THE MEANING OF

FAMILY FOR TRAFALGAR, OUR DEFINITION IS SIMPLE.

Family is at the heart of everything we do. We are, and always will be, a family owned

sister companies in The Travel Corporation

home cooked meal; to learn the local

and operated company. This photo (right) of

– their logos below – from whom we share

customs during a 'Be My Guest' Japanese

The Travel Corporation (TTC) Chairman,

knowledge, stories and experience.

ryokan home experience; to enjoy the

Stanley Tollman, and his brother, my father

Intricately bonded and connected by our love

vibrancy of flavours and culture

Arnold Tollman, was taken in London’s

for travel.

in Cambodia.

And finally, I think about our broader

I invite you to travel with your family, to meet

Trafalgar family – and particularly the ten

my family, and to connect with families

years of ‘Be My Guest’ experiences we’ve

across the globe.

Trafalgar Square in the 1950s. Two young brothers looking forward to a future in travel. And today, I’m reminded of how very far they have come.

shared. These experiences that enable you,

72 years since the launch of Trafalgar, Brett

our guests, to connect with new people and

Tollman, CEO of TTC, and I came to Trafalgar

places; dining in local family homes, learning

Square to reflect on that very special and

to cook regional meals, and

significant moment in time shared between

discovering some of the most beautiful

our fathers.

landscapes that will leave you in total awe.

A moment, a journey, where family

For me, this is what family is all about:

is paramount.

connection.

As a company, Trafalgar is the cornerstone,

So, on these trips across Asia, I invite you to

and we form part of a family of brands. Our

the Hutong areas of Beijing for a traditional

GAVIN TOLLMAN Trafalgar CEO

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

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FAMI LY M O ME N T S From top left to right: Stanley and Arnold Tollman in Trafalgar Square; Brett and Gavin Tollman in Trafalgar Square; Gavin Tollman with his dogs, Snoopy and Clyde; Beatrice Tollman and her children in 1967.

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CL A S SI C JAPA N 10 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 15 MEALS | FROM NZ$7450pp*

A TALE OF THREE ICONIC CITIES AND THREE FORMER CAPITALS – YOUR EPIC JOURNEY THROUGH JAPAN BLENDS OLD AND NEW, WITH SOUL-STIRRING VISITS TO ANCIENT CENTRES AND MODERN CITIES.

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CLASSIC JAPAN WITH MATSUE AND OSAKA See page 23 for details

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Gion District, Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Todaiji Temple and Nara Park in Nara, Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island

CRUISE along the Sumida River in

Tokyo

SEE the multiple orange coloured

torii gates in Kamakura, the Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama

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KAMAKURA SIGHTSEEING We journey to Kamakura to visit the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine today, passing the multiple torii gates that line the wide approach from Kamakura's waterfront. We head to Komachi-dori street to admire the old western-style houses lining narrow alleys that branch off this popular market street. Later, we'll travel to Kotokuin Temple to see its Great Buddha, then return to Tokyo for an evening at leisure. (BB) MT. FUJI AND OWAKUDANI The towering slopes of snow-capped Mt. Fuji loom in the distance as we journey from Tokyo to this celebrated UNESCO-listed site. Admire spectacular views of the surrounding countryside from its 5th station, a magnificent vantage point at 2,300 metres. After lunch at a local restaurant, we'll continue to Owakudani to see the volcanic activity. Consider sampling the local black eggs boiled in geysers, then head back to the hotel for an evening at leisure. (BB, L) TOKYO - KYOTO (3 NIGHTS) Travel by high-speed bullet train to Kyoto, another former capital of Japan. On arrival, embark on a walking tour of the Gion District. Then, enjoy some free time before a visit to the UNESCO-listed Kinkakuji Temple, whose golden pavilion is regarded as the symbol of Kyoto. (BB) Hotel: Nikko Princess KYOTO SIGHTSEEING After a late start this morning, we'll visit one of Kyoto's highlights – the historic and scenic district of Arashiyama, renowned for its cherry blossom trees which bloom in the springtime and its beautiful landscapes that change dramatically from season to season. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the towering Bamboo groves and see its iconic Togetsukyo Bridge. Connect with nature in the Zen gardens of Tenryuji Temple, then return to Kyoto for some free time at Nishiki market, a traditional food market known by locals as “Kyoto's Pantry”. Return to your hotel or consider joining an Optional Experience. (BB) NARA SIGHTSEEING Delve into the history of Nara, the first permanent capital city of Japan today, and visit its landmark Todaiji Temple, WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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ARRIVE TOKYO (4 NIGHTS) On arrival at Tokyo Narita or Haneda Airport, transfer to your hotel by airport shuttle service. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception drink with appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Keio Plaza TOKYO SIGHTSEEING ‘Dive into Culture’ and wander through Ameyoko Street Market, once a black market selling American goods after World War II. Continue to Asakusa to visit the Sensoji Buddhist Temple, Tokyo's oldest temple site. Take a stroll down Nakamise shopping street, then join a ‘Local Specialist’ and learn the art of Taiko drumming. Board a cruise along the Sumida River to admire Tokyo's modern skyline. Later, enjoy dinner at a Sumo-themed izakaya restaurant. (BB, D,  )

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YOUR HOLIDAY home to one of Japan's largest bronze statues of Buddha. Take a stroll around Nara Park, then ‘Connect with Locals’ over a Be My Guest lunch with a local farmer at his tea plantation, sampling fresh tea and indulging in a delicious home-made meal. (BB, L,  )

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KYOTO - HIROSHIMA (2 NIGHTS) This morning, we board a high-speed bullet train to Hiroshima. Our first stop is to a local restaurant where we'll join our 'Local Specialist' and learn how to make Okonomiyaki, with an opportunity to enjoy our creation for lunch. This afternoon, we head to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum and see the UNESCO-listed Peace Memorial, the only structure left standing when the first atomic bomb exploded in 1945. (BB, L,  ) Hotel: Rihga Royal HIROSHIMA SIGHTSEEING Take the ferry to Miyajima Island to visit the famous UNESCOlisted Itsukushima Shrine and elaborate torii gate rising majestically out of the sea. Learn how to make Momiji Manjyu, one of the local specialities. Then, spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience. Later, join your fellow guests and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, FD,  ) DEPART HIROSHIMA Your journey revealing Japan's ancient past and modern cityscape is at its end, take a transfer by airport shuttle to Hiroshima Airport for your onward flight. (BB)

Start Tokyo

End Hiroshima

Twin Share

FR 29 MAR SU 07 APR

8050

FR 05 APR SU 14 APR FR 12 APR SU 21 APR FR 19 APR SU 28 APR

8050 8050 8050

FR 10 MAY SU 19 MAY

7895

FR 07 JUN SU 16 JUN

7450

Price PP Start Tokyo

End Hiroshima

Twin Share

FR 05 JUL SU 14 JUL FR 19 JUL SU 28 JUL

7450 7450

FR 16 AUG SU 25 AUG

7450

FR 06 SEP SU 15 SEP FR 13 SEP SU 22 SEP

7650 7650

FR 11 OCT SU 20 OCT FR 25 OCT SU 03 NOV

7825 7825

Single Supplement (add to price above): NZ$1870 p.p. Exceptions

07 Jun 19 to 16 Aug 19: NZ$1700 p.p.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE NZ$180

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to NZ$201

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount:

SAVE NZ$200 p.p.

SAVE

NZ$805 p.p.

TRIP

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Lunch with a local farmer's family who run a traditional tea plantation in Nara. (Day 7)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Ameyoko Street Market, take a Taiko Drumming Lesson, dinner in a Sumo-themed izakaya restaurant (Day 2), learn how to make okonomiyaki (Day 8) and Momiji Manjyu (Day 9).

LOCAL SPECIALIST TRAFALGAR

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At Zentsu-ji Temple in Shikoku, we see people partaking in the pilgrimage of 88 sacred temples. Clad in white clothes with a sedge hat and cane, pilgrims solemnly chant sutras at the halls of a one-thousand-year-old temple. We feel the strength of their faith and benevolence of Buddha. Kukai, the founder of the temple has been worshipped by people for more than one thousand years. Witnessing this is precious and makes the trip so memorable. Mika, Japan Travel Director

Taiko drumming lesson (Day 2) and Okonomiyaki making experience (Day 8).

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7

YOUR

*All prices are per person, twin share. Visas are generally not required for Japan but please contact your travel agent for more information. Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependant on weather conditions. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.

TRIP CODE: JPCL

Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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S P L E ND OU R S OF JAPA N 9 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 15 MEALS | FROM NZ$5750pp*

AT KYOTO'S FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE, CLIMB THE EXTRAORDINARY PATH LINED WITH HUNDREDS OF ORANGE TORII GATES THAT SNAKE THROUGH THE FOREST UP INTO THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE THE CITY. INDULGE IN A DELICIOUS KAISEKI LUNCH AT A TRADITIONAL RYOKAN AND GAIN AN INSIGHT INTO JAPANESE CUSTOMS.

KANAZAWA

2

Gokayama

EXPRESS TRAIN

LAKE YAMANAKAKO

1 Mt. Fuji

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CITY TOUR of Tokyo, Kyoto

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TAKAYAMA

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JAPAN

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VISIT the Edo Tokyo Museum, the Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, the Kinkakuji Temple, Sanjusangen-do Hall, Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

VIEW Mt. Fuji SEE the traditional Gassho-zukuri

houses in Gokayama, the beautiful gardens of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa

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Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

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ARRIVE TOKYO (2 NIGHTS) On arrival in Tokyo, you'll be transferred to your centrally located hotel by airport shuttle service. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetisers this evening. (WR) Hotel: New Otani Garden Tower TOKYO SIGHTSEEING Our City Tour begins in Asakusa where we'll encounter the Sensoji Buddhist Temple, Tokyo's oldest temple site. We'll stroll down Nakamise and admire the wooden dolls and colourful chiyogami. Later, we ascend Tokyo Skytree for panoramic views of the city and spend the rest of the day at leisure or on an Optional Experience. (BB) TOKYO - LAKE YAMANAKAKO Our first stop today is the Imperial Palace Plaza from where the two bridges that form the entrance to the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace can be viewed. We'll have the opportunity to explore the leafy Imperial Palace East Gardens before continuing our City Tour. At the Edo-Tokyo Museum, we delve into the history and culture of Tokyo's Edo era, then continue to the Ginza district where we'll learn how to make sushi with a 'Local Specialist'. We venture to the Five Lakes District next, keeping a keen eye out for the UNESCO listed Mt. Fuji which dominates the landscape. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Fuji Marriott Yamanakako LAKE YAMANAKAKO - MT. FUJI TAKAYAMA Visit the small rural village of Oshino Hakkai, then ascend Mt. Fuji by road to the 5th station. Ride up Mt. Tenjo on the Kachikachiyama Ropeway for jaw-dropping views (weather permitting) of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko. Our final stop for the day is the beautiful hillside town of Takayama in the Japanese Alps. (BB, D) Hotel: Associa Takayama Resort TAKAYAMA - GOKAYAMA - KANAZAWA (2 NIGHTS) Walk through the Edo-style streets of Takayama's Old Town, indulging in a local lunch speciality - Hida-gyu beef. Then, journey back in time and visit the UNESCO-listed Gokayama, a mountain village set amidst five valleys. Meet a local family and 'Dive into Culture', observing local artisans making washi paper. (BB, RM,  ) Hotel: Kanazawa Tokyu KANAZAWA SIGHTSEEING Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning to learn the secrets of painting gold leaf, then continue to the gardens of Kenroku-en, shaped over a hundred years. Take a short walk through the Omicho market next and enjoy an insider's view of everyday life in a busy coastal town. Continue to Nagamachi District with its beautifully preserved samurai houses and gain insights into samurai life during a visit to the Nomura house. (BB) KANAZAWA - KYOTO (2 NIGHTS) We board an Express train to Kyoto, where we'll 'Connect with Locals' at a traditional ryokan built as the second residence of the uncle of Emperor Akihito. We enjoy a Be My Guest lunch together and learn about local Japanese customs, before visiting the UNESCO-listed Kinkakuji Temple with its famous Kinkaku (Golden Pavilion). (BB, L,  ) Hotel: Nikko Princess Kyoto

Planner

YOUR HOLIDAY continue to Sanjusangen-do Hall and admire the 1,001 “thousand-handed” goddesses of mercy, then stroll through the Gion area. This evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow guests. (BB, FD)

9

DEPART KYOTO/OSAKA Take a transfer by airport shuttle service to Kansai International Airport or Osaka Itami Airport for your onward flight. Alternatively, continue to Hiroshima by choosing the 13 day itinerary on pages 20-21. (BB)

TRADITIONAL RYOKAN STAY

Option

Extend your stay in Kyoto and take the opportunity to absorb genuine Japanese hospitality while staying in a traditional ryokan (Japanese inn). The ryokan features traditional rooms with tatami mats, communal segregated gender bathing areas and provides guests with a yukata (cotton kimono) to wear. See page 57 for prices.

TRIP

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

Start Tokyo

End Kyoto

Twin Share

SU 06 JAN MO 14 JAN

5750

SU 10 FEB MO 18 FEB

5750

Price PP Start Tokyo

End Kyoto

Twin Share

SU 18 AUG MO 26 AUG

6150

SU 01 SEP SU 08 SEP SU 15 SEP SU 29 SEP

MO 09 SEP MO 16 SEP MO 23 SEP MO 07 OCT

6275 6275 6275 6450

n WE 02 OCT TH 10 OCT

FR 04 OCT SA 12 OCT

6375 6375

FR 11 OCT SA 19 OCT SU 13 OCT MO 21 OCT n WE 16 OCT TH 24 OCT

6375 6375 6325 6325

SU 03 NOV MO 11 NOV SU 10 NOV MO 18 NOV SU 24 NOV MO 02 DEC

6325 6150 6150

n WE 01 MAY TH 09 MAY

SU 08 DEC MO 16 DEC

5750

n WE 08 MAY TH 16 MAY

l SU 05 JAN MO 13 JAN

5750

l SU 09 FEB MO 17 FEB

5750

MO 18 MAR MO 25 MAR MO 01 APR TH 04 APR MO 08 APR

6025 6025 6475 6475 6475

n WE 03 APR TH 11 APR

6475 6475 6475 6475 6550 6475 6475 6650 6650

SU 10 MAR SU 17 MAR SU 24 MAR n WE 27 MAR SU 31 MAR FR 05 APR SU 07 APR TU 09 APR 1 TH 11 APR SU 14 APR n WE 17 APR SU 21 APR n WE 24 APR

SA 13 APR MO 15 APR WE 17 APR FR 19 APR MO 22 APR TH 25 APR MO 29 APR TH 02 MAY

6650 6350 6350 SU 12 MAY MO 20 MAY 6350 SU 19 MAY MO 27 MAY 6150

SU 05 MAY MO 13 MAY

SU 02 JUN MO 10 JUN SU 09 JUN MO 17 JUN SU 16 JUN MO 24 JUN

5875 5875 5875

u SU 07 JUL MO 15 JUL u SU 21 JUL MO 29 JUL

5995 5995

1 n WE 09 OCT TH 17 OCT

2020

l SU 08 MAR l SU 15 MAR l SU 22 MAR ln WE 25 MAR

MO 16 MAR MO 23 MAR MO 30 MAR TH 02 APR SU 29 MAR MO 06 APR

6025 6150 6150 6150 6150

Single Supplement (add to price above): NZ$1380 p.p. Exceptions

21 Apr 19 to 01 May 19: NZ$1790 p.p. 29 Sep 19 to 03 Nov 19: NZ$1790 p.p.

1 Takayama Festival is considered one of Japan's best

festivals to see the traditional floats in the streets of Takayama. Please see page 22 for details of our special Takayama Festival departures.

7 Gion Festival: Takes place annually in Kyoto for the

CONNECT WITH LOCALS A kaiseki lunch at a traditional Japanese ryokan home near Kyoto where you will learn about local customs. (Day 7)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Sample Japanese sake during a walking tour in the Edo-style streets of Takayama Old Town. Learn how local artisans make Japanese washi paper in the UNESCO village of Gokayama. (Day 5)

LOCAL SPECIALIST Sushi making in Tokyo (Day 3) and Gold Leaf painting in Kanazawa (Day 6).

MAKE A DIFFERENCE by supporting a local business with a visit to a washi paper workshop. You'll watch the family at work, and test your paper-making skills for yourself. (Day 5)

entire month of July.

4 Important Information: The Imperial Palace East

Gardens are closed on Fridays so trips starting in Tokyo on Wednesdays will visit the Hamarikyu Japanese Garden instead.

3 2020 departures are subject to change of itinerary,

price, discount and hotels. These will be confirmed in June 2019.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE NZ$160

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

SAVE

NZ$665 p.p.

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to NZ$166 Triple room discount:

SAVE NZ$275 p.p. Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

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7

YOUR

*All prices are per person, twin share. Visas are generally not required for Japan but please contact your travel agent for more information. Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependent on weather conditions. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.

KYOTO SIGHTSEEING The blazing orange torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine guide our path through the forest to this sacred site. We

TRIP CODE: JPNL WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

JPNL.indd 2

D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner

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S P LEND OU RS OF JAPAN WITH H IROSH IMA 13 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 23 MEALS | FROM NZ$8850pp*

EMBRACE THE TIMELESS TRADITION AND MODERN SPIRIT OF JAPAN'S ICONIC SITES, FROM THE NEON SKYLINE OF TOKYO TO THE FOODIE HOTSPOT OF OSAKA. RELAX IN THE SOOTHING HOT SPRINGS OF KOTOHIRA, SPEND THE NIGHT IN A TRADITIONAL RYOKAN AND CONTEMPLATE WORLD PEACE IN HIROSHIMA.

KANAZAWA

2

Gokayama

1

◄ BULLET TRAIN

Awaji Island HIROSHIMA

2

Miyajima Island

1

LAKE YAMANAKAKO

1

KYOTO

OSAKA

KOTOHIRA

TOKYO

TAKAYAMA

EXPRESS TRAIN

2

JAPAN

1 Mt. Fuji

2

THE

Icons

As per Splendours of Japan itinerary plus:

CITY TOUR of Hiroshima

Shikoku Island

VISIT the Water Temple on Awaji

Island, the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island

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Hiroshima

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YOUR DAY

Holiday

YOUR HOLIDAY

Planner

Price PP

1|8

TOKYO - KYOTO These days will operate as per days 1-8 of the Splendours of Japan itinerary on pages 18-19.

9

KYOTO - KOTOHIRA Cross the world's largest suspension bridge over the Seto Inland Sea to Awaji Island where you'll walk around Yumebutai, with its ‘100 Stepped Garden’. Visit the Water Temple and descend the steps to the Buddhist temple beneath its still waters. Journey to Kotohira where you'll stay overnight in a traditional Japanese ryokan. Consider climbing the steps adjacent to the hotel to visit Kotohira-gu Shrine or relax in the onsen (hot spring) bath at your hotel. (BB, D,  ) Hotel: Kotohira Grand Sakuranosho (ryokan)

This ryokan features beds in Japanese style rooms however rooms with tatami mats instead of beds can be requested at the time of booking if preferred.

10

11

12

13

KOTOHIRA - HIROSHIMA (2 NIGHTS) Our morning begins with a visit the Zentsuji Temple, birthplace of the high priest Kobo Daishi who was said to have founded the Shingon sect of Buddhism. We'll continue to Omishima Island and make a stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Driving to Hiroshima via the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway, we'll cross the individual bridges that link the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. (BB, L) Hotel: Rihga Royal HIROSHIMA SIGHTSEEING We travel by ferry to the sacred Miyajima Island, where we'll see the famous UNESCO-listed Itsukushima Shrine and elaborate torii gate that stand majestically in the sea. After some free time for lunch and to explore the island's spiritual sanctuaries, we return to Hiroshima for a visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Imagine the devastation and horror that followed the world's first atomic explosion in 1945 as you see the UNESCO-listed Peace Memorial, the only structure left standing in the area and an expression of hope for world peace. This evening, we'll indulge in Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, a savoury pancake made with egg, cabbage, soba noodles, and meat, seafood or cheese, grilled in layers on a hot plate. (BB, RM,  ) HIROSHIMA - OSAKA Board the high-speed bullet train to Osaka this morning and enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping in the Dotonbori Street area. Visit Osaka Castle, which played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Miyako Osaka DEPART OSAKA Take a transfer by airport shuttle service to Kansai International Airport, or Osaka Itami Airport for your onward flight. (BB)

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*All prices are per person, twin share.

Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependent on weather conditions so can also vary slightly each year. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.

End Osaka

Twin Share

SU 06 JAN FR 18 JAN

8850

SU 10 FEB FR 22 FEB

8850

FR 22 MAR FR 29 MAR FR 05 APR MO 08 APR FR 12 APR

9250 9250 9775 9775 9775

n WE 03 APR MO 15 APR

9775 9775 9775 9775 9850 9775 9775 9975 9975

SU 10 MAR SU 17 MAR SU 24 MAR n WE 27 MAR SU 31 MAR FR 05 APR SU 07 APR TU 09 APR 1 TH 11 APR SU 14 APR n WE 17 APR SU 21 APR n WE 24 APR

WE 17 APR FR 19 APR SU 21 APR TU 23 APR FR 26 APR MO 29 APR FR 03 MAY MO 06 MAY

Price PP Start Tokyo

End Osaka

SU 18 AUG FR 30 AUG

Twin Share

9450

FR 13 SEP FR 20 SEP FR 27 SEP FR 11 OCT

9495 9495 9495 9675

n WE 02 OCT MO 14 OCT

9525 9525

SU 01 SEP SU 08 SEP SU 15 SEP SU 29 SEP

FR 04 OCT WE 16 OCT

1 n WE 09 OCT MO 21 OCT

9525 FR 11 OCT WE 23 OCT 9525 SU 13 OCT FR 25 OCT 9475 n WE 16 OCT MO 28 OCT 9475 SU 03 NOV FR 15 NOV SU 10 NOV FR 22 NOV SU 24 NOV FR 06 DEC

9475 9295 9295

n WE 01 MAY MO 13 MAY

SU 08 DEC FR 20 DEC

8850

n WE 08 MAY MO 20 MAY

l SU 05 JAN FR 17 JAN

8850

l SU 09 FEB FR 21 FEB

8850

9975 9750 9750 SU 12 MAY FR 24 MAY 9750 SU 19 MAY FR 31 MAY 9450 SU 05 MAY FR 17 MAY

SU 02 JUN FR 14 JUN SU 09 JUN FR 21 JUN SU 16 JUN FR 28 JUN

9025 9025 9025

u SU 07 JUL FR 19 JUL u SU 21 JUL FR 02 AUG

9175 9295

2020

l SU 08 MAR l SU 15 MAR l SU 22 MAR ln WE 25 MAR

FR 20 MAR FR 27 MAR FR 03 APR MO 06 APR SU 29 MAR FR 10 APR

9250 9295 9295 9295 9295

Single Supplement (add to price above): NZ$1830 p.p. Exceptions

TRIP

21 Apr to 01 May : NZ$2240 p.p. 29 Sep to 03 Nov : NZ$2240 p.p.

SAVE

NZ$998 p.p.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE NZ$345

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to NZ$249 Triple room discount:

SAVE NZ$405 p.p. Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

7 Gion Festival: Takes place annually

in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. Events and parades are held for the entire month of July.

1 Takayama Festival is considered

one of Japan's best festivals to see the traditional floats in the streets of Takayama. Please see page 22 for details of our special Takayama Festival departures.

4 Important Information: The Imperial

Palace East Gardens are closed on Fridays so trips starting in Tokyo on Wednesdays will visit the Hamarikyu Japanese Garden instead

3 2020 departures are subject to

change of itinerary, price, discount and hotels. These will be confirmed in June 2019.

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

As per Splendours of Japan itinerary plus:

DIVE INTO CULTURE Sample the famous Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki. (Day 11)

STAYS WITH STORIES Enjoy genuine Japanese hospitality at a traditional ryokan in the mountain hot springs village of Kotohira. (Day 9)

TRAFALGAR

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Our guests visit Gokayama Heritage Iwase House, which is a World Heritage-listed, gasshostyle farmhouse with a thatched roof. Here, the owner introduces us to the village’s lifestyle and shares the history that led them to have such a strong sense of community.

JAPAN

Visas are generally not required for Japan but please contact your travel agent for more information.

Start Tokyo

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Keiko, Japan Travel Director

TRIP CODE: JPHO

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

JPHO.indd 2

D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner

Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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CELEBRATE THE CHANGING SEASONS AS THE JANGLE OF BELLS AND BOOM-BOOM-BANG OF DRUMS ACCOMPANY A CAPTIVATING PARADE OF FESTIVAL FLOATS ON THE STREETS OF HILLSIDE TAKAYAMA.

THE

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As per Splendours of Japan itinerary on pages 18-19 Takayama Festival

DAY

YOUR

Holiday

1|3

TOKYO - LAKE YAMANAKAKO These days will operate as per days 1-3 of the Splendours of Japan itinerary on pages 18-19.

4

LAKE YAMANAKAKO - MT. FUJI TAKAYAMA (2 NIGHTS) Ascend Mt. Fuji by road to 2,300 metres at the 5th station before taking a ride up Mt. Tenjo on the Kachikachiyama Ropeway (both weather permitting), for jaw-dropping views of Mt. Fuji. Continue through the Japanese Alps to Takayama, before enjoying an early dinner at the hotel. This evening 'Dive into Culture' as the warm glow of lanterns beckon and with them, an opportunity to delve into centuries of tradition at the Yomatsuri Night-time Festival. Watch in wonder as ornate floats lit up by hundreds of lanterns parade through the streets to sounds of cheery bystanders, ) drums and jangling bells. (BB, D, Hotel: Associa Takayama Resort

5

TAKAYAMA SIGHTSEEING AND FESTIVAL Immerse yourself in tradition as you walk through the Edo-style streets of Takayama's Old Town. Indulge in a lunch of Japanese Hida-gyu – beef from a black-haired Japanese cattle breed before immersing yourself in the town's festive atmosphere. Admire the intricately carved yatai (floats) that date back WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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YOUR HOLIDAY

to the 17th century and feature karakuri ningyo, (marionettes) which move and dance as their strings are managed by the tsunakata ) (puppeteers). (BB, RM,

6

7|9

TAKAYAMA - GOKAYAMA - KANAZAWA Journey back in time this morning during a visit to the peaceful UNESCO-listed Gokayama and admire the unique construction of the local Gassho-zukuri wooden houses with their steeply sloped thatched roofs. Later 'Dive into Culture' observing local artisans making washi paper and trying your hand at making your own. Then, continue to Kanazawa and take a short walk through the Omicho market and enjoy an insider's view of everyday life in a busy coastal town. Next, visit the gardens of Kenroku-en, shaped over a hundred years before continuing with a visit to a 'Local Specialist' to learn the secrets of painting gold ) leaf. (BB, KANAZAWA - KYOTO These days will operate as per days 7-9 of the Splendours of Japan itinerary on pages 18-19.

Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

Start Tokyo

End Kyoto

TH 11 APR FR 19 APR SU 06 OCT MO14 OCT

Planner

Twin Share

6550 6475

Price PP Single Supp.

1380 1790

TRIP CODE: JPNF

SPLENDOURS OF JAPAN WITH HIROSHIMA Special Takayama Festival departures are also available on our 13 day Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima itinerary. Please see below for prices Start Tokyo

End Kyoto

TH 11 APR TU 23 APR SU 06 OCT FR 18 OCT

Twin Share

Price PP Single Supp.

9850 9595

1830 2240

TRIP CODE: JPHF

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Visas are generally not required for Japan but please contact your travel agent for more information. Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependant on weather conditions so can also vary slightly each year. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.

19/06/2018 15:40


C L AS S IC JA PA N WIT H MATSU E AND O SA KA 14 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 21 MEALS | FROM NZ$12550pp*

ANCIENT CAPITALS, MODERN CITYSCAPES AND FEUDAL CASTLES TAKE CENTRE STAGE ON THIS IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF JAPAN, INCLUDING A VISIT TO THE CITY OF WATER THAT HAS INSPIRED COUNTLESS LEGENDS.

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As per Classic Japan itinerary on pages 16-17 plus:

CITY TOUR of Matsue, Osaka VISIT Matsue Castle, Tusyunoten Shrine and Umeda Sky Building in Osaka CRUISE on Lake Shinjiko in Matsue and along the Okawa River in Osaka Matsue Castle

DAY

YOUR

Holiday

1|9

TOKYO - HIROSHIMA These days will operate as per days 1-9 of the Classic Japan itinerary on pages 16-17.

10

HIROSHIMA - MATSUE (2 NIGHTS) Depart Hiroshima this morning bound for Matsue and on arrival, following lunch at your hotel, visit Matsue Castle. Located on the shores of Shinji Lake, the “black castle” remains in its original wooden form and features an extensive collection of Japanese samurai armour and swords. The heritage of the samurai is further explored during a visit to a local residence which once belonged to a middle-ranking samurai family who worked for the Matsue clan. (BB, L) Hotel: Matsue Excel Tokyu MATSUE SIGHTSEEING Celebrate Japanese art and garden design during this morning's visit to the Adachi Museum of Art in Yasugi which is famous for its award-winning Japanese garden. The museum houses a large collection of 20th century paintings and artworks which are rotated seasonally. Return to Matsue and enjoy some free time for lunch before joining a 'Local Specialist' who will teach you how to make waga-shi, traditional Japanese sweets made in a variety of shapes and consistencies. This evening, enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Shinjiko, admiring the sun's reflection on the ) lake's still waters. (BB, WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner

Planner

Price PP

12

MATSUE - TSUYAMA - OSAKA (2 NIGHTS) Take a step back in time during this morning's visit to Tsuyama, a former castle town which enjoyed its heyday as a merchant city between the 17th and 19th centuries. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a walk around the Joto district, with its many machiya (traditional townhouses) revealing the city's former trading heritage. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Osaka. On arrival, embark on an orientation drive before checking in to your hotel. (BB, L) Hotel: Sheraton Miyako

Twin Share

Start End Hiroshima Osaka

Twin Share

FR 29 MAR TH 11 APR

13495

FR 05 APR TH 18 APR FR 12 APR TH 25 APR FR 19 APR TH 02 MAY

13495 13175 13175

FR 05 JUL TH 18 JUL FR 19 JUL TH 01 AUG

12550 12550

FR 16 AUG TH 29 AUG

12550

FR 10 MAY TH 23 MAY

13175

FR 06 SEP TH 19 SEP FR 13 SEP TH 26 SEP

12775 12775

FR 07 JUN TH 20 JUN

12550

FR 11 OCT TH 24 OCT FR 25 OCT TH 07 NOV

12825 12825

Single Supplement (add to price above): NZ$2300 p.p. Exceptions

13

14

OSAKA SIGHTSEEING Start your day with a cruise on the ‘aqua-bus’ along Okawa River and sail past the Japan Mint, City Hall, Nakanoshima and Osaka Castle. Visit the downtown district of Shinsekai to see the Tsutenkaku Tower and then continue to the Dotonbori Street area for some time at leisure. Delve into the star-crossed love story of Ohatsu and Tokubei during your visit to the Tusyunoten Shrine in Umeda. Later admire the panoramic views of Osaka from the Floating Garden Observatory – an open-air viewing platform that straddles the two towers of the Umeda Sky Building. Then, return to your hotel or consider joining an Optional Experience. (BB) DEPART OSAKA Transfer by airport shuttle service to Kansai International Airport or Osaka Itami Airport for your onward flight. (BB)

Dive Into Culture

Price PP

Start End Hiroshima Osaka

07 Jun 19 to 16 Aug 19: NZ$2130 p.p.

MORE ABOUT YOUR

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JAPAN

11

YOUR HOLIDAY

*All prices are per person, twin share. Visas are generally not required for Japan but please contact your travel agent for more information. Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependant on weather conditions so can also vary slightly each year. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.

TRIP CODE: JPCM

Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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22 - 23.indd 2

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S P IRI T UA L JAPA N 9 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 16 MEALS | FROM NZ$6795pp*

RETRACE THE STEPS OF THE ANCIENTS – A SPIRITUAL INTERLUDE WITH SOME OF JAPAN'S MOST SACRED PLACES AND THE EXTRAORDINARY RITUALS PERFORMED THROUGHOUT MILLENNIA. VISIT THE BIRTHPLACE OF SHINGON BUDDISM, THE ELEGANTLY PAINTED SLIDING DOORS OF KONGOBUNJI TEMPLE AND DELIGHT IN VEGETARIAN DISHES SERVED BY LOCAL MONKS AT THEIR MONASTERY LODGINGS.

JAPAN SPIRITUAL JAPAN WITH TOKYO See page opposite for details.

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ARRIVE OSAKA (2 NIGHTS) Your soulful encounter with Japan begins in Osaka. On arrival, you'll be transferred by pre-booked airport shuttle service to your hotel. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink with appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Rihga Royal Osaka OSAKA SIGHTSEEING Celebrate old and new on your city tour which begins with a visit to Osaka Castle, the symbol of the city. Ascend to the Abeno Harukas Observatory in Japan's tallest skyscraper, with some free time thereafter for shopping in Umeda and an afternoon at leisure or an Optional Experience. (BB) OSAKA - MT. KOYA - SHIRAHAMA Start your day with a trip to the UNESCO-listed Mt. Koya, where the Shingon Buddism sect was introduced in 805 by Kobo Daishi. Visit the Kongobunji Temple then 'Dive into Culture' and indulge in a Japanese-style vegetarian lunch at a traditional shukubo (monastery inn). Continue to Okunoin, Japan's largest cemetery and the site of Kobo Daishi's mausoleum before journeying to Shirahama where you'll enjoy dinner at an authentic Japanese izakaya. (BB, L, D,  ) Hotel: Nanki Shirahama Marriott SHIRAHAMA - KUMANO - SHIMA (2 NIGHTS) Tread in the footsteps of pilgrims today as you discover the UNESCO-listed Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route. Ascend Daimonzaka Hill on foot or by coach to admire the Nachi Taisha Shrine, Seiganotoji Temple and impressive Nachi waterfall, the tallest in Japan. Continue your journey to Hayatama Taisha, an important place of worship since the 3rd century and home to a small museum with an impressive collection of national treasures. Arriving in Shima, you'll check in to your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Prime Resort Kashikojima SHIMA - ISE - SHIMA Visit the Ise Jingu Shrine, rebuilt from scratch every 20 years according to ancient Shinto tradition. Then, meet the Ama free divers, who dive into the sea without any diving equipment to catch fresh seafood, which you will have an opportunity to sample later. Your next stop is Mikimoto Pearl Island, before boarding a Sunset Cruise around Agowan Bay. (BB, D)

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KYOTO Journey to Arashiyama where you'll embark on a leisurely walk through its towering Bamboo groves. Connect with nature in the Zen gardens of Tenryuji Temple before enjoying a lunch of okonomiyaki, a traditional savoury grilled pancake. Your next stop is the UNESCO-listed Kinkakuji Temple with its Golden Pavillion, followed by a Japanese Tea Ceremony in a Machiya townhouse. (BB, L,  )

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KYOTO - TOKYO (3 NIGHTS) Travel to Tokyo by high speed bullet train. Afternoon soba making class and visit to Akihabara. (BB) Hotel: Keio Plaza

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TOKYO SIGHTSEEING Tokyo city sightseeing including Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace Plaza, the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa and free time in Ginza. (BB)

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KYOTO Soothe heart and mind during your morning visit to Shorinji Temple, joining a Zen master for his Zazen practice. Continue to Sanjusangendo Hall, admiring its 1,001 statues of Kannon. After an afternoon at leisure, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Geisha show at a local restaurant. (BB, FD)

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Lunch with a local family. (Day 6)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Enjoy a Japanese-style vegetarian lunch at a monastery inn served by the local monks (Day 3) and a traditional tea ceremony in a Machiya townhouse (Day 7).

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Learn about the Ama, professional women shellfish divers. (Day 5)

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SHIMA - IGA - NABARI - KYOTO (3 NIGHTS) Don't get caught in the trapdoors and secret passages of Iga's Ninja Museum, dedicated to the history of ninja and ninjutsu, an original form of warfare developed in the region. Try your hand at age-old ninja techniques and see the collection of ancient ninjutsu writings before continuing to the 16th century Ueno Castle which served as the seat of the local lords during the Edo Period. 'Connect with Locals' next, enjoying a Be My Guest lunch with a local family and gain insights into the history and traditions of the region. After lunch, travel to the cultural capital of Kyoto for your overnight stay. (BB, L,  ) Hotel: New Miyako

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Visas are generally not required for Japan but please contact your travel agent for more information. Cherry Blossom season varies between different regions of Japan and is dependent on weather conditions so can also vary slightly each year. Late March to mid April are the most likely times to experience it on this trip but this is not guaranteed.

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TRE ASU R ES OF I ND I A 14 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 23 MEALS | FROM NZ$6025pp*

IGNITE ALL YOUR SENSES ON THIS JOURNEY THROUGH THE COLOURFUL, CROWDED BAZAARS, EXQUISITE ARCHITECTURE AND CULINARY SPLENDOUR OF INDIA. MEET ITS VIBRANT PEOPLE, SEE THE BEAUTY OF THE TAJ MAHAL AND STAY AT A HERITAGE RESORT WITH ROYAL ROOTS AS YOU TRACE THIS MAGICAL LAND'S ANCIENT TRADITIONS, UNFORGETTABLE FLAVOURS AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES.

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in Delhi, Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal in Agra, City Palace, Amber Fort in Jaipur, the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai

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ARRIVE DELHI (3 NIGHTS) On arrival in Delhi, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers this evening. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton New Delhi DELHI The heady scents of spice linger throughout our rickshaw ride around Old Delhi. We'll see the Red Fort, before riding through the colourful Chandni Chowk market and then visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. (BB,  ) DELHI 'Dive into Culture' this morning, embarking on a guided walking tour to discover the work done by the Salaam Baalak Trust. Your visit will 'Make a Difference' to this non-profit organisation which provides a caring environment for street children. Later, walk through the bazaar of Paharganj, then indulge in lunch at a local restaurant. Head to the district of New Delhi to visit the UNESCO-listed Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar before driving past Parliament House and India Gate. (BB, L,  )

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traditional way of life of the villagers. At dinner, descend into the 16th century baori (step-well) for delicious Rajasthani flavours. (BB, D,  )

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NARLAI - UDAIPUR (2 NIGHTS) Leave Narlai behind and later revel in the romance of Udaipur – your day culminating in a scenic boat ride to watch the sunset glint off the Lake Pichola's tranquil waters. (BB) Hotel: Trident by Oberoi UDAIPUR Delve into the history of the Maharana era during a visit to Udaipur's exquisite City Palace. Trade tranquillity for the city's spirited markets and bazaars next, then visit the Jagdish Temple before proceeding to the enclosed Garden of the Maids of the Honour. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy some free time or consider joining an Optional Experience. (BB, L)

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DELHI - AGRA Delve into the imperial history of the Mughal Empire, as you explore Agra and its highlights including Agra Fort. (BB, D) Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton AGRA - JAIPUR (3 NIGHTS) Gaze at the sun-kissed white marble of the Taj Mahal, arriving just before sunrise to see its elegant walls glow with rose and golden hues. Journey to Jaipur, the Pink City and gateway to the colourful state of Rajasthan. (BB, L) Hotel: Hilton

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include a discount of up to 9% on our standard single supplement.

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price, discount and hotels. These will be confirmed in June 2019.

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hotel in Udaipur on 24 December.

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best known festivals and to celebrate, houses are decorated with candles and colourful lights and huge firework displays are held. Please see page 29 for details of our special Diwali departure with pricing. Young traveller discount:

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Enjoy dinner with a local family at their home in Jaipur. (Day 7)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi (Day 2). Interact with the head of a noble family in Narlai (Day 9) and visit a Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai (Day 12).

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TRE ASU R E S O F IN D IA WI TH NE PA L 17 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 27 MEALS | FROM NZ$8350pp*

IN INDIA SEE THE BEAUTY OF THE TAJ MAHAL AND TRACE THIS MAGICAL LAND'S ANCIENT TRADITIONS, UNFORGETTABLE FLAVOURS AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES BEFORE EMBARKING ON THIS SPIRITUAL INTERLUDE TO THE ANCIENT MOUNTAIN KINGDOM OF NEPAL.

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DELHI - MUMBAI These days will operate as per days 1-13 of the Treasures of India itinerary on pages 26-27. MUMBAI - KATHMANDU (3 NIGHTS) On arrival in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, check in to your hotel, then join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Soaltee KATHMANDU AND PATAN SIGHTSEEING Kathmandu's golden roofs glow brightly on your City Tour to the heart of its old town and UNESCO-listed Durbar Square. Admire the traditional pagoda-style architecture reflected in the temples and palaces that surround the square. Then, continue to nearby Patan, where you'll see the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple. Witness the delicate art of thangka painting, as you visit a painting school to observe students painting religious scenes on cotton and silk. Later, 'Make a Difference' with a visit to the Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre which provides employment to the Tibetan refugees whose forefathers fled the ) Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. (BB, KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING Looming over Patan lies the UNESCO-listed shrine of Swayambhunath, which you will have an opportunity to visit today. Admire the galleries of prayer mills and gleaming white stupa, whose gilded spire provides the colourful eyes of Buddha a lofty vantage point from which to survey the surrounding valley. Visit a local market in the Thamel area and stroll through its narrow alleyways in search of the perfect momentoes of your trip. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (BB) DEPART KATHMANDU Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your onward flight. (BB)

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include a discount of up to 6% on our standard single supplement. 3 2020 departures are subject to change and will be confirmed in June 2019. 5 Important Information: Gala Dinner included in hotel on 24 December.

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DIVE INTO CULTURE with a visit to a thangka painting school in Patan. (Day 15)

*All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: Prices include internal airfare and taxes for flights: Udaipur to Mumbai and Mumbai to Kathmandu and are accurate as of 1st June 2018.

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Visas are required for India and Nepal, please contact your travel agent for more information.

with a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Centre. (Day 15)

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14 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 23 MEALS | FROM NZ$6875pp*

CELEBRATE THE TRIUMPH OF LIGHT OVER DARK, OF GOOD OVER EVIL ON THIS COLOURFUL SOJOURN TO JAIPUR – THE HIGHLIGHT OF WHICH WILL BE THE MESMERISING DIWALI FESTIVAL SHARED WITH THE LOCALS IN THEIR HOME.

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TREASURES OF INDIA WITH NEPAL A special Diwali departure is also available on our 17 day Treasures of India with Nepal itinerary. Please see below for prices.

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Tradtional Indian dress for the Diwali celebrations is included and is yours to take home and keep.

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. .

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join a local family in their home for the Diwali celebrations with a Be My Guest dinner. (Day 7)

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I NDI A’ S G O LD E N T R IA N G L E W I TH VA R A N A S I 8 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 14 MEALS | FROM NZ$3695pp*

EMBARK ON A SPIRITUAL INTERLUDE WITH INDIA. CANDLE-LIT RITUALS ON THE RIVER GANGES, PALACES, FORTS AND TOMBS, A RIOT OF COLOUR AND VIBRANCY AROUND EVERY CORNER – YOUR EXPLORATION OF INDIA'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND CENTURIES-OLD HERITAGE TAKES YOU THROUGH THE SANDSTONE AND MARBLE HALLS OF THE AMBER FORT AND THE EXQUISITE TAJ MAHAL.

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ARRIVE DELHI (2 NIGHTS) On arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel where tonight you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton New Delhi DELHI SIGHTSEEING We 'Dive into Culture' this morning, embarking on a rickshaw ride around Old Delhi. Among the highlights we'll encounter this morning are the UNESCO-listed Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate and Chandni Chowk. After lunch, we'll head to the district of New Delhi with visits to the UNESCO-listed Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Our evening is at leisure. (BB, L,  ) DELHI - VARANASI (2 NIGHTS) Embark on a pilgrimage to the sacred city of Varanasi, exploring the city's role as the centre of Hindu religion. Immerse yourself in its spiritual surrounds, exploring the city's role as the centre of Hindu religion before escaping to the countryside and 'Make a Difference' with a visit to Rameshwar village. 'Dive into Culture' and observe local women making local specialties to sell at markets and visit the village school and the Shanti Dham Ashram. Feed your soul as you cruise down the River Ganges to witness the ritual of Aarti, then return to your hotel for dinner. (BB, D,  ) Hotel: Radisson VARANASI SIGHTSEEING Admire the pink light of sunrise appear over the River Ganges, watching the sights and sounds of Varanasi stir slowly along the banks of the river. Return to your hotel for breakfast followed by a visit to Sarnath, one of the four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by the Buddha himself for pilgrimage. Return to your hotel for an afternoon and evening at leisure. (BB) VARANASI - AGRA Take a short flight to Agra to delve into India's Golden Age, including a visit to the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort this afternoon. Connect with the city's vibrant spirit, returning to your hotel for dinner or consider joining an Optional Experience. (BB, D) Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: Prices include internal airfare and taxes for flights from Delhi to Varanasi and Varanasi to Agra and are accurate as of 1st June 2018. Visas are required for India, please contact your travel agent for more information. Departure transfers are available to Jaipur Airport or take a complimentary coach transfer to Delhi.

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India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi and Nepal: Delve deeper into the culture of this region by extending your trip to see the unmissable sights of Nepal. Price from NZ$6025 per person in a twin share based on the following 11 day itinerary: Days 1-7: As per India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi Day 8: Flight from Jaipur to Kathmandu via Delhi Days 9 & 10: Two days sightseeing programme in Nepal as shown on page 50 Day 11: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your onward flight. Please see trafalgar.com for full details of the itinerary and prices

JAIPUR Our first stop this morning sees us explore Jaipur's UNESCO-listed Amber Fort, one of the country's most exquisite examples of Rajput architecture. We'll enjoy a quick photo stop outside the Palace of Winds and embark on a city tour later, including a visit to the ornate City Palace. Later this evening we'll join our fellow guests and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) DEPART JAIPUR Transfer to Jaipur airport for your onward flight or travel to Delhi by coach, departing at 10:00 and arriving to Delhi at approximately 16:30. The coach will drop off at Delhi International Airport and the Trafalgar post-night airport hotel; the Pride Plaza. (BB)

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NZ$820 p.p.

05 Oct 19 to 21 Mar 20: NZ$1280 p.p. 05 Jan 19 to 23 Mar 19: NZ$1120 p.p.

9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

include a discount of up to 13% on our standard single supplement.

3 2020 departures are subject to change of itinerary,

price, discount and hotels. These will be confirmed in June 2019.

5 Important Information: Gala Dinner included at the

Hotel Radisson, Varanasi on 24 December instead of dinner on 23 December.

Young traveller discount:

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NZ$370 p.p. Join ME to WE and extend your Trafalgar trip with the perfect, hands-on sustainable experience. See page 32-33 for details.

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AGRA - JAIPUR (2 NIGHTS) Rise with the birds, embarking on a spiritual encounter with the magnificent UNESCO-listed Taj Mahal. Return to your hotel for breakfast, then depart for Jaipur, the Pink City and gateway to the colourful state of Rajasthan. This evening, join a local family for a Be My Guest dinner in their home. (BB, L, D,  ) Hotel: Hilton

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Take a rickshaw tour around Old Delhi (Day 2). In Varanasi, visit the rural life and observe the locals taking a morning bath in the holy water at the River Ganges (Day 4)

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE At Rameshwar Village, you'll discover the ‘Learn and Earn' programme which helps to raise the economic and social status of local rural women. (Day 3)

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YOUR HEARTFELT ENCOUNTER WITH A LOCAL RAJASTHAN COMMUNITY WILL SEE YOU 'MAKE A DIFFERENCE' TO THEIR EFFORTS TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY AND UPLIFT THEIR FAMILIES.

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JAIPUR - UDAIPUR - ARAVELI (3 NIGHTS) Embark on a journey into India's Rajasthan countryside, meeting your ME to WE guide at Jaipur bound for Udaipur. On arrival, you'll make your way to the rural surrounds of Araveli Lodge, where you'll learn how rural communities are working to break the cycle of poverty and uplift the community through education, healthcare and food security projects. Brush up on your Hindi before meeting the local community and immerse yourself in their warm embrace as you interact with local students and villagers who are directly impacted by the work you are doing. Take a moment to participate in puja – a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony to bless your new initiative, then learn about the village and school you will help to rebuild. Discover how your efforts and the work of WE Charity make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and their families. Lunch and dinner are prepared by Chef KK, a local who is passionate about sharing traditional cuisine and explaining the story behind each dish. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Araveli Lodge

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Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp before returning to the day's activities. Meet a local farmer to gain insights into his agricultural challenges and successes, then roll up your sleeves and begin work at the build site, where guests of all ages and abilities will help build a much-needed facility for the community. Your reward for a day of hard work is a colourful performance, showcasing local folk dance traditions. (BB, L, D)

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9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

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ARAVELI Join a local guide this morning for a leisurely walk through the beautiful foothills of the Mewar region before returning to the project site where you'll continue to work as a team to contribute to the project the community needs most at that time. Enjoy a well-deserved afternoon at leisure to connect with the age-old customs, culture and craft of the villagers, from henna and tie-dying to block printing. Meet the men and women involved in alternative income projects and learn about their daily struggle to support their families. During this open discussion, you'll have an opportunity to delve into their lives in rural India and discuss gender roles in the community. Later, return to the project site to continue your team project. (BB, L, D) DEPART ARAVELI As the sun rises, so do we for our morning yoga practice. After a special farewell breakfast, say bidaai ka vachan to your new friends at Araveli and transfer to Udaipur's Maharana Pratap Airport for your onward flight. (BB)

hotel in Udaipur on 24 December.

Young traveller discount:

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Extend your Trafalgar trip and join MeToWe for the unforgettable experience of working side by side with a local community.

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: Prices include airfare and taxes for flights from Delhi to Varanasi, Varanasi to Agra and Jaipur to Udaipur and are accurate as of 1st June 2018. Visas are required for India, please contact your travel agent for more information.

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ARRIVE BEIJING (3 NIGHTS) On arrival in Beijing transfer to your hotel. This evening, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Peace BEIJING SIGHTSEEING Surround yourself with the grandeur of Beijing's landmarks as you walk through Tiananmen Square. Delve into China's imperial heritage, passing the south gate into the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City. After lunch, indulge in a relaxing foot massage at the Foot Reflexology Centre to ease you into an evening at leisure. (BB, L,  ) BEIJING AND THE GREAT WALL Explore the iconic Great Wall of China, with its stone ramparts and walls snaking thousands of miles into the distance. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before a Regional Meal of succulent Peking Duck. (BB, RM) BEIJING - XI'AN (2 NIGHTS) Navigate the ancient alleyways of the courtyard Hutong residences on the back of a traditional rickshaw. 'Connect with Locals' and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch of traditional Chinese cuisine, then visit a nearby tea house, joining a ‘Local Specialist’ for insights into the ritual of tea-making. Leave Beijing behind, bound for Xi'an. (BB, L,  ) Hotel: Wyndham Grand Xi’an South XI'AN SIGHTSEEING Engage with the children and teachers at a local school (during term-time) and perhaps learn a few words of Chinese. Next, descend into the subterranean tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang to view his legendary army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, followed by a delicious traditional meal of Chinese noodles and a visit to a local Jade factory. (BB, L) XI'AN - CHENGDU (3 NIGHTS) This morning, your choice of activities gives you an opportunity to join a 'Local Specialist' in their T'ai Chi practice or embark on a cycle tour around part of the ancient City Wall. Learn how to make dumplings and sample the juicy results for lunch, then transfer to the railway station for your high-speed bullet train trip to Chengdu. (BB, L,  ) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

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CHENGDU - CHONGQING - YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (3 NIGHTS) Rub shoulders with the locals this morning during a visit to People's Park with its beautiful Chinese gardens, lake and local tea houses. Then, venture to lively Jinli Old Street, whose façades were modelled on the architectural style of a traditional old town in western Sichuan. Take a high-speed bullet train ride to Chongqing, where you'll enjoy a city orientation tour with dinner before boarding your Yangtze River Cruise. (BB, D) Hotel: Victoria Jenna (cruise ship) YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Take a short visit to Shibaozhai to ascend to its 12-storey cliff-top temple, then cruise to Fengdu's ‘Ghost City' to encounter its shrines, temples and monasteries dedicated to the afterlife. (BB, L, D) YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Cruise gently down the Yangtze, through the imposing Three Gorges – the narrow Qutang Gorge with its dramatic vistas and beautiful Wu Gorge, surrounded by forest-clad mountains. Journey by small motor boat to Goddess Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze enveloped in tranquil greenery. (BB, L, D) YICHANG - SHANGHAI (3 NIGHTS) Tour the engineering marvel that is the world's largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges. After lunch, visit the Yichang Museum before continuing to Riverside Park, which has peace as its central theme. Later, visit Wanda Plaza for some shopping before your transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. (BB, L) Hotel: The Portman Ritz-Carlton SHANGHAI SIGHTSEEING Wander along Shanghai's famous ‘Bund’ waterfront with a ‘Local Specialist’, admiring its neoclassical colonial buildings and skyscrapers, followed by a visit to a silk museum. Embrace the tranquillity of the famous classical Yu Garden, then enjoy some free time before visiting the Jade Buddha Temple. This evening, join your fellow travellers for an evening performance by the world-renowned Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. (BB) SHANGHAI SIGHTSEEING Ascend to the 88-storey Jinmao Tower for panoramic views over the most populous city on earth. Embark on a walking tour with a 'Local Specialist' through the Shanghai French Concession next, then see where the First Conference of the Communist Party took place in Xin Tian Di. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience before indulging in a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) DEPART SHANGHAI Take a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (BB)

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8625 8625

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8950

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8950 8950

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8950 8950

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24 Mar 19 to 21 Jul 19: NZ$3300 p.p.

9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

include a discount of up to 24% on our standard single supplement. Young traveller discount:

SAVE NZ$390

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to NZ$203

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to NZ$0 p.p.

SAVE

NZ$811 p.p.

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy lunch with a family in their home in one of Beijing's hutongs. (Day 4)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Indulge in a foot massage (Day 2), discover the traditions and techniques of dumpling making (Day 6), learn about Sichuan cuisine at a cooking class (Day 8).

MAKE A DIFFERENCE In Xi'an, meet the students and teachers at a local primary school. In Chengdu at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, learn how your visit contributes to their conservation efforts. (Day 5)

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: Prices include internal airfares and taxes for flights: Beijing to Xi'an and Yichang to Shanghai and are accurate as of 1st June 2018. Visas are required for China, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice.

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FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCIENTS – UP THE ORNATE STEPS OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY AND TO THE RAMPARTS OF THE GREAT WALL, SNAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THE ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE, AND THROUGH THE WINDING ANCIENT ALLEYS OF BEIJING'S HUTONGS TO LEARN ABOUT CHINESE TRADITIONS OVER A HOMECOOKED LUNCH.

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ARRIVE BEIJING (4 NIGHTS) Transfer to your Beijing hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetisers tonight. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Peace BEIJING SIGHTSEEING Begin your encounter with the remnants of centuries-old dynasties in the world's largest public space, Tiananmen Square. Pass through the south gate to the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City, then continue to the tranquil Temple of Heaven, another UNESCO Heritage Site. This evening, enjoy the salty, sweet flavours of succulent Peking Duck at a Regional Meal. (BB, L, RM) BEIJING AND THE GREAT WALL We leave the city behind, bound for the iconic Great Wall of China. Standing on its ramparts, we look down on the Chinese countryside which its walls successfully defended against marauding nomadic invaders. Watch it snake thousands of miles into the distance as you imagine how these man-made fortifications were built and rebuilt from the 5th century B.C. to the 16th century. Then, walk the Sacred Way past the imposing stone statues that guard the Ming Tombs and remains of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. (BB, L) BEIJING SIGHTSEEING Embark on a rickshaw tour around the ancient narrow alleyways of the courtyard Hutong residences. Then, ‘Connect with Locals’, joining a family for traditional Chinese cuisine at a Be My Guest lunch, followed by a visit to a tea house. This afternoon, indulge in a relaxing foot massage at the Foot Reflexology Centre (BB, L,  ,  ) BEIJING - XI'AN (2 NIGHTS) We fly to Xi'an, which reveals its role as the ancient departure point of the Silk Road. Visit the Great Mosque, one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved mosques in China. According to historical records it was built in 742 during the Tang Dynasty and is a combination of Islamic art and traditional Chinese architecture. (BB) Hotel: Wyndham Grand Xi’an South XI'AN SIGHTSEEING 'Make a Difference' and visit a local primary school (during schoolterm), then descend into Emperor Qin Shi Huang's subterranean tomb to see his terracotta army for the afterlife. For lunch, enjoy a traditional meal of Chinese noodles and conclude your day with a visit to a Jade factory. (BB, L) XI'AN - SHANGHAI (3 NIGHTS) This morning, your choice of activities gives you an opportunity to mimic the graceful movements of a skilled T'ai Chi ‘Local Specialist’, or consider joining a cycle tour around part of the ancient City Wall of Xi'an. Watch a demonstration in the art of making dumplings, with an opportunity to sample these for lunch, before departing to Shanghai. Ascend to the 88-storey Jinmao Tower for panoramic views over the most populous city on earth. (BB, L,  ) Hotel: The Portman Ritz-Carlton WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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SHANGHAI SIGHTSEEING Stroll down Shanghai's famous ‘Bund’ with a ‘Local Specialist’. Then, continue to the winding streets and vibrant markets of Old Shanghai. Enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping before a visit to a silk museum and an evening performance by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. (BB)

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include a discount of up to 23% on our standard single supplement.

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: Prices include internal airfares and taxes for flights: Beijing to Xi'an and Xi'an to Shanghai and are accurate as of 1st June 2018. Visas are required for China, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE NZ$230

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Hong Kong and Macau Experience Extend your stay and take a trip to Hong Kong which also includes a visit to the former Portuguese colony, Macau (featured on page 49).

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Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit a Chinese family in their home in one of the Hutong areas of Beijing to gain a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lifestyle. (Day 4)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Indulge in a foot massage at the Foot Reflexology Centre (Day 4) and discover the traditions and techniques of dumpling making, enjoying an opportunity to taste them (Day 7).

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I am very passionate about the Forbidden City in Beijing. I always go there to explore different places that might be of special interest to our guests, as it’s a wonderful treasure chest of Chinese traditional culture. One cannot leave China without visiting this place.

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Li Gezhou (Lee), China Travel Director

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A MELTING POT OF RELIGION AND CULTURES, FROM BUDDHISM TO CATHOLICISM, THE DUTCH TO THE CHINESE AND THE BRITISH, EXPLORE THE COLONIAL HERITAGE OF THE REGION. EXPLORE THE BUSTLING STREETS OF CHINATOWN AND LITTLE INDIA IN SINGAPORE AND MALACCA'S DUTCH SQUARE IN MALAYSIA.

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ARRIVE SINGAPORE (3 NIGHTS) On arrival in Singapore transfer to your hotel and later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Parkroyal on Beach Road SINGAPORE Begin your city tour on the spot where colonial Singapore began – the Raffles Landing Site. Stroll along the Singapore River through the Colonial District, then ‘Dive into Culture’ and explore the contrasts of Singapore, from Chinatown to Little India. Visit the UNESCO-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens before an afternoon at leisure. This evening, a ‘Local Specialist’ demonstrates the delicate craft of Chinese Calligraphy before dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. Stroll through the narrow lanes of the Night Market and take a trishaw ride before returning to your hotel. (BB, D,  ) SINGAPORE ‘Dive into Culture’ and spend the morning sampling the city's culinary delights that reflect its multi-cultural influences. Rub shoulders with the locals at Geylang Serai market and indulge in all-time Singaporean favourites like Roti Prata and Thosai taken with a frothy glass of Teh Tarik. Continue to the Joo Chiat and Katong enclave and with a bit of luck, you may come across the popiah masters who stand over hot griddles twirling dollops of dough in mid-air. (BB,  ) SINGAPORE - MALACCA (2 NIGHTS) Your journey to Malaysia begins with a visit to Kampung Cantik village, where you'll 'Connect with Locals', joining a family for a Be My Guest lunch, followed by a walk around the village with a 'Local Specialist'. Immerse yourself in the local culture and participate in some of the villagers' favourite pastimes, then continue to your hotel in Malacca. (BB, L,  ) Hotel: Casa del Rio MALACCA Join your 'Local Specialist' for an informative walking tour past Dutch Square with its Stadhuys and clock tower. After an afternoon cruise along the Malacca River, you'll enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants. (BB, D) MALACCA - KUALA LUMPUR (2 NIGHTS) Your visit to Kuala Lumpur begins with visits to Independent Square, the grand 19th century Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Sky Bridge which straddles the imposing 88-storey-high Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Melia Kuala Lumpur KUALA LUMPUR Delve into the history and traditions of the Orang Asli, an ethnic group widely regarded as being Malaysia's original inhabitants. Visit their village and the Orang Asli Museum, before joining a ‘Local Specialist’ for a walk to observe the local traditions first-hand. Return to Kuala Lumpur and visit Chow Kit Market, then stop at Kampung Baru enclave, where the ethnic Malay lifestyle has been preserved. Sample traditional Malay sweets and cakes at the local food stalls then enjoy a free afternoon. (BB) KUALA LUMPUR - BATU CAVES - CAMERON HIGHLANDS Leave the city behind, stopping briefly at the Selangor Pewter factory before continuing to Batu Caves, one of Malaysia's WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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CAMERON HIGHLANDS - IPOH Lush valleys and tea plantations provide a tranquil backdrop for today's drive through the Cameron Highlands and onwards to Ipoh. Visit the Perak Cave Temple, an extensive limestone cave complex. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the charismatic town of Ipoh. (BB) Hotel: Weil

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Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy lunch with a local family in the village of Kampung Cantik, Malacca. (Day 4)

DIVE INTO CULTURE In Singapore, visit Chinatown to learn about the Chinese immigrants and Little India for an insight into Indian culture and traditions (Day 2). Sample Singapore's culinary delights on a walking tour (Day 3).

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Extension

Extend your trip and stay for two nights at the stunning beach-side Golden Sands Resort, Penang. The hotel features three outdoor pools in beautifully landscaped gardens and is within walking distance of the local night market. Price from NZ$5325 per person in a twin share based on the following 14 day itinerary: Days 1-11: As per Colonial Singapore with Malaysia Day 12: Transfer from Georgetown to the beach resort of Batu Ferringhi. Day 13: At Leisure in Batu Ferringhi Day 14: Transfer to Penang International Airport for your onward flight.

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LOCAL SPECIALIST in Singapore (Day 2), Malacca (Day 5), Kuala Lumpur (Day 7), and Georgetown (Day 11)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE with a visit to a village inhabited by the Orang Asli ethnic group (Day 7)

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TRE ASU R ES OF T H A I L AND 11 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 23 MEALS | FROM NZ$4625pp*

A JOURNEY FROM THE COLOURFUL STREETS OF BANGKOK TO THE SACRED SPACES OF CHIANG MAI. YOU'LL VISIT THE TERRACOTTA-COLOURED ANCIENT RUINS OF AYUTTHAYA AND ENJOY A NORTHERN THAI-STYLE LUNCH WITH A FAMILY IN THEIR WOODEN STILT HOUSE.

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KANCHANABURI SIGHTSEEING Visit Hellfire Pass, a section of the Thailand-Burma “Death Railway”. Then, take a thrilling train ride and walk across its wooden viaducts. (BB, L, D)

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KANCHANABURI - AYUTTHAYA SUKHOTHAI (2 NIGHTS) We travel to the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, once the second-most important ancient capital of Old Siam. Lunch is at a local restaurant, then we'll return to Bangkok for our flight to Sukhothai, Thailand's first capital. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa

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SUKHOTHAI SIGHTSEEING Start the day with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park. Your choice of exploring will see you engage with the historic complex by bicycle or on the internal tram. This afternoon, visit the home of a local family and learn how to make amulets which are thought to protect the owner from harm. (BB, L)

CHIANG MAI SIGHTSEEING Admire the delicate hand-painted fans and colourful paper umbrellas of Sankamphaeng district before meeting the children and teachers at a local school. ‘Conn ect with Locals’ next, joining a family in their typical stilt house for a northern Thai-style Be My Guest lunch. Meet a local monk at the temple of Wat Suan Dok later, to learn about Buddhism. (BB, L,  )

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CHIANG MAI Enjoy a morning at leisure or join an Optional Experience before a visit Wat Doi Suthep, one of Thailand's most sacred temples. This evening, we indulge in a Farewell Dinner at a traditional Thai restaurant. (BB, FD) DEPART CHIANG MAI Take a transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport for your onward flight. (BB)

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4695

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Treasures of Thailand with Cambodia's Angkor: Delve deeper into the culture of this region by extending your trip to see the unmissable sights of Angkor and Siem Reap. See details on page 43. Treasures of Thailand with Cambodia's Angkor and Phnom Penh: For a further insight into Cambodia's history and to learn more about the Khmer Rouge, extend for a further two nights and include Phnom Penh in your journey. See details of our 2 day Phnom Penh sightseeing programme on page 48 and visit trafalgar.com for prices and full itinerary details of this combination trip which includes all internal flights.

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4625

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4625

4695

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4625 4625

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4625

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4950

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4625

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4625

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4625

Single Supplement (add to price above): NZ$1430 p.p. Exceptions

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9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

include a discount of up to 11% on our standard single supplement.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE NZ$220

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TRIP

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Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Saiwangjit family who live in a wooden Thai stilt house for a traditional northern Thaistyle meal. (Day 9)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Lumpini Park in Bangkok and join the locals in their daily T'ai Chi practice, enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the grounds of Wat Pho (Day 2). Learn the secrets of Thai cooking and visit a local market to buy fresh ingredients (Day 3)

STAYS WITH STORIES Relax at your charming hotel with its exotic Lanna-Burmese style architecture, perfectly positioned in Chiang Mai's Old Town . (Day 8)

SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG MAI (3 NIGHTS) Our day begins with a visit to village of Natonchan, where we ‘Make a Difference’ with our visit by supporting the community's eco-tourism project. We make a brief visit to the ‘Friends of the Asian Elephant’ Hospital before arriving in Chiang Mai. Our hotel tonight is located in the Old Town of Chiang Mai. (BB, L,  ,  ) Hotel: The Rim Resort

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Visit a local primary school and the`Friends of the Asian Elephants', a Thai registered foundation looking after the welfare of elephants throughout Thailand. (Day 8)

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TRE ASU R E S O F T H A IL A N D W I TH P H U KE T 14 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 27 MEALS | FROM NZ$6450pp*

YOUR RELAXING ESCAPE AWAITS ON THE TROPICAL ISLAND OF PHUKET, BUT ITS TRUE TREASURE LIES IN THE EFFORTLESS FUSION OF CULTURE, HISTORY AND CUISINE THAT SHAPED THAILAND'S LARGEST ISLAND OVER CENTURIES.

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PHUKET SIGHTSEEING The island is a captivating fusion of Thai, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and even Portuguese influences, which you'll have an opportunity to encounter first-hand during your walking tour of Phuket Town with a 'Local Specialist'. Visit the early morning fresh food market to rub shoulders with the locals before continuing to the amulet market. Later visit the beautiful Sino-Portuguese-style colonial mansion of Baan Chinpracha and the Thai Hua Museum, which reveals the history of Phuket. The walking tour ends with lunch in one of Phuket Town's restaurants where you'll have the opportunity to sample local flavours after which you'll return to ) your hotel for a relaxing afternoon. (BB, L, PHUKET AT LEISURE Take advantage of your tropical surrounds and spend the day relaxing at your beachfront hotel or consider joining an Optional Experience. (BB) DEPART PHUKET Transfer to Phuket International Airport for your onward flight. (BB)

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7525

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7525

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6975

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6450

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6450

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6450

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SU 13 OCT SA 26 OCT

6450

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6950

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8795

Single Supplement (add to price above): NZ$1870 p.p. Exceptions

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9 Special Rate Solo Rooming : These departures

include a discount of up to 10% on our standard single supplement.

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: Prices includes internal airfare and tax for flights: Bangkok to Sukhothai and Chiang Mai to Phuket and is accurate as of 1st June 2018. Visas are generally not required for Thailand, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice.

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TRIP Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. .

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Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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TRE ASU R E S O F T H A IL A N D W I TH C A M BO D IA’ S A N G KOR 15 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 29 MEALS | FROM NZ$6195pp*

THE HERITAGE OF TWO ANCIENT KINGDOMS ARE TRACED ALONG THIS PILGRIMAGE THROUGH THAILAND AND CAMBODIA. VISIT THE SPIRITUAL CENTRE OF SUKHOTHAI AND EXPLORE THE RUINS OF ANGKOR WAT WITH A RENOWNED SCHOLAR WHO'LL UNVEIL THE SECRETS BEHIND THE KHMER EMPIRE.

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THAILAND These days will operate as per days 1-10 of the Treasures of Thailand itinerary on pages 40-41. CHIANG MAI - SIEM REAP (4 NIGHTS) Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Bangkok and onward to Siem Reap, Cambodia. This afternoon is at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Le Meridien ANGKOR WAT AND SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING This morning visit the temples of Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei with a ‘Local Specialist’. We then continue into the Cambodian countryside and ‘Connect with Locals’, joining a family for a Be My Guest lunch in their wooden house on their dragon fruit farm. We return to Siem Reap and visit Artisans d'Angkor and Wat Damnak for a blessing ceremony. Later at the Old Market wander past the busy stalls and smell freshly baked baguettes, a remnant of the country's French heritage. (BB, L, ) ANGKOR AND SIEM REAP Our first stop today is a visit to the fortified Angkor Thom before venturing to the crumbling, moss-covered ruins of the Buddhist temple of Ta Prohm, which featured as the location for the film ‘Tomb Raider’. Spend the afternoon at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine. (BB) PEAK SNENG VILLAGE We begin the day in the company of local Khmer villagers and ‘Make a Difference’ with a visit to their local school for an opportunity to chat to some of the children. Later we'll join our Travel Director and fellow guests for a Farewell Dinner with Apsara dance show. (BB, FD, ) DEPART SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (BB)

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6395

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6195

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6195

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6325

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9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

include a 9% discount on our standard single supplement.

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*All prices are per person, twin share. For a longer description of our three day programme in Siem Reap please see page 47. Flights: Prices includes internal airfare and tax for flights: Bangkok to Sukhothai and Chiang Mai to Siem Reap (via Bangkok) and is accurate as of 1st June 2018. Visas are generally not required for Thailand but are required for Cambodia, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice.

TRIP Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy lunch with a local family in their traditional wooden house on their dragon fruit farm. (Day 12)

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H IG H LI G H TS OF V I ET N AM 12 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 19 MEALS | FROM NZ$4095pp*

FLOAT ON THE SPARKLING EMERALD WATERS OF HALONG BAY ON A TRADITIONAL VIETNAMESE JUNK. GLIDE PAST HIDDEN ISLETS, GIANT LIMESTONE KARSTS AND COLOURFUL FISHING VILLAGES, STOPPING ONLY TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO THE LIVES OF THE LOCAL FISHERMEN AT CUA VAN AND TO PRACTICE T'AI CHI IN EXQUISITE SURROUNDINGS.

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HANOI - HALONG BAY CRUISE Travel to Halong Bay, where we'll board a traditionalstyle Vietnamese Junk boat and cruise among the limestone karsts and tropical islets. After lunch on board, take a small boat transfer to visit the Tien Ong Cave and Cua Van Fishing Village, whose residents live in traditional floating houses. Return to the Junk boat for a cooking demonstration or enjoy a mesmerising sunset on the top deck before dinner. (BB, L, D,  ) Hotel: Jasmine Cruise HALONG BAY - HANOI - DANANG - HOI AN (3 NIGHTS) The graceful practice of T'ai Chi eases you into your day as is the local custom. You'll have some time for one last sample of Halong Bay on your terms, before driving to Hanoi Airport bound for Danang. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. (BB) Hotel: Royal Hoi An HOI AN SIGHTSEEING ‘Dive into Culture’ this morning, embarking on a walking tour around the ancient town of Hoi An. Next, you'll visit Thanh Dong Organic Village spending some time helping local farmers and learning about their daily working routines. Enjoy a relaxing foot massage before the rest of the day and evening at leisure. (BB,  ) HOI AN After a leisurely morning, your choice of activities this afternoon could see you learn how to craft your own colourful lantern or gain insights into life as a local fisherman (subject to weather conditions). (BB,  ) HOI AN - HUE (2 NIGHTS) Travel by boat to the Red Bridge Cooking School to learn about and sample traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Continue over Hai Van Pass en route to Red Beach, where the American Marines first landed in Vietnam. Then, travel to Danang for a visit to the Cham Sculpture, arriving in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, where we stay for two nights. (BB, L) Hotel: Imperial HUE SIGHTSEEING Navigate the busy streets of Hue on the back of a cyclo, en route to the UNESCO-listed Imperial Citadel. Drive to Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's best-preserved religious monument, then board a local dragon boat cruising along the Perfume River to the house of the former Princess Ngoc Son. ‘Connect with Locals’ and meet a family member for a Be My Guest lunch before an afternoon at leisure. (BB, L,  ) HUE - HO CHI MINH CITY (3 NIGHTS) Enjoy some free time after flying to Ho Chi Minh City. ‘Make a Difference’ during your lunch visit to

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YOUR HOLIDAY KOTO restaurant, a non-profit social enterprise that provides training to disadvantaged young people in the hospitality industry. Embark on a walking tour of Dong Khoi Street next, to see the Opera House, former Hotel de Ville and Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel. Gain insights into the war through the eyes of locals at the War Remnants Museum, then continue to Ben Thanh market. (BB, L) Hotel: Sofitel Saigon Plaza

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: Prices include internal airfares and taxes for flights: Hanoi to Danang and Hue to Ho Chi Minh City and are accurate as of 1st June 2018. Visas are generally required for Vietnam but please contact your travel agent for more information.

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4095

4095

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4095

4095 4095

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4095 4095 4095

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4095 4095

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SAVE NZ$180

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Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy lunch at one of the great remaining garden houses of Hue and admire the family's fascinating collection of mementos from the days of the former Royal Empire. (Day 8)

Important Information: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closed September to mid November.

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TRIP CODE: CTVA

Visit Ho Chi Minh's house in Hanoi (Day 2), the colourful market of Hoi An (Day 5). Join a Lantern Making Workshop or a Fishing Life Tour to learn about the lives of the local fishermen (Day 6). Visit the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s (Day 11).

WHY NOT EXPLORE

further?

Highlights of Vietnam with Cambodia's Angkor Delve deeper into the culture of this region by extending your trip to see the unmissable sights of Angkor and Siem Reap. See details on our 3 day sightseeing programme on page 47. Highlights of Vietnam with Cambodia's Angkor and Phnom Penh For a further insight into Cambodia's history and to learn more about the Khmer Rouge extend for a further two nights and include Phnom Penh in your journey. See details of our 2 day Phnom Penh sightseeing programme on page 48.

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STAYS WITH STORIES Stay on a traditional style Vietnamese Junk boat for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay. (Day 3)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Have lunch at KOTO restaurant, a non-profit social enterprise training disadvantaged young people in the hospitality industry. (Day 9)

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S E C R E TS O F C A M BO D IA’S AN G KO R 5 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 7 MEALS | FROM NZ$995pp*

DELVE INTO THE LAYERS OF CAMBODIA'S CAPTIVATING CULTURE, ANCIENT LOST CAPITALS AND RURAL VILLAGES, WITNESSING FIRST-HAND BEAUTIFULLY CHOREOGRAPHED PERFORMANCES, LOCAL COOKING CUSTOMS AND THE CENTURIES-OLD TRADITIONS THAT REMAIN TO THIS DAY

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ARRIVE SIEM REAP (4 NIGHTS) Our gateway to the magnificent temples of the lost city of Angkor Wat is Cambodia's cultural heart, Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel before meeting your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and appetisers. (WR) Hotel: Le Meridien ANGKOR WAT AND SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING Today, we venture deep into the Cambodian jungle, through a pyramidshaped gateway into an ancient world. Serene stone faces watch over us as we cross the causeway suspended over a moat into the spiritual heart of the ancient lost city of Angkor. A ‘Local Specialist’ and renowned Khmer scholar brings to life the stories behind the intricate carvings and murals of celestial nymphs and mythical serpents along the abandoned hallways of Angkor Wat. Our next stop are the terracotta-hued walls of Banteay Srei Temple – the “Citadel of Women” dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. We'll have time to admire the 10thcentury carvings of women, said to have been too delicate to have been carved by a man, hence its name. Deep in the heart of the Cambodian countryside, we ‘Connect with Locals’, joining a local family for a Be My Guest lunch in their 80-year-old wooden house on their dragon fruit farm. This afternoon, we'll return to Siem Reap and embark on a walking tour. We ‘Make a Difference’ to the lives of rural youths during our visit to Artisans d'Angkor, where we'll witness the revival of Khmer arts and crafts. Later we'll visit Wat Damnak and participate in a private blessing ceremony during which a sacred thread will be tied around our wrists to protect against evil spirits. Our final stop today is to the labyrinthine Old Market, where the locals spend their early mornings shopping for fresh fruit, vegetables and spices. Wander past the busy stalls and smell freshly baked baguettes, a remnant of the country's French heritage. (BB, L,  )

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talented Phare performers who use theatre, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories. (BB)

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995

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1095

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995

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995

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1095

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995

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1275

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995

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1095

Single Supplement (add to price above):

NZ$350 p.p.

Exceptions

NZ$480 p.p.

27 Nov 19:

9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

include a discount of up to 26% on our standard single supplement.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE NZ$50

DEPART SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (BB)

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Visas are required for Cambodia, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice.

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

NZ$128 p.p.

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Secrets of Cambodia's Angkor and Phnom Penh Explore more of Cambodia by extending your trip to stay in the capital city of Phnom Penh. See details on page 48.

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WHY NOT EXPLORE

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Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Catch a rare glimpse into traditional Khmer life and cuisine, enjoying lunch with a local family in their traditional 80-year-old wooden house on their dragon fruit farm. (Day 2)

DIVE INTO CULTURE At Peak Sneng Village observe the locals weaving hats from palm leaves. (Day 4)

LOCAL SPECIALIST SOUTHEAST ASIA

ANGKOR AND SIEM REAP Our intimate encounter with a lost empire continues today, as we uncover other iconic sites of the ancient abandoned city of Angkor that have been devoured by the Cambodian jungle. We explore its ancient ruins in the company of saffron-clad monks and monkeys that clamber up and over the roots of centuriesold trees that have carved their way deep into the Great City's walls. Our first stop today is a visit to the fortified Angkor Thom, where we'll see such iconic sites as the Terrace of Elephants, the Royal Enclosure and the Temple of Bayon with its giant smiling faces of Buddha. We venture underneath the dense tree canopy to the crumbling, moss-covered ruins of the Buddhist temple of Ta Prohm, which featured as the location for the film ‘Tomb Raider’, exploring its towers courtyards and corridors to uncover the intricate stone reliefs that are shielded by the surrounding foliage. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or consider joining one of our Optional Experiences to learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine. Tonight, we watch enthralled by the energy, emotion and enthusiasm of the

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“In Siem Reap when you visit the fishing community at Chong Kneas village from August to March, you can enjoy magnificent scenery filled with rice paddies, lotus farms, houses built on stilts and mangrove forests. You will also experience the daily life of people who live on the floating houses or boats.” Ngor Yotna (Mr Bob), Cambodia Travel Director

MAKE A DIFFERENCE at Artisans d'Angkor, where our visit contributes to creating job opportunities for disadvantaged rural youths, at Peak Sneng village, meeting local villagers and discovering some traditional Cambodian crafts at the Phare Circus to watch a spectacular show. The Phare Circus is a social project for young disadvantaged Cambodians who are given the opportunity to train in visual arts and circus skills. (Day 4)

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S E C R E TS O F C A M BO D IA’S AN G KO R A N D P H N O M PENH 7 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 9 MEALS | FROM NZ$2050pp*

EMBRACE THE EFFERVESCENT ENERGY OF PHNOM PENH – A CITY THAT HAS EMERGED FROM THE PAST TO RECAPTURE ITS REPUTATION AS THE “PEARL OF ASIA”, REVEALING A COLOURFUL FUSION OF KHMER HERITAGE AND MODERN VERVE.

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CITY TOUR of Phnom Penh VISIT Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, Cheung Ek Killing Fields in Phnom Penh Phnom Penh

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IN SIEM REAP These days will operate as per days 1-4 of the Secrets of Cambodia's Angkor itinerary on pages 46-47. SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH (2 NIGHTS) This morning we fly to Phnom Penh, once known as the 'Pearl of Asia' it is one of the loveliest French built cities in Indochina. Later we'll embark on a cyclo tour, exploring the city, which boasts a rich blend of Khmer and French colonial architecture. We'll discover the history and catch glimpses of churches and Chinese temples hidden down narrow alleyways. (BB, ) Hotel: La Rose Suites PHNOM PENH SIGHTSEEING Indulge in the exotic flavours of Phnom Penh this morning, joining a 'Local Specialist' for an in-depth city tour. Our first stop is Wat Phnom temple where we'll delve into the legend of Lady Penh who discovered the four statues of Buddha deposited on this tree-covered hill. We'll continue to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before visiting the National Museum showcasing centuries-old Khmer art and sculptures. Delving deep into the turbulent, terrifying history of the Khmer Rouge years, we'll travel along a dusty road to the outskirts of the city to visit the former school turned torture, interrogation and execution centre of Tuol Sleng. The history of that time is depicted in the thousands of S-21 portraits of victims that are on display at the Museum of Genocide, providing insights into the horrors of Cambodia under Pol Pot's rule. Finally, we'll take a journey back in time to the Cheung Ek Killing Fields, a memorial built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died under the reign of the Khmer Rouge. The rest of the evening is spent at leisure. (BB) DEPART PHNOM PENH Transfer to the airport for your onward flight (BB) WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner

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WE 13 MAR TU 19 MAR

2150

✚ WE 21 AUG TU 27 AUG

2050

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2050

✚ WE 25 SEP TU 01 OCT

2050

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2050

WE 23 OCT TU 29 OCT

2150

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2050

WE 27 NOV TU 03 DEC

2350

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2050

WE 18 DEC TU 24 DEC

2150

Single Supplement (add to price above):

NZ$700 p.p.

Exceptions

NZ$840 p.p.

27 Nov 19:

9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

include a discount of up to 14% on our standard single supplement.

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Trip

*All prices are per person, twin share. Visas are required for Cambodia, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice. Flights: Prices include internal airfares and taxes for the flight: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and are accurate as of 1st June 2018.

TRIP CODE: SOCP

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Young traveller discount:

SAVE NZ$90

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to NZ$52 Triple room discount:

SAVE NZ$40 p.p. Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

TRIP Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. .

As per Secrets of Cambodia's Angkor plus:

DIVE INTO CULTURE on a cyclo tour around the streets of the city. (Day 5)

LOCAL SPECIALIST in Phnom Penh (Day 6)

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HON G KON G AN D MAC AU EXP ERIEN CE 4 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 5 MEALS | FROM NZ$2575pp*

INDULGE IN A MELTING POT OF BRITISH, PORTUGUESE AND CHINESE FLAVOURS ON THIS SHORT HOP THROUGH HONG KONG AND MACAU – DRAMATIC SKYSCRAPERS, TRANQUIL HILLTOP SANCTUARIES AND BUSTLING STREET MARKETS ARE YOURS TO EXPLORE.

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CITY TOUR of Hong Kong and Macau VIEW the Macau cityscape and China from the Observation Lounge of the Macau Tower

VISIT Victoria Peak and Stanley Market in Hong Kong, and the A-Ma Temple and the Ruins of St Pauls in Macau

Junk Boat, Hong Kong

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Daily departures from 01 Jan – 28 Dec 19 Price per person Departures on or between Twin Share Triple Share

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ARRIVE HONG KONG (3 NIGHTS) Welcome to Hong Kong's soaring skyline and your home for the next three nights. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your Kowloon hotel. The evening is free. Hotel: Regal Kowloon

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HONG KONG SIGHTSEEING Our City Tour begins at Victoria Peak. We'll board the funicular railway to the summit before travelling to Aberdeen Fishing Village where we'll 'Dive into Culture' and embark on a sampan ride. Next, we'll indulge in a steaming Dim Sum lunch on board the famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant. Then it's time for some bargain hunting at Stanley Market, one of Hong Kong's oldest settlements. Enjoy the rest ) of the evening at leisure. (BB, RM,

4

HONG KONG - MACAU - HONG KONG The dazzling playground of Macau takes centre stage today as we board a high-speed ferry bound for its glitz and glamour. On arrival, we'll meet our 'Local Specialist' who will accompany us throughout the day. We'll drive along the Guia Circuit (Grand Prix Race Track) and see the golden statue of Kun Lam, the Goddess of Mercy before stopping at the 15th century Taoist A-Ma Temple. We continue to Macau Tower, ascending to its Observation Deck. After lunch, we'll see the ruins of St. Paul's, then walk through the historic Senado Square towards Monte Fort. Our final stop today will be at one of Macau's top casinos before returning to Hong Kong by ferry. (BB, L)

48 - 49.indd 2

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2545 2665 2545 2745 2545 2745

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675 800 675 850 675 850

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Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. .

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Flights: to and from Hong Kong are not included.

During a sampan ride, observe the fishermen who live and work on their boats at Aberdeen. (Day 2)

Visas are generally not required for Hong Kong and Macau but please contact your travel agent for more information.

LOCAL SPECIALIST

TRIP CODE: HONGA

in Macau (Day 3)

*All prices are per person, twin share.

DEPART HONG KONG Take a transfer to Hong Kong International Airport for your onward flight. (BB)

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

2575 2695 2575 2775 2575 2775

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Hong Kong is a convenient gateway to many destinations in South East Asia and it is also a convenient stopover when travelling to Europe. This trip can be booked on its own or in conjunction with the itinerary of your choice from any Trafalgar brochure.

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N E PAL ADV EN T U R E 4 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 4 MEALS | FROM NZ$2325pp*

A SOUL-STIRRING JOURNEY TO THE SPIRITUAL CENTRE OF NEPAL – AN ANCIENT MOUNTAIN KINGDOM WHOSE PALACES, TEMPLES AND GOLDEN ROOFS REVEAL TRADITIONS THAT HAVE REMAINED UNCHANGED FOR CENTURIES.

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VIEW the temples of Kathmandu and Patan

Boudhanath Stupa and Prayer flags

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ARRIVE KATHMANDU (3 NIGHTS) Travel to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal and its capital, Kathmandu. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and later join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner in a local restaurant. (D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Soaltee KATHMANDU AND PATAN SIGHTSEEING Kathmandu's golden roofs glow brightly on your City Tour to the heart of its old town and UNESCO-listed Durbar Square. Admire the traditional pagoda-style architecture reflected in the temples and palaces that surround the square. Then, continue to nearby Patan, where you'll visit the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple. Witness the delicate art of thangka painting, as you visit a painting school to observe students painting religious scenes on cotton and silk. Later, 'Make a Difference' during a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Camp which features the Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre and provides shelter to the families of Tibetan refugees who fled the Chinese occupation of ) Tibet in 1959. (BB, KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING Looming over Patan lies the UNESCO-listed shrine of Swayambhunath, which you will have an opportunity to visit today. Admire the galleries of prayer mills and gleaming white stupa, whose gilded spire provides the colourful eyes of Buddha a lofty vantage point from which to survey the surrounding valley. Visit a local market in the Thamel area and stroll through its narrow alleyways in search of the perfect mementoes of your trip. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience. (BB) DEPART KATHMANDU Take a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (BB)

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2325

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2325

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2325 2325

SA 01 JUN TU 04 JUN SA 08 JUN TU 11 JUN

2325 2325

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2325 2525 2525

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2375

SA 31 AUG TU 03 SEP

2325

SA 28 SEP TU 01 OCT

2325

SA 01 FEB TU 04 FEB SA 15 FEB TU 18 FEB SA 29 FEB TU 03 MAR

2375 2375 2375

SA 12 OCT TU 15 OCT SA 26 OCT TU 29 OCT

2325 2325

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2375 2375

SU 03 NOV WE 06 NOV SA 09 NOV TU 12 NOV

2325 2325

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NZ$690 p.p.

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Young traveller discount:

SAVE NZ$80

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to NZ$46 Triple room discount:

SAVE NZ$175 p.p. Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

TRIP Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. .

DIVE INTO CULTURE with a visit to a thangka painting school in Patan. (Day 2)

TRIP CODE: INEP

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50

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Combinations

A three night stay in Nepal can also be booked in conjunction with our India trips. Please see pages 28 and 31 for details.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE with a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Centre which features the Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre. (Day 2)

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TOK YO WI T H MT. FU J I 4 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 3 MEALS | FROM NZ$3725pp*

A FUSION OF DAZZLING TOKYO AND JAPAN'S SERENE FIVE LAKES DISTRICT, THIS ‘URBAN-MEETS-RURAL' TRIP MIXES THE CITY'S BRIGHT LIGHTS, SIGHTS AND SHOPS, WITH TIME AT MT. FUJI.

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VIEW Mt. Fuji SEE the Tokyo Tower Tokyo and Mt. Fuji

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Daily departures from 01 Jan – 28 Dec 19 Price per person Departures on or between Twin Share Triple Share

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TOKYO SIGHTSEEING Launch your City Tour this morning with an orientation drive that will take you past the National Diet (Japanese Parliament) and Tokyo Tower. Stop at the Imperial Palace Plaza, from where you can view the two bridges that form the entrance to the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace. Continue to Tokyo's Ameyoko Street Market, once a black market selling American goods after World War II. Watch how this thriving hub is frequented by locals seeking the best bargains, then visit the Sensō-ji Buddhist temple in Asakusa, rebuilt countless times since it was founded in 628, making it Tokyo's oldest temple site. Stroll down Nakamise shopping street soaking up the shitamachi (downtown Tokyo) atmosphere. Then, stop in Ginza and enjoy some free time for ) shopping. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. (B,

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MT. FUJI After breakfast, depart Tokyo for the Five Lakes District, dominated by Japan's UNESCO-listed Mt. Fuji, which towers over the surrounding landscape at 3,776 metres. Ascend by road to the 5th Station, a spectacular vantage point at 2,300 metres, before taking a ride on the Kachikachiyama Ropeway (both weather permitting) for views of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Later, return to your hotel for a relaxing evening. (BB) DEPART TOKYO Take a transfer by airport shuttle service to Tokyo Narita or Haneda International Airport for your onward flight. (BB) WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

50 - 51.indd 2

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4225 3725 3725 3950 3725

01 JAN - 28 FEB 01 MAR - 31 MAY 01 JUN - 31 AUG 01 SEP - 30 NOV 01 DEC - 28 DEC

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570 480 3275 3410 3275

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260 260 245 245 245

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*All prices are per person, twin share. Flights: to and from Tokyo are not inc luded.

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Ameyoko Street Market, once a black market selling American goods after World War II. (Day 2)

Visas are generally not required for Japan but please contact your travel agent for more information.

MINI-STAYS

1

ARRIVE TOKYO (3 NIGHTS) On arrival at Tokyo Narita or Haneda International Airport, you'll transfer by airport shuttle service to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure. Hotel: New Otani Garden Tower

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Combinations

Tokyo is a convenient gateway to many destinations in Asia and it is also a convenient stopover when travelling to Europe providing a much needed break from a long haul flight. This Mini Stay can be booked on its own or in conjunction with the itinerary of your choice from any Trafalgar brochure.

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S IN GA P OR E EXP LOR ER 4 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 3 MEALS | FROM NZ$1735pp*

A STYLISH STOPOVER IN A CITY THAT BOASTS AN EFFORTLESS FUSION OF CHINESE, MALAY, INDIAN AND PERANAKAN CULTURES THAT HAVE INFUSED THE LOCAL CUISINE AND TRADITIONS.

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1

ARRIVE SINGAPORE (3 NIGHTS) On arrival at Singapore Changi Airport you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Hotel: Parkroyal on Beach Road

2

SINGAPORE SIGHTSEEING Launch your city tour at the Raffles Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819 in search of a new trading port for the British East India Company. Stroll through the heart of Singapore, admiring the landmarks that reveal the city's colonial heritage. 'Dive into Culture' next with visits to Chinatown and Little India, then continue to the UNESCO-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens to see its dazzling display featuring ) over 60,000 orchids. (BB,

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SINGAPORE SIGHTSEEING ‘Dive into Culture' and spend the morning sampling the city's culinary delights that reflect its multi-cultural influences. Rub shoulders with the locals at Geylang Serai market and indulge in all-time Singaporean favourites like Roti Prata and Thosai taken with a frothy glass of Teh Tarik. Continue to the Joo Chiat and Katong enclave and with a bit of luck, you may come across the popiah masters who stand over hot griddles twirling dollops of dough in mid-air. Enjoy an evening at leisure or consider joining an ) Optional Experience. (BB,

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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660

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*All pric es are per person, twin share. Flights: to and from Singapore are not inc luded. Visas are generally not required for Singapore but please contact your travel agent for more information.

TRIP CODE: SINGA

TRIP

TRIP Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip. .

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Chinatown to learn about Chinese immigrants' history. Visit Little India to have an insight of Indian culture and tradition. (Day 2)

Combinations

Singapore is a convenient gateway to many destinations in South East Asia and it is also a convenient stopover when travelling to Europe. This trip can be booked on its own or in conjunction with the itinerary of your choice from any Trafalgar brochure.

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YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE VICTORIA CRUISES HAS BEEN ONE OF THE LEADING YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE COMPANIES SINCE 1994 AND ITS SEVEN VESSELS HAVE ALL RECEIVED THE COVETED FIVE STAR RATING FROM THE CHINA NATIONAL TOURISM ADMINISTRATION. ALL THE SHIPS ARE NEWLY BUILT OR STRUCTURALLY REBUILT AND AS THE ONLY AMERICAN MANAGED CRUISE COMPANY SAILING ON THE YANGTZE THEY HAVE A REAL UNDERSTANDING OF GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. THE COMPANY HAS WON NUMEROUS AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS OVER THE YEARS.

YOUR S HIP Victoria Jenna is the largest vessel in

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Victoria Cruises fleet and features five

Trafalgar guests are accommodated in

These include a wide range of

passenger decks and two restaurants with

Superior Staterooms on the Promenade

activities linked to the culture of

a passenger capacity of 378. It is the

Deck. The facilities include:

China and include informative

newest ship in the fleet and was built in

• All are outside cabins with

lectures, and acupuncture

2009 and completely renovated in 2016.

private balconies

demonstrations, morning T’ai Chi

It boasts a modern, luxurious style and

• Individually controlled air conditioning

as well as lessons in the Mandarin

décor of American and European

• Satellite TV with CNN and HBO

language and snuff bottle painting.

influences with an Asian twist and is air

• Private bathrooms with full bathtubs

In the evening in the elegant Yangtze

conditioned throughout. Buffet breakfast

• Fine bathroom products

Club, there are colourful cultural

is American-style and lunches and dinners

• Tea making facilities

dances and presentations,

are authentic Chinese cuisine with a mix of Western specialities. The Captain’s Farewell Dinner on the final night is Chinese banquet-style.

SHIPBOARD SERVICES INCLUDE: • Mini Spa offering foot and

traditional fashion shows, and the sounds of authentic Chinese music.

body massage • Fitness room • Reading room • Card/games room • Wi-Fi access • Onboard Doctor • Gift shop • Complimentary tea and coffee in the bar at certain times

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TRAVEL INFO

BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Large print version is available at: trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION

GUIDED HOLIDAY INCLUDING VIETNAM DOMESTIC FLIGHTS Deposit required $300 Final Payment 80 days NO OF DAYS PENALTY 80 days and over Deposit

ALL OTHER ASIA GUIDED HOLIDAYS Deposit required Final Payment NO OF DAYS 80 days and over

$300 45 days PENALTY Deposit

EXTRA ACCOMMODATION Deposit required No additional deposit required Final Payment In accordance with guided holiday NO OF DAYS PENALTY 80 days and over $35 Higher of $35 or 25% 79-45 days of accommodation price Higher of $35 or 25% 44-22 days of accommodation price

79-45 days

50%

79-45 days

Deposit

44-22 days

50%

44-22 days

50%

21-8 days

75%

21-8 days

75%

21-8 days

7-1 days

100%

7-1 days

100%

Departure Day/No show

100%

Departure Day/No show

100%

7-1 days Departure Day/ No show

YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Travel Corporation NZ Limited is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract 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-trip Travel By private motorcoach, trains, cruises, ferries and intra-trip flights (see itineraries). Air Transportation Within Asia, included flights are outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Guests travelling on any Internal Asia flight must provide their full name (as appears on passport), date of birth and gender. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable directly to the airline or in a worst-case scenario, be denied boarding. Guided Holiday By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches with reclining seats. Please note on some regional holidays smaller motorcoaches and mini vans are used. 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. 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.

Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In Vietnam and Thailand 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 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 trafalgar.com/wifi. Travel Director Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are ten guests or less travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with Local Specialists (Guides), private transfers and individual arrangements. Itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using English-speaking 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 is included in the price. Motor coach Luggage Allowances: Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs./23kg. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-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. Carry-on/ hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the coach by you each day of the guided holiday. A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of luggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. 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. Airline Luggage Allowances 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 or iflybags.com for their most current luggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding luggage. Tips/Gratuities Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided holiday, except to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Hosts, Local Specialists and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your holiday. Included tips/

Higher of $35 or 30% of accommodation price 100% of accommodation price

100% of accommodation price

gratuities cover all services provided by dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels. On the Yangtze River Cruise there is a flat service charge of RMB 150 per person payable locally and not included in the Trafalgar package price. This covers services provided by waiters, housekeeping staff and porters. This service charge does not include a gratuity for the Cruise Director, for any Local Experts or for any additional special services and can be offered at the guest’s discretion. 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 Hosts, 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 Booking and Cancellation Terms 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 below. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/80 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 Booking and Cancellation Terms 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 “Ways to Save” 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. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. See the dates and prices section of the itinerary online at trafalgar. com for current availability. Travel Documents Provided full payment has been received and registration completed, 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. For entry to China, India, Vietnam, Nepal and Cambodia visas are required for all passport holders. Visas may also be required for Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan for some passport holders and you should check with your Travel Agent or local consulate service for information regarding necessary travel documentation. For some countries an invitation letter is required from the Ground Handler to send along with the visa application. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, 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. Trafalgar will require full passport information (full name, date of birth, passport number, issue and expiry dates) prior to final payment. 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 $35 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 45/80 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 $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. Names Changes A fee of $50 per person will be charged for name changes or name corrections together with any airline penalties and other costs 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 45/80 days prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45/80 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 Booking and Cancellation Terms 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 Booking and Cancellation Terms table apply to additional accommodation prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. 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 your 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 your destination. 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 $35 per person, 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. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice due to a schedule change, equipment change or other unforeseen circumstances. Seating is solely under the airline’s control. 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 as well as special meal requests. Trafalgar does not assure that these requests will be granted. 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.

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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. For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or visit trafalgar.com. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to 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 New Zealand Dollars 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 aged 11 or under 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 is permitted. 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 ‘Ways to Save’ 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 Holiday’ section for a list of pre- and post-guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and can only be booked for the nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Trafalgar provides complimentary transfers for guests booking pre and post night accommodation when this is booked through 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 the 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. Travel Corporation NZ Ltd’s Limited Role Travel Corporation NZ Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Travel Corporation NZ Ltd but in respect of other things are subject to the law of New Zealand. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. 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 telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at TRAVEL CORPORATION NZ LTD, 131 New North Road, Eden Terrace, PO Box 68640, DX: CX 10201, Auckland 1021, New Zealand. A fee may be charged for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such noncompliance. 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. TRAVEL CORPORATION NZ LIMITED 131 New North Road, Eden Terrace PO Box 68640, DX: CX 10201 Auckland 1021, New Zealand Toll Free: 0800 GUIDED (0800 484 333) Email: info@trafalgar.co.nz Travel Agent Reservations: Auckland area: 09 300 1550 All other areas: 0800 TRAFALGAR (0800 872 325) 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, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date.

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TRAVEL INFO

E X TE ND YOU R H OLI DAY

EACH ITINERARY SHOWS THE CITY WHERE YOUR HOLIDAY STARTS AND ENDS. CHOOSE HOW MANY NIGHTS YOU WISH TO EXTEND YOUR STAY BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR HOLIDAY AND ASK YOUR TRAVEL AGENT TO MAKE THE RESERVATIONS WHEN YOU BOOK. TRANSFERS ARE INCLUDED WHEN YOU EXTEND YOUR STAY WITH THIS OFFER.

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Monk at ruins, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Country CAMBODIA

CHINA

Hotel La Rose Suites

Season 01 Jan'19 to 31 Dec'19

Siem Reap

Le Meridien

01 Jan - 31 Mar '19, 01 Oct - 26 Nov '19, 02 Dec - 24 Dec '19

199

99

86

27 Nov - 01 Dec '19, 25 Dec '19 - 30 Dec '19

280

139

113

01 Apr - 30 Sep '19

158

79

73

357

179

166 181

Beijing

Novotel Peace

01 Mar '19 - 31 Mar '19, 01 Jun '19 - 30 Jun '19, 01 Nov '19 - 08 Nov'19 01 Apr '19 - 31 May '19, 01 Jul '19 - 31 Oct '19

397

211

Hong Kong

Regal Kowloon

01 Jan - 03 Jan '19, 10 Feb - 28 Sep '19, 17 Nov - 17 Dec '19

363

205

179

04 Jan - 09 Feb '19

440

248

179 179

Shanghai INDIA

Delhi

The Portman Ritz-Carlton Pride Plaza Sheraton New Delhi

Jaipur

JAPAN

496

304

604

301

275

01 Jul - 31 Aug '19

592

295

271

16 Apr - 30 Sep '19

311

155

146

1 Oct '19 - 15 Apr '20

360

179

175

1 Apr - 30 Sep '19

311

155

136

1 Oct '19 - 15 Apr '20

427

214

175

16 Apr - 30 Sep '19

204

102

67

1 Oct '19 - 15 Apr '20

301

151

99

301

132

151

ITC Grand Central

1 Apr - 30 Sep '19 1 Oct '19 - 15 Apr '20

403

202

165

Hiroshima

Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima

01 Jan - 31 Dec '19

456

374

333

Kyoto

Gion Yoshiima (ryokan)*#

01 Jan '19 - 08 Apr '20

806

663

601

Ikumatsu (ryokan)*#

01 Jan '19 - 08 Apr '20

826

663

559

New Miyako

01 Jan - 31 Dec '19

572

328

306

Nikko Princess

06 Jan - 28 Feb '19, 01 Jun - 20 Jul '19, 08 Dec '19 - 29 Feb '20

590

374

303

01 Mar - 25 Mar'19, 10 May - 31 May '19, 21 Jul - 31 Aug '19, 01 Mar - 16 Mar '20

660

416

354

Tokyo

NEPAL

Hilton

29 Sep - 16 Nov '19, 18 Dec - 31 Dec '19 01 Mar - 30 Jun '19, 01 Sep - 30 Nov '19

Mumbai

Osaka

MALAYSIA

Price PP (NZ$) Single Twin Triple 360 179 162

City Phnom Penh

Batu Ferringhi

26 Mar - 09 May'19, 01 Sep - 07 Dec '19, 17 Mar - 23 Apr '20

786

466

374

Nisshokan Shoshintei (ryokan)*#

01 Jan '19 - 08 Apr '20

641

601

559

Rihga Royal

01 Jan '19 - 31 Dec '19

498

349

328

Sheraton Miyako

06 Jan - 28 Feb '19, 01 Jun - 20 Jul '19, 08 Dec '19 - 29 Feb '20

373

271

271

01 Mar - 31 Mar '19, 05 May - 31 May '19, 21 Jul - 31 Aug '19, 01 Mar - 14 Mar '20

430

306

306

01 Apr - 04 May '19, 01 Sep - 07 Dec '19, 15 Mar - 23 Apr '20

498

373

373

Keio Plaza Tokyo Hotel

01 Jan - 31 Dec '19

668

416

394

New Otani Garden Tower

01 Jan - 05 Jan '19, 26 Apr - 09 May '19, 29 Sep - 11 Nov '19, 27 Dec '19 - 05 Jan '20

742

579

478

06 Jan - 25 Apr '19, 10 May - 28 Sep '19, 12 Nov - 26 Dec '19, 06 Jan - 28 Mar '20

660

498

394

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

07 Mar '19, 28 Mar '19, 18 Apr '19, 09 May '19, 30 May '19

403

202

171

20 Jun '19, 11 Jul '19, 01 Aug '19

511

255

207

Georgetown

Penaga Hotel

01 Feb - 31 Oct '19

307

153

119

Kathmandu

Crowne Plaza Soaltee

16 Apr - 20 Dec '19

437

219

199

21 Dec '19 - 09 Jan '20

559

280

241

10 Jan - 20 Apr '20

458

228

207

SINGAPORE

Singapore

Parkroyal on Beach Road

01 Feb - 31 Oct '19

545

283

242

THAILAND

Bangkok

Royal Orchid Sheraton

18 Jan - 31 Mar '19, 01 Nov - 13 Dec '19

370

185

166

Chiang Mai

The Rim Resort

Phuket

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

VIETNAM

Hanoi

Melia Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh City Sofitel Saigon Plaza

01 Apr - 31 Oct '19

311

155

146

20 Jan - 27 Dec '19

336

168

146

11 Jan - 28 Feb '19

1004

502

430

01 Mar - 31 Mar '19

654

327

275

01 Apr - 31 Oct '19

367

184

179

01 Nov - 24 Dec '19

565

283

245

25 Dec '19 - 10 Jan '20

1667

833

651

01 Jan - 28 Dec '19

336

168

148

01 Jan - 28 Dec '19

360

179

151

All rates include buffet breakfast  * Includes dinner  # An additional supplement applies on Saturdays and public holiday periods Conditions: Extra hotel nights should be booked at the time of your holiday reservation; they are subject to availability and offered only in conjunction with the holiday you are booking. Space is limited and blackout dates may apply. Hotels may be subject to change. Prices are per person per night based on twin room accommodation with private facilities. Triple rooms are available in most hotels and these are generally double rooms with a foldaway bed. These rooms are suitable for guests travelling with children. All prices include applicable taxes and full buffet breakfast. Check with your Travel Agent for availability.

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TRAVEL INFO

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

REGISTRATION

All Trafalgar guests benefit from complimentary arrival and departure

Your Registration on MyTrafalgar

transfers on all holidays by shuttlebus, car or minibus, between

Every travel moment counts and to ensure that your trip runs effortlessly,

designated airports and hotels on the start and end day of your holiday.

as well as making sure we can contact you in the unlikely event of an

Trafalgar is also pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation when

emergency, we require all our guests to register before they travel. This is easily done online, in Manage MyBooking.

booked through Trafalgar. Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar

Registering takes only a few minutes and then you’ll be set for a trip of

no fewer than 21 days prior to the start of the trip. In the event of missed

unforgettable moments. Here’s what you’ll need to enter:

transfers due to flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control or guests not

1. Your contact details, such as email address and mobile number you will be travelling with

using this service, no refund is available.

2. Someone at home we can contact in case of an emergency

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.

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 Northern California.

ü Printed documents will be available on a request basis should this be

PERSONALISED GROUP TRAVEL Scheduled Departures Enjoy incredible savings for bookings of nine or more guests; the more

more convenient for you

MYTRAFALGAR

guests, the greater your discount. Call us to get a quote for your group

Enhance Your Experience on MyTrafalgar

and find out about our free trip policy too.

MyTrafalgar is an easy-to-use, interactive travel portal that connects you

Custom Groups

to your Trafalgar holiday before, during and after your trip.

Trafalgar can customise group trips to suit your specifications in any one

You’ll find all your itinerary details, be able to download your travel

of our worldwide destinations.

documents and chat with travel companions online.

Simply let us know where you want to go, your preferred hotel standard

Visit Trafalgar.com/MyTrafalgar

and any particular sightseeing that you’re interested in and we’ll create an itinerary filled with authentic experiences. However you’re travelling, with family or friends, or in a group that shares a common interest, whether it be the arts, food or history, we’ll make sure that you discover the true essence of your chosen destination. For more information, contact your local Travel Agent or the dedicated Trafalgar Groups team at 09 300 1550 or email groups@trafalgar.co.nz Note: Minimum numbers for custom groups vary from 10-20 people based on selected destination.

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

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GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION NZ$129PP By paying the NZ$129 per person 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 30 days from departure date from New Zealand. This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by Trafalgar only. It is not applicable to airline deals. The Cancellation Option fee is not refundable for any reason. If the New Zealand Government MFAT advice for the destination changes to either “High Risk - avoid all tourist and other non-essential travel”, or “Extreme Risk – we advise against all travel”, you may have your deposit and/ or payment refunded at any time or you will have the option to carry it over to another TTC holiday. 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 New Zealand due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded up to NZ$90 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 New Zealand 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 recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from New Zealand. Cancellation option fee is not refundable for any reason *Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply

CAN WE HELP YOU? Call Toll-free on 0800 GUIDED (0800 484 333) For a Trafalgar expert: travel advice, bookings, information or a helping hand. Monday to Thursday: 8.30am - 5.30pm Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm On-line 24/7: trafalgar.com for information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions Travel Agents: Please call us on 09 300 1550 or 0800 TRAFALGAR (0800 872 325) Monday - Friday normal business hours. Or, 24/7 on the agent section of our website.

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71 Countries

232 Handcrafted Trips

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Trafalgar is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation (TTC) and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

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